We get a lot of questions about our breeding practices. In these videos Jos Thoné explains his breeding practices and shares some important advice with the viewers.

Important steps to follow:

  • Make sure your pigeons are in excellent condition.
    They have to be free of any disease: canker, coccidiosis, worms, salmonella, etc...
    Consult a veterinarian or send your samples to a laboratory for analysis. 
  • We vaccinate our breeding pigeons for PMV and Salmonella.
    PMV (Paramyxovirosis): 6 weeks before the pairing;
    Salmonella (Paratyphoid): 3 weeks before the pairing.
  • Grits and minerals should be available at all times.
    We use Beyers "Grit Extra", complemented with the "Deli Multimix"
  • Breeding vitamins for optimal fertilization of the eggs.
    Give "Vitabreed" (PigeonHP) daily from 2 weeks before the pairing until 2nd egg,
    afterward continue for 2-3 days per week, also to the weaned youngsters.
  • Feed: we use the Beyers Premium mixture "Thoné Olympic" all year round, for all our birds, including the breeders.