*This exceptional quality blue checker two year old hen has everything we are all looking for…beauty..pedigree and top results in the best competition…

I recentley recieved the good news that the very tough Carentan race in the Midlands C.C.Club was won with a quite exceptional hen raced by Mr and Mrs P.Shaw , of Wolverhampton and bred by Mrs Eileen Whitehead from County Durham from a pair of pigeons bred by ourselves containing the very best of our original multiple performance bloodlines ….

Congratulations   to all invloved and many thanks to Mr Rigby of Telford for his collation of information detailed below


Details of Blue Cheq Pied Hen GB14 V xxxxx

Bred by Mrs E Whitehead of Lanchester Durham and purchased as a Young Bird by Mr & Mrs Peter Shaw of Wombourne, Wolverhampton.

She is of 100% Syndicate lofts bloodlines, her Sire being an inbred Grandson of ‘The Young Couple’ ( ‘Golan’ x Kannibaal Princess’) whilst her Dam is an inbred Granddaughter of Joop Koch’s ‘Favorite Son’ (‘Favorite 644’ x ‘Lurgan Belle’).

As a YB she crossed the channel twice (Carentan). Both of these races were completed in good time but out of the prizes.

In 2015, as a yearling, she completed five channel crossings, three times with the Midland National, once with the Wolverhampton Federation and once with the Gloucester Federation. She attained the following prizes and awards.


Midland National Carentan 1st SouthWest sec, 761 bds 17th Open, 8,888 bds 225 mls vel 1265
Carentan 1st SW Sec Y’ling Classic, 144 bds 6th Open Yling Classic, 969 bds 225 mls vel 1265
Midland National Ancenis 7th SW Sec, 745 bds 21st Open, 5610 bds 359 mls vel 1502
Ancenis 3rd SW Sec Yrlg Classic 78 bds 6th Open Yling Classic, 479 bds 359 mls vel 1502
Midland National Carentan 60th SW sec, 1125 bds 187th Open 8350 bds


For the above, she was ranked 1st Ace Pigeon (Middle distance) in the South West section and 2nd Ace Pigeon (Middle distance) in the open.

She also accumulated 3 x Club wins and a 2nd place being beaten by a loftmate with which she arrived. She was also 17th Wolverhampton Federation Fourgeres against approx 1200 bds.

In 2016, she was brought out into the race team late and after a very brief preparation was entered in the Midland Continental Classic race from Carentan. The classic birds were convoyed on the same transporter and liberated with the Worcester & District Federation birds. The birdage for the Classic was approx 1100 and for the Federation approx 1600 (approx 200 of these were duplicated) making a combined convoy of approx 2500 birds. Liberated at 0610 into a NorthEasterly wind she took 1st place in the Classic with a velocity of 1184. The 2nd place bird in the classic and Federation winner achieved a velocity of 1162 giving her a lead over the entire convoy of 6 ¾ minutes.