News and Updates
Jul-22-2020
LOWER TEMPS THIS WEEK - SHIP BIRDS NOW ~~!

The last few days were gusts and potential monsoon - had a few drops of rain.... so we will continue to let out Groups 1-4 and wait for better days on Groups 5,6,7 and Observation Group...

 

All good - keep those entries coming in until August 15th.... quite a few still committed to ship ~!

Jul-18-2020
SHIP ALL ENTRIES BY AUG 15TH - INCLUDING REPLACEMENTS

By request we are extending the entries through the same period as replacements - August 15th.

Some breeders are on the borderline - training starts in November - so these entries would be perfectly poised.

 

Starting Sunday 19th - we will be working with Groups 5, 6 and any birds that were removed from their sections and placed in Group OG (Observation Group). We should have our new electronic chips soon and will chip Group OG and Group 7 as soon as the chips arrive this week. Then we will do a hand scan of ALL entries in the loft for inventory/any replacement purposes.

 

Best regards

Jul-14-2020
SHIP BIRDS NOW THROUGH AUG 1ST - PAY PERCH LATER ~~!

We hit the magical 300 entries today - still several weeks to get those birds in with several breeders still committed to shipping from our Resrevation List.

The birds get to Phoenix AZ and the distribution center calls me directly to pick up the birds as they arrive. In this way, they are not sitting on a heated dock or in a truck waiting to be delivered - they are in an AC controlled environment until I personally pick them up.

We pulled 4 birds into the Observation Bay for some TLC - excess water in crop, and skinny - being the usual symptoms in this dry heat here. Breeders have been notified if advisable to send a replacement. These birds when recovered are put in a separate section and do not join the main groups until later - this to minimize the spread of anything.

Settling continues - no troubles with older birds - we soap the wings on the older ones - plus with this heat they do not take off into the sunset~!

We ordered some more electonic bands today as we unknowingly ran out - so ALL the later arrivals will be chipped soon and inventoried on Wincompanion.

 

Best of luck to a great series ~!!

 

 

Jul-11-2020
ACCEPTING BIRDS UNTIL AUG 1ST - REPLACEMENTS AUG 15

Continue to work with settling all the birds in groups - The temperatures are hot - and settling is easy as the birds do not take off as much. So feel free to send older birds (even if they have dropped flights) - no issues settling here ~!

During the acceptance period, we will be settling in groups and as such all birds will not be in daily clock scans.

We will do a hand scan/ chip check in the next week to show ALL birds currently in loft in a single inventory. Any bird that iwe have noticed absent in a group - breeder has been notified.

It is going to be a great series - send birds now, take advantage of our Perch Stimulus - pay perches in September.

 

Jul-08-2020
SHIP NOW UNTIL AUGUST 1ST; REPLACEMENTS THRU AUG 15TH

Clock is on today for the groups that are outside today and tomorrow - Out around from 4pm to 7;30pm.

NOTE: All settled birds are NOT on this list - birds are being kept in 8 separate sections and released different days to minimize the spread of anything ~!!

Clock is finally up and running (had to borrow a club unit). Still messing around with Unikon this season as we were unable to switch to Benzing in time. 

Jul-04-2020
SHIP NOW - PAY LATER - 4 MORE WEEKS ~~!

Happy 4th July USA ~~! Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy 4th July celebrations ~!

Birds are outside today -  the groups are still being let out separately throughout the acceptance period and to be kept in their sections to minimize the spread of anything. It has been windy all week and OLR birds were kept in  - on my own local birds there were a few busted chests and banged-up feet.

4 more weeks to accept birds until Aug 1st... replacements thru Aug 15th.

Jun-29-2020
ACCEPTING ENTRIES UNTIL AUG 1ST, REPLACEMENTS AUG 15TH

Windy since Saturday - Sun thru Tue with gusts up to 45 mph .... all birds are IN lockdown -

We will continue settling birds on Wednesday...

Check breeder list to see if you have any birds MIA -

The temperatures are in the 90s this week - ship those entries in.... will be a great series ~~!

 

Better update later in the week - we will start running settled birds through the clock/antenna.

Regards

 

Jun-26-2020
PERCH STIMULUS- SHIP NOW, PAY LATER ~!

6 more weeks of accepting birds until August 1st, replacements through August 15th ~!

Final race in January - so no bird will be at a disadvantage - all would have matured, fully moulted and trained.

Groups 2 and 3 have now been merged and outside together.

Groups 4 and 5 will be settled starting Monday.

We will cut flights on Groups 1,2,3 while the other groups are settling. Booster PMV and Pox by July 4th -

Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate;

Probiotics, probiotics, probiotics ~!!!!

Jun-21-2020
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL THE PIGEON DADS

The fires are burning to the far Northeast of us and South of us in Tucson and with no help from the winds. Seem like judgment day is all around on many fronts - ~!

We did get Groups 2 and 3 out on Friday. Kept them in on Saturday. The winds are less than 10mph today and will get them out again 2 hours before sunset.

On the older birds that are sent in - we are not taking chances - as precautionary we soap those wings down and have pulled 9 and 10 on those birds making them easier to settle.

Any birds arriving this week will join Group 6 in quarantine with full access to aviary.

One bird is MIA - breeder notified!

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads - take the time to be with family today - God bless ~!

Jun-15-2020
SHIP BIRDS NOW, PAY PERCH FEES SEPTEMBER

All good here at Arizona Classic Derby.

We are in a good cycle of health - NO birds in sick bays, and continued use of Probiotics, Ropa B, Apple Cider Vinegar, Vita Pro Combo vitamins and electrolytes.

Very windy few days and we have not been able to let out Groups #3 and #4. Easier to settle birds in 100 degree temperatures (they don't fly), but under windy conditions (very risky).

Remember to take advantage of our perch incentives to pay later, and free entries if you lost birds in our last series - it is the best One Loft deal out there....

 

Best regards

 

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