This is very pain staking and needs lot of patience. The
are fed out of their cage
. Very few
grains are scattered on the floor. The pigeon that are already
very hungry, they almost attack on the feed. In one hand
the owner have a stick or cloth. Then the pigeon flew at
once, with the movement of the stick or cloth. They take
a sharp flight, again the grain scattered on the floor.
when saw the food at once dropped down and
start eating. The quantity of grain is always very few so
that pigeon could not eat at full length. If the pigeon
ate too much feed it cannot fly and also does not obey orders.
The whole training is consisting on the techniques of
giving less food.
moment comes when pigeon
flew with very little movement
of the stick and dropped down with the same. This whole
exercise is normally done early in the morning. Here also
the need of a teacher is necessary. The teacher (Ustad)
helps the student to prepare the pigeons for kit flying.
He gives medications and local herbs to increase the stamina
and speed of the birds. The pigeon normally flown in the
kits have fewer flying hours as their shoulders are damaged
severely in this tough kind of practice. The medicines are
given for long distance flying and short distance flying.
flown in kits
are flown by one competitor and same method
is adopted by another competitor. The pigeon are flown in
say 50 or 100 birds. They mixed in the sky. They are always
looking down and awaiting signal from their owner. At any
moment the signal is given and whole kit dropped down, in
the mean time the confused pigeon from the other competitors
is also dropped down and captured. The speed and agility
of pigeons is worth looking.