The weather has improved here in
the bay area. We are finally having some dry days. We haven’t been able to get
much done with the loft addition due to all the rain we have gotten here. The
area where the new addition will be, has a loft in the way that has to be moved
and that will been done this week. Then I will be able to really get moving on
the addition. The addition should take about 3 weeks. The existing loft is ready
We have only 59 perches left!
The birds are coming in daily.
We have taken in 115 birds for the month of February. The quality of birds
coming in are looking good.
This is what happens when the
1. Birds get logged in the log book
2. Birds get an electronic chip
3. 9th and 10th flights are clipped
4. Birds get 1st vaccine of PMV/Pox/ Respiratory.
5. Each bird is given a canker pill.
6. Birds are observed in quarantine cages for 10 days.
7. Birds are given a PMV/Herpes vaccine and a Paratyphoid
8. Birds are then moved to the main loft.
We are very excited about this
coming season. Don’t be left out!
It was brought to my attention that some breeders noticed that I had 10 birds in the race under my name and was wondering why I have birds in the race. Let me explain what this was about. This year I will try GPS tracking on the birds to see the route the birds are taking home from training tosses and races. Since it would not be fair to attach the tracking system to some birds actually in the race I have a group of birds left over from last year’s season that I will use to attach the system to. For Winconpanion to register the bird’s arrival time it must be registered in the clock. Also, since each GPS chip cost $100 I thought that putting them on birds that made it thru all last year would better my chances of retrieving all my GPS chips. I have since changed the Loft name to “G P S Tracking”. I am very excited to experiment with the GPS tracking system this year. We all wonder what route the birds take when they don’t arrive on time. The key to this system is that the bird has to make it home for the chip to be retrieved to upload the info into a program that plots the bird’s route on google maps. I hope this answers any questions. I am only trying to gain more information on what our birds do when in the air and I know we all want more info.
Birds are coming in. We have 23 birds in this week and more coming every day.
We have only 118 perches left! It is going to be a very exciting year.
I would like to thank all the participating breeders for their ongoing trust and support
Time is flying! We are
already 8 days into the New Year. The
first birds will begin to arrive for the 2017 season in just over three weeks.
will be breaking ground on the Loft expansion as soon as the rain stops. There
are existing lofts to move and this process has begun. As the loft progresses, I will post updates
To date 487 perches have
been reserved and paid out of the 650 that will be available in 2017. If you haven’t
pre-paid your perches yet there are only
163 perches still available. As a reminder, the new loft addition will
accommodate a total of 650 birds. Don’t
miss out on this opportunity.
With retirement from my
home remodeling business, I now have the opportunity to dedicate even more time
to the SFBATC. I have the ability and relentless
focus to strive for and ensure a standard above all other races. Of utmost importance is bird health, successful
race returns and consistent communication to and with breeders.
Stay tuned for more
updates and always feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Good Afternoon Breeders,
Race #2 is in the books, it turned out to be a very
difficult race. We released 316 birds and after two days we only clocked 218
birds. I don’t know what happen. The wind was calm most the way accept for the
final 30 miles they encountered a 25 mph side wind that may have blown them a
little off course. When the birds did start to arrive birds came from every
direction high and low.
Congratulations to the first drop that included 8 birds:
(first in clock winning the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Classes)
Jb & D
Juanich (2 Birds)
Huan Qiu Zhang
Tonight is shipping for Race #3 of our 4 race series, 240 miles,
just north of Weed CA. There is a prize of $4,000 to the first drop.
This week we wanted to do a 40 training toss on both Monday
and Wednesday but there was weather issues on Monday so we took the birds 50
miles on Wednesday only. The toss should have been a easy toss with no issues
but that was not the case. The birds came scattered.
Good luck to all