Eye to believe in eye sign, cause I have seen
good excellent pigeons that won races and breed winners and children
breeding winners and they do have an eye on them. . And I do agree that
once looking at their eyes and looking at a cull's eye . The difference is
there. In 1998 I moved in to a new house and build a new loft. So I was
selecting my breeders. I tried
experimenting my birds and breeders. Breeding Birds out
of Culls and breeding Birds that shows potential of having a good eye,.
I would tell you that I did not care what family of pigeons they are
out off. I simply put them by the color and structure of each pigeons
eye. Out of Two pairs of Culls and Two pairs of good eye birds.
I Took two round each out of the four pair and found that when I began
training I started loosing the birds that are cull in the first 65
miles and I have 6 (eye sign Birds left ) and only(2 cull birds left).
Well the first race at 160 miles I have 6 of 6 left in the Eye sign
birds and 3 of those birds are on the Top 15 birds clocked ; and the
two Cull birds did not even made it home 4 hours later from the race.
The next week I send the same 8 birds back and I got 6 of the eye sign
birds home and I only got 1 of the cull home and was 55 minutes late.
If theory's are not there why is there different prices of pigeons
for sale. Performance is the best way to start in getting good birds.
But I will not knock off an eye man , or a wing man, or a beck pulling
man just because they select there birds differently. And if pigeon
flyers thinks that its not what the pigeons have, then maybe we should
stopped buying expensive pigeons to flyers that flys a system such
as young birds darkening or light system or an old bird specialist that
flys widowhood. Maybe its not the birds we should buy but the Technique
they used to get that bird to win a race or two. I know An old
Time Flyer in my Combine that can not fly young birds at all and hate
to fly young birds, due to the time and effort that other flyers put
on them to win, Maybe because for the past 14 years that I have flown
in that combine he never flown good in young birds at all. But wait
when it comes to his Old birds and his wodowhood cock, He is more eager
and cannot wait to get the season started and beat us bad on the races.
Just my opinion