This is a mating I have been thinking about for some time to retain the best winning genes we have.
As Stormbird is now fourteen years old and has never missed fertilizing an egg, I mated him to a younger hen for the first round of the year to establish if he was still fertile and thank goodness he is.
We then paired him to Foxy Lady and she laid in seven days and then we had to wait. I am very pleased indeed that both eggs are fertile so now they will be underset to another pair.
I attach a copy trial pedigree that demonstrates why I need to retain this bloodline. Apart from being great individuals themselves, their ancestors are National Aces, Olympiade Champions and world renowned performers without exception.
‘Drum’ was one of the best breeders of his generation and his nest sister was 1st Dutch National Ace Fond from the ‘Kleine Dirk’ a double NPO National winner and ‘Kannibaal’ 1st Belgian National Ace Midfond lines.
‘Marita’ was bred by Flor Vervoort and is a sister to ‘Het Aske’ an Olympiade Champion in Levien. ‘Het Aske’ was bred from a son of the legendary ‘Fieneke 5000’ an Olympide Champion in Blackpool when she was coupled to a grandson of two more Olympiade Champions. Mother of ‘Het Aske’ was bred from ‘Panatani’ of Guido Loockx winner of 1st National Bourges and an Olympiade Champion himself .
‘Apollo 8’ was bred from a son of ‘Rocket’ 1st Dutch National Ace Vitesse when he was paired to ‘Mary Kate’ a daughter of ‘Casanova’ 1st Dutch National Ace Midfond coupled to a daughter of ‘Topo’ 1st Dutch National Ace Midfond.
‘Moonshine’ was bred from a son of ‘Figo’ of Reynaert 1st National Bourges winner when he was paired to a daughter of our ‘Young Couple’ from a ‘Picanol’ and ‘Wittenbuik’ father and a daughter of ‘Kannibaal’ of Dirk Van Dyck 1st Belgian National Ace Midfond.
Mother of ‘Moonshine’ is a daughter of ‘Drum’ when he was coupled with another daughter of ‘Kannibaal’.
This is our method…pedigree loading of winning genes of the very best at the highest level of competition.