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Pigeon Racing Systems; The Pros and Cons of Each

Old Birds Old bird systems are designed around motivation.    Cocks and hens are motivated by their love for home (security, food, shelter), their nest box, their mate, their eggs, etc. Natural system This system allows for the birds to mate…

Widowhood – Tips to Remember

When racing the widowhood system, you may notice that the cocks appear to lose interest or the hens act as if they want to start mating with one another, switch the sexes. Allow the cocks to sit on the perches…

May In The Loft

During this time of year in the sport, our attention turns to the old birds, especially to their health care and to their motivation for racing. In this article we are going to talk about a few things that you may…

Racing Pigeons on the Widowhood System

Racing Pigeons on the Widowhood System As the new racing season begins, many fanciers are racing pigeons on the widowhood system. Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to rev up your race birds for racing success.…

Widowhood Explained – The System

Article provided by Frank McLaughlin of Mclaughlin Lofts Frank’s Widowhood System #1.  The cocks should spend 30 minutes with hens the first few races before crating for the race.  They are left with the hens for two hours after a…

Widowhood Explained

Article provided by Frank McLaughlin of McLaughlin Lofts Widowhood racing has been around for nearly 80 years or more. When traveling in Belgium a few years ago I watched a film made in the 1930’s for the World’s Fair.  Racing…

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