“Skaam” cock

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.

We salute you “Skamie”.

Our Sumo family continues to impress

Descendants of our SUMO family of pigeons continue to win for various fanciers.

One of the characteristics of having a “family” of pigeons is to breed winners down the generations including closely related to each other.

The SUMOs are proving that they can transfer their winning genes to the next generations. This makes us very proud.