Sunday, 16 September 2018

Derby Arona Entries

The main reason we operate a breeding loft here at Rasbull Lofts is to specialise in One Loft racing. We use our test loft programme to gauge the breeding potential of birds at our lofts with the intention of entering One Loft races. We have used the feedback from last year, the One Loft races we entered last winter and of course this years performances to select our pairings that hopefully will produce a quality team to send to over to Tenerife and the Derby Arona One Loft Race.

I must admit the team we have sent this year in my mind is very strong. We have had some excellent results and this information has been used to produce this years candidates to go to the Derby Arona.

These are the details of this years team:-



Rasbull 67 -

Sire:- Rasbull 27 - Direct son to Rasbull Semtex when paired to Rasbull Aquaflight. Rasbull 27 is Sire to 4 x 1st, 2 x 2nd, 4 x 3rd, 2 x 4th, 2 x 5th, 6th Club including 1st, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th Federation, 8th Section Federation, 
33rd, 43rd, 45th, 83rd National WSENFC

Dam:- Rasbull Dick's 49er - Granddaughter to Rasbull Semtex. 4th National this year from Burbure, 263 miles, 1,976 birds. Dam is Rasbull 01, our No.1 stock hen and full sister to Rasbull 27. Rasbull Dick's 49er won 1st, 2nd, 4th Club, 3rd, 7th Federation, 2nd Section, 4th National WSENFC
Rasbull 82 -

Sire:- Rasbull Nemesis - Direct son of Lucky 29, Koen Van Roy's No.1 breeding cock, sire to Olympic Linda, 28 x 1st. Rasbull Nemesis is Sire/G.Sire to 2 x 1st, 2nd, 2 x 3rd & 2 x 6th Club, 8th Federation

Dam:- Rasbull Valhalla - Direct daughter of Georgio, Jacob Poortvliet's No.1 breeding cock. Dam to 1st Club, 8th Federation & 1st UK, 12th International King of the Antlantic, 26th King of the Sprint Derby Arona OLR





Rasbull 69 -

Sire:- Rasbull Chief - Direct from AL Painter, out of their No.1 breeding cock Golden Cock. Sire to 1st, 3rd & 6th Club including 6th, 22nd, 38th Federation. 

Dam:- Rasbull 01 -  Direct daughter to Rasbull Semtex when paired to Rasbull Aquaflight. Rasbull 01 is Dam to 2 x 1st, 3 x 2nd, 2 x 3rd, 4th, 6th Club including 3rd, 6th, 7th, 10th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, 38th Federation, 4th & 20th National WSENFC

Rasbull 71 -

Sire:- Rasbull Kulpa 700 - Direct S&P Kulpa, pair who have bred 5 x 1st Federation winners. Full sister to Rasbull Kulpa 700 bred 1st Federation for our test loft of Mr and Mrs Winder last year. Rasbull Kulpa 700 is Sire to 2nd Club including 5th, 12th Federation, 4th International OLR Hotspot, 63rd National WSENFC

Dam:- Rasbull Boudicea - Direct from Jacob Poortvliet. Last ever direct daughter from Blue Thunder, 1st International, Sens, 16,527 birds. Rasbull Boudicea is Dam to 2nd, 4th, 6th Club including 5th Federation. Also 5th & 35th International Hostpot OLR's. 53rd Ace Bird Averages OLR


Rasbull 90 - 

Sire:- Rasbull Semtex - No.1 breeding cock at Rasbull Lofts. What a pigeon! Sire & G.Sire to 6 x 1st, 7 x 2nd, 7 x 3rd, 4 x 4th, 3 x 5th, 3 x 6th Club including 1st, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 10th, 2 x 21st, 2 x 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 38th Federation, 8th Section Federation, 4th, 20th, 33rd, 43rd, 45th, 83rd National WSENFC

Dam:- Rasbull Kulpa 699Direct S&P Kulpa, pair who have bred 5 x 1st Federation winners. Rasbull Kulpa 699 bred 1st Federation, 2,834 birds for our test loft of Mr and Mrs Winder last year. Dam to 1st, 2 x 2nd, 3 x 3rd, 2 x 4th, 2 x 5th, 6th, 7th Club, 1st, 25th Federation, 33rd, 43rd, 45th, 83rd National WSENFC


As you can see the quality is there in the birds we have entered. We finished 1st Welsh, 1st UK, 12th International in the King of the Atlantic Averages last year and 1st Welsh, 1st UK, 26th International in the Grand Averages. We have sent this team to improve on that performance and look forward to keeping you updated throughout the series as to how the birds perform.


Monday, 3 September 2018

3 x 1st in two weeks and test loft confirmation!

This season has been unbelievable and continues to get better and better! We are super pleased to announce we have had three Club winners in the last two weeks reported by our test lofts of Mr and Mrs Winder and G.Thomas & Son!

Last week Mr and Mrs Winder reported one of our test loft birds finished 1st Club, 147 birds, 8th Section Fed, 1,303 birds. This hen is yet another Granddaughter to Rasbull Semtex. She is half sister to the Federation winner we bred last season for Mr and Mrs Winder. The sire of this pigeon is Rasbull 27 who is a full brother to our No.1 hen Rasbull 01, their Sire is the unbelievable Rasbull Semtex! The dam of the winner is Rasbull Ragnar from Koen Van Roy.

Mr and Mrs Winder also clocked one of ours to finish 4th Club, 137 birds. This same pigeon was confirmed 3rd Club, 5th Federation, 2,861 birds the previous week. Another outstanding result! This cock is out of Rasbull Rameses, direct Koen Van Roy when paired to Rasbull Kulpa 950 who is sister to 5 x 1st Federation winners. Two very good performances in the last couple of weeks for this cock so hopefully he can keep improving.

Today, Mr and Mrs Winder have confirmed the same pigeon who was first Club last week has come 1st Club, 181 birds again this week and hopefully will be scoring in the Federation when result is published! Outstanding achievement for this young pigeon! Rasbull 27's breeding record now stands at 4 x 1st, 2 x 2nd, 4 x 3rd, 2 x 4th, 2 x 5th, 6th Club, 1st, 21st, 22nd and 25th Federation, 8th Section Federation, 33rd, 43rd, 45th and 83rd National.

Mr and Mrs Winder are having a fantastic season so huge congratulations to them as they have the birds in top condition and have been a force all year in their Club, Federation and National.

Another of our test lofts G.Thomas and Son then reported they clocked a son out of Rasbull Chief x Rasbull 01 to finish 1st Club, 22nd Federation, 1,347 birds. An absolutely fabulous result! This cock has already been 6th Club, 3rd Club, 6th Federation and 14th Club, 38th Federation in his first 4 races. He is the first pigeon bred from Rasbull Chief, who we purchased from AL Painter direct from his Golden Cock. The Dam is our No.1 stock hen and is a daughter of our No.1 cock Rasbull Semtex. Her breeding record now stands at 2 x 1st, 3 x 2nd, 2 x 3rd, 4th and 6th Club, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 10th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, 38th Federation and 4th and 20th National. We retained the winner nestmate for stock purposes when he was weaned off so we look forward to pairing him up for the coming season. We have also retained another 4 from this pairing and they too will be added to our breeding programme the coming season. Huge congratulations and thanks goes to G.Thomas and Son for achieving a fantastic result and getting the very best our of our pigeons.

To have 2 winners on the same weekend is hugely satisfying and proves our breeding programme is working as our results are improving all the time and to follow that up with another 1st Club this week proves our birds can now compete wherever they go.

Wow, a great couple of weeks for Rasbull pigeons and our record is improving all the time as the season hots up heading into the National races!

Our young bird season results now stands at:-

4 x 1st, 2nd, 5 x 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2 x 6th Club
2 x 5th, 6th, 8th, 17th, 19th, 22nd, 38th, 39th Federation

We have taken the decision to extend our test loft programme for the coming season and advertised on our Facebook page for anyone interested in becoming a test loft for Rasbull pigeons. We currently have 3 official lofts flying our birds this season with N.Bright & Son joining for next year. We have been inundated with requests and within 24 hrs we had over 100 offers from fanciers from all parts of the UK.

I am now in position to announce that the loft selected to join our test loft programme for next season are Sheldon and Stone from the Abercwmboi Club in the Rhondda Valley Federation. We are also going back to where it all began for ourselves 2 years ago and D.Carey and Tenny Tipper will also be included in our test loft programme for the coming season.

Official Test Lofts 2019:-

Mr and Mrs Winder - Newtown, RV Federation
Moulds and Slatter - Ynyshir, RV Federation
G.Thomas & Son - Llantwit Fardre - South West Glamorgan Federation
N.Bright & Son - Tonypandy Central, RV Federation
Sheldon & Stone - Abercwmboi, RV Federation
D.Carey - Penywaun South East, RV Federation

We have a another 4 lofts which were on our shortlist and we are going to keep in touch with each over the winter and hopefully will announce at least one more to join our test loft programme in due course.



Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Update with more positions achieved.

The season continues to produce decent performances for Rasbull Loft pigeons. Following the first two races of the season which we have already reported in our last post we have the following positions to report that Rasbull pigeons have achieved since.

Firstly, Mr and Mrs Winder clocked one to finish 2nd Club, 5th Federation from 3,069 birds. This was bred from Rasbull Kulpa 700 x Rasbull Boudicea. (See stock page for full details)

The same weekend G.Thomas & Son reported that one of ours had finished 3rd Club. 39th Federation from 1,649 birds. This pigeon was bred out of Rasbull  Rameses x Rasbull Kulpa 950) They also clocked another that finished 5th Club. (Rasbull Super-B x Rasbull Aphrodite)

Wayne Thomas then reported another Grandchild had finished 3rd Club from 88 birds. (Grandson to Rasbull Nemesis)

This week Mr and Mrs Winder reported that one of ours arrived with 2 others to finish 3rd Club. This pigeon was bred from (Rasbull Rameses x Rasbull Kulpa 950)

Our record for the young bird season to date now stands at:-
1st, 2nd, 5 x 3rd, 5th, 6th Club
5th, 6th, 8th, 17th, 19th, 39th Federation

So a great young bird season so far with positions being achieved all over the place which is very pleasing.

We have been spending some time planning for next season and have been sorting out our pairings that we will take into next season. We hope to bring some news regarding a couple of additions to our breeding team in the very near future.

Another 6 youngsters have gone out to our test loft of  Mr and Mrs Winder. In addition to this another 5 have gone to G.Thomas and Son.



We have 14 youngsters in the loft that have just been weaned off and 8 of these will hopefully be going to the Derby Arona OLR. The other 6 will be retained for our own stock purposes.

We have also been busy making changes to the loft and have altered the one section so it is now able to accommodate 12 pairs who will have access to the aviary. The pictures below show how the main breeding loft now looks in readiness for the new breeding season. In addition to this we have a section that can house another 6 pairs so we will have capacity for 18 pairs next year which help ensure our test lofts get a full round each to race for us.






We will keep you updated through the rest of the young bird season where we hope to bring news of further performances that our test lofts have achieved.

Sunday, 22 July 2018

2 young bird races and more positions reported

Two races into the young bird season and we have had confirmation that our birds are in the prizes once again for two different fanciers.

Firstly confirmation our test loft bird last week for Moulds and Slatter finished 1st Club, 8th Federation from 816 birds. This pigeon was from Rasbull Nemesis, direct son of Lucky 29, Koen Van Roy's No.1 Breeding cock when paired to Rasbull Valhalla, direct daughter of Georgio, Jacob Poortvliet's No.1 breeding cock. This hen also bred our 1st UK, 12th International King of the Atlantic Ace Bird in the Derby Arona OLR last year!

Today we had it reported that our test of G.Thomas and Son clocked one of our birds from Rasbull Chief when paired to Rasbull 01. This young cock has followed up last weeks 6th club, to finish 3rd club 89 birds, 6th Federation. Very good start to Rasbull Chief's breeding career at Rasbull Lofts as he is a direct son from AL Painter's Golden Cock.

We also had birds finish 17th and 19th Federation in the same race. These are from Rasbull Zeus, who is the sire of our 1st UK, 12th International King of the Atlantic Ace Bird in last years Derby Arona when paired to Rasbull Nefertiti who is a direct daughter of Koen Van Roy's No.1 stock cock Lucky 29. Last year she bred pigeons to finish 12th Federation and also 63rd National.

The pigeon who finished 19th Federation is from Rasbull Rameses who is growing a reputation here for breeding decent pigeons. He is another Koen Van Roy pigeon and is the same way bred as the mother to Olympic Linda, 28 x 1st. He has already bred 2 x 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th Club, 19th Federation, 70th and 81st National as well as 5th and 35th International is OLR Hotspots. The Dam of the 19th Federation pigeon is Rasbull Kulpa 950. She is Sister to 5 x 1st Federation winners for S&P Kulpa. She is a full sister to the hen that bred our Federation winner last year. Kulpa 950 is also the mother to our 26th International Final race from Tan Tan in the Derby Maspalomas OLR last year.

We have only sold two young birds in the last 18 months and these went to Wayne Thomas. He kept them for breeding purposes and he reported today that one of the youngsters from them finished 3rd club, 48 birds. This pigeon is a Grandchild out of Rasbull Nemesis when paired to Rasbull Odin. Both direct from Koen Van Roy's De Rauw Sablon strain.

Young Bird season to date now reads:-

2 Races - 3 Test Lofts
1st, 2 x 3rd, 6th Club
6th, 8th, 17th, 19th Federation

Our overall breeding record since our breeding program started now reads:-

3 x 1st, 6 x 2nd, 9 x 3rd, 5 x 4th, 3 x 5th, 4 x 6th Club
1st, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 2 x 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th Federation
4th, 20th, 33rd, 43rd, 45th, 63rd, 70th, 81st, 83rd National

Hopefully next week we can add to this list......we will keep you updated!


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, 4 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, 7 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.