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Slow Crop in the Racing Pigeon

Addressing the Problem of a Slow Crop in the Racing Pigeon A slow crop in the racing pigeon is a disorder that can not only interfere with the performance of the bird but it can also be an indicator that there is something medically wrong. In this article, we will look at the function of […]

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Digestion Process in Pigeons

Digestion Process in Pigeons After you have eaten a large meal at home or at a restaurant all you want to do is relax on the couch. What better way to enjoy a full stomach than to just sit and do nothing, maybe have a nap. Sometimes I want to have a game of table […]

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Recognition Of Physical Attributes of Racing Pigeons

Recognition Of Physical Attributes of Racing Pigeons It has become obvious over many years that although all pigeons have similar physical attributes, variations in these inheritances will enhance the capabilities to make some more capable athletes than others. Also some will be more capable of passing these enhancements down from generation to generation. This has […]

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*Video* Evaluating Pigeons

Here’s an excellent video from Dr. John Lamberton, he gives us an overview of what to look for when evaluating our pigeons in our hands and how to pick the best racers possible. Some key points to look for, Feel for bouyancy Feel for feather thickness and roundness of the wing Flat breast Feathers should […]

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Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 6

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 6 Toward the end of a very long or tough day, we see that he situation regarding the fuel supplies within the two types of muscle fibers has changed remarkably. If we look again at the red and white fibers, we see that the large white fibers […]

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Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 5

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 5 It has been shown experimentally that within minutes after release, all of the glycogen reserves in the white fibers are completely exhausted, and for all practical purposes, their activity virtually stops for the moment, as a result of this depletion of fuel. In fact, these experiments […]

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Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 4

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 4 As a reserve fuel for flight, fat has definite advantages over carbohydrate and protein. For example, one unit of fat liberates as much energy as equal amounts of carbohydrate and protein put together. One gram ( about 1/30th of an ounce) provides about 9,300 calories of […]

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Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 3

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 3 On the other hand, we note that the large individual white fibers have relatively few blood vessels running over their surfaces and that they have a very poor capacity to use oxygen, the burning of fuel, the burning of fuel, because they contain very little myoglobin. […]

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Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 2

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 2 Another important fact to realize is that, in birds, there are two basic types of muscle, based on the color and function of these muscles. The first of these is white muscle such as that seen best in the pale breast muscles of the domestic chicken. […]

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Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 1

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 1 As increasing amounts of literature about pigeons become available, it follows that there are many more informed fanciers than ever before. Scientific principles in the nutrition, breeding, racing, and indeed all aspects of the sport are much more evident even though there are many fads and […]

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