*This is ‘Daughter Minerva’ bred by Rik Hermans from ‘Propere 09 (Brother Propere Rik) when paired with his super race hen ‘Minerva’.

This hen ‘Daughter Minerva’ is turning into a really special breeder having bred six 1st Federation winners with three different cocks in four seasons. For Tim Atkins when paired to Propere 10 (Propere x Athena) she bred the father of  3 x 1st Feds and 2 x 2nd Feds (Beaten by Loft Mates) from an average of 1200 birds per race. For Price Brothers and Son when paired to ‘Chico’ (Hannibal x Genie) she bred the mother of *1st Fed Blandford 1823 birds *1st Fed Purbeck 1266 birds *1st Fed Purbeck 744 birds and *3rd Fed Portland 867 birds and now for Paul McCarthy when paired to ‘Storm Bird’ (Drum x Marita) she bred 1st Ulster Fed Kildare 1631 birds. ‘Daughter Minerva’ has got to be a real talent for the future.

A full sister to ‘Daughter Minerva’ is ‘Diamond Girl’ now owned by Mike Ganus and she is the mother of Blue Checker white flight Hen GFL18-207 winning the 1st Ace Bird in the Hoosier Classic One Loft Race 2018 and a total of $47,364.00 ! 


Had a message from Paul McCarthy to say he started the season with a great performance. First 5 in the club and 1,2,3,4,6 Ulster Fed against 1631 birds.

His first bird was bred from a son of ‘Storm Bird’ (Drum x Marita) and he is the sire of our 1st National NPO Criel from over 7,000 birds paired to ‘Daughter Minerva’ a direct Rik Hermans hen that is proving to be a bit of a star in the breeding loft very quickly. Dam of Paul’s winner was bred from ‘Warlord’ (Son Young Couple) paired to ‘Lady Luck’ (Daughter Lucky Luke of Dirk Leekens).

Second bird was from a son of ‘Hurricane Run’ (Son Young Couple) with ‘Carmen’ (Drum x Gerrie) the grandmother of Garry Inkley’s 1st NFC Young Bird National winner when paired to a Davy Calvin Hen.

Very well done indeed Paul and best of luck for the season.