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PostSubject: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:20 pm

What is everyone's favorite 'strain' of birds? Seems like Dordins are not raced anymore.have
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:03 pm

I prefer shorter races hal, I had the janssens but bought the staf van reets, so will be trying those in 2017.

I remember the dordins years ago, nice looking blues they were, don't seem to hear much of them now....
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:08 pm

Van hee for me good all rounders but excel at the distance cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:31 pm

I like the old grooters mainly because my grandfather raced these and they hold fond memories Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:55 pm

Had both dordin and grooters good birds but I like the Jansen base pigeons
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:24 am

I guess it depends on whether you are talking about birds of today - or birds from years ago.

If you are talking about modern birds - I think the Geerinckx are hard to beat - BUT it will take then two years to come into their own. 

If you are talking about types that had stood the test of time - I think you have to go a long way to beat the Deweerdt strain.

But then again, they need time to mature.
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:24 am

Our best has been the dhanhens so have to be my favourite I suppose
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:01 am

at the end of the day what ever the strain of bird you like or use , it is only as good as the fancier that races them ? scratch cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:00 am

that's true enough edgie, but having said that, most pigeons are no good anyway....regardless of who the fancier is.
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:02 am

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that's true enough edgie, but having said that, most pigeons are no good anyway....regardless of who the fancier is.
disagree david more bad fanciers than pigeons , its just that the birds get the blame for fools ?
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:07 am

yes I agree about that to a certain point, they do get the blame for a fancier being crap.....but just on the % of birds bred, and winners bred it tells us most pigeons are no good.

if pigeons are all treated and managed exactly the same , by the same fancier, they don't all win....some never achieve anything all there life, and the % of no hopers is always greater than the % of winners.

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:10 am

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yes I agree about that to a certain point, they do get the blame for a fancier being crap.....but just on the % of birds bred, and winners bred it tells us most pigeons are no good.

if pigeons are all treated and managed exactly the same , by the same fancier, they don't all win....some never achieve anything all there life, and the % of no hopers is always greater than the % of winners.

good point david now I know where kim went wrong lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:32 pm

I bet a lot of good birds are disposed of in the wrong hands
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:18 pm

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I bet a lot of good birds are disposed of in the wrong hands


yes there is that to consider too ray.....
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:19 pm

edgie wrote:
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yes I agree about that to a certain point, they do get the blame for a fancier being crap.....but just on the % of birds bred, and winners bred it tells us most pigeons are no good.

if pigeons are all treated and managed exactly the same , by the same fancier, they don't all win....some never achieve anything all there life, and the % of no hopers is always greater than the % of winners.

good point david now I know where kim went wrong lol!


the tip is edgie, have your loft 3ft deep in sh*te and never clean out........do this and the prizes will come....... Razz Razz lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:04 pm

Has to be Janssens for me
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:09 pm

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David wrote:
yes I agree about that to a certain point, they do get the blame for a fancier being crap.....but just on the % of birds bred, and winners bred it tells us most pigeons are no good.

if pigeons are all treated and managed exactly the same , by the same fancier, they don't all win....some never achieve anything all there life, and the % of no hopers is always greater than the % of winners.

good point david now I know where kim went wrong lol!


the tip is edgie, have your loft 3ft deep in sh*te and never clean out........do this and the prizes will come....... Razz Razz lol! lol!
ha right david that's why I have not done so well this year I cleand the buggers out lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:28 pm

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yes I agree about that to a certain point, they do get the blame for a fancier being crap.....but just on the % of birds bred, and winners bred it tells us most pigeons are no good.

if pigeons are all treated and managed exactly the same , by the same fancier, they don't all win....some never achieve anything all there life, and the % of no hopers is always greater than the % of winners.

good point david now I know where kim went wrong lol!


the tip is edgie, have your loft 3ft deep in sh*te and never clean out........do this and the prizes will come....... Razz Razz lol! lol!
ha right david that's why I have not done so well this year I cleand the buggers out lol!

No Edgie the reason is you fly against the grain scratch and your pigeons have a 40 mile extra mileage every race day plus all the shit still caked on there feet lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:41 am

the sh*te is baked on like cement boots don.........its weighing them down lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:42 am

Maybe but they are strong willed birds
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Strain of Birds.   Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:22 am

David wrote:
the sh*te is baked on like cement boots don.........its weighing them down lol!

I know David been trying to tell Edgie but I'm only the apprentice lol! lol! lol! lol!

Wink Wink I KNOW NOTHING;) Wink
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