Pigeons

Let’s hear it for the reds!

Some dismiss red pigeons as "hawk feed", others have had great success racing them. Thomas Smit says colour is only skin deep.

Cape Town fanciers 1st and 2nd

Albert Lingenfelder and André Mills have again made their mark, this time in the inaugural Western Cape Classic, says Thomas Smit.

Birdy and her remarkable mates

We’ve written a good deal about the world’s best One-Day Loft racer, but very little has been said about its breeding mates, notes Thomas Smit.

The top 2015 SAPIR results

The Hot Spot series and the final of this invitational have been concluded, enabling a few fortunate fanciers to impress their bank managers,says Thomas Smit.

A touch of Kaasboer class

The recent success of GJT Lofts is largely due to a very special bloodline.

Birdy’s top genealogy

The Birdy family is among the biggest money spinners in One-Day Loft competitions in South Africa and elsewhere, says Thomas Smit.

The birds flock in for the big race

The 20th SA Million Dollar Pigeon Race, due to be held early next year, is once again attracting top-rate entrants from around the world, says Thomas Smit.

Beneke Lofts

The multiple award-winning father-and-sons team at Beneke Lofts discusses their partnership and champion racing pigeon lines with Thomas Smit.

Talking to pigeon fancier Deon du Toit

Deon’s first racing season in the Kalahari Pigeon Federation was in 2014, and his birds led from the start, writes Thomas Smit.

Charles Carlson Jnr’s pigeons auction

Top racing pigeons were on offer at Charles Carlson Jnr’s auction at the end of April. It’s not often that a collection of such excellence becomes available at a single...

Flying high for 150 years

With R1 million in combined prize money expected, this is one race you can’t afford to miss, says Thomas Smit.

SAMDPR pre-final results update

More than 30 countries entered the 19th SA Million Dollar Pigeon Race, notes Thomas Smit.

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