Sunday, 15 July 2018

Great start to young bird season!

Great start to our young bird season for out test loft birds. Moulds and Slatter clocked a half brother to the 1st UK, 12th International Ace Bird Derby Arona to win 1st Club from 180 birds. The sire is Rasbull Nemesis, direct son of Koen Van Roy's No.1 breeding cock Lucky 29. Dam is a direct daughter of Jacob Poortvliet's No.1 breeding cock Georgio. G.Thomas & Son also clocked one of ours to finish 6th Club. He is a son out of Rasbull Chief who is direct son of AL Painter's Golden Cock when paired to our No.1 hen Rasbull 01 who is a daughter to our No.1 Cock Rasbull Semtex. Great start to the season for the test lofts with Mr and Mrs Winder yet to send our birds into battle! (Picture is Rasbull Valhalla) www.Rasbull-lofts.co.uk for more information.


Saturday, 14 July 2018

Great Old Bird Season!

The final race of the Old bird season took place on the 7th July. Congratulations to our test loft of Mr and Mrs Winder who finished 2nd Club, 21st Federation, 3rd Club, 22nd Federation and 4th Club, 23rd Federation against 924 birds with Rasbull pigeons. The three pigeons were 2 Grandchildren and a daughter to Rasbull Semtex whose breeding record is tremendous and whose reputation is growing rapidly!

2nd Club, 21st Federation was 01461 who is a full sister to the fed winner Alan had last season. This cock is a Granddaughter of Rasbull Semtex. Her sire is Rasbull 27 and her dam is Rasbull Kulpa 699. This pairing have now bred in their 1st season together -  1st, 2 x 2nd, 3 x 3rd, 3 x 4th, 2 x 5th, 6th Club including 1st, 21st, 22nd, 25th Federation, 33rd, 43rd, 45th, 83rd National WSENFC.


3rd Club, 22nd Federation was 01445 who is the nest mate to the first fed winner last year and full brother to 01461! This cock has progressed well this year having already won 4th Club, 26th Section, 45th National, 2,647 birds, 5th Club, 156 birds and 5th Club, 25th Federation, 17th Section, 33rd National, 1,976 birds.


4th Club, 23rd Federation was 01477 who was having only her 2nd or 3rd race as she was injured earlier in the season. She only had one race as a young bird. She is direct from Rasbull Semtex when paired to Rasbull Aphrodite, who is a direct daughter of Jacob Poortvliet's No.1 breeding cock Georgio!


We have had a great Old bird season at our test lofts and have achieved the following:-



15 Pigeons / 2 Test Lofts / 10 Races

1st, 3 x 2nd, 3 x 3rd, 4 x 4th, 3 x 5th, 2 x 6th Club
3rd, 7th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th Federation,
4th, 20th, 33rd, 43rd, 45th, 70th, 83rd National

Including the results we had last year for young birds when we started the test loft program the results our birds have achieved in technically 1 full season (Young birds 2017, Old birds 2018)  now read as:-

2 x 1st, 4 x 2nd, 5 x 3rd, 5 x 4th, 3 x 5th, 3 x 6th Club

1st, 3rd, 7th, 10th, 12th, 2 x 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th Federation
4th, 20th, 33rd, 43rd, 45th, 63rd, 70th, 81st, 83rd National

We now move into the young bird season with high hopes having had a great Old bird season. We have birds with 3 test lofts, Mr and Mrs A.Winder, G.Thomas & Son and Moulds and Slatter. We also have 4 birds which will be racing for Breeder Buyer prizes at A.K Davies, C.Price, Thomas Bros & Radcliffe and D.Jeffreys. In addition we also have 7 pigeons which have gone to Ireland to Micheal Toal and Peter Dempsey.

I look forward to hopefully reporting some fantastic results throughout the young bird season from all these pigeons!

We have 16 youngsters currently in the nest who will form part of our entry to this years Derby Arona. We are hoping to improve on our performance last year when we had one entry make it home from the final and finish 1st Welsh, 1st UK, 12th International King of the Atlantic Ace Bird and 1st Welsh, 1st UK, 26th International King of the Sprint Ace Bird.

Defeat is not an option!

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Introducing Rasbull Dick's 49er!

I am proud to present the latest addition to our stock loft, Rasbull Dick's 49er! Winner of 2nd Section, 4th National, 263 miles, 1,976 birds. She was sent as a youngster to our test loft of Mr and Mrs A.Winder and raced in the Rhondda Valley Federation.


(Rasbull Dick's 49er)

In her very short career she had just 9 races, 1 as a young bird in the final race of the season and then 8 this year as a yearling. She scored 2nd Club, 7th Federation, 2,134 birds from 67 miles in her first race of this season. She followed that up with 4th Club, 198 birds, 135 miles before her huge performance in the Welsh South East National from Burbure where she was beaten on a decimal for 1st Section, but did finish 1st Club, 3rd Federation, 2nd Section, 4th National, 1,976 birds, 263 miles. 

She is a Granddaughter to our No.1 cock Rasbull Semtex,  His breeding record continues to grow and he is now Sire & G.Sire to 3 x 1st, 6 x 2nd, 5 x 3rd, 3 x 4th, 3 x 5th, 2 x 6th Club including 1st, 3rd, 7th, 10th, 21st, 24th, 25th Federation, 4th, 20th, 33rd, 43rd, 45th, 83rd National WSENFC.

The sire of Dick's 49er is Rasbull Super B, direct son of Doldersum & Son famous stock hen Superbreedster 005. She is Dam/GrandDam to 2nd NPO 660km 13,500 birds, 4th NPO 607km 4,468 birds, 9th NPO 600km 1,943 birds, 1st Tessenderl 14,000 birds 2nd Charleville 1,505 birds, 3rd.Peronne 9,852 birds, 7th National Ace YB 2012. 2nd NPO 400km 8,447 birds, 4th NPO 470km 2,922 birds, 6th NPO 460km 12,874 birds, 9th NPO 363km 15,158 birds, 1st Deurne 2,863 birds, 1st Heusden-Z. 1,640 birds.

Dam of Dick's 49er is Rasbull 01, the No.1 stock hen at Rasbull Lofts. She is daughter of Rasbull Semtex when paired to Rasbull Aquaflight, who finished 2nd Open, Yearling Somerset One Loft Race 2013 winning £6,000. 

I am planning on pairing Dick's 49er back to Rasbull 27 who is a full brother to Rasbull 01 (dam of Dick's 49er). Rasbull 27 was the sire of the fed winner for Mr and Mrs Winder last year. Following this initial pairing Dicks 49er will also be paired to Rasbull Semtex. 


(Dick's 49er and Rasbull 27)

I would like to say a huge thank you to Alan and Lorna Winder, firstly for preparing our pigeons for the races so they are capable of producing some great results and secondly for allowing Dick's 49er to return back to Rasbull Lofts to begin her breeding career.


(Alan and my Son Finley with Rasbull Dick's 49er following her return from today's race)

Full detail of Dick's 49er and her full pedigree can be found here:- Rasbull Dick's 49er


Thursday, 21 June 2018

Great season continues!

Pleased to report on the last 2 races for our test lofts. Firstly, in an extremely tough race from Duffel with the Welsh East National on the 13th June there were huge numbers of pigeons who failed to make it home. So it was great to hear that Moulds and Slatter had clocked one of our yearlings to finish 3rd Club. 21st Section, 70th National, 1,021 birds from 344 miles.

The sire of this pigeon is Rasbull Rameses who is a De Rauw Sablon direct from Koen Van Roy. He has now bred 2 x 2nd, 3rd & 6th Club as well as 70th & 81st National and 5th and 35th Hotspots in OLR's. He is a full brother to Lucky Daisy who is the dam of Olympiad pigeon Linda, 27 x 1st.

On 18th June, Mr and Mrs Winder then clocked two of our yearlings to finish 3rd and 6th Club from 88 miles.

The sire of the 3rd Club is none other than Rasbull Semtex our No.1 breeding cock. His breeding record continues to grow and he is now Sire & G.Sire to 3 x 1st, 6 x 2nd, 5 x 3rd, 3 x 4th, 3 x 5th, 2 x 6th Club including 1st, 3rd, 7th, 10th, 21st, 24th, 25th Federation, 4th, 20th, 33rd, 43rd, 45th, 83rd National WSENFC. The dam of this pigeon is Rasbull Aphrodite, a direct daughter of Georgio, Jacob Poortvliet's No.1 breeding cock. 

The sire of the 6th club is Rasbull Rameses who has been mentioned above when paired to Rasbull Boudicea who is a direct daughter of Blue Thunder from Jacob Poortvliet. Blue Thunder won 1st International from 16,572 birds. Rasbull Boudicea is the last daughter sold to the UK as Blue Thunder has since been sold to China. 

We are now 8 races into the season and our test loft birds have scored in each of these races which is fantastic performance and have achieved the following:-

15 Pigeons / 2 Test Lofts / 8 Races


1st, 2 x 2nd, 2 x 3rd, 2 x 4th, 3 x 5th, 2 x 6th Club
3rd, 7th, 24th, 25th Federation,
4th, 20th, 33rd, 43rd, 45th, 70th, 83rd National!


Finally, I am pleased to announce we have a fourth test loft joining our breeding program for the 2019 season. N.Bright and Son from Tonypandy in the Rhondda Valley Federation will be flying the Rasbull pigeons and join current test lofts Mr and Mrs Winder, Moulds and Slatter and G.Thomas & Son.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Granddaughter's of Rasbull Semtex - 4th & 33rd National, 263 miles!

I am really pleased to announce that on Sunday 3rd June, one of our test lofts, Mr and Mrs A.Winder, clocked one of our yearlings who finished 1st Club, 3rd Federation, 2nd Section, 4th Welsh South East National from Burbure, 263 miles, 1,976 birds! This is by far the best result we have had since starting our breeding program in 2017 and I am absolutely over the moon!

This pigeon who finished 4th National is a Granddaughter of our No.1 breeding cock Rasbull Semtex who is now Sire/G.Sire to 3 x 1st, 6 x 2nd, 4 x 3rd, 3 x 4th, 3 x 5th, 2 x 6th Club, 1st, 3rd, 7th, 10th, 21st, 24th, 25th Federation, 4th, 20th, 33rd, 43rd, 45th, 83rd National. Sire of the 4th National is Rasbull Super B, Doldersum & Son out of their No.1 Breeding hen, Superbreedster 005. Dam of the 4th National is Rasbull 01, who is a daughter of Rasbull Semtex who is now responsible for 1st, 3 x 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Club, 3rd, 7th, 10th, 21st, 24th Federation, 4th and 20th National.

The 4th National pigeon only had one race as a young bird being bred in late May, and has had just 6 races this year winning, 2nd Club, 7th Federation 2,485 birds, and 4th Club, 198 birds prior to her big performance!

The previous week Moulds and Slatter finished 5th Club, 20th National, 199 miles, 2,647 birds with a half sister to this weeks 4th National! Again this is Granddaughter of Rasbull Semtex. The Dam of this pigeon is also Rasbull 01, who is fast becoming a breeding star at Rasbull Lofts. This line of pigeons does seem to produce birds that excel at the middle distance races.

In two Nationals this season, we have now had 4th National, 20th National, 33rd National, 43rd National, 45th National, 83rd National! This is some achievement considering the team consists of 15 birds in total between Mr and Mrs Winder and Moulds and Slatter.

In total this season, racing just 15 pigeons in our test lofts over the 6 races to date, our pigeons have achieved the following:-

1st, 2 x 2nd, 3rd, 2 x 4th, 3 x 5th, 6th Club, 3rd Federation, 7th Federation, 24th Federation, 25th Federation, 4th, 20th, 33rd, 43rd, 45th, 83rd National!

This follows last years results in our first racing season (young birds only) of 1st, 2nd, 2 x 3rd, 4th, 6th Club, 1st, 10th, 12th, 21st Fed and 1st Welsh, 1st UK, 12th International Ace Bird Derby Arona OLR, 5th Hotspot and 26th International 430km Final Race Derby Maspalomas OLR, 4th and 35th Hotspot Gran Canaria OLR.

A fantastic start to our breeding loft and more than we could ever have hoped for in less than 12 months! We will now look at the pairings that have produced these fantastic performances and weed out any than have under performed to hopefully improve on consistency and enable us to breed pigeons of this caliber on a regular basis.

I want to take this opportunity to thank both Mr and Mrs Winder and Moulds and Slatter for allowing our birds to be tested amongst their own teams and for providing the feedback on how our birds are performing on a weekly basis. Also I would like to thank Adam Thomas of G.Thomas & Son who will also be testing our young birds later this year.

The feedback is essential to ensure our breeding pigeons are capable of producing birds that can perform on the biggest levels.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Test Loft Update after 4 races - 2 x 2nds, 3rd, 2 x 4th, 5th and also 7th and 24th Fed!

We are 4 race into the season and our test loft birds have performed very well to date. We have had the following results from the 4 races up to 200 miles:-

In the first race Mr and Mrs Winder clocked a Grandchild of Rasbull Semtex to take 2nd Club, 7th Federation against 2,134 birds. The dam to this pigeon was Rasbull 01 when paired to Rasbull Super B.

In the second race Mr and Mrs Winder clocked another Grandchild to Rasbull Semtex to take 4th Club, 220 birds. The sire of this pigeon is Rasbull 27 when paired to Rasbull Kulpa 699 (The same pairing as the bird who won 1st Club, 1st Federation last year!)

In the third race Mr and Mrs Winder finished 4th Club, 192 birds again clocking the Grandchild of Rasbull Semtex who scored in the first race!

In the fourth race Mr and Mrs Winder finished 2nd, 3rd and 7th Club, 182 birds, all Grandchildren to Rasbull Semtex and all the same way bred as the Federation winner last year!

Also in the fourth race Moulds and Slater finished 5th Club, 24th Federation, 2,485 birds and this yet again is a Grandchild to Rasbull Semtex. The dam once again being Rasbull 01 when paired to Rasbull Ace Combine!

We are hoping to have some decent National positions from both our test lofts from the 4 race and will update as soon as the result has been published.

So a great start for our test loft birds scoring in each of the 4 races to date claiming 2 x 2nd Club, 3rd, 2 x 4th, 5th and 7th Club and also 7th and 24th Federation. What is more impressive all these birds are Grandchildren to our No.1 stock cock Rasbull Semtex! 

Other news:-

Just to update our pigeon who finished 1st Welsh, 1st Uk, 12th King of the Atlantic, 26th King of the Sprint Averages in the Derby Arona sold on Pipa for 400 Euro! We hope she goes onto breed the new owner some very nice young birds.

Our pigeon Rasbull Angel who finished 24th International from Tan Tan in Final 2, 430km, in the Derby Maspalomas race will be coming up for auction soon. 

In addition to this years youngsters that have already gone out to test lofts and breeder buyers, another 3 have now gone to breeder buyer lofts namely, Mr and Mrs Winder, C.Price (Abercwmboi), and Danny Jeffrey. 3 went to Moulds and Slater one of our test lofts. 

We have a round in the nest at present and some of these will go to test lofts and some will be sold on auction on our facebook group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/195277137565620/

We will update on further results in the near future but the season has started off very well. 






Monday, 26 March 2018

OLR & Breeding Update

Wow......where to start! So much has been happening lately in regards to the birds. We have now concluded the One Loft Races we entered back in October. We have had some fantastic results over the last 3 months and the it has been a great way to pass the long winter days following our birds.

Our proudest moment has to be finishing 1st Welsh, 1st UK, 26th International in the Grand Averages in Derby Arona (26 races) against the 2,413 birds that started the race. We also finished 1st Welsh, 1st UK, 12th International in the King of the Atlantic Ace Bird Average Hotspots & Final (5 races). These are fantastic results against some of the best fanciers in the world.

The pigeon is Rasbull 12 and he is bred from Rasbull Zeus when paired to Rasbull Valhalla. He is a double Grandchild of Georgio, Jacob Poortvliets No.1 breeding cock.



We had a whole host of top 30 finishes in training results in all 3 OLR's but in the Hotspot, Semi Final and Finals these are the results we managed to achieve including 2nd UK, 13th International Derby Arona, 5th International, 1st Hotspot Derby Maspalomas OLR and 35th International, 1st Hotspot, Gran Canaria OLR, 4th International Survival Race, Gran Canaria OLR & 58th International Semi Final Derby Maspalomas OLR, 53rd International Ace Bird, Derby Maspalomas:-

10/2/18
1st Hotspot - Derby Arona
100km
1,093
15/2/18
Trainer - Derby Maspalomas
90km
1,315
18/2/18
Trainer - Derby Arona
100km
749
19/2/18
Survival Race - Gran Canaria
120km
926
6/3/18
1st Hotspot - Gran Canaria
150km
657
7/3/18
1st Hotspot - Derby Maspalomas
130km
1,267
14/3/18
Semi Final - Derby Arona
230km
630
19/3/18
Semi Final - Derby Maspalomas
195km
1,035
23/3/18
Final - Derby Arona
275km
408
23/3/18
Derby Arona - Grand Average
n/a
2,413
23/3/18
Derby Arona - King of Atlantic
n/a
2,413
26/3/18
Final - Derby Maspalomas
250km
900
26/3/18
Derby Maspalomas - Ace Bird
n/a
1,711

Breeding at the lofts is going very well. We have had 10 birds go to Mr & Mrs A.Winder around two weeks ago. Alan is one of our test lofts and now has an army of our birds. 15 early bred youngsters went earlier to G Thomas & Son and another batch will be heading to our final test loft of Moulds and Slater in the next few weeks.



We took 3 birds over to the Penywaun Breeder Buyer today and these were purchased by A.K Davies, Thomas Brothers & Radcliffe and Mr & Mrs A.Winder so hopefully these will perform well for the buyers and can get amongst the cash prizes!



2 birds have gone to Ireland to Micheal Toal who purchased them in a charity auction and another 6 will be heading to Republic of Ireland for Peter Dempsey who won them as part of a charity fundraiser we organised.

We are now starting to identify pigeons that are producing the goods for us and we have already moved on two birds that have failed to produce within the first year of being in the stock shed. We paid a lot of money for both birds but our breeding criteria means that they have had to go. Some might say this is too quick but I always go with my gut instinct and that told me to move on without these.

Racing starts in a 3-4 weeks and both Moulds and Slater and Mr & Mrs A.Winder have Rasbull pigeons in their race teams who will be competing and I look forward to seeing how they perform as yearlings. I handled the Fed winning pigeon we bred for Alan last year, when I called down today with his breeder buyer purchase and she looked in excellent condition, so hopefully she can keep performing.

Profiles of all our breeding pigeons can be found here, with their pedigrees displayed by clicking on the link under their photos.

Good luck to all for the coming season!

Saturday, 13 January 2018

2018 - Breeding & OLR Update!

We have had a prompt start to this years breeding season having paired the birds up in November! The first round of 18 youngsters have been weaned off and 15 have today been dropped off with Adam from G.Thomas & Son (Multi National Winners) who have joined as one of our test lofts for the 2018 season. We have kept 2 back from the first round one from our No.1 cock Rasbull Semtex and one from Rasbull Chief. These two will be added to our breeding loft later in the year.



We have our 2nd rounders hatching out at present and these will also be going out to a test loft when weaned off.

We have had a fantastic start to the three One Loft Races we have entered this year. We sent 17 birds in total and at present we have all 17 still remaining. 4 x Atlantic Masters which have had 3 training tosses, 5 x Derby Arona who have had 8 training tosses and  8 x Gran Canaria OLR who have had 18 training tosses.

We have had some great positions already in the early training tosses and all the results of the daily training are being put on our Facebook page which can be found here:- Rasbull Lofts Specialist Breeding. We have had a large number of positions inside the top 100 to date in all 3 OLR's. Some of the early positions though have been as follows:-

Atlantic Masters - 14th International 1,674 birds (Rasbull Semtex x Rasbull Aphrodite)

Derby Arona - 1st UK, 22nd International 2,369 birds (Rasbull Semtex x Rasbull Aphrodite), 5th UK, 36th International 2,254 birds (Rasbull Semtex x Rasbull Aphrodite)

Gran Canaria - 3rd International 970 birds (Rasbull Kulpa700 x Rasbull Ragnar) & 9th International 970 birds (Rasbull Nemesis x Rasbull Odin), 17th International 990 birds (Rasbull Rameses x Rasbull Boudicea)



The pigeons from Rasbull Semtex x Rasbull Aphrodite who have had 3 results between them to date are nestmates! Hoping they can now continue to perform as the distances increase towards the Hotspot races.

Please keep checking our Facebook page and Twitter for the latest information as that is updated far more frequently than the website blog.




Saturday, 11 November 2017

Test Lofts Confirmed & Confirmed Pairings for 2018

We have been busy planning for the coming breeding season. Alterations have been made to the loft and we have added another 6 pair section replacing 2 individual sections which has enabled us to accommodate 15 pairs in total in the loft. We are ahead of schedule as we have all birds paired up and we are super excited as we have some outstanding pairs for the coming season.

I am pleased to confirm our two test lofts from last year, Mr and Mrs A.Winder and Moulds & Slatter have agreed to continue in testing our birds. I am also very pleased to announce that this season we will also have G.Thomas & Son who fly in the South West Glamorgan Federation joining us in the test scheme. These fanciers are previous National winners so I am sure they will give the birds a firm test. These 3 lofts will have youngsters from every pair in our loft free of charge and all we request is feedback week on week as to how they do. The test lofts are key to our breeding programme here at Rasbull Lofts. We have invested heavily, and it would have been very easy to sell the youngsters these birds have bred. Yes, some of the youngsters may have gone on to perform very well but we have resisted selling hardly any despite tens of emails as we want to ensure the birds we sell are more than capable of doing well for their owners and to do this we need to have them tested first.

We have 17 youngsters in 3 OLR's  this year, Derby Arona, (5), Atlantic Masters (4) and the Gran Canaria OLR (8) which are due to begin training at the end of November. Details of our entries were posted on here a few posts ago. We will keep everyone updated as to how they get on when the training begins. Results for training will be displayed on our Facebook page :- https://www.facebook.com/groups/195277137565620/

Our confirmed pairings for 2018 are as follows:-

Rasbull Semtex & Rasbull Kulpa 699
Rasbull Chief & Rasbull 01
Rasbull Kulpa 700 & Rasbull Boudicea
Rasbull Tomahawk & Rasbull Odin
Rasbull Zeus & Rasbull Nefertiti
Rasbull SuperB & Rasbull Aphrodite
Rasbull Ace Combine & Rasbull Valhalla
Rasbull 27 & Rasbull Ragnar
Rasbull Dionysus & Rasbull Titan
Rasbull Rameses & Rasbull Kulpa 950

Some outstanding pairings which I am sure will enable us to continue achieving results like we had in our first season:

17T 01417 - 3rd Club, 10th Federation, 3,411 birds - Mr & Mrs A.Winder (Rasbull Ace Combine x Rasbull 01)
17T 01434 - 2nd Club, 21st Federation, 3,411 birds - Moulds & Slatter (Rasbull Ace Combine x Rasbull 01)
17T 01419 - 3rd Club, 125 birds - Mr & Mrs A.Winder (Rasbull 27 x Rasbull Kulpa 699)
17T 01429 - 9th Club, 12th Federation, 2,834 birds - Moulds and Slatter (Rasbull Kulpa 700 x Rasbull Nefertiti)
17T 01446 - 1st Club, 1st Federation, 2,834 birds - Mr & Mrs A.Winder (Rasbull 27 x Rasbull Kulpa 699)
17T 01461 - 4th Club, 144 birds - Mr & Mrs A.Winder ( Rasbull 27 x Rasbull Kulpa 699)
17T 01464 - 6th Club, 144 birds - Mr & Mrs A.Winder (Rasbull Nemesis x Rasbull Odin)
17T 01429 - 37th Section, 63rd Welsh S.E National, 1,262 birds, 199 miles - Moulds and Slatter (Rasbull Kulpa 700 x Rasbull Nefertiti)
17T 01435 - 49th Section, 81st Welsh S.E National, 1,262 birds, 199 miles - Moulds and Slatter (Rasbull Rameses x Rasbull Kulpa 951)




Saturday, 30 September 2017

Three Top Class New Purchases

We are pleased to announce we have purchased 3 superb additions to join Rasbull Lofts for the coming breeding season. We have been speaking to Jacob Poortvliet and he has personally recommended these birds to us!

We have purchased a nest pair off his 2017 superstar 'Leentje' 5th National Ace Long Distance Award winner when paired to 5th National Ace Bird Long Distance 2014 & 2015!

The other is a Daughter of his racing sensation 'Gina' 1st Ace Bird Middle Distance Federation 2015, 1st Ace Bird Middle Distance Federation 2016, 1st Ace Bird Short Distance Overall, 4th Provincial Ace bird SD + MD 2015, 10th Provincial Ace Bird SD + MD 2016

To read more about each of the birds please click on their name below each of their pictures! 





Thursday, 28 September 2017

Great first season for our test loft scheme

Its been a fantastic start for our specialist breeding loft with the following positions won via our two test lofts in our first season:-

17T 01417 - 3rd Club, 10th Federation, 3,411 birds - Mr & Mrs A.Winder (Rasbull Ace Combine x Daughter of Rasbull Semtex)

17T 01434 - 2nd Club, 21st Federation, 3,411 birds - Moulds & Slatter (Rasbull Ace Combine x Daughter of Rasbull Semtex)

17T 01419 - 3rd Club, 125 birds - Mr & Mrs A.Winder (Son of Rasbull Semtex x Rasbull Kulpa 699)

17T 01429 - 9th Club, 12th Federation, 2,834 birds - Moulds and Slatter (Rasbull Kulpa 700 x Rasbull Nefertiti)

17T 01446 - 1st Club, 1st Federation, 2,834 birds - Mr & Mrs A.Winder (Son of Rasbull Semtex x Rasbull Kulpa 699)

17T 01461 - 4th Club, 144 birds - Mr & Mrs A.Winder (Son of Rasbull Semtex x Rasbull Kulpa 699)

17T 01464 - 6th Club, 144 birds - Mr & Mrs A.Winder (Rasbull Nemesis x Rasbull Odin)

17T 01429 - 37th Section, 63rd Welsh S.E National, 1,262 birds, 199 miles - Moulds and Slatter (Rasbull Kulpa 700 x Rasbull Nefertiti)

17T 01435 - 49th Section, 81st Welsh S.E National, 1,262 birds, 199 miles - Moulds and Slatter (Rasbull Rameses x Rasbull Kulpa 951)

These results bode well for the future of our breeding loft and test loft scheme. Work doesn't stop here though as we are already planning our breeding pairs for next year which we hope will produce even better performances and we hope to confirm news of a new test loft joining our scheme later in the year.

Work is also underway in altering the loft which we believe will enable us to move forward again next year. More news on this when it is complete.

I would like to say a big thank you to Mr & Mrs A.Winder and Moulds and Slatter for keeping us updated throughout the season and giving these youngsters the best chance to obtain decent results.

Defeat is not an option!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Test Loft finish 4th and 6th Club.

Our test loft of Mr and Mrs A.Winder finished 4th and 6th Club, 144 birds in the last race of the season sending a team who were all having their first race.

The first pigeon managing to get into the cards on her first ever race to finish 4th Club, 144 birds was a sister to our Federation winner for Mr & Mrs A.Winder earlier in the season. Another brother also scored 3rd Club this year.

The Sire is Rasbull 27 who is a direct son from Rasbull Semtex, 4th Open, Welsh Jubilee Race, 500 miles, when paired to Rasbull Aquaflight who finished 2nd Open, Yearling Somerset One Loft Race 2013 from 389 miles, winning £6,000 before being purchased by Rasbull Lofts.

The Dam is Rasbull Kulpa 699, who was purchased from S & P Kulpa from one of their top breeding pairs. This pigeon is from only her third nest with us. She is a full sister to 6 x 1st Club, 5 x 2nd Club, 4 x 1st Federation, 4 x 2nd Federation, 2 x 4th Federation, 2 x 5th Federation, plus many others.


The second pigeon and finishing 6th Club, 144 birds was from our Koen van Roy pigeons and is a double Grandson of Koen van Roys No.1 breeding cock Lucky 29 and half Sister off  'Linda' 27 x 1st including 1st Soupes 2,732 birds, 1st Soupes 1,572 birds, 1st Soupes 1,181 birds. 1st Provincial Ace Bird Middle Distance 2015. 6th National Ace Bird Middle Distance KBDB 2015. Olympiad Pigeon Brussels 2017 Cat A. Sire to 'Nestmate Linda' 4 x 1st.

The Sire is Rasbull Nemesis. A son of Lucky 29, Koen van Roys No.1 breeding cock. 'Lucky 29' winner of 1st Dourdan 2,487 birds, 1st Dourdan 526 birds, 1st Noyon 127 birds, 1st Dourdan 104 birds, 1st Noyon 97 birds, 1st Noyon 46 birds, 2nd Noyon 1,928 birds. Lucky 29 is Sire to 'Linda' 27 x 1st including 1st Soupes 2,732 birds, 1st Soupes 1,572 birds, 1st Soupes 1,181 birds. 1st Provincial Ace Bird Middle Distance 2015. 6th National Ace Bird Middle Distance KBDB 2015. Olympiad Pigeon Brussels 2017 Cat A. Sire to 'Nestmate Linda' 4 x 1st.

The Dam is Rasbull Odin. A daughter of Lucky 29, Koen van Roys No.1 breeding cock. 'Lucky 29' winner of 1st Dourdan 2,487 birds, 1st Dourdan 526 birds, 1st Noyon 127 birds, 1st Dourdan 104 birds, 1st Noyon 97 birds, 1st Noyon 46 birds, 2nd Noyon 1,928 birds. Sire to 'Linda' 27 x 1st including 1st Soupes 2,732 birds, 1st Soupes 1,572 birds, 1st Soupes 1,181 birds. 1st Provincial Ace Bird Middle Distance 2015. 6th National Ace Bird Middle Distance KBDB 2015. Olympiad Pigeon Brussels 2017 Cat A. Sire to 'Nestmate Linda' 4 x 1st.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

One Loft Entries - Details of Breeding

We have successfully entered 3 One Loft Races which will give us some great interest over the winter months. We have sent a team of 5 to the Derby Arona One Loft Race, 8 have gone to the Gran Canaria One Loft Race and 4 have been sent in a syndicate to the Atlantic Masters in Gran Canaria. Details of the birds for each entry is detailed below. Clicking on the Sire and Dam of each entry will reveal their profiles from our website:-


Derby Arona One Loft Entries:-

Bird 1 - Rasbull Semtex x Rasbull Aphrodite (Jacob Poortvliet)
Bird 2 - Rasbull Kulpa 700 (S&P Kulpa) x Rasbull Ragnar (Koen van Roy)
Bird 3 - Rasbull 27 (Semtex) x Rasbull Kulpa 699 (S&P Kulpa)
Bird 4 - Rasbull Zeus (Jacob Poortvliet) x Rasbull Valhalla (Jacob Poortvliet)
Bird 5 - Rasbull Rameses (Koen van Roy) x Rasbull Boudicea (Jacob Poortvliet)


Gran Canaria One Loft Entries:-

Bird 1 - Rasbull Super B (Doldersum & Son) x Rasbull 01 (Semtex)
Bird 2 - Rasbull Kulpa 700 (S&P Kulpa) x Rasbull Ragnar (Koen van Roy)
Bird 3 - Rasbull Kulpa 700 (S&P Kulpa) x Rasbull Ragnar (Koen van Roy)
Bird 4 - Rasbull Rameses (Koen van Roy) x Rasbull Boudicea (Jacob Poortvliet)
Bird 5 - Rasbull Zeus (Jacob Poortvliet) x Rasbull Valhalla (Jacob Poortvliet)
Bird 6 - Rasbull Nemesis (Koen van Roy) x Rasbull Odin (Koen van Roy)
Bird 7 - Rasbull Nemesis (Koen van Roy) x Rasbull Odin (Koen van Roy)
Bird 8 - Rasbull 27 (Semtex) x Rasbull Kulpa 699 (S&P Kulpa)


Atlantic Masters One Loft Race:-

Bird 1 - Rasbull Semtex x Rasbull Aphrodite (Jacob Poortvliet)
Bird 2 - Rasbull Rameses (Koen van Roy) x Rasbull Boudicea (Jacob Poortvliet)
Bird 3 - Rasbull Tomahawk x Rasbull Kulpa 950 (S&P Kulpa)
Bird 4 - Rasbull Tomahawk x Rasbull Kulpa 950 (S&P Kulpa)


Sunday, 3 September 2017

1st Federation and 12th Federation for two test lofts!

Wow......5 races into our test loft scheme and we have received news that a Grandchild from our No.1 stock cock Rasbull Semtex has won 1st Club, 1st Federation from 2,834 birds. Huge congratulations to Mr and Mrs A.Winder who topped the Rhondda Valley Federation.

The Sire of the winner is Rasbull 27 who is a direct son from Rasbull Semtex, 4th Open, Welsh Jubilee Race, 500 miles, when paired to Rasbull Aquaflight who finished 2nd Open, Yearling Somerset One Loft Race 2013 from 389 miles, winning £6,000 before being purchased by Rasbull Lofts.

The Dam of the winner is Rasbull Kulpa 699, who was purchased from S & P Kulpa from one of their top breeding pairs. This pigeon is from only her third nest with us. She is a full sister to 6 x 1st Club, 5 x 2nd Club, 4 x 1st Federation, 4 x 2nd Federation, 2 x 4th Federation, 2 x 5th Federation, plus many others.

A Brother to the 1st Federation pigeon finished 3rd Club, 125 birds  for Mr & Mrs A.Winder in the previous weeks race, so this pairing has started off well in their breeding careers!

In addition to that success, we can also confirm that Moulds and Slatter finished 9th Club, 12th Federation, 2,834 birds with a pigeon out of Rasbull Kulpa 700 when paired to Rasbull Nefertiti.

The Sire is Rasbull Kulpa 700 and is the nestmate to Rasbull Kulpa 699 who bred our 1st Federation winner mentioned above, so this looks like a very promising pair given they are also full Brother and Sister to 4 x 1st Federation winners plus 4 x 2nd Federation!

The Dam is Rasbull Nefertiti who is a Koen Van Roy pigeon and Daughter of his No.1 breeding cock 'Lucky 29'. Rasbull Nefertiti is Half Sister to 'Zwarte Olympiad' 1st Olympiad Ace Bird Nitra Cat A 2013, 1st Provincial Ace Bird Middle Distance KDBD 2012. 3rd National Ace Bird Middle Distance KBDB 2012. She is also Half Sister to 'Linda' 27 x 1st, 6th National Ace Bird Middle Distance KBDB 2015. Olympiad Pigeon Brussels 2017 Cat A.

Rasbull Nefertiti bred our 2nd Welsh, 32nd Open in the Derby Arona 1st Hotspot last year against 1,579 birds so again a very promising start to her breeding career here at Rasbull Lofts.

This is great news and shows that the money we have invested is already starting to produce outstanding results in a very strong Federation. We began this specialist breeding loft in 2016 with the intention of breeding pigeons capable of performances like this but even we are surprised at how quickly success has been achieved.






Friday, 1 September 2017

New Purchase.........Rasbull Chief

We would like to introduce you to Rasbull Chief. We have successfully managed to purchase this absolute cracking youngster at auction when numerous fanciers were also very keen to obtain him. 

The youngster has been purchased direct from Tony and Lee Painter. 

He is direct from their Golden Cock! The Golden Cock is Sire, G.Sire to club, Fed and Open winners including 2 RPRA award winners! This cock is breeding winners galore! The Golden Cock is Sire to Van Persie, 10 x 1st, 2 x 1st Federation and West Midlands Region Award Winner. Van Persie bred 1st Club, 1st Section E 4,923 birds, 23rd Open NIPA against 18,313 birds just a couple of weeks ago and also bred Jumbo another RPRA award winner in 2016 for the Painter partnership. Van Persie also bred Lazy a 2 x 1st Federation winner! 

Dam of the youngster is a daughter of Full Set Homoform Bird of the Year 2013 16 x 1st, when paired to Pink Eyes 9 x 1st!

Rasbull Chief is Half Brother to Van Persie who I am sure will produce the goods here at Rasbull Lofts.

Once again, Rasbull Lofts has laid down a marker in that we only purchase the very best available regardless of cost with the intention of improving our growing reputation for breeding excellent quality young birds and improving the winning gene pool we already house.

Full details will be available soon on our stock bird page.

Quote from Tony and Lee Painter:

I’ve been going back through my records and I can’t see any occasion where we’ve offered a YB for sale like this.
So confident are we of the bloodlines that this pigeon possesses that we’ll make the buyer a cast iron offer in writing right here right now. When you receive this YB if at any point in the 28 days after he’s at your loft if he fails to please you then you can return him to us and you can personally select ANY OTHER YOUNGSTER that’s in our YB aviary of YOUR CHOICE irrespective of how it is bred!

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Breaking News on New Purchase!

This young cock has just been purchased and will be arriving shortly at Rasbull Lofts!

http://www.elimarpigeons.com/auctions/listing/huge-update-fibbersley-little-gem-a-hard-core-yb-with-a-cast-iron-guarantee/15295

More details will be published very soon!

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Another Grandchild ......

Another Grandchild from Rasbull Semtex has today scored 3rd Club, 125 birds from 88 miles for Mr and Mrs Winder. This bird is bred from a Son of Rasbull Semtex when paired to a S&P Kulpa hen whose parents have bred 4 x 1st Federation winners and 4 x 2nd Federations.
Rasbull Semtex is beginning to build up an impressive breeding record. Hopefully he can continue to produce very good pigeons that perform very well.

His racing record:-

2nd Section, 1,438 birds, 3rd Federation 3,652 birds, 86 miles
4th Open RPRA Jubilee Race Welsh Region, Bordeaux 500 miles

His breeding record since 2013 is as follows:-

Sire to:-
3rd Open - Pigeon Pixels One Loft Race 2013 - 176 miles - 13N 10135
80th Open - Somerset One Loft Race 2013 - 255 miles - 13N 10124
4th Open - 1st Hotspot Pigeon Pixels One Loft Race 2014 - 103 miles - 14T 05302
5th Open- 1st Hotspot Pigeon Pixels One Loft Race 2014 - 103 miles - 14T 05301
5th Open - 2nd Hotspot Pigeon Pixels One Loft Race 2014 - 103 miles 14T 05306
7th Open - 4th Hotspot  Pigeon Pixels One Loft Race 2014 - 124 miles - 14T 05302
4th Open - 5th Hotspot Pigeon Pixels One Loft Race 2014 - 156 miles - 14T 05306
7th Open - 5th Hotspot Pigeon Pixels One Loft Race 2014 - 156 miles - 14T 05302
6th Open - Pigeon Pixels One Loft Race 2014 - 176 miles - 14T 05302
4th Ace Bird - Pigeon Pixels One Loft Race 2014 - 14T 05302
9th Ace Bird - Pigeon Pixels One Loft Race 2014 - 14T 05306
6th Club, 195th Rosscarberry Irish National 2014, 3,782 birds - 230 miles - 14T 05301
2nd Welsh, 32nd Open, 1,579 birds - 1st Hotspot Derby Arona One Loft 2017 - 100km - 16T 03324
Rasbull 01 - Currently at stock
Rasbull 27 - Currently at stock

Grand Sire to:-
7th Open - 1st Hotspot Pigeon Pixels One Loft Race 2015 - 103 miles - 15T 03062
3rd Open - 4th Hotspot Pigeon Pixels One Loft Race 2015 - 124 miles - 15T 03063
2nd Club, 98 birds - 304 miles - 15T 03063
7th Open, Midweek Club, 400 birds - 74 miles - 16T 03303
1st Open, Midweek Club, 300 birds - 56 miles - 16T 03310*
2nd Club, 68 birds - 74 miles - 16T 03311
3rd Club, 68 birds - 74 miles - 16T 03310
2nd Open, Midweek Club, 180 birds - 56 miles - 16T 03311
3rd Club, 168 Birds, 10th Federation, 3,411 birds - 67 miles - 17T 04417
2nd Club, 420 birds, 21st Federation, 3,411 birds - 71 miles - 17T 04434
3rd Club, 125 birds - 88 miles - 17T 01419

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Great start for our test loft youngsters

We have had a great start to our test loft programme with 2 of our test lofts achieving very good performances with our birds in only the 2nd young bird race of the season.


  • Mr and Mrs A.Winder finished 3rd club, 10th Federation from 67 miles against 3,411 birds also winning £150 in the Penywaun Breeder Buyer Scheme.


  • Steve Moulds flying as Moulds and Slatter also finished 2nd club, 21st Federation from 71 miles against 3,411 birds

We are very pleased with these performances so early into our test loft scheme. The two birds are both Grandchildren to our No.1 stock cock Rasbull Semtex and in fact are brother and sister. The sire of both these birds is Rasbull Ace Combine, bred by Doldersum & Son, Holland. The dam is Rasbull 01 who raced in Ireland for Eamon Wright before we brought her back over to go into our stock loft. She is bred from Rasbull Semtex, 4th Open, Welsh Jubilee Race, 500 miles, when paired to Rasbull Aquaflight who finished 2nd Open, Yearling Somerset One Loft Race 2013 from 389 miles, winning £6,000 before being purchased by Rasbull Lofts.

We are very hopeful the birds placed with our test lofts with continue to produce performances of this standard and we look forward to bringing you news of these.

This is the Federation result with the Rasbull youngsters highlighted in the red boxes.


Saturday, 5 August 2017

Another batch gone to test loft

We were going to sell a round but at the last minute I changed my mind and decided to put another 12 in our test of Mr & Mrs A.Winder. We have kept 3 nest mates of the ones sent to Alan and these will form part of our entries to the Derby Arona. I delivered the birds to Alan today. I had the pleasure of seeing how the birds he has had from us so far have developed since they arrived with him. He has 5 in his race team and 14 in his second round team. He is being slammed by the hawk and 3 have been killed in the later breds which is a shame. These 12 will supplement this second team and 25 will be a nice number to work with. Hopefully these can catch the comeback races this season which will set them up nicely for next year. Breeding is coming to end now at the lofts with a handful still on eggs which will be hatched out and the youngsters will go to the Derby Arona race. I am undecided as to how many to send as yet so we will have to see what happens with that.




Sunday, 2 July 2017

17 youngsters gone to Mr & Mrs A.Winder

We had Alan Winder visit this afternoon to collect his round of 17 youngsters. Hopefully these birds can produce the goods for him. Alan now has quite a team of our birds with 28 currently in his loft.

We have our next round hatching out at present and these will either be sold (first ones of the year) or will be retained for One Loft entries. I will confirm any available when dates and numbers have been confirmed.

We plan to be sending to two One Loft races this year with five entries going to the Derby Arona and eight entries going to Atlantic Masters.

I am now looking forward to the coming young bird season to see how the birds we have sent out to test lofts perform. Hopefully there are some winners amongst them. :-)