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ENERGY, VITALITY ,STAMINA

Article 14 Jack Barkel 26 July 2006

IRIDOLIGY OR SIGNS IN THE EYE 2 

Article 13 Jack Barkel 1 Aug 2002

IRIDOLIGY OR SIGNS IN THE EYE. 

Article 12 Jack Barkel 26 June 2002

RECOGNITION OF PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES

Article 11 Jack Barkel 18 Sept 2000
MY BREEDING METHODS Article 10 Jack Barkel 13 Sept 2000
THE ART OF FEEDING SCIENTIFIC FACTS AND DOGMAS Article 9 Jack Barkel 2 Sept 2000
TRAINING AND RACING YOUNG BIRDS. Article 8 Jack Barkel 26 June 2000
THE ROUND -A- BOUT SYSTEM Article 7 Jack Barkel 19 June 2000
THE ART OF RACING WIDOWHOOD COCKS Article 6 Jack Barkel 12 June 2000
METHODS OF RACING PIGEONS. Article 5 Jack Barkel 5 June 2000
HOW TO PREPARE TO FIND FORM. Article 4 Jack Barkel 29 May 2000
CONDITION AND FORM FOR RACING PIGEONS. Article 3 Jack Barkel 29 May 2000

 CONDITION AND FORM FOR RACING PIGEONS. Part 1

Article 2 Jack Barkel 22 May 2000
MEDICATING FEEDING AND TRAINING FOR RACING. Article 1 Jack Barkel 17 May 2000
Questions
My best pigeon is a hen.I have tried to linebreed back to her.After reading your article 10 I am unsure of how to go about it if at all.What I have done was the following. 1.The hen has got a pearl eye so I paired her with a yellow-eyed cock 2.Their best son with a yellow eye was again paired with his mother.They bred 3 sons,2 with yellow eyes and a daughter. 3.The best son from 2 above was paired to his mother and I breb 3 youngsters. Must I continue or am I wasting the hen? Answer to question 36 Jack Barkel Article 10 6 Oct 2000
I bought your video "It is all in the eye". In your video you said the the only way to reproduce your top stock cock is to pair father to daughter(same eye as the mother) etc. Then in your 3 or 4 generation you put brother to sister with the same eyes of the father together to have a replica of the father. Could you use the same principle to reproduce a top stock hen or is it better to breed towards a cock? How old should a hen be before you start breeding with her? Thank you once again for your advice. Answer to question 35 Jack Barkel Article 10 27 Sept 2000
In the picture of the wings, the rejected bird's wing ended like a butter knife, while the accepted bird's wing ended like a sharp knife. Do you like the last 4 flights (ie 7,8,9&10) to get progressively longer (accepted bird) or too be all the same length (rejected bird), or do you like something entirely different. Answer to question 34 Jack Barkel Article 10 15 Sept 2000
You mention the "humorous bone close to the body, no more than a six millimetre ( žinch) gap". How would one go about in measuring this. If you try to feel the bird in your hand, will you not be squishing the wings together, as to get an incorrect feel.? Answer to question 33 Jack Barkel Article 10 14 Sept 2000
How do you look at the curvature of the wing? I tried, but do not really know what I am too look for. Answer to question 32 Jack Barkel Article 10 14 Sept 2000
When you say "The step creates a faster speed because it forces a faster wing beat, which is all well and good for short fast races, but certainly not for prolonged flight." How long is the short fast races....up too 300 miles, 400 miles, or shorter.? Prolonged flight....300-750 miles...?? Answer to question 31 Jack Barkel Article 10 14 Sept 2000
You mention the yellow eyes for the cock birds. Are yellow eyes better for breeding than pearl eyes.? Answer to question 30 Jack Barkel Article 10 14 Sept 2000
Just spoke to you on the phone (hot line) forgot to ask about the mention of maleria. you give a preventative measure with the use of carbodust. How would one know if any of your birds have the "M" OR NOT. IF they do how would i go about curing this. Answer to question 29 Jack Barkel Article 9 12 Sept 2000
Hi Jack  , I am from Grootfontein in Namibia Afrikaans speaking so mind my English I just want to know when the other articles is comming we are waiting and when your book is going to be published. One question I have a cock 10 years old but its invertile what can I do to get some more babies from him thanks for the articles we are waiting for more please! nico Answer to question 28 Jack Barkel 25 Aug 2000
I was wanting to know how to sex pigeons. Answer to question 27 Jack Barkel 23 Aug 2000
I am a beginer with pigeons,fantails some apear sluggish not active head pulled dowm not flying.Is terramycin ok and how much in the water? It is hard to find information on baisic pigeon care.hope you can help THANK YOU Answer to question 26 Jack Barkel 22 Aug 2000
Would it be ok if i fitted W/hood boxes in one side and perches in the other. Thus pairing the birds up in a particular box and rotating when training. This would help a lot and would not brake their current routine. As you said they know the drill and my wife is amazed every time she rotate the birds. She reckon they know exactly what to do. Answer to question 25 Jack Barkel
What affect would leaving a light on 24 hours have on ones breeders and their young ? Thanks again as the huge amount of time and dedication to these articles is very apparent. Answer to question 24 Jack Barkel
JACK HI , I SAT AT MY PALS LOFT WAITING FOR THE RACE BIRDS WHICH WERE LATE BUT NOTCED THAT SOME OF THE BIRDS HAD MUDDY FEET AND ASSUMED THAT THEY WENT DOWN FOR WATER .THE DISTANCE 230 KMS. THIS LETS ME BELIEVE THAT THE BIRDS DID NOT DRINK IN THE TRUCK BEFORE LIBERATION AS THE WINNING BIRDS WERE IN 45 MINUTES BEFORE. I CAN ASSUME THAT SOME BIRDS PERHAPS WILDER THAN OTHERS AND PERHAPS SHOCKED AND STRESSED FROM BEING IN THE BASKET ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE RACING SCHEDULE . CAN YOU SUGGEST ANYTHING THAT ONE CAN DO TO ENCOURAGE THE BIRDS TO BE HYDRATED BEFORE THE BASKETING TO HOPEFULLY AVOID THESE BIRDS GOING DOWN ON SUCH SHORT RACES.IF THEY DONT DRINK IN THE RACE TRUCK THEY ARE DEFINITELY AT A DISADVANTAGE. Answer to question 23 Jack Barkel
Jack, Thanks for the response on garlic issue.....I think I'll cut back on the garlic then. This year I hatched youngbirds towards the end of February and after reading volumes on youngbird race systems, I decided to try darkening with my birds this year. I have read Rotondo(sp) and several others (to bad you don't have a book out yet, I read everything I can get my hands on). The system sounded really good except I don't think my birds have read any of them. My birds have been moulting body feathers like crazy as everyone says they will, but about half way through moulting, they started dropping tail feathers and flights. They are still flying and routing like fiends. They average about an hour to an hour and a half flying every time I let them out so I believe everything is okay health wise. Our first race isn't until the beginning of August so I think they will be about finished with moulting before then. Am I on the right track here or am I in big trouble. Answer to question 22 Jack Barkel
I have a special squeeker race in five weeks from now and was of the opinion that this would be a good time to pull those tail feathers as you have advised. You mentioned that the blue tongue is and indication of wrong diet, interesting that for I have a hen that's tongue has that blue tip, she is the only one in the race team that shows it, although all that team are on the same feed as indicated above Answer to question 21 Jack Barkel
HOW DO YOU PREPARE THE GARLIC FOR THE BIRDS AND AT WHAT DOSE OR  RATE Answer to question 20 Jack Barkel
You have mentioned the use of garlic in the water(which I do use).Is there any harm in using garlic on a daily basis?(Sure doues make the loft smell good and keeps the flys out). Answer to question 19 Jack Barkel
You also stated that 1 cup of food should feed 10 birds…. Is that one cup of food daily or twice daily? Answer to question 18 Jack Barkel
Hi Jack, I certainly hope you continue this great information site. When you make up the depurative mix, what is the actual reason for the brewers yeast. I have tried sunflower seed, not appreciated by the birds at all but as you indicated and I probably do (spoil them, just a bit.) I don't know what the calorific value of sunflower seed is but your advice to try it is good enough for me. Answer to question 17 Jack Barkel
Read your medication program with interest. Your recipe is for one liter of solution. Is this stock solution that you then add to the water at a future time, or is this the concentration of the drinking water that you give to the birds? Answer to question 16 Jack Barkel
When medicating…. Do you recommend pulling the grit and when do you put it back.? Answer to question 15 Jack Barkel
With reference to medications and the mention of Oxyvital, which is not available in the USA, would you recommend that we above the equator use Mycosan T ? Answer to question 14 Jack Barkel
When you mix the depurative, how many birds does you mixture treat and can it be decreased for a smaller group. Answer to question 13 Jack Barkel
Is there a substitute for sunflower seed? Answer to question 12 Jack Barkel
I eat soup with different size soup spoons, please define the size or measure of the spoons you use. Answer to question 11 Jack Barkel
If I can't get these things here in the USA what do I substitute for……….. ( TERRAVIT) Answer to question 10 Jack Barkel
Do you place any importance on the length of flights when racing and training. Answer to question 9 Jack Barkel
Is the cup you refer to the standard 250ml size. Answer to question 8 Jack Barkel
I know you said that one can send a bird 7 times in a row but. are their some sort of warning after the seventh week. Would it be 7 weeks of long distances or am i still ok as i only stay 200km from liberation point. Answer to question 7 Jack Barkel
This question is important to me. Are the birds feet suppose to be warm or cold. I happened to handle some of the birds when i made my selection on Friday and left the ones with cold feet. If it is a problem what is it and what do a person do to rectify it. Answer to question 6 Jack Barkel
.I also noticed one bird yesterday regurgitating its food but isolated it as i did not know why it does this. This particular bird seems okay afterwards and at evening feed was eating ok and hasn't done it since... What could cause this? Answer to question 5 Jack Barkel
I have one question: You mentioned that a strong dose of garlic in the water "IF the breast is blue" will soon rectified the problem. Do you think that B12 will also rectified the problem. Answer to question 4 Jack Barkel
Hi Jack, I have mostly relied on my husband when pooling my weekly race bird, we have a good money race coming up this week end and I have to choose between two good birds. My question is , what would I look for to choose between them. Answer to question 3 Jack Barkel
If for some reason, eg: bad weather for several days) one is unable to let birds out for their daily training exercise, do you adjust feed in any way to compensate for the lack of flying. Are the birds subject to gaining too much weight. Answer to question 2 Jack Barkel
I would like to try this condition thing as an experiment for one or two races. I.E. our sales race in August. You mentioned that a person should train as little as possible. Would that be loft flying or can we take the birds down the road at least once a week. Also, when would you reckon a bird peaks within the seven weeks and would that particular bird be useful in the future.
Does this bird have to be mated or can i just remove the feathers as illustrated.
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