Today the last race of 2007 was at the program. For the youngsters as well as the old birds the liberation was Peronne, 283 km for us, and the pigeons were liberated 11.15 a.m. It was a very successful day and for us an ideal finishing touch of the season.
The youngsters were in great shape. Our NL07-1513680 wins 1st prize, also in Federation against approx. 1,000 birds, and with that he grabs our 8th (!!) victory in big competition in 2007. In the NPO race we ended third and that meant our third NPO top 5 quotation of 2007!
The winner is the nest mate to NL07-1513679, a view weeks ago winner of 1st Epehy 343 birds. He is bred direct from a cock via Arie Wassink (2nd NPO Orléans), when paired to a direct hen via Gaby Vandenabeele ('Vandenabeele Duifje'). This hen already bred more top prize winners.
In the old birds race we won 1st prize, just like last week. Now it was our 'Aliyah' (NL05-1070138) that did the job, she won her fourth 1st prize up to now. She is bred from 'Zeno' (NL04-5418004), half brother to 'Roosje', Elfpenner’ and 'Masja' and now already a top breeder. Mother to 'Aliyah' is 'Petra', direct Nico-Jan Koenders.