This is ‘Hannibal’ a direct son of the famous ‘Kannibal’ of Dirk Van Dyke of Zandhoven. He is a principle breeder not only in our own loft but many other lofts that have introduced his bloodline. Only last Saturday we won 1st club,1st Fed,1st Section, 2nd Combine against 13.618 birds from St.Quentin with a daughter of our super hen ‘738’ a direct daughter of  Hannibal x Genie. We thank our lucky stars that Hannibal still fills his eggs 100% and we have retained a good number of his children with various hens for the future. 

Davy Barron and Son from Ashington shares a stock loft with their good friend Dennis Blakey of Trimdon Colliery and both have enjoyed tremendous success in the last few seasons.

On Sunday 26th August , Davy Barron entered the Newark Young Bird race a distance of 151 miles to his loft. Once again the results were devastating….

1st,2nd,3rd,4th,5th,6th,7th,8th,16th,17th,18th,19th,20th etc in the Wansbeck Federation against 942 birds.

1st,2nd,3rd,5th,6th,7th,8th,9th,40th,41st,43rd,44th,45th,47th,48th,49th,50th and so on in the Tyne to Tweed Section against 6148 birds.

The winners were a results of the shared breeding facilities once again…1st was from a grandson of Hannibal x Genie (Drum x Gerrie) coupled with a daughter of Caliph (son Reza) x Poppy (Dtr. Kannibal)…. 2nd was from a grand daughter of Hannibal x Genie with both these birds being bred from their super breeding son of Hannibal x Genie that had also bred their 2nd U.N.C. Folkestone winner against almost 18,000 birds!!…..3rd bird was from a son of Hannibal x Marianne (Dtr Super Champion Orlando x Sheila his full sister)….5th was from a son of Hannibal x Sabina (Dtr Fenomenale of Camiel Nulens)x a daughter of Rodeo (Son Texas Girl  of Roziers) when paired to a sister of Emerald (Atilla x Rianne)….6th was from a daughter of Atilla x Genie..7th was from a son of Caliph x Poppy..8th was same way bred as 2nd from a grand daughter of Hannibal x Genie….. and it continued like that with a further nine birds in the top 50 including five grandchildren of Drum, four of which were bred the same way, from a daughter of Drum x Gerrie that they own (therefore a full sister to Genie)…

Many congratulations to the boys for a truly fantastic result.