Following our interest in breeding and genetics we ventured into the world of pigeon racing. We fly under the loft name C.D. Dovecote which stands for the Charles Darwin Dovecote. (Dovecote being another name for pigeon loft).
Our loft required unique design consideration to prevent our birdie hunting dogs from harassing our racing stock at every opportunity. We knew the solution was to put the aviary high of the ground to let the birds have some peace. The second objective was to come up with a design the neighbors would tolerate. After much thought I stumbled across an old picture of a San Francisco street car and patterned the loft to look similar.
With the help of a few good mentors and breeders we are enjoying the sport of pigeon racing and having some successes. C.D. Dovecote is the home the following pigeons:
2014 Race Results
1st place 150 mile Flying Aces One Loft Race
1st Place 200 Miles Flying Aces One loft Race
1st Place 300 Miles Flying Aces One Loft Race
5th Place 300 Miles Flying Aces One Loft Race
7th Place 300 Miles Flying Aces One Loft Race
3rd Place 350 Miles Flying Aces One Loft Race
2015 Race Results
1st place Club 100 miles vs. 118 pigeons
2nd place Club 100 miles vs. 118 pigeons
2nd Combine 100 Miles vs. 494 pigeons
3rd Combine 100 Miles vs. 494 pigeons