Yesterday was the final of the Derby Arona One Loft Race in Tenneriffe.

We was very pleased to receive the news that the father of 5th prize in the final won by Team Wye View Lofts was bred by Stuart Wilcox from his good Chris Hebberecht cock paired to a direct daughter of our super breeding cock ‘Waalre’ when he was coupled to ‘Miss Hermans’.

There was almost 4000 birds entered into the race with 309 being basketed for the final and on a very tough day indeed only 50 or so were home on the day.

Once again the ‘Waalre’ blood comes to the top. He really is a cock that breeds for any distance.

Waalre…Our outstanding Long Distance breeding cock…  A cock with a fantastic pedigree …super handling qualities…and a terrific breeding record at the highest level for many fanciers all over the country .  His talent is to breed fast maturing  birds that win at the distance. Stamina and speed even as youngsters!!

A partial breeding record for ‘Waalre’…
*Grandsire of P Bates and Sons 1st Welsh SE National Lillers
*Grandsire of 1st North Section Welsh S.E. National Ypres
*Grandsire of 1st North Section Welsh Combine &  2nd North Section Welsh SE National Kinzweiler
*Grandsire of E.Higginbottoms 1st Section K,  10th Open NFC Falaise Y.B.National
*Gransire of Nick Adsheads good cock
* 213th Open NFC Fourgeres 8,579 birds
* 87th Open NFC Messac 6,997 birds
*739th NFC Ancensis 5,577 birds
*33rd Open NFC Saintes 555 miles 3,726 birds
*Grandsire of Mr and Mrs Stones ‘Crakerjack’
*13th BBC Fourgeres ’13
*13th BBC Countances’15
* 44th NFC Guernsey’15*
*59th BBC Fourgeres ’14
*141st BICC Guernsey’15
*Grandsire of 1st Sect.MNFC Carentan                                                                                                                        *Grandsire of Brooks Brothers and Wilcox 8th Open BICC Poitiers 1,807 birds in a very tricky race..

And many more at all distances!!