Be on the lookout for good performing pigeons. Once you know you have them, stick to breeding them with other good performing pigeons, to ensure future generations of quality.
If you are new in the sport, you do not necessarily have to buy a large quantity of pigeons. Instead, invest in a few, but very high quality birds! That is your safest and fastest way to success.
Keep your racing pigeons healthy at all times of the year, not just for the racing and breeding seasons. An unhealthy loft will not produce champions, regardless of their original quality.
If you are planning to be in this game, then make sure to check out our tremendous African family!
My name is Tim Lucas and I would like to welcome you to my website, and thank you for visiting. Here is a bit about me, and my start in the sport.
I started out with Rollers as a young kid, but like many others, I didn't keep my pigeons as a young adult. Time flies, and in my early thirties I began to think about pigeons again, so I contacted Harold Lamons. That was around 20 years ago, and at that time, Harold was a good friend of Mike Ganus, who possessed GFL birds.
So, I began to buy pigeons from Harold, and honestly, those were very good birds. In addition to that, Harold also taught me the ins and outs of the sport, and I began to enter races with my local club. In the first two years, I won 14 out of 20 races, the ‘Champion Birds’ and ‘Champion Loft’ awards, and pretty much everything else there was to win.
Then, things began to get a little twisted! I moved, got divorced, and unfortunately, left the sport for a bit. Eventually, things reset to what they used to be, and it was time to return to my pigeons once again.
I have run my own tree business for the past 30 years quite successfully, so that has allowed me now to purchase some of the best pigeons in the country. I have been back in the sport for 3 years now, and most of these very good pigeons I have recently purchased came from the distinguished Mike Ganus. My loft, Champ Camp Racing Loft, is located only 2 hours from Ganus Family Loft. Since I have been visiting Mike so often, I feel as if no one knows Mike Ganus and his birds better than I do.
I have been purchasing GFL's best for 20 years now, and I personally have been selecting every single one. I am trying to work with only a select few of the best bloodlines out there. Several sons and daughters of the great Mona Lisa are in our breeding loft, including her 2 best sons: Einstein and Wing Man. Furthermore, I breed from the direct children of... Read More
April 17, 2017
I just wanted to let you know how the pigeons u sold me did last year. As you know I'm 20+ miles on the long end ALL by myself. My shortest competitor is flying 77 miles on the first race and I fly 167 miles more than double his mileage. I bred out of 7 Champ pigeons and 6 bred 1st or = 1st for me. I flew 6 races and won 3 of them. One race I sent 14 pigeons, ALL 14 came together on my 1st Drop, I won the race by almost 12 minutes. I won another race by over 14 minutes, so as you can see the pigeons have made a huge impact in my results. They are fast, smart and mature quickly. I've known you since grade school and I've handled all the pigeons you have ever bought including all 3 of your 1st National Aces. I have to say this is the best group of pigeons you have ever had. I mean 6 pigeons out of 7 breeding winners that’s unheard of. Here’s some details:
CHAMP-13 - INBRED to Said in Spun Silver this pigeon bred 2x=1st.
CHAMP-26 - Hofkens this pigeon bred 2x=1st.
CHAMP-4 - Hofkens INBRED to Young Merckx 726 FULL sister to CHAMP 26 above. This pigeon bred 2x=1st. So 2 FULL sisters out of the Hofkens bred winners and 2 1/2 sisters out of "Bar None" have bred winners.
CHAMP-59 - "Bar None" (Rocket / Memories) with Davinci / Mona Lisa this pigeon bred 2 pigeons both were =1st place winners.
CHAMP-17 - "Bar None” (Rocket / Memories) with Phantoms Legend / Mona Lisa this pigeon bred one bird that was 2x=1st another pigeon was =1st.
CHAMP-32 - Ornat/Soraia with a FULL sister to Mike Has A Good One this pigeon bred 2x=1st as well as another pigeon was = 1st.
The African pigeons are SUPER.
Thank you for the great pigeons can't wait to race this year.
April 2, 2017
Just wanted to let you know I'm breeding the three hens you sold me. The two INBRED Said In Spun Silver daughters and the daughter or Einstein when mated to a FULL sister to Said In Spun Silver. The youngsters look GREAT and I will be sending them ALL to One Loft races. Two of them will be going to the South African Million Dollar Race.
Thanks for the GREAT pigeons !!!
Family Loft & Hoosier Classic, Jim Ward
March 27, 2017
Tim, I just want you to know that CHAMP-484-16, the INBRED Said In Spun Silver granddaughter you sold me, is OUTSTANDING. I'm VERY PLEASED with her.
Thanks again, your buddy!