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.