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home to many "blackie" weinel birds/omer van walleghem

 win 1069-96 silver cock 

van walleghem-imbrecht


 
 
BIO

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          My family of Imbrecht pigeons have a unique history. It all started with a well known man, Admiral " Blackie " Weinel. It all came together with a bird I purchased at an auction that took place at the San Diego Club house. This is when I aquired a bird sent to the auction from Omer Van Welleghem. The pedigree showed that the mother of this bird I just purchased was from Blackie Weinel. The background is from LaFou and Old Red bloodlines.





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This win is dedicated to my friend Blackie Weinel. "...it's only a pigeon race".
     
     
     




SHIPPING LIMITATIONS YES OR NO

Limitations is a topic that can get flyers all fired up. I have heard the argument that "a big release is more competitive", so true. However, that is only part of the equation. The other side is the accumulation of points. Back when we used a stall trap you would never see 6 birds from one loft clocked within seconds of each other. So the points accumulated would be less than with a scanner that we use today. If your on the short end shipping 50 birds, chances are you lead in points. I feel that reduced shipping quantities would level the playing field regarding points collected. Will the flyer shipping the most birds be the CHAMPION, no. The flyer with the best BIRDS and SKILL to train will be the CHAMPION.
     
     Finally, I would think one way to level out the points issue would be to put a 25 bird limit on all short races. Think about it.
     John @ Hillhaven Loft.




Humane Society. Donate.

Today I had to put down my dog. You know what that feels like. Called my vet and was given some numbers to call. The cost to do this varies as I found out. Starting at $350.00. However, the Humane Society of Escondido did the service for $60.00. Now you know. Please donate to the Humane Society in your area.



SMALL RACE TEAM

            Back when I was training and loosing yb's, I was contemplating not flying old birds. Ok, so now 4 races later and a 10 bird team and I am looking forward to more racing. I have noticed the small teams on the weekly Combine report are right in there. Way to go. My birds have 2 slow races and 2 fast races. With a small team one can feel closer to the readiness of the birds. My loses were partially my fault and well you know the rest. Hopefully next year my team will be more than 25 birds when we start racing. Good Luck small teams. John @ Hillhaven Loft. 3/15




FRIENDLY BACTERIA.

Recently I made a discovery about our friendly flora. Now I have been using "friendly flora" for many years, sometimes forgetting how important it is. My birds get 4 days of friendly flora the 20th of each month. The constant monthly treatment will reduce or eliminate the need for medicating. Birds will look real sharp and feel very good, always.

Oh yeh, the discovery. I was shocked to hear that some flyers dont have a fresh, ready, supply of a probiotic on hand. Primilac or F.B.B.-3, birds need this. 

 





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