Sectors - Pigeons
Show judging criteria for pigeons

What do you look for? And should you apply the textbook requirements of the show to select pigeons for race lofts? These are questions I'm asked frequently by beginners, and it's not hard to see why.
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Now is the time to get to know your pigeons

Once racing is over serious fanciers have more time available to attend to the little things about pigeon racing that make all the difference between winning and losing.
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Levelling the playing field for pigeon racing

It is often claimed that the wealthier fanciers are dominating pigeon racing. But having a lot of money doesn’t necessarily make you a winner, says Thomas Smit.
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Pigeon parasites & malaria

Renowned South African veterinarian Dr Ockert Botha gives advice on prevention and treatment of pigeon diseases.
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Does your pigeon have candidiasis?

Renowned South African veterinarian Dr Ockert Botha discusses the yeast infection candidiasis, in a follow up on his advice in last week's issue on pigeon parasites and malaria.
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Boost immunity, treat canker

With many pigeon disease-causing organisms becoming increasingly resistant to standard treatments, Dr Ockert Botha recommends maintaining a high immunity with natural products. It's better to prevent than treat diseases like crop canker.
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When a racer can't find its way home

With a high percentage of pigeon losses in race and training events, and irregular returning times after races, Thomas Smit discusses the possible reasons why pigeons battle to find their way home.
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The Antwerp connection

To secure the performance link in a family tree of racing pigeons, stay with the fruit and make progress from there, urges Thomas Smit.
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How to become a pigeon expert

You can’t reach the top of your game without top racing pigeons, says Thomas Smit.
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Breeding them slow & steady

Not all races are won by the sprinters, which can be knocked out of the running by adverse weather conditions.
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