Monday, 28 December 2009
Well the birds were paired up on Boxing day - 13 pairs in total. They are currently being locked in their boxes to ensure the pairs are fully aware of who their partner is. I let some of the birds out for the first time since racing on Christmas day, and tried to break a few of the stock birds that have been in for a while. I let out 4 that had not been out before and by nightfall all 4 were missing. 2 days later, 2 appeared back at the loft. I have managed to break 2 of my Europa birds which I purchased in 2008. So fingers crossed, these will be trained up with my 7 young birds that I had from last season. I also managed to break a youngster I purchased as well, so all being well will have a race team of 10 birds. 7 youngsters, 2 ex Europa birds and an untrained youngster. So I am happy with that. I have also started making plans to build my new young bird loft and aim to complete this come the end of January.
Posted by Richard Shepherd at Monday, December 28, 2009