New pairing for 2015. I call them my Florida Pair, as both of them have raced in the GHC and/or FSI.
Cock: AU 11 FSI 1166 “Makin’ It” – He is an AU Registered Champion having raced in the GHC for John Marles against very tough competition. He is line bred to the Perfect Cock, the product of an uncle x niece mating. A very high percentage of his siblings are equally good or better racers, as are his cousins, etc. Perhaps even more important, his siblings are breeding equally successful racers at high percentages. This tells me that this line is potent for racing and breeding, so my odds of reproducing the same are in my favor. To boot, he is a physically perfect specimen.
Hen: AU 12 GHC 1947 “Lucy in the Sky”- She is also a successful racer having also competed in very tough competition in the GHC and FSI for John Weeks. Four siblings in the same year scored and a sister was 14th Champion YB GHC club. She has proven herself to be statistically my best hen as a breeder so far. She has bred multiple outright club and combine winners and money winners for me and for others and multiple ACE birds while being mated to two different cocks. She shares the same blood as the cock mentioned above (1166).
They both have performance. Their siblings and successive generations have high performances. They are both line bred, although the hen a little more lightly than the cock. The hen is a proven breeder. They both are nearly identical in physical qualities. I have a hard time telling the two apart.
My expectations are, based on both performance and fairly tight genetics, is that they will breed clones of themselves. Check back with me in November and we shall find out!
This pair should produce some great racers, especially in the headwinds. Check out the results of “First Drop Don”, who was raced by Don Campbell of the IHC club in Cleveland. This bird was on the first drop of every race he was in, including a fifth race at 175 miles when Don had a clock malfunction and lost the race.
Also extremely noteworthy is the hen, Kastle Black, who is the ONLY child of Black National in North America. He was a fantastic and accomplished racer in headwinds for Les Morris in the UK before being bought by Mark Evans. Black National is already breeding winners.
Of course let’s not forget this pair. They were easily the best producers of 2014, including “First Drop Don” you see above. Just check out those results from their babies above. Wicked Strong is a grandson of Shadow and has Shadow in his pedigree 3 times. The Need to Know hen is a stunning grand daughter of Pre-Olympic, Lady of the Rings, Davina and Lord of the Rings.
We have more exciting pairs to share, including my Eisenhower cock who is mated to a daughter of Golden Gaby X Davina. We also have a direct son of the Perfect Pair who is mated to a grand daughter of Shadow/grand daughter Eisenhower. Check back and hopefully I’ll have those photos ready soon.