News and Updates
Dec-05-2023
UPDATE

Good afternoon Breeders,

We wanted to give you all a quick update how things are doing at the loft, please watch the video. It looks like we are back on track, birds are responding well to the new feed and hoping to be back on the road again in a few days. Thank you for your patience.

Brito & Pedro

Dec-02-2023
UPDATE

Good afternoon Breeders, 

The last two 16 mile tosses have been challenging for the birds, the early arrivals seem very tired when they land and many returning late which is not normal for these short distance tosses. The birds feel good, weight is good, no signs of canker or cocci, droppings are nearly perfect. 

We were thinking we had some respiratory issue but they were treated recently. After reaching out two different vets we came to the conclusion that there is a problem with the feed we are using, effective right now we are changing vendors and start using a new feed and hoping to see some positive changes real soon. For now we will postpone road training until we are 100% sure they are fit and healthy to perform. This will push back the schedule a bit but the birds are our number one priority and we need to make sure they are healthy to get back on the road. Thank you all for your patience, just wanted to give you all a heads up what’s going on, any questions feel free to contact me. 

Brito & Pedro  

Nov-28-2023
πŸ“£πŸ†πŸš› TRAINING - 8 MILES πŸš›πŸ†πŸ“£
Good afternoon Breeders,
 
Today we went to 8 Miles for the first time and it went well, we will do this again tomorrow and continue to increase the distance little by little. Here's a video of today's training toss, hope you all enjoy it. Thank you.
 
Brito & Pedro
 

Nov-27-2023
TRAINING TOSS 4 MILES

Good morning Breeders,

Today was our 2nd Training Toss from 4 Miles, overall they did a good job and responding well, we are planning on taking them tomorrow to our 8 Mile spot. Below you can watch a video from today's toss, hope you all enjoy it. Good luck and have a great day.

Brito & Pedro

 

Nov-26-2023
πŸš› ROAD TRAINING OFFICIALLY STARTED πŸš›

Good morning Breeders, 

Today we started with our first Road Trainer, we went to 4 miles and released them in groups. We will repeat this again tomorrow weather permitting, our goal with these short tosses is to boost their confidence and get them comfortable in the trailer. 

For the time being they will be released in groups due to the amount of birds, once we get to our 56 mile training spot that’s when we are planning on releasing them in one single release (all together) so they get use to  racing back home. Anything less than 56 miles they will be released in groups. We wish everyone good luck and let the fun begin.  

Brito & Pedro

 

Nov-23-2023
πŸ¦ƒ HAPPY THANKSGIVING πŸ¦ƒ

Good morning Breeders,

Happy Thanksgiving from the Florida Pigeon Derby, wishing everyone a blessed day.

Today the birds loft flew really well, we are planning to start road training this Saturday November 25th weather permitting. Best of luck to everyone.

Brito & Pedro 

Nov-16-2023
πŸ“£πŸ†πŸ… VIDEO UPDATE πŸ…πŸ†πŸ“£

Good morning Breeders,

Here's a video update, the birds are doing well. We were planning to start road training this week but the weather has been an issue, heavy rain yesterday all day non-stop, today is very windy but the next couple of days looks good, we will try to get some consistent wing time and hit the road pretty soon. We will keep you posted, wishing all the breeders good luck on all the other races around the country.

Thank you,

Brito & Pedro

 

Nov-08-2023
πŸ“£πŸ†πŸ… VIDEO UPDATE πŸ…πŸ†πŸ“£

Good morning Breeders,

Here's a video update of the birds inside the loft, we randomly picked a few birds to show you the overall health before we start road training. We have been loft flying them almost daily weather permitting, the birds look and feel good. We just need a little bit more wing time before we hit the road, most likely next week. We will keep you all posted. Hope you all enjoy the video and good luck in all the other races around the country. 

 

Cheers,

Brito & Pedro

Oct-28-2023
πŸ“£πŸ†πŸ…VIDEO UPDATEπŸ…πŸ†πŸ“£
Good morning Breeders,
Quick update from the Florida Pigeon Derby, every morning we continue loft flying the birds weather permitting, many groups already heading out in all directions and giving us some solid wing time, we are very happy to see the way they are exercising this early on, in a couple of weeks we will be hitting the road and start them with some short training tosses. Temperatures here are still in the 80s with high humidity, hopefully it cools down a bit in the next few weeks. We are also providing the birds some nice baths as needed and they are loving them. As of now droppings are perfect and they have good appetites. Please watch the video below and follow us on YouTube and Facebook, we post almost daily live videos for you to watch and enjoy.
 

Thank you, 

Brito & Pedro

Oct-02-2023
QUICK UPDATE

Good afternoon Breeders, 

 First of all we want to say thank you for your patience, today we were able to merge the last group to the main flock. We did a live video this morning and everything was going really well as many of you were watching, all of a sudden we get two unwanted visitors (hawks) and the birds scattered all over the place, currently is raining in the loft and we have birds coming from all directions and we are hoping for more birds to return before dark. 

Tomorrow we are planning on doing the first inventory, it will be posted here on wincompanion and we will be doing a live video also on Facebook & YouTube, if you don’t want to miss it go ahead and follow us on Facebook & YouTube, all you need to do is search for Florida Pigeon Derby and you will find us. 

Thank you and hope you have a great afternoon. 

Brito & Pedro 

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