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PostSubject: First Race    Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:56 am

Hi all just after some advise for my first young bird race. my first young bird race is 100 miles from me. Would you send all your young birds to the first race. How can you tell when a pigeon is fully fit and in form or would it not show untill you race. Is there any reason you would leave a bird at home. Thanks for any help

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PostSubject: Re: First Race    Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:40 am

I would try and get them all in the first race john don't worry about form in ybs if they are flying well enough at home then they will be fit enough ....I only leave injured or moulting ybs at home
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PostSubject: Re: First Race    Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:43 am

yes I agree with Darren, try get them all to the first yb race if they are exercising well round home and coming well training....if for any reason some arnt fit to race ie injury etc leave them at home.
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PostSubject: Re: First Race    Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:49 am

Thanks lads I will try to get them all to the first race then. I got 1 yb here that i have not trained as it hit the roof top and broke a few bits. But he wont loft fly long and allways trys to get in the ob loft where i put him when he first got hurt. The rest are up to 20 miles now
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PostSubject: Re: First Race    Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:53 am

We'll be doing the same, all ybs that are training well will be into the first race, but, ours is Chepstow, about 60 miles and we are hoping to have ours trained upto 30/40 miles
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PostSubject: Re: First Race    Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:00 am

I never train more than 12 miles on my own safety in numbers these days
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PostSubject: Re: First Race    Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:03 pm

my ybs only ever went 12 miles before the first race last year, I took them every day my self, and the first race I would have taken the first 5 places in the club, but im sad to say they wouldn't trap, and sat on the loft roof looking at me.........(club sec lives 2 doors away and ferified this)

I think my problem was that because I trained my self, the birds were home before me, hence they wernt trained to trap properly........ Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: First Race    Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:38 pm

First race for me is 120 miles. Usually I do not send. Reason being there are great numbers of poorly trained birds milling around confused. Will have to send this year though as have too many. 40 plus.
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PostSubject: Re: First Race    Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:35 am

johnnorm2 wrote:
Hi all just after some advise for my first young bird race. my first young bird race is 100 miles from me. Would you send all your young birds to the first race. How can you tell when a pigeon is fully fit and in form or would it not show untill you race. Is there any reason you would leave a bird at home. Thanks for any help



For sure John - I would get them ALL in the first race. If you leave a few behind, it will be harder for them next time. Also, you need to race all your young birds every week if you can, so they all get the same chances and the same experiences.

In my opinion, Training is the key, give them plenty of tosses to get them on-line - don't forget to give them 1 or 2 tosses from the opposite direction, just in case there is a fly-past due to a quick race. and they get taken past your loft.

I know a lot of people only take they Y/B's as far as 25 miles - I took our out to 40 miles and sometime further than that. In the last tow year of me racing before, I won the young bird championship race, was top y/b flyer in my club two years running, normally clock the first 4 birds home every week. I am not say all this to show-off - just to say that my system worked for me at that time, but it may not work for everyone.

Young pigeons are like all young mammals - they can learn a massive amount, and at this stage, it is all about Education! You will loose a few, that is inevitable, but the ones that are left in the loft at the end of the season, will be the best ones!

As has been said before lots of times - "choose a plan and stick to it"

All the very best.

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PostSubject: Re: First Race    Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:45 am


like david and o/s i never train y/birds further than 12 mile Wink
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PostSubject: Re: First Race    Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:40 am

David wrote:
my ybs only ever went 12 miles before the first race last year, I took them every day my self, and the first race I would have taken the first 5 places in the club, but im sad to say they wouldn't trap, and sat on the loft roof looking at me.........(club sec lives 2 doors away and ferified this)

I think my problem was that because I trained my self, the birds were home before me, hence they wernt trained to trap properly........ Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

Reminds me of a bloke I know David Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes his birds first port of call is his gum trees etc lol! lol! lol! or maybe it should be Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad & when the wind is blowing a gale, they just hang on for dear life & dont give a sh*te bounce bounce for the poor bloke down below as such rattling his tin for enjoyment Smile Smile untill he reaches the stage of finaly throwing it at them so they at last get the message. cheers
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