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) 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!