Franco & Belus Classic

 

 

News and Updates
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
Mar-24-2021
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 850 perches reserved so far and birds are added daily.
Don't miss out!
Reserve your perches today

We are looking to have a even better season than last year. We have made a few changes to make the race better including the payout structure which you can see a sample of based on 1,000 birds at the bottom of this email.

When sending or dropping birds off please print out the below "Bird Entry Form" and include it with the birds.

For those of you who will be dropping birds off please call ahead and schedule a drop off time.

When your birds arrive the following procedure takes place:

  1. Bird is logged into log book and into Wincompanion
  2. Electronic chip ring is then put on bird
  3. Bird is then given a vaccination for Paramyxovirus, Salmonella, and Bronchitis
  4. Anti parasite liquid is applied to bird
  5. Canker pill given to bird
  6. Bird is given a shot of water
  7. Vitamin capsule then given to bird
  8. Bird then put into section of loft with other birds that arrived same week for observation
  9. Once bird has been observed for 2 weeks and is eating and drinking well, birds will be moved into general population.
Mar-13-2021
BIRDS ARE COMING IN!!!
Birds are flowing in now. The post office has opened up sending live birds now and its time to get your birds in.

Keep in mind it seems that the birds are taking longer than what the post office is promising. It is taking 2-4 days for birds to arrive. So please make sure birds eat and get a good drink of water before boxing up the birds for shipping.

If you haven't reserved your perches yet, do so soon because the loft is filling up fast.
We have over 800 perches reserved so far and birds are added daily.
Don't miss out!
Reserve your perches today
Mar-04-2021
POST OFFICE PROBLEMS The post office has put a hold on taking in live birds birds nation wide till this Friday. But, some birds are still getting thru. The post office says the hold has been due to weather and lots of cancelled flights. This morning we have just received birds that were shipped out on Monday and were shipped from only a 4 hour drive away, that's 4 days in the box. So please take the necessary precautions and do not overcrowd the birds in the shipping boxes. Also, make sure they eat and get a good drink before boxing the birds up for shipping.

We are looking to have a even better season than last year. We have made a few changes to make the race better including the payout structure which you can see a sample of based on 1,000 birds at the bottom of this email.

When sending or dropping birds off please print out the below "Bird Entry Form" and include it with the birds.

For those of you who will be dropping birds off please call ahead and schedule a drop off time.

When your birds arrive the following procedure takes place:

  1. Bird is logged into log book and into Wincompanion
  2. Electronic chip ring is then put on bird
  3. Bird is then given a vaccination for Paramyxovirus, Salmonella, and Bronchitis
  4. Anti parasite liquid is applied to bird
  5. Canker pill given to bird
  6. Bird is given a shot of water
  7. Vitamin capsule then given to bird
  8. Bird then put into section of loft with other birds that arrived same week for observation
  9. Once bird has been observed for 2 weeks and is eating and drinking well, bird will be moved into general population.

Good Luck to All
Franco and Belus Team
Jan-20-2021
RESERVE YOUR PERCHES TODAY
It's time to reserve your perches!

Don't miss out on one of the largest One Loft Races in the Country

Reserve your perches, if you haven't done so already

We already have over 500 reservations for 2021!


Easiest way to reserve your perches -
Text Mike at 925-759-2644 the following info
Name
Loft Name
Number of perches