Retief is the owner of one of South Africa's best breeding pairs - GPU 13/17518 and ANZIYAN. GPU 13/17518 was bred by Bertus and is a son of ZA 11/43178 (son of super breeders GOLDEN EYE and HALF PINT) and GB 06/13163 (full sister of GOLDEN EYE). Retief bought ANZIYAN (Gaby Vandenabeele bloodline) on a SCMDPR auction.
Three of their children have won 5 WCPTA races to date against an average of 5236 pigeons per race and other brothers and sister are first prize winners at club level. A summary of the results of the three WCPTA winners:
1 WCPTA Victoria West 459km 1252mpm 5494 pigeons
1 WCPTA Britstown 530km 1447mpm 5292 pigeons
1 WCPTA Leeu Gamka 290km 1692mpm 6890 pigeons
1st club 14 WCPTA Leeu Gamka 290km 1391mpm 6618 pigeons
2nd club 47th WCPTA Victoria West 456km 1299mpm 5173 pigeons
On the 18th of August a granddaughter of GPU 13/17518 and ANZIYAN, BDU D17/0365, won:
1st club 1st union 2 WCPTA Victoria West 456km against 4657 pigeons 1696mpm.
The father of BDU D17/0365 is BDU D16/2413, a son of GPU 13/17518 and ANZIYAN. The mother is 311, a Van Engela/Leonard van Eck Stassart hen.
In the union race Retief also took 4th and 7th with two children of BDU D14/1280.
Picture of BDU 14D/1280 - 3 x WCPTA winner!!!