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A bit of nostalgia, Louisville, KY

Dec
10

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

Dec
09

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

Nov
03
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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Pigeon fanciers take on RSPB over killer hawks

Sep
29
Pigeon fanciers take on RSPB over killer hawks

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

http://flip.it/1n98I

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Egg

Aug
21
which Red is the Cock which red is the hen?

Well todays event in my world of Tipplers , I found an egg on the floor today. too late in the season to sit on. Even though the shell was broken the skin was not.

What time in life do you Tippler people pair up? Or in this sense not pair up. I am waiting to split the cocks from the hens but got to work out who is what sex..... which Red is the Cock which red is the hen?

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What colour is my hen?

Aug
20
Dun Hen

What colour is my hen she is similar to a blue but more fawny/dun ? any takers or opinions

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Hello welcome feathered friends

Aug
19

Well I purchased my first real tipplers the other week drove the five and a half hours there & back.( Englands a foreign land to me see, lots more people) Quarantined them. Wormed them. Sesquisi'd them . put them in to the bath. wondering what to do next. they are old birds so no out of the cote yet.

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new in tipplers

Jun
02

Hi everyone im Ali, new on this site and new in tipplers or still looking for some..

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First NTU Fly

Mar
21

Only two weeks away for the beginning of the NTU first old bird race on April 5th. Are the birds ready? I am thinking that there's some folks out there right now training their old birds in what is a dangerous time to be letting out the birds when there is so many BOP out there.

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