And as if this wasn’t already enough, a week later came the race from Perpignan. Here, too, temperatures up to 38 degrees in France and a light eastern wind that turned to a north-east in the Benelux, provided once more the conditions for a heroic performance. This time Jelle won the 2nd national with Lars and with 4 more pigeons in the top 40 national.
It is some of these top-pigeons that dominated Barcelona & Perpignan, which Jelle Jellema now offers at a PIPA auction – an exclusive group of youngsters, 11 birds, carefully bred from couples such as Lars (2nd National Perpignan) X Joyce (39th National Perpignan) or New Rena (7th Nat. Barcelona), from Noud X Nora, respectively 24th and 40th national Barcelona and both grandchildren Silke (1st National Barcelona). Youngsters from Jelle's best racing pigeons, at the peak of his career, are presented in this auction.