CHASING THE RAINBOW
by Jim Emerton
Sometimes in our search for success we may often spend money seeking out much hyped or seemingly excellent birds or bloodlines. Commercialism in mainstream society benefits by this phenomenon and it fills hungry pockets. Some fanciers near or at a top level via almost perfected racing and breeding systems know in their wisdom that champions often begin at home! In reality all pigeon families can have the potential to produce excellence, as behind the family person’s name they can be racing birds of variable innate quality.
A champion results from a fusion of its potential with the racing environment. The limiting and key factor in the equation is the total personality of the fancier - this variable applies to any human in any sport because of one’s belief system. Naturally some believe in God’s intervention, or that a study of eyes reveals predictability of racing/breeding performance. I am a pragmatist with a simple rule of thumb which smacks of reality to me: send ’em and see the results after liberation from the races. We are free spirits, yet may I suggest to some International races. Enjoy it.