Retief is the owner of one of South Africa's best breeding pairs - GPU 13/17518 and ANZIYAN. GPU 13/17518 was bred by Bertus and is a son of ZA 11/43178 (son of super breeders GOLDEN EYE and HALF PINT) and GB 06/13163 (full sister of GOLDEN EYE). Retief bought ANZIYAN (Gaby Vandenabeele bloodline) on a SCMDPR auction.
Three of their children have won 5 WCPTA races to date against an average of 5236 pigeons per race and other brothers and sister are first prize winners at club level. A summary of the results of the three WCPTA winners:
1 WCPTA Victoria West 459km 1252mpm 5494 pigeons
1 WCPTA Britstown 530km 1447mpm 5292 pigeons
1 WCPTA Leeu Gamka 290km 1692mpm 6890 pigeons
1st club 14 WCPTA Leeu Gamka 290km 1391mpm 6618 pigeons
2nd club 47th WCPTA Victoria West 456km 1299mpm 5173 pigeons
- 1st club 1st union 2 WCPTA Victoria West 456km against 4657 pigeons 1696mpm.