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.
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.
Conditions were difficult. The birds had to endure heat and a strong headwind in the final, reports Thomas Smit.
All went well at the prestigious Dinokeng One-Day Loft International Pigeon Race, says Thomas Smit.
Thomas Smit previews the 19th South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race.
Last time, we discussed claims that wealthier fanciers dominate pigeon racing. As we saw, it’s a controversial issue.
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.
To secure the performance link in a family tree of racing pigeons, stay with the fruit and make progress from there, urges Thomas Smit.
You can’t reach the top of your game without top racing pigeons, says Thomas Smit.
Once again, the final of this thrilling, lucrative annual race produced a mixture of joy and disappointment, says Thomas Smit.
If you’re a serious fancier, you’ll make every effort to be at Boet Nasser’s auction in March, says Thomas Smit.
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.