Archive for March, 2011

Taking on Tyson – Episode Three

Taking on Tyson – Episode Three – “The Birth of Team Tyson” Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Click here to watch all the episode’s

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Medicating Racing Pigeons

Medicating Racing Pigeons Requirements for medicating racing pigeons differ depending on each fancier’s specific situation. There is no hard and fast rule for medicating. Overall, medication should be given only if there is a specific reason for doing so. Situations in Which to Medicate For fanciers who raise pigeons simply for their own personal enjoyment, […]

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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. Inbreeding and Line Breeding While line breeding is our preference for the majority of our […]

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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. Genetic Links Research studies have proven that pairing pigeon breeders that are linked genetically yields […]

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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 will discuss various considerations in pairing pigeon breeders. Evaluate Your Racing Performance Season To know […]

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Taking on Tyson – Episode Two

Taking on Tyson – Episode Two – “Mike Get’s Ready to Rumble” Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Click here to watch all the episode’s

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Taking on Tyson – Episode One

Taking on Tyson – Episode One – “Mike’s Homecoming” Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Click here to watch all the episodes

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Factoring Genetics Example – The Meulemans Pigeons

Factoring Genetics Example – The Meulemans Pigeons To set the stage for this example, the Meulemans pigeons are a combination of the Janssens and the Huyskens. And the Van Den Bosch pigeons are some of the original birds of the Huyskens van Riels.   In the 1970s the renowned “Golden Couple” were paired in the […]

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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 your loft. You need to know just what you want. Another important area is in […]

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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 studying genetic percentages. I’ve found that there seems to be a common denominator between 28% […]

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