News and Updates
May-07-2018

Birds continue to enjoy their lazy surroundings basking in the Arizona climate.

We are at 184 birds now with 353 signed up. There are also several breeders that have verbally committed.

One bird was removed and put back into quarantine section- looked a little bit down. We will treat him separately and keep a close eye on his section.

All else is well - still 8 weeks to get those entries in until June 30th.

Best of luck

 

May-01-2018

349 reserved perches (with several more committed verbally); 169 birds out of quarantine to the main loft; several more in the holding loft before they get to join the main loft.

Birds are enjoying 80 degree temperatures this week ~!!

Nothing much to report - keep those entries coming through June 30th. Training starts in October - so plenty of time to send those May/June hatches ... Birds are thoroughly trained out BEFORE any activation money is due, and we train between races ~!

Five races to test your birds across 3 states of Arizona, Mexico and Texas 150-200-250-300-350+

 

Best of luck

 

Apr-23-2018

Birds are coming in now that the bigger OLRs are full - still plenty of time to get those entries in. Our training starts in October and we are accepting birds until June 30th. If you are looking to get into a top One Loft Race - this is the one that will train and test your best along our race course from Arizona thru New Mexico to Texas. On the final race, if there are tailwinds, we will extend the race out to 400 miles. Our series 150, 200, 250, 300, 350 - 5 races to see what your birds can do ~~!

Health is great - all birds on property have received at least one PMV/Adeno vaccine in addition to the vaccines administered by the breeder - the birds are alert, healthy and enjoying life.

Best of luck

Apr-13-2018

Pleased so far with the health of the birds.

Our loft emphasis is on space, natural supplements (ACV, garlic, probiotics, oregano-based) in the water, best of Jovatti minerals, Versele Laga feed (we are a distributor - import several containers per year) - so the birds are NOT lacking anything in nutrition and supplements. When it comes to training, we are at the top of the pack in OLR. We actively fly YBs and OBs and that keeps us razor sharp winning most championships in the tough Arizona Federation with heat, headwinds, dust and adverse conditions.

Your birds if you choose to leave them after the season will be flown to 540 miles on our tough Federation course or in an optional yearling series if there is enough support to make it meaningful and rewarding.

Our capacity is 800 birds comfortably - loft is elevated with expanded metal floors, twice as many perches as birds, walk out aviaries the entire length of the loft, and in the Summer months during the moult huge fly pen nets 30 feet x 48 feet.

We are not all hype as eveidenced by our results - consider all of the above when sending to the newer OLRs. Don;t just jump on the bandwagon and overload a loft without reason. An overcrowded OLR will naturally be reduced by health issues and excessive losses in training.

 

Best of luck, and thanks for your support.

Apr-05-2018
SHIPPING UPDATES

1. Arizona Classic Derby and Tucson Triple Challenge are in collaboration for the breeders that are shipping to both Arizona races. We are just over an hour away from each other.

You can ship to one location (either one) - just designate which birds you want to go to Arizona Classic and which you want to go to Tucson Triple Challenge and Zaheer and I will get the birds to the respective lofts. This will save you some shipping $ if you are shipping to both races.

 

2. We will be at JEDDS in Anaheim, CA on THURSDAY APRIL 12TH. We can pick your birds up from JEDDS if you like - no shipping charge.

 

Best regards

Steve F.

 

 

 

 

Apr-04-2018

All birds on property have been given at least a PMV vaccine (0.2ml). Several breeders have vaccinated twice prior to sending in - this is a good practice in the nest, and post-weaning.

Birds are rolling in now that the bigger OLRs are filling up. Our capacity is 800 - and we had one of the best statistical records  as an 2017 OLR handler.

Again here is your opportunity to send to a top handler (just winning 1st Average Speed by over 4 hours, 1st Champion Bird, 2nd Champion Loft in the tough Arizona Federation from 175 miles to 540 miles). We know what it takes to get your birds in condition year over year as evidence by our stellar and unparalleled performances in the Arizona Federation ~!!

Keep them coming - our final race is end of November, and training starts October ... so even June birds are prime for this schedule.

Thanks for your support ~!~!

Mar-23-2018

All is well ~~!

Birds are healthy and enjoying our 80-90 degree weather from the aviaries this week. Currently we are limiting each section to 60 birds until the loft starts to fill up. Unlimited access to Jovatti Grit minerals, Versele Laga redstone and Grit, probiotics...probiotics...probiotics and the best Versele laga feed.

Our final race of the Old Bird Season (175 miles to 540 miles) is next week - I will summarize the results of your birds that were left to fly our Old Bird series in the Arizona Federation. All birds were trained during the week 50-70 miles 3 times, and then on the club trailer 100 miles every Saturday (for 7 weeks) for the birds that did not go to the races. The races started off with very fast speeds for the first 4 races up to 270 miles vs approximately 1000+ birds every week. The 5th race from 358 was a smash with only two day birds on our side of town. The 6th race from 415 miles - we had a very good race but again only 2 day birds on the long end (which we had). The remaining birds will go to 250 mile race this week and either a 400 or 500 miles(double race weekend) the following week. The summary spreadsheet will show you which races your birds participated in and result.

 

Thank you for your support and confidence ~!

Mar-05-2018

All is well ~ Temperatures are getting to 80 this week - 2018 entries are enjoying the weather ~~!!

Now accepting birds ~~!! In our 3rd year and getting better every year. Arizona Classic Derby had some of the best statistics in OLR races 2017. Test your best on our race course that spans 3 states... Arizona/New Mexico/Texas

In 2017:

275 paid perches.

200 went to the 1st race (200 miles) - 72%

189 went to the Final race (348 miles - winning speed 1372 ypm) - 68% 

Final race 119/189 returned in race time - 63%

 

Feb-26-2018

The first birds are being moved from quarantine loft into the regular loft - all looks good. Inventory will be updated tonight to reflect that. They have been vaccinated for PMV, Pox, Adeno.

Test your birds in the Arizona desert - if they can fly here, they can fly anywhere ~~!!

Thanks for your support ~~!

 

 

Feb-19-2018

We have 36 birds in the loft for the first week. They all look fantastic - settled and healthy.

Thanks for the support - there are quite a few returning breeders who have not signed up yet but have committed to sending for 2018. We hope to get to our goal of 500 this year.

All is well in the Old Bird loft - Old Bird racing has begun. For those that left their birds from 2017 to fly our Old Bird series, I will

send a separate email with results. 

 

Best regards

Steve F.

 

 

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