August 18, 2018 — Delta's Air Cargo program is still allowing shipment of pigeons, but they did discontinue their Pets First passenger service (carrying animals as excess luggage with passenger). Delta Cargo has the same, pigeon-friendly requirements for carrying pigeons in cargo, and allow up to 70lbs in weight for one large "kennel" (or wooden boxes attached together). This is better than United's PetSafe had in the past, which is no longer servicing pigeons as pets. Recently Delta Cargo stopped flying pets, including birds, using their express DASH service. This is not a big impact on your travel except to know you must now be at the cargo facility three hours in advance of the flight departure and the connecting flight must allow for two hours between flights. The rates seem relatively the same.
Flying Delta Cargo to Myrtle Beach National in January 2019
Delta Cargo does have flights and a Cargo Facility at the local Myrtle Beach, S. Carolina airport. A recent Delta Cargo estimate for a one way trip from San Diego to Myrtle Beach was quoted at $175 for a large kennel (70 lbs with 16 Kings), which is less than last year! Great thing too about this location is the weather and the Atlanta hub. Should be no problems getting in and out.
Contact Delta Cargo for airline cargo travel at 800.352.2746, extension 3, then 1. You can only reserve 13 days in advance of the day you fly, but you can call much earlier to check for flights and costs. To see details of their shipment and container requirements, go to www.deltacargo.com.
2018-2019 AKC Young, District and National Show Schedule
Bay Area Young King Show Saturday, Sept. 29
Paolo DiCandia's Lofts and Ranch, 10807 Dublin Canyon Road, Pleasonton, CA 94588
Entry fee collected day of show. Full lunch provided. Coop birds day before or arrive by 9 a.m. Contact Paolo to coordinate.
Paolo DiCandia, phone: (510) 332-5775
Paolo DiCandia checking in his King, while hosting the show.
So. Calif. Young King Show Saturday, Oct. 6 (date change)
In conjunction with the San Diego Metro Pigeon Club Young Bird Show.
Check-in at 10 a.m.
Judge: Drew Lobenstein of Los Angeles, CA
Linda Vista Recreation Center, 7064 Levant St., San Diego, CA 92111
If you need hotel information for the Linda Vista area, contact Larry Foos for help. Linda Vista is centrally located in San Diego near Hwy. 163 and 805.
No entry form required in advance. $2 entry fee to SDMPC.
Larry Foos, phone: 619.741.2977
Drew Lobenstein at the Del Mar Fair judging Show Kings in June 2018.
Third District Young Bird Show Oct. 27, 2018
Check-in Friday before 7 p.m.
-- Judge: Fred Levings
In conjunction with the Kentucky Young Bird Show
Premium prizes include $200 for Grand Champion, $100 for Best Silver Cock/Hen, $100 for Ash Red Bar (Honor of Bill Sanders) and several $25 champion color classes.
Click here for the entry form. Entry fee is $4.50 per bird. Join the Midwest King Club to be eligible for show premiums. For complete details of the show, read the Show Information Sheet.
Show Coordinator and entries to:
Larry Warnecke, 13084 Michael Road, Highland, IL 62249; phone: 618.654.6100; email: email@example.com
Sandy Messick judging the AKC 5th District in 2016.
Third - Fourth District "Cajon King Classic" Show Nov. 3
Check-in Nov. 2
Judge: Joe Nethercot
LSU Extension Bldg., Crowley, LA 70526
Hotels (mention Cajon King Classic Pigeon Show):
Holiday Inn Express, 736 I-10s Frontage Rd., Scott, LA 70523; phone 337. 232.6845.
Days Inn, 9571 Egan Highway, Crowley, LA 70526; phone 337.783.2378
Available in the AKC September Bulletin. Get a copy from Jimmy Stewart. Entries must be postmarked by Oct. 24. Entry fee is $4.50 per bird payable to Cajun King Club.
More info., contact:
Jimmy Stewart, phone: 337.783.8622 or 581.1523
Fifth District Show Thursday - Saturday, Nov. 15-17, 2018
Check-in Wednesday, Nov. 14 after noon or Thursday, Nov. 15. We are working on permission for extension of time on Thursday hopefully to 4 p.m. Check back here for updates. Judging starts Friday morning.
In conjunction with the Pageant of Pigeons Show, LAPC
Judge: Kim Miller, Boiling Springs, Penn.
Show Premiums: $200 for Champion, $100 for Reserve, $50 for Best Young
Donated by Chris Schutz of Adelaide, Australia
Location: Pomona Fairgrounds
1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768
Sheraton Fairplex Hotel on the showhall grounds.
601 West McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA, 91768; Phone:
Phone: (888) 627-8074. (ask for the LAPC Pageant Show rate.). Must reserve to get room rates by Oct. 15, 2018.
Rate: $139 per night for single or double occupancy. Show room within walking distance, which saves from paying for parking.
Entry Form (open here): Entry fee: $6.00 per bird. Find the entry form on the LAPC Pageantwebsite of AKC Sept 2018 bulletin.
LAPC Pageant of Pigeons: Charlie Rowe, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AKC 5th District: Larry Foos, phone 619.741.2977; email: email@example.com
KIm Miller judging the parade at the National King Show, Vancouver, Wash. 2017
Seventh District King Show at Pigeons on the Prairie Dec. 8, 2018