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News and Updates
Jun-01-2020
THE BEGINNING OF THE END...OF ACCEPTING BIRDS THIS YEAR

Hello Breeders, we are coming down to the wire here

accepting birds for this years race.

This is the last week to accept birds unless you have

already made arrangements.

Replacements until July 1st.


 

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.

Bud
281-924-5197

May-25-2020
MEMORIAL WEEKEND

Hope you are having a blessed Memorial weekend, If you are a veteran, many thanks for your service. If you are not a veteran, hug one and tell them thank you for their service! 

Just a quick update. We have 216 birds in after today (picking up 2 this afternoon) and expecting +/- 100 this week. That will put us over the 300 target.

Several people have contacted me saying their babies will not be ready till the first week in June. so if you are in that situation also we will also take them next week. Replacements can be sent until July 1st.

We have only had 3 birds needing to be replaced, all 3 for different reasons. The owners have been contacted. The overall health is excellent.

As always any question or concern fell free to give a call!

Bud
281-924-5197
 
May-18-2020

Hello Breeders, just a quick update

We have reached the halfway mark in receiving birds; 2 weeks in and we have 150, right on target with 2 weeks to go for our target of 300 birds. There are 141 showing on wincompanion and I got 9 today which have not been checked in yet.

I appreciate your support and confidence. If everyone who has indicated they are sending birds follows through, we will have about 330 - 350 birds for a great start.

The first group from week one will come out of quarantine this week and start their trap training.

The health has been very good this year, I am cautiously optimistic.

Any questions feel free to get in touch with me.

Bud
281-924-5197
May-10-2020
WE STARTED ACCEPTING BIRDS MAY 1ST AND WE ARE RECEIVING BIRDS ON A DAILY BASIS.

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 281-924-5197

Bud
TexasHolidayDerby@gmail.com

May-06-2020
SO FAR A SUCCESSFUL FIRST HALF OF THE WEEK

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!

 

Bud

281-924-5197

Apr-27-2020
ITS TIME!

Hello Breeders,

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!

Bud 

281-924-5197

Apr-23-2020
ONE MORE WEEK

Hello Breeders,

 
Our hope is this note finds you all in good health and spirits during this trying time.
 
One more week and we will be accepting birds for our one loft race you can drop 
them off or mail them. We will be accepting them until May 31st with replacements 
until June 30th.
 
If you have not yet gone to the Texas Holiday Derby web page and signed up to receive 
updates now would be a good time. The signup link for the updates is at the bottom of
the front page at www.TexasHolidayDerby.com
 
Thanks again for your support!
 
Bud 
281-924-5197
Apr-07-2020
3 MORE WEEKS!
Hello Breeders! 3 more weeks and we will be accepting birds for this years race series.
 
May 1st is right around the corner.
 
This years series will be 5 races and a little bit different format so please review the
website for all the details.
 
Sorry I have been out of touch. I hope this finds you all in good health and spirits,
I was extremely ill for a bit over 2 weeks but am back on track now and finishing up the
improvements to the loft over the next 2 weeks.
 
As always if you have any questions please feel free to contact me 281-924-5197 or by
email, TexasHolidayDerby@gmail.com
 
 
All checks make payable to Texas Holiday Derby.
 
We look forward to handling your birds again this year!

 

 
Feb-25-2020
HELLO BREEDERS & WELCOME TO THE TEXAS HOLIDAY DERBY FOR 2020!

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!

 

Bud