A nice message from Geoffrey Douglas of Lurgan below , achieving success by crossing the original Joop Koch Favoriet Son line of his famous ‘Good Pair’ with the best of Leo Heremans …
Spoke to you at the end of the racing season about my best racing young bird this year and his performances.
B/B C GB15X10046, sire was 08 S62885 direct son of my “Good Pair”, producing well over 100 x 1st prizes for myself and others into the 4th generation inc 1st National, 2 x 2nd Nationals, 2 x 1st Sections 5 x 2nd Sections etc.
Dam was B/B H 14V39641 bred by you and purchased at the Dublin Show. This hen is from Belge 08-6338892 “MARIO” (son of Di Caprio and Belge 06-6210005 Dochter Kannibaal) and Belge 11-6333530 “IVY” (from Belge 07-6399396 “Safier” x Belge 07-6369527 “Docheter Jan”).
This young cock got 5 races winning the following:
1st Club Clonmel 529 Birds, 11th section E,118 members sent 3146 Birds ,47th open NIPA 243 members sent 9,625 birds.
1st Club Fermoy 5 Bird, 2nd section E, 56 members sent 323 birds, 31st open NIPA 287 MEMBERS SENT 1,348 Birds winning £298
2nd Club Fermoy (beaten by loftmate), 17th Section E 118 members sent 3157 birds, 159th open 560 members sent 12,040 birds.
1st Club Rosscarberry Young Bird National, 2nd Section E 88 members sent 923 birds. 67th open NIPA winning £250 403 members sent 4,003 birds.