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Understanding Breeding and Genetics Part 1

Understanding Breeding and Genetics Breeding good racing pigeons can be accomplished without any knowledge of genetics. Just think; how would the stockmen of years gone by, who did not have an inkling of genetics, have bred their livestock? Theirs was…

3 Tips for Selecting Breeders

From the very beginning the selection of breeders has been fascinating for me plus rewarding in meeting top flyers in different parts of the world. Like any other subject matter, Pigeon Graders, there are several good ones in America, have…

How to Pair Your Pigeon Breeders—Part 3

How to Pair Your Pigeon Breeders—Part 3 In this final article of our three-part series on how to pair your pigeon breeders, we will touch upon line-breeding and inbreeding. We will conclude with details on how to calculate inbreeding coefficients.…

How to Pair Your Pigeon Breeders—Part 2

How to Pair Your Pigeon Breeders—Part 2 In the second part of this series on how to pair your pigeon breeders, we will discuss the issue of genetic links and how this factors into producing successful birds for your loft.…

How to Pair Your Pigeon Breeders—Part 1

How to Pair Your Pigeon Breeders—Part 1 The serious pigeon fancier is always working to improve the performance of his loft and, for that,  knowledge of how to pair pigeon breeders is essential.  In this three-part series of articles, we…

Factoring Genetics into Racing Pigeon Breeding

Factoring Genetics into Racing Pigeon Breeding Learning and understanding the genetics of racing pigeons is crucial to the successful breeding of the birds.  There are genetic traits that you know desire and need to introduce to the gene pool of…

How Do You Pair Your Breeder’s – Part Two

How Do You Pair Your Breeder’s – Part Two I like to pair my birds so that there’s always a genetic link between two pigeons. The studies I‘ve done on the subject really back this up. I’ve spent countless hours…

Embryonic Death in Racing Pigeons

Embryonic Death in Racing Pigeons The normal rate of embryonic death in the incubating eggs of racing pigeons is about 5%. If you are dealing with a death rate above that, you need to investigate possible causes of why the…

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