Inevitable for shiny, silky soft feathers
• Supplies the right chain of essential amino acids
• Mainly contains small, fine grains and seeds
• Rich in the right materials to develop new feathers
The moulting season is a difficult one for the pigeon. After the continuous efforts during the racing season the pigeon’s body is in need of rest and this is precisely the period during which they have to replace all their feathers. As a result of this they require a large number of essential amino acids to guarantee a proper, new coat of feathers. Feathers mainly contain mineralised proteins such as keratin which is rich in sulphur. This is why we must feed the pigeons all the necessary nutrients to meet these requirements. It is important to know that the so-called “cheap” mixtures generally have an unbalanced composition and do not contain enough amino acids such as methionine and cysteine. The percentage of small seeds, sunflower seeds and cardy provide these vital amino acids in adequate proportions. To help you obtain a silky smooth coat of feathers we advise the following Natural complementary products:
Composition Maize popcorn 15% Safflower seed 11% Wheat white 10% Dari white 10% Peas green 7% Tares 7% Maple peas 6% Milo 6% Barley 5.5% Maize small red 5% Peas yellow 5% Sunflowerseed striped 2.5% Black rapeseed 2.5% Linseed 2.5% Millet yellow 2.5% Canaryseed 2.5%
Analytical constituants Crude protein 14.45% Crude fat 7.69% Crude ash 2.33% Crude fibre 7.78% Carbohydrates 55.26%
• A superior energy booster
• Improves the endurance, recovery and general condition
• With 20% peeled sunflowerseed
Pigeons have a fat metabolism. This means that the pigeons draw their energy mainly from fats. Fat is the main basic fuel for the pigeon’s metabolism and is the most important energy source for the pigeon’s breast muscles. The right fatty acids also play an important part in the building of their overall condition and resistance. But beware: proper reserves of carbohydrates should not be underestimated. This type of energy can be released very quickly by the pigeon’s organism when a sudden and short ‘energy boost’ is necessary e.g. during short but intense efforts during take-off after having been released, while climbing, landing, avoiding obstacles and when accelerating. Why does the Energy Mix contain so much sunflower hearts and safflower seed? Safflower seed and sunflower hearts are rich in easily digestible and high quality proteins, while containing a lot of oil (= rich in fat), a lot of phosphorus and a rather large quantity of vitamins.
Composition Hempseed 20% Sunflowerseed peeled 20% Peeled oats 20% Milo 15% Safflower seed 15% Millet yellow 5% Black rapeseed 5%
Analytical constituants Crude protein 15.87% Crude fat 26.14% Crude ash 2.93% Crude fibre 10.32% Carbohydrates 35.32%
A fixture during the racing season
Elements which play an important part in the feeding of pigeons during the racing season:
A. SWIFT RECOVERY
B. TO LOAD THE MUSCLES WITH
C. HEALTHY PIGEONS
Healthy pigeons perform better. Nobody will challenge that. To keep pigeons healthy does not mean that they must be excessively subjected to different cures. Pigeons that are given too much medicines won’t last long. Try to maintain a high level of resistance of the pigeons in a “natural” way by providing them with the most simple “feed supplements”.
Safflower seed 17.5% Dari white 15.5% Maize cribs 13% Maize small red 8% Maize popcorn 7% Milo 7% Wheat white 7% Soya toasted 5% Mung beans 5% Peas green small 5% Black rapeseed 2% Linseed 2% Millet yellow 2% Paddy rice 2% Canaryseed 2%
Analytical constituants Crude protein 13.44% Crude fat 9.43% Crude ash 2.32% Crude fibre 8.39% Carbohydrates 53.79%
Lowers the protein content in a pigeon’s diet when needed
• Has low protein contents
• Has a purifying effect
• Has an ideal energetic value
In the past, pigeon fanciers mainly used “barley” as the barometer in the mixtures to find out when the pigeons were satisfied (the barley was left behind), today pigeon fanciers prefer to feed a light mixture such as Light Mix. Use with young birds three weeks after weaning in combination with Breeding Feed.
Composition Safflower seed 20% Dari white 18% Paddy rice 15% Wheat white 10% Maize popcorn 7.5% Maize cribs 7.5% Maize small red 7% Milo 5% Mung beans 2% Black rapeseed 2% Linseed 2% Millet yellow 2% Canaryseed 2%
Analytical constituants Crude protein 10.91% Crude fat 9.16% Crude ash 2.37% Crude fibre 9.71% Carbohydrates 55.20%
Creates super breeding results
• High protein contents
• Provides ideal protein contents during the breeding period
• Guarantees growth and maintenance of the body
• Small grains and seeds are ideal for weaning
These proteins also guarantee ideal growth of the young birds. You must realise that the newly born youngsters will increase their weight 100 times by the time they are 25 days old! Feed Breeding Mix from weaning until the end of May.
Composition Maize popcorn 13% Wheat white 13% Safflower seed 10.5% Dunpeas 10% Peas green small 10% , Maple peas 5% Maize small red 5% Milo 5% , Dari white 5.5% Peas yellow 5% Mung beans 2.5% Sunflowerseed striped 1.5% Linseed 1% Black rapeseed 0.5% Lentils 0.5% Millet yellow 0.5% Canaryseed 0.5%
Analytical Constituants Crude protein 17.10% Crude fat 6.77% Crude ash 2.55% Crude fibre 7.61% Carbohydrates 53.56%
A balanced, superior source of nutrition, delectable mix of specially selected seeds with a fair amount of canary grass. Your feathered friend will love the taste of this nourishing ingredients. Essential to a bird’s daily diet, the nutrients in this food mix will ensure your little pet bird remains flapping happy and healthy. It is ideal for cockatiels, peach faced lovebirds and larger parakeet species
Complete mixture of top seeds with a large share of canary grass
Promotes good conditioning and breeding of birds
Addition of flax supports proper functioning of digestive tract
Yellow millet, white millet, canary seed, peeled oats, safflower seed (7,5%), red millet, hemp seed, buckwheat, linseed, niger seed
Bags – 20/25kg paper or pp bags
Suitable for – cockatiels, peach faced lovebirds and larger parakeet species
Beautiful and entertaining, your finch thrives best on a grass seed diet. Your feathered pet will love the taste of this Mix which contains high quality, wholesome seeds. This simple yet healthy diet is fortified to ensure a well balanced blend with specially selected ingredients that provide the nutrients your pet needs to grow strong, healthy and sing aloud with joy.
Complete food made with a mixture of high quality seeds
Provides a balanced diet while regulating the digestion process
Encourages willingness to sing
Yellow millet, canary grass seed, red millet, niger seed, flax seed, hemp seed
Canary seed 66%, canola/rapeseed 21%, niger seed 5%, brown flax 8%
Canary Seed 67.5%, rapeseed 22.5%, dehulled oats 10%
Canary Seed 45%, rapeseed 20%, yellow millet 15%, red millet – 5%, brown flax 4%, hemp seeds 2% hulled sunflower 2% hulled oats 7%
Bags – 20/25kg paper or pp bags
Suitable for – Finch
It is important to provide a complete diet, the right mix of nutrients for the daily intake of your feathered friend. With a combination of millets, seeds and cereals, it will not only have shiny feathers but you can give your budgie a long and happy life.
Complete balanced easily digestible food, made with the best quality seeds
Positive effect on the digestive system making feathers healthy and shiny
Provides necessary minerals and vitamins
Maintains ideal weight of birds
Yellow millet – 45%, red millet – 30%, de-hulled oats – 15%, canary seed – 5%, flax seeds – 3%, safflower – 2%
Bags – 20/25kg paper or pp bags
Suitable for – Budgerigar, Ornamental birds, Canary
The seed of the flax plant is extremely rich in fat (35,6%) and protein (21%). Linseed contains a high quantity of omega 3 fatty acids, essential for the structure of the feathers. Hence the reason that we often see linseed used in moulting mixtures.
Black rapeseed is a small, almost black seed containing a fat percentage of 40,5% and a protein level of 20%. Pigeons love to eat rapeseed and due to the extensive breeding of rapeseed, there is also no question more of the negative effects that rapeseed had with high dosages. The anti-nutritional substances that were found naturally in rapeseed were declined and digestibility reduced to zero by the development of so-called doublezero varieties.
Sunflower seeds are extremely rich in fats and proteins. They can be processed in two forms in mixtures, unpeeled (striped) and peeled. Striped sunflower seeds contain 29,8% raw fat and 15% raw protein, but contain a much higher level of fibres than peeled sunflower seeds. Peeled sunflower seeds contain no less than 44,5% raw fat and 27,5% raw protein. Due to the lower fibre level and the higher levels of fat and protein values it is recommended to use peeled in stead of unpealed sunflower seeds in rich in fat racing mixtures, which are fed the last few days prior to basketting the birds. Contrary, in moulting mixtures for example the striped sunflower seeds are perfectly suitable to use in contrast to the peeled version.
The seeds of the cannabis plant, which are extremely rich in fat (33,5%) and contain high protein values (22,7%). Hempseed is gladly fed to the youngsters and does contribute to the perfect growth of the youngsters. Moreover, hempseed is known to stir up the mating instinct in pigeons. In racing and moulting season, hemp seed is a perfect source of fats.
These fruits of a thistle-like plant are especially popular in mixtures because of the high fat content (27,8%) and also because pigeons like to feed on cardy. Like most other rich in fat grains and seeds, cardy is not only rich in fat but also rich in protein (14,3%). Cardy contains a high content of healthy fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acid) and a high content of lysine. The amino acid pattern is especially advantageous due to a high content of arginine.
This distinctive small green seed belongs to the family of the soya bean. It is very rich in protein (23,1%), is well absorbed by pigeons and germinates very easily. Unlike soyabeans, katjang idjoe is very low in fat (1,2%).
Peas are traditionally the main source of protein in pigeon feed. There are different types of peas, such as green peas, yellow peas, small green peas, trappers (small yellow peas), maple peas, dunpeas and winter peas. The protein levels range from 20.4% (yellow peas) to 22.6% (small green peas). Peas are rich in the minerals phosphorus, calcium and iron and B vitamins. Green peas and small green peas are also rich in vitamin C. In addition to the nutritional value when using different types of peas there is also the need for variation in the menu of a pigeon and lastly, the price plays an important role as well.
Buckwheat is a grain that is very rich in starch and contains a very high percentage (72.6%) of carbohydrate along with 10.4% protein and only 1.7% fat. Buckwheat is rich in potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. Buckwheat is generally well liked, but there are always birds who don’t like to eat it.
Oats are also extremely rich in carbohydrates. They possess a level of 61.5% carbohydrate. Two forms of oats are used in mixtures, pointed or peeled. Pointed oats is very rich in fibres, but pigeons are not fussy about it. That is the reason that this form is most suited to rest and winter mixtures. In contrast peeled oats is very appealing to pigeons. In addition, oats are rich in potassium, phosphorus and zinc.
A grain of barley contains about 59.5% carbohydrate, 11% protein and only 2% fat. Very often barley is because of its low fat content wrongly seen as a grain to keep pigeons light. Birds, however, can become heavy due to the fact that an excess of carbohydrates can easily be converted into fat. But barley contains lots of fibres which makes pigeons feel full earlier. These fibres make barley ideal for cleansing the bowels. Furthermore, barley is very rich in minerals and trace elements such as potassium, phosphorus and magnesium.