A 'Thank you' goes to all the participants as you have the courage to step to the plate when and where it counts. This is how you can create or fortify the reputation of being able to judge the sporting value of a young racing pigeon by just looking at the bird's eye. Such a reputation cannot be retained by hiding for fear of being less than 100% correct.
Some of our colleagues may be able to 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.
You would be expected to be correct in 50% by chance alone. Anything better than 60% would be significant and would show that you can use eye pictures to
select for young bird flying ability.
The band number will be added to each eye after the games are closed and you will be able to judge yourself of how well you did after the race season.
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.
eye numbers:I will pick up 1,3,4,5,8,9,12,14,15,20,24,27,28,29,30,32,33,36,37,and 40.
I personally like 3,4,5,8,24,27,28,and 36.
Bruce <BYZH@aol.com >
- Friday, August 31, 2001 at 18:47:39 (PDT)eye numbers:
Marco Santiago <email@example.com>
Almeirim, Portugal - Thursday, August 30, 2001 at 10:21:31 (PDT)eye numbers:1,2,3,4,6,9,11,13,14,20,24,25,26,27,29,32,36,38,39, 40 Acho a iniciativa muito boa pois podemos praticar a escolha em pombos completamente desconhecidos e atendendo unicamente ao olho.
rui fortunato <firstname.lastname@example.org>
almeirim, portugal - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 17:01:36 (PDT)eye numbers: 1-2-3-5-7-9-12-15-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-28-32-33-34-36. I really like #12and #9 for the distance races. these are my re-submited entries. thank you , Ernie Way
oceanside, CA - Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 09:06:56 (PDT)eye numbers:2,4,10,11,12,29,31,36,32,40.
Lothar Schmitt <email@example.com>
River John, N.S - Sunday, August 26, 2001 at 13:39:04 (PDT)eye numbers:1, 25, 3, 6, 23.
Steve Zammit <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sydney, Australia - Monday, August 20, 2001 at 00:11:58 (PDT)eye numbers:11,10,40,14,35,34,38,12 in that order.
Bill "The Book" Richardson <email@example.com>
Tuscon, Az, - Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 22:37:25 (PDT)eye numbers:1,2,3,5,8,9,12,19,20,21,24,25,27,28,29,30,32,33,36,
Ogden, UT - Wednesday, August 08, 2001 at 10:27:45 (PDT)eye numbers:2,3,9,12,16,17,18,20,22,25,29,33,35,38,40
jerret perry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
drayton valley, ab - Sunday, August 05, 2001 at 20:11:33 (PDT)eye numbers:3,4,6,7,11,12,14,15,16,17,18,19,23,24,25,27,28,32,33,39. This should be a wonderful way of testing eyesign theories.
Roland Zacharias <email@example.com>
Cardiff Echoes, AB - Saturday, August 04, 2001 at 20:39:52 (PDT)eye numbers:3,39,28,4,9,36,24,17,2,12,32,30,15,1,20,33,37,6,11,and 19 would be my selections in sequence of finish. Picking a horse race might be easier. This appears to be an excellent group of birds.
Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 17:49:19 (PDT)eye numbers:1-3-6-8-11-12-13-14-16-18-23-25-26-27-28-32-36-37-38-39- THOSE IN FIRST GROUP TO TRAP WILL BE
MYRON S KULIK <EYESIGN 101@AOL.COM>
WESTERLY,RHODE ISLAND, U.S.A. - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 13:59:25 (PDT)eye numbers: 1, 3,6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 28, 32, 33, 34, 36, 38, 39. Not in any order, In this group my choice is 32 39 and 15 in that order, I hope I am learning!
Daryl Strayer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 07:47:42 (PDT)eye numbers:1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 32, 33, 36, 37, 39. I liked 16 too but it looks like it has a colapsed pupil.
Tom Makowecki <email@example.com>
Edmonton, Alberta - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 06:38:27 (PDT)eye numbers:1,4,11,12,14,30,32,36 & 38 , with the best 3 being 11,36 & 38
O&L DeVries <firstname.lastname@example.org>
South Mountain , Ontario - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 05:24:31 (PDT)eye numbers:
Karl Frank <email@example.com>
Edmonton, AB - Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 10:41:35 (PDT)eye numbers:3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 32, 33, 36, 38, 39
George le Roux <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bloemfontein, South Africa - Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 00:01:18 (PDT)eye numbers:3,28 in that order.
Bill Shuba <email@example.com>
Regina, SASK - Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 14:44:14 (PDT)eye numbers:1,2,5,6,9,11,12,17,19,20,21,22,25,28,29,32,33,36,37,&39. I would rate #12 best with # 25 & 11 runners up. Thanks, Ed.
Ed White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pickering, Ontario - Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 16:08:38 (PDT)eye numbers: 8-10-12-13-14-27-30-32-33-36-38
Johannesburg, Gauteng - Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 05:54:48 (PDT)