BURTON & SOUTH DERBYSHIRE FEDERATION.
AT LAST, OUR BIRDS GET DECENT WEATHER FROM THE CHANNEL.
Saturday June 23rd saw yet another double header weekend for our members, with the third channel race from Messac and Frome the inland race. Looking at the decreasing birdage and listening to the members views, I would say that four channel races is one too many? There is not a lot of recuperation time for the birds, with a channel race every other week. I know the first two Carentan races were challenging, with time in the basket and late liberation times, one must not over-look that the inland racing has also been difficult? It will be interesting to see the birdage for Ancenis?
MR & MRS GRAHAM EVANS 1ST FED MESSAC.
It was nice to see the Messac birds given their freedom early for a change, the 351 birds were liberated at 07-00 into a light N.E. wind, turning light N.W. here at the home end, but there was a touch of South once the birds hit the English coast for a little help, to be fair, there was not a lot to hinder the birds weatherwise? Once again though there were plenty of empty perches at nightfall, it’s difficult to understand when the leading birds make it look a good race? Congratulations to fed secretaries Graham & Eleanor Evans on taking 1st fed with a 2yo Cheq WF hen on 1353, pooled all the way across the sheet to win £424.90. The sire was off Terry Fearn and Dave Harrison stock, the dam a Wildemeersch. This hen topped the Tamworth fed out of Carentan earlier this season and was 2nd in the Midland Amal, hence the kisses across the sheet. Runner up was Stan & H. W. Hall of Osmaston park on 1349 with a 2yo hen.
GRAHAM EVANS 1ST FED MESSAC 2018
Mr & Mrs John Dowd of the Bulls Head were 3rd fed on1345 with a 3yo hen. Mr & Mrs Trevor Collins & Son were 4th & 6th fed on 1343; 1332; the first a yearling van Reet x Lambrecht hen winning £1-60 pools, she is a daughter of “The Good Hen”. She was followed by a 4yo NWHU hen pooled to win £217-50, she was bred by Tom Whitehead of Preston, she was 2nd fed Carentan and federation channel bird of the year in 2017.
JOHN & PAMELA DOWD
Litherland, Bailey & Harrison of Appleby Magna were 5th fed on 1342 with a yearling Buscheart cock. F & T Salt Bros & Son of the Bulls Head were 7th fed on 1327 with a yearling cock pooled to win £52.50. R & G Jones & Batt of Hill Ridware were 8th fed on 1313 with a 3yo van Elsacker hen, pooled to win £147.50.
Mick & Neil Harvey were 9th fed on 1308 with a 2yo cock and Brian Winston of Birch Coppice was 10th fed on 1304 with a 2yo Buscheart cock pooled to win £139.50.
Other pool winners were; Geoff Buck & Son £38.50; Ted Jackson £19.50 and Brian Ayre £1.00. Total pools paid out £1042.50
AROUND THE CLUBS,
At Stretton, 8 sent 32 and a big well done to Ronnie Dakin & Son, Ron timed in a yearling cock bred by Mr & Mrs Jim Whitehouse & Son of Hill Ridware, to take 1st club on 1245, this cock was purchased at the fed breeder buyer sale.
RON DAKIN, WINNER OF 1ST MESSAC AT STRETTON
Alan Brassington was runner up on 1170 with “Wendy” his 3yo cock out of the Peter Fox bloodlines, Alan was also 4th on 1004 with the sire of “T3”, a Soontjen x Peter Fox.
Jim & Matt Parker were 3rd on 1156 with a 2yo Macaloney x Curtis, Wall & Lunt cock.
At Birch Coppice, 8 sent 40 and Brian Winston makes it a hat trick of channel wins, timing in a 2yo Buscheart cock to take top spot on 1304, well done Brian. Ted Jackson was 2nd & 3rd on 1267; 1197; with a 5yo cock and a 2yo hen out of his channel family. Lyndon Rowland & Partner were 4th on 1144 with a yearling cock.
BRIAN WINSTON 3 X 1ST BIRCH COPPICE OVER CHANNEL 2018
At Winshill, 4 sent 16 and congratulations to Andy Wood on taking top spot with a 2yo Jansenne x hen on 1215. Jim & Matt Parker were runners up on 1156 with a 2yo Macaloney x Curtis, Wall & Lunt cock and Melv Willis took 3rd & 4th on 889; 883; the first a yearling mealy Curtis; Wall & Lunt cock followed by a 2yo Huybrecht x hen.
At The Nelson, Mr & Mrs Trevor Collins & son took the top two spots on 1343; 1332, the first a van Reet x Lambrecht hen; then a van Reet hen highly fancied, two good birds these Trevor & Gary!! Mick Harvey & Son were 3rd on 1309 and Sid Wincup & Son were 4th on 1277.
At Etwall, 8 sent 32 and Dave Williams & Son took 1st & 2nd on 1248; 1204; the winner a Jansenne bred by Alan Peach. Mick Leszczyszak was 3rd on 1204 and Steve Billings 4th on 1198.
At Osmaston Park, 13 sent 60 and S & H W Hall were 1st & 3rd on 1349; 1180; both 2yo hens, good winner that Stan. J & D Coote were runners up on 1289 with a 4yo Soontjen x Cock, L & D S Johnson were 4th on 1135 with a 3yo hen.
Over at Hill Ridware, Richie & Gordie Jones & Chris Batt took 1st, 3rd, and 4th; the winner on 1313 a van Elsacker hen followed by two off Steve Price stock. Spink & Barks were runners up with a hen off Alan White x Jansenne stock; she won Carentan this year and Ancenis last year.
At Swadlincote Town, Mr & Mrs Trevor Collins & Son took 1st & 3rd on 1343; 1332; with the same two birds as at The Nelson. Litherland, Bailey & Harrison were runners up on 1342 with a Buscheart and Mick Harvey & Son took 4th on 1308.
A GREAT RACING DAY OUT OF FROME SEES ROB HORTON
EDGE A TIGHT FINISH TO TAKE 1ST FED.
92 members sent 1114 birds to Frome which were liberated at 09-00 in a light N.W. wind. Birch Coppice lofts took the top five fed positions.
Congratulations to Rob Horton of the Birch Coppice Club, Rob edged a thriller to take 1st fed on 1446 with a 2yo Van Den Bulk cock.
ROB HORTON 1ST FED FROME
Club mates Elmore & Smith rattled three yearling Cuester cocks over the pads in a blink of an eye to take 2nd; 3rd; 4th club and fed on 1445.4;1445.0; 1449.8; bad luck Alan and Dean
ELMORE & SMITH WITH MICKEY LENNON
John Craven was 5th fed on 1440 with a 3yo cock. You can’t keep Doug Nesbitt & Sons quiet, this week sees them follow up their recent 4 x 1st feds with a 6th & 7th fed on 1437; 1435.6; the first a yearling Belgian rung Heremans cock, followed by another Belgian rung, this one a 2yo Heremans hen. Clubmates R & G Jones & Batt took 8th fed on 1435.2 with a yearling cock off I & B Jones stock and Spink & Barks were 9th fed on 1434 with their brilliant 4yo Jansenne de Bruin hen “95”.
Trevor & Gary Collins got the best bird into South Derbyshire, a 2yo syndicate lofts cock; the sire on loan from Pete Watson, he was good enough to take 10th fed on 1429.
GARY & TREVOR COLLINS.
AROUND THE CLUBS,
At Stretton, 12 sent 131 and Jim & Matt Parker did the clean sweep taking the first four in the club on 1420.5; 1420.1(2); 1419; the winner a yearling CWL/Drapa/Heremans cock, a grandson of “Thor” and “Shelby”. Runner up was a CWL/Drapa hen, a granddaughter of “Thor”; third a CWL hen, she has won 2 x 1st this season, she is a daughter off their good Derek Flowers hen “Welsh Gem 89”. Fourth was a CWL/Drapa cock, great flying lads?
At Birch Coppice, 8 sent 113 and the first four were also top four in the fed and appear in the above report, one point to note, the yearling cock that was 3rd club also took 1st & 3rd club the two previous weeks for Alan and Dean.
At Winshill, 5 sent 40 and Jim Parker & Son took the top two spots on 1391 (2), the winner a yearling CWL/Drapa/Heremans cock, a grandson of “Thor”; “Shelby” and “Miss Magic”. Runner up was a 2yo CWL/ Heremans hen. Jim Ottewell was 3rd & 4th on 1382; 1374; Jim timing a yearling Camphius x Van Reet cock, followed by a 2yo Camphius cock.
At The Nelson, Clive Yates took 1st & 2nd on 1416; 1409. Sid Wincup & Son were 3rd on 1406 and Mick Harvey & Son 4th on 1403.
At Etwall, 11 sent 128 and Mr & Mrs Tony Whitehurst got the winner on 1393. Alan & Liz Houldsworth were 2nd & 3rd on 1388; 1380; and Alan peach took 4th spot on 1379 with a Roland Jansenne.
At Osmaston park, 13 sent 116 and Mick Stone took the top two spots on 1413; 1411; both Ceuleman cocks. Dave Waddington was 3rd on 1410 with a yearling grandson out of “the bat”, and John & Steve Hicks took 4th on 1404 with a 2yo de Klak Cock.
Finally, at Swadlincote Town, Mr & Mrs Trevor Collins & Son took top spot on 1429 with a 2yo Syndicate Lofts cock.
Debbie Fearn was runner up on 1416 with a 2yo cock off “Hideaway” x “Bomber” lines. Davis, Wright & Sons were 3rd on 1408 with a yearling van Reet x Vandenabeele hen, the sire is “Ingot”; the dam a daughter of 31616 x Hession van Reet. Mr & Mrs Alan Stretton were 4th on 1406 with a yearling cock.
I’d like to correct an error on my part, in my last report I said that Spink & Barks great little hen “95” had won 7 x 1st fed, in fact she’s won 7 x 1st, including 1 x 1st fed and was federation inland bird of the year in 2017. Apologies once again.
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