Sectors - Pigeons
Tips for winning distance races

To be successful in racing pigeons, you need discipline and hard work. You need to examine the racing programme to understand what's expected from the pigeons and how to train them to give their best within the demands of the programme.
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Observing and training winning pigeons

Importing good pigeons isn't as important as how we train the ones we have, writes Thomas Smit.
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Born to the pigeon loft

Danie Barnard's dad kept pigeons all his life as a non-competing fancier, so Danie Jnr was raised in the pigeon loft.
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All in the eyes of the pigeon racer

The qualities of a good racing pigeon aren't always visible at first glance, writes Thomas Smit.
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It’s Million Dollar Pigeon time again!

Thomas Smit previews the 19th South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race.
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Keeping your pigeons healthy

Many factors, including environment, can affect your racers, writes Thomas Smit.
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Pigeons: advice on preventing disease

Maintaining strict hygiene is of primary importance in keeping racers free of infection, writes Thomas Smit.
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Managing late-bred racing pigeons

It is important to take into account the weather conditions in your area when breeding, writes Thomas Smit
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A basic pigeon loft structure

Last time, we discussed claims that wealthier fanciers dominate pigeon racing. As we saw, it’s a controversial issue.
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Protocol at pigeon auctions

Thomas Smit explains how auctions differ, and offers some words of caution.
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