We have officially started accepting birds for the 2017 season. This past week we received 39 birds and everyone is looking great. Upon arrival all birds are vaccinated for PMV & Paratyphoid. I will show a more detailed intake treatment of the birds next week. Our office looks like a drug store with all the vaccines and meds that have been delivered this week. As of today the birds in quarantine are working the traps if all goes well they will be moved to the main loft next Thursday.Remember if you want to win send your BEST! Look at the competition in this years race. This will be a very exciting series. We have a few ideas that we want to implement at the loft and will show you them once we finish and make sure it works. Our first shipment of Versa-Laga was delivered this week and we will be using the starter mix again this year until June when we will switch to the Junior mix . Jovati grit will be given daily as well as the Vita King minerals.We expect the birds to start arriving fast, remember we will only take the first 1400 birds that arrive or are pre-paid. Please ship your birds early in the week. Anything shipped after Wednesday may not get here by the weekend. Please remember to send Perch fees with your birds! When we have to call about money it takes time away from the birds. There are a few new flyers signed up that haven't flown one loft races before. If you have any questions feel free to call or email me. I am very excited for this season and what we have in store! This is going to be a very exciting and competitive series!
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End of FebruaryWe were going to start accepting birds March 1st, however we received a few phone calls today asking if they can ship this week. IF your birds are ready we will start accepting birds this week. The lofts were vacuumed today and with weather in the 60's & 70's today and tomorrow we were able to get a lot done and the loft is well prepared for your 2017 Champions.I must say we are very happy with the response we received this year for the 2017 race series. We have grown every year and will work just as hard to make the Hoosier Classic one of the best races in the country. We promise to take NO SHORT CUTS when it comes to your birds!My family and I just got back from the iPigeon Gala in Las Vegas last night. As usual iPigeon put on a very classy event. Mark Mourton handled the auction birds this year and had them in great condition. An auctioneer was needed this year and Jim Mundy from the Mayberry Classic stepped up and that boy sure can rattle off the numbers. As always it was great to see friends and meet new ones. This was the first year that we have taken our kids to the Gala. They were able to meet Mike Tyson and get a boxing glove signed to add to their collection. It eventually had to be removed from their possession as each of the boys tried the glove on and tried to beat the hell out of each other. A reminder to please call or send an email when you ship birds out so we can expect a phone call from the post office. Also, perch fees MUST accompany birds when they arrive if perches have not been pre paid. We have over 1800 birds registered and can only accept 1400, it is imperative that perches be paid when birds arrive. Perch fees are $200 per bird ($100 is applied towards 1st place prize). As always if you have any questions please feel free to call or email. We are looking forward to what we expect to be a very exciting and competitive series! Take Care,Jim
Only 20 days left until we start accepting birds for our 2017 season. Please make sure you are registered on the website before you ship your birds.$100,000 Guaranteed 1st PlaceWeekly UpdatesWeekly VideosMonthly Veterinarian ExamFull Time Loft ManagerLive GPS Tracking on Race DayAll Birds Vaccinated Twice for PMVWe only use the Best products Verse-Laga, Jovani Grit, Vita KingWe wish to Congratulate our friend Tom Schilling on winning the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race today! Tom is a fellow club member of ours and always competes on a tough level. The harder the race the better for T & J Loft. Congratulations Buddy! I know Big John is smiling down on you!!Have a Great Week,Jim
Well, March 1st is fast approaching and we are well underway with the construction of the new addition to the loft. We have moved to the inside of the loft with the construction. A few nice days in January helped with getting the outside finished. We posted a video on our YouTube page a few days ago showing the progress of the inside of the loft. If you click on the "photos" page on our website and then click "YouTube" link it will take you to all of our videos including the newest one. We have begun posting pre paid perches on the website for anyone that has either pre paid or left money from the 2016 series. If you see birds on the page they are only pre paid perches. We will being accepting birds March 1st, which is quickly approaching. Please remember that all perch fees are $200 per bird. Of that $200 we will be putting $100 towards the 1st Place Capital Prize. We will continue to stress that ALL birds need to have the perch fee with them when they arrive. There are 2 lofts that had prize money coming from the 2016 series and never sent a W-9. If you would like to apply the balance to this years race please contact us so we can mark perches pre paid for you.We will be attending the iPigeon Gala in Las Vegas in less then 2 weeks. Our children will be attending with us as well. I'm sure many of you know they are actively involved in the race when it comes to shipping and basketing birds. We look forward to meeting many new faces at the convention this year. Congratulations to Ado Family Loft on his BIG WIN in the Victoria Falls Race last weekend. We wish everyone the Best of Luck this Saturday in the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race. We have a few entries left ourselves. Good Luck and Have a Great Week.Jim