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!