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.