2004 Young Bird Race Results:

CLUB:     (4) X 1st Place     (6) X 2nd Place     (4) X 3rd Place


                          (5) X 4th Place     (5) X 5th Place     (4) X 6th Place


Positions Won by:  HansFamilyLoft.com

Conditions and our speed

174 Miles "A"

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 13th, 15th, and 16th

8+ Minutes Ahead Next Loft

1238 YPM.  Headwinds/Scattered Rain

174 Miles "B"

2nd, 4th, 6th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 15th, and 16th

Lost by 1 Minute/43 Seconds

1268 YPM.  Headwinds/Scattered Rain

202 Miles "A"

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 14th, and 16th

"Blow Home" Super Fast Race

1622 YPM.  Had 10 of Top-16 Places

202 Miles "B"

13th, 16th, 17th, and 18th

"Blow Home" Fast Race Again

1523 YPM.

233 Miles "A"

1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 14th

1 Minute/14 Seconds Ahead

1442 YPM.  Warm/Light Winds

233 Miles "B"

4th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, and 14th

Lost by 1 Minute/45 Seconds

1359 YPM.  85 Degrees/Light Winds

298 Miles "A"


Strange Race, First Birds made 1300+ YPM Speeds, but birds were very spreadout.

298 Miles "B"

3rd and 5th

Lost by 1 Minute/26 Seconds

Returns were strange again.

409 Miles

4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th

Tough 400 Mile Race.

1209 YPM.  Strong Headwinds

255 Miles "A"

2nd, 3rd

Lost by 59 Seconds

1489 YPM.  Light Winds

255 Miles "B"

1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th

4+ Minutes Ahead Next Loft

1473 YPM.  Light Winds

174 Miles

Friday Race

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th

5 Minutes Ahead Next Loft

1411 YPM.  Light Winds

Note:  In the 2004 Old Bird Series, we only flew a small team of Yearlings.  We only shipped a few birds to the 500 Mile Races (Both of which were extremely tough races) and we did not fly the 600 Mile Race, therefore we were ineligible for Overall Average Speed.  I thought our birds flew very well considering they were flying against two, three, four, and even 5 year old established Old Birds.


- Breeder of Champion National Ace Pigeons -