Visit with Ryan Jones – Utah

February 20, 2015
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Ryan Jones and Drew Lesofski

Ryan Jones and Drew Lesofski

I had an opportunity to sneak in a short visit with Ryan Jones, the less famous and least attractive of the Jones Boys Loft Duo, February 19, 2015 at his house in Riverton, Utah. I found Ryan working in the back yard on his new Young Bird loft, he is a handler in the upcoming American Racing Pigeon 2015 Convention.

I’ve seen pictures of his new loft as it was being built on Ryan’s Facebook page so when I was in town I knew I had to make a visit.

Ryan's new 8 x 20 Young Bird loft.

Ryan’s new 8 x 20 Young Bird loft.

It was dark when I got there so I wasn’t able to take as many pictures as I’d have liked too but you can see here that his loft has a 6 foot section for the birds to roost in and a 2 foot hallway running the length of the loft. The birds will sit on new box and ‘V’ style perches.

Sliding Door

 

Ryan is installing lights and has about half of the loft electrified so I was able to snap this picture.

V Perches

The loft faces due south and Ryan has incorporated skylights into the front of the loft to capture as much light and radiant heat as he can.  The skylights run the length of the loft and will really help bring the birds into condition and keep them there.

Sky Lights

 

Ryan intends to separate the sexes with the sliding doors and can trap each group individually without having to chase the birds through the loft should they get in the wrong section.

Loft 2

It was a pleasure stopping and visiting with Ryan and I hope to see him soon. If you have not yet picked your handler for the 2015 AU Convention, now is the time! Please visit the Northern Utah Racing Pigeon Combine for more details.

Drew Lesofski

 

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2 Responses to Visit with Ryan Jones – Utah

  1. Steve B. Akzona Loft on February 24, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Congrats go out to the Northern Utah Racing Pigeon Combine and all there handlers. Ryan has put a very nice loft for the AU Race. Wish all the success in the 2015 AU convention & race. Nice job Ryan tell the old man I mean your dad Hi for me.

  2. Greg McKnight on February 25, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Nice new loft and so glad your handling birds for the A.U. Race & Convention. You & your Dad are good people for our sport and I’m proud to know both you.

    Good luck.
    Yours in the sport,
    Greg McKnight

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