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Articles 2021 (English)

Fooled (21-09-21)

When money starts to play a bigger role, as in pigeon racing for a quarter of a century, people become more and more resourceful. At the time, it was a reason for Klak to create a 'blacklist'. That was a list of fanciers who could not buy pigeons from him any more because of disappointing experiences.

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Beware (08-09-21)

There are quite a few (great) champions who claim that they have already tried all supplements possible, but never did they see any improvement in condition

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Sometimes an answer (02-09-21)

No one has a monopoly on the ultimate pigeon wisdom. Not columnists, not champions, not vets

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Old or too old? (28-08-2021)

There are quite a few things in this sublunary that affect my mood and that I am not very good at. In particular:

-Trucks trying in vain to pass each other. With a huge void in front of them, behind it blinking and honking fellow motorists.

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Of everything (17-08-21)

Am I answering one of the emails of that day again or I am startled by noise in the street. When a car also stopped I wanted to know what was going on, I went forward, followed by my granddaughter of 14, and then we saw it too

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Pass or fail (06-07-21)

There are people who, when they buy pigeons somewhere, only have 'bad luck'. They fail with every bird that they import

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Handling young birds (15-05-2021)

How come your youngsters trap so well? Both after loft training and from the races? Why do you not "show" the partner when you basket birds before a race?

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Causes of failure (05-04)

The man who called had already invested a lot in pigeons, only bought from real top fanciers but without result. You hear a story like that more often

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Pigeons, people and Darwin (24-03-21)

Someone who had a lot of impact on my pigeon fancier life was Jos. He came here  for almost 40 years and has experienced quite a few things.

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Good or 'good?' (12-03-2021)

I read much less about pigeons than I used to and that has everything to do with becoming more critical as you get older

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Special pigeons (10-03)

Most of us once had pigeons or remember them because they were different for some reason.

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Also important (09-03)

Performance is what matters most in pigeon sport. For me as well. You do not want to know how many "tricks" were used, all with that one goal

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Maybe something for you? (27-02)

It has been years ago that, due to circumstances, I was only able to have the lights on for half of my pigeons the last few weeks before the winter breeding.

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