This very disrupted season has at last started. Our great breeding cock ‘Propere Rik’ has proven himself once again as a really proponent sire of winners with various hens. His offspring have started the season where they left off last season…at the very top.

Peter Embreghts Theunis the Dutch Champion messaged to say the descendants of ‘Sun’ a hen we gifted a few seasons ago has continued the winning ways into a further generation. ‘Sun’ was bred direct from ‘Propere Rik’ and ‘Athena’s Best’ a daughter of the Rik Hermans super hen ‘Athena’. She was coupled with Peter’s foundation cock ‘Super Rossi’ and bred several good offspring with probably the best being  ‘Athena’s Rossi’  NL17-3715027 a checker Pied Hen. This young hen won 9 early prizes in 9 races and won 1st Ace Youngbird in the Westhoek Federation from over 250 members , 1st Provincial Ace Pigeon Brabant 2000 against 1,900 members and 53 clubs and 5th Dutch National Ace Young Bird 2017….

This hen ‘Athenas Rossi’ was coupled to another of Peters top performers ‘Warrior’ and bred ‘Athenas Warrior’ a yearling hen that won top ten provincial last year from over 8,000 entries and started her yearling campaign with a 1st prize against 1,026 birds.

Tim Atkin called to say his 1st and 2nd Warwickshire Federation winners also winning his two clubs from Bath against 1842 birds were a brother and sister from different years both bred from his super son of Propere Rik  x Eleven (Hannibal x Genie). He was paired to a direct daughter of Danny Van Dyck’s famous Kanon that was himself bred from a son of Rik Hermans Propere. This top pair have now bred winners into double figures and are still a young pair.

The Hillingdon Hell-Raiser’ Gary Inkley phoned to say he flew his first race  in his new club ‘The Lambert’ from Exeter last Saturday winning 1st against 664 entries. He also took 3rd and 4th for good measure. His winner is a yearling checker Pied Hen bred in the purple. Her sire is a son of Propere Rik x Stella (Drum x Genie) and her dam is a daughter of War Drum x Sister Blue Baron. What a great start.

Many Congratulations to all involved.