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by ohiogsp
Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Other passions in life?
Replies: 32
Views: 6036

Re: Other passions in life?

I have alot of hobbies but fishing is a big one. Here is a little catch I had this year. It is 7 feet 6 inches.

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by ohiogsp
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Avatar Pick
Replies: 144
Views: 21914

Re: Best Avatar Pick

New people here probably have not seen my avatar dog but he is a once in a lifetime kind of dog.
by ohiogsp
Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pigeon loft question
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: pigeon loft question

Anouther advantage to trapping into an aviary is you can leave that open without leaving your whole loft open and exposed to predators at night or if you are going to be gone and can't close before dark but want to keep it open for the late return ones.
by ohiogsp
Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Fat Pigeons
Replies: 18
Views: 3033

Re: Fat Pigeons

I would be interested to see that. I am big into racing and show some of my racers also so I have seen alot of different pigeons and wondering what you are getting. Thanks
by ohiogsp
Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Fat Pigeons
Replies: 18
Views: 3033

Re: Fat Pigeons

Pheasant pigeons!! wow, they are extremly rare. Is this really what you are using??? I am going to expect that the guy you get your pigeons from just made up a name for anouther type pigeon?? http://www.internationaldovesociety.com ... igeons.htm
by ohiogsp
Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Fat Pigeons
Replies: 18
Views: 3033

Re: Fat Pigeons

Make sure you buy homers. Maybe take the birds you have now and let them go a few hundred yards away and if that goes good then go farther. One thing if they are fat is feed half barley this will thin them out.
by ohiogsp
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What breed of dog would you NEVER want to own?
Replies: 62
Views: 9621

Re: What breed of dog would you NEVER want to own?

Yep, all dogs can be dangerous. I read article the other day about a pomeranian ripping the throat out of a new born baby when the parents left the room. The baby did not survive.
by ohiogsp
Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What breed of dog would you NEVER want to own?
Replies: 62
Views: 9621

Re: What breed of dog would you NEVER want to own?

I think I did a very poor job making my point. I was trying to advocate the eradication of all dogs that we have bred to fight for our entertainment. For every person that is attacked by a bully breed, dozens of pets are shredded in dog parks, and on street corners without any media attention at al...
by ohiogsp
Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New electric Smoker
Replies: 34
Views: 6946

Re: New electric Smoker

[quote="lvrgsp"]Dam Jason....you just moved up in my book brother, those are some nice smokers and could not agree more stick and coal smokers just flavor that meat to my liken alot better...do you do any comps..or just a hobby for ya? Chip I am looking at doing some comps just have to get my permit...
by ohiogsp
Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What breed of dog would you NEVER want to own?
Replies: 62
Views: 9621

Re: What breed of dog would you NEVER want to own?

It is funny even on here pits have a bad name and noone wants one. Most people have no clue how they really are and if they did would like them. All dogs can do massive damage if they bite especially big ones. People say I just won't take the chance cause they might bite someone but would be alright...
by ohiogsp
Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New electric Smoker
Replies: 34
Views: 6946

Re: New electric Smoker

Elecrtic smokers just don't do what a stick or coal smoker will do to the meat. I like a little bigger smoker myself here is some pics of mine. :D One is an offset and the other is not. http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a223/crazyt25/DSC_0287-1.jpg http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a223/crazyt25/DSC...
by ohiogsp
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Devil Pigeon?
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Devil Pigeon?

I have some like this, you will see it in certain racing pigeons and they will even kill each other here. I have to be carfull when putting birds in different lofts.
by ohiogsp
Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: GDF "Hall of Fame" Posts
Topic: "Starting with pigeons"
Replies: 47
Views: 69216

Re: "Starting with pigeons"

If anyone out there is having problem with parisites on your birds use this and they will disappear. One spray under each wing, and one right under the tail (butt). This will stop anything and for a while. Spray them all and see no problems for a month or more depends on where you live. http://www.d...
by ohiogsp
Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it a homer? Pigeon question
Replies: 22
Views: 5908

Re: Is it a homer? Pigeon question

OK here is the best spray to eliminate fleas, flys, gnats, anything that bothers pigeons. One spray under each wing, and one right under the tail (butt). This will stop anything and for a while. Spray them all and see no problems for a month or more depends on where you live. http://www.dog.com/item...
by ohiogsp
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it a homer? Pigeon question
Replies: 22
Views: 5908

Re: Is it a homer? Pigeon question

You do have a bunch of barn pigeons there. Some don't look so good (maybe sick esp. the 3rd pic). Anyway, the "whites" home but are not as good as homers. The one above the white, the blue checker is the nicest bird you got IMO. Look like a nice race bird. I would keep it if you were going to keep a...
by ohiogsp
Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it a homer? Pigeon question
Replies: 22
Views: 5908

Re: Is it a homer? Pigeon question

I can't see the pics?? Mabe they are anouther flying breed can you get the pics back? I have had pigeons that returned to a loft they were never out of and it had anouther loft next to it. They picked the right one to go in and from where I released them they could not see the loft at all. I was pla...
by ohiogsp
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: GDF "Hall of Fame" Posts
Topic: "Starting with pigeons"
Replies: 47
Views: 69216

Re: "Starting with pigeons"

I appreciate the advice ( I am not being sarcastic). I tried loft flying them Sunday morning and all was going well until a hawk hit them on their loft. They had flown well and I was preparing to call them in. Fortunately, I have the loft under my pine trees and next to a tall privacy fence. I stll...
by ohiogsp
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it a homer? Pigeon question
Replies: 22
Views: 5908

Re: Is it a homer? Pigeon question

rapid fire wrote:Go to http://www.pigeons.biz Don't tell them that you kill them or you may get death threats of your own.
Ya, and don't tell them you are training dogs or that you know me from here. :oops:
by ohiogsp
Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: GDF "Hall of Fame" Posts
Topic: "Starting with pigeons"
Replies: 47
Views: 69216

Re: "Starting with pigeons"

I dropped the feed in response to them not flying much and actually getting heavy. I am feeding purgrain. They are flying more since I started letting them out earlier in addition to the feed cut. They have not been out as much as I would have liked due to the rain we have had this spring. Will the...
by ohiogsp
Fri May 29, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: GDF "Hall of Fame" Posts
Topic: "Starting with pigeons"
Replies: 47
Views: 69216

Re: "Starting with pigeons"

I have been loft flying my young birds off and on for the last month. I leave the bobs open for about 30-45 minutes and then call the birds to feed. Only recently have the birds started flying around and routing as I open the trap a little earlier in the evening. When I let them out with only an ho...
by ohiogsp
Fri May 22, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: GDF "Hall of Fame" Posts
Topic: "Starting with pigeons"
Replies: 47
Views: 69216

Re: "Starting with pigeons"

14 days? The bird is not even out of the nest. Who ever wrote that book did not know what they were talking about. In normal conditions you will never have to show your squeeker the food or water because they will figure it out on their own by the time the parents wean them. In racing we like to wea...
by ohiogsp
Fri May 22, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: GDF "Hall of Fame" Posts
Topic: "Starting with pigeons"
Replies: 47
Views: 69216

Re: "Starting with pigeons"

I added a new aviary/settling cage design I came up with this year in my origianl post check it out.
by ohiogsp
Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Frozen Semen Breedings Should Not Be Registered
Replies: 34
Views: 9139

Re: Frozen Semen Breedings Should Not Be Registered

My one female is out of NFC LB's OHI Shamless. She is from a Ai litter and shame has been gone for a while now but not too long ago he was the "top producing gsp field trial stud of the year". This was after he was dead for sure. So, why not continue breeding and putting dogs out there that are grea...
by ohiogsp
Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Sitting on "WHOA"
Replies: 22
Views: 3418

Re: Sitting on "WHOA"

I am still a little confused. I have trained a GWP through this issue, but I did not introduce the birds until that part was done. I think you need to challenge the dog on the whoa command more in the yard with non bird things and fix it there with the collar, until the dog understands sitting is N...
by ohiogsp
Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Sitting on "WHOA"
Replies: 22
Views: 3418

Re: Sitting on "WHOA"

Also I have been using a continuous correction if the dog doesnt stop immediately to whoa... Am I correct in this? Here is your problem. There are other ways to go about fixing this but what you are doing I would never do. The bird is what teaches the dog to stop and point not you. Sure that may wo...
by ohiogsp
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Sitting on "WHOA"
Replies: 22
Views: 3418

Re: Sitting on "WHOA"

Are you shocking your dog on or around birds?
by ohiogsp
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Sitting on "WHOA"
Replies: 22
Views: 3418

Re: Sitting on "WHOA"

Well, that can be from too much pressure. Or maybe she don't understand what you want. Has she been taught to sit? How much bird contact has she had? What kind of bird contact has she had?
by ohiogsp
Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Top 5 Reasons Why Dog Training Fails
Replies: 20
Views: 3769

Re: Top 5 Reasons Why Dog Training Fails

Number one reason dog training is not succesful is the person doing to training. Alot of people like to make excuses but it is 90 percent thier fault amd from what I have seen mostly because of lazy humans that don't or won't put in the time required to do it right.
by ohiogsp
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: first hatch of pigeons died question for those with them
Replies: 12
Views: 2308

Re: first hatch of pigeons died question for those with them

Water is very important. Probably the problem especially if your birds are nice and fat. Also if the parents think they are not getting enough feed and water they will choose to let them die. Mother nature tells them they have to survive no matter what to produce other babies even if these have to b...
by ohiogsp
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Human health risks with pigeons?
Replies: 18
Views: 3976

Re: Human health risks with pigeons?

The alergy everyone is talking about is called PFL (pigeon fancier lung) it is pretty rare but you will know very fast if you have it. It is not harmful other than you can't be around pigeons. You can get the diseases listed here but it is pretty rare. Pigeons are not a tranmitter of the bird flu. T...
by ohiogsp
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How far will pigeons home?
Replies: 31
Views: 10816

Re: How far will pigeons home?

Here is some pics of some of my birds. First one is a grizzle, second is a yellow, and the last is one is a bird I bred for stock. http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a223/crazyt25/Tiger2.jpg http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a223/crazyt25/9999.jpg http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a223/crazyt25/DSC_0...
by ohiogsp
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How far will pigeons home?
Replies: 31
Views: 10816

Re: How far will pigeons home?

Bought two birds(Grizzles) at auction after the 2004 Grizzle Race down in Tx.A cock(4th place bird)out of a Janssen/Tournier cross,and a hen(12th place)out of Osmon/Delbar cross.Had a terrible wind storm a year later that blew my coup over.both birds got out and I figured they were gone forever.But...
by ohiogsp
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How far will pigeons home?
Replies: 31
Views: 10816

Re: How far will pigeons home?

Some of them can be rehomed. You just have to take the chances if it will work or not. I tried to rehome 40 race birds in the past. I kept them in and most had raised a round before I let them out and after I started flying them I was down to 15. I just don't think it is worth it to loose so many.
by ohiogsp
Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How far will pigeons home?
Replies: 31
Views: 10816

Re: How far will pigeons home?

It is hard to rehome a race bird esp. if it has been raced. You have to understand that these birds have been taken places and trained to fly home maybe close to 100 times and raced out to hundreds of miles. They also have to keep flying home when other birds break to their lofts this is not natural...
by ohiogsp
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How far will pigeons home?
Replies: 31
Views: 10816

Re: How far will pigeons home?

Anyone can goto the hall of fame post here on this site and see my post. There is more detail about training and other pigeon stuff.
by ohiogsp
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How far will pigeons home?
Replies: 31
Views: 10816

Re: How far will pigeons home?

Racing pigeons still get lost but maybe not as easily as others do. The racing pigeons of the past were better at homing then the ones we have today but they would not be fast enough to win anything today. I had birds this year that raced 6 races in 8 weeks and everything from 110 miles to 340. If I...
by ohiogsp
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How far will pigeons home?
Replies: 31
Views: 10816

Re: How far will pigeons home?

I race pigeons and we race young birds that are about 5-7 months old out to 340 miles. Old birds go out to 570 miles. If train your birds to trap when they come home you will not anoy your neighbors. You do this with food. Train them when they are hungry, feed after you basket them to take them out,...
by ohiogsp
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon laid eggs in a bare nesting bowl.....
Replies: 29
Views: 4258

Re: Pigeon laid eggs in a bare nesting bowl.....

If your pigeons are already paired and breeding good they will lay through the winter. I have about half a dozen young ones right now. If it gets too cold like it has been here somtimes the birds will decide to not sit a egg and then it is no good. The light will help alot and your birds will lay an...
by ohiogsp
Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HELP Constant Poop Stops
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: HELP Constant Poop Stops

I have seen this before and I believe it is just them trying to make territory or something. I tell my dogs let go when I want them to get hunting and when a dog starts doing this I just start telling them lets go and they will usually stop. Show them it is a unwanted behavior (without making a corr...
by ohiogsp
Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Young homers
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Young homers

Around 5 is a good price.
by ohiogsp
Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Options
Replies: 84
Views: 17285

Re: Stud Dog Options

Moose, your dog is a distant relative to my dog B.A. Have we talked about this before? My dog goes back to the Harrison's also. Where did you get yours?
by ohiogsp
Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Our Economy
Replies: 60
Views: 9683

Re: Our Economy

Back to Rob's point about certain activities possibly bucking the national economic trends, from the NSSF: A Month for the Record Books BACKGROUND CHECKS ON GUN SALES MOST EVER IN NOVEMBER . . . Background checks on the sale of firearms reached record levels during the month of November, pointing t...
by ohiogsp
Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Our Economy
Replies: 60
Views: 9683

Re: Our Economy

We are pretty bad around here. My aunt breds pet dogs mostly but has weims and begals. She has litters on the ground and is trying to get $25 for the begals and $100 for the Weims. She has lots of pups and can't sell them at all. She has been doing this for years and always sells dogs well.
by ohiogsp
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: If pigeon poop was......
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: If pigeon poop was......

Thank you :oops: He is a beautiful stud and he makes some great looking pups too. Here is some pics of his pups when he was bred to roan dams. http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a223/crazyt25/DSCF1390-1.jpg http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a223/crazyt25/zzz.jpg http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a223...
by ohiogsp
Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: If pigeon poop was......
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: If pigeon poop was......

In the past in England, pigeon poop was consitured property of the royal family. So, just think about it like you are royality. :lol: :lol:
by ohiogsp
Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Keeping pigeons through winter
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

Re: Keeping pigeons through winter

Some don't need lights and will breed through the winter. They would have to be establish breeding pairs before winter comes. Like was said lights will keep them all breeding. Oh, and 16 hours of light would be good.
by ohiogsp
Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: question about pigeon eggs.....
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: question about pigeon eggs.....

Yes, probably not fertile. Does she sit both? You can candle them at 4 days and tell if they are any good. I just put a small mag light up to the side and if you see blood (like a vien) it is good. I don't think there is anything you can do about it.
by ohiogsp
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New launcher.... anybody seen one of these?
Replies: 238
Views: 59615

Re: New launcher.... anybody seen one of these?

Man I did not even see this thing until today. I wish I would have knew you were going to build something like this. I am a injection mold builder and I may have been able to save you some bucks on building a mold here. Why not make this launcher black so you can use regrind and cut your material co...
by ohiogsp
Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: pigeon coop
Replies: 13
Views: 5703

Re: pigeon coop

Here's a pic of MillerClemsonHD's coop..... http://lh6.ggpht.com/heather.roser/SKdPQDzmqyI/AAAAAAAABQg/VEv4Dw200P0/100_2865.JPG?imgmax=512 http://lh4.ggpht.com/heather.roser/SKdPUhsyRAI/AAAAAAAABQ4/hjtvFGpI1ac/100_2868.JPG?imgmax=512 I like your coop but one thing I would change is the roof should ...
by ohiogsp
Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon Vaccinations
Replies: 8
Views: 2036

Re: Pigeon Vaccinations

Feral pigeons can carry all kinds of stuff but it is very rare to get any of it. I stopped using ferals for that reason long ago and just bought homer/racers instead cause they are alot healthier. Maybe I would have never got anything but I just didn't like to chance it. I do know people who have go...