News and Updates
Sep-19-2022
VIDEO: MONDAY SEPT 19 - AM LOFT FLY

MONDAY SEPT 19 - AM LOFT FLY

Sep-16-2022
VIDEO: FRIDAY SEPT 16 - MORNING LOFT FLY

FRIDAY, SEPT 16 - morning loft fly.

The start of video is when we’re still pushing the birds out of the loft & getting ready to push them all up to fly. 1-2 large groups get up on their own, so they’re flying before the others. We’re happy with the birds' progress.
 
 
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Sep-15-2022
VIDEO: SEPT 15, MORNING LOFT FLY

 

Sep-13-2022
SEPTEMBER 12 - LONGHORN CLASSIC UPDATE

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Hi everyone,

 

  • September has been a rollercoaster ride so far. We had the birds locked down from 9/1 to 9/5, expecting there to be a lot of hunting for opening weekend of dove season, but there were NO shots. So on Tuesday 9/6, we started pushing the birds up again, now twice a day, to loft fly. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday there was a large, female Cooper hawk that came several times and got one bird on the ground. The bird wasn't badly injured and is making a good recovery. Then Friday AM, we starting hearing shots, which went on all day - so we just let the birds on the landing board with bath pans. A neighbor down the road said he lost 4 pigeons to hunters on Friday (he uses them to train dogs, not for racing). We heard more shots Saturday, so kept the birds in again. Sunday 9/11 we had the birds loft flying in the evening, and we're back at it this morning.
  • We had t-shirts made and we'll be doing random giveaways, like we did in our 8/23 video. Also there is a STORE on our website now. If anyone would like to purchase items, here is the store link: https://www.longhornclassic.com/store.html
  • Gas in our area just went down to $2.95 gallon - it's been a long time since we've seen it under $3! Great news, since we'll be heading down the road with the birds soon.
  • Hope everyone is doing well! 

September 12, morning loft fly

Got the "cars sales dude" out to help keep the birds flying


September 7 loft fly

There are many groups of various sizes flying at different heights & directions, so its hard to capture it all on video.

What an amazing sight!

Its like the Grand Canyon -

you have to see it in person to get the full effect.


The trailer is almost finished - just need to add the doors

Will start getting the birds used to it this week


Bought a 16' X 40' building with rollup door to use as a feed room / shop


 

Starting to prep the site for delivery

 

 


 

Glad to see this before we hit the road training

Been a long time since we've seen gas under $3


 

Sep-09-2022
FRIDAY 9/9 - SEVERAL SHOTS HEARD, SO NO LOFT FLY THIS MORNING

Early this morning we heard several shots, the first since dove season started on Sept 1st. We've had the birds loft flying twice a day, but are going to keep them in for at least this morning. We will see how the day goes, and possibly let them out later today. We have them pushed out on the landing board with bath pans for now. We are going to keep them in Saturday & Sunday.

 

Sep-07-2022
VIDEO - SEPTEMBER 6 - LONGHORN CLASSIC UPDATE

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Hello breeder friends,

 

  • We pushed the birds up everyday to loft fly until dove season started on Thursday, September 1st. We locked down the birds from September 1 through Labor Day expecting to hear a lot of shots from local hunters, but there were none. Literally, not one. 
  • Starting today, Tuesday September 6, we've ended the lockdown and now we'll be loft flying the birds twice a day - mornings and evenings.
  • We're currently building out the trailer and it will be done soon. Once its done, we will start getting the birds accustomed to the trailer.
  • Joseph LaQuiere of LaQu Lofts stopped by for a visit. The sport is lucky to have such an intelligent, conscientious and curious young man. We enjoyed learning about the mobile breeding loft he built and it's great success.
  • Thank you to the many breeders who contact us with kind words and encouragement - we appreciate it & hope everyone is doing well!

 

After 5 days of lockdown for dove season,

the birds are flying again!


 

We've started to build out the trailer - it will be finished soon

 


 

Birds heading out to the landing board - bath pans are out


 

Many of the birds are molting their neck & head feathers

 


 

We enjoyed our visit with Joseph LaQuiere of LaQu Lofts

Aug-27-2022
10TH FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN PULLED

 

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Happy Saturday Breeders!
We spent all day yesterday and this morning pulling the birds' 10th flights.
Glad to have that done!!

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Aug-25-2022
DRONE VIDEO - PIGEONS LOFT FLYING “INTO THE SUN” @ THE LONGHORN CLASSIC

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Drone video - pigeons loft flying “into the sun” @ the Longhorn Classic

Aug-23-2022
VIDEO - OUR ALMOST 1,300 BIRDS ARE BEING PUSHED UP TO FLY DAILY (WEATHER PERMITTING)

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Our almost 1,300 birds are being pushed up to fly daily

(weather permitting)

 

Aug-11-2022
VIDEO: BIRDS UP-CLOSE ON THE LANDING BOARD

AUGUST 11

The birds up-close on the landing board. Anyone see theirs?

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