GB22N44564 the double Federation winning yearling cock of R.Stokes and Son.


R.Stokes and Sons of Clee Hill, Shropshire are once again having a tremendous season. This is a real ‘Pigeon Fancying Family’ that achieves top results year after year in Federation and National racing.

I recieved a report from Dave Stokes detailing ome top performances this season so far. On the 7th May 2023 they won . First and second in the Shropshire Federation race from Bath against 1462 birds.

The winner is a yearling cock has now topped the Shropshire Federation twice and has a very bright future.

His sire GB16Z67176 was bred by Brian Clennan and Leach Brothers from GOLDRUSH a super breeding son of ZABEL and DORAN that was purchased from Jack Walker of Hedensford’s clearance sale and has bred plenty of top performers over the years.  GOLDRUSH is a full brother to Leach Brothers renowned foundation cock THE SYNDICATE COCK.  Dam of 16Z67176 is RIO GOLD the nest sister to WAR DRUM and herself a brilliant breeding hen. Brian Clennan bred from RIO GOLD for Thomas McLoughin and Sons who fly in the Finglas RPC Dublin 1st Irish South Road Fed Skibbereen Open in 2015 against 4,202 birds and she was the dam of their 1st Section F, 1st Open Irish South Road Fed from Skibbereen old birds 2021 against 3500 birds.

RIO GOLD is also the dam of 1st Club, 1st East Cleveland Federation,1st Section 7 , 2nd Up North Combine approx 18,500 birds, 2nd NEHU Open approx 26,000 birds from Eastbourne for Brian Clennan’s friends Sayers Brothers of Skiningrove.

Dam of the Federation winning cock was bred through our ZELDA hen the nest sister to JUNIOR being the last two children of our YOUNG COUPLE.

On 17th June 2023 R.Stokes and Son win 1st Heart of England Federation from Wemouth against 1485 birds. Sire is from or old basic cock GRANGER the son of ROCKET when he was paired to PERFECT LADY a dughter of MARIO x SIMPLY PERFECT (Drum x Agent Starling).  The dam was bred from a son of the Stokes’s great breeding son  bred by us from ULTRA 95 paired with ZELDA.

Dam of the Weymouth winner was their own  Busschaert hen that  won 10x1st and 1st Heart of England Fed Messac, and is nest mate to The 15 cock a winner of 3rd MNFC 8900 birds, 12th MNFC 7100 birds and 1st Shropshire fed 1900 birds.

Quite simply tried and tested winning lines raced and selected to breed even more winners. That has got to be the best breeding plan!

On  20th May 2023 they scored provisional 6th Section J with a top 40 open finish from the National Flying Club Fougeres race against 5691 birds. This bird was bred from a son of OUTLAW paired to GEORGINA a daughter of our YOUNG COUPLE and she bred for  G.W. & P. Macaloney direct children to win *1st Otterburn 2195 birds *1st Otterburn 5174 birds *1st Newark 5198 birds *1st Otterburn 7491 birds *1st Hexham 8593 birds *1st Hexham 8944 birds *4th Kelso 7332 birds *4th Lancaster 2245 birds *14th Kelso 7081 birds and she is also granddam to ‘Dura’ raced by Alex Blyth to win 1st West Section S.N.F.C. Eastbourne 2011.
Dam of the provisonal 6th Section winner was a hen from The Stokes’s own tried and  tested family created over the years.

Outlaw one of the best we have ever owned.


Then on 17th June 2023 they won provisional 5th Section J and another top 40 finish from the National Flying Club Race from Nort Sur Erdre against over 3000 entries.

This one was bred from a brother to FOXY LADY bred by Steve Price and the dam is a granddaughter of the famous GEELOOGER via Paul Astbury.

Many congratulations on some top results once again.