News and Updates
Sep-08-2021
MISSING BIRD LIST

We continue to take replacements/last entries through September 17.

From the manual hand inventory, here are the missing birds that can be replaced:

328-AU21-APC Loft

365-AU21-GENE

685-AU21-TSR

989-AU21-LAZY AC

1109-AU21- BOOK

1188-AU21-HOP

2357-AU21-VITA (skinny and should be replaced)

7070-AU21-BON

16593-MX21-FMC

16594-MX21-FMC

Sep-07-2021

We isolated our clock problems over the last few days - sending BOTH  our two Unikons to Deister today for repair - one for battery change and other for defective switch/and not holding the clockings.

As such will be finishing up the tedious job of handchecking manually recording every bird in a spreadsheet, comparing to the current bird list and see which ones are missing! Our goal is to complete by end of day today.

 

Aug-25-2021

We are in the process of hand inventory - chip check by this weekend ~!

Any missing birds can be replaced through Friday Sept 17th.

Finally some dryer days in Arizona ~!

 

 

Aug-10-2021
RAIN - RAIN - RAIN

Rain, rain and more rain ~~! Is this really Arizona? Not complaining - our dams are filling up with the much needed water !

We will start a hand inventory this weekend - 

Great weather to get those entries in - much, much cooler ~!

 

Jul-28-2021
SHIP NOW - UNTIL SEPTEMBER 3

Cooler temps and we have finally started to dry out - we had more rain in 2 weeks than we had in many years combined ~~!

Continue to ship - we are taking birds until September 3rd. Training starts in mid to late December - so ample time to get through a good moult.

Best regards

Steve

Jul-22-2021
UPDATE: KEEP THOSE ENTRIES COMING IN ~~!

We are just at 200+ entries with about 6 weeks to go - expecting about 350 entries - which is a good manageable number.

Some cleanup still remaining from the storms - and the birds will be back out in full force.

Lots of rain with slightly cooler temperatures - weather patterns everywhere has been unpredictable.

Until next update - 

Jul-12-2021
CALM AFTER 2 NIGHTS OF STORMS ~!

All calm today after 2 nights of strong storms up to 70mph winds. Several lofts flipped on both nights close to us ~!

Fortunately the OLR is ok - just a few birds still flying around outside after the excitement. They escaped through the loading dock that blew open. We have to make adjustments to one of the OLR lofts that shifted with the winds - but super thankful that nothing catastrophic happened to the OLR.

Thanks to the great guys in my club that loaned me 2 lofts for my local youngbird team and brought them over and setup this morning. Now to get my local team to trap in there - 

 

Jul-10-2021
BAD STORM LAST NIGHT ~~!

WE had the worst monsoon storm came through last night that I have experienced....

For the OLR, the loading section(where we load birds onto the trailer) was blown open and off the blocks. The feed storage area roof was blown off - 20 birds from that neighboring section that we were in the process of settling got out through the open section and are outside flying around still. Those birds have only been outside twice. The rest of the One Loft is intact and those birds are all in and safe.

Not so lucky on our local loft and widowhood loft where we fly the local Arizona races - those two local lofts were destroyed ~!

Looks like a microburst came through the area - downed trees everywhere!

Update later once we get through the cleanup~!

 

Jul-06-2021
SHIP LATE HATCHES NOW TO ARIZONA CLASSIC DERBY UNTIL SEP 3.

Hope everyone had a great July 4th.

All good here at Arizona Classic Derby - we are in the process of settling all the birds on the property.

We are expecting a sizeable group of birds from Canada in the next couple weeks- if you need to get on board, contact me for the next shipping specifics. The Canadian birds have done extremely well here in Arizona over the years.

After yesterday's count, we are missing 2 birds - breeders will be notified shortly.

 

Best regards

Jun-27-2021
LATE HATCH ACCEPTING BIRDS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 3RD ~!! $75 PERCH FEES...

Hot hot hot - it's been hot but the birds seem to be acclimatizing nicely ~!

Different things in the water on different days for healthy stomach and gut - Entero Plus, Primilac, ACV, Ocean Fly King products, Oregano-based extracts....

Accepting birds through September 3rd - send your late hatches. Several breeders have called and indicated they will be sending birds in July - we are expecting 300 - 350 birds.

 

Best regards

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