Saturday the 21st June 2014 saw the North Midlands Continental Club’s race from Messac take place with 907 birds entered by 108 members.

The race was won by Mr and Mrs Mick and Jo Gaunt of Belper with their remarkable roundabout hen. What was especially remarkable was the same hen won the same clubs Carentan race on 17th May when 152 members competed with 1502 birds.

This two year old hen was bred by Mr and Mrs Gaunts good friend Dean Skuse of Newstead a Master Fancier by anyone’s standards…

The bloodline is evidence that the method of pairing winners to winners, no matter what the bloodline is the best way to produce more winners. In Deans case the winning genes to breed this hen were down from only the best in the toughest competition..all were down from Dutch,German & Belgian National Ace winners and Olympiade Champions…

Sire of the hen is a son of Tennyson (G.Son Farah Diba 1st Dutch National Ace Long Distance for Marijke Vink) paired to Heidi (a sister to Champ 1st German National Ace & Carl 1st German Olympiade Champion for Andreas Drapa).  The son of Tennyson was paired to a daughter of Kannibal 710 (from Zidane x Agent Starling a brother and daughter of Kannibal 1st Belgian National Ace Midfond for Dirk van Dyke).

Dam of the hen is from a son of Deans renowned breeding cock Bank Robber (son of Ikon 1st Dutch National Ace Midfond and 1st Versele Laga World Champion Midfond) when he was coupled with his super breeding hen (From son Super Champion Orlando 1st Overall Olympiade Champion All Distances in South Africa for Co & Piet Verbree). The son of Deans Bank Robber was paired to a daughter of  Granger ( son Rocket 1st Dutch National Ace Sprint for Rinus Van Gastel) paired to Rani  (daughter of Magic Star 4th Dutch National Ace Midfond & brother to Natasha 1st Dutch Olymiade Champion at Basel).

Great fanciers …Great bloodline…Great hen…

Many congratulations to all involved.


North Midlands Continental Club

President: Steve Williams Chairman: Robert Cundy


108 Members Raced 907 Birds Liberated at 7.30 in a
Light North North East Wind on Saturday 21st June 2014

Competitor District Velocity

Mr & Mrs M & J Gaunt (S135) Belper 1314.34
G Purchase (S311) Lichfield 1286.20
Sheasby & Watson (S356) Lichfield 1254.74
B & S Stone (S377) Belper 1252.80
Mr & Mrs K Haslam (S166) Langley Mill 1248.80
Smith & Herrett (S362) Shirland 1245.91


North Midlands Continental Club
President: Steve Williams Chairman: Robert Cundy

PosSect-Pos Member District Ent Bird Desc Dist A F T Velocity Open Win Sect Win Total Pools

1 1S Mr & Mrs M & J Gaunt (S0135) Belper 32 2012H11209 B H 257/224 05:07:52 1469.92 £250.00 £200.00 £450.00 Gold Medal
2 2S Sheasby & Watson (S0356) Lichfield 10 2012B10771 B C 234/1362 04:43:36 1457.03 £150.00 £150.00 £300.00
3 1N M & A Sherwood (N0279) Sheffield 20 2012L34082 BWF H 279/1286 05:39:32 1450.01 £100.00 £140.00 £240.00
4 2N J R Woods (N0352) Barnsley 20 2012R02319 B H 296/1348 06:00:37 1448.39 £100.00 £100.00
5 3N B & C Brelsford (N0027) Woodhouse 18 2012N13407 B H 279/1272 05:40:55 1444.08 £70.00 £325.00