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Burton S D Fed Yeovil 29-05-18




Saturday May 19th saw 123 members send 2103 birds to Yeovil, it was another warm sunny day with hardly a breath of wind, what wind there was came from the easterly quarter. The Somerset race point and the slight east in the wind proved very profitable to the western side lofts in the fed, with Hill Ridware filling their boots. The birds were liberated at 09-30 into a light NE wind.

Congratulations to Dougie Nesbitt & Sons on taking 1st & 2nd fed on 1573; 1569; both Belgian rung Leo Heremans hens, the winner was also their first bird the week previous taking 4th club out of Kingsdown. She was followed by the hen that took 7th open MCC out of Portland, well done Dougie


Taking 3rd and 5th Fed were the ever present Mr & Mrs Ken Lycett, having a great season so far. Their first on 1565 was a yearling De Meyer x Vandenabeele hen, the sire is “Tarzan” a full brother to Tony & Lee Painters “Van Persie”, the dam is nest sister of “Champion Eddy”. She was followed by another yearling hen on 1563; a Gaby Vandenabeele, her sire is “Super Frank” the direct son of “Pale Rider” and presented back to the Rugeley lofts by Davis, Wright & Sons, he has bred birds to win 20 x 1st including 1st fed!! The dam is another Gaby, this time bred by the Gordon Bros of Northern Ireland, she’s a full sister to “Lone Rider” who won 2 x 1st combine on the bounce.

Mr & Mrs Jim Whitehouse took 4th & 10th fed on 1564; 1544; the first a 2yo hen bred out of John Sheasbys “One Eyed Cock” lines, she also bred last year’s winner of 1st Hill Ridware open race. This loft also took 6th & 7th fed the week previous out of Kingsdown, nice one Jim, and they call you “Westerly”!!!  

J.L & K Madgin were 6th fed on 1561, and R & G Jones & Batt took 9th fed on 1550, these were the best 8 Ridware birds.  Breaking the Ridware strangle hold was the top Stretton loft of Alan Brassington, Alan’s birds have made a perfect start at club level winning 5 out of 5, and he followed up his 2nd; 3rd; and 4th fed out of Kingsdown with a 7th & 8th Fed out of Yeovil on 1555; 1553; with his best two current cocks “Ernie” and “T3”, both 2yo de Meyer x Soontjen.


Around the clubs,

Starting at Stretton, 17 sent 308 and Alan Brassington continued his perfect start to the season, winning his fifth race on the bounce. Alan was 1st & 2nd on 1555; 1553; some 4 minutes clear.  Ron Dakin & Son were 3rd on 1513 with a yearling grizzle hen out of Ron Tilts Alwyn Paddy stock. Pete & Jackie Cox were 4th on 1512 with a 2yo blue cock.

At Birch Coppice, 13 sent 251 and Elmore & smith took the red card on 1536 with a yearling cuester cock. John Craven was 2nd on 1524 with a 3yo cock; John Gilbert 3rd on 1516.8 with a yearling Lambrecht x Wildie, and Rob Horton took 4th on 1516.4 with a yearling hen.

At The Brackens, 6 sent 51 and Mr & Mrs Paul Todd took the first three on 1500; 1498; 1466; all hens. Jason Phillips took 4th on 1427 with his good Spink & Barks yearling hen.

At Osmaston Park, 14 sent 229 and John & Steve Hicks took top spot on 1513 with a yearling De Klak cock. Dave Waddington was runner up on 1498 with a 2yo Soontjen cock out of “The Bat”. Mick Stone took 3rd and 4th on 1497; 1495; both Ceuleman cocks.

At Winshill, 7 sent 60 and Jim Parker & Son took the red card on 1516 with a 2yo CWL Heremans cock. Jim Ottewell was 2nd & 4th on 1492; 1469; both Camphius Cocks, and Melv Willis was 3rd on 1473 with a yearling mealy CWL cock.


At Etwall, 13 sent 205 and Alan & Liz Houldsworth had a clear winner on 1518. Dave Williams & Son were 2nd on 1488, and Alan Peach took 3rd & 4th on 1477; 1475; the first bred by Cliff Sanders, followed by a Roland Jansenne.


At Hill Ridware, 13 sent 268 and details of the leading birds appear in the above fed report.

At The Nelson, Sid Wincup & son took 1st & 4th on 1537; 1521; both hens. Mick Harvey & Son were 2nd on 1531 with a 3yo Vandenabeele x syndicate loft cock, he won twice in 2017 and has now been 2nd club three weeks on the bounce!  Davis, Wright & Sons were 3rd on 1523 with a yearling Vandenabeele x van Reet cock, his sire won 9 x 1st  including taking 3rd fed Messac and 4th fed Carentan.

At Swadlincote Town, Davis, Wright & Sons took home the red card on 1528 with a 2yo Vandenabeele hen; this was her third win on the trot, having won the Nelson Club the two previous weeks. Her sire is out of Jonge Bitjer & Garbo, her dam from Golden Gaby & Band of Gold. Trevor & Gary Collins were runners up on 1524 with a 2yo cock and Mr & Mrs Alan Stretton took 3rd & 4th on 1521; 1511; with a 2yo cock and a 3yo hen.





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