Sign of a Good flying Tippler
The good flying pigeon should have many features but according
to my experience and after getting help from the experience
of other fancier the good flying tippler should be
Should start flying early and more time is spent in the
air more it is better
Should be very early familiar with his place and always
return to its place.
It looks beautiful and good-looking.
In difficult conditions especially in bad weather it should
fight like a solider
Art of Feeding to the flying birds
For flying birds we should give food once in a day normally
after noon at about 4.00 p.m.
Art of Flying Tipplers
This is very time consuming laborious and hard working excersise,
especially in our hot weather when temperature is above
hundred in the month of May and June. This is my experience
that the weight of the pigeon is very important when flying
and over weight pigeon could not fly longer times. I think
barley is best to be given to the flying birds although
many fanciers give them millet. Three months before the
competitions all the flying and wings of the tail are plucked.
During this time the pigeon should be served with protein
rich diet (pulses, soybean, calcium and dry milk) other
wise the wings could be weak. The pigeon when flown should
be hungry. If the pigeon are flown early in the morning
around 6.00 Am. the last food should be given a day before
at about 4.00 p.m. but water should be given two hours before
flying. Many teachers (competitions are normally done under
the supervision of Ustad (teacher) gives tablet of almonds
for energy. In our competition local prescriptions (given
to the flying birds to enhance their time in flight ) are
numerous and many, all are given by teachers. The role of
teacher is very important; he is the most respected and
honorable person in pigeon competitions.
Tipplers are flown twice in a year. Once in the month of
May and June and at the end of September or start of October.
Normally five or seven pigeons are flown in the competition
known as bazi. Normally three or five games are held in
one competition and winner would be who won two or three
of the games respectively. The total hours are computed
for the final result. Normally in the month of February
the males and females are separated and their primary flight
feathers are plucked. After ten days all the tail feathers
are plucked. The birds are never flown when their flight
feathers are not completed. They should be properly served
with multivitamins, and other protein rich diet is given
to the birds. In normal feed they are given wheat and pulses.
After the completion of their flight feathers they should
be kept in pens.
The pigeons are dewormed before the competition. Then are
kept outside so they flew away according to their will and
should be closed after noon and given food. In early month
of April flew them at 10 am and reduce the timing gradually.
First two days only males should be flown and next two days
only the females flown. When their timing is prolonged they
should be given rest. For example the pigeon who flew more
should be given two days rest and who dont flew too
much should be given one day rest. In this manner the pigeon
dont lose weight so rapidly. On the rest day the pigeon
should be given bread boiled in oil. When they flew back
they should be given water but very few.
The bird after flight should be held in the hand and its
arms and legs should be messaged. First they should be given
bread and after ten minutes the water should be given. At
this stage the role of teacher is very important because
according to the temperature on that particular day the
medicine should be given to the pigeon. Few prescriptions
are hot for the pigeon and few cool them off. Normally the
rice cooked in boiled water given to the pigeons. The record
of every bird flight should be maintained. One day before
the competition the pigeon who are going in the completions
should be served at 3.pm. In the evening only water should
be given. At 10.00 p.m. if their crop is empty they are
given bread cooked in oil. The pigeons should be kept completely
undisturbed during the rest of the time. In the morning
a few drops of water should be given. The pigeon are flown
in kits usually of 5 or 7 birds.
Normally all the competitions are held under the supervision
of a teacher. A knowledgeable teacher is very respectable
person in pigeon flying peoples. The students are very proud
of winning the races and they respect their teacher very
much. Normally competitions are held in the name of the
teachers and not in the name of students. Teacher looks
after the pigeons when they flew back, select and decide
the pigeon for flying, give medications to the pigeon during
the training period and especially when pigeon returned
after their long flight. He selects the pigeon that would
be flown in the competition.
The competitions are supervised by munsifs (judges). He
is also very respectable person and treated with great honor.
He acts as supervisor of the game. The appointment of judges
is mutually agreed by both the parties or by the club. All
the pigeons flow/n in the competition should be affixed
stamp on their tail feather one-day before the competition.
This stamp is checked when the pigeon is returned to its
loft. Judge notes the touch down time of the pigeon. Heavy
betting is involved in pigeon flying so the chances of fraud
are too much. The judge should be a very experienced and
Disqualification in the race
The pigeon that disqualify from the race would be as under:
1- when it landed on the roof top of some other house other
than its own 2- The pigeon who landed is without the stamp
mark affixed on the pigeon one day before by the judge 3-
The pigeon when came down should be come straight from the
sky and not if it comes flown lengthwise.