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New auctions on our auction site

The auctions now running on our dedicated auction site until next Thursday evening are for 24 birds from Massarella Racing Elite, in aid of the BHW Show of the Year and Young Fanciers funds, and 6 lots from Maurice Weir of Northern Ireland. Click on the Massarella image below to see full details of the […]

Online BHW Show of the Year 2021

In the absence of the real thing, we held an online BHW Show of the Year 2021 over the weekend. There were virtual trade stands, an online charity auction, and fanciers entered 474 birds in 10 classes. The birds were judged online and the results are here. Our congratulations to all of the winners – […]

RPRA Awards 2020

Due to the current lockdown conditions, the RPRA Awards for 2020 had to be presented virtually, and the presentations were filmed for the YouTube video below:  The award winners are as follows – our congratulations to them all: Adult Short Distance 1st Place – Selby Thomas Memorial Trophy, Medallion and £100: Ron Williamson, Newry – GB18E05350 […]

Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing

IMPORTANT UPDATE 10.12.20 Following the latest outbreaks of Avian Influenza and the requirement to keep all captive birds indoors from 14th December 2020, the RPRA CEO has met with DEFRA today (10th December 2020) to discuss the impact on racing pigeons. The ‘Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Racing Pigeons’ that was first published […]

Updated liberation site maps

An up-to-date version of the UK liberation site map, showing major airports and sites with airfield restrictions, is available to download – click on the image right to download the map in .pdf format. Updated A3 size printed versions of both the UK and Continental liberation site maps may be obtained free of charge from […]

A Message from the FCI President

As 2020 nears an end Istvan Bardos, the President of the Federation Colombophile Internationale (FCI) – the world governing body for pigeon racing – has issued a message to all member organisations and fanciers. Click on the image right to read the message.          

One Loft YB Race 2021 now full

The response to entries for the RPRA One Loft Young Birds Race 2021 has been immense, as always, and we are afraid that the loft is now full and we cannot accept any further applications.  If you have already submitted an application, and not yet heard back from us, the One Loft team are currently […]

Vaccinating against Paramyxovirus

We understand that many of you at this time of year will have vaccinated or are about to vaccinate your pigeons against paramyxovirus. Paramyxovirus can significantly harm a pigeon’s health. Pigeon paramyxovirus infection is a notifiable disease. That means if you suspect your pigeon is infected you must tell the Animal and Plant Health Agency […]

Avian Flu Outbreaks

04.12.20: New housing measures, which will come into force in England, Scotland and Wales on 14th December, mean that it will be a legal requirement for all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures in order to limit the spread of Avian Influenza and eradicate the disease. These housing […]

GB21 Ring Orders

If you pre-ordered your GB21 rings they have been collected by Royal Mail van this afternoon and should be with you in the next few days. It’s not too late to order, of course. Click on the appropriate image below to download an order form, then complete and send it to us along with a cheque/postal […]