Let the Breeding Begin!
Thanksgiving weekend always marks the start of breeding season. As we recover from a day of eating way too much and the wives head out Christmas shopping, us guys head to the loft. We hang there for hours and go through our breeders wondering which are the best mating to breed next season's "First Drop Winner" or "Champion Bird".
We've cleaned the breeding loft, put the cocks in to let them pick their nest boxes, and looked at how many good pairs we have. Now we're deciding which One Loft Races to enter in the spring - of course the Longhorn Classic is at the top of the list ;) It's always an exciting weekend, full of anticipation.
Whatever method you may have to pair your birds, here is a little something extra to help get the mood right. Good luck to everyone!
The 2022 Longhorn Classic has Over 1,500 Reservations
To guarantee your spot, you can pre-pay your perches
MAIL CHECKS TO: Longhorn Classic LLC, 3824 Trogdon Ct., Flower Mound, TX 75022
or go to our Payments page for other convenience fee free payment options.
We're Still Accepting Perch Reservations
VIDEO: THE BUCKLE IS IN!
See a sample of the Champion Bird buckle
MIKE EXPLAINS OUR PAY-AS-YOU-GO FEE FORMAT - SAVES BREEDERS $
1ST PLACE - GRAND FINALE
$125 PER BIRD PERCH FEE
Due before or when birds arrive at loft
6th bird free
SPRINT SERIES (RACES 1, 2 & 3)
$100 ACTIVATION FEE
Due after 100-mile qualifier
35 paid spots per race
$65,000 TOTAL SERIES PAYOUT
GRAND FINALE (RACE 4)
$400 ENTRY FEE
ONLY PAY FOR BIRDS GOING TO THE RACE
Due after race 3
$100,000 for 1st place
$244,000 paid over top 50 spots
average speed of races 1, 2, 3 & 4
$10,000 & *custom silver belt buckle to 1st place bird
*includes breeder & loft name and "2022 Champion Bird"
Accepting birds April 1 – June 30
All birds remain the property of the breeder
4 race series: 150 miles – 200 miles – 250 miles – 350 miles
See more at LonghornClassic.com
Or, contact Mike Belus at 925-759-2644 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE LONGHORN CLASSIC! We're thankful for 1,500 perch reservations and to all who have supported us to get here! Check out the new Champion Bird Buckle we just received yesterday.
Breeding Tips from the Pros
See full article on our BLOG http://www.longhornclassic.com/blog
1. Breed out of birds that have participated in one loft racing. Breeders that have been in a one loft race have a stronger immune system to fight the diseases found in one loft races and will pass the immunity on to their babies.
2. Vaccinate your breeders for PMV 30 days before mating.Vaccinate the babies at 22 days old in for PMV and pox.
3. After the babies are weaned for 4-5 days, feed nothing but peas and whole corn for 6 days. This teaches the babies to eat the big seeds.
4. At 42 days old, vaccinate the babies again for PMV.
5. At 45 days old, look for the best youngsters and ship them out. At 45 days old, the babies are protected and can handle the stress of shipping much better than at 25 to 30 days old.
I thank Mike Ganus and Mathieu De Clippel, Product Manager with Versele-Laga of Belgium & involved in the Belgium Master One Loft Race, for their time and this helpful information.
Longhorn Classic ALMOST FULL with 1,350 Reservations!
We are only taking in 1500 birds so to secure your spot you can pre-pay your perches by going to the payments page and using one of the easy payment options
View our latest email and join our email list to keep updated: https://conta.cc/3CPICoh
The Longhorn Classic has 1,250 perch reservations for 2022! Get in it to win it here: http://www.longhornclassic.com/register-for-2022.html
The Longhorn Classic has negotiated an agreement for a 4 acre parcel of land just outside of Alvord Texas. The owner has accepted our offer! Video of property to follow tomorrow.
We have 1,200 perch reservations for 2022. Reserve your perches today! http://www.longhornclassic.com/register-for-2022.html
The Longhorn Classic has over 1,125 perch reservations
Thank you to ALL the breeders who have already reserved perches for 2022. We appreciate your support!!
CALLING OUT 10 STATES:
Oregon, Utah, Wyoming North Dakota Iowa, Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky, Connecticut & New Hampshire- WE NEED YOU!!
We arrived in Texas on October 31st, have settled into our temporary place and the property search has begun!
As a pigeon man, I look for:
So, we'll compromise and go with what Nora wants. Happy wife happy life!
Just kidding - we both agree the race and the birds come first!!
GOT TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT
$335,000 TOTAL PAYOUT
$100,000 1st Place Grand Finale
Reserve Your Perches Here
Reserve Your 2022 Perches Here
RESERVE 2022 PERCHES HERE
Champion Bird = $10K & *custom belt buckle
*with your name and loft name