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Condition and form are you ready let’s go for it condition and form in general if you have ever studied power lifting training is designed to allow an athlete to peak his performance on the day or just shortly before the day of competition this is what we try to accomplish with racing pigeons our goal is to ship our birds to a race when they are at their best

To fly this race in combination with form and condition we are also trying to send them with motivation within our racing systems to put them in the best psychological condition for the race this chapter covers form how to identify it and how to create it and how to keep birds in form for the longest period of time how to recognize form many fanciers have many

Definitions of what to look for in determining form read as much material as you can and soon you will get an idea of what form in your loft looks like here is my list of how to identify form health first and foremost your racers need to be healthy look for signs of good health to include bright and clear eyes snow white wattles and their feet and feathers should be

Free of any fecal matter the bird should have plenty of plume fitness hold the birds upside down and clear the feathers from the keel the skin should be rosy pink like your lips if the flesh is blue the bird was overspent on the last race and is in no shape to fly again so soon if the flesh is white or near yellow the bird is most likely fat or nowhere near coming

In form these birds should be exercised and road trained do not send them to the race they will be a waste of your money the bird should feel quirky in your hand a heavy bird needs lots of road training and is being fed way too much it’s an easy calculation to know that every bit of extra weight will require energy to propel this pigeon through the air do no send

Fat pigeons this is a waste of money vitality the bird should be lively in the loft and when flying lively does not mean excited and knocking about lively means it should carry itself with vitality a bird that is listless or looks tire probably still as tired or is not in shape feather quality in the blood i do not send a bird when he has primary flights in the

Blood when studying the mulch you will notice that when a bird is growing a new flight feather there is a period where the quill grows out and is full of blood in this stage an injury to the quill could be very bad for the bird during this time the health of the bird has a very direct impact on the quality of the new flight i believe it is not good to ship birds

When they are in this stage there will be another chapter on molting but old birds are best raced before the fifth flight has been dropped there are systems to control the molt psychological state motivation confidence a bird should have the right psychological state there are two elements to psychological state first is the psychological state within the loft

My term for this is his motivation if flying natural the bird should have a mate if the mate was lost the week prior and this bird has not remated it is probably a waste of time to ship him slasher a bird should be shipped when he can fly a slasher best race if flying widowhood the routine used prior to shipping must be implemented birds need to have motivation

To race to their full capabilities the second element of psychological state is confidence a bird coming off a good week who is still in form can go back to the races a bird who is a day or two late must be retrained with remedial road training it’s about giving them confidence so they can push on and fly their hardest if they continually get beat into the ground

With tough races and are not given time to recover they will loose the will to race a bird who is done well is a few short races can jump to the long races a bird who is not done well at the short should not be jumped into the long just as training is about building confidence racing is about building confidence as well

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