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Top weekend in hard circumstances

The weather circumstances were hard this weekend. The temperatures rose to 30°C and the birds had to deal with strong head winds. Our birds are known to deliver top performances in these conditions and last Saturday was another chapter to that story. After the three 2° prizes of last week, our birds were able to bring two 1° prizes and a 2° prize back home! We entered our cocks in the ZAV Federation and our hens in the Regio Mechelen federation. We sent a few hens to the national Bourges race too.

Our pigeons won the following results:

26/05/2018 Chevrainvilliers (354km)
ZAV Federation 974 old birds: 1-2-32-34-42-49-55-…  16/22
ZAV Federation 654 yearlings: 1-26-34-38-…  11/16
--> 1st nominated bird wins 1° prize

26/05/2018 Chevrainvilliers (354km)
Regio Mechelen Federation 513 yearlings: 3-5-14-16-30-39-43-47-…  15/29
Interfederation (Mechelen + Turnhout) 2,099 birds: 6-8-43-49-…  16/29

26/05/2018 Bourges (479km)
Club St. Job 334 old birds: 5-10-21-…  4/6
--> 1st, 2nd and 3rd nominated bird win 5° - 10° and 21° prize
Provincial 2,651 old birds: 23-66-…  5/6

Our dark cock B16-6032318 won 1° Chevrain (354km) against 974 old birds. B16-6032318 is a very well built pigeon, strong bones and a lot of muscles. B16-6032318 is a direct son to “Doha”(B12-6196004). "Doha"(B12-6196004) is a half-brother to "Jonge Panter"(B09-6248211), 2° fast. National Bourges (479km) 64,621 pigeons.

B16-6032318 won the 1° prize on Chevrain in tough circumstances

“Doha”(B12-6196004) won a.o.:
4th Provincial Ace-pigeon Fondclub Antwerpen (450-600km)

2° National z. Nevers (476km) 633 p. (beaten by a loftmate)
4° National Nevers (476km) 2,918 p.
7° National La Souterraine (593km) 3,184 p.
81° National Argenton (555km) 22,463 p.
37° National z. Gueret (590km) 504 p.
53° National z. Issoudun (504km) 1,182 p.
7° Noyon (208km) 381 p.

"Doha"(B12-6196004) is a key breeder at our loft

B16-6032318 is a half-brother to “Dubai”(B15-6026019), they have the same mother “Doha”(B12-6196004).

“Dubai”(B15-6026019) won a.o.:
5° National La Souterraine (593km) 2,939 p.
17° National Chateauroux (526km) 2,108 p.
24° National Argenton (555km) 3,966 p.
32° National z. Limoges (672km) 3,380 p.
97° National Chateauroux (526km) 1,712 p.
2° Chevrain (354km) 280 p. 

Top hen "Dubai"(B15-6026019)

In the category yearlings we won 1° Chevrain (354km) against 654 yearlings. The first prize winner is our new golden boy. Every pigeon fancier has got favorite racers. The favorite racer of Jos is without any doubt the checkered cock “Iron Man”(B17-6025089). As a young bird he did something very special. Because of the stormy weather on the first day the birds had to stay two nights in the basket for the Noyon (208km) race. They were released at noon while the temperature had already risen towards 30°C.  They also had to deal with headwinds. In those extreme circumstances this cock won the 1° prize against 669 pigeons.. On top of that he had a lead of 7 minutes on his own loftmates and a lead of 9 minutes on birds of other participants. This spectacular performance totally convinced Jos. After this victory “Iron Man”(B17-6025089) crashed against the high tension wires. He had no life threatening injury but of course his season was finished. Then the year 2018 came. Right from the first middle distance race he was our first nominated pigeon. He did not disappoint at all by winning  28° / 2,072 pigeons. This weekend “Iron Man”(B17-6025089) could fly in his favorite weather circumstances: high temperatures and strong headwinds. He showed again why he is the favorite bird of Jos. He won 1° Chevrainvilliers (354km) against 654 birds!

It was not easy to take a picture of this checkered cock “Iron Man”(B17-6025089). It is not because he is a scared pigeon but he is so full of energy. He has got that special tension on his muscles and wings. The father of “Iron Man”(B17-6025089) is a direct Verkerk bird. He comes off their best breeders. The mother of “Iron Man”(B17-6025089) is “Mulan”(B09-6248277). She is a full sister to “Aladdin”(B09-6248081), 1° fast. National Bourges (479km) 64,621 pigeons. “Mulan”(B09-6248277) is mother to several top racers, they perform especially when the circumstances are difficult.

Top talent "Iron Man"(B17-6025089)

In the Regio Mechelen Federation our first arrival was the blue hen B17-6025088. She was our third nominated pigeon. She wins 6° Chevrain (354km) 2,099 old birds.Two weeks before she already won 28° Melun (310km) 4,902 birds. Her full brother, the yearling B17-6025336, won already 1° Noyon (208km) 478 p. / 9° Melun (310km) 1,371 p. / 12° Ecouen (283km) 1,069 p. . They are descending from a new breeding couple, it looks promising for the future!

Our second race this weekend was the national Bourges (479km) race. Our first, second and third nominated old bird win 5°, 10° and 21° against 334 old birds in our strong club St. Job. We entered 6 old birds, 5 of them win a prize. We entered as well 10 yearlings and 8 of them won a prize card!

Our first arrival from the Bourges race was the beautiful blue hen B16-6032134. On the provincial level she wins 23° Provincial Bourges (479km) 2,651 birds. Her father is our current top long distance racer “Black Dragon”(B15-6026259). He won last year 1° S.-national Aurillac (712km) together with many other top prizes. Her mother is a half-sister to our famous breeder “Elektro”(B08-6174630).

The beautiful hen B16-6032134

B16-6032134 won a.o.:
5th Ace-pigeon Union Antwerpen Long Distance (600-800km)

13° Melun (310km) 4,902 p.
7° Provincial Aurillac (712km) 458 p.
26° S.national Aurillac (712km) 1,797 p.
42° National z. Jarnac (697km) 1,136 p.
95° National z. Argenton (555km) 1,274 p.
4° Melun (310km) 660 p.
5° Bourges (479km) 334 p.
23° Provincial Bourges (479km) 2,651 p.

Next weekend the second national race of the season will be flown, Limoges (672km). Two other races will be flown as well, Blois (462km) and Chevrainvilliers (354km).