Best middle distance pigeon in South Africa 2016. Second best pigeon overall in South Africa 2016.
Bred by us. Raced by McDermott Lofts
TRPF results of 15781 in 2016 (source: http://www.pigeonuniverse.co.za)
Very proud and blessed!
Congratulations to the other medal winners as well!
Training tosses with the new team of youngsters is considered as a waste of time and petrol by some.
Continue reading “Dec/Jan road training with babies – a waste of time and petrol?”
We as fanciers are sometimes not too sure how to gauge a pigeon’s health during the racing season.
Continue reading “Barometer of health : The pigeon’s crop”
Our no. 1 stock cock (Van Engela – Sire to our ‘SUMO’ family).
Continue reading “Sumo Sire side family tree”
Steady progress should be made in the breeding loft so that there are more above average racers in the the race loft each year.
Continue reading “Selection – our approach”
Winner and multiple top positions for Grove hokke
2nd best young bird THU 2011
Continue reading “’88 – one of the best we own”
We have a team of 42 babies that are ready for basic roadwork. They are training well around the loft and range well. A minimum of one hour loft training has been accomplished and thus they are in our opinion ready for the road.
Continue reading “Roadwork has started”
DAM: Direct sister to 2010 SANPO Gold medal winner (Juan 2 x Hermien)
SIRE: Son to our no 1 Tom Lock cock (Son of (Mortimer cock x 4869))
Weaning the future champions can be very stressful for both the fancier and the pigeon. The approach we follow is documented below. Nothing is cast in stone but this approach works well for us.
Continue reading “Weaning babies – our approach”