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.
2nd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 17th, 22nd Section E 228 birds
73rd, 145th, 171st, 187th, 202nd, 290th, 385th National Flying Club Nort-sur-erdre 3006 birds.
1st Club - 2,3,4,11,19,20 Yelverton BB&O Federation 624 birds.
1st Club - 2,3,5,19 Kingsdown Berkshire Federation 451 birds
3rd Club - 8th Exeter BB&O Federation 792 birds
38th, 39th Section 581 birds
87th, 94th Open BICC St Maixent - Ecole 1277 birds.
Worst weekend I ever had!!!!
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 12th, 14th, 22nd, 24th Section E 302 birds
271st, 320th, 321st, 404th, 454th, 520th, 531st Open National Flying Club Messac 4504 birds.
1,2,5,15,16,17,18,28 Honiton BB&O Federation 876 birds.
Already this season the racing has been unearthing some new future stars in the making and one such hen is GB22N42144. On the 7th May she was 1st Federation Kingsdown 880 birds, 20th May was 2nd Federation Weymouth 1015 birds (beaten by a decimal) and 27th May was again 1st Federation Yelverton 1052 birds. We can not wait to see what’s next for this outstanding hen.
1,2,3,4,7,24 Yelverton BB&O Federation 1052 birds
1,2 Truro Berkshire Federation 440 birds
13th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 23rd, 24th Section 1400 birds
50th, 51st, 52nd, 59th, 60th, 61st, 64th, 65th St Philbert BICC 2797 birds
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 14th, 15th, 16th Section E 343 birds
91st, 92nd, 122nd, 207th, 375th, 383rd, 402nd Open National Flying Club Fougeres 5657 birds.
1st Club - 2,3,5,6,10,13,14,16,18,20,24 Weymouth BB&O Federation 1015b
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 17th Alencon British International Championship Club 4763 birds.