Last Saturday Phil and Neil Bates (aka The Chip Shop Boys) scored once again at National level in a very tough Maidstone race with the Welsh South East N.F.C. winning 1st,2nd and 3rd North Section.
This race was a really tough affair with many losses and big gaps between arrivals.
The first North Section winner was bred from a pair of yearlings that Phil and Niel purchased at out Blackpool Auction in January of this year. So that is a great start for a couple with the first youngster bred from them scoring well.
The father is GB13V28796 bred from ‘Bronco’ a son of Rik Hermans famous ‘Cowgirl’ the Belgian Bourges National winner and Olympiade Champion when he was paired to ‘Alicia’ a daughter of Gerard and Bas Verkerks ‘Bulldozer’.
The mother is GB13J42125 a daughter of our ‘Propere Rik’ a cock that is making an immediate positive impact on our own breeding loft and he is a son of Rik and Jan Hermans basic breeder ‘Propere’. Mother of GB13J42125 is ‘Athenas Best’ once again bred by Rik Hermans from his incredible ‘Athena’ one of the greatest modern day racing hens and now becoming a renowned breeder.
Many congratulations once again to two fantastic pigeon fanciers…