Articles 2021 (English)
At this time (12-10-21)
In this time experienced fanciers sometimes get questions from novice fanciers (there are still there) what they can do to help the pigeons through the moult perfectly. The answer is astonishingly simple:
My twelve commandments (01-10-21)
When some colleagues make a report on a champion, they sometimes have them list a dozen things that the champion considers vital to his success
One of the most evocative pigeons of this century is ´Harry´ of Dutch Jan Hooymans. Few fanciers who will shrug their shoulders questioningly when they hear or read this name. During life already a legend
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.
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
Sometimes an answer (02-09-21)
No one has a monopoly on the ultimate pigeon wisdom. Not columnists, not champions, not vets
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.
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
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
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?
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
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.
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
Special pigeons (10-03)
Most of us once had pigeons or remember them because they were different for some reason.
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