2017 Race Has Been Cancelled

News and Updates
Apr-11-2017
BIRDS SHIPPED TODAY, TUESDAY

TAR SYNDICATE, GENE TENBRINK,  WAREAGLE, WESSEL LOFT,

SCHOORS, WILTZ,

RACHEL OLIVIERRI,

 

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU BY TOMORROW IF YOUR SENDING A CHECK FOR FREIGHT AND THAT YOUR WANTING YOUR BIRDS BACK.

LAST CALL...........   THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

Apr-10-2017
BIRDS GOING OUT TODAY

111 loft, canto,redass, hosanna, tonyloft, walston,jacks loft  ,  john vance, adams loft

Apr-10-2017
SHIPPING MORE BIRDS THIS WEEK

Good day everyone;

 

today we begin shipping thebulk of the birds out that have been

requested.   final photos are being done for the website.

checks were mailed out and you should have them all by today.

 

thanks for your participation and good luck in the remaining

races going on .

Apr-01-2017
SATURDAY AROUND THE LOFT

Birds had a bath today.......nice warm weather.

clocks been on this entire time......not another bird home. (sad to say)

But, any birds arriving now and we will notify the owner if the clock is off.   We will go through the birds next week, i.d. them and get ready for shipping out.   send your tax info if you have funds coming please.  we want to get the checks out asap, ship the birds home and power clean the loft.  we will do photos while we are doing i.d.s on the birds.  I have not touched a bird since we scanned prior to the race and just have left them alone.

* please do not show up to get your bird w/o an appointment.  we need time to gather and go through the birds.  if you dont want your birds back , please email me stating that by the 5th of april.   if you have birds but no prize money to draw from.... please just paypal or send us a check (but let us know what your doing).  

 

we will update this message board again as we move forward.   thanks again for your kind participation in our races.

Mar-30-2017
WAS IT TOUGH? TRY FLYING THRU AND INVERSION AND SEE

well, weather forcasters cant predict it but a few years ago we had the very same conditions at winnerscup when we flew memphis 350 mi.

east course in oklahoma.   Only in that race I had to have wipers on for a good 40 miles from the drizzle.   Same scenario, first one hundred miles were great, clear, beautiful.......then the sky came to the ground and wipers.....very low overcast.......the last 90 miles it was clear but the wind was a killer...........  we had two drop first on that race but had much better daybird returns and great returns 2nd day.......but it was

difficult to say the least... I iknow some of you are still watching returns so I leave the clock "on"......does not hurt a thing but keeps everyone up to date on returns.  when we do turn it off, we will email you of any other bird returns.   As a breeder myself, it irks me when they turn the clock off so quickly........its not necessary.

The teams are eating well now, getting recovered and should get a bath tomorrow if its sunny/warm.  Rain expected now any minute as skies are very gray.  I will take photos this weekend when their feathers are all back in place and shining....   If anyone is interested in any birds that are not shipped back.......let me know and you can pay the freight.    I still have a few hens from last season that were left.  I use them in the loft with the new arrivals to settle them down and into an eating/drinking welcome.   Then later they go on the tosses with the birds early on......  rather a mundane lifestyle, but they seem to be

ok with the program.....

figuring winnings.......email me your tax i.d. if you can.   Remember we begin taking birds for the new Winnerscup series.....around the end of may.   

Mar-29-2017

THE POINTS ARE SET WITH THE 5PM DEADLINE NOW BUT WE WILL LEAVE THE CLOCK 'ON' SO THOSE BIRDS MISSING WILL SHOW AS THEY ARRIVE.  

I AM OPTIMISTIC THAT WE WILL STILL GET BIRDS TOMORROW.    I WILL BE BUSY TAKING PHOTOS AND FIGURING OUT FINAL PAYOUTS ETEC.  SO I WANT TO GIVE THE BIRDS A DECENT REST AND RECOVERY BEFORE WE ATTEMPT TO SEND ANY BACK.

WE WILL TAKE SHIPPING FREIGHT FROM PAYOUTS.

AGAIN IF YOUR BIRDS ARE NOT WANTED BACK, JUST LET US KNOW.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE WINNERS:

Nesler boys...avg. speed class.....

Daehn/Miele for regular avg. speed and top breeder

award as well....super pigeons.

Jack in santa cruz for his big red grizzle ...

And to Bieche lofts winner at this final....coming all alone......

 

 

Mar-28-2017
THE CLOCK

The clock stays on until 5pm tomorrow for those birds receiving points.

this will determine champion breeder and the ''b'' class winner.......

thanks for your patience.

 

 

 

 

Mar-28-2017
TODAYS CONDITIONS

The first 100 miles was clear/beautiful....not a cloud and no wind.

the 2nd 80 miles was a very low ceiling.  cars coming at me at headlights on......so the ceiling was pretty low, enough that there was

mist on the windshield but not enough for any wipers.  After that it was clear with lots of puffy clouds and further in the distance the clouds

were cumulus type and heavy in the distance.   no precipitation but headwinds the last 90 miles..........

 

 

Mar-27-2017
READY, SET, LETS GO!!

all I can say is "wow".......for the most part, the majority of the birds have perfect weight.  Onion skinned breasts, lots of visual on the capillaries......some oil spots on the wing and head on some.....

feather is great, lots of bloom....no bath this week.   I can truly say the pigeons that are going.....have what its going to take ...   no excuses.

 

Last weeks loss could have and I say that with caution on the 20 odd birds that never returned;  is that they could have been caught up with another racing flock.   its highly unusual for birds to make that speed and have a group to never return.  I say never, but I know at least 2 birds came back after one week.   Neslers 699 looked great with normal body weight.....(how could that be?)  but had a bruise on the rear breast area with feathers missing......no hematoma though.

He is scratched from the race.....Also scratched is RPM 626 who was

thin and looks like he just returned.    so, thats it folks, you have the list and as far as weather?  Looks good.  winds at start will be neglible until they get about halfway home and then winds will pick up from the south/southwest.   Should not be a problem.

once again, kindly check band numbers on the classes and correct my errors if any.  too late once we are releasing........

thanks again for all your patience and I hope you have enjoyed the series ......   We like to get checks out quick...if you owe, please send.

We will do photos and get those up like "Big Easy" soon.   Speaking of big easy.......folks, I gotta tell ya....this pigeon(cockbird) looks ready to roll......its gonna be a horserace to the finish tomorrow and I guess we will see which birds have the ' heart'......

Good luck to all of you......Smile

 

Mar-26-2017
TODAYS FLIGHT

Weather iffy as heck today..........................2 hour lock out...........best we can get and it will be fine......cant take chances losing a potential

money winner in the final as the front moved thru and left us with high

winds and alot of electricity  still in the air......

get your classes emailed in please............we are going to get tomorrow around 4pm.    The decision to go tomorrow for tuesday vs. wednesday is because thursday looks ugly.  in short, those late birds from a wednesdayrelease will have a hell of a time getting back.

tueday is a good day, giving the late birds a good shot on wednesday

to get home..(there are always late birds).   the slight chance of rain on tuesday is here at home but "If" it occurs, it will be early morning and clear by the time the birds arrive.   They will have a great start at Jacksonville and have great weather all the way.    I dont see any winds at their backs, mostly from the side and front out of the southwest.

more later.....

 

 

 

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