2019 Season Summary

Our team had a very good season of racing.

Our pigeons achieved:

21 club wins (16 members)

15 Division wins (38 members)

3 Union wins (137 members)

Club champion (middle, long, overall, youngbirds, old birds, combined)

Division champion (short, middle, long, overall, youngbirds, old birds, combined)

Blessed!

Beaufort West Union winner

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 😉

Sire – grandson R80k Tom Lock (Fire & Ice)
Dam – Einkamerer Houben / Sierens (Dreamgiver)

Son Mortimer – Tom Lock 13/16

I handled the “old toppie” the past weekend. He is still handling well for his age (17 years)

Hopefully we will be able to breed a few out of him this year again. He was still fertile last season at the age of 16 years.

Noupoort union winner

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!

Aliwal North Union win

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.

Third OVRF win for Lindley

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.

Well done!

Lindley Posduifklub gets a turn in the OVRF

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”

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.