“Rod Stewart”

Our very first union winner back in 2012. He is also a double club winner.

Bred from our foundation Tom Lock (Son Mortimer cock 13/16) mated to 5814 (Tom Lock/Van Rhyn Cloeck).

He scored 1, 1, 4, 7, 9, 9, 9, 10, 13, 15, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 26 club positions in his career.

Unfortunately we lost him during racing in 2015 from a middle distance race. It was a very sad day because he was earmarked to replace his father in the stock loft.

A while after the race a fellow fancier, Andre Wilken, contacted us. He was training his pigeons and an attendant at a filling station brought him a pigeon that was heavily injured by a hawk. This turned out to be “Rod Stewart”! Only 25km from home. His injuries were bad according to Andre. He could not eat. Andre and his son nursed him until he recovered sufficiently. They also named him “Rod Stewart” because of the scar behind his head that looked like the famous singer’s hairstyle.

We were ecstatic that he was alive. As a gesture of gratitude we agreed that Andre could breed him for two seasons.

Sunday I collected “Rod Stewart” from Andre’s house – he will be paired to his mother for stock.

Thank you Andre and son for your honesty and for looking so well after our prized pigeon! It’s much appreciated!