Our team was blessed by winning the union’s longest race for 2019.
He is a double club winner and missed a union win from Richmond by 40 seconds. Superb racer.
His sire is a grandson of the Tom Lock R80k cock and his mother is an Einkamerer Houben / Sierens. They are a proven pair. We sold the sire to Hennie, our flying partner, last year on our stock clearance sale. Just shows that old pigeons can still breed good babies 😉
The past weekend the OVRF raced from Prieska. Both races were won by members of the Lindley Posduifklub. Thomas Uys won the youngbird race and Callie Grove the open race. Well done guys!
Below is Callie with his open winner. It’s a pure Tom Lock pigeon. The pigeon’s father is 17 years old this year! He is from the 13/16 line and was a gift from Peet Germishuizen. “Oud maar nog nie koud”
The “skaam” cock as we call him, has made a big impact on our racing loft. He was on loan from Peet Germishuizen for a breeding season a few years ago. His offspring has performed amazingly well for us.
They are clever pigeons that can fly the shortest route home. Staying in a less favourable spot in the union, we have clocked his children and grandchildren with minutes lead a few times. The question this raised was – “If they can do it, where were the loftmates?”. Food for thought.
We moved his children to the stock loft and crosses with various of our breeders are performing brilliantly. The SUMO line crosses very well with his progeny.
Tom Lock / Sierens Oscar / Putterie / Clausing.
His name has an interesting story… When we got him on loan, he refused to mate with his hen. He sat for weeks just staring at her. As a result we called him “skaam” which means shy. And the name stuck.