The winter months
As soon as the winter months are approaching, many enthusiasts start making plans to pair up again. Finding new possible couples and re-pairing is usually an interesting activity. Also fitting in newly purchased pigeons.
Did you know that…..?
The moulting period is pre-eminently the period to take extra good care of the pigeons. Most fanciers know that the prices of the following year are partly made during the moult of the previous year. Yet there are still enough fanciers who don't take it all that seriously during the moulting period and leave the pigeons more or less to their own devices, to focus on other things. But especially during the moult it is important to support the pigeons well.
A few years ago, before the Corona era, I visited a pigeon association to examine the pigeons of the members. In a conversation beforehand, the chairman and a passer-by told him that he fed the remains that were left over from the youngsters and the racing pigeons to his breeders.
ransport of pigeons
The transport of the pigeons to the release points is a tricky subject. Conversations about this often turn into altercations. Those responsible for transportation usually do their best to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible. In that case, a comment or remark is quickly interpreted as criticism.