Franco & Belus Classic

 

 

News and Updates
Sep-14-2021
SCHEDULE UPDATE Now that the smoke is clearing from several fires here in California, we will start getting the birds farther out in training. The new date for the qualifier will be September 24. Here is the proposed training schedule till the first race.

Sept 15 - 70 miles
Sept 17 - 70 miles
Sept 20 - 100 miles
Sept 22 - 70 miles
Sept 24 - 125 miles Qualifier
Sept 27 - 55 miles
Sept 29 - 70 miles
Oct 1 - 150 miles Race #1
*weather permitting
Aug-16-2021
COOPER'S HAWK ATTACK VIDEO

In this video, see a Cooper's Hawk swoop down on the flock as they are being released at Friday's training toss #5

 

Aug-13-2021
LOADING OF BIRDS (VIDEO) TOSS #2

Aug-07-2021
MORNING WALK THROUGH VIDEO

Aug-05-2021
LOFT FLY VIDEO - JULY 27.2021

 

Jun-05-2021
LAST CHANCE TO SEND REPLACEMENTS

We will be taking replacements till June 18th. Please check your inventory of birds and see if you need to send any replacements.

How to find your inventory:
Scroll to your loft name,
Click on your loft name,
Any birds in red and marked "missing" need replacing.

Ship birds to:
Franco and Belus Classic
650-834-4286
205 Eagle Ln, Brentwood, CA 94513
May-10-2021
ONLY 21 DAYS LEFT!!!
Only 21 Days Left!!!
Only 21 days left to get your birds in for the 2021 season. We have over 1,000 reservations. We have over 600 birds in the loft and birds coming in daily. Birds go out in the aviary daily and are looking good.
May-03-2021
UPDATE #12
Birds Are Looking Great!!!
The birds go out daily into the aviary and learn to go out the chute and in the traps, there are protected from predators during this process. By June they will know how to come right in to eat when called. We believe there is very little stress on the birds when doing it this way and very few losses off the loft.
 
Friendly Reminder!!!
It is starting to warm up so please don't over crowd your youngsters when shipping birds to us. Now that the new boxes are smaller the birds get pretty hot and the shipping has improved but, can still be slow at times and the birds will get very dehydrated in shipping.
 
Ship birds to:
Franco and Belus Classic
650-834-4286
205 Eagle Ln, Brentwood, CA 94513
Apr-14-2021
UPDATE #11
Birds Are Looking Great!!!
Below are pictures of the birds enjoying the warm sun in the aviary. There health at this time is looking really good. It is shaping up to be a really good year. As far as the shipping problems it seems to be a few hubs that are really slow. Most birds are arriving in decent time.

Friendly Reminder!!!
It is starting to warm up so please don't over crowd your youngsters when shipping birds to us. Now that the new boxes are smaller the birds get pretty hot and the shipping has improved but, can still be slow at times and the birds will get very dehydrated in shipping.

Ship birds to:
Franco and Belus Classic
650-834-4286
205 Eagle Ln, Brentwood, CA 94513

Dont Miss Out!!!

Do not miss out on one of the Biggest races in the country. 1000+ birds competing and over $270,000 in projected prize money to be handed out.
We have over 900 perches reserved so far and birds are added daily.
Don't miss out!
Reserve your perches today
Easiest way to reserve your perches -
Text Mike at 925-759-2644 the following info
Name
Loft Name
Number of perches


Apr-01-2021
UPDATE #10
We will be extending the final date to send birds an extra month till May 30th
Friendly Reminder!!!
It is starting to warm up so please don't over crowd your youngsters when shipping birds to us. Now that the new boxes are smaller the birds get pretty hot and the shipping has improved but, can still be slow at times and the birds will get very dehydrated in shipping.

Ship birds to:
Franco and Belus Classic
925-759-2644
205 Eagle Ln, Brentwood, CA 94513
2021 Race Dates
125 mile Qualifier September 10th
Race #1 150 miles September 24th
Race #2 200 miles October 1st
Race #3 250 miles October 8th
Main Event 320 miles October 16th
These date are subject to change.
Dont Miss Out!!!

Do not miss out on one of the Biggest races in the country. 1000+ birds competing and over $270,000 in projected prize money to be handed out.
We have over 900 perches reserved so far and birds are added daily.
Don't miss out!
Reserve your perches today
Easiest way to reserve your perches -
Text Mike at 925-759-2644 the following info
Name
Loft Name
Number of perches
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