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The Great Pigeon Race Disaster of 97′

The Great Pigeon Race Disaster of 97 One of the great joys of science is the unexpected discovery of a wondrous ability in what you had thought to be a drab, uninteresting creature. This is why I have recently become…

The Heroic Story of Cher Ami

The Heroic Story of Cher Ami Prior to the age of electronic communication, pigeons were one of the most reliable forms of communication in existence. During World War I, pigeons carried thousands of messages that saved many hundreds of lives.…

Are Pigeons as Smart as Monkeys?

Are Pigeons as Smart as Monkeys? By Joseph Castro Published December 23, 2011 | LiveScience Pigeons may not be so bird-brained after all, as scientists have found the birds’ ability to understand numbers is on par with that of primates.…

Electrolytes

Electrolytes? Yes sir! Fanciers often ask me ‘what are electrolytes?’ Are they really useful and when  should I give them to the birds? Since it seems to intrigue so many I will give a short explanation but will not go…

Thoughts on Moult Part2

Thoughts on Moult Part2 In the previous article (Thoughts on Moult Part1) I expressed my doubts on many additives that help pigeons through the moult. But do you know in which I believe a bit so far? Sedochol! A firm,…

Thoughts on Moult Part1

Thoughts on Moult Part1 Honestly speaking I do not feel like writing this article at all. It is about the moult and it is all so useless and unimportant. I do not mean the moult, but what I have to…

Famous Pigeons Part 2

Famous Pigeons Part 2 KENLEY LASS KENLEY LASS was dropped into France with an agent codenamed Phillippe who was parachuted behind enemy lines.  In October 1040 Kenley Lass flew back to her loft, the first successful receipt of secret communications…

Famous Pigeons

G. I. Joe G.I Joe is one of the most famous pigeons in history, most noted for saving a thousand soldiers during WWII. During the month of October 1943, British troops were trying to advance on the German held Italian…

Helping the Moult (Molt)

Helping the Moult A good moult is generally seen as being necessary for a successful racing season next year. A smooth moult and perfect new feathers are signs of good health and good management during the moult. The moult heavily…

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