We as fanciers are sometimes not too sure how to gauge a pigeon’s health during the racing season.
Our no. 1 stock cock (Van Engela – Sire to our ‘SUMO’ family).
Steady progress should be made in the breeding loft so that there are more above average racers in the the race loft each year.
Winner and multiple top positions for Grove hokke
2nd best young bird THU 2011
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.
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.
Spirit was a solid breeder for Peet Hartman. He is a Carelsen pigeon with famous Sierens/Oscar pigeons like 50151, 72512, 50142 and 32626 in his pedigree.
Testing new combinations. Tom Lock (13/16) X Turbo Tom/”39″ crosses