All is well and healthy at the loft ~! We are at 103 birds in the loft - with about 450 expected this year and a growing reservation list. Thanks for your support and confidence.
OB Race Results: As expected 15-25 mph tailwinds for the first 150 miles and 15-25 mph headwinds for the last 120 miles - leading to a short-enders taking the top positions. Us being on the long end made for a long day - but the birds pulled through with only 1 bird missing out of 60. Congrats to our newest 2019 ACD entrant (Chris and Rienzi Popa) on the short end for cleaning up the top 4 positions.
Federation results below:
All birds appear healthy - they spend most of their time in the aviaries - constant supply of Versele Laga All N One and with one of the best feed you can find anywhere. Ropa-B and Probiotics routinely to get the gut healthy.
All birds are vaccinated on arrival with PMV - unless you specify that they have already been vaccinated at least once.
Best of luck in the series and thanks for you confidence ~~!
Your birds get to fly in our Arizona Federation if you leave them after the ACD series in YBs...
Back on top this week after my absence at the lofts last week -
245 miles TEMPLE BAR - CONGRATS TO THE TOP BIRDS beating the Irish birds this week ~~!!
2019 Entries are coming in - and the entrants list keeps adding daily due to lot of the big OLRs being full and some uncertainty with the California shipping/quarantine issues. Our capacity is 800 - FYI.
Old Birds update:
We are back on top of the sheet this week after not being here last week due to unforeseen travel. Here are the results of last week 180 mile YUCCA.
Birds out of quarantine are being added to the Inventory for 2019. Health-wise, all seem well - all birds in have received a PMV shot and are on Probiotics.
Old Birds Race series:
We had our 2nd race in Old Birds - 180 miles. The OLR birds beat the Irish this week (Team Irish did not scan 9 birds on arrival due to operator error at the loft - I had to be out of country all week - so consider this last week a bye-week). Federation results will be published when available later. It was a tough race with speeds of 1200 ypm due to headwinds and weather - we possibly dropped one or two birds (clock inventory check today)
This next week birds will be on the road - we are back to normal for our 245 mile race on Saturday.
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Now accepting 2019 Entries for Arizona Classic Derby. The first entries are in the loft - vaccinated and given a good dose of Probiotics. They are being acclimatized with Ropa B in the water. Inventory will be updated once they exit our quarantine section.
2019 will be our best yet - we are expecting increasing number of entries over last year. Please go ahead and sign up on www.arizonaclassicderby.com or let me know how many entries to expect from you and I can sign you up. Our loft capacity is 800.
Recall we were top 4 lofts in the country in ALL categories in the OLRstats.com tracking OLR races over 300 entries in the USA.
OLD BIRDS UPDATE:
For the Old Birds that were left to fly in our Arizona Federation OB races, this past week the race was cancelled from 180 miles due to the truck breaking down in roiute. As such the birds were released from ~120 miles for a training toss. Next weekend, will go back to Race #2 - Yucca (~180 miles). Results are posted here on our Updates page or for the details - racingpigeonmall.com (Arizona Federation).
Best of luck ~~~
Now accepting 2019 Entries for Arizona Classic Derby. The first entries are in the loft - vaccinated and given a good dose of Probiotics. They are being acclimatized with Ropa B in the water. This year will be our best yet - we are expecting increasing number of entries over last year. Recall we were top 4 lofts in the country in ALL categories in the OLRstats.com tracking OLR races over 300 entries in the USA.
For the Old Birds, this past week the race was cancelled from 180 miles due to the truck breaking down in roiute. As such the birds were released from ~120 miles for a training toss. Next weekend, will go back to Race #2 - Yucca (~180 miles). Results are posted here on our Updates page or for the details - racingpigeonmall.com (Arizona Federation).
Old Bird results for the ACD birds that were left to fly our Federation-
NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR 2019 ~~! We were one off the top 4 lofts in OLR stats 2018. We were also the ONLY race with 8hrs on the wing ~! No blow home final ~!
Send your best -~~!! It will be a great 5-race series to 365 miles ~~!
For the 2018 OLR birds that were left to fly locally with our OBs:
Update : 2019 Old Birds with Arizona Federation - 50+ lofts competing.
Birds have been trained out NorthWest to 70 miles. They have been mixed on the training trailer for the first time with birds from other lofts.
Starting Feb 16th, we will try to get each bird in 3-4 races unless they are at the top of the class - they will see more races ~!!
Our 2019 Breeder Signup is Open -
For 2019, our Final is being moved from 348 miles to 365 miles Fort Hancock Station. Historically, this station is more South which would give the birds a better start and NorthWest angle to orient towards. The northern-most stations tend to orient birds towards the East which means they will be 1 hour behind the front flyers if they go towards the East to Tucson.
Along this course over the years we have seen breakaway performances between 1st and 2nd loft by 17 minutes (306 miles - 1149 ypm); 40 minutes (365 miles - 1600 ypm) and as much as 1 hour from Organ NM on a 295 mile station. I myself being beat by 40 minutes by 3 birds on short end at 365 miles..... so there is separation to be had on this course.
We look forward to a great 2019 series - no blowhome ~!!!