There are many ways to breed racing pigeons.
The methods that we use in our loft are the result of over 50 years of animal breeding. We believe in them and have had outstanding success in a number of different species using them. While they certainly don’t represent the only way it can be done, these references describe in detail the breeding of racing pigeons as it is practiced in our loft:
In any breeding program the single most important thing is to know what you want to produce. Your program can have no lack of clarity in this regard if it is to have any degree of success. “That’s easy”, you say. “I want to produce race winners!” Well, actually, that’s a little too vague. Do you want to produce winners at all distances flying with a small old bird team, or do you just race young birds and so you want winners at all distances for only the young bird stations? Or, do you want to win the futurity races? That’s too vague also. Do you want to win the tough course futurities or are the futurities you enter more of a six hour course? Maybe you want to compete in them all, but you just want to be competitive with a shot to win from time to time. There is no single correct answer for all flyers. It completely depends on what you want from your birds.
The objective of our breeding program is to develop a discrete number of families that produce consistent and uniform offspring. The characteristics of each of these families is different though and by crossing these families in various ways, they produce a uniform crop of outstanding flyers suitable for a particular flying situation.
In breeding racing pigeons it is essential that one understands that there are many different genes that affect racing performance; perhaps as many as one hundred.
These are the pairs we will be breeding from in 2016 (the list will be added to until complete around the first of January):