Oil mixture as an additional source of energy.
During physical exertion over a longer period of time, pigeons switch from burning carbohydrates to burning fat. Fats are the most important source of energy on long-haul flights. Fat burning in pigeons also provides twice as much energy as carbohydrate and protein burning. An oil mixture therefore increases the calorific value of the feed. Not every oil mixture is equally suitable for this. The ratio between the essential fatty acids* linoleic acid (omega-6) and linolenic acid (omega-3) and the presence of lecithin determine the quality of the oil blend as a condition-enhancing supplement.Essential fatty acids*: unsaturated fatty acids that are essential for good health and which must be ingested through the feed. Among other things, they increase resilience, improve nerve and brain functions and ensure better spring quality.
Oil blend for an optimal ratio of omega-3 / omega-6 fatty acids.
Most cereals and seeds contain too few omega-3 fatty acids. Therefore, a high-quality oil blend must contain vegetable oils that provide a lot of omega-3 fatty acids (e.g. linseed oil, rapeseed oil, soybean oil, peanut oil) and animal oils with a high content of omega-3 fatty acids (e.g. cod liver oil, fish oil). Lecithin as an emulsifier to better digest fats and as a transport aid for fats in the body. Since pigeons have no gallbladder and therefore no bile and since fats are not water-soluble, an emulsion is necessary so that fats can be digested in the small intestine. Lecithin fulfills the role of an emulsifier and must therefore be supplied to the pigeons with the feed. Soya, sunflower seeds and rapeseed contain relatively high concentrations of lecithin, but they are not always present in sufficient amounts or the pigeons absorb too little of it. Lecithin also ensures that fatty substances in the blood can be converted into energy more easily and quickly.
Oil mixture as a vitamin and mineral supplier.
All base oils - also called carrier oils - are cold-pressed, unprocessed, 100% pure and still contain all vitamins and minerals. It is important that the oil is cold-pressed. All vegetable fats that are not expressly labeled as cold-pressed are energetically dead and also quickly go bad (rancid).
Enrichment with vitamin E.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, has an antioxidant effect and thus protects cells, tissues and organs from 'free radicals'. As an antioxidant, it increases the sex drive and thus improves the breeding result.
Cold-pressed oil mixture of linseed oil, cod liver oil, fish oil, soybean oil, rapeseed oil and peanut oil, enriched with lecithin (33%) and vitamin E.
• Contains a balanced combination of very high quality oils (vegetable and animal), which are particularly rich in the essential fatty acids linoleic and linolenic acid, tailored to the
Needs of pigeons.
• Lecithin ensures that fatty substances in the blood can be converted into energy more easily and quickly.
• Lecithin is rich in choline and thus counteracts fatty liver disease.
• Provides additional energy for the flights and promotes the formation of a silky feathers during the moulting phase.
• Enriched with vitamin E. A fat-soluble vitamin, has an antioxidant effect and thus protects cells, tissues and organs from 'free radicals'. As an antioxidant, it increases the sex drive and thus improves the breeding result.
Instructions for use: 15 ml to 1 kg of feed
• During the racing season and moulting: 1 to 2 days a week
(Travel season: 1 to 2 days before basketing)
• During breeding: 3 times a week, from 14 days before mating
until after the eggs are laid.