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.
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.