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Phil and Neil Bates~ 1st Fed Fougeres With Another Grandchild Of War Drum!

22nd June saw the Wrexham Federation's Fougeres race being won by Phil  Bates and Son Neil the top Bagillt partnership. A total of 67 members sent an entry of 578 birds. Although the result shows them winning by a decimal , Phil reports misjudging the speed of the race and after seeing the bird land lost 6 minutes wiring up 16 pads and 2 boosters before being able to switch the ETS on. It will be great viewing the CCTV footage of Phil 'in action'. The winner is from a two year son of 'War Drum' paired to 'Athena'. This [...]

2019-06-29T11:58:32+00:00June 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Drum ~ Cholet NFC …His bloodline is still at the very top of the pile!

This magnificent blue checker cock is NL02-1216136 of Marijke Vink and would later become quite famous as Drum. This photo was taken when he was still a yearling in Marijke's racing loft where he won amongst other prizes 1st from Chantilly against 700 birds. This was the first time I handled this fantastic cock whilst on a visit with a friend of mine  who was buying his nest sister Farah Diba who had just won 1st  Dutch National Ace Long Distance 2003 for a Japanese client. Farah Diba, 1st Dutch National Ace Fond '03 and nest sister to Drum... [...]

2019-06-28T11:43:27+00:00June 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

A Rising Star!!

This is 'Major Drum' a real future prospect for Steve Price...   In the late Autumn of 2015 we bred GB15S98238 'Major Drum' from 'Skyfall' our very good son of James Bond of Jan Hooymans  when he was coupled to 'Genie' probably the best breeding hen we ever bred from our renowned pairing 'Drum' with 'Gerrie'. He was left to mature in an aviary for 2016 as not only was he a very late bred, he was also quite a size so he was best left to fill out. We coupled him very late in 2016 to kick start the [...]

2019-06-25T10:40:25+00:00June 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments
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