More than luck
It takes more than luck for a fancier and the bird to win these races. Many a fancier focuses on the loftmanagement and health of their pigeons, while some would rely on their pigeon’s bloodline.
While all these factors play in creating the ultimate athlete of the sky, it takes still a special balance and combination to make your pigeons outperform other pigeons. These and all, I will try to discuss in the coming issues.
Fancier Photo of Crack 52, one of foundation birds of the Advanced Hobbyist Loft of Jaime Lim. This bird is of Joseph Van Den Broucke bloodline, one of the pigeons gifted to Lim by his uncle Victor Lim c. 1982.
Pigeons at Jaime Lim’s Advanced Hobbyist Loft, which includes pigeons descended from lines of Crack 52, Flying Machine, and Ruthesther, among others.
Victor Lim and author Jaime Lim during PHA’S 50th Anniversary Celebration.
A photo of a pigeon at Victor Lim’s loft. Lim, considered one of the legends of the Philippine Pigeon Racing Sport, raced with the PHA from 1968 to 1990 with pigeon bloodlines originating from birds of Joseph Van Den Broucke , Ko Nipius, Alois Stichelbaut and Dr. Arthur Bricoux. Lim is popular for his Pogi Line, O-kang and O-BU.