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FAIRWAY LOFT’S “2nd Family”, “Kleine Dirk, Jr.”

February 7, 2013
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FAIRWAY LOFT’S “2nd Family”, “Kleine Dirk, Jr.”

As a fancier getting up there in years, I feel fortunate to have a special bird that makes me proud. My bird, Kleine Dirk, Jr., was the first direct off-spring off Koopman’s wonder bird to come to America. That was 10 years ago… and in the ensuing years, his descendants have truly made me...

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AU Lobbyist Speaks about PETA Allegations

January 19, 2013
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AU Lobbyist Speaks about PETA Allegations

At the request of the Loft Report, the American Racing Pigeon Union (AU) has posted the presentation made by AU Lobbyist Greg Smith during the 2012  National Convention in La Mirada, California. Greg discussed the recent PETA allegations made against the AU and AU officials. Watch Greg’s entire presentation by clicking on the YouTube graphic....

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Keeping the Birds Healthy During Racing

January 18, 2013
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Keeping the Birds Healthy During Racing

  By Dr. Colin Walker, Melbourne Bird Veterinary Clinic In a stock loft disease control is straight forward. Diseases present are identified and treated and new birds are treated prior to entry. In this way the stock loft becomes a mini quarantine station producing healthy babies from healthy stock birds each year. On the...

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Effective Drug Policies for Racing Pigeons

January 16, 2013
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Effective Drug Policies for Racing Pigeons

Written by: John Vance – loftmaster@racingpigeonmall.com Back in May of 2012, PETA released a “Sting” video about the racing pigeon sport, and for the very beginning, this video was full of misrepresentations and outright lies. However, in one part of the video, a club officer of one of the IF clubs in NYC area,...

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The Southern Dark System

January 14, 2013
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The Southern Dark System

Submitted by Bobby Brown As far as I know very few who live in the Southern United States if any use a dark system for pigeons. So why would I attempt to come up with a dark system that would work in the South? Actually I haven’t.  I have simply chosen the name because...

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2012 GHC Classic – Breeder Results

December 12, 2012
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2012 GHC Classic – Breeder Results

Gulfcoast RPC (GHC) Race Statistician Vernon “Champ” Young has published the 2012 GHC Classic results listing “handlers” and “Breeders”. Click image to view full breeder race report Lettellier and Son from the Maine won the 2012 GHC Classic with their bird IF-12-BID-470. Mr. Lettellier could not be reached for comment. “470” was raced by...

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Master Breeder Ed Minville – Made in the USA

December 12, 2012
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Master Breeder Ed Minville – Made in the USA

    The Loft Report

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Western Open – Winnemucca 2012

December 10, 2012
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Western Open  – Winnemucca 2012

500 Mile Battle from 1000 Miles Away!   By Steve Lawler  So, you release two long distance birds, going in opposite directions, from the middle of “nowhere” and they clock 3 minutes apart at the opposite ends of the continental United States……it sounds something like one of those legendary match race between Man o’War...

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Microbial Health PT-12 Bacteria for Life

December 8, 2012
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Microbial Health PT-12 Bacteria for Life

    The Loft Report  

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Bruce Gordon – Apex of Success

December 6, 2012
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Bruce Gordon – Apex of Success

Submitted by Ski Grabanski Back when I started flying pigeons some 35+ years ago, I was new to the sport. The big names back than were “Big Z” (Jim Zoellern), Lou Jansen, Don Whittle, Joe Johnson, Richie Lewis and Elwin Anderson who have all passed on and are now in pigeon heaven. I apologize...

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