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Alex Cruz – I.F. Interview for 2012 Champion Flyer

February 27, 2013
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Alex Cruz – I.F. Interview for 2012 Champion Flyer

By: Charlie Barbiere, I.F. Publicity I was born in The South Bronx, N.Y. When I was about 15 yrs. Old I became fascinated with my neighbor who had pigeons in an empty lot cross the street. My mother later game me permission to have a window coop in my bedroom. As I got older,...

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FINAL 2013 SAMDPR Results!

February 20, 2013
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FINAL 2013 SAMDPR Results!

The South Africa Million Dollar Pigeon Race (SAMDPR) flew its “Million Dollar Race” on February 2, 2013 with 2, 793 pigeons competing from 36 countries. The birds were released from 553 km (343.62 miles) at 6am into clear skies and calm winds and 66 degrees. The 2013 SAMDPR winner was bred by Hans &...

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I.F. Registered Champions 2012

February 20, 2013
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I.F. Registered Champions 2012

By: Charlie Barbiere I.F. Publicity   Johnny Boy 2012 Registered Champion IF-10-SOF-4276 BB cock Bred & Flown by John Glemser As a yearling, the first race #4276 “Johnny Boy” won was 500 miles. He went on to win a 300 mile, 200 mile and a 250 mile race that same season. A full brother...

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I.F. Person of the Year 2012 – Mr. Jim Jenner

February 19, 2013
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I.F. Person of the Year 2012 – Mr. Jim Jenner

By: Charlie Barbiere I.F. Publicity Advocating for the pigeon and pigeon fanciers through words and pictures has been a life-long passion for Jim Jenner. His office in Philipsburg, Montana inundated with pigeon books and memorabilia from around the world. His efforts to create moving stories about Columba Livia led England’s century-old Racing Pigeon magazine...

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M & J RIVERVIEW LOFT 2013 Long Island Challenge Winner

February 15, 2013
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M & J RIVERVIEW LOFT 2013 Long Island Challenge Winner

By Warren Frie, “M and J Riverview Loft” Pigeons have been in my life since I was a young boy. I used to watch my Dad fly his fancy pigeons in the Bronx from the rooftop. We also used to go to the Bird Store together to buy feed and to look at all...

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2012 I.F. ROOKIE of the YEAR – Joe Esteves

February 14, 2013
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2012  I.F. ROOKIE of the YEAR – Joe Esteves

Written by: Valentina Esteves Joe’s love for pigeons started years ago when he was just 12 years old when he found a wounded pigeon. He instantly became fascinated with them, he would ride his bike on over to the Garfield Pigeon Club and would listen to what all the members had to say. His...

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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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