News and Updates
May-31-2020

Our first dust strom blew through yesterday - it has been a windy week.

Another hand inventory will be done Monday to see if any birds are missing.

The birds are currently in four different sections - to minimize any possibility of sickness. We have 7 sections to house brids..

 - Best regards

May-25-2020

Happy Memorial Day ~! Thanks to all the brave men and women for their selfless sacrifice in times of war and the unheralded heroes in the ongoing current struggle ~!

May-24-2020

Very very windy here with 25 mph gusts on Saturday - have not been able to let the birds out for inventory due to high winds.

We checked the birds and removed two that did not look right - will notify breeders shortly if they do not shape up in a couple days.

Best regards

May-18-2020

All good at Arizona Classic Derby -

Hand inventory on Monday - will notify breeder if any birds missing ~!

We will stick with the Unikon clock for this season - we had planned to switch to Benzing M1 but was unable to get a response in time possibly to all the ongoing COVID issues. All birds will be chipped and ran through the antenna later this week.

Stay safe ~

Steve

May-04-2020

All is well - birds are healthy ~!

We will have a pickup at JEDDS this Friday May 8th at 10AM ...

call 480-215-4255

email steve@irishsyndicatelofts.com

Apr-20-2020
ACCEPTING BIRDS NOW ~! PAY PERCH SEP 1.

Hope this finds everyone well amidst these pestilent times of uncertainty.

  • All requested birds have been shipped.
  • Our OB season was cancelled to Corona VIrus (stay-at-home requests from Governor) one week after our OLR 365 mile Final.
  • We can hold all remaining birds to fly our next OB season or you may request return shipping or request me to pair them up for you and breed a round for you.
  • Up to that point (6 races to 365 miles), we did win 1st Average Speed, 1st Champion Bird, 2nd Champion Loft, 2 Federation wins against 36 flyers/~800 birds.

NOW ACCEPTING BIRDS ~~! 

We will schedule a pickup at Jedds in May, June and July – please give us a headsup so we can schedule the time as it gets closer.

 

Here are the WIN-WIN specifics of our season.

  1. Accepting birds through August 1 – replacements thru August 15.
  2. SHIP BIRDS NOW - PERCH FEES DUE SEPTEMBER 1.
  3. Perch stimulus:

$90 perch fees each for 6 or more – if you lost birds last season, 1 free for every 3 entries.

               Example 1: Enter 6 birds, add 2 free = 8 perches for $540 ( $67 per bird).

               Example 2: Enter 3 birds, add 1 free = 4 perches for $300 ($75 per bird).

  1. On top of that, Entry fees due at 230 mile race ~~~!!!!!!!
  2. 2018 – No blowhome final 1260 ypm with 985 mile training.

            2019 – No blowhome final 8+ hrs with 1265 mile of training before 1st race

            With training between races (13 tosses between 5 races = 650 miles).

  1. Live video streaming for releases/arrivals with our new Gigablast High Speed Internet at lofts, live login for GPS tracking on training trailer.
  2. Five (5) really impressive trophies for Average Speed, 1st place ACD350, ACD275, ACD230,ACD200.

 

I pray that everyone stays safe, practice social distancing and heed those in authority.

Apr-01-2020
POST RACE RETURN BIRD SHIPPING DETAILS

Horizon single bird shipping boxes have NOT arrived as scheduled - so will be delaying return shipping until Monday. We also have a Governor's Stay at Home order - but the post office is still open - so we will ship while practising Social Distancing ~!

If they do not arrive this week, we will be modifiying the old shipping boxes over the weekend to avoid costly shipping charges.

Regards

Steve

Mar-26-2020

Checks/paypal is going out by Monday. 

If you have over $600, please send a W-9 if we do not have one from you in previous years.

Alternatively, you can leave a credit towards this next series and reduce the reporting of the $.

Bird return requests have been noted and will ship out on Monday.

 

Looking back, we trained a lot more than we intended to after the early challenges in getting the birds to the races.

We did 1915 miles of official road training (1265 miles before 1st race, and 13 training tosses between the 5 races totaling 650 miles).

We felt it was necessary to get the conditioning with those 45 - 55 miles repetitive tosses.

The website will be cleaned up and archive the recently completed series. We are adding content to the Rules, and Media pages and

2020 Sign-up is Open. Look for our pending "Perch Stimulus" offer, and complementary perches to those who lost birds in our recently completed series -

 

Best regards

Steve

 

Mar-23-2020

8+ hours on the wing with variables winds along the course, 3 birds arrived from the East - what a tremendous performance - congrats to these two breeders Lazy AC Loft (Al Coury) and RDM Syndicate based in Ontario.

The consensus here at the lofts were 2:30 - 3:00 pm; I was inclined to more like 4 pm. Hauler indicated that birds took one circle and oriented immediately towards home.

27 day birds - even at dark when we locked the lofts. More birds are trickling in this morning. The clocks will stay on through Tuesday. I would like to mail birds back on Monday ($60 per 1 bird box; $10 for each additional bird).

Email: steve@irishsyndicatelofts.com

Text: 4802154255

Any birds not requested will automatically continue with our local races - and you may have them back after the races complete.

If you had more than $600 in winnings and we do not have your info from past years - please send a completed W-9 (scanned to email  or regular mail). Checks and paypal will go out shortly ~!

 

Thank you for your support this season in spite of all the challenges we faced. I will have more commentary on this when the dust settles.

 

Mar-22-2020
***** RELEASED *****

Released from Ft Hancock TX a 7:00AM; 46 degrees, under partly cloudy skies and light NW winds (headwind).

The normal route  is usually Ft Hancock - Las Cruces 300 - Deming 250 - Lordsburg 200 - Safford 100 -  if you want to check the weather along those stations.

Based on the steady winds, the birds could be pushed north of those stations which could make for a long day - based on yesterdays Arizona Federation race from Organ NM. All the local pigeon guys are predicting a tough race.

The good news is most stations are under 10 mph along the course - but 10 mph headwinds/crosswinds for 365 miles is a challenge - as such birds were appropriately loaded ~!

Best of luck to all - stay safe, healthy and prayng for God's mercy to heal the land, and deliver us from this pestilence ~!

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