Six weeks ago the season started. After weeks of beautiful weather with headwinds during the lockdown, we now already have six weeks of bad weather with tailwinds.
The results till now are not spectaculair, but they are getting better and we already won 3 x 1st on the loft of Combinatie Ebben (only 15 yearlings of which 6 latebreds). In federation we alraedy won 2 x 1st, against 1,351 birds from Niergnies (6th vs 10,645 pigeons) and against 1,060 birds from Morlincourt (4th vs 7,852 pigeons).
The bird that won the 1st from Niergnies was bought as a youngster at Fernard and Koen Mariën. When we won 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 92, 168, 206, 525 and 529 from Quievrain against 5,139 birds last year (with only 14 birds entered) and had the best result of the year, he was our 4th bird. In 2019 he became 8th Ace Middle Distance YB in our combine. For his pedigree click here
From the middle distance race from Morlincourt the NL19-7001814 'Odie' was the winner. This hen is a daughter to our basic breeder 'Diablo' mated to a daughter of 'Hannibal' x 'Indy'. She won the 4th vs 7,852. For her pedigree click here. On the loft of W. & F. Ebben we won the 5th vs 7,852 pigeons (and of course the 2nd vs 1,060 p) with NL18-1682481 'Naomie', a niece to 'Odie' (for her pedigree click here).
This Saturday we have the first one day long distance race from Orléans, 510 kms. Unfortunately we will have strong tailwinds again, but we'll see how things go.