Rutger Jan Rittersma – Zuidlaren
Ring number: NL21-1444731
Donation: a halfbrother of FROSIEN (1st National Perpignan ’21 & 2nd International Perpignan) and is inbred to stock pigeon ‘De Heijde Doffer’ !
After winning the 1st and the 3rd International Agen in 2013 (on his debut ZLU flight) (with ‘Miss Possible‘ and ‘No Mercy’) were the pigeons raced more irregularly and many purchases were made in order to build new successes. In 2018 Rutger moved, so that (given the distances) only 4 pigeons were raced on Narbonne ZLU ’20: 2 flew their national prize (3 international prizes) and all 4 came home smoothly. Furthermore, Rutger played some afternoon releases with the yearlings of 2019, which went well. In 2021 approximately 20 pairs (on a nest) were basketted, of which slightly more than half were yearlings. Last season 2021 was the first year that Rutger seriously participated on the marathon after his move a few years before.
Results in his first full year 2021:
Limoges 891 km (old pigeons intended for the ZLU) 3rd, 4th etc. NPO Dpt 10 and 6th & 7th National S4, (34th and 35th fastest of 7,295) – (8/15) 1st Grandmaster Limoges Department 10
Périgueux 983 km, 15 yearlings basketted, 8th NPO Dpt 10 and also teletext Zone 4 Northern Union (6/15)
Dax 1184 km 59th NPO (1 basketted, 100% prize)
Bergerac/Libourne 1057 km, 14 yearlings and 2 old birds, night circus, eventually 3 pigeons clocked at 05.45 in a few minutes starting with 47, 48, 56 NPO (9/16)
Pau 1149 km, NIC 1st, 10th Fondunie2000, 156th National ZLU 4,614 pigeons (1/3)
Agen old 1105 km, NIC 3rd, 11th, 12th, 1461st National ZLU 6,896 pigeons (3/10)
Barcelona 1325 km, NIC 8th, 696th National ZLU 4,838 pigeons (1/1)
Marseille 1098 km, NIC 7th, 339th National ZLU 4.310 pigeons (1/2)
Perpignan 1198 km, NIC 1st, 1st National ZLU 4,873, 1st International hens 3,882 (3/3), and 2nd International 13,262 (4/5), with an over flight of 376 km on the French winner !!