Burton & South Derbyshire Federation.
Best race of the YB season out of Honiton, sees Davis, Wright & Sons take 1st fed as Swadlincote Town dominate.
Saturday September 11th saw 38 members from 8 clubs enter 488 birds for the penultimate race of the season from Honiton. For a change the birds had a westerly wind, which helped them considerably, and there’s no doubting this was the best race of the young bird season, with most lofts having 100% returns. Alys cut the strings at 10:00, and unsurprisingly the leading birds were found in the south Derbyshire lofts, with the leading birds exceeding 1600ypm.
Congratulations to Davis, Wright & Sons of Swadlincote Town on topping the fed on 1635 with a cheq pied hen out of “Best Kittel Junior” lines x Staf van Reet. They followed up by taking 10th fed on 1624 with a blue hen; her sire was a son of “31616” x with a daughter of Tony & Lee Painters “Van Persie”. Her dam is one of their original Staf van Reet; she is a multiple prize winner and dam of many winners.
Malc & Mike Wright DAVIS, WRIGHT & SONS 1ST FED HONITON
The Swadlincote town members filled the top 11 positions in the fed and 12 out of the top 13; with M. Harvey & Son loft 2 taking 7 of the top 11; Neil was 2nd; 3rd; 4th; 6th; 7th; 8th; and 11th on 1634.4; 1634.2; 1634.0; 1633.90; 1633.5; 1633.0; 1624.7.The first 6 timed in an 8 second blitz were; a Cuester x Stefaan Lambrecht cock; Mark Williamson x Jo Gaunt hen; two hens off Jo Gaunt x Cuester and two hens off Jo Gaunt stock.
5th & 9th fed on 1633.93; 1628; were Mr & Mrs Trevor Collins & Son with a cheq hen off Chris Parker which is out of a pair from Alan Newton; these being Van den Bulk Blauwe Leo lines x Jansenne De Klak. Then a blue premier stud hereman cuester cock out of their good hen “21”.
Trevor Collins Gary Collins
The top 10 were separated by just 62 seconds.
Around the clubs,
At Stretton, 6 sent 73 and Ray & Jean Grimsdell made it back to back wins with the same Willy Thas x Brian Denney cheq hen, she won a close finish recording 1590. This hen has won 3rd; 1st; 1st club in 3 consecutive races.
The ever present Phil Whetton was runner up on 1589 with a blue Lambrecht hen.
Phil Bourke took 3rd spot on 1569 with a cheq cock off Mr & Mrs Lycett stock; the sire was off the “Well Ard” Leo Hereman lines from the Gordon Bros; the dam of the M/M Lycett “Relentless” the best daughter of champion “Eddy”.
Ray & Jean Grimsdell were back again in 4th spot on 1564 with a Willy Thas cock.
Over at Hill Ridware, 3 sent 49 and D. Nesbitt & Sons took the first four on 1594; 1588.6; 1588.2; 1588.0; the winner a Jos Cools cock, with his nestmate taking the runners up spot. These were followed by two Leo Heremans.
At Swadlincote Town, 7 sent 1112 and Davis, Wright & Sons took top spot on 1635 with a cheq pied hen; the sire is from the “Best Kittel Junior” lines; the dam is a Staf van Reet, she is a winner of 7 x 1st club, 1st fed kingsdown plus 3 x 7th fed. She is also dam to the lofts 1st fed winner out of Hullavington ob earlier in the season.
Mick Harvey & Son loft 2 filled the next 3 spots on 1634.4; 1634.2; 1634.0; the first a Cuester x Stefaan Lambrecht; followed by a Mark Williamson x Jo Gaunt then a Jo Gaunt x Cuester.
At Osmaston Park, 4 sent 46 and the Shenton Bros took the top two positions on 1593; 1592; the winner a slatey hen off stock originating from the Mr & Mrs Childs & Son of Stretton and Mr & Mrs John Dowd. That’s the 3rd win for the lads this YB season; pushing stan hall right to the end.
S & H. W. Hall were 3rd & 4th on 1591; 1568; Stan timing in a blue cock and a blue pied hen; both off birds from Mr & Mrs Dave Stone of Nether Heage Windmill View lofts.
At Etwall, 6 sent 59 and Alan Peach took 1st; 2nd; and 4th on 1558; 1542; 1531; the winner a cheq hen bred off a breeder buyer bird from Pete & Shirley Harrison. Runner up was a grizzle Roland Jansenne hen; she was followed by a blue Delbar cock.
Steve Billings was 3rd on 1533 with a blue hen.
At Holbrook, 6 sent 87 and Mr & Mrs Dave Stone took top spot on 1607 with a blue wf cock, taking 12th fed.
12th Fed for Dave Stone
Kev Matthews was runner up on 1590 with a dark cock. Brian & Sue Stone were 3rd on 1572 with a pied cock and Trevor Jennings was 4th on 1561 with a blue wf hen.
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