Burton & South Derbyshire Federation.
Pete & Jackie Cox in fine form out of Yeovil (1).
Saturday June 20th saw 9 clubs send 1852 birds to Yeovil (1); after the rain around the racepoint and the Bristol area cleared, the birds were liberated at 11-30 in a SSW wind. the birds romped home, with many whizzing past their lofts; a lot of fanciers have also said their fancied birds were behind? As in recent weeks, it wouldn’t be a race without some rain about, and again some birds arrived home after hitting rain, which was probably active around the end of their flight? Congratulations to Pete & Jackie cox of Hatton, flying at Stretton FC they took 1st fed on 1930 with a yearling Vandenabeele cock out of stock from Ann Smith of Ashbourne. 2nd fed on 1918 was D Nesbit & Sons of hill Ridware with a yearling Leo Hereman hen, she was 2nd Hullavington this year and won the fed b/b in 2019. 3rd fed on 1904 were Spink & Barks, also of Hill Ridware, they timed in a yearling hen bred by Peter & Sandra shaw, the dam a Manderlatz from Andy Hyden, dam of multiple winners. 4th & 5th fed on 1897; 1895; was Clive Yates of the nelson sr. the first a 3yo Wildie hen; followed by a yearling dark cheq cock, a grandson of Shaun McDonough’s “Magic Pie” when paired on to a mark gilbert cock. 6th fed on 1890 was T & D Fearn of Swadlincote town, Debbie timed in a 2yo Lambrecht hen, bred by Mr & Mrs Trevor Collins & Son, and purchased in the club breeder buyer, winning the main race. she only had one race as a yearling and was sent sitting 8 days. 7th fed on 1889 was Jim Parker & son of Stretton with a 2yo Leo Hereman cock out of their brilliant Curtis, Wall & Lunt stock. Pete & Jackie cox of Stretton were not content with topping the fed, they came back for more, timing in three cocks in 5 seconds to take 8th; 9th; and 10th fed on 1884.7; 1884.2; 1883.5; the first a 5yo out of Ann Smith Vandenabeele x Alan Brassington stock; then a 3yo the same way bred, and finally a yearling out of john Sheasby stock. well done Pete, a tremendous performance.
Around the clubs,
At Stretton, 10 sent 236 and the first 5 all appear in the fed top ten report above.
At Osmaston Park, 18 sent 299 and Mr & Mrs Paul Todd took 1st & 4th spots on 1842; 1811; both Lambrecht cocks. Dave Waddington was runner up on 1830 with a 2yo cock off Alan Brassington. john & Steve hicks were 3rd on 1817 with a 4yo black pied Lambrecht x Busschaert cock.
At Etwall, 9 sent 167 and Mr & Mrs Alan Houldsworth were well clear, taking 1st & 3rd on 1839; 1721.7. The winner a 2yo cock off a Ralph Jepson cock x with a Lambrecht hen, he was followed by a Hereman Ceusters cock. Alan Peach was 2nd & 4th on 1734; 1721.2; the first a broken bird off Dave Williams & son; followed by one bred by Ray & Jean Lees, a fed breeder buyer bird.
At Swadlincote Town, 14 sent 327 and Debbie Fearn was well in front, timing in a 2yo Lambrecht hen bred by Mr & Mrs Trevor Collins & son, on 1890. Melv Willis was runner up on 1841 with a yearling Soontjen cock, the sire off Pete Wain. This cock was pooled all the way, nice one Melv. Davis, Wright & Sons were 3rd & 4th on 1826; 1825; the first a yearling blue cock, the sire a Vandenabeele x Vandenheede, the dam a Vandenabeele x van Reet, a daughter of “31616” she has a 1st fed Portland and a 3rd fed kingsdown on her c.v. Their second arrival was a 4yo Van Reet x de Meyer cock; his sire is a multiple fed prize-winner and has bred a 1st fed winner. The dam is from Tony & Lee Painter of Willenhall and is a daughter of “Kev’s Boy”.
At The Nelson SR, Clive Yates took 1st; 2nd & 4th club on 1897; 1895; 1858; the first a Wildie hen; followed by a Mark Gilbert x Shaun Mcdonough cock; then a 2yo hen off a grandson of Mike Ganus “Mona Lisa” when paired to a mark gilbert hen.
D Nesbit & Sons
Over at Hill Ridware, 12 sent 265 and D Nesbit & Sons have made a tremendous start to the season, Mark took 1st; 3rd and 4th club on 1918; 1876; 1853; the winner a yearling hereman hen, she won £667 plus two gold medals in the fed breeder buyer in 2109, and was 2nd club Hullavington earlier this season. She was followed by a 2yo Leo Hereman hen, fed bird of the year in 2019. Mark’s third arrival was yearling mealy Van den Bulk hen; she won Hullavington this year and was bred by Bert Hodgkiss. Runners up on 1904 were Spink & barks with a yearling hen bred by Pete & Sandra shaw, containing the best Manderlatz of Andy Hyden.
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