I hope your enjoying the website, as much as I am enjoying making it! 🙂 and I really want to get to know you better, I also really want to get a good feel of your comfort level with pigeons this way we can continue to bring you more informative content that better suits your needs.
So in this weeks discussion of the week I would like to know…
If you had to classify your knowledge of pigeons how would you classify yourself? would you classify yourself as a beginner, intermediate, advanced or expert? and why would you classify yourself as that?
It would also be great if you can add into your comments how long you have been involved with pigeons as well for example 1year, 20years etc.
So go ahead and post your comments by clicking here.
I am really looking forward to hearing from you and getting to know you better!
Yours in the sport,
Discussion of the week, How Would You Classify Your Knowledge of Pigeons?
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221 thoughts on “How Would You Classify Your Knowledge of Pigeons?”
I would definitely say that I am a beginner. I just started my loft, presently have(6) birds that I have settled well to flying and using the trap door. I am still learning and your site has shared with me a lot of information that certainly has help. Important information on feed , which to my surprise I was giving my birds not the very best. Changes have been made, thanks to everyone for posting, I also have a male who seems to the alpha or bully as call him , but getting that uncontrolled. I want I have learn is there is a lot to learn to maintain a healthy and happy flock, and helps with reducing my stress just watching them fly.
My introduction to pigeons began in the early 60’s
Met Mr. Pensome in the 60’s in South Central Ca. Although I did not know much about him , I was just a Kid Hanging out in the (Hood) what I do remember is that he would give birds away to the locals. Many years Later had the pleasure to meet Jerry Higgins who personally gave me birds. Learned a lot from Higgins. Pigeon man for life.
I once knew nothing about pigeons. I raised pigeon for 5 years who we rescued at about 4 months old with a torn up wing. I discovered he was a feathered human. He taught me about pigeon behavior and a pigeon’s understanding of us humans. He could recognise a Dunkin Donuts box when you walked in the door with it. He liked to eat the chopped peanuts off the butternut donuts. He excitedly greeted my father (who had babysat him for a week) when he hadn’t seen him in 6 months. He jumped onto my husband’s lap at night and pulled his fingers to say “pet my neck.” I gave him to a pigeon breeder, when I was relocating. It was love at first sight for both of them. I adore pigeons, knowing their innocent minds an hearts and their struggle for survival. For the last 5 years I feed a flock of 16 pigeon pals every afternoon on the beach. Onlookers are astounded at how they celebrate my arrival and how trained they are. If I can ever have a housepet again it would be a pigeon.
total beginner. went gun hoe in November and got 12 hens and 12 cocks. I have an 8 bird kit coming soon. just built a 10×12 breeding loft and soon to start a racing loft.
I have been breeding pigeons for seven years, the breeding side is what I am interested in.
I have kept pigeons for over 50 years I stoped racing them over 20 years ago as I started convoying the birds to races and simpleY stoped
Hi, I have been racing with pigeons for almost 40 years and not without success. So I could say that I already have extensive experience. The last 15 years only the international flights, say above 900 km.
Have won many champion titles, ace pigeons and national races. Pigeon sport is a complex subject. As far as I am concerned, the knowledge of the enthusiast is of decisive importance. But the quality of the pigeons (suitable for their assignment), the quality of the loft, feed, training, breeding methods … are also important.
But again, these are all matters that an experienced enthusiast can control. If the pigeons are not good > then look for better ones. Good pigeons purchased and no decent performance yet, then look for it in your loft… (bad pigeons in a good loft perform better than good pigeons in a bad loft!) Don’t make ventilation too difficult … if necessary, just remove the windows from your loft and replace them through wind-break-mesh and make it deep enough. Try to bring the morning sun into the loft through a good orientation, because a good loft is dry. Here in Belgium and all over Western Europe, all top lofts are South-East facing the front.
Breed good pigeons that have performed well for years. Winners give winners! So pair good X good.
Best wishes remain at the end of the year:
Despite all the current misery in the world, we wish everyone a Merry Christmas & a pleasant celebration of Old & New.
We trust that 2023 will be a good (pigeon) year.
Let’s start well ourselves by raising a glass and toasting all this together. It may go according to everyone’s liking!
Very much a beginner!
Not even one year, love my birds
Been racing pigeons on and off for the past 30 years. I would only consider myself intermediate in knowledge. Seems like the longer I race the less I know . I’ve seen so many fluff articles and bogus theories, please give me something factual. At least give me some good solid genetic facts.