Yesterday the Gilford fanciers Rafferty and Towman won 1st NIPA Young Bird National from Talbenny when 297 members sent 2616 birds.

The winner ‘Magical Jen’ was bred and raced by Rafferty and Towman from a pair obtained from Geoffrey Douglas and we are very pleased to say they are 100% Syndicate Lofts bloodlines.

Sire of the winner is from a son of Amadeus (Direct son Di Caprio) x Ivy (Daughter Safier Couple Leo Heremans) paired to a daughter of Bronco (Son Cow Girl of Rik Hermans) with Naomi (Daughter Hannibal with Doran mother Johannesburg,Mystique of John Crehan and the Syndicate Cock of Leach Brothers)

Dam of the winner was from the same son of Amadeus x Ivy when he was paired to a daughter of Alonso (Son Safier Couple Leo Heremans) with Astrid (Daughter Favorite Couple Leo Heremans).

A great winner of a great race with a youngster bred in the ‘Purple’.

Geoffrey Douglas also scored 8th Open in the same race with a youngster bred from a son of King Kanon (Direct son of Kanon Danny van Dyck) x Centrefold (Atilla x Little Star) . Dam was from the well respected loft and bloodlines of John Wheatcroft.

Many congratulations indeed to all involved.

A grandson paired to a granddaughter of Amadeus bred 1st NIPA Talbennt Young Bird National for Rafferty and Towman yesterday..he is a direct son of the renowned Di Caprio raced by Heremans Ceusters and owned by Dirk van Dyke were he has become a legendary breeding cock…

Ivy bred the grandsire and grand dam of yesterday’s 1st Open NIPA Young bird National from Talbenny for Rafferty and Towman…she also bred the Sire of:
‘Foxy Ali’ (Geoffrey Douglas)
*1st Open NIPA Yearling Cocks
Nat. Rosscarberry 359 sent 1728 cocks
*1st Overall Yearling National 3259 birds.
IVY bred the Sire of :
‘Super Mario’ (Garry Inkley)
*1st Section 1536b
2nd Open BICC Alencon
National 4914 birds.
*1st Sect 265 b
3rd Open NFC Cholet
3395 birds.
Ivy is direct from the ‘Safier Couple’~
Full sister of ‘Dubbel Aske’ winner of:-
1st Asduif Midfond Union Antwerp 2008
1st Asduif Midfond Zuiderkempen 2008
1st Asduif Midfond Nat. ‘Superduif’ 2008