Each year around 50 loft spares are provided for several reasons.
From time to time a client wishes to enter the GOLD COAST 50000 and either does not keep or breed racing pigeons, or on a rare occasion is a pigeon fancier but has not bred any but still wishes to take part.
From time to time one or more pigeons are lost homing, some are lost through accident, predation, and even illness. These birds are all able to be replaced before the closing date each year, however the owner may have finished breeding, or finds it an inconvenience getting to an airport for just one bird, or has finished breeding and has no other birds he/she can send.
If after allocating various birds towards replacements for any one of many reasons, or after providing birds to new or existing clients wishing to take part, the balance of these birds (commencing 2016) will be used as replacements as birds are lost until there are no loft spares left, and allocated in order as birds are lost.
No replacements will be made however, once road training begins.
Should there be any loft spares left at this point, they will continue training and will be offered for sale under teams of 3, or as individuals, with all information provided as it is available through the website.
Loft spares will never be bred by myself as this would be (in my opinion) a conflict of interest.