We meet a lot of people during our work life and in social circles. Only a few make a mark and force you to think beyond the norms. Stanford Elkins falls among such beings, who leave their imprint on your mind. Animals and birds take a lot of patience to get trained.

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Not many will opt to train them as it needs dedication and consistency above par. But, Stanford Elkins is an exceptionally gifted person when it comes to understanding the psyche of birds. 44 years-old Stan Elkins is married, has 2 kids, and has lived in West TN all his life. He is also serving Memphis Police as a Police Officer for over 20 years. He loves birds of all kind, and his passion is bird race. Let us tell you more about Stanford Elkins and his passion for birds.

Stanford Elkins And His Love For Birds

Stanford Elkins

“I have kept birds like finches, canaries, and parrot as a hobby for over 8 years.  Later, I saw an article in an East TN paper about pigeon racing. Then, I also studied Pigeon.org for more information on the sport.  Next, I bought 15 pigeons in 2015 to see if I could train them.  Which I did successfully. It was flying them from Jackson TN to Memphis over 60 Miles,” says Stanford Elkins.

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He further adds, “I bought some better pigeons as they have bloodiness like racehorses. I tried to start a Club here in Memphis for pigeon racing. You can also see my Facebook page Memphis Midsouth Racing Pigeon Club to get more info about pigeons.”

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Stanford Elkins also shares, “I did not get many responses so I joined the Metro Racing Pigeon Club outside of Jackson TN in Bells TN.  My first pigeon races were held this last past spring for 150, 200, and 250 Miles.  I did better than I expected. This fall we will have young bird race once again. This is just a hobby for me and anyone who is interested can go to my Facebook page to join.”

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Elkin’s Love For Little Birdies

Stanford Elkins

Like we quoted above, it needs a lot of patience with birds and animals if you really want to train them on something. Further, you also have to give them care, shelter, and your full-time adoration. Birds and animals can’t understand your language, but they can surely feel your love. Stanford Elkins says, “All my life, birds have held a special place in my heart. I love pigeons the most. They have many races in the US called one loft races, which anyone can enter for prize money up to a Million dollars. It costs money to enter your pigeons in any game or race. But, I don’t do this for money. Pigeons eat grains, like peas, corn, wheat, and millet.”

Build Hobbies To Shape Future

Stanford Elkins

Every other day, a lot of things distract us from who we are and how we shape ourselves. This is quite disturbing when it comes to youngsters. They need freedom, love, care and thoughtful understanding of things. Most of the time, kids are on their iPads, iPods, computers, and laptops.

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Gone are the days when they used to play on the lawn or do some physical activity. This in return has gotten the kids to face a lot of negativity not only from the mental point of view but also health. “Youngsters need to be trained very carefully. This is a job of every parent, guardian, and teacher. Thus, I also started my passion to train kids from a very young age. This is the right time to build their interest to save nature and planet earth”, says Stanford Elkins.

A Family-Oriented Activity

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“My family supports my hobby. I will be doing presentations for the local youth and 4 H clubs, etc. Training is hard to explain but you let them fly around the loft, where they live and then basket train them one mile at a time the 10, 20, 30, 50 etc. Some always don’t return but the good ones do and they make your racers. One viewpoint I have is that children can learn a hobby with birds, loft building, carpentry, and team management. If you train your kids with pets of any type, they’ll learn to be responsible and careful when they grow up. That’s exactly why I want to train the youngsters, as they’ll be the ones to take-over things in upcoming years,” states Stanford Elkins passionately.