Lovatt Tippler Pigeon

Was just wondering if there were anyone in the Baltimore area who may have some birds of the Lovatt strain of Tipplers? It was very popular a few decades ago to find most tipplers in this country as Lovatts. However, it seems that there are quite harder to find these days. Was just wondering if anyone in Baltimore had some history on them.

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Trapping Kits Loft's picture

I have 3 red lovatt cocks 1 red hen,that I'm just starting to play with. I've had them for about 6 or 7 years.

Shantwan Barnes

BlueBar's picture

Very nice Shantwan. I had a feeling that there were some people out there with those birds. If I may ask, why have you had those birds so many years but yet just starting to play with them now? How old are the birds?

Trapping Kits Loft's picture

If you look at the past fly reports, you'll see l missed quite a bit of flying. I may have missed a whole year or half of competition. My brand new life has me well grounded. I know these birds can fly. I just need the time to wok with them.

Shantwan Barnes

Yul Foster's Flying Tippler Loft's picture

Mike i had some lovatts back in 1997 what i did notice about them that were rather big birds these birds were supposley out of Dick Seabridge first Lovatts imports.

Yul foster

Yul Foster's Flying Tippler Loft's picture

Mike i had some lovatts back in 1997 what i did notice about them that were rather big birds thes birds were supposley out of Dick Seabridge first Lovatts imports.

Yul foster

BlueBar's picture

Yes, that's not the first time I have heard that the Lovatts are large, but on the other hand, what are you comparing them to? I think that some are saying larger than other imported birds, such as the Shannon strain. That could be, but it has not been proven to me that the larger birds are necessarily not able to fly. In fact, it is true that Shannon birds fly well, and they do excellent, but that doesn't mean that other birds can't do the same. It would be nice to have more feedback from others who have tried Lovatts.

Yul Foster's Flying Tippler Loft's picture

Mike I have a question for you did you send some birds to Baltimore back in the 90's .
I know this guy name Maurice who when I met him he told me he had birds from you which were rather big for a tippler and they had big beaks.

Yul foster

BlueBar's picture

Hi Yul, well, I will have to admit that I don't remember. I do remember, however, that there were some fellas that did get some birds from me but not directly from me. In other words, at one point I was told that birds given / sold or whatever to another flyer sold them to others as birds of mine. Well, they may have been descendants, but once they leave my loft I certainly don't have control over them. There were a number of birds that were on the larger side. However, they flew just as good as the others who were on the smaller side. I think it's very common for most people to favor the smaller birds, even myself. But I have yet to absolutely prove to myself that bigger birds cannot perform as good as smaller birds. I say this because when we say bigger birds, we're not really talking huge differences. We're talking very subtle differences. My feeling is that the more desirable trait to look for is the endurance aspect, not the size aspect. I think there are small birds that do not have what it takes, and then there's larger build birds that do not have what it takes either. Best bird to go with is the one that proves himself in the air.