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PostSubject: Original featherfoot?   Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:27 pm

This one gson Merckx Continental breeding station.


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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:10 pm

looks a big strong bird that hall
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:59 pm

good looking cock hal what strain is it think the delbars were like that not sure
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:03 pm

Should be able to walk in your snow & icey conditions ok .
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:27 pm

Halcanada nice looking bird is the pigeon inbreed to the Merckx because of the feathered feet ???
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:15 am

Not my bird unfortunately. From a web site that features birds from Continental breeding station. Jannsen bird. I have the red ones from Tmak..
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:21 am

Going on what iv'e read & studied on the Janssen Base pigeons it was the Red pigeon that the Oldest bro brought back to the loft i believe 1919? carried the Gits blood ; & thats where the feather legs come from ;
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:23 am

Thanks for the info!
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:33 am

Your Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:25 am

Same colour minus the feather feet.


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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:35 am

Looks every inch a speed pigeon
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:47 pm

my grandfather had gits ...lovely birds ,hard as nails too
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:46 pm

I am a big fan of feather feet and have just introduced a few rom a top loft in the area, They are toey van reets 1 a yb he gave me has some and has just bred me a feather leg chequer, but the other is a pied and is covered, I will post a pic.
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:57 pm

nice looking bird hal........ Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:20 am

Oldstrain ;we still have the Gits ours go back to Donkern ; Queen & Ref C they were his older strain before he introduced the Soffles that produced the Feather legs thats around 1900 for memory ;Ours were imported in the 1890s from T W Thorugood from Sefton near Liverpool through his 26a etc which came from gits ;cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:39 am

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Oldstrain ;we still have the Gits ours go back to Donkern ; Queen & Ref C they were his older strain before he introduced the Soffles that produced the Feather legs thats around 1900 for memory ;Ours were imported in the 1890s from T W Thorugood from Sefton near Liverpool through his 26a etc which came from gits ;cheers

Shocked proper job ...you would not find any of that blood anywhere else I would not think,put a pair on board me next pirat ship that's upon your shores Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:55 am

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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:09 am

high velocity for a 500 miler eh ...wonder what wind it was though
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:44 am

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high velocity for a 500 miler eh ...wonder what wind it was though

I will have a stab O/S Wink Wink & even put my reputation on the line "What ever that is" here Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes & say it wasn't a head wind. Great to read these tales from the distant past etc & one can only admire the birds of that time & the owners that took up those type of challenges, in the early days. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:05 pm

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Oldstrain ;we still have the Gits ours go back to Donkern ; Queen & Ref C they were his older strain before he introduced the Soffles that produced the Feather legs thats around 1900 for memory ;Ours were imported in the 1890s from T W Thorugood from Sefton near Liverpool through his 26a etc which came from gits ;cheers

Shocked proper job ...you would not find any of that blood anywhere else I would not think,put a pair on board me next pirat ship that's upon your shores Razz

A bit of backloading O/S Wink Wink lol! lol! lol! after dropping off another load of pigeon sh**e Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes here I suspect. Now, I'm not quite as old as K bounce bounce 1900 era Smile Smile here, but I will throw a few on board, for the little pirat  which I've had since around 1972 & I will garuantee you would be embarrassed to put them in a basket on basket night etc with there feathers Wink Wink. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:40 pm

Funny you say put on a ship ; thats how they came out ;taking 3 to 6 months to get here ;how tough were the Oldblood back then ah ;cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:57 am

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Funny you say put on a ship ; thats how they came out ;taking 3 to 6 months to get here ;how tough were the Oldblood back then ah ;cheers

A hell of a lot tougher Smile Smile than the the ones that fly in now, here in air conditioned comfort I suspect K. XXX. My thoughts go back to the 19 hen mentioned by Hal & the travel conditions they all had to bare to get home from 500 odd miles around the time lol! lol! lol! you were born Wink Wink. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:50 am

Get it right i was Hatched from a Egg ?lol
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:02 am

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Get it right i was Hatched from a Egg ?lol


I could believe the above Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes lol! lol! lol! after all the tripe etc that flows here. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Original featherfoot?   Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:51 am

Never eaten tripe ; but they tell me is good ?lol
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