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Update on this year's birds - 2017-07-20

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Things are progressing well at the Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race. We are happy to report that at this stage the mortalities are significantly less during quarantine compared to last year. We have had a comprehensive health and vaccination program and the pigeons are looking well. Numbers are swelling at the race loft as we add new pigeons to the flock. We are seeing that pigeons are settling quickly as they are added to the free flying pigeons after a short containment period. Soon a further 1200 pigeons from our quarantine site will join the main flock, once their mandatory quarantine period is over.

A further shipment of pigeons from Europe will be received shortly and will be open until about the 10th of August to receive any late entries.

We have increased the camera coverage at the lofts and will live stream training tosses from an early stage. We will also have "pooling" available where entrants can enter the pools on a weekly bases. More information on this to follow.

Thank you to all the fanciers who have sent us birds so far this year. We are very excited for the races to begin!

The 20 countries participating at the moment are;

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Kuwait, Netherlands, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Zimbabwe.

Herewith a few videos of the birds at the main race loft;

https://www.facebook.com/victoriafallswcpr/videos/1693215604318590/

https://www.facebook.com/victoriafallswcpr/videos/1689414261365391/

https://www.facebook.com/victoriafallswcpr/videos/1693201997653284/