The California Classic will start training in 2 weeks. Currently, birds are doing very well. The birds are still split into 2 groups. They alternate mornings and afternoon for loft fly.
All birds will start a pre-training program this weekend (Feeding/canker/respiratory/vitamins).
The California Classic and Royal Cup just had new 30', 3000 bird Aluminum trailer completed. We are in the process of getting the birds used to it this coming week.
Please call with any questions.
Birds are going out daily. They are split into 2 groups. Birds are still moulting heavily. We will start pushing all birds to fly later in the week. I pulled out 10-15 birds that happen to be the later babies sent in. If a bird does not look or handle right it is isolated. Majority of the youngsters are full of energy.
We will continue with weekly clocking inventory. We will keep clock running for 1-2 days for any birds that are out or did not scan the previous day.
All California Classic birds are out exercising. 80 percent of the birds have their primary flights fully grown in. We will start pushing the birds to fly late July. The Cooper hawks are back. No force flying needed when this happens. Currently birds are still in a heavy body moult.
The week of San Diego racing is currently on hold due to Covid-19. We will race...just cannot give an answer yet to hosting.
Please call with any questions, or concerns.
The California Classic birds are doing very well. The older babies are almost 1/2 way in with their flights. The Second group are just now starting to come through. None of the birds have really started yet with their body moult. The last group of babies are still isolated from birds that had flights pulled. They will continue to be seperated for another 2 weeks.
Have a safe and great July 4th!!
The California Classic is closed for 2020. We are no longer receiving birds. We appreciate all the interest in the race, and continued support through the years.
Currrently, we have pulled flights on the first 2 groups (1200 birds). The last group will have just the 9th pulled. The last group..the youngest are still in the settling phase.
For the next few weeks, there will not be a whole lot of activity. Just good food, sunshine, and rest. We want those pulled flights to grow back before we start with our program.
We will keep you posted on the progress.
We are finishing up with taking birds within the next few days. We appreciate all of you for your support.
Currently the birds are doing great. The first 700 had their flights pulled earlier in the week. In that group there were a few with faulty chips. Those birds have been rechipped. We will be doing the next 700 Sunday.
Saturday, I will be close to Orange County. Any breeders that would like for their birds to be brought down to any of the San Diego races, please feel free to call me.
Have a great weekend.
The California Classic is full. We are only taking replacements for another week and birds from those few breeders that had trouble with postal service earlier in the week.
The shipping to California is ok. We have received boxes, and mailed boxes out. If you are experiencing problems getting birds to California its because someone is not paying attention.
We thank all those breeders who have kept the California Classic alive for the last few years. It has definetly been a pain to pick up birds 3 hours away. Espcecially for 2 years in a row.
We will be pulling flights within the next few weeks. Health is very good. We made some huge loft improvements earlier in the year which so far has proven to be a plus.
Good News.....Starting June 1st. The New Castle Quarantine will be lifted.
Starting Monday please ship all California Classic and Royal cup birds to Jamul Loft address.
15622 Lyons Valley Road
Jamul, CA 91935
The California Classic and Royal Cup birds are both doing very well. Both Lofts continue to be exercised everyother day. ( Weather permitting)
**Royal Cup birds have been hit by many times by a Red tail. The SOB just will not go away. However, the Royal birds are doing great. Those breeders that have birds missing in Royal have been notified.
***California Classic birds are doing well. Settling is a little more of a challenge with this loft as every week 150+ new youngsters arrive. Currently, our main focus is health rather than wing time. We will start pulling flights in a few weeks with early birds sent in. We are doing weekly loft inventory with birds that are in the loft. Keep in mind, the last birds that come in are not on the invetory page. Inventroy is not always 100% accurate as birds miss scanner.
For the Local breeders, I will be picking up birds for all San Diego races this Saturday 5/23 at 2:00. The place to meet is Coco's off 57 freeway and Imperial Highway.
Have a great Memorial weekend.
The California Classic youngsters are doing well. They are currently split in 3 groups. The 1st group are babies from weeks 1-8, are exercised every other day weather permitting. The 2nd group weeks 9-12 are still in the settling stage. The 3rd group are still getting adjusted..... Health, thus far has been very good. Please see weekly inventory to check status of your team. We have made calls to a few breeders with MIA birds. So far not many,....knock on wood.
For those breeders in the OC area and would like birds to be picked up this Saturday, please give me a call or txt me. no later than 8:00 Saturday morning. I will be make arrangements with you to bring any birds back for San Diego races.