My name is Kevin Spencer and My wife Joan and I have been lucky enough to move from the UK and Canada to The Algarve Portugal. I have been involved with racing pigeons on and off since I was around 11 years of age, racing in the very competitive West Coast Federation from the town of Blackpool.
I have made this website so anyone interested in pigeon racing can see and hear how things are done in this hotbed of pigeon racing in the Algarve, Portugal.
Coming from Blackpool I was lucky as the main Pigeon show at the Winter Gardens was hosted there each year and in 2010 I attended the Portuguese equivalent this year hosted in Tavira close to the Spanish border.
I took a few photographs and you can see them on this website in the Photos Menu . My Wife Joan and I looked after a huge number of pigeons here in Portimao for 2 years 2011 and 2012 and I have been trying to sort out the best racers and the best breeders from an aviary full of old pigeons. With the help of my friend Myron Kulik who lives in Florida and is a social member of the GHC.
Myron is an Eyesign expert I have been photographing and sending him Eye pictures for him to evaluate. Myron has a very interesting website on the subject (see below).
This years 2015 racing season with our partner FABIO BAIO in the name of OS INDOMAVEIS ( "The INDOMINABLE" ) began on the 22nd of February 2015, we are flying from Lagos in the Algarve two years ago we conducted a small experiment with latebreds (who at the beginning of racing on 3rd of March 2013) were aged between 6 and 10 months of age racing in the yearlings events. the 63 birds 39 bred by us from EYESIGN matings and PEDIGREE matings and the rest bred by our EX racing partner Jose by mating best to best are being tested in 5 races.
There are 4 races at around the 180 mile mark and the 5th race will be at around 250 miles from GUARDA. Click HERE for more details. I hope you find our Website interesting.
I BECAME INTERESTED IN RACING PIGEONS AS A 14 YEAR OLD YOUTH WHILE LIVING IN THE NEW ENGLAND AREA USA. FOR 66 YEARS I HAVE BEEN LEARNING ABOUT EYESIGN. I HAVE LOOKED AT THOUSANDS OF EYES AND HAVE CONCLUDED THAT THERE IS A STRONG CORRELATION BETWEEN CERTAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EYE AND RACING AND BREEDING ABILITY. THE ARTICLES ON THESE WEB PAGES ARE A RESULT OF A LIFE-LONG STUDY OF EYESIGN.
I HAVE VISITED MANY LOFTS AND WITHOUT KNOWING THE BIRDS HAVE CONSISTENTLY PICKED OUT THE BEST FLYERS AND BREEDERS STRICTLY BY LOOKING INTO THE EYE. BY USING THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE YOU TOO CAN SAVE YOURSELF TIME AND MONEY AS WELL AS A LOT OF FRUSTRATION IN BREEDING A FAMILY OF BIRDS THAT WILL MAKE YOU A TOP FLYER.
IN CONCLUSION, IF YOU START WITH BIRDS POSSESSING EXCELLENT EYESIGN YOU WILL BECOME SUCCESSFUL IN THIS SPORT MUCH QUICKER. THE OTHER PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS THAT SUIT YOUR OWN TASTE SUCH AS BODY, WING, FEATHER, AND KEEL, CAN BE BRED INTO THE BIRD MUCH EASIER. TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS QUICKLY THE KEY IS KNOWLEDGE OF EYESIGN. BY STUDYING THESE PAGES AND APPLYING THE EYESIGN KNOWLEDGE THAT I AM SHARING WITH YOU, WILL BRING YOU SUCCESS FASTER AND ALLOW YOU TO ENJOY THAT SUCCESS FOR AS LONG AS YOU FLY AND BREED PIGEONS.
I THANK THOSE FANCIERS THAT HAVE GIVEN PERMISSION TO USE THEIR EYE PHOTOGRAPHS. WITHOUT THEIR CONTRIBUTION, THIS TUTORIAL SITE WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE TO CONSTRUCT.
Click Eye pic for EYE.SIGN 101
Click Below for report of Eye-Sign 101 in the Algarve