*From left to right: Mr Ogasawara, Mr Uchiyama, Peter, Tadashi Shimamura, Jan Hermans (Riks Dad) and Mr Sirai.

We had a recent visit from Jan Hermans (Riks Dad) with Tadashi of Champion Trade Company , Tokyo and his friends…

Mr Uchiyama who is second left is the owner of ‘De Jeu’ and ‘Simply The Best’ were the Sire and Dam of our very good breeding cock ‘Waalre’ before they were shipped to Japan. I was surprised to learn that Mr Uchiyama had not coupled them together in his own loft, but this is not really surprising as he has one of the greatest collection of Marathon Champions in Japan or probably the World, so he is spoilt for choice.

I look forward to a return visit in Tokyo soon.