feeding ŕ la Jos Thoné
For many pigeon breeders still today, the feeding, the
maintenance of the pigeons is the topic. What hasn’t been written about it
already? Pigeon breeders are always in search of new mixtures, of wondrous
mixtures, which can quicken their cracks to attain maximum results ad infinitum.
At big exhibitions, feed suppliers are always asked about
novelties. That’s whymanymixtures are attuned accurately to a gram to the
special needs of the pigeons or, better, their breeders then. You’ll find
mixtures for the different travelling directions, for the various travelling
systems und whatever beyond. Many years ago, I got in contact with a feeding
expert. In his system, the single feed components had to be weight out with
kitchen scales day after day. The feed mixture was measured so precisely that
the pigeons couldn’t even been left outside for their daily workout the day
before the travelling started. Otherwise, they would have lacked of substance.
Within the self-composed mixtures, so many little grains were contained that the
pecking of the pigeons looked like the heaviest work.
You’d like to know the results? It was a dark chapter for
me und my sport of pigeon-racing. My pigeons simply suffered from a lack of
substance. A complicated feeding procedure, a permanent foodweighting, that’s
nothing for pigeon breeders. The feeding of our pigeons should be kept as simple
as possible and, beyond, it should be adjusted to our pigeons’ real needs. Jos
Thoné’s rational operation method at his pigeon lofts in general should be
wellknown in the circles of pigeon-breeders meanwhile. Jos Thoné doesn’t act
otherwise in the field of feeding. Everything has to be down-to-earth. Jos
developed his own feed, which is today being produced by the firm Beyers, with
whom Jos works together very closely and is named "Premium
"Premium Thoné Spezial" is
composed of the following ingredients:
2% sunflower seeds
This mixture is a pure basis-mixture. Depending on what you
need for breeding, travel or moult one can add other components. That means that
the potion of proteins, carbohydrates or fat can be increased. Just through
simple additions the simple basis-mixture can be turned into an adequate
breeding-, travel- or moultmixture.
Thoné Special" is a very practical and easy
manageable mixture for enthusiasts who feed "full trough" or for those who have to
leave the feeding to a third person. "Premium Thoné Special" as a breeding-mixture
with Cédé Duif 100% of Thoné Special is being fed until three days before
the hatching of the chicks and after that 70% of Thoné Special and 30% of a
protein-mixture. This legumes- mixture guaranties the needed protein content.
Jos recommends the "Luikse Protein Soy" from
Beyers, a new high-quality protein-mixture, in which there are twice as many
soys as normal peas. For the juvenile pigeons Jos uses 100% Thoné-mixture, with
which the pigeons build up immunity against illnesses. We recommend providing Cédé
Duif for the pigeons as an additional feed. This egg-feed supports all functions
of the body like the blood circuit, the digestion, the development of muscles
and tissue, etc. All types of proteins, especially animal proteins, vitamins,
amino acid, trace elements and minerals are included in Cédé Duif in
As preparation for the breeding season Jos Thoné uses Cédé
Duif as well: He administers one table spoon of Cédé Duif per pigeon three
times a day.
After hatching: From the 2nd day he provides one table spoon
Cédé Duif per young animal, till the chicks are self-dependent.
Thus a perfect nutrition, in time of breeding, is secured.
You should have a look at the juvenile pigeons provided after this method. They
really teem with healthy. After this quite easy method of provision, the chicks
can grow up to be super athletes. "Premium Thoné Special" as a sports-mixture with Cédé Omega Plus Form 3-6-9 Of course, the provision of the pigeons during the
travelling season postulates an ability of accurate observation of the breeder.
Depending on the cruelty of the last flight and the cruelty of the following
flight, the pigeons have to be fed. Shortly, the pigeons must gain their ideal
weight again. That means that they have to dispose of enough substance to
challenge the next flight with great success again.
Depending on the cruelty of the following flight, you should
add cribs-maize, and /or peeled sunflower seeds and/or peanuts and/or little
seeds to the "Premium Thoné Spezial" mixture.
The most recommended energy-boost comes from Beyers
Plus Premium Super Energy,
which is offered in air-and water-tight sealed laminate-bags of 5kg.
In order to raise the performance and condition of the
pigeons beyond, to give them their special buzz, Jos Thoné also utilises Cédé
Omega Plus Form 3-6-9. This product is offered in form of pellets. Cédé Omega Plus Form 3-6-9 is a
performance- and condition-enhancing grain, which is free of doping elements and consists of
inartificial products meant for human application.
The Cédé Omega
Plus Form 3-6-9-pellets prove to be an outstanding addition to the "Premium
Thoné Spezial" and have an unbelievable effect on the performance of the
travelling pigeon, thanks to their well-balanced content of Omega 3-6-9 fatty
acids and the natural vitamin E, which stimulates the sexual drive of the
Added to that, Cédé Omega
Plus Form 3-6-9 also contains maize-gluten, flax-oil, different fish-oils and fructo-
oligosaccharides, which guarantee an optimally functioning intestinal. The Omega
3-6-9 unsaturated fatty acid become to an unlimited source of energy for the
travelling pigeon. For various reasons, a lot of pigeon fanciers do not support
the daily offering of food mixtures which contain pressed grains.
Thanks to the Cédé Omega
Plus Form 3-6-9’s outstanding nutritional value and the positive effects on the body’s
defences and the condition, now every fancier has the possibility to replenish
the feed mixture for his pigeons to the time it is regarded as necessary by
The two great advantages of Omega 3-6-9 can be summarized as
1) Thanks to Omega 3-6-9 pigeons are able to fly longer
without getting tired.
2) Omega 3-6-9 empowers the pigeon to fly with a great speed
as long as possible.
The amount and the duration of administration of Cédé
Omega Plus Form 3-6-9 depends on the distance (short, medium or long) of the
flights and if you are dealing with juvenile pigeons.
If one meshes one tea spoon Cédé Omega 3-6-9 per pigeon under the Premium Thoné Special, about two to four days before the "basketing", then the carbohydrate- and fat-content will be increased, so that one gets a perfect travelling-mixture.
Thoné Special as a moult-mixture The well-balanced character of the "Premium
Thoné Spezial" mixture gives
an outstanding moult-mixture to the breeder as well. Through adding a handful of Beyers
moult-seeds or wild growing herb seeds or a handful of Beyers little seeds, we
create the perfect mixture.
It still gets better, if we administer 1/3 of the daily
feed-ration in form of Cédé Duif during the whole moult-time.
Thoné Special complemented with BEYERS PLUS Condition &
Care preparations That a lot of products beyond are needed for the really
successful pigeon-racing, doesn’t have to be mentioned in particular at this
point. In earlier times, the pigeon lived off the land in a great measure. A
long time ago this time has been over. Who has got the wish today that his
pigeons would fly onto the fields?
One is scared that something could be happening there. Our
pigeons have to fly, the have to practise. That’s why we are offering dietary
supplements in the lofts.
Under the designation BEYERS PLUS, an assortment of
preparations, which positively influences condition and health of the pigeons,
exists today. As mentioned in the weekly plans and feed-instructions of Premium
Thoné Special mixture, they are truly recommended for the daily feed and the
preparation for the prizeflights,
but also during the breeding- and moult-time. Each of these
products has its own special effect, to bring our pigeons to the starting line
in their best possible form.
Just try those different by-products and get convinced of
their very special quality. Jos Thoné applies many of the Beyers products at
his own lofts and is positive about them.
The title of this chapter is "The
feeding ŕ la Jos Thoné". You got to
know his basis-mixture "Premium Thoné Special".
Now give his feeding-system a chance.Feeding pigeons lightly sure isn’t the last conclusion of
wisdom. Pigeons have to possess the needed substance to endure a long and
gruelling season. Jos Thoné’s pigeons shouldn’t just fly successfully only
one year as he wants to play them for a longer time. There is enough evidence to
show that that is indeed possible.
On the foregoing pages we introduced to you three weekly
plans with which you can more or less cover one whole season. Those plans are
the one for the short distance, the middle distance and the great middle
distance. All those plans are to be seen as a suggestion for an optimal care
during the time of journey. One can and must vary these plans, too. The
following consideration can always be seen as rough guidance: How was the last
flight and how is the next one probably going to be? The breeder himself must
watch his pigeons to assure the topmost success. His power of observation and
his feeling for the right “combat weight” of the pigeons account a great
deal for the success.
Just try "The feeding ŕ la Jos Thoné" one time. In no time at all you will see, how easy this way of feeding is and how your pigeons will be in a very good mood.