This super looking Blue cock is ‘976’ bred in 2014 by Price Brothers and Son of Stourport. Although the photo shows him well into his moult, his quality is very evident.
He was bred directly from ‘War Drum’ coupled with a Leo Heremans bloodline hen.
As a racer he won 6 x first prizes at club level and scored 5 times in the Federation top ten including winning it with up to 4,500 birds per race!
His nest sister was also a class act winning 1st club , 3rd Fed as a yearling from Carentan on a very difficult day being the only bird on the day in the club.
‘976’ was the victim of a Peregrine attack as a three year old and Steve Price decided to retire him to the breeding loft because of his pedigree,race record and quality.
In his first year breeding, Steve sent one youngster to a Breeder /Buyer that was won and another youngster to Kirk Williams of Shrewsbury where he won a 1st,2nd,3rd and 5th Fed winning ‘Bird of the Year’…Only two youngsters were raced that year.
This year he was coupled to a daughter of ‘Rebel’ (Son Drum x Gerrie) and ‘Halo’ (Daughter Dutch Master x Gerrie) and last weekend two brothers from the pair were raced from Blandford in the Heart of England Fed. These two brothers GB18Z12526 and GB18D38169 won 1st and 2nd club also scoring a very creditable 3rd and 11th Fed against 1173 birds.
So four direct from ‘976’ with two different hens ever raced and all four scored…
He is the image of ‘Granger’ his grandfather who in turn was identical to ‘Rocket’ his father , so not only does he look like his ancestors but he appears to pass on the same winning genes…