We are in the process of immigrating to Australia.
This was our last year racing in South Africa. All our breeders and the best racers will be sold on auction some time next year. We only kept the best to be auctioned.
Our current breeding loft consists of only 12 pairs. We kept about 20 racers of which some will probably not make the auction list either.
The backbone of our loft consists of two main families – the Tom Lock 13/16 & R80 000, and the SUMO (Van Engela x Lock) line. These pigeons perform everywhere they go and are responsible for numerous organisation winners and best birds. They also set the still standing record of 4 consecutive years GPU Youngbird champion.
Our pigeons have proven to compete at the highest level. The “GPU hen” was bred by us and won SANPO Gold. Another SUMO hen would have won SANPO silver if nominated. They can deliver. No question about it.
Updates to follow on the pigeons going on auction.
We got excellent feedback from Hendrik Kaltwasser the past weekend. He reported that a pair of pigeons we gifted him has bred 3 double winners the past two seasons. Another baby won the union R200 ring nomination race for him. Well done Hendrik!
The pigeons are descendants of our Tom Lock 13/16 Mortimer line.
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 😉
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”