View all New York Times newsletters. Something is not right, the birds are losing their control,'' says Frank Zelinski, of Wallingford. The birds' getting lost adds a new factor of risk and uncertainty in what is already a declining sport, says Philip Tucciarone, 73, of Stamford. There aren't many young people involved in this.
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Zelinski and Mr. Tucciarone, are continuing family traditions that began in the Old World. Tucciarone explained that the sport takes a lot of work. The training of the birds begins when they're only a few weeks old, he said.
First they're allowed to become familiar with their home loft, then they are taken 10 miles away and released, and then they're progressively taken much farther off. To get pigeon feed you have to go as far as the Bronx, said Mr.
Tucciarone said. Free download. I got the call from the rescuers who were all upset and could not understand why someone would do something like that.
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What to do with them all What would I do with them? Racers that have done nothing as a young bird or as a yearling and show no signs of being a potentially good breeder are culled.
Culled [killed]. I haven't come across anyone wanting to keep a pigeon as a pet and I wouldn't give a cull to anyone wanting to improve their stock. I don't have the time, money, or energy to keep birds that have not proven themselves as racers nor showing potential in being a good breeder.
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Subject: Re: Mike Sordahl--"Keep the best cull the rest. Normally I raise around fifty birds each year. I train hard and I have never had more than two or three that I have kept at the end of the year.
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