Our team was blessed with another union win for the 2019 season. This time it was on the old bird race from Noupoort (630km – 1700+ pigeons – 1100mpm).
She was bred by our partner, Hennie, and is a double club and division winner this year.
Well done girl!
Our team was blessed by winning the union youngbird race the past weekend. The winner is directly bred out of our SUMO click pair. He is thus a half brother to the “GPU hen”.
His achievement is remarkable because he scored 1st club, 1st division, 1st union, 2nd Gauteng combine (8000+ pigeons) in a tough race.
This was not his first score. Thus far he has flown 1,1,2,4,9 club. Basketed 5 times and scored 5 times top 10 club.
We are very proud of him.
Lindley Posduifklub got their third win in the OVRF the past weekend. This time it was a headwind race over 650km.
Callie Grove won the Three Sisters YB race with a velocity of 1210mpm.
We were fortunate enough to have bred the winner. She was bred in our race loft out of a Xalbador cock mated to a Tom Lock 13/16 hen.
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”
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.
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.
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.”
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…