Greytown Racing Pigeon Club news

2017-11-01 06:01

AT last I have decided to put pen to paper to let you have some pigeon news, to get rid of the bad news as we approach the end of a bad year.

During the year we mourned the death of Morgan Naicker, Leon le Roux, Attie Joubert and my wife, so you see why I consider it to have been a bad year.

A fortnight ago I visited a breeder, buyer pigeon sale in Pietermaritzburg. Thirty nine pigeons were on sale which made a total of R56 000.

I know some of you will say “oh boy”, that’s a paltry sum when you hear of the Johannesburg fancier who paid

R5 million for one pigeon - no you are not dreaming – it’s a fact.

During the week Chris Uys and I visited a new member, Leon Potgieter to view the loft he is constructing. We both came away very impressed with the loft and some of his innovations - not bad for a beginner. Welcome to the club Leon and may you have many wins.

On Sunday, I had the pleasure of accepting an invitation to lunch at the home of Chris Boshoff and his charming wife, but first visiting the loft, which was Attie Joubert’s old loft, which has now been modified and modernised nicely.

I then examined the birds and was impressed with their health and condition - they should race well. Until I dig up more news, keep well and good flying.

- The Old Grizzle

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