How many of you have paid hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars in perch fees for birds that didn’t make it to the first race? Or even worse - after paying the entry fee, your birds were lost before the final race? Not only are you losing money, but you also don’t have the assurance that your current breeding schedule will be successful. Without results from completing a race series, you lack measurable breeding data.
I asked Mike Ganus and Mathieu de Clippel how they prepare young birds for shipping to one loft races. Mike Ganus because he sent me 45 birds over a 3-year period and not one got sick. Mathieu De Clippel because he’s the Product Manager with Versele-Laga of Belgium and is involved in the Belgium Master One Loft Race.
From these conversations, I put together pointers every breeder should consider:
I would like to thank Mike Ganus and Mathieu De Clippel for their time and helpful information.
We would love your feedback and any breeding tips you have!