Sunday, 25 November 2012

Another 2 stars for Rasbull Lofts!!

The latest 2 stars of Rasbull Lofts have been purchased this evening! We were in the market for 2 new stock cocks and believe we have acquired 2 excellent cocks with plenty of breeding ability! Both are club winners and both have been 3rd Federation with over 3,000 birds!

'Rasbull Semtex'

1st Club Newbury, 2nd Sect 1,438 birds, 3rd Federation 3,652 birds 86 miles.
4th RPRA Jubilee Race Welsh Region from Bordeaux over 500 miles.

Mother was 4th National Welsh South Road from Vire!

'Rasbull Tomahawk'

1st Club Reading, 1st Sect 1,288 birds, 3rd Federation 3,124 birds.
5th Club Newbury, 22nd Sect 604 birds, 28th federation 1,550 birds.

 We had already purchased:-

'Rasbull Stylish Ways'

1st Club, 2nd Federation, 1672 birds. 1st W.Sect Combine, 17th Combine 3,202 birds. 1st W.Sect WSE National 1,710 birds. 3rd Club, 11th Federation 3325 birds. 3rd Club 128 birds & 4th Club 222 birds.

This now concludes our new additions for the close season and  we are very pleased to have acquired these potential star performers!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Loft update!

The birds are coming to the end of their moult now and all have moulted very well. The birds have now been separated. We have 17 race cocks who are busy taking nest box positions! We have 5 stock cocks and these are settled in the stock section and have chosen their nest boxes. We have 23 race hens and 6 stock hens that are in the hen section and the aviary.
We plan to bring in another 2 new stock pigeons prior to breeding to supplement our current stock team which I have to say is the strongest since I restarted in the start 4 years ago.
We trained the race cocks for the fist time yesterday (11th November 2012) which the latest I have ever trained in the year let alone for their first toss. They went 3 miles and all returned safe and sound which was pleasing. I hope to get a few more training tosses in before Christmas to get the birds familiar with the basket prior to the new season starting when the serious training will start.
The birds we vaccinated and wormed yesterday also and they are now ready for pairing which I hope to do around the middle of December.
I will be entering 9 birds into the Somerset One Loft Race this year and I am seriously looking forward to that. All shares have been sold in the Rasbull Share Syndicate and I can't wait to get the birds bred and down to the loft. The hardest part will be deciding what pairs to breed from as my stock birds are showing great promise.
I have been spending a lot of my time on my website - Anyone who is not on the site, please feel free to register as it is growing daily and really turning into great site.
I will update when breeding has started. All the best.