BarZAlona Race- 779km
The BarZAlona race took place this past Sunday from RICHMOND. The birds were released at 06:30. The weather conditions were headwinds and the last part of the race scattered showers. As expected the race was a very tough one. When darkness set in at the lofts, no one expected birds to be clocked on the day. But then the unexpected happend; at 18:08 two birds arrived at the loft with another one at 18:11. The 4th bird was clocked at 18:15. This little hen, CHRISTIANNE, was one of Bertus’s entries and a daughter of his super pair KROMME x DOGTER GOLDEN EYE.
Fourteen birds made it on the day and the last one was clocked at 18:33. Another entry of Bertus, POCKET ROCKET, was one of the fourteen and was clocked at 18:30, good enough for 11th place.
The speed of the winning pigeon 1128mpm.
4th CHRISTIANNE – daughter of KROMME x DOGTER GOLDEN EYE
11th POCKET ROCKET – daughter of POCKET POWER (Bliksem 16734 and Dogter Wittenbuik 370) x BONTE MARIEKE (Kromme x Marieke Junior).
CHRISTIANNE was also 45th in the Main Race from Gariepdam 623km. POCKET ROCKET also did well in the races leading up to the main race. She was 11th from Bloemfontein 447km 1490mpm and 10th from Trompsburg 556km 1184mpm.