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  • NBRC Bulletin Deliveries

    One of the most common complaints from NBRC members that seems to appear on internet roller forums, email groups, and chat rooms, has to do with a few members complaining that they have not received their Bulletin on time. There are a number of reasons for this. By providing the members with more information about…

  • Congratulations to 2016 National Champs, Mark Ritter and Ma Lee

    Mark won his 2nd 20 bird national title in 3 years, an outstanding accomplishment. Ma won the 11 bird title with an exceptional  high score. Both reside in region 4A which speaks volumes of compliment for the roller fraternity in that region. Thanks to “Iron Man” Ferrell Bussing for accepting the responsibility to judge the national…

  • Mangile’s Pigeon Pages

    Mangile’s Pigeon Pages Pigeon Genetics Newsletter Issue #67 July 1973, pages 27-29. WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE “DIRTY” COLORATION? by: Robert J. Mangile      When one observes a flock of Homing Pigeons it is evident that some of the blue pigeons are of a much more  “dirty” appearing coloration (not “smoky”) as compared to…

  • What is A Breed? by Cliff Ball

    What is a breed? To put the question more precisely, what are the necessary conditions that enable us to say with conviction, “this group of animals constitutes a distinct breed?” A useful definition of “breed” is that a breed is a group of domesticated animals that are similar enough (usually by appearance, production, or origin)…

  • Preventing Pigeon-breeder’s Lung: Nasal Irrigation for Pigeon-keepers by Cliff Ball

      Bird Fancier’s Lung (BFL), also called bird-breeder’s lung and pigeon-breeder’s lung, is a subset of Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP). This disease is caused by the exposure to avian proteins present in the dry dust of the droppings and sometimes in the feathers of a variety of birds. It is mainly present in bird droppings, however.…

  • Birmingham Roller Breed/Performance Standard

    For several decades the breeding and flying of the Birmingham Roller has had no real written breed or performance standard beyond personal opinions described in various pigeon journals, letters between fanciers, communications on internet sites, and the individual opinions of judges during competitions. As a result, controversy and confusion have dominated the fancy. Operating primarily…

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