Today was our second young bird race of the season. Unfortunately two of our first four young bird races have been cancelled due to the prevailing conditions so far this season. This race today was once again interrupted by wind and rain and many club members including ourselves being quite a few down. Given that the blistering heat and humidity has now gone (for a while) we are very hopeful that many more will make it home. We are very pleased indeed with the condition of the youngsters and today they came very well. Club 477 birds...1st,2nd,3rd,4th... Union de Baronie [...]
‘The Duif Chronicles Online’...at www.syndicatelofts.com DE SMEYTER-RESTIAEN – 1st Nat. St. Vincent 3080 old birds Melden is a village in the southwest of East Flanders and part of the city of Oudenaarde. The village is best known for the Koppenberg. When you talk about the long distance, Melden is mentioned in the same breath with the name Joost De Smeyter or the partnership De Smeyter-Restiaen. Last weekend a pigeon of theis partnership won the 1st National Saint-Vincent at 21.56.48 h (17/07) for a distance of 876.266 km and at 999.39 m against 3,080 pigeons. It was the first of the [...]
‘The Duif Chronicles Online’ ...at www.syndicatelofts.com Linda Eykens ~ 1st Provincial Melun Limburg 3,120 Yearlings -fastest of 8,441 pigeons Linkhout – Despite being a little scared and with a wait and see what the weather gods had in store approach Melun was liberated on Saturday morning at 7.15 am in good weather and windless. Women who practice the pigeon sport are rare but stand their ground well. In Linkhout, near Lummen, Linda Eykens (61) one of those rare ‘white ravens’ has an enormous passion for the pigeon game. "I grew up among the pigeons and succeeded Dad after his death," she [...]
Well done to Stuart Wilcox last Saturday winning 1st Sennen Cove in the Towers Club,Bristol when 16 members sent 181 birds. Winner was a from a son of GOLAN (Young Couple) and FOXY LADY when paired to a daughter of Albert Derwa's DE ZOON and he won by two and a half minutes clear. Very well done indeed.
‘The Duif Chronicles Online’ ...at www.syndicatelofts.com Jelle De Bock...1st & 2nd Provincial Issoudun East Flanders 1,993 Old Birds A few weeks ago I ended my article about Jelle De Bock with the prophetic words that we are going to hear a lot from this loft, and that was proven correct! After 1st and 3rd Provincial Montoire against 5,093 yearlings it is again top prizes there in Kluisbergen. This weekend Jelle wins with his first 2 nominated 1st and 2nd Provincial against 1,993 old birds. His "Super Marcel" BE19-4169639 was the fastest old bird. This chequered hen came home at 14:10h [...]