Welcome to The Welsh Homing Pigeon Union Website
It is with sadness that we report the passing of our
Life Vice President Mr Dan Driscoll.
We extend our deepest condolences to the family
The Funeral will be held on Saturday 21st January 2017
at St Marys RC Church
Edith Road, Dinas Powis, CF64 4AD at 10am,
then a short service at
Wenvoe Crematorium, Port Road East, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan CF62 9PX at 11am.
13th December 2016
Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
It is confirmed that the restriction relating to pigeons has been lifted. Fanciers are reminded that every step should be taken to avoid pigeons coming into contact with wild birds. Please be aware that this includes
drinking from the same water.
Please use common sense !!
Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Prevention Zone
7 December 2016
DEFRA have released guidance in relation to Avian Influenza which includes a prevention Zone declaration for all poultry and captive birds. The Zone that covers the whole of England, Scotland and Wales will remain in place for a period of 30 days – until 6th January 2017.
A DEFRA representative has advised that this requires the immediate and compulsory confinement of pigeons within their lofts/housing. This is necessary to avoid contact with wild birds.
There are no restrictions on bird gatherings such as shows, however it is stressed that it is essential good biosecurity is maintained and birds should be healthy before transporting.
Further information can be found on the gov.uk website.
Orders for Rings are now being accepted for 2017.
OUR RING LISTS ARE AVAILABLE
ON OUR RING LIST PAGE FOR STRAY PIGEONS
Race Rubber Rings are available at the Union Office
HAS NO LICENCE IN THE UK AND CANNOT BE USED.
Unikon Battery Replacement Prices
Between the 1st September and 31st March
the cost to replace batteries
The loft clock and pocket clock is £96.60 (£80.50 + VAT)
Champ200 on its own £58.50 (£48.75 + VAT)
extra pocket clocks are £45 (£37.50 +VAT)
Between 1st April and 31st August
Loft clock battery replacement £78 (£65 +VAT)
Pocket clock battery replacement £60 (£50 +VAT)
Items returned after 14th February cannot be guaranteed to be back with fanciers before the racing season. All battery replacements are guaranteed for 12 months. Unikon do not recommend that fanciers leave products at trade shows, they suggest you return equipment as soon as possible at the end of the racing season and ideally before the Christmas Holidays.
P&P costs for return are currently £6 for mainland UK