Year 2021

"Prince", 2021 CU 2505 double banded 2020 CU 24503 Cock

Sire:

2018 CU 3973 off [2016 CU 1314 X 2017 CU 2025] see front page for both parents.,
2018 CU 3973 was my second bird from the very tough 2018 Alberta Open (378 miles as a young bird), beating all other Edmonton participants by 2 weeks.

Dam:

"Princess", 2020 CU 2245
off {2012 CU 2748 [son X daughter off 1997 CU 2648] X 2019 CU 4954 off {2015 CU 2444 X 2015 CU 2436};
see front page for 2436 or click on an appropriate star for 2748 or 2648.
"Prince", 2021 CU 2505 double banded 2020 CU 24503 Cock, was born early in January. Some fanciers of the local CCRPA of which I am a member did not allow me to compete with him in the old bird races. There would have been no problem had I cut off the 2021 band but that would have prevented him to also compete in the young bird races. It would also have removed his proper identity. I consequently decided to participate in combine races with the Calgary club 200 miles south of Edmonton.
His 1st race was from Raymore (652 km), in competition with old birds beating all other Edmonton birds by at least 1 1/2 hours. There were lots of thunderstorms he had to either wait out or fly through on his way home. The 2 Edmonton clubs postponed their races scheduled for this day due to the weather prediction.
His 2nd race was from Kindersley (381 km) in competition with old birds and he beat all other Edmonton birds by 26 minutes. The sky was clear and hot (30 degrees Celsius).
"Prince", 2021 CU 2505, will now compete against other young birds from Calgary and Edmonton, starting with a race from Kindersley, Saskatchewan (380 km on August 28th):
His 3rd race was from Kindersley (381 km) again in competition with young birds. The sky was clear with head winds all the way. The mud on his feet upon returning shows that he landed somewhere trying to find water. My mistake was to feed the birds too much on basketing day although his loftmate 2021 CU 2535 (2021 CU 2210 X 2021 CU 16501)almost beat the entire competition.
His 4th race was from Rosetown (436.816 km) again in competition with young birds. The sky was overcast with tail winds all the way. He encountered rain on his way home but so did his loftmates that generally performed better.
His 5th race was from Parkbeg (607.635 km) again in competition with young birds. The sky was partly cloudy with light head winds all the way. My flock as a whole had a lot of room for improvement. As I have been trying to reduce the amount of work needed in the management of my flock I found the limit to what is possible. In the future I will need to add a bit more work so that the birds can perform better.
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