We would like to offer Mr and Mrs Howse of Devizes our congratulations on winning 1st Open in the British Barcelona Club’s Fougeres National last weekend.
The race itself was consistent with all channel racing last weekend and proved a very difficult affair with Mr and Mrs Howes bird being one off only two birds with a speed over 1200 ypm!
We are very pleased to have contributed to the breeding of this winner through the Drum bloodline on the sires side that has crossed very well with their own ‘Stumpy’ bloodline.
C and J Howse bred and raced the yearling blue winning hen now named ‘Lady Jay’ themselves from cock they bred out of a hen on loan from a friend of theirs. That hen was ‘Miss Unique’ a daughter of Drum paired to Aspen our top Leo Heremans breeding hen.
The remarkable thing about the Drum and Aspen pairing was only three were ever bred that way. Two cocks and one hen. One of the cocks ‘Little Devil’ bred the mother of 1st Irish N.F.C. Skibbereen Young Bird National 2014 against 3,075 birds for Dennis Irvine, Derriaghy.
The nest brother of ‘Little Devil’ was ‘The 400’ and he bred the sire of a real Super Star NWHU14N6032 for Morris and Pugh of South Wales..the winner of 1st Welsh South East National and Combine from Ypres 2 in 2016 against approx 2,000 birds and the same cock was a previous winner of 3rd National and Combine Ypres 1 against over 3,000 birds earlier in the season against over 3000 birds . He also won 4th National Ypres and 7th National Rosemont the previous season as a yearling!!
So All three children of Drum and Aspen are now responsible for three National winners!
Chris Howse also reports his second arrival that will also feature in the result is also through his Drum and Dutch Master bloodlines.
Very well done indeed Mr and Mrs Howse winning this top race in very difficult conditions.