Well what a start to the International season. 1st National BICC, 6th International Pau 12,631 birds. I love all racing but this is when my passion for racing is at its highest. There is no other feeling than clocking a pigeon late at night when your racing against the best competition in Europe.
We tried something a little different this year and decided to pair up a few weeks ago and send to the long races on Natural. We have always sent widowhood in the past so there was little bit of uncertainty that we had done the right thing, not to mention the extra workload trying to keep the fitness on them. However when he dropped at 20.45 last night it just proved all the hard work was worth it. The cock was sitting 14 day eggs and he was soon back on his nest once he had a drink. 14 hours and 25 minutes on the wing in extreme heat through France has shown this cock is made of metal.
He is bred from a full brother of ‘Southfield Hugo’ (picture attached) who scored 1st National BICC Perpignan 2017 & 1st National BICC Barcelona 2018 and also a half brother to ‘Southfield Gold Lady’ 1st National BICC Barcelona, 1st National BBC Barcelona 2020, 1st Sect, 5th National BICC Marseille 2019.
He is also a double grandchild of ‘Golden Barcelona’ the 2014 Gold wing winner.
So you can see by his breeding he was made for days like this.