The new year has begun! On the 3rd of December we have paired up our breeders and the first eggs have all come around the 10th of December. Fortunately most of them have hatched with the exception of one egg and the hatchlings are growing up well and fast. We’ll have to equip them with a foot-ring very soon. Meanwhile it’s almost time to pair up our yearlings in preparation for the racing season in April, which will hopefully not be cancelled due to Covid-19. Furthermore we have decided to try darkening our birds this year, if the racing season were to be delayed, this would be a significant advantage as opposed to racers who don’t darken their birds. This was very apparent during the racing season in 2020, it’s very hard to compete with top fanciers that have birds with all flying pens still present because they’ve been darkened.