*I had a nice message from Garry Inkley from Hillingdon reporting the rising form of his current team of birds. This season Garry has been getting them very early and in numbers, indicating not just health and form but also the general quality of his racing team.
Latest excellent result was from Exeter in the UBI Combine race against 3,355 birds sent by 171 members where he won 1st,2nd,11th,21st,25th,26th,30th,31st,32nd, and so on…
1st bird for him was a little blue cock ‘Basil’ GB16V48650 that raced consistently as a youngster winning 165th Open N.F.C. Young Bird National from Countances against 3,752 birds and this year winning 3rd Fed from Blandford against 3,360 birds before winning 1st UBI Combine. I am sure a candidate for further top results in the future.
Second bird was GB16N58260 a previous winner of 5th Fed Blandford against 3,360 birds the week before whose sire was bred from a son of Northern Lights Garrys 1st NFC Saintes winner coupled with Willow a daughter of Hannibal x Half sister Cow Girl . Dam is from Camelot (Hannibal x Shinji Queen) x GB12R22512 (dtr Outlaw and Rowen).
Third bird was GB16N58133 that is also provisionally 10th Sect B.I.C.C. Alencon the week after the Combine Race and is bred from a son of Granger paired to his half sister so a double granddaughter of Rocket. Dam of his third pigeon is GB13J42173 bred from a som of Drum x Daughter Hannibal.