Emiel DeWeerdt of Kourtemark

 

By mirosalariosa

 

Imagine yourself riding your two-wheeled bike down a very old Belgium road about forty years ago. The ride you will admit is very unstable, shaky to say the least. Now try to carry with you four very, very valuable eggs in your pocket. How valuable you ask? They are worth approximately one month’s salary. Are you just a little hesitant to continue riding? I don't blame you. However, I know of someone who completed this ride and founded his family of famous pigeons with those eggs. The gentleman's name is EMIEL DeWeerdt of Kourtemark, Belgium. But, more about this infamous bicycle ride later in the article.

 

Right from the beginning of our discussion it was apparent to me that the success this loft has enjoyed is truly due to a team effort by the entire family.  Emiel reinforced this fact by always making reference to "us", "we", and "our" during conversations. 

 

BACKGROUND 

 

As I mentioned earlier some of Emiel's beginnings in the sport were rather original and the following anecdote just a trifle unorthodox.  When reminiscing about his first pigeons he told us that they were part of a wedding dowry. He received four pigeons from his father-in-law or as Emiel so affectionately states it," I got four birds and a beautiful blonde". All this took place in 1947.   

 

These four birds formed the basis of a family, which scored well at short distances.  They were exhausted after 300 km. In time, Emiel decided to take part in both the mid-fond and fond races. It was then when he made the decision that was to form the nucleus of the famous DeWeerdt Family of pigeons. He went to the top-winning loft, that year in and year out enjoyed success at all race points.  This loft belonged to Charles Van der Espt. In order to purchase from van der Espt. Emiel had to put aside his earnings as a clerk until he accumulated 5,000 Belgium Francs. This along with another 5,000 Belgium Francs from his father represented a month’s earnings.  The 10,000 Belgium Francs purchased him "Four Eggs".  That's right four eggs and we think our purchases today are expensive. It once again proves to us that if you want quality you will have to pay for it. These eggs he very gingerly drove home on his bicycle. This is the memorable ride that I mentioned at the beginning of the article. Only 3 of the eggs hatched but they were sufficient to produce Champions within two years. This was the beginning of a great career. In 1967 the decision was made to go back to van der Espt. For more. 

 

SELECTIONS

 

At the end of the season it was the practice that all three DeWeerdts, Emiel, Bernard and Freddy would scrutinize all of the young birds. 

 

They each rated every pigeon giving it a mark if they felt it should remain or a score of zero if it was to be culled. 

 

For a bird to remain it must have had at least two marks in other wards two of the three fanciers must have approved of the pigeon.  In this way there seemed to be an excellent check and balance and avoided any favourites that might otherwise be kept.  It also provided for a lot of dialogue, which definitely stimulates both interest and knowledge.  I dare say that most, if not all of us fanciers would benefit, if we were to have two excellent pigeon flyers to assist us annually with our culling. During the winter Emiel and his two sons, Fred and Bernard, decided on the next years matings. 

 

This was done on paper. When the birds became too closely related it was decided that they needed a viable cross. 

 

They chose Marcel Desmet who had pure Stichelbauts. Here they purchased two sisters, which they chose from twenty to twenty-five hens.  The sire of these hens was First Prize National Limoges and his sire was an International Winner at Barcelona. Before leaving, 

 

Marcel told Emiel that they had better take yet another sister, a very small blue pied. After a very short period this cross-proved to be outstanding, especially the very small blue pied.  Marcel had told Emiel that the "babies" which he referred to the very small ones, were the best for the long distance races.  

METHODS OF BREEDING  

 

I believe one of the highest compliments that can be bestowed on a fancier is to be asked to mate one's birds. Bernard DeWeerdt has been asked by fanciers to visit and actually mate their birds. One fancier paid Bernard's flight to England in order to benefit from his expertise in this area. The results were very good. I asked him what he considers when mating birds for others. Bernard said that he mates birds for others that are only from his, the DeWeerdt, stock

 

His reason for this is that you need the experience with the bloodlines. Bernard felt that you must know the "family of birds and the origin in order to mate them properly". 

 

The DeWeerdt's do not believe in close inbreeding (i.e.) brother to sister, and favour linebreeding. They have had good success with birds that are related back to their third or fourth generations

 

The colour of the birds has no bearing on the matings.  

 

They take no notice of the eye and have never paid attention to it when choosing mates. 

 

After winning First International Barcelona an eye sign expert told Bernard what bird to mate it to according to eye sign. Bernard did just the opposite with excellent results.  If a bird is a little on the large side they will try to choose a bird that is medium in size and build rather than another large bird or small one. 

 

In Belgium there are advocates of inbreeding, others of line breeding, and still the fanciers who believe in judicial crossing. If there was ever any doubt about this then a thorough reading of the newest book out entitled "THE ELITE" should rectify any discrepancies. 

 

The DeWeerdt's success has stemmed from linebreeding. When they do bring in a bird it has to fit their criteria. Generally, it has one parent as a DeWeerdt bird, and the other must be either a top racer in International competition, or a top breeder.    

 

The DeWeerdt family is in a very unique position in that their loft is among the top lofts in Belgium and therefore they may choose just what they are going to bring into their loft.  

 

They choose only the very best in Belgium when they consider it necessary to add new blood. 

 

Emiel and Bernard felt that to only cross pigeons would be very dangerous and very soon lead to disaster

 

You must have patience and really know the value of your own bloodlines

 

In the last twenty years they have only introduced three pigeons into their lofts. Even these introductions usually have DeWeedt bloodlines in them such as the hen from a brother of P. Lemahieu"s provincial winner (Limoges) when it was paired to a daughter of "Kristof" off their famous "Filip". 

 

The Results that this loft has compiled over the years is phenomenal and ranks them amongst the very top lofts in Belgium. In 1984 they were winners of the most coveted title, "West European Super Marathon" and First "Europe Cup". 

 

"What is the West European Super Marathon?" For this Marathon you must nominate two pigeons in the following long distance events; Pau, Barcelona, Marseille, and Perpignan.  Bernard told us that, "you must win top prizes with your nominated pigeon or you will not win". 

 

In 1984, they were 4th International Pau with their 1st Nominated pigeon,210th International at Barcelona with 1st Nominated pigeon,

120th Marseille with 2nd Nominated Bird, and 100th Perpignan with 1st Nominated bird. 

 

These results enabled them to win the West European Super Marathon. In 1987 they won General National Championship of Belgium KBDB. 

 

To enter the Marathon you pay an entry fee. There were 400 fanciers who participated in this championship. If you have the first nominated bird you get 400 points, with the second person getting 399 etc. There are sub-competitions, which again the DeWeerdt's did very well in. Emiel likes to see his birds "in the top one percent".  He also told me that his International and National winners are kept and that he resists all of the very tempting offers. This is a decision that he has never regretted. Interestingly enough I just finished reading an article on Andre VanBruane and he mentions that he should never have sold his International winner. Such are the decisions that one generally does not get a second chance at. 

 

This loft has many winners and top prize winning birds in both National and International races. 

 

 "Spiritus" is a real favourite and ranks among the very best in the world. Here are his results;   '77 he won 1st Club Cahors (234 birds), 12th National Cahors (4,372 birds), 1st Club Limoges (328 birds) 40th National Limoges (9,674 birds) And the next year '78 1st Prize National Cahors (4,101 birds), 23rd National Montauban.  

Due to the fact that Emiel races on the Natural system as well they have some outstanding hens in their lofts. "Anja" won 1st Hens Barcelona International and "Liesbet" won 1st National Barcelona in "81. 

 

PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS 

 

As we walked through the spacious lofts at Kortemark you could easily point to many "house -keeping" attributes that aid to their success. As in all top lofts, this loft kept about 6 to 8 birds where you could put 30 to 40 pigeons. 

 

The Widowhood cocks lofts were very well kept. The cocks were let out for two exercise periods a day and there seemed to be no specific time for these releases. 

 

The Natural hens would go out in the afternoon. 

 

Attention was paid to all of the happenings in the loft and there was nothing left to chance. For instance, when they set up a certain hen on youngsters for a race and her mate starts to look at her, he is then removed and possibly all of the other cocks. 

 

This reminds me of Vic Robinson's practice of taking all of the birds out of the loft with the exception of those that were chosen for the National. This must enhance the health of the other birds and aid in bringing top form. 

 

The Widowhood cocks generally only see their bowl before departing for the pannier.  

 

Yearling cocks will see their hens for the first few races.  The Natural birds are given a hopper and allowed to have access to feed all day. 

 

Extra corn is given to both the Widowhood and Natural birds before long (Fond) distance racing starts. 

 

The widow hens are kept in very spacious aviaries and fed a light mixture of barley with racing mixture. 

 

Their young birds are raced on many different methods. Due to the range of lofts many different practices can take place such as natural, semi-widowhood and perch. 

 

They also like young hens feeding small youngsters in the nest. Interestingly enough I just finished reading "Pigeon 86" and a number of the Belgian Young Bird National winners were raced to the nest in various nest positions. Also when I was interviewing pigeon fanciers in Detroit (U.S.A.) they mentioned to me that almost all of the winners in young bird racing are to the nest.  

 

The birds were very buoyant with an abundance of silky feathers. The wings were very supple. I noticed that all the Champions we handled in both Belgian and Holland 

 

Had very supple wings that opened almost by themselves and seemed to have an abundance of elasticity

 

The birds were small to medium in size. 

 

The eyes showed depth and the iris' were rich in colour with an almost "oil painting" look.  I had seen eyes with this depth in many of the lofts in the Steenbergen area of Holland especially P. Lazeroms and M. VanGeels. 

 

ADVICE TO BEGINNERS 

 

I asked the DeWeerdt's what advice they would give to a novice of today. 

 

Emiel said to,"Look for the man who is at the top of his country". If possible he felt that this person should have been a winner for the last "20-25 years" or as he said, "a lifetime". 

 

Emiel cautions the novice, "be careful of the new stars, for some are born and in two years are gone". 

 

Emiel felt it was imperative to visit the loft you have chosen and to study the background of the birds and the fancier’s methods. This should be a fancier who does well at all distances. 

 

Next, he suggested, you should ask to see not only his results, but also those of other fanciers who have performed well with his pigeons

 

 I was most impressed when Emiel shared "TWO HUGE SCRAPBOOKS" filled with testimonials and letters from fanciers all over the world who have enjoyed success with their family of pigeons. 

 

His next advice was," if you are ready to pay his prices, buy at least 4 pigeons to start with. Practice the methods of this fancier where possible," and Emiel feels that, "within three years the OLD MAN should be PROUD to say you are a CHAMPION". 

 

CONCLUSION 

 

In conclusion, I must say that visiting the loft of the DeWeerdt's was not only informative, but I was moved by their sincerity and honesty. I was left with the impression that, yes, there is a FUTURE IN RACING PIGEONS. 

 

This is a family of pigeons based on the very successful pure family of  Mrs Deweerdt & Sons of Kortemark, Belgium. It is worth mentioning to you that the old hens in this sale have flown two or more channel races as young birds and have only been very lightly bred from, if bred from at all, as they were paired to the widowhood cocks. They are only in the sale because their cocks are no longer in the racing loft so a good opportunity to purchase quality tested hens. Our family of birds have not only bred us a multitude of winning pigeons, but they have also bred successfully for many others. They have bred winners at the highest level, including International, National, Classic, combine and federations, plus club wins too numerous to list.  Some of the most well known names in our sport have achieved success with these birds. Stan Dangerfield (Scotts Boy), Harding Bros (Ashgrove King 1st NFC Pau), G & M Gilbert (The Narrow Cock), John Haynes (NFC OB ave 2005), Kevin “Kamikazi” Hitchcock, Mark Gilbert, Paul Kendall (Morning Glory), Witney and Reed (Court Out 1st CSCFC Pau), Bob Whittock to name but a few. "We have won all applicable NFC averages in the last 10 years, including the Gold Cup, NFC averages (twice), L.A.Baker trophy (best Ave. All races C, D, & G) winning it outright, 8 times in total, old bird ave. etc. best 2 bird Pau, best 3 bird Pau"

 

Lot 1. GB05N02395. Dark Cheq cock.

Sire BELG01-3250420, Emiel III, son of Emiel, 1 st Int. Bordeaux/Dax, sire of Mr Consistent, 5 the NFC 39th Int. Dax.

 

Dam GB99N00304 dam of 39th Int. Dax & was 28 the CSCFC Guernsey 3590b, sister to Nicholls 3 rd open NFC Pau, Twenty One & Fiddle. 00304 is a dtr of Three Fifty, 20 the NFC St Malo 9368b, 19 the WESRC Saintes 2488b, 3 rd section 11 the open BBC Nantes 1533b, 6 the section 65 the open NFC Saintes 4159b, 34 the BBC Bordeaux 1302b, 511 the Nantes Centenary 65000b x Gold Dust, dtr of Bulldog & Ashman's Hen, 6 x 1 st inc. 1 st section NFC Pau.  

Lot 2. GB05N02384. Dark Cheq Hen. 

 

Sire N27813, brother to JW 9 the NFC Dax from Titch, top racer & breeder, 1 st Plymouth, 1 st Plymouth, 7 the WESRC Plymouth, 3 rd section 34 the open NFC Pau, 146 the open NFC Pau, 246 the open NFC Pau, 35 the BBC Bordeaux, 83 rd CSCFC Nantes x 3253496 Miss Boris, dtr of Boris 38 the Int. Perpignan 16025b & dtr Ensor, 3 x Barcelona winner. 

 

Dam 01795 sisters to HBP 3 rd NFC Dax from Three-Fifty (see Lot 1) x Miss Emiel, dtr of Emiel 1 st Int. Bordeaux.

 

 

Lot 3. GB05S78034. Dark Cheq cock.

 

Sire 27879 9 the section 49 the open BICC Saran 2727b from 3248174 Sylvester II son of Sylvester 4 the Int. Dax 14507b x 00499, dam of winners, dtr of Nicholls 3 rd open NFC Pau & 00435 sister to 1 st section NFC Sartell.

 

 

Dam 27806 17 the section 532 nd open NFC Forgers from Magnus II sire & g.sire of winners, son of Magnus 19 the Int. Dax 7194b, 36 the Int. Perpignan 12367b, 33 rd Int. Dax 12808b x 01309, dtr of Twenty One, excellent racer/breeder.

 

 

 

Lot 4. GB05N02398 Dark Cheq hen.

 

Sire N27916 from N76797 Day Break, NFC Certificate of Merit Award winner, 2 nd sec 6 the open CSCFC Pau 1317b, 59 the CSCFC Nantes 3153b, 12 the sec 35 the NFC Pau 3941b, 185 the CSCFC Cholet 3810b, 9 the sec 92 nd open NFC Pau 4085b, 126 the BBC Nantes 3158b, 12 the sec 35 the open NFC Dax 742b x 15630 sister to Farm Boy 7 the Euro Diamond Ace Pigeon 04.

 

 

Dam N27952 sister to Jumpy 7 the NFC Saintes & Wriggler from 3299293 Bernie brother to Zaina 370 the Int. Barcelona 24908b, 130 the Int. Perpignan 12367b x 00527 Miss Thurso, dtr of Thurso 2 x 1 st WENRC Thurso, brother to Ashgrove King 1 st open NFC Pau.

 

 

 

Lot 5. GB05N02394. Dark Cheq hen. Full-sister to Lot 1.

 

 

 

Lot 6. GB05N02396. Dark Cheq cock.

 

Sire 27928 son of 56483 son of Legend 1 st Int. Dax 2003 for Brian Sheppard x 01398 sister to Farm Boy from Emiel II son of Emiel 1 st Int. Bordeaux/Dax 9493b & dtr Bartalli 78 the Int. Barcelona & 256 the Int. Perpignan x Miss Kedir.

 

 

Dam 27901 sisters to Farm Boy 7 the NFC 475 the Int. Dax, 3 rd NFC 12 the Int. Dax.

 

 

 

Lot 7. GB05N02382 Dark Cheq hen.

 

Sire 01302 Jumpy 4 the sec 7 the open NFC Saintes 4225b, 263 rd NFC Tarbes from Bernie brother to Zaina 370 the Int. Barcelona 24908b, 130 the Int. Perpignan 12367b x 00527 Miss Thurso, dtr of Thurso 2 x 1 st WENRC Thurso, brother to Ashgrove King 1 st open NFC Pau.

 

 

Dam 01796 sisters to HBP 3 rd NFC Dax from Three-Fifty (see Lot 1) x Miss Emiel, dtr of Emiel 1 st Int. Bordeaux.

 

 

 

Lot 8. GB05N02375 Dark Cheq hen.

 

Sire 01420 334 the NFC Nantes 8112b, 39 the sec 253 rd CSCFC St Malo 4488b from Emiel II x Miss Kedir, sire & dam of Farm Boy 7 the NFC 475 the Int. Dax, 3 rd NFC 12 the Int. Dax.

 

 

Dam 01738 from Twenty One 1 st Plymouth 3620b, 111 the NFC Saintes, 52 nd BBC Nantes 2235b, 145 the NFC Saintes 5470b, 4 the sec 40 the open NFC Pau, sire of 1 st sec 2 nd open BBC Sennen Cove, brother to Nicholls & Fiddle x 3306070 Miss Masahiko dtr of Masahiko the sire of Magnus.

 

 

 

Lot 9. GB05N02392 Dark Cheq hen.

 

Sire 01406 Half Blood Prince 29 the WESRC Saintes 1804b, 2 nd sec 3 rd open NFC Dax 688b from Three Fifty (see Lot 1) x Miss Emiel, dtr of Emiel 1 st Int. Bordeaux.

 

Dam 01443 sisters to Farm Boy 7 the NFC 475 the Int. Dax, 3 rd NFC 12 the Int. Dax.

 

 

 

Lot 10. GB05N02374 Cheq hen.

Sire 01416 Wriggler 1 st BICC Falaise 2464b, 1 st HLFC 11 the sec CSCFC Cholet 693b, 16 the WESRC Saintes 1804b, 2 nd sec 5 the open NFC Dax 688b, brother to Jumpy 7 the NFC Saintes, from Bernie x Miss Thurso (see Lot 4).

 

Dam 01707 dam of Miss Dax, from Twenty One 1 st Plymouth 3620b, 111 the NFC Saintes, 52 nd BBC Nantes 2235b, 145 the NFC Saintes 5470b, 4 the sec 40 the open NFC Pau, sire of 1 st sec 2 nd open BBC Sennen Cove, brother to Nicholls & Fiddle x 3306070 Miss Masahiko dtr of Masahiko the sire of Magnus.

 

Lot 11. GB00N00453. Cheq hen. Dam & g.dam of prizewinners.

 

Sire Nicholls 2nd Weymouth 3671b, 2nd sec 4th CSCFC Bergerac 1083b, 3rd Weymouth 1565b, 1st sec 3rd open NFC Pau 3817b, 9th sec 87th open NFC Pau 4524b, 14th sec 47th CSCFC Bergerac 1157b, brother to 21 & Fiddle.

 

Dam 00435 sister Royal Blue 1st sec NFC Sartell from son of Ashgrove King 1st NFC Pau x Diana 1st sec NFC Sartell by 30 minutes.

 

Lot 11 GB00N00453

Lot 12. GB05N02386 Slatey Blue cock. Brother to JW 9 the Open NFC Dax from Titch, top racer & breeder, 1 st Plymouth, 1 st Plymouth, 7 the WESRC Plymouth, 3 rd section 34 the open NFC Pau, 146 the open NFC Pau, 246 the NFC Pau, 35 the BBC Bordeaux, 83 rd CSCFC Nantes x 3253496 Miss Boris, dtr of Boris 38 the Int. Perpignan 16025b & dtr Ensor, 3 x Barcelona winner.

 

 

 

Lot 13. GB05N02371 Dark Cheq hen.

 

Sire 00381 Fiddle 60 the BICC Herstal 1760b, 149 the CSCFC Cholet 3810b, 268 the NFC Nantes 10150b, 108 the NFC Dax 742b, 366 the NFC Pau/Saintes 2770b, 141 st NFC Dax 582b, 1 st sec 2 nd BICC Perpignan, 2 nd sec 9 the BICC Pau, 1845 Int. brother to Nicholls & 21, from Three Fifty x Gold Dust (see Lot 1).

 

 

Dam 00453 from Nicholls 2 nd Weymouth 3671b, 2 nd sec 4 the CSCFC Bergerac 1083b, 3 rd Weymouth 1565b, 1 st sec 3 rd open NFC Pau 3817b, 9 the sec 87 the open NFC Pau 4524b, 14 the sec 47 the CSCFC Bergerac 1157b, brother to 21 & Fiddle x 00435 sister Royal Blue 1 st sec NFC Satilly from son of Ashgrove King 1 st NFC Pau x Diana 1 st sec NFC Sartell by 30 minutes.

 

 

 

Lot 14. GB05N02370 Cheq cock. Brother to Lot 13.

 

 

 

Lot 15. GB05N02353 Cheq hen.

Sire 15518 Farm Boy 7 the Euro Diamond Ace Pigeon 04, 190 the NFC Saintes, 7 the sec 49 the BBC Nantes 3158b, 56 the NFC Saintes 4453b, 2 nd sec 7 the NFC 475 the Int. Dax 19420b, 17 the sec 132 nd Open NFC Pau, 2 nd sec 3 rd NFC 12 the Int. Dax 17526b from Emiel II (see Lot 6) x Miss Kedir, dtr of Emiel 1 st Int. Bordeaux.

 

Dam 3243395 Ibana from Iban 6 the Euro Diamond Ace Pigeon 04, 57 the Int. Dax 19420b, 1 st prov 4 the nat 10 the Int. Perpignan 17570b, 179 the Nat Bordeaux 7490b, 616 the Int. Dax 17625b, sister to Joan 10 the Int. Barcelona 25815b x 3227304 DT of Magnus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lot 16. GB05N02380 Slatey blue cock.

 

Sire 20776 Titch, top racer & breeder, 1 st Plymouth, 1 st Plymouth, 7 the WESRC Plymouth, 3 rd section 34 the open NFC Pau, 146 the open NFC Pau, 246 the NFC Pau, 35 the BBC Bordeaux, 83 rd CSCFC Nantes.

 

 

Dam 3253496 Miss Boris, dtr of Boris 38 the Int. Perpignan 16025b x dtr Ensor 3 x Barcelona winner. Boris is a g.son of Emiel 1 st Int. Bordeaux.

 

Lot 17. GB05N02307 Cheq Pied hen. Sire 31321 Twenty One 1 st Plymouth 3620b, 111 the NFC Saintes, 52 nd BBC Nantes 2235b, 145 the NFC Saintes 5470b, 4 the sec 40 the open NFC Pau, sire of 1 st sec 2 nd open BBC Sennen Cove, brother to Nicholls & Fiddle, from Three Fifty x Gold Dust (See Lot 1). Dam 61692 Marcia from 11211 Southfields Supreme, Van Elsacker-Jepson, 1 st NFC, 1 st Open Int. Dax 17526b for Mark Gilbert, 16 the L&SECC La Ferte Bernard 2561b, 4 the L&SECC Yearling Derby Tours 2001b, 21 st BICC Falaise 2690b x 3250419 dtr of Emiel 1 st Int. Bordeaux/Dax.

 

 

 

Lot 18. GB05N02387 Dark Cheq cock. Sire JW 26 the NFC Saintes 4225b, 11 the WESRC Saintes 1804b, 4 the sec 9 the open NFC Dax 688b from Titch x Miss Boris (see Lot 2). Dam 01837 sister to Inbred Magnus 13 the NFC Saintes 4225b from Magnus 02 x 15668, dtr Magnus II x Miss Masahiko.

 

 

 

Lot 19. GB05N02368 Cheq cock. Sire 52654 Invincible Double, double g.son of Invincible Spirit. Dam 3250872 Miss Magnus from Magnus 4 the nat 19 the Int. Dax 7192b, 36 the Int. Perpignan 12367b, 33 rd Int. Dax 12880b, 329 the Int. Perpignan 17574b, 128 the Int Dax 11807b x 3321441 dtr of Kedir 34 the Int. Dax 11807b, 78 the Int. Dax 12880b, 143 rd Int. Perpignan 16025b, son of Kedir Senior 317 the Int. Marseille 15,586b.

 

 

 

Lot 20. GB05N02358 Cheq cock. Sire 3227125 Magnus 02 sire of Inbred Magnus 13 the NFC Saintes 4225b & son of Magnus x 3321441 (see Lot 19). Dam 01310 Miss Somserset, 1 st Somerset Cup NFC YB Falaise from Twenty One x Miss Masahiko (see Lot 8).

 

 

 

Lot 21. GB05N02359 Cheq Hen. Brother to Lot 1.

 

 

Lot 22. GB05S78029 Cheq cock. Sire 01385 50 the BICC Falaise 2464b, 47 the sec 1229b 423 rd NFC St Nazaire 8696b from Young Nicholls, son of Nicholls 3 rd 0pen NFC Pau x 01738 from Twenty One x Miss Masahiko (see Lot 8). Dam 01347 from 01731 Mr Consistent 96 the BBC Nantes 3158b, 493 rd NFC Nantes, 446 the NFC Saintes 4453b, 50 the WESRC Saintes 1632b, 5 the NFC 39th Int. Dax 17526b x 01784 from Emiel II x Miss Magnus from Magnus 4 the nat 19 the Int. Dax 7192b, 36 the Int. Perpignan 12367b, 33 rd Int. Dax 12880b, 329 the Int. Perpignan 17574b, 128 the Int Dax 11807b.

 

 

 

Lot 23. GB05S78035 Dark Cheq cock. Sire 27849 5 the sec 42nd BICC Saran 2727b from 01826 brother to HBP 3 rd NFC Dax x 01810 sister to 39th Int. Dax, g.dtr of Emiel 1 st Int. Bordeaux/Dax. Dam 01834 sister to Inbred Magnus 13 the NFC Saintes 4225b from Magnus 02 x 15668, dtr Magnus II x Miss Masahiko.

 

 

 

Lot 24. GB05S78039. Dark w/f cock. Sire 00354 Little Stan 1 st MNHS 5 the WESRC Saintes 1632b, 113 the NFC Saintes 4225b, 13 the sec 125 the BICC Saran from Scott's Boy 1 st Open NFC Saintes for Stan Dangerfield, the line of John & August x Gold Dust dam of Nicholls, Twenty One & Fiddle, dtr of Bulldog & Ashman's Hen, 6 x 1 st inc. 1 st section NFC Pau. Dam 01395 from Emiel III, son of Emiel, 1 st Int. Bordeaux/Dax, sire of Mr Consistent, 5 the NFC, 39th Int. Dax x Miss Magnus (see Lot 19).

 

 

 

Lot 25. Dark Cheq cock. GB05N02356. Brother to JW 9 the Open NFC Dax from Titch, top racer & breeder, 1 st Plymouth, 1 st Plymouth, 7 the WESRC Plymouth, 3 rd section 34 the open NFC Pau, 146 the open NFC Pau, 246 the NFC Pau, 35 the BBC Bordeaux, 83 rd CSCFC Nantes x 3253496 Miss Boris, dtr of Boris 38 the Int. Perpignan 16025b & dtr Ensor, 3 x Barcelona winner.

 

Lot 26. Cheq Hen. GB03N01383. Sire 02262 Morning Glory II from Paul Kendal's Morning Glory twice 2 nd Open NFC Pau. 1st sec 2 nd NFC Pau 3941b, 1 st sec 2 nd open NFC Pau 4085b, 10 the sec 82 nd open NFC San Sebastian 5564b, 2 nd sec 188 the open NFC Sennen Cove 5642b, 5 the sec 128 the BBC Nantes 2618b, 15 the sec 122 nd BBC Nantes 2995b from a son of Holloway Boy 1 st NFC Pau & sister Ashgrove King 1 st NFC Pau x 3286982 dtr of Magnus 19 the Int. Dax 7194b, 36 the Int. Perpignan 12367b, 33 rd Int. Dax 12808. Dam 01710 sister to HBP 3 rd NFC Dax from Three Fifty (see Lot 1) x Miss Emiel, dtr of Emiel 1 st Int. Bordeaux.

 

Lot 26

Lot 27. GB02N01831 Dark Cheq hen. Sister to Lot 1.

 

 

 

Lot.27.

Lot 28. GB02N01811 Dark Cheq hen. Sister to Lot 1 & Lot 27.

 

 

 

Lot.28

Lot 29. GB01N15642 Cheq hen. Sire BELGE98-3266147 Magnus II sire & g.sire of winners, son of Magnus 19 the Int. Dax 7194b, 36 the Int. Perpignan 12367b, 33 rd Int. Dax 12808b x 3313367 dtr Marco. Dam BELGE98-3306070 Miss Masahiko dtr of Masahiko the sire of Magnus. Masahiko won 256 the nat Cahors 9043b, 386 the nat Montauban 7352b, 373 rd Int. Perpignan 12367b, son of Emiel 1 st Int. Bordeaux/Dax 9493b.

 

 

 

Lot.29

Lot 30. GB98J86867. Dark Cheq hen sister to "Nicholls" "21" and "Fiddle".Sire Three Fifty, 20 the NFC St Malo 9368b, 19 the WESRC Saintes 2488b, 3 rd section, 11 the open BBC Nantes 1533b, 6 the section, 65 the open NFC Saintes 4159b, 34 the BBC Bordeaux 1302b, 511 the Nantes Centenary 65000b. Dam Gold Dust, dtr of Bulldog x Ashman's Hen, 6 x 1 st inc. 1 st section NFC Pau. Bulldog a superb racer & breeder, 1 st sec 33 rd NFC Pau 4502b, 8 the NFC Nantes 10508b, 69 the NFC Nantes 10032b, 123 rd NFC Nantes 10573b, 16 the CSCFC Rennes 2878b, 22 nd CSCFC Rennes 3422b, 30 the CSCFC Rennes 3574b, 12 the WESRC Guernsey.

 

 

 

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Lot 31. GB05N02322 Cheq hen. Sister to Lot 20.

 

 

 

Lot 32. GB05N02323 Cheq hen. Sister to Lot 20 & Lot 31.

 

 

 

Lot 33. GB05S78023 Cheq cock. Sire 01421 52 nd BICC Falaise 2464b, brother to Farm Boy (see Lot 6). Dam 01821 from Twenty One x Miss Masahiko (see Lot 8).

 

 

 

Lot 34. GB05N02376 Chequer cock. Sire 01351 Toegon 184 the NFC Saintes 4225b, 27 the BICC Falaise 2464b, 45 the WESRC Saintes 1804b, 152 nd NFC Dax from 01766 6 the Glos Fed Exeter from Magnus II & Miss Kedir x 01730 4 the HLFC Guernsey, nest brother to Mr Consistent 39 the Int. Dax from Emiel III. Dam 01330 3 rd Portsmouth from 15659 brother to HBP 3 rd NFC Dax x 15630 sister to Farm Boy.

 

 

 

Lot 35. GB05S78027 Chequer cock. Sire 01442 4 the Cherbourg brother to JW 9 the NFC Dax from Titch x Miss Boris (see Lot 2). Dam 01739 2 nd Glos Fed West Bay, sister to Miss Somerset, 1 st Somerset Cup NFC YB Falaise from Twenty One x Miss Masahiko (see Lot 8).

 

 

 

Lot 36. GB05S78021 Dark Cheq cock. Sire 27941 brother to Farm Boy 7 the NFC 475 the Int. Dax, 3 rd NFC 12 the Int. Dax. Dam 27897 from Twenty-One (see Lot 1) x 01443 sister to Farm Boy.

 

 

 

Lot 37. GB05N02389 Cheq cock. Sire 01337 65 the NFC Saintes 4225b, 28 the BICC Falaise 2464b, 7 the sec 31 st NFC Dax from 01799 g.dtr Nicholls 3 rd open NFC Pau x 01720 from Magnus II & Miss Kedir. Dam 01425 sister to HBP 3 rd NFC Dax from Three Fifty (see Lot 1) & Miss Emiel, dtr of Emiel 1 st Int. Bordeaux.

 

 

 

Lot 38. GB05N02383 Dark Cheq cock. Brother to Lot 7.

 

 

 

Lot 39. GB05S78037 Cheq hen. Sire GB03N01469 2 nd club 22 nd sec 197 the open CSCFC St Malo 4488b, 7 the sec 45 the BICC Saran 2727b, 12 the sec 227 the NFC Messac 3792b from 01844 son of Farm Boy x 01736 g.dtr of Nicholls 3 rd open NFC Pau. Dam GB03N01437 from 3250420 son of Emiel 1 st Int. Bordeaux Dax & sire of Mr Consistent 39 the Int. Dax x Miss Magnus from Magnus 4 the nat 19 the Int. Dax 7192b, 36 the Int. Perpignan 12367b, 33 rd Int. Dax 12880b, 329 the Int. Perpignan 17574b, 128 the Int Dax 11807b

 

 

 

Lot 40. GB05N02360 Dark Cheq cock. Brother to Lot 1.

 

 

 

Lot 41. GB05N02390 Dark Cheq cock. Sire GB03N01476 from 01826 brother to JW 9 the NFC Dax from Titch, top racer & breeder, 1 st Plymouth, 1 st Plymouth, 7 the WESRC Plymouth, 3 rd section 34 the open NFC Pau, 146 the open NFC Pau, 246 the NFC Pau, 35 the BBC Bordeaux, 83 rd CSCFC Nantes. Dam GB02N01721 from Magnus II (see Lot 3) x Miss Kedir (see Lot 34).

 

 

 

Lot 42. GB05N02369 Cheq hen. Sire Magnus II sire & g.sire of winners, son of Magnus 19 the Int. Dax 7194b, 36 the Int. Perpignan 12367b, 33 rd Int. Dax 12808b. Dam GB04N27864 Miss Pau 1 st club 13 the WESRC Minstead 6562b, flew Pau Int. as a yearling from 01329 103 rd NFC Saintes 4225b x Miss Somerset, 1 st Somerset Cup NFC YB Falaise.

Dam of lot 42

 

 

Lot 43. GB05S78038 Dark Cheq cock. Brother to Lot 24.

 

Lot 44. GB05N02361. Cheq hen. Sire BELG02-3248174 Sylvester II son of Sylvester 4 the Int. Dax 14507b & g.son of Zaina 370 the Int. Barcelona 24908b, 130 the Int. Perpignan 12367b. Dam Miss Emiel dtr of Emiel 1 st Int. Bordeaux.

 

Lot 45. GB05N02397 Cheq cock. Brother to Lot 4.

 

 

 

Lot 46. GB05N02357 Dark Cheq cock. Brother to Lot 20.

 

 

 

Lot 47. GB05S78031 Cheq hen. Sire GB04N27873 2 nd club 38 the WESRC Fareham 5189b, 4 the sec (only 4 on day) 57 the BICC Tours 2051b from Titch x Miss Boris (see Lot 12). Dam GB02N01813 sister to Inbred Magnus 13 the NFC Saintes 4225b from Magnus 02 x 15668, dtr Magnus II x Miss Masahiko.

Lot 48. GB05N02367 Cheq cock. Brother to Lot 17.

 

Lot 49. GB05S78036. Dark Cheq cock. Brother to Lot 23.

 

 

Lot 50. GB05S78022 Dark Cheq cock. Brother to Lot 36.

 

Lot.51.GB04N27904. Cheq hen. Sire GB03N56483 Little Legend son of Legend 1st Int. Dax 2003 for Brian Sheppard x g.dtr of Jingles, NFC Certificate of Merit winner, 6th open Pau 5070b, 33rd open Pau 4992b, 34th open Pau 5482b. Dam GB03N01938 sister to Farm Boy 7th NFC 475th Int. Dax, 3rd NFC 12th Int. Dax.

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Lot.52.GB04N27877. Cheq hen. Flew Pau International as a yearling. Sire Morning Glory II from Paul Kendal’s Morning Glory twice 2nd Open NFC Pau. 1st sec 2nd NFC Pau 3941b, 1st sec 2nd open NFC Pau 4085b, 10th sec 82nd open NFC San Sebastian 5564b, 2nd sec 188th open NFC Sennen Cove 5642b, 5th sec 128th BBC Nantes 2618b, 15th sec 122nd BBC Nantes 2995b from a son of Holloway Boy 1st NFC Pau & sister Ashgrove King 1st NFC Pau. Dam GB02N01721 dtr of Magnus II x Miss Kedir, the dam of Farm Boy. Magnus II sire & g.sire of winners, son of Magnus 19th Int. Dax 7194b, 36th Int. Perpignan 12367b, 33rd Int. Dax 12808. Miss Kedir from Kedir 34th Int. Dax 11807b, 78th Int. Dax 12880b, 143rd Int. Perpignan 16025b, son of Kedir Senior 317th Int. Marseille 15,586b x 3306043 dtr of Jochen 61st nat Perigueux 5739b.