Archive for November 14th, 2009

*Video* Pigeon Grit Mixing

Dennis from Hawkbait lofts is back and this time he shows us how he mixes his grit. He starts off with a commercial grit mix which consists of Granite, Minerals, Charcoal and Oyster Shell to this he adds… A little more Oyster Shell about 1 cup (excellent calcium source) Then he adds 1 tablespoon of iodized […]

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*Video* Feed Mixing for Breeding Racing Pigeons

In this video Dennis Weinreich of Hawkbait lofts shows us how he mixes feed for his breeders. He starts off with a 15% commercial pigeon feed mix that you can get at any feed supply and to that he adds… 1 cup Maple Peas 1 cup Safflower 1 cup 16% chicken pellets (helps to raise […]

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American Racing Pigeon Union History and Origin Part 4

American Racing Pigeon Union History and Origin Part 4 Current Era Restrictions prohibiting the keeping of pigeons were unforeseen in 1909, when many homes had stables housing horse and buggy. Today, ordinances and other governmental restrictions are a limiting factor on the growth of the racing pigeon sport. Despite population increase, membership has not varied […]

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Amercian Racing Pigeon Union History and Origin Part 3

Amercian Racing Pigeon Union History and Origin Part 3 A meeting was held on August 2, 1909, in Washington, chaired by D. C. Buscall, at which an organizational committee was appointed, comprised of seven fanciers who had written articles advocating the principles of the new entity. Buscall prepared a draft of proposed rules and an […]

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Origin and History of the American Racing Pigeon Union Part 2

Origin and History of the American Racing Pigeon Union Part 2 In 1891, Fred Goldman formed a “League of American Homing Clubs” which excluded individual members. In December of 1893 the League and the Federation were reunited under a “National Federation of American Homing Pigeon Fanciers.” Goldman, who has been called the father of the […]

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American Racing Pigeon Union | AU | ARPU

American Racing Pigeon Union | AU | ARPU The American Racing Pigeon Union or AU, ARPU as some call us is the largest organization devoted to pigeon racing. The organization has approximately 700 affiliated clubs around the country and over 10,000 members. It is the friends and mentors you’ll find in the local club that can enrich […]

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American Racing Pigeon Union | AU | ARPU

American Racing Pigeon Union | AU | ARPU The American Racing Pigeon Union or AU, ARPU as some call us is the largest organization devoted to pigeon racing. The organization has approximately 700 affiliated clubs around the country and over 10,000 members. It is the friends and mentors you’ll find in the local club that can enrich […]

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American Racing Pigeon Union, Origin and History Part1

The origin and history of American Racing Pigeon Union Part 1 To appreciate the reasons for the formation of the American Racing Pigeon Union, you must first know something about the history of pigeon racing in the United States. In the 1860s, homing pigeons were imported from Europe. By 1872 the first club was formed […]

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