Paul Groeneveld Takes Home the Gold (Again!) in the 2024 Season Opener!

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What a way to kick off the 2024 season, folks! Paul Groeneveld absolutely stole the show in the first race, and let me tell you, it was a sight to behold! Let's dive into this incredible feat. Liberated at Dawn, Home by Mid-MorningThe race kicked off bright and early in...

Bon Voyage to our feathered athletes: Wishing all pigeon-fanciers a successful 2024 season!

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As the days lengthen and the promise of summer hangs in the air, racing pigeon enthusiasts across the globe are gearing up for another exciting season. To all our fellow fanciers, we at Pigeon Boss & Derby AS Croatia extend a hearty welcome and our best wishes for a season filled...

Wings Paralyzed by Crowds: The Invisible Danger of Overcrowded Lofts in the Pigeon Racing World

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Keeping too many pigeons in overcrowded lofts, both in general pigeon racing and in one loft races, has severe consequences for the health and performance of our pigeons. In this article, we delve deep into the negative effects of overcrowding in racing pigeons, exploring the relationship between overcrowding, poor results,...

Marathon Flights and the Success Story of NL.06-2026038 "Barry"

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One of the most challenging aspects of pigeon racing is the marathon flights, also known as long-distance races. These races are among the longest and toughest in pigeon racing, with pigeons sometimes having to cover up to 1350 kilometers before returning to their loft. Marathon flights are the ultimate test...

Wind, Warmth, and Resistance: The Revolutionary Feeding Strategy Propelling Racing Pigeons to New Heights

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Optimizing the nutrition of racing pigeons is crucial for their performance during races. Traditionally, nutrition is adjusted based on the distance pigeons are expected to fly. However, this approach does not account for the variable conditions pigeons may encounter during their flight. A strategy based on the likely number of...

The Use of an Incubator for Racing Pigeon Eggs: An In-depth Guide

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In the captivating world of pigeon racing, breeding healthy and strong racing pigeons plays a pivotal role. The use of an incubator when the pigeons are away is highly advisable and provides peace of mind for both the enthusiast and the pigeons. One thing is certain, pigeons are much more...

Florea Sorin – The Heartbeat of Romania’s Racing Pigeon Fervor

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Pigeon racing, a sport as old as time, where the flutter of wings stirs the passions of enthusiasts and the cooing of the birds resonates with the beating of their hearts. Among the luminaries of this sport, one name echoes with particular resonance across the globe: Florea Sorin, Romania's premier...

Elevating Your Pigeons to the Global Stage with Effective Social Media Advertising

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In the dynamic world of pigeon racing, the challenge of getting the right attention for our feathered champions amidst a crowded landscape is real. With large auction platforms dominating the scene, many exceptional pigeons and their keepers often find themselves overshadowed. Targeted Reach & Level Playing Field:Social media advertising is...

Trichomoniasis Gallinae in Racing Pigeons: A Comprehensive Exploration of the Disease and Control Strategies

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Racing pigeons, faithful companions of humans for centuries, are often utilized for top-level competitions and races. These birds are renowned for their endurance and navigational skills, making them ideal participants in long-distance races. However, like other animals, racing pigeons are susceptible to various diseases, among which Trichomoniasis Gallinae, also known...

A Spectacular Show of Speed and Strategy: The 2023 Derby Carmelo Yupi Season's First Final

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The Derby Carmelo Yupi, one of the most anticipated one-loft racing pigeon events in Spain, celebrated a breathtaking first final for the 2023 season. On the 23rd of March, at precisely 8:15 AM, the skies near Algora were dotted with the vibrant flutter of racing pigeons embarking on a challenging...

“De Dure” The Story Behind the Legendary bred by A.P. Overwater

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In the world of pigeon-fanciers, there are a few iconic names that are synonymous with endless success and championships. One of those names is A.P. Overwater from the small Dutch village of Strijen. But it's not just the pigeon-fancier himself who enjoys fame; it's primarily his famous pigeon, NL.92-2905050, who...

The Derby Super Star Winter Edition: A Controversial Conclusion

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On the foggy morning of March 22, 2024, 1,218 pigeons were released for what was meant to be the climax of the Derby Super Star Winter Edition. This finale, a grueling race of 505 kilometers, was the final hurdle of a series that began with a modest 5-kilometer training session...

Sky Kings: The Unstoppable Ascendancy of Hardy Krüger, Germany's Youngest Pigeon Racing Prodigy Turned Legend

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Prepare to be captivated, racing pigeon aficionados! Allow me to unveil the scintillating journey of Hardy Krüger, a living legend who shattered norms and rewrote history in the pigeon racing world. Picture this: A young prodigy, merely 13, gets entranced by the sky-racing wonders, laying the cornerstone of a legendary saga....

We'll Tell You: The Heartbreaking Story of Charel Van Laer and the Night His Pride Was Stolen

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In a world where the biggest scandals and most shocking events grace the front pages, a drama unfolds in the small town of Pulle that seems to interest neither the major auction houses nor the news sites. Oh, Charel Van Laer is certainly not a VIP customer at one of...

The Unbeatable Legacy of Ganus Family Lofts: Meet B.09-3181936 “Wolverine” – The Million-Dollar Bloodline!

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Attention all pigeon racing aficionados around the globe! Buckle up because what we're about to share is nothing short of extraordinary. Allow us to introduce you to the unparalleled Ganus Family Lofts (GFL) and their legendary bird B.09-3181936, popularly known as "Wolverine"! 🕊️🌟 The Phenomenon That Is GFL Ganus Family...

The Incredible Battle in the Sky: The Fate of Pigeon Racing

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In the whisper-quiet dawn, where once the air was filled with the flapping of pigeons, now hangs an oppressive silence. Pigeon racing, once a thriving pillar of tradition and community spirit, teeters under the pressure of inequality and a threatening exodus that concerns enthusiasts. The latest figures reveal a true...