good fly today


Had a kit of young birds up today let them go for 4 hours I think they would of gone a lot longer but dont want to push them to hard it was very hot and that the longest they flown up till now

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New Year beginnings


Been out of the loop for a little while due to the fact that my brother was diagnosed with a brain tumor and died on March 22, 2016. The family emergency put me out of the loop for a few months and now I'm just getting back to my work and pigeon matters. I will be posting a few things for sale in the near future. At the moment I have a book entitled "Breeding Better Pigeons" by G. H. T. Stovin published in 1964 that is a must for any pigeon breeder. I have an extra copy in GREAT condition and will let it go postage paid throughout North America for $50. postage paid.

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The CNTU will be hosting their AGM on Sunday, January 10th, 2016.
The time will be 10am-1pm

Location: Erin Mills Twin Arenas, ON 2ND FLOOR
3205 Unity Dr., Mississauga, ON (906) 615-4760

More information can be found by visiting the website in our links section. (

A bit of nostalgia, Louisville, KY


Last night I was reading Nino's nostalgic post that reminded me of a photo that I just came across yesterday. I've been sorting and organizing lately and stumbled across these three fellas. I was having a senior moment and the location escaped me for a time before I recalled the location that brought these three together. I think it was the Louisville Young Bird show around 20 years ago (Oct 1997).

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The birds behind the hours


The other day I posted some very interesting information about Wilf Lovatt who was the first man to reach 20 hours. However, David Fuller brought to my attention that there was certainly a lot more information regarding this man's birds and his wonderful times. According to the obituaries of Albert Hartshorne, Wilf had flown some birds that were bred by Albert. The obituary stated: "Albert supplied Wilf with a lot of pigeons that he flew big times with, including one in the 20 hour kit". This is not the first time this sort of arrangement has existed and this is obviously something that often works.

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First to 20 hours

Photo of Wilf Lovatt standing by his loft.
Photo of Bob Funk and Wilf Lovatt standing in front of Wilf's Loft

Who was the first man to fly 20 hours in competition? I believe it was Wilf Lovatt of Stoke-on-Trent

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A Visit to Wilf Lovatts loft


The attached article from the 1972 APJ describes a complete visit to the loft of Flying Tippler Legend Wilf Lovatt. The story is told by Robert B Funk who many know as a known tipplerman himself from the United States. He writes from Florida. The article is very good and I recommend anyone to read it. Lovatts are a family of Tipplers that I flew in the late 80's and early 90's.

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Pigeon fanciers take on RSPB over killer hawks

Pigeon fanciers take on RSPB over killer hawks

Has anyone read this article? It's very good.

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Next ITF event

The registrations for the 14th ITF event are open and 7 of us are already in. 4 from the northern hemisphere, 3 from down there under. Considering the proportionate number of fliers here and there, the Aussies are on the top right now.
The upcoming ITF event is going to be held on the weekend December 20-21, 2014.

CNTU Show & Picnic

Visit the CNTU webpages at to learn more about the events taking place this summer in the CNTU


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