Wednesday, August 24, 2011

AU MINUTE - "LITTLE BELGIUM"

Pigeon racing, as a competitive sport, was developed in Belgium.  There is an area near Tampa, Florida nicknamed "Little Belgium" because of the number of pigeon fanciers who move there.  That's where they go to retire, and participate in heavy racing competition.


The AU's Executive Vice President, Bill Mitiu, recently moved there.


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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

AMERICAN RACING PIGEON UNION SOUVENIRS

OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY FROM THE AMERICAN RACING PIGEON UNION
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If you missed the Centennial Celebration, you can still have part of the party.  The Centennial t-shirts, mugs and convention bags have almost sold out, but we do still have some in stock.

T-shirts have been reduced to $10, plus shipping.  Convention bags have been slashed to $5, plus shipping.  Coffee mugs $8, plus shipping.  Call today (800-755-2778) to order yours!  They make great gifts and promote the sport. 







We hope you have made reservations for the 2011 AU Convention.  To register go http://www.azpigeonfederation.com/au2011.html  

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

RETIRED UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR RACES HOMING PIGEONS


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RACHEL ANDERSON HILL


Although he would never admit it, one of the most successful racing pigeon fanciers in the region, and perhaps the world, is Tulsan Dr. John Lamberton. A retired university professor, Lamberton breeds, trains and races champion homing pigeons with the help of his wife, Morgan; three sons; three stepdaughters; and 10 grandchildren on his family ranch, which is tucked away on Lookout Mountain in west Tulsa.
Pigeon fanciers across the globe look to him to learn about everything from constructing the most effective lofts to his preferred pre-race diet, and he is showing them the tricks of the trade — secrets from the sport’s fancier legends — through a comprehensive website, video blogs and instructional DVDs.

Read entire article:
http://www.tulsapeople.com/Tulsa-People/July-2011/Fly-away-home/