IMPORTANT You will be aware that over recent years the presence of Avian Influenza within domestic birds has resulted in the movement of certain birds being restricted. This could potentially have a devastating impact on pigeon racing and showing. However, to date Defra’s risk based approach in relation to pigeons has resulted in a limited […]
RPRA One Loft Manager, Jeremy Davies, has been working hard on enhancements to the lofts at Birtsmorton over the winter. See his video report of developments below.
Following the success of the RPRA One Loft and Raptor Alliance auctions, and private auctions for Alan Reed of Blackwood and former One Loft winner Dr Srikrishnamurthy, we have now opened the RPRA auction website up to our members. If you have a group of pigeons to sell, or are having a clearance sale, why […]
Diggle Primary School in Oldham has received funding of £1,000 from the RPRA to enable it to build a pigeon loft in its school grounds, and encourage more youngsters to get involved with the sport. The project is spearheaded by one of the school’s teachers – keen pigeon fancier, Chris Ryan. Read an in-depth article […]
The BHW Show of the Year 2018 took place in Blackpool over the weekend 20th-21st January. The largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in the UK descended on the Winter Gardens for the two-day event that has something for everyone, whether you are a veteran flyer, new member, or just curious about pigeons, from trade stands, […]
On 18 January 2018, Defra introduced an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone in England. This means it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures. It comes as H5N6 bird flu was confirmed in 13 wild birds in Warwickshire, a few days after bird flu – highly expected to be the […]
The Raptor Alliance auction has now ended. Congratulations if you won one of the lots. You will receive an automated e-mail with details of the various payment methods. Following payment we will pass on the contact details of the appropriate breeder for you to make arrangements for collection of the bird(s). The RPRA auction website […]
Trevor Jenkin of Penzance gives us an update on the Helping Harvey Campaign, launched in aid of his great nephew who has Cerebal Palsy and was in need of an operation called a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy to aid his mobility. Trevor says: “The appeal was started in December 2016 to raise £25,000 so that Harvey […]
Please note that entries for the RPRA Young Birds One Loft Race 2018 are now full, including the reserve list.
We have been notified by Defra that “Netherlands has confirmed an outbreak of H5N6 HPAI in 16,000 fattening ducks (4 weeks and 4 days old) in Flevoland region. The virus has been sequenced at the national reference laboratory and appears to be a reassortant between the H5N8 HPAI virus and a N6 LPAI virus, therefore […]