William Warner has been one of the top fanciers in the West Rand Racing Pigeon Association for many years. This past Saturday he won the WRRPA race from Middelburg 623km with a young cock ZA TONY 17/260. The father of 260 is ZA 09/45554, a cock Bertus bred out of one of his top breeding pairs WITTENBUIK 306 x HALF PINT. The nest mate sister of 45554, ZA 09/45553, was a very good breeder for Bertus. He sold her to a Cape Town fancier earlier this year.
260 was entered in 7 races so far this season and was the first bird at the loft in 5 of them.
His best results:
1st club 1st WRRPA Middelburg 623km 1136mpm 1403 pigeons
3rd club 8th WRRPA Molteno 573km 1278mpm 1375 pigeons
4th club 22nd WRRPA Jamestown II 533km 1329mpm 1413 pigeons
7th club 17th WRRPA Colesberg 543km 1489mpm 1368 pigeons
8th club 35th WRRPA Noupoort 593km 1135mpm 1445 pigeons
11th club 48th Reddersburg 391km 1225mpm 1436 pigeons
260 is not the only good bird that 45554 bred for William. In 2015 his daughter ZA 13/1745 won the WRRPA union race from Beaufort West 824km against 732 pigeons. Winning speed 982mpm. A brother of this hen was the 13th best bird in the WRRPA in 2016.
A full brother of 260, WRRPA 16D/3591, won two races for William this year but unfortunately got lost from Aliwal North.
A son of 45554 was entered by William in the 2017 Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race did very well in the Hot Spot races. His best results:
Hot Spot 1: 35th
Hot Spot 3: 19th
Hot Spot 4: 45th
Hot Spot 5: 13 th
WITTENBUIK 306 and HALF PINT, parents of ZA 09/45554. 306 and HALF PINT bred very good birds and fanciers all over South Africa have been very successfull with their offspring.