Now that November has passed our pigeons have just been paired and this gives us some time to explain our method.
All our breeding pigeons and old widowers were put together around 27 November. Breeding pigeons have given usable pigeons in recent years and they have improved the quality of the loft. Old racing pigeons are bred because they have performed well and it is expected that the young can also be an added value. Yearlings are used for winter breeding.
Yearlings usually do not make it into the breeding program, although exceptions can be made for yearlings who have achieved exceptional performances in the previous year. But normally the yearlings must first earn their stripes before they are used in the breeding program.