2012 was the year of the yearlings and 2 old birds
The old ones were my fathers, race in Berendrecht, and I took them to Hoevenen because they were to good to leave behind when my dad quit pigeon sport at the end of 2010
1 won 4 out of 4 on Bourges - Chateauroux - Montlucon - Libourne and the other one 2 out of 2 on Bordeaux Libourne (both 1:10).
There were good for the long distance, that's why I kept them to see what they do on Bordeaux - Libourne - Narbonne and use those results for selection.
30 June 2012 Bordeaux:
225 YL KFC: 9, 20, 23, 26, 34, 40, 55, 57, 64 & 9/16
815 YL Provincial: 45, 102, 116, 121, 171, 192, 243, 247, 260 & 9/16
142 Old KFC: 33,44 & 2/2
07 July 2012 Libourne:
189 YL KFC: 26, 34, 37, 38, 48, 53,58 & 7/12
I use these results in my selection, and I'm satisfied about Bordeaux, less about Libourne. On Bordeaux I got some good prices and 9 out of 16. On Libourne 5/12 provincial and 7/12 in the region, but only 1 the day of release. On Sunday they were ok so I still have 7 prices, however, not early enough.
Narbonne was my last race of the year for my yearlings and 2 old ones. It was a last chance for the yearlings who were not early enough on Bordeaux or Libourne. It was a bad result. On day 1 only 1 old bird came home at 21h47, local 3th price and 1:10. For the other ones I got out of my bed early on the next day, but I had to wait an hour before the first one arrived, the 2nd old bird. Both have now 2/2 on Bordeaux-Narbonne. Not bad for 2 birds that were on the aviary in 2011. I wasn't satisfied on the yearling result. Only 1/18 and 2/18 in the region. Arrivals: 8h24, 9h29, 9h38, 11h03, 11h50, 14h08, 15h15, 15h58, 15h58, 19h50 & 20h34.
29 July 2012 Narbonne:
118 old KFC: 13, 29 & 2/2
635 old Provincial: 99, 197 & 2/2
161 YL KFC: 40, 51 & 2/18
746 YL Provincial: 217 & 1/18
I raced widowhood after Bordeaux & Libourne and I will try to change that the next year. Almost all birds lost their 5th feather and that's no good 6 bird did not returned from Narbonne, all of them weren't home on day 2 eather on Narbonne or Libourne. Just nog good enough I think.
The selection for 2013 is made, 14 old ones and 34 YL will be on the racing lofts.