When it started to rain above our lofts, we thought we could forget to win top results on the middle distance race Pont St. Maxence (250km) today. The rain however did not seem to bother our pigeons too much since they won a top result on this race!
Another race this weekend was the national Tulle (657km) race. Due to the tailwinds it became a fast race.
The velocities of the races this weekend were extremely fast! On Saturday the pigeon were blown to home because of the strong wind from the Southwest. We still managed to win some great results. More about these races you can find in other newsflashes. The tailwinds on Sunday were even stronger. The fastest birds of the Noyon (208km) race reached an average velocity of 2,200 m/min! This speed is equal to 132 km/h!
Today was the final weekend on the calendar for the national championships on the middle distance. It was the last chance for the possible ace-pigeons to win another top prize.
We had three races this weekend: the middle distance race Gien (410km), the national race Jarnac (697km) and the young birds race Noyon (208km).
We had a busy racing weekend with no less than three races scheduled: the national races Chateauroux (526km) and Limoges (672km), and the middle distance race Chevrainvilliers (354km). In France the birds had to deal with headwinds (blowing from the north). When they crossed the Belgian border the wind direction changed to northwest. The temperature was around 26°C. Our pigeons met again with the expectations!
In part 1 we have already presented the birds that flew top prizes on the Chevrain race in the weekend of 17 June. In this article we will tell you something more about the semi-long distance race Blois (462km) and the national long distance race Brive (704km).
Our top hen “Lilly”(B15-6026002) was the star of the day. On the national Argenton (555km) race of today she wins 1° Provincial Argenton (555km) 1,561 p. / 1° National z. Argenton / 3° National Argenton 13,621 p.
Last Saturday we finally had the type of weather we were counting on for many weeks: headwinds and high temperatures. Our birds showed that day that they are very hard to beat in these circumstances. We had three races: the middle distance race Melun (310km), the great middle distance race Blois (462km) and the long distance race Brive (704km).
Today we finally had the type of weather we were counting on for many weeks: headwinds and high temperatures. Our birds showed today that they are very hard to beat in these circumstances.
This weekend we raced birds on two races: the middle distance race Chevrain (354km) and the national long distance race Limoges (672km). These races were both postponed till Sunday due to the bad weather circumstances on Saturday. On Sunday the temperature rose to about 20°C and there was moderate tailwind to side wind blowing.
Today the semi-national Vierzon (476km) race was flown. It was the final rehearsal for the national Bourges (479km) race of next week. It was again a fast race today!
Previous weekend was the last one before the start of the middle distance season. The birds flew on Sunday and that day the temperature rose to 20°C. There was a strong side wind from the south-east blowing. Our racing team did again a great job on this race!
Last Sunday we had the real start of our racing season. We entered our birds on the Noyon (208km) race. The maximum temperature was 12°C and the birds had to deal with side winds.
Last weekend our cocks stayed at home and our hens flew Quievrain (103km) as a training. Despite this lack of rhythm, our birds did a very good job! Our racing hens started with the 1°, 2° and 3° prize! Our racing cocks started with the 1° and 3° prize!
Currently we are selling 9 youngsters from our best breeders on the famous website PIPA. We have selected these birds with great care, they are all beautiful pigeons!
Last Monday (13/03/2017) Lars was be one of the guests in the radio show 'Pigeon Radio Australia'!
We have made a fantastic incoming transfer! “Olympic Elektro”(0264-13-400), who is a grandson to our superbreeder “Elektro”(B08-6174630), will join our breeding loft! He is probably one of the best racers that crossed the European sky the last decades.
In two days at exactly 6 pm we will announce our remarkable news update. Stay tuned!
The Thailand One Loft Race is known - and slightly notorious - for its high difficulty level. The weather circumstances are very hard. Only the best and strongest bird can prevail! Our birds seem to be perfectly suited for this One Loft Race. We have had many successes in this One Loft Race over the last years. In general we can say that our pigeons perform very well in tough conditions.
Also in this 2016 edition our birds performed excellently! Almost 1,500 pigeons were sent this year. For the final race (500km) 650 birds were remaining.
Currently we are selling 8 youngsters from our best breeders on the famous website PIPA. We dare to say that the quality of each of these youngsters is fantastic!
Today the KBDB has announced the official results for upcoming Olympiad 2017 in Brussels. Our top pigeon “Olympic Eva”(B14-6175226) is one of the three pigeons that will represent Belgium in the Category C Long Distance (+500km)!
Pigeon racing is booming in China. The number of pigeon fanciers in this country keeps increasing year by year which is an opposite trend in comparison to many other countries. For many Chinese people pigeon racing is a way of living. In China you can find many racing clubs and one loft races but the most famous organisation is without any doubt the Pioneer Loft in Beijing. We have sent youngsters from our own loft to the Pioneer race this year and they were very successful!
Coming weekend it is time for the famous ‘Golden Ten’ auction, organised by sport magazine ‘De Duif’. After the successful auction of last year we will participate again with some special pigeons.
Only after the racing season has finished, you can see how good a pigeon really is. Several rankings are being published which allows you to further analyse the performances of your birds.
Our national racing season ended on 10 September with the national Chateauroux race but we are still amusing ourselves with some short distance races. We are only racing young males on these races and no hens. The reason is that we have bred more young cocks than hens this year so we are using these races to make a final selection for next racing season!
Today the national La Souterraine (593km) race was flown.
Today the national La Souterraine (593km) race was flown. We entered our racing hens and they flew an amazing result!
You probably know that the national federation KBDB had canceled all the races for this weekend due to the hot weather forecasts. Luckily they finally decided to allow the short distance flights.
This meant that we had to send our youngsters to Noyon (208km) instead of the middle distance race Souppes-sur-Loing (354km).
The racing schedule for the next two weekends has been changed by the national federation.
We entered a bunch of youngsters on the middle distance race Souppes-sur-Loing (354km). For the most of these youngsters it was their first middle distance race ever in their career. Before they flew 2x 104km and 1x 208km. So you could call them quite inexperienced.