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Alberta Classic Eye Sign Page (July 2001)


Some interest in eye sign was expressed in the Racing Pigeon Discussion Forum. It appears that some of our colleagues can successfully pick the best birds out of a basket and may therefore be gifted with some special talent. My question and the question of many skeptics is whether accomplished eye sign enthusiasts use only the bird's eye sign to judge the bird's value for racing or breeding or whether other cues may be used. To eliminate any other possible cues, only pictures of the birds' eyes are supplied and it is my hope that many eye sign enthusiasts will try their hand at the following game:
Below you will find thumbnails of 40 eyes chosen at random from the 2001 Alberta Classic entries. (Clicking on any thumbnail will enlarge it for you)

All images were taken under identical conditions and received identical processing!
Quite unlike the February 2001 game, these birds will be treated in an identical fashion and flown from the same loft.
The birds represented by these 40 eyes will place somewhere in the final results. It will be your challenge, should you accept it, to select the top 20 birds in this group of 40.
Please write down your selection on a piece of paper and then go to the next page where you can enter your selection.

We are sorry but this game is now closed

Please refer to the race results page to perhaps find some characteristics common to the poorer performers or characteristics common to the shining stars of the year 2001.
1 (1812)
 
2 (1508)
3 (333)
4 (538)
 
5 (2506)
6 (3884)
7 (127)
8 (539)
9 (4002)
10 (1728)
11 (610)
12 (2008)
13 (125)
14 (630)
15 (368)
16 (4004)
17 (2901)
18 (1110)
19 (282)
20 (30001)
21 (137)
22 (351)
23 (3882)
24 (37126)
25 (704)
26 (612)
27 (3881)
28 (383)
29 (33111)
30 (S'LAND 2032)
31 (1216)
32 (690)
33 (2522)
34 (727)
35 (348)
36 (37132)
37 (344)
38 (117)
39 (1292)
40 (13202)

The Overall Race Results of this group of birds

as published at http://www.albertaclassic.com/01results.php
6	(3884)
38	(117)
4	(538)
11	(610)
23	(3882)
39	(1292)
15	(368)
33	(2522)
26	(612)
12	(2008)
13	(125)
3	(333)
40	(13202)
10	(1728)
35	(348)
22	(351)
17	(2901)
36	(37132)
1	(1812)
7	(127)

20 (30001) 18 (1110) 5 (2506) 28 (283) 25 (704) 8 (539) 27 (3881) 14 (630) 19 (282) 32 (690) 21 (137) 34 (727) 31 (1216) 29 (33111) 30 (2032) 37 (344) 2 (1508) 9 (4002) 16 (4004) 24 (37126)

The correct choices are underlined


eye numbers:1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 20, 21, 22, 32, 33, 34, 39, 40. But overall I would not count any of the eyes out of the running!
Tom Makowecki <makowtom@icrossroads.com>
Edmonton, AB - Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 15:18:55 (PDT)
eye numbers:15, 19, 27, 22, 36, 9, 1, 38, 40, 21, 31, 2, 30, 7, 20, 29, 32, 18, 5, 10 would be my selections... note that the right eye, not left I've found to be more reliable for racing sign. These appear to be left eyes. Note also that a top racer may or may not exhibit breeding sign.
Okiejim <jimbrown@accessacg.net>
Edmond, OK USA - Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 15:17:08 (PDT)
eye numbers:7-18-22-29-34-39-40-36-32-28-25-15-18-19-13-1-3-12-2-6
nathan <nathanb@absa.co.za>
johannesburg, gauteng - Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 15:15:04 (PDT)
eye numbers:In descending order 27,21,40,36,38,9,1,15,23,19,34,39,32,29 31,18,6,20,5,10...27 will win it all by 38 minutes.with 21,40 and 36 on the second drop,Number 38 will come in 4th but sit on loft for 20 minutes.Dropping to 12th place.Could go on,But don't want to brag on my ability as an eyesign specialist.
FREE BYRD LOFT - GCRPC RULES <CGBYRD@aol.com>
EYESIGN GRADING-2.00 a bird.Will pick breeders or racers or dual purpose out of young birds .90 days and up.100%Guaranteed., , US of Texas - Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 15:13:01 (PDT)
eye numbers: 3,4,6,5,12,8,11,18,24,7,13,14,22,31,33,40,23,29,17,22 #3 will win
Darrell brady <bra623@aol.com>
Alvin, US - Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 19:33:00 (PDT)
eye numbers: I like and think number 38 will win given all other factors are in it's favor come race day.
Mike MJB "TOP GUN LOFT" <mikemak@uswest.net>
SALT LAKE CITY UTAH, - Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 22:58:11 (PDT)
eye numbers:4, 6, 10, 17, 23, 32, 34, 39, 3, 18, These 10 are all I need.
Spud <millerjk1@yahoo.com>
Anaconda, Montana - Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 14:14:32 (PDT)
eye numbers:my absolute guess is 1,3,4,7,12,13,14,15,18,19,20,25,29,31,32,39 40 wish me luck
alf luttmerding <alf-thea@junction.net>
armstrong, b.c. - Monday, July 16, 2001 at 15:39:46 (PDT)
I'll put down the 11 that interested me. I don't like grading with the bird not in hand (you can miss a lot) though but will stick my neck out and try... Favorites are 29, 25 & 7, and I like 22, and 15 almost as well. Additionly, 2,12,14,24,31 & 40.
Dan Thompson
24 foot Uhaul heading north, - Monday, July 16, 2001 at 09:48:22 (PDT)
eye numbers: 22 then 36.22 has the same eye as one of the best birds I have ever raced.
Steve <szammit@bigpond.com.au>
Sydney, Australia - Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 22:41:14 (PDT)
eye numbers: 3,7,8,11,12,14,16,17,22,24,25,28,37... With 7,16,25 and 28 being the best .
O&L DeVries <oldev@sprint.ca>
South Mountain, Ontario - Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 16:38:35 (PDT)
eye numbers: 2, 3, 7, 8, 11, 12,14, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30, 33, 34, 36, 37...Of these I think 22 can do it all, 30 & 33 will be good on the long distance, 22 can make my place home and don't have to fly anywhere..But what do I know, this is what I like.
Daryl Strayer <darjan@sk.sympatico.ca>
Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask - Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 16:18:39 (PDT)
eye numbers:2/7/15/22/29/30/36/39 This is strictly a guess based on results of last contesti have just started in racing pigeons Mar.2001
vbugala <vbugala@telusplanet.net>
Calgary , Alberta - Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 09:35:30 (PDT)
eye numbers: 3/10/17/21/23/20 -dual purpose 7/5/18/22/29/38/36/40/19/2/34/6/31/27- flyers total 20
ivan <alaokiman@aol.com>
mililani, hawaii - Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 04:23:16 (PDT)
eye numbers: 36,16,7,22,28,19,18 in order.
The Book <hofken@prodigy.net>
Tuscon, Az, - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 21:45:25 (PDT)
eye numbers:2 3 4 7 8 9 13 14 17 18 23 24 26 27 30 32 33 34 39 40
Fly-N-Aces <bmet_shop@yahoo.com>
NC - USA - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 18:49:39 (PDT)
eye numbers:In rain fog or stormy wheather i say that 1-25,2-32,3-39,4-40,5-7,6-3,7-1,8-15,9-19,10-24 ive read many articles that say a bright orange eye will come home first in stormy foggy etc.. conditions for clear wheather i say the placings as they follow 1-5,2-18,3-17,4-37,5-33,6-2,7-38,8-20,9-13,10-36
Jerret Perry <jerretperry@hotmail.com>
High Prairie, Alberta - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 18:09:39 (PDT)
eye numbers: Top 10 in order of finish. 1st-39,2nd-23,3rd-27,4th-3,and then the also rans:5,7,16,18,20,34.
Jef Stephen <pigeonjef@aol.com>
Los Angeles California USA, - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 08:32:36 (PDT)
eye numbers:2 3 4 7 10 11 15 17 19 21 22 24 25 32 34 35 39 40
Ed Abramoski <ERALOFT@AOL.COM>
Amherst, NY , - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 08:07:08 (PDT)
eye numbers:3-4-5-6-7-8-11-12-17-18-21-22-25-26-27-29-31-32-33- 36
3-11-17-21-27-33 WILL BE FIRST TO TRAP
3-11-17-21-27-33 WILL BE AT THE HEAD OF THE PACK

MYRON S KULIK <EYESIGN 101@AOL.COM>
WESTERLY,R.I.& PUERTO RICO, - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 21:39:50 (PDT)
eye numbers:2,7,14,22,25,31,29,8 would consider these for the stock loft if they flew well
Andrew Skrobot <eskroban@nbnet.nb.ca>
Rosehill, NB - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 17:13:01 (PDT)
eye numbers:1, 3, 6, 11, 15, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 29, 31, 32, 34, 36, 39, 40. I do like pigeons with nice eyes, and usually the eyes I pick are favorites of other pigeon flyers.
Bruce Zagurski <BzLoft@aol.com>
Chicago, U.S.A. - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 11:28:01 (PDT)
eye numbers: 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 32, 34, 36, 39, 40
George le Roux <georgel@majuba.ofs.gov.za>
Bloemfontein, South Africa - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 06:33:56 (PDT)
eye numbers: 1, 3, 7, 10, 15, 19, 25, 29, 32, 39
Ronald Huntley <rhuntley@redi.net>
Warner Robins , Georgia USA - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 06:17:25 (PDT)
eye numbers: 1-3-7-10-15-23-25-29-32-40
Thumper <thumper8@mweb.co.za>
Johannesburg, South Africa - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 06:05:18 (PDT)
eye numbers:1,3,4,5,7,8,11,12,14,15,17,18,21,23,25,29,33,35,37,38 - LOL Dave Booth...you gotta get through me first though...haha...
Rob King <shorthair@sympatico.ca>
Sarnia, Ontario - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 05:30:23 (PDT)
eye numbers: wouldn't have a clue but here goes... 3,4,5,6,9,10,11,12,18,20,25,26,29,31,33,30 (only 16)
Philip Almond <PAlmond@CipherCorp.com>
Brisbane, QLD - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 05:18:37 (PDT)
eye numbers:3,7,8,9,10,11,12,15,19,21,24,25,28,32,33,34,35,38,39,and 40
Gerald Hebert <gkhebert@earthlink.net>
Gueydan, La - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 14:40:27 (PDT)
eye numbers:2,4,7,9,11,17,18,20,21,22,24,27,28,30,32,34,35,37,38,39. well this is a test for me , the best i can hope foris not to get beat by rodgers or shuba lol . best of luck to the eventual winner of this game . should icongratulate myself now . LOL. yours in sport .
dave booth <djloft@earthlink.net>
Lefroy, ontario - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 13:42:41 (PDT)
eye numbers:3.4.5.7.8.11.12.13.14.17.18.21.22.31.33.35.36.37.38.40. I expect the winner to be either 14 or 38
Bob Fleming <Mreyesign@aol.com>
Los Angeles C.A., - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 12:34:51 (PDT)
eye numbers: 01,03,05,08,09,10,11,12,16,19,22,25,28,30,31,32,34,37,38,40
Dianne <classydi@hotmail.com>
Wallaceburg, Ontario - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 08:24:33 (PDT)
eye numbers:1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,19,23,25,26,29,32,33,35,37,38,39,40 I think the 32 will outclass all otheron the day
llewellyn bosch <petrain@firestone.co.za>
port elizabeth south africa, eastern - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 04:31:04 (PDT)
eye numbers: 2,3,4,5,7,10,11,14,17,18,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,33,37,38
Compass Loft <cpasloft@icrossroads.com>
Cardiff Echoes, AB - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 22:31:46 (PDT)
eye numbers:34,32,39,9,2,7,10,15,27,38,13,11,16,21,28,31,29, 36,4,24.
Ali Stephen <podger13@home.com>
Sooke, BC Canada - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 20:37:06 (PDT)
eye numbers:2,5,7,8,9,10,11,17,18,20,21,24,25,26,31,32,33,34,37,38 I'd pick 34 and 2 of the above to do especially well
Karl Frank <karl@albertaclassic.com>
Edmonton, AB - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 18:41:39 (PDT)
eye numbers:2,4,5,6,7,8,11,12,14,17,18,25,26,28,30,33,35,36,37,& 38.
Ed White <egwhite@sprint.ca>
Pickering, Ontario - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 16:42:05 (PDT)
eye numbers:03-04-08-10-11-17-35-37-38-22 going out on a limb and saying 08 is the Best one!!
Bill Shuba <voyageurlofts@hotmail.com>
regina , sask - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 16:36:01 (PDT)
eye numbers:4,6,8,9,10,11,14,17,18,20,21,23,25,27,28,29,31,32,36,38
Lothar Schmitt <schmitt@north.nsis.com>
River John, N.S - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 15:42:22 (PDT)

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