“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.

So… the “GPU hen” can breed winners…

It recently came to our attention that the famous “GPU hen”, that was bred by us, has also bred winners (club and organisation).

Some of her grandchildren were recently auctioned online for R11 500 and R7 500 respectively.

This family of pigeons has made a huge impact on our loft. The past weekend we raced 1,2 club (5,6 union) with very closely related pigeons.

The “GPU hen” sire and dam below.

2019 season

This weekend marks the start of the 2019 racing season for many organisations.

May you have a blessed and very enjoyable season. Enjoy racing your pigeons, and always put their interest before your own.

A very fitting piece from Proverbs 27: 1 – 2 to keep in mind:

“1. Do not boast about tomorrow,for you do not know what a day may bring.

2. Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;a stranger, and not your own lips.”

Let’s race!

Roadwork is going well

Our team is doing really well with their road training thus far. Losses are minimal, and their condition is good. A lot of work lies ahead though…