Sunday, 29 January 2012

A busy week!

It has been a very busy few weeks! Yesterday we had our club presentation in the afternoon followed by the Federation presentation in the evening. It was a very good night and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was quite nervous about collecting the trophy I had won earlier in the season but managed to do it without tripping over and making a fool of myself!
My Pigeon Pixels forum is taking a lot of my spare time up at present and the site is growing all the time. We had our 3rd show tonight - Young Cocks which was judged by Byran Williams (Williams Bros, Tredegar) and I came 2nd and 6th from the 45 entries to add to the 3rd I won last week when it was Old Hens and kindly judged by multi Combine winner and RPRA award winner James Willis.
In the loft the birds are quite happy and settled. I have 15 youngsters that are now rung and I have around 20 eggs. I have been in discussions with Eamon Wright (Shortcut Lofts) and I am pleased to announce we will be sending a small team over to his loft to have them tested for us against the massive birdage that competes in the NIPA. (Around 20-28,000!) I am also sending 4 youngsters to another huge household name in the world of pigeons that of B.Williams & Son who won the BICC this year! Hopefully by testing our birds out this way we can find out far more about them than trying to judge from our own races.
Until next time....

Friday, 13 January 2012

Seems like ages!

Seems like ages since I last updated. Just checked and it was well before christmas so I hope you all had a nice Christmas and New Year. I have been very busy lately with the website and this has been taking up most of my time. It has taken off very well lately ad any one wishing to join a very good forum please check us out. We also have an online directory and 0% commission auction site linked to the site.
In my own loft the birds are down on eggs at the moment with 6 having hatched, of which 2 will be rung today. I have not spent much time with the birds of late and I have been putting that right today with a few changes made to certain pairs who have not paired up in the racing loft. The biggest bonus is that I had 2 cocks that had paired together and I have split them up now and both now have new hens to pair to. I will be having another batch of between 10-14 eggs hatch now in the next week or so and breeding will then be in full swing. Hope your breeding season is going to plan!