News and Updates
Jul-10-2018

From 114 degrees hot down to 80 degrees and rain - The monsoon is officially here ~~! We had 70 mph wind gusts at the airport and several microbursts reported over the valley. No damage here at the lofts - This week we will keep the birds in as we do not want to risk them breaking a wing or leg with these dust storms. Instead we will focus on a hand inventory/chip check with the clocks and all the birds with our first live inventory.

Our replacement period ends this Sunday July 15th.

Now to get through the moult in July/August....

Best of luck to all ~~!

 

Jul-03-2018
HAPPY 4TH JULY ~!

We want to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th July as you enjoy with family/friends/time off etc...

Our current intake is at 359 birds. We have a few more entries incoming by breeder request and also a couple replacements  by July 15th.

99% of the birds are looking and feeling well, with lots of wing flapping at feed time, chasing, hens laying, perch joustling, etc... all great signs of health.

The first 250 birds have had their 9th and 10th pulled, booster vaccinate for PMV/Pox (0.2ml).The best of Versele Laga for feather growth and development (Junior Mix, Show Mix, Energy Mix), All n One grit, B-pure, Digestal, and feather supplements. The later entries that were/will be given PMV shot on arrival (~100)  will be allowed to settle and mature for another month before giving a follow-on PMV/Pox booster full dose. Training does not start until October - so ample time ~!

 

Thanks for your support - we do our very best with your birds to realize their full potential.

 

Jun-25-2018
JUNE 25TH UPDATE

www.arizonaclassicderby.com

Hello everyone,

THIS IS OUR LAST WEEK FOR ACCEPTING ENTRIES -
If you do need to send - REPLACEMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL JULY15th -
If you need a few extra days for those youngsters in the nest - please
contact us (480) 215-4255

We are very pleased with the overall health of the birds with very few
replacements needed.

Currently at 348 birds in loft; 400+ reserved; loft capacity 800 birds
...Get those May/June hatches in to a 5 race series - 150, 200, 250,
300, 350+. Training starts in October for a November series. If we
lose your bird prior to the start of training - full perch
refund/credit.

Test your best in the Arizona, New Mexico, Texas race course.
If your birds can win on this course - they can win anywhere in the world ~~!.

Thanks for your support
Steve F.

Jun-21-2018

www.arizonaclassicderby.com

328 birds in loft; 400+ reserved; loft capacity 800 birds .... Accepting until June 30th ...Get those May/June hatches in to a 5 race series - 150, 200, 250, 300, 350+.

Test your best in the Arizona, New Mexico, Texas race course with the best local record of ANY OLR manager in the OLR business - flying against up to 65 flyers and up to 1500+ birds.

...

If your birds can win on this race course - they can win anywhere in the world ~!

My Arizona FEDERATION race record:

2018 - 1st Average Speed, 1st Champion Bird, 2nd Champion Loft

2017 - 1st Champion Loft, 1st Champion Bird

2016 - 1st Champion Loft

2015 - 1st Champion Loft, 1st Average Speed, 1-2-3-4 Champion Bird

2014 - 1st Champion Bird, 2nd Average Speed, 2nd Champion Loft

2013 - 1st Champion Bird, 2nd Champion Loft

Jun-16-2018

Rain, rain and rain ..... was planning to pox/booster pmv this weekend - will have to do that during the week when it clears. Officially the start of the monsoon here.

317+ birds in loft, 418 online reservations - TWO more weeks to go of accepting birds until June 30.

If need be, you can send replacements to July 15th.

 

All is well -

Thanks for your support ~~!

Jun-11-2018

300+ birds in loft; 400+ reserved online ....  3 more weeks to go of accepting birds (until June 30th)...

Health is optimal -  had to pull one bird and put into the sick bay last week.

We will be pulling flights/booster pmv/pox and check electronic bands this weekend on the earlier arrivals. Birds that arrive later will have theirs done after settling/routing.

Thanks for your confidence ~!!

Jun-03-2018

280 birds in loft; 395 reserved online ....  4 more weeks to go of accepting birds (until June 30th)...

All is well - get those April/May hatches in to a 5 race series - 150, 200, 250, 300, 350+. 

Test your best in the Arizona, New Mexico, Texas race course with the best local record of ANY OLR manager in the OLR business - flying against up to 65 flyers and up to 1500+ birds.

This is where  we (Irish Syndicate) also test our gene pool.

Thanks for your confidence ~!!

 

2018

1st Average Speed, 1st Champion Bird, 2nd Champion Loft

 

2017

1st Champion Loft, 1st Champion Bird

 

2016

1st Champion Loft

 

2015

1st Champion Loft, 1st Average Speed, 1-2-3-4 Champion Bird

 

2014

1st Champion Bird, 2nd Average Speed, 2nd Champion Loft

 

2013

1st Champion Bird, 2nd Champion Loft

 

 

May-28-2018

Bird list updated~!

We did a hand inventory - missing 2 birds - breeders notified.

All else is well - 5 more weeks to go of accepting birds. All of the bigger OLRs are full - still time to get those May hatches to our race. We will accept until Jun 30. Any replacements an extra 2 weeks if you need the time.

 

Thanks for your confidence ~!!

May-22-2018

www.arizonaclassicderby.com

Several breeders have boxes of birds on their way this week - Currently at over 370+ reservations with 230+ birds in house. We expect to get close to our reservation list numbers this year.

Our routine - all birds shipped this week are placed in a quarantine loft and given probiotics, ACV or oregano based supplements in the water. They will be also given PMV/Pox vaccinations after they have acclimatized out of the boxes.

Still several weeks left to sign up with those April/May hatches  - your birds are in VERY capable hands.

Here is a sampling of our results in our Arizona Federation (with 55-65 flyers typically and 1000+ birds flying). Our race record is THE best in Arizona ~~!!! Our OLR record also is second to none around these parts ~~!

 

2018

1st Average Speed, 1st Champion Bird, 2nd Champion Loft

 

2017

1st Champion Loft, 1st Champion Bird

 

2016

1st Champion Loft

 

2015

1st Champion Loft, 1st Average Speed, 1-2-3-4 Champion Bird

 

2014

1st Champion Bird, 2nd Average Speed, 2nd Champion Loft

 

2013

1st Champion Bird, 2nd Champion Loft

May-17-2018

Birds enjoying their surroundings - As we head into the warmer months, much prep with Oregano-based, ACV, Probiotic based products to condition the gut. Along with the best of Versele Laga feed and supplements ~~!

Just over 6 weeks left to get those entries in - we start training in October, so lots of time left.

Last year we started training on October 11 - did 25 tosses for a total of 1167 miles of training. We believe this is the right balance - not overtraining and taking the race out of the birds before the races - and NOT undertraining like some races do with 10-12 tosses. We actively fly successfully in our local club, combine and Federation and have done this year after year winning all accolades, and championships on 3 different courses in our area.

This 2018 series is a 5-race series from 150, 200, 250, 300 and 350-400. The last race we would like to get 8 hours of wing time on the birds - to achieve that, if we have to we will extend the race to 400 miles max !

This will be an interesting series with a 300 and a 350 - it will take a special bird to achieve top honors here. Send your best to test and get great feedback on your pairings in the Arizona desert terrain across New Mexico and Texas - 

 

Thanks for your support ~

 

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