Accepting birds beginning January 15, 2021 through May 1, 2021.
All birds vaccinated for PMV and Paratyphoid upon arrival, then given a booster 30 day later. The arriving birds will also be in a quarantined section of the loft for 2 weeks. Shortly after arrival all birds will also be treated for internal/external parasites and canker. All birds will have their 9th and 10th flights pulled and regrown before training begins.
Please contact us before shipping any birds and always try to ship on a Monday, Tuesday at the latest so the birds arrive on a Wednesday. Make sure that you have your phone number on the box and that it is legible. Some of you use the Click and Ship option but do not have your phone number in the address block, make sure you hand write it in if you do not have it printed on the shipping label. We will send a text message to all breeders when their birds arrive, if there is no number on the box do not expect to receive a text message.
Perch Fees are $100 per bird and are non refundable, due when the birds arrive or before. If you send 4 birds, the perch cost will be discounted to $90.00. Any breeder may send teams of 4 birds to get the $90 discount on those birds.
Entry Fees are $225 per bird due immediately after the 100 mile activation race. 15% will be held for race expenses. All birds sent by the breeder must be activated after the activation race, no picking and choosing birds. Total refund of your Entry Fee if your bird does not go to the first race in the series. Optional: Refund can go towards the purchase of 2 perches for the next season.
Payout posted is based upon 275 birds entered in the first race, it will be adjusted if more or less birds are entered. Any birds in excess of 275 entered in the first race will have their prize money portion added to the first place bird on the final 312 mile race.
Any breeder who fails to pay their perch fees when their birds arrive will not have their birds added to the inventory list until they do so. Any breeder who fails to pay their activation fees after the activation race will become ineligible. Their birds become the property of Amara Loft if no other breeder wishes to activate them. After the 100 Mile Activation Race all breeders have 10 days to pay the activation fees. *Amara Loft WILL NOT contact anyone for their activation fee.
Birds activated by their owners remain property of the owners. Shipping is $60 for the first bird and $20 per bird after if more than one bird is shipped in the same box. Shipping will be deducted from winnings, the remainder will be sent in the form of a check.
Any birds not claimed within 7 days after the conclusion of the race become the property of Amara Loft.
Race: Friday, September 30
In the event of a exact tie, prizes affected will be added together and split equally among the birds who tied.
In the event that no birds clock within 72 hours from release all money will be divided equally among actual birds sent to that particular race. If all prizes are not claimed within the 48 hour window of the race, the remaining monies will be divided equally among the returning birds.
All races end 72 hours after release.
Any loft who won prizes is allowed to deduct return shipping expenses from their winnings, just let us know. A completed W-9 is required if you win $600 or more and a check will not be issued until we receive same.
If a bird does not scan by the clocking system then they will be hand entered using the time of the last bird on the drop.
All training tosses will be published. Loft visits are welcome but must be made by appointment at least 24 hours in advance, Monday through Friday.
Race dates are subject to change due to adverse weather conditions.
Amara Lofts retains the right to approve or refuse any participant into the race.
Many of your questions can be answered by reading the updates which will be done almost daily once we start training, please refer to the updates before emailing or texting us. Thank you.
The Amara Lofts reserves the right to make any and all decisions.
Average YPM is 1,100 - 1,500