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Namibian Fancy Pigeon Championships

Thursday, 29.04.2010 to Saturday, 01.05.2010
Windhoek Show Grounds

There will be 618 pigeons on show compared to last year's 509. The birds will be judged according to race, colour and age by a South African judge.

There will be about 40 different types of pigeons on show, which is an increase from last year's show, as many new types have been imported from South Africa by members of the Namibian Fancy Pigeon Association.

The association is trying to get the youth involved in pigeon breeding and showing. This year there are about 80 birds on show in the junior category, which is also an increase from last year.

The birds are prepared about two months before the show. They receive extra food to make them look good, their nails are clipped and their feet pampered. They get deloused and receive extra care.

"Last year the judge was very impressed with the general quality and standard of the pigeons on show," says Hennie Kruger of NFPA.

People who are interested in pigeons are welcome to visit the show free of charge at the Windhoek showgrounds.

Members of the association will be on hand to give advice and tips on breeding, keeping and showing pigeons. Pigeons of different breeds will also be for sale at the show.

Organiser: Namibian Fancy Pigeon Association

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