We have 269 birds/perches taken care of and (3 to check in yet this morning) 266 showing on wincompanion.
I am expecting 60 - 70 this week maybe more! The health this year despite all the rain has been holding, and
at this time all things are good. The birds are enjoying the new expansions to the loft and I feel we are right
on track.I appreciate your participation in the race this year and will do my very best with the birds.I feel truly honored
to handle your birds and to have your trust.We have lost a few breeders who were planning on participating this year due to illness and even death. This
was one reason you may have noticed the reservation numbers go down as I deleted them from the site.If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.Bud281-924-5197
We started accepting birds May 1st and we are receiving birds on a daily basis. We have 80 birds in the loft, and 92 perch fees taken care of with over 200 reservations. We are on track to start with over 300 birds.The health of the birds has been extremely good this year. We have only had one bird with an issue and the owner was notified and will be sending a replacement.Several people who have sent birds have not included the $25 PER BIRD for average speed. If you do not include this with the perch fee your bird will not qualify for average speed awards.You can go to the Texas Holiday Derby link from the top menu bar on wincompanion to see if you are included or not.If you received a free perch fee from last year, traded perch fees or bought perch fees from a donation or raffle, this $25 is/was not included. It is due when the birds are received if you want your birds to qualify for avg speed awards.Many hours and several thousand dollars has gone into updates to the loft this year. I think you will like them. We are finishing up these upgrades over the next week and will post pictures on the website when we are done.We are on track to have over 300 birds this year, 400 is our limit. Share this race with your friends! The more participation the bigger the payouts!As always if you have any questions feel free to contact me at 281-924-5197BudTexasHolidayDerby@gmail.com
Hello Breeders and race followers
So far (started accepting birds May 1st, we have 52 birds in the loft and expecting birds from at least 4 more lofts tomorrow. Should be close to 100 birds the first week. at that pace we should surpass our goal of 300 with no problem by the end of the month.
If you are on the fence about sending birds to us, I hope you will send them, we will do our best.
As always if you need info or help, feel free to give me a call!
Since the 1st is on Friday, go ahead and send your birds now if they are ready. Things are coming together and we are looking forward to a great season! Any questions feel free to give me a call!
We are gearing up for a great 5 race series in 2020! Thank you for the opportunity to train and race your young birds!
If you would like to receive updates in your email box please go to www.TexasHolidayDerby.com scroll to the bottom of the page and put your email in the box provided and click on the SIGNUP box. Shortly you will receive an email with a link to click on to verify it was really you and a real email address was used. You can opt out at any time.
There will also be updates posted in our Facebook group page aptly named Texas Holiday Derby if you want to signup there you can.
I encourage you to also go to the website and read through all the rules page to be sure you are apprised of everything. Maybe the most important thing for you to know is if you want to compete for average speed you must send $25 per bird with the perch fees to go towards the average speed prizes.
We are accepting birds the same time this year, May 1st to May 31st. These should be hatching between March 15th to April 15th.
The loft is getting an update or two. We are adding an 8' x 20' avery with perches, 6' high. We are also adding a couple more quatintine pens. and adding another 8' x 8' section.
Once again welcome and please invite your friends!