Feeding and nutrition

While good loft management and, of course, oxygen are both important contributing factors towards a pigeon’s form and condition, the role that nutrition plays should not be underestimated either. It doesn’t…

Widowhood racing

The widowhood system is one of, if not, the most popular systems of racing pigeons and involves using the hen to motivate the cock bird through carefully controlled contact after…

Darkness system

n the UK, as with most European countries, young bird racing usually takes place from the middle of July to the end of September, coincidentally this is around the same…

Racing systems

The main function of any racing system is motivation. Widowhood The widowhood system of racing pigeons, essentially involves motivating the cock bird through controlled contact with his hen. A strict regime of…

Record keeping

While there is certainly a fair amount of gut instinct backed by years of experience that goes into pigeon racing, a successful fancier combines instinct with data to make informed…