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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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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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Embryonic Death in Racing Pigeons

Embryonic Death in Racing Pigeons The normal rate of embryonic death in the incubating eggs of racing pigeons is about 5%. If you are dealing with a death rate above that, you need to investigate possible causes of why the fertile eggs are failing to hatch. Many fanciers think that salmonella is the cause but […]

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Care of the Abandoned Racing Pigeon Hatchling– Part 2 Feeding

Care of the Abandoned Racing Pigeon Hatchling– Part 2 Feeding Feeding the Pigeon Hatchling Before you begin to handfeed the pigeon hatchling, you’ll need to create an artificial beak. You can do this by taking a syringe and cutting of the needle attachment at the end. The diameter of the opening should be large enough […]

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Culling Unproductive Flyers and Breeders (part2of2)

Article Provided by Bob Prisco In both the racing and breeding loft the true value of a pigeon will be found only by actual results (good and bad), either by flying or by the quality of the young it produces.  If a bird cannot help you to improve your results in the flying or breeding […]

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Culling Unproductive Flyers and Breeders (part1 of 2)

Article provided by Bob Prisco Culling is a procedure that is easy for some, hard for others and impossible for many fanciers. Each fancier must identify the goals for his loft that he wishes to achieve before he knows which birds he needs to save and which he needs to eliminate or cull. Also, these […]

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