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Trial Pairing Dakota with Indian Wedding…

A number of ago we visited Leo Hermemans several times and invested in children of his principle breeding pairs. A nest pair MAX and BRAVE bred directly from his NIEUWE ROSSI and EENOOGSKE were purchased from the nest and both became quite exceptional breeders. Ten years later we planned ahead and looked around for equally good or hopefully better lines of a similar origin for a cross and we could not ignore the results of Willem de Bruijn , a fancier who had been at the very top for decades but had gone into overdrive with a collection of new [...]

2024-05-10T10:37:37+01:00May 10th, 2024|News|0 Comments

Ken Wise ~ Probable 1st,2nd,3rd and 4th Fed …

The magnificent cock featured here  showing exceptional condition is DE 111 bred and raced by Ken Wise of Iselworth to win probable 1st Three Borders Fed from Wincanton with his nest sister dropping with him to win 4th Fed.    Had a very welcome call from Ken Wise from Iselworth who has started the 2024 season in great form. Last week winning the first eight positions in his club and this week winning the first ten including the probable first four positions in the Three Borders Federation from Wincanton against around 800 pigeons. First pigeon for 1st Fed was a [...]

2024-05-05T16:56:53+01:00May 5th, 2024|News|0 Comments

Willem de Bruijn…Arras 4th May 2024…

Reeuwijk in the Netherlands is a real hotbed of pigeon sport competition not only in the club that boasts many top names but also wider in the Samenspel (Federation) and Provincial Rayon 5 South Holland that has seen some of the greatest fanciers in history compete. This year in the three program races so far it has been brutal competition between G and S Verkerk , Combination Van Leeuwen and Willem de Bruijn with Gerard and Bas gaining the top headlines early in the season with some spectacular team performances. Yesterday was the program race from Arras and Willem de [...]

2024-05-05T15:28:11+01:00May 5th, 2024|News, The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments

5th May 2024…Morlincourt…

Yesterday was our program race from Morlincourt a distance of around 280 km. Birds were liberated in a southerly wind turning south east en route but ending in a due east direction in the last 50km and it was a case of the wind decides the winners. We are around three minutes off the winners so no very early prizes in the top ten , however our birds raced very well as a team. Our team arrived very close together after our first one with 30 prizes from 32 entries and 5 birds in the top 100 in our Combine [...]

2024-05-05T14:47:10+01:00May 5th, 2024|News|0 Comments

27th April 2024 ~ Niergnies…

Saturday 27th April we competed in our program race from Niergnies around 216km from Nieuwendijk in a tricky wind however once again we are pleased with a win. Club  570 birds...1st,3rd,9th,13th Combine Union de Baronie...3812 birds...15th,48th Provincial Brabant 2000 ...18,420 birds...160th Our first bird was once again NL22-8535723 a late hatch from 2022 after winning 3rd Quievrain last week against 431 birds maintains his form this week to win 1st Niergnies 570 birds. He is a great mix of Mikes STRAIN MAKER and SUN CITY bloodlines , crossed with a daughter of SPECIAL ONE our top breeding son of HARRY [...]

2024-04-28T14:14:33+01:00April 28th, 2024|News|0 Comments


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