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!

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