Thank you to all the winning bidders and under bidders on our auction!
We had a blessed auction with a great turnover.
Many thanks to Hein Beneke and the toppigeon team for cutting edge presentation and professional service.
May all the buyers have as much pleasure out of our pigeons as we did!
Upcoming click pair 3
Lot 43 mated with Lot 40
Lot 43 is a Tom Lock 13/16 out of a click pair himself. He has bred many winners including WCPTA winner. He is also brother to multiple organisation winners including WCPTA, OVRF, GPU, NFS etc. He is unfortunately getting older now.
Lot 40 is a gem bred out of the SUMO click cock mated with his daughter for stock. Inbred SUMO. Excellent cross material.
We bred 3 babies and raced them in 2019. All three raced very well and completed the season.
One of them was the best long distance pigeon in the division (40 members).
They love the distance races as can be seen below:
20th – 273km – 1458mpm 11th – 383km – 1347mpm 27th – 383km – 1357mpm 4th – 465km – 1237mpm 7th – 465km – 1234mpm 16th – 483km – 1854mpm 4th – 582km – 1177mpm 2th – 631km – 1061mpm 1st – 631km – 1082mpm 24th – 651km – 1286mpm 2nd – 659km – 1210mpm 8th – 659km – 1173mpm 25th – 659km – 653mpm 4th – 659km – 777mpm 7th – 699km – 1108mpm 12th – 708km – 1326mpm 2nd – 814km – 1281mpm
Children on sale are Lot 9, Lot 34 and Lot 55.
Upcoming click pair 2
Lot 20 paired with lot 49 produced in one season at stock the best young pigeon in the division (+- 40 members) and club (16 members).
Lot 20 is an inbred SUMO – Click cock mated to his mother.
Lot 49 is Zorro 2, an exceptional racer and winner out of the “Skaam” cock mated to a SUMO hen.
Their babies have exceptional homing ability – one of them flew back from a friend that lives 17km from us. He was weaned at 30 days age and soaped. A few days after being opened at the friend’s house, he decided that he’s going home. As a baby this was quite impressive. His nestmate scored very well for our friend.
We raced two out of the pair and they were very consistent. Both completed the season. One was unfortunately killed by our dog that got access to the loft, after the season.
Their offspring raced (ordered by distance) :
3rd – 273km – 1264mpm 4th – 273km – 1524mpm 25th – 276km – 1226mpm 3rd – 383km – 1387mpm 15th – 395km – 1314mpm 5th – 397km – 1376mpm 5th – 483km – 1886mpm 4th – 512km – 1217mpm 13rd – 512km – 1172mpm 22nd – 631km – 997mpm 14th – 631km – 1019mpm 10th – 659km – 1170mpm 23rd – 659km – 634mpm 26th – 699km – 1061mpm 6th – 699km – 1114mpm 25th – 868km – 1276mpm
I am confident that this pair will produce many more excellent racers.
Two of their babies on auction – lot 29 (best young pigeon division 2019), and lot 50 (2019 baby)
Currently on auction closing on the 16th June :
Full auction info at:
Upcoming click pairs on our auction
In recent years we have been breeding to replace our old reliable breeders. Great progress have been made in this regard.
I will highlight a few pairs that have already shown their class in only one breeding season together.
Lot 48 paired with Lot 54.
Lot 48 is full brother to the “GPU Hen” – SUMO – Best middle distance Union 2018
Lot 54 is a Putterie/Tom Lock/Clausing. Daughter “Skaam cock”. Twice second union. Scored 4x TOP 10 UNION. 5 x TOP 20 UNION. A super star.
They bred 4 babies and all 4 of them completed the season and scored top 3 positions.
They (LOT 25, LOT 31, LOT 32, LOT 36) scored the following positions (ordered by distance) :
3rd – 229km – 1285mpm
15rd – 229km – 1333mpm 9th – 273km – 1238mpm 16th – 273km – 1242mpm 2nd – 273km – 1571mpm 18th – 273km – 1458mpm 15th – 383km – 1343mpm 1st – 395km – 1437mpm 12th – 395km – 1322mpm 1st – 465km – 1258mpm 5th – 465km – 1236mpm 19th – 582km – 1135mpm 24th – 582km – 1118mpm 30th – 651km – 1259mpm 9th – 659km – 1182mpm 2nd – 659km – 848mpm 27th – 699km – 1072mpm 3rd – 708km – 1344mpm 3rd – 708km – 1382mpm 11th – 755km – 1702mpm 21th – 814km – 1037mpm
How’s that for a first season of breeding?
If you want a shortcut to success – DO NOT MISS THIS MATING.
Currently on auction at
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We have had a few enquiries about our SUMO family’s racing abilities. The distance and velocities that they perform at.
I did a quick analysis and used the SANPO best bird standards as the guideline.
Short distance – 100 km – 500km
Middle distance – 450 km – 650 km Long distance – 600 km – 1000 km
The stats of the SUMO family 1st and 2nd generation pigeons for TOP 3 club positions, in our loft only – using available data, are as follows:
SHORT DISTANCE – 36% TOP 3 MIDDLE DISTANCE – 30% TOP 3 LONG DISTANCE – 34% TOP 3
They have won on any velocity but they were at their best when it got a bit tougher with velocities < 1250mpm.
As can be seen a truly allround family of pigeons.
Currently on auction at
http://www.toppigeon.co.za Full auction details at http://www.grovelofts.co.za/auction
AUCTION UPDATE Our auction is happening ONLINE from 1 June 2020 to 16 June 2020 at https://www.toppigeon.co.za
Auction catalogue for download:
Unfortunately due to the lockdown there will be no live auction.
WCPTA winners bred by us and raced by Ian Adriaanse.
The WCPTA is an association in the Western Cape, releasing thousands of pigeons per weekend. Some of the strongest competition in the country.