News and Updates
May-30-2020
MAY 30TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers

    We have now received over 550 young birds to the loft. We have 14 sections that have now been out multiple times. So approximately 520 birds, and they seem to be doing well. We always try to contact the breeders when we receive their birds.  The birds are really starting to loft fly great on their own. We are going to start flagging the birds as long as we aren't breaking a new section. We pulled 1 flight feather this week. We will give them a couple days to rest and resume loft flying and flagging on Monday. We will pull 1 more flight feather in approximately 2 weeks. The birds handled great at this stage.  
     We are still accepting replacement birds until Saturday, June 6TH!! 
    If a bird dies or is lost before training, the breeder has the opportunity to replace it until Saturday, June 6TH. Also they will receive a free perch for this year only. So if a breeder loses or has a bird die here, they have the option of sending 1 or 2 birds as replacements. 
    We vaccinate and chip all young birds upon arrival. So if your birds have had vaccinations less than 2 weeks prior to shipping. Please let us know so that we avoid an overdose. 
    We have around 50 Rare and Unique Birds in the loft and it is fun to see the color variety. So thanks to those of you who have supported this new race we are experimenting with. It should be fun. 
    Thanks to all of you who have sent birds so far this year we really appreciate it, and we wish all of you the best and hope you are healthy and are able to avoid the virus outbreak. We are very grateful for all of your continued support. We love this sport and love handling your young birds. This wouldn't be possible at this level without the trust and the support of fellow breeders that share our passion.

 Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge  -  3PC


May-11-2020
MAY 10TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers

    We have now received just over  500 young birds to the loft. We have 11 sections that have now been out multiple times, and 1 new sections out for the first time today. So approximately 450 birds, and they seem to be doing well. We always try to contact the breeders when we receive their birds.  The birds are really starting to loft fly great on their own. 
    We are still accepting birds until Saturday, May 23RD!!!
    If a bird dies or is lost before training, the breeder has the opportunity to replace it until Saturday, June 6TH. Also they will receive a free perch for this year only. So if a breeder loses or has a bird die here, they have the option of sending 1 or 2 birds as replacements. 
    We vaccinate all young birds upon arrival. So if your birds have had vaccinations less than 2 weeks prior to shipping. Please let us know so that we avoid an overdose. 
    We have around 40 Rare and Unique Birds in the loft and it is fun to see the color variety. So thanks to those of you who have supported this new race we are experimenting with. It should be fun. 
    Thanks to all of you who have sent birds so far this year we really appreciate it, and we wish all of you the best and hope you are healthy and are able to avoid the virus outbreak. 

New for 2020:

1.    We have added a Unique and Rare colored race.  

2.    We are moving money from the 250 mile to the last race as well as Champion Bird.

3.    Plymouth Peak and the Evolution race have teamed up to do a combined race.

 

    Thank you for all of your continued support. We love this sport and love handling your young birds. This wouldn't be possible at this level without the trust and the support of fellow breeders that share our passion.

 Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge


Apr-26-2020
APRIL 26TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers

    We have now received  470 young birds to the loft. We have 8 sections that have now been out multiple times, and 2 new sections out for the first time today. So approximately 380 birds, and they seem to be doing well. We always try to contact the breeders when we receive their birds.  
    We had some issues with our inventories this week as you may have noticed. Hopefully we've got the bugs worked out, so all of you can keep a closer eye on your birds. We'll try again this week to do online inventories. 
    We have around 35 Rare and Unique Birds in the loft and it is fun to see the color variety. So thanks to those of you who have supported this new race we are experimenting with. It should be fun. 
    Thanks to all of you who have sent birds so far this year we really appreciate it, and we wish all of you the best and hope you are healthy and are able to avoid the virus outbreak. 

New for 2020:

1.    We have added a Unique and Rare colored race.  

2.    We are moving money from the 250 mile to the last race as well as Champion Bird.

3.    Plymouth Peak and the Evolution race have teamed up to do a combined race.

 

    Thank you for all of your continued support. We love this sport and love handling your young birds. This wouldn't be possible at this level without the trust and the support of fellow breeders that share our passion.

 Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Apr-06-2020
APRIL 6TH - READ THE NEW RULES FOR 2020 - 328 BIRDS ALREADY IN THE LOFT!

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers

    We now have 328 young birds in the loft after 5 weeks of accepting birds. We have 6 sections that have now been out multiple times. So approximately 230 birds, and they seem to be doing well. The weather still hasn't been ideal, we'll get a mid 50's temperature day and drop to 20's at night. We have had multiple snow flurries this week. We always try to contact the breeders when we receive their birds.  
    We will try and start doing online inventories next week, so all of you can keep a closer eye on your birds. 
    We have around 25 Rare and Unique Birds in the loft and it is fun to see the color variety. So thanks to those of you who have supported this new race we are experimenting with. It should be fun. 
    Thanks to all of you who have sent birds so far this year we really appreciate it, and we wish all of you the best and hope you are healthy and are able to avoid the virus outbreak. 

New for 2020:

1.    We have added a Unique and Rare colored race.  

2.    We are moving money from the 250 mile to the last race as well as Champion Bird.

3.    Plymouth Peak and the Evolution race have teamed up to do a combined race.

 

    Thank you for all of your continued support. We love this sport and love handling your young birds. This wouldn't be possible at this level without the trust and the support of fellow breeders that share our passion.

 Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

 
 
Mar-16-2020
MARCH 15TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers

    We now have 143 young birds in the loft after only 2 weeks of accepting birds. So far they look great and none of them are showing signs of Corona Virus. We started getting the first section broke this week and they seem to be doing well. The weather hasn't allowed them to be out as much as we would've liked, but hopefully this week will be better.  We always try to contact the breeders when we receive their birds.  
New for 2020:

1.    We have added a Unique and Rare colored race.  

2.    We are moving money from the 250 mile to the last race as well as Champion Bird.

3.    Plymouth Peak and the Evolution race have teamed up to do a combined race.

    Thank you for all of your continued support. We love this sport and love handling your young birds. This wouldn't be possible at this level without the trust and the support of fellow breeders that share our passion.

 Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Mar-06-2020
3/6/2020

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers

   We have officially kicked of 2020, and we are off to a great start. We already have 58 great looking young birds in the loft. We hope you are considering sending us your young birds, and if you are planning on sending to us, or even if your thinking about it, please go online and get signed up as soon as possible. This helps us get the early season planned out more efficiently.  
    We always try to contact the breeders when we receive their birds. 

    Plymouth Peak is still the only one loft race in America that offers a 7 race series while maintaining a $300.00 entry fee. We train a lot and race a lot.  These birds will see almost 3,000 miles of country between training tosses and races.  We try to be flexible and open minded, so we are making a few changes for 2020.  We are always looking at ways to improve and make our race better and more exciting while still giving all breeders the opportunity to participate no matter your finances or personal interests in genetics.  We are trying to perfect a race for all to enjoy. 

So here's what’s new for 2020:

1.    We have added a Unique and Rare colored race for 2020. This race will be flown in conjunction with the normal races that we always fly.  Perch fees will stay the same as the normal race, but the entry fee for this Unique and Rare Colored race is half at only $150.00 per bird.  This bird can also be entered in any of the other Plymouth Peak race items. Regular race, Pedigree challenge and Colored bird that we normally do.

2.    We are moving money from the 250 mile,  we were paying out 24% of money on the 250 mile race. We are moving 10% of that to the last race, and 5% to Champion Bird.

3.    Plymouth Peak and the Evolution race are pleased to announce the 2020 Double Down Race
We have decided to team up and do a combined end of year finale race. This will be the FIRST time that two One Loft Races have combined to race against each other.     
    This will be a 400 mile race to take place 10 - 14 days after both the Plymouth Peak and the Evolution race series are over. Any bird in the loft will be eligible to be entered into this race.  We will require a minimum of 100 birds to be entered to ensure there is a purse worth racing for. There will be a $35 perch fee and a $100 entry fee.  We will be paying the top 15 birds.

      As always, birds will be chipped and vaccinated upon arrival. However we strongly encourage breeders to vaccinate birds at least 10 days before shipping them. This way when they arrive the shot we will give them will be a booster shot. This has seemed to help with sickness the last couple of years. Also we feel that it is very important to not send birds that are TOO young. Please make sure they are fully feathered with no yellow fuzz. 35 to 45 days seems to be a great age to ship. We would rather have them on the older side than on the younger side. Please realize that birds coming in that are too young still have to compete with 39 other birds for feed and water. They simply do better if they are completely feathered with no yellow fuzz. It also helps to have them weaned for a few days prior to shipping to ensure they are eating and drinking on their own.  

    We are not trying to tell you how to manage your personal birds. We realize a lot of breeders wean earlier that 30 - 35 days, and have their own ideas on what is best for their birds, and that is great because it probably works for them. We are just trying to give advice on what we see works the best here at Plymouth Peak when there is hundreds of other birds involved. Birds that are behind when they arrive tend to stay behind the whole time and don't seem to reach their full potential. 

    Thank you for all of your continued support. We love this sport and love handling your young birds. This wouldn't be possible at this level without the trust and the support of fellow breeders that share our passion. 

We have had questions about the Unique and Rare Colored Race, so we will try to clarify:
Here is a list of what Colors are accepted for the Unique and Rare Colored Race

Almond, Ash, Black, Blue Barless, Bronze, Dilute, Fade, Frosty, Indigo, Lavender, Opal, Pure White (90% or more), Saddle, Recessive Red, Red Grizzle, Yellow (Other unique and rare colors accepted. Loft Manager reserves the right to accept other colors not mentioned if deemed unique or rare. If you have a color not mentioned above and want to know if it would qualify, please email or text us a picture of it.) 

Colors NOT Accepted: 
Blue Bar, Blue Check, Blue Grizzle, Blue Splash, Dark Check, Mealy, Red Check

                            2020 Prices & Information

Normal Race Fees:                            Unique & Rare Color Race Fees:

Perch Fee: 1 Bird $125                            Perch Fee: 1 Bird $125

                   5 Birds $600                                              5 Birds $600

                   8 Birds $700                                              8 Birds $700

                   12 Birds $1000                                         12 Birds $1000

Entry Fee: $300 per Bird                        Entry Fee: $150 per Bird

Pedigree Challenge Entry: $25

Color Bird Entry: $75

(Unique and Rare Colored Race Birds will be flown in conjunction with the normal Plymouth Peak Race Birds. They may also be entered in with the normal race birds for an additional $300 as well as the other colored bird race for an additional $75) 

For example: A yellow bird entered only in the Unique and Rare Colored (U&R) race for $150 entry fee will only be eligible to compete for the U&R Colored Prize Money. However the same bird could also be entered in the normal Plymouth Peak race as well as the U&R race for a total of $450. Then once entered in the normal race it becomes eligible for the other colored race for $75 as well as the pedigree challenge for $25. So a U&R bird entered in everything would cost: $150 for U&R race  + $300 for Plymouth Peak Normal race + $75 or Plymouth Peak Colored Bird Race + $25 for Pedigree Challenge = $550 Total 

 

 Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge


Feb-19-2020
FEB,19TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers

    We are only eleven days away from accepting the first young birds of 2020 here at Plymouth Peak, and we are just as excited as you to get the 2020 season underway. We hope you are considering sending us your young birds, and if you are planning on sending to us, or even if your thinking about it, please go online and get signed up as soon as possible. This helps us get the early season planned out more efficiently.  

    Plymouth Peak is still the only one loft race in America that offers a 7 race series while maintaining a $300.00 entry fee. We train a lot and race a lot.  These birds will see almost 3,000 miles of country between training tosses and races.  We try to be flexible and open minded, so we are making a few changes for 2020.  We are always looking at ways to improve and make our race better and more exciting while still giving all breeders the opportunity to participate no matter your finances or personal interests in genetics.  We are trying to perfect a race for all to enjoy. 

So here's what’s new for 2020:

1.    We have added a Unique and Rare colored race for 2020. This race will be flown in conjunction with the normal races that we always fly.  Perch fees will stay the same as the normal race, but the entry fee for this Unique and Rare Colored race is half at only $150.00 per bird.  This bird can also be entered in any of the other Plymouth Peak race items. Regular race, Pedigree challenge and Colored bird that we normally do.

2.    We are moving money from the 250 mile,  we were paying out 24% of money on the 250 mile race. We are moving 10% of that to the last race, and 5% to Champion Bird.

We have a special announcement:

    Plymouth Peak and the Evolution race are pleased to announce the 2020 Double Down Race

    We have decided to team up and do a combined end of year finale race. This will be the FIRST time that two One Loft Races have combined to race against each other. 

3.    This will be a 400 mile race to take place 10 - 14 days after both the Plymouth Peak and the Evolution race series are over. Any bird in the loft will be eligible to be entered into this race.  We will require a minimum of 100 birds to be entered to ensure there is a purse worth racing for. There will be a $35 perch fee and a $100 entry fee.  We will be paying the top 15 birds.

 

    As always, birds will be chipped and vaccinated upon arrival. However we strongly encourage breeders to vaccinate birds at least 10 days before shipping them. This way when they arrive the shot we will give them will be a booster shot. This has seemed to help with sickness the last couple of years. Also we feel that it is very important to not send birds that are TOO young. Please make sure they are fully feathered with no yellow fuzz. 35 to 45 days seems to be a great age to ship. We would rather have them on the older side than on the younger side. Please realize that birds coming in that are too young still have to compete with 39 other birds for feed and water. They simply do better if they are completely feathered with no yellow fuzz. It also helps to have them weaned for a few days prior to shipping to ensure they are eating and drinking on their own.  

    We are not trying to tell you how to manage your personal birds. We realize a lot of breeders wean earlier that 30 - 35 days, and have their own ideas on what is best for their birds, and that is great because it probably works for them. We are just trying to give advice on what we see works the best here at Plymouth Peak when there is hundreds of other birds involved. Birds that are behind when they arrive tend to stay behind the whole time and don't seem to reach their full potential. 

    Thank you for all of your continued support. We love this sport and love handling your young birds. This wouldn't be possible at this level without the trust and the support of fellow breeders that share our passion. 

    Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or are unclear on rules pertaining to the Unique and Rare Colored Race.

 

 Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Feb-08-2020
FEB.8TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers

    We are just three weeks away from receiving the first young birds of 2020 here at Plymouth Peak, and we are just as excited as you to get the 2020 season underway. As most of you have already banded some YB’s or have at least got some breeders paired up, we hope you will keep Plymouth Peak in mind and give us the opportunity to handle another great group of young birds in 2020.

    Plymouth Peak is still the only one loft race in America that offers a 7 race series while maintaining a $300.00 entry fee. We train a lot and race a lot.  These birds will see almost 3,000 miles of country between training tosses and races.  We try to be flexible and open minded, so we are making a few changes for 2020.  We are always looking at ways to improve and make our race better and more exciting while still giving all breeders the opportunity to participate no matter your finances or personal interests in genetics.  We are trying to perfect a race for all to enjoy. 

So here's what’s new for 2020:

1.    We have added a Unique and Rare colored race for 2020. This race will be flown in conjunction with the normal races that we always fly.  Perch fees will stay the same as the normal race, but the entry fee for this Unique and Rare Colored race is half at only $150.00 per bird.  This bird can also be entered in any of the other Plymouth Peak race items. Regular race, Pedigree challenge and Colored bird that we normally do.

2.    We are moving money from the 250 mile,  we were paying out 24% of money on the 250 mile race. We are moving 10% of that to the last race, and 5% to Champion Bird.

     As always, birds will be chipped and vaccinated upon arrival. However we strongly encourage breeders to vaccinate birds at least 10 days before shipping them. This way when they arrive the shot we will give them will be a booster shot. This has seemed to help with sickness the last couple of years. Also we feel that it is very important to not send birds that are TOO young. Please make sure they are fully feathered with no yellow fuzz. 35 to 45 days seems to be a great age to ship. We would rather have them on the older side than on the younger side. Please realize that birds coming in that are too young still have to compete with 39 other birds for feed and water. They simply do better if they are completely feathered with no yellow fuzz. It also helps to have them weaned for a few days prior to shipping to ensure they are eating and drinking on their own.  

    We are not trying to tell you how to manage your personal birds. We realize a lot of breeders wean earlier that 30 - 35 days, and have their own ideas on what is best for their birds, and that is great because it probably works for them. We are just trying to give advice on what we see works the best here at Plymouth Peak when there is hundreds of other birds involved. Birds that are behind when they arrive tend to stay behind the whole time and don't seem to reach their full potential. 

    Thank you for all of your continued support. We love this sport and love handling your young birds. This wouldn't be possible at this level without the trust and the support of fellow breeders that share our passion. 

    Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or are unclear on rules pertaining to the Unique and Rare Colored Race.

 

 Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Feb-08-2020
JAN.15TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers

Welcome to 2020.  It is crazy to think that we are just a little over a month away from receiving the first young birds of 2020 here at Plymouth Peak.  As most of you have already banded some YB’s or have at least got some breeders paired up, we hope you will keep Plymouth Peak in mind and give us the opportunity to handle another great group of young birds in 2020.

Plymouth Peak is still the only one loft race in America that offers a 7 race series while maintaining a $300.00 entry fee. We train a lot and race a lot.  These birds will see almost 3,000 miles of country between training tosses and races.  We try to be flexible and open minded, so we are making a few changes for 2020.  We are always looking at ways to improve and make our race better and more exciting while still giving all breeders the opportunity to participate no matter your finances or personal interests in genetics.  We are trying to perfect a race for all to enjoy. 

So here's what’s new for 2020:

1.    We have added a Unique and Rare colored race for 2020. This race will be flown in conjunction with the normal races that we always fly.  Perch fees will stay the same as the normal race, but the entry fee for this Unique and Rare Colored race is half at only $150.00 per bird. 

2.    We are moving money from the 250 mile,  we where paying out 24% of money on the 250 mile race. We are moving 10% of that to the last race, and 5% to Champion Bird.

3.    We are considering adding a 400 mile race after our last race. This would NOT count towards average speed or champion bird. It would be it's own race with a separate entry fee. Again this is only something we are considering and is not guaranteed to happen.

 

We have had questions about the Unique and Rare Colored Race, so I will try to clarify:

Here is a list of what Colors are accepted for the Unique and Rare Colored Race: 

 

Almond, Black, Blue Barless, Bronze, Dilute, Fade, Frosty, Indigo, Lavender, Opal, Pure White, Saddle, Recessive Red, Red Grizzle, Yellow (Other unique and rare colors accepted. Loft Manager reserves the right to accept other colors not mentioned if deemed unique or rare. If you have a color not mentioned above and want to know if it would qualify, please email or text us a picture of it.) 

 

Colors NOT Accepted: 

Blue Bar, Blue Check, Blue Grizzle, Blue Splash, Dark Check, Mealy, Red Check

 

                            2020 Prices & Information

Normal Race Fees:                            Unique & Rare Color Race Fees:

Perch Fee: 1 Bird $125                            Perch Fee: 1 Bird $125

                   5 Birds $600                                              5 Birds $600

                   8 Birds $700                                              8 Birds $700

                   12 Birds $1000                                         12 Birds $1000

Entry Fee: $300 per Bird                        Entry Fee: $150 per Bird

Pedigree Challenge Entry: $25

Color Bird Entry: $75

(Unique and Rare Colored Race Birds will be flown in conjunction with the normal Plymouth Peak Race Birds. They may also be entered in with the normal race birds for an additional $300 as well as the other colored bird race for an additional $75) 

For example: A yellow bird entered only in the Unique and Rare Colored (U&R) race for $150 entry fee will only be eligible to compete for the U&R Colored Prize Money. However the same bird could also be entered in the normal Plymouth Peak race as well as the U&R race for a total of $450. Then once entered in the normal race it becomes eligible for the other colored race for $75 as well as the pedigree challenge for $25. So a U&R bird entered in everything would cost: $150 for U&R race  + $300 for Plymouth Peak Normal race + $75 or Plymouth Peak Colored Bird Race + $25 for Pedigree Challenge = $550 Total 

 Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Dec-30-2019
DEC.30TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers,

We hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season so far.  We wanted to take a minute and tell everyone that has supported us in the past,  Thank You.  Without the trust of you the breeders, and the birds you send us every year, this race wouldn't be possible.  So, we really do appreciate all the support that Plymouth Peak has received.  We are looking forward to getting 2020 kicked off.  As most of you have already started pairing up breeders or are at least in the planning stages of doing so, we hope you will keep Plymouth Peak in mind and give us the opportunity to handle another great group of young birds in 2020.

Plymouth Peak is still the only one loft race in America that offers a 7-race series while maintaining a $300.00 entry fee.  We train a lot and race a lot.  These birds will see almost 3,000 miles of country between training tosses and races.  We try to be flexible and open minded, so we are making a few changes for 2020.  We are always looking at ways to improve and make our race funner and more exciting while still giving all breeders the opportunity to participate no matter your finances or personal interests in genetics.  We are trying to create a race for all to enjoy. 

We had a few requests to drop the worst race for each bird. With seven races it only takes one mistake by a bird or one bad race to take it out of the average.  So some great birds never get rewarded.  This is true, however, the great thing about having seven races is being able to reward some phenomenal birds that never made a mistake.  So although there are some great birds that don't end up winning anything, there are equally great birds that stay at the top.  So we will NOT be dropping any races. 

So here's what’s new for 2020:

1.    We have added a Unique and Rare colored race for 2020. This race will be flown in conjunction with the normal races that we always fly.  Perch fees will stay the same on the normal race, but the entry fee for this Unique and Rare Colored race is half at only $150.00 per bird. 

2.    We are moving money from the 250 mile race and adding more to the last race as well as champion bird.

 

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

 

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