It was a very fast weekend with average speeds of almost 2,000 m/min. We decided to keep the team at home that dominated the Melun (310km) race the weekend before. Instead we sent our hens (yearlings and old birds) that are meant for the long distance races later on this year. They were sitting on eggs till last week and they flew only 1x 104km and 1x 208km before. They need to be at their best starting from June.
This weekend it was time for the first middle distance race of the season, Melun (310km). The release of the pigeons was postponed till Sunday because of the bad weather on Saturday. This meant that the birds had to stay two nights in the basket, so early in the season. On the way back home the birds had to deal with sidewinds from the Northwest. If you also bear in mind that the temperatures didn’t rise higher than 10-11°C, you know that the races were quite tough for the pigeons. We sent our racing hens to the Melun race and they flew an outstanding result on this race! We began with 1 and 2 against 1,670 pigeons and we had no less than 8 (!) pigeons in the top 11 of the result! Our racing cocks and some other hens we sent to the Noyon race (one night of basket) and also they flew very well!