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Salmonella – An Old Bacteria that is Still Very Hot

March 21, 2017
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Salmonella – An Old Bacteria that is Still Very Hot

  Pascal Lanneau – Veterinarian Kerkstraat 21 8552 Moen, Belgium Tel: 0032 56 649143 Email: pascallanneau@skynet.be   Salmonella or paratyphus, most fancier think this is only present in lofts that are dirty, where there is no hygiene, the fancier doesn’t take care of his pigeons, and plenty of fanciers think that this can’t be...

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YOUNGBIRD and BREEDING AUCTION

March 6, 2017
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YOUNGBIRD and BREEDING AUCTION

YOUNGBIRD and BREEDING AUCTION Sponsored by NORTHEAST JUNIOR FLYERS Can the count on you? This auction is our main fund raiser. This year, the auction also celebrates our 15th Anniversary as a club! This auction supports out Loaner Loft Program. We have 31 lofts in use and we have 4 in major need of...

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Questions Surround 2016 AU Convention.

February 28, 2017
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Questions Surround 2016 AU Convention.

Unfortunately, this convention will likely be remembered as the worst convention in living memory. Right from the beginning, it was apparent there were problems with the host organization’s ability to organize and manage an event of this magnitude.  This was evident in the failure to recruit and or accept volunteer help, ever- changing contractual...

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Pigeon Talk: Three Styles of Flying Widowhood.

February 17, 2017
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Pigeon Talk: Three Styles of Flying Widowhood.

By Alex Bieche bieche@biechelofts.com There can be several different styles or twists to flying widowhood. I will cover the three forms of widowhood that have worked very well for me or other flyers. In all three cases we never road train the cocks once the races start. A friend of mine, Marc Massaro, several...

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Dick Earthman

February 9, 2017
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Dick Earthman

It’s with a great deal of sadness I report the passing on Dec. 15th of a dear friend, Dick Earthman of Las Vegas, NV. It’s close to 38 years ago not when I first met Dick. I had been involved in field training bird dogs and would purchase pigeon for training purposes. The person...

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Eye Sign Photo Manipulation

February 7, 2017
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Eye Sign Photo Manipulation

For as long as pigeon fanciers have kept, raised, and competed with their beloved birds, the debate about whether ‘Eye Sign’ is just a theory or something else has raged. The volumes that have been written in support of using ‘Eye Sign’ as a grading and or condition tools are too numerous to list....

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US SAMDPR Initial Inventor and Final Race Basketing Numbers

February 3, 2017
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US SAMDPR Initial Inventor and Final Race Basketing Numbers

The United States is in a good position to win top honors in the 2017 South Africa Million Dollar Pigeon Race (SAMDPR) again this year. In 2016, Mike Ganus of Granger, Indiana won 1st SAMDPR Final Race with his now famous hen (15-GFL-267) “Laura is a Big Winner Today.” In this years contest, the...

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A Visit with Frank McLaughlin

January 11, 2017
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A Visit with Frank McLaughlin

By Gary Berthiaume bgaryandjudy@gmail.com Let’s clear something up right at the beginning. You don’t ask for chowder, it’s chowdah and you’re not in Boston, you’re in Bahstun. Okay, now you know where we went and what we wanted to eat when we got there. So remember to mentally add the inflection as you read...

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Important Health Alert

January 7, 2017
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Important Health Alert

Several days ago we posted an article written by Jerry Gagne, owner of Foy’s Pigeon Supply and former National Pigeon Association (NPA) president, titled THOUSANDS OR PIGEONS DIEING- WHY?. His article shed light on the possibility of a ‘new disease’ or ‘virus’ that’s been reported across several states and countries that was first reported...

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RAMBLING MEMORIES – “YESTERYEAR”

January 6, 2017
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RAMBLING MEMORIES  – “YESTERYEAR”

Greg McKnight Anaheim, California USA Email gregmcknight92804@msn.com In my file cabinet I located a minute’s & receipt book dated from 1921 to 1947 for the Los Angeles Pigeon Club given to me by the late Mel Ofria a signal corps veteran. As I review the names in this journal I think back of many...

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