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About Me

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Hello Pigeon Racing World,

I just wanted to introduce myself; my name is Chris I created The Pigeon Insider to share my pigeon racing passion with the world, and to share my passion with the rest of the pigeon community.  

MyStory,
I personally got interested in pigeons a few years back, my uncle had a pigeon loft and as a kid he used to keep pigeons on the rooftop in brooklyn NY, after moving upstate he built a loft in his backyard and this is where I was first introduced to the world of pigeons. To be completly honest with you I really didn’t understand anything about it and I didn’t even see what he liked about it. Anyway a few months later he purchased a bird from Oklahoma and put it into his loft, about three days later he opened the door to the loft to feed his pigeons and the bird he just bought from oklahoma escaped. About one week later the breeder that he bought the bird off of called my uncle up and said “didn’t I sell you a bird” and he recited the band number my uncle responded “yea but he escaped from my loft last week” and the breeder said “well…he’s back!”
 
After escaping from my uncles loft in NY, the pigeon flew all the way back to oklahoma! I was completely floored and my passion for pigeons was born. Not only could I not beleive that the pigeon flew that far but it actually found his way all the way home. I was hooked from that moment on.
 
They really are amazing creatures I know first hand and that is why The Pigeon Insider was created. Please feel free to check out the site and comment we would really love to hear from you.

My Goal,

The goal of The Pigeon Insider is to help preserve and promote the pigeon racing sport and hobby as well as bringing awarness to the general public. I also hope that this site will help to educate pigeon fanciers. I haven’t been involved in pigeon racing for that long so I still have alot to learn but one of my favorite things to do is talk with champion and successfull fanciers which I have had the pleasure of doing and sharing what I learn from them along the way with the rest of you.

Again, my name is Chris and I look forward to meeting and hearing from you fellow pigeon fanciers, please feel free to contribute to this blog by commenting and posting I would really love to hear from you.

Thanks for visiting,

-Chris (Contact Me)

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119 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Chris,
    It seems to be very difficult to reach you about our dispute about the T shirt that I ordered which you have not yet supplied but paid for 6th June this year .It would seem that even with all of your promises to refund,which you can do with paypal using my email address,that you are finding it difficult to set the records straight.
    I am sure this episode is out of character for you but I still insist that I receive satisfaction with this transaction.

  2. Hey! I just left this messege under Tyson after the commit about him being a loooong time pigeon guy. How’s about some stories-pics of “pigeon rigs” the men & women who get them out to the release site on race day? Who are they??? THE PAY??? if any,The truck-trucks?? Anyone still shippin’ by rail??????Do you know the “Pigeon Pullman”?? I passed him on the Pa. turnpike the other day,NY plates, Fred Flintstone on the door. Are they guys like me who “donate” time???Be well Christobo, & happy halloween!

    1. RE Iron Mike Tyson the Pigeon Kid!

      Mike, if you ever read this, your brotherhood of pigeon fanciers gets a big kick out of the fact you have the same… predisposition to LOVE our flying friends- their whistling wings, their cooing and kissing, their strut and their drive.

      Live long Mike! Wish we could get together and jaw about our birds!

  3. Hi, Chris,
    You are doing a great job for the pigeon fanciers, for the pigeon sport. Congratulations!
    Chris, is it possible to correspond with a long distance fancier?
    All the best to you and to all,
    Mircia Dobrin
    [email protected]

  4. watz up chris your website is something i was looking for raced in new york now in florida and your website is really going to help me alot
    thanks looking forward

  5. hola,
    soy de santa rosa la pampa – ARGENTINA, ylos felicito por todo este trabajo.
    saludos.
    juanidiart

  6. Chris, I’m from Australia, your site is one of the best pigeon sites in the world, good info and informative, i’ll be checking in regularly, thanks.

  7. My young pigeons are having sickness in the top of the beak its yellow color and they
    Don’t eat only drinking water and they expire within one or two days.
    Can you please help.

    1. Chris, I would appreciate your views on the fo;;owing feeding regime for racing pigeons sprint or distamce: Tic beans, wheat, barley and green peas. This mixture is also fed to my youngbirds when they start racing.

    2. Friend- Your pigeons have Canker- It is a Protozoal infection preventable and curable if caught early enough. When it kills your bird it has progressed well beyond the inside of the upper mandible. It may be seen to close off the esophagous embedding itself in the throat and lungs. A remedy we used to have was Spartrix. Follow this for more information:
      http://www.pigeons.biz/forums/f6/my-pigeons-has-canker-urgent-12105.html

      And here is a good site for investigating pigeon health issues:
      http://pigeons.taylorschoice.co.uk/pages/Pigeon_Health_Problems_and_So

    3. Khalid- Your birds have Canker, a yellow, cheesy Protozoal that spreads through feeding of young. Separate out all infected birds. If it is killing them it has progressed well beyond the mandible and is likely choking the esophagous and spread to the lungs. It can also spread through the digestive track and starve the birds. We used to treat with a product called Spartrix. There is also a product called Emtryl.

  8. Chris,
    It was nice to read about you. I am currently the race secretary for the KY club here in Kentucky. We are based in Richmond, Kentucky. We were excited to get back the old Charles Heitzman bands for out club, “KY.”
    This year we set a record from 100 miles, having two light red check sions home the distance in 75 minutes. It was a gorgeous toss from the top of Rarity Mountain in Tenn. and we had a perfect 25 MPH tailwind.
    Also, we had 33 birds released from below Orlando, Florida, 700 air miles, on August 8 of this year. To make the story short, we got a silver ylg. Sion hen in one day and a half–this setting a new record for such distance in KY. And six weeks later, we got a BB YB Sion hen in. Incredibly, this was a YB—a bird less than one year of age coming back from 700 miles; I believe, possibly an unofficial record of such. I’m calling her “BABY SIX WEEKS.”
    THE KY is flying in 3 races this year outside our own club: THE LKY ONE LOFT RACE, THE MIDWEST1 LOFT RACE in MINN and THE AU RACE IN OKL. Our one entry is with Randy Goodpasture of The World Of Wings Loft.
    Our goal is to have solid 500 mile YB races and 1,000 mile yearling and OB races and we hope to improve on them with each year.

  9. Hi Chris

    Thanks for site.There is much i’ve learnt in the time i’va visited this site!!

    Keep up the good work.

    Dale

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