We are almost done with accepting birds....waiting on 2 replacements from out of state. (High temperatures did not allow them to ship this week). Also, will be picking up a few replacements tomorrow in Chino. Outside of that we move on to the next phase.
We will pulling flights again late next week. We still have over 100+ to settle. This last group to be settled will be isolated for the next month...only being let out 1-2x a week. Once these babies are a little more mature will they join the rest.
Thanks to all of you who help and have supported this race throughout the years. Looking forward to new memories being made.
Happy Father's Day!!!
We pulled flights yesterday on the first 700. Another 500 will be pulled next week. The others will be pulled accordingly. As a rule for us, if 2 first flights have not been dropped then we do not pull. The birds are doing well. No serious issues...fingers crossed. We did experience a touch of Adeno with birds coming in and still in quarintine. Needless to say they never made the loft. Those breeders have been notified.
Please call if you have any questions or concerns.
Things have been going well here at the loft. We cut flights on the first 1200 birds. Replacements and the late birds coming in this week will be going natural. The overall health in the loft has been good. We will start pulling flights on the first 700 next week.
Thanks to all of you that help make this race such a special event. We appreciate all of you.
We have 3-5 breeders that called with their birds running late. No more new entries will be accepted.
***We stop taking birds including replacements 6/15.
Have a great week.
We are getting close to wrapping it up with new entries. There are still 80-100 birds expected to come. At the moment the birds are doing fair. Settling has gone well thus far. We still have another 150 to get situated.
Have a nice Memorial weekend.
Please call with any questions or concerns.
It's been wet and windy the last few days. Not a lot of action going on. Birds are doing ok. We will continue to exercise and settle birds 4-5 days a week.
**San Diego Club will be holding a celebration of life for Ron Steinbreener (7-11) May 20th at 11:00.
Birds that have been sent are doing very well. The weather has been been very nice which has made it great for good health. We will start posting weekly inventory next week.
Our San Diego Club will be having a celebration of life for Ron Steinbreener in Mid May. All are welcome. Date and time soon to be announced.
For those Breeders that are here in San Diego for the San Diego week of pigeon races, there will be a new race coming on board on Thanksgiving day 2019. It is the" Dehesea Valley Classic". Loft manager/owner is Ron Modem. Details of race soon to follow. Ron has been preparing for this race for the last couple of years. Again for this year he will be having training races so as to gain more experience with the course and handeling of many birds. There will be a cap on the number of birds he will take in. Those that participate now will be grandfathered for 2019. Ron's cell number is 619-994-1065.
Things have been pretty rough here in Southern California. We lost 2 true great pigeon fanciers the last few days. Bill Barger and Ron Steinbrenner.
Bill was our Souther California AU Rep. He traveled to all the local conventions trying to help promote the sport and keep things in order. Not to mention help run one of the most competitive racing clubs "Compton".
Ron is the main pioneer of One Loft Racing. He had a saying years before..The Triple Crown week, "Where the world of Racing Pigeons comes together". For those that have been here in San Diego that's what is. Friendships have started for more than 30 years because of the dream one person dedicatd his life too.
**Please note this marks the 30th year for the Triple Crown. The race will move forward with his son John and family fullfilling the dream of their father.
Both Gentlemen will be deeply missed. Thank you for all that you have done for us.
The youngsters that have been sent are doing well. At this point, birds are exercised 2-3 days a week. Health has been fine.
Starting next week we will start adding from the waiting list accordingly. Breeders that are running late with sending, please let me know.
We accept new entries until June 1st. Replacements are accepted until June 15.
Just a reminder.....For those sending birds to California Classic, please ship birds no later than Wednesday. Monday or Tuesday are the best days to mail. Shipping is 1-2 days normally. When mailing close to the weekend birds have been 4-5 days in the box.
We are 10 days away from accepting youngsters for the upcoming year. For all breeders, we ask that you review the rules. As the race has grown ,we have made a few adjustments towards our projected prize format. Our clocking procedure will remain the same.
The protocol for sending youngsters to the 2018 California Classic:
-All Breeders need to submit perch form along with perch fee
***Recommendation proir to sending your youngsters
1-2 days canker pill.
Youngsters eating on their own.
1-2 days ideal pill.
Vaccinate for PMV
We thank all of you that wish to be part of this race.
Please note.. come April 15 we will be adding names to the Breeders list from the waiting list and adding accordingly. If you are a Breeder and will be running late with sending please let me know. Accepting birds March 1st- June 1st