The 9th July was our final old bird program race of the season and although we performed okay in the race and over the old bird season it will not be a season that will be looked back upon with undiluted pleasure.

The birdage for this race reflects the difficult races and losses of the last five or six weeks. It has however been difficult for everyone and our overall results have been acceptable for such a small team with 1st General Old Bird Champion Loft Union de Baronie Combine against approx 250 members over 18 flights. We also had a few very early Ace pigeons over the Short, Middle, Long and Overall Championships and we will report on those in more details nest week.

This is ‘SISTER SPHINX’ bred by Rik Hermans and a top breeding hen for us and many others with herĀ  offspring into the third and fourth generation. She is grandmother to our first two arrivals this week with two different mates!

Melun 9th July 2021 around 400 km.

Club 115 birds…2nd,4th,7th etc

Combine Union de Baronie…1102 birds…33rd,44th,63rd

First bird was NL20-1581151…

Our first arrival this week and previous winner of 1st Chadeaudun 131 birds…10th Federation 1333 birds…56th National NPO 6277 birds.

 

Our second arrival was NL20-1581109…

NL20-1501109 our second arrival this week and another very consistent prizewinner this season.

 

Our third arrival was NL18-5191588…

NL-18-5191588 – our third arrival this week and our best racer this year. Once again he was our points pigeon this week and will be responsible for our 1st GeneralĀ  Ace Loft Championship this season in the Combine against 250 members…