The Gysie Britz story

SAMDPR pre-final results update

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

Foreign, yes. Feral, no.

The racing pigeon is fully domesticated, the result of two centuries of experimental breeding, and they are certainly not an invasive threat, as some claim.
Leave our pigeons alone!

Leave our pigeons alone!

The attempted banning of pigeon racing was staved off by prompt action by the South African National Pigeon Organisation. But Thomas Smit believes that the controversy is far from over.

SAPIR 2014 roundup

Conditions were difficult. The birds had to endure heat and a strong headwind in the final, reports Thomas Smit.

Dinokeng 2014 results update

All went well at the prestigious Dinokeng One-Day Loft International Pigeon Race, says Thomas Smit.

It’s Million Dollar Pigeon time again!

Thomas Smit previews the 19th South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race.

A basic pigeon loft structure

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

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.

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.

How to become a pigeon expert

You can’t reach the top of your game without top racing pigeons, says Thomas Smit.

SAMDPR results 2014

Once again, the final of this thrilling, lucrative annual race produced a mixture of joy and disappointment, says Thomas Smit.
Keeping your pigeons healthy

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.


Watch out for rabies!

This deadly zoonosisis a real threat to all warm-blooded animals.
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