August 2008

Volume 4, number 4.







August 2008.


News, miscellaneous and ‘Buy and Sell’ market.


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Visiting three fancy pigeon

breeders (NL)


Together with Hennie Schwarz, a known pigeon judge and fancier, we made a tour through the North of Hol­land, visiting 3 pigeon fan­ciers. This would be an extra spe­cial day, Hen­nies pre­sence al­ways gi­ving an extra di­men­sion to any Trip. He pic­ked out three fan­ciers for us to visit, each with his own sto­ry and his own breed(s): Joop Lo­ge­mann in Enk­huizen; Cor Meijer in Zwaag­dijk Oost and finally Tabe Kooi­stra in Leeu­warden.


By : Nico van Benten

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Indisputable the Damascene is an an­cient breed and several orni­tho­logists have described the breed in the past. The descriptions were not al­ways alike; sometimes dark eyes we­re mentioned or a cream co­lou­red feathering. One even called this breed a white variety of the Barb. Apart from that the breed was also called Mohammed and surrounded with certain mystery. It was not be­fo­re the end of the 19th century, af­ter having imported the breed form Turkey, that these pigeons were en­te­red at an English show under the na­me Da­mas­cene.


By : Nico van Benten

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This unusual looking chicken breed has be­come popular worldwide, but its history has stirred - and con­ti­nues to stir – numerous con­tro­ver­sies. The lack of exact information re­gar­ding its creation (or at least its arri­val in Eas­tern Europe) makes any attempt to clarify the origins of the breed even more difficult. More­over, the parti­cula­rity of its ap­pea­rance, the same feature that pro­vi­ded the right name for the breed, that is the naked neck, even led to stran­ge popular beliefs.


By : Bobo Athes (RO)

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I’d never had the chance to meet Gerrit Markvoort (NL), even though as a top breeder of Hamburghs for many years he visits most large and national shows – we’ve just ne­ver ma­na­ged to be in the sa­me pla­ce at the same time. So I was really loo­king for­ward to visiting Gerrit and ad­mi­ring his famous Ham­burgh and Frie­sian fowls. It was cer­tain­ly a golden day – due to the sun­shine, the hear­ty wel­co­me and the chic­kens being even more beau­ti­ful than I had ex­pec­ted.


By : Elly Vogelaar

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Cup of coffee, cock?


For breeders, it seems that the sha­pe of the comb in­fluen­ces the be­ha­viour of the chickens. If you raise rose comb breeds like Sebright, Ham­burg, Wyan­dotte, Rose­comb ban­tams and you ex­pe­rience low fer­ti­li­ty, you will learn after reading this article that it’s not your fault and you cannot do much about it.


By : Sigrid van Dort

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Keeping Fancy Pigeons

Part 6


There has been a fair bit written a­bout the do's and don'ts of how to keep Pi­geons. This is just some prac­ti­cal advice from what I have learnt over the last 50 years. It’s not scien­tific, it’s not 'by the book' but it works ! In Part 6: Selecting.


By : Mick Bassett

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For some years Belgian pigeon fan­ciers have been fre­quent­ly con­tac­ted by the Arab coun­tries, South Ame­rica, South Africa and China with the in­ten­tion of sel­ling and thus ex­por­ting fancy pigeons to these coun­tries. What they feared actually hap­pe­ned; the cus­toms au­tho­rities or other ser­vices of the relevant coun­tries did not know the applying name of the rele­vant pigeon breed and get­ting an import licence for an un­known bird was im­pos­sible.


By : Robert Markey (B)

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Quail are a small kind of poultry. The dif­fe­rence be­tween hens and roos­ters is easily seen. Not only be­cau­se of their beha­viour but mostly be­cau­se of dif­fe­ren­ces in colouring and/or mar­king of the head as well. In most cases the roos­ters have a well pro­noun-ced black and white colou­ring on the head while the hens show a sober brown. In this article we will try and tell you some more about the Bobwhite.


By : Dirk de Jong

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Part 1


Proud owners, top animals and stri­king breed products. This time: The Mar­tini Show (NL).


By : Rikus Hagenau

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Part 2


Proud owners, top animals and stri­king breed products. This time: The Natio­nal Show of Belgium in Geel.


By : Dirk de Jong

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Part 3


Proud owners, top animals and stri­king breed products. This time: Poul­try at the 2007 Avicorni Show (NL) and 25th Anniversary of the French Breeds Club in the Ne­ther­lands.


By : Aviculture Europe.

Photos by Dick Hamer

and Peter Goes.

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