"Perfect Storm"  00 CU 38440 was bred from Restigouche x Slate Beauty.


In the fall of 2005, Perfect Storm was loaned to Bjorn Bjornson in an exchange of birds and bred him with one of his cocks 3rd & 10th UNC AU Band Race 2006 - 595 km, 62L & 428b.  Handler L&K Foster.  In the same race her sister 00 CU 30085 bred 19th for Dan Archibald.

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A Remarkable Performance

"Perfect Storm", 00 CU 38440 was trained 100 km, 3 x 200 km, 2 x 300 km, 400 km & 500  km for a total of 2200 km.  

During the last week of September she with 14 other June weaned young birds were shipped to Sydney, NS (500 km).  The forecast was for cloudy conditions and a slight chance of showers.   At 7:30 I consulted with Bill Madore of the Blue Nose Club about releasing that morning.  He reported overcast skies but no rain.  I told him the conditions were great in Bathurst but the forecast was for the weather to worsen considerably the following day.  I instructed Bill to release the birds when it got brighter.   Bill reluctantly released the birds at 9:30 am.  He said the conditions worsened considerably shortly after the birds were released.  Very typical for Cape Breton and within an hour, the weather conditions changed dramatically.  At 10:30 in Canso, 100 km from Sydney, heavy rains and very strong wind conditions came out of nowhere.  Lothar Schmitt reported the same conditions in the New Glasgow area.  For most of the day, these conditions existed throughout Nova Scotia; however, it was beautiful in Northern New Brunswick.

The sun set at 7:00 that day.  No birds were home.  Being a foolish optimist, I decided to wait outside a little longer.  By 7:20, almost total darkness had set in.

All of a sudden, out of nowhere and 9:50 hours after the release, a lone bird dropped in.  Amazingly, "Perfect Storm" made it home on the day.  Her sister "Storm Warning" and a cousin bred out of  "99 CU 45084" arrived shortly after 8:00 the next morning.  Needless to say, a remarkable achievement considering that the Le Tour birds flew from the same point in ideal weather three weeks earlier in 8:57 hours.  

"Perfect Storm" was presented to Bill Madore.  As a yearling hen she bred with 2 different cocks 1st & 2nd at 500 km.  These young birds flew the distance in 10 hours in 30 C heat and high humidity.  There were only 3 day birds in the club.  In 2003 one of these cocks as a 2 year old flew 880 km (550 miles) on the day in 12:00 hours and as a 3 year old one of these cocks flew 800 miles arriving late the 2nd day.

In 2004 Bill Madore decided that Perfect Storm belonged at her birth place.  I am very grateful for his decision.



In the same race her sister             00 CU 30085  bred 19th for Dan Archibald.