Sectors - Pigeons
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SAMDPR results 2014

Once again, the final of this thrilling, lucrative annual race produced a mixture of joy and disappointment, says Thomas Smit.
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Kitchenbrand pigeon secrets

The performances of Kitchenbrand family are unequalled in the history of South African pigeon racing.
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Keeping pigeons race fit

To properly understand fitness indicators in racing pigeons, we need to identify the actual demands of the specific race event we intend to enter. We also need to realise that there are different degrees of fitness and that the fitness curve can be manipulated.
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High-class racing pigeons

If you’re a serious fancier, you’ll make every effort to be at Boet Nasser’s auction in March, says Thomas Smit.
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Pigeons: Role models and front flyers

Whether you are a champion or a novice fancier, participating in the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race will bring you valuable experience, says Thomas Smit.
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Pigeon points champions

Pigeons are judged on the quality and consistency of their races, writes Thomas Smit.
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SAMDPR update

With the final of the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race coming up soon, Thomas Smit previews this hotly contested competition.
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Understanding pigeons CFVs

Understanding the theory of ‘comfortable flying velocity’ will help you do better in long-distance races, says Thomas Smit.
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The pigeon fanciers’ mecca

The Kassel International Pigeon Market is one of the biggest of its kind in the world, says Thomas Smit.
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Pigeons: Good genetics, good results

Champion fancier Joe Lemos’s retirement got off to a healthy start with an auction of his birds bringing in big money, says Thomas Smit.
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