Meet some of the homing pigeons in Kastle Loft that are the basis for our breeding and race team. Click on a photo to see a pedigree if one is available. 2013 brings a seismic shift in our breeding program that will impact us for years to come. We have introduced ten new birds from the M & D Evans Vandenabeeles. Among them is a direct son of the world-famous Eisenhower, the #1 breeder for Myrtle Lofts of England. We will be breeding from multiple line bred grandchildren of Shadow and all of our birds will be influenced by the great Wittenbuik. Other greats in our birds will be Rolls Royce, Jester & Carrie, Benetton, Saffron, Devon, Nationaal Fideel & Belle, and The Perfect Pair.
M & D Evans Vandenabeele Hens
Lucy in the Sky – AU 2012 GHC 1947 – Destined to be a foundation hen for Kastle Loft, this is a hen bred and flown by John Weeks of the Gulf Coast Homing Club. In her first year breeding for us, she had an Ace bird and multiple equal firsts against as many as 500 birds. Lucy finished 6th FSI band race vs. 432 birds and 119th vs. 2051 birds GHC Classic. Four 2012 siblings scored and lasted the season for Weeks, and a sister, #2, was 14th Champion YB GHC club and 9th in the FSI band race. Pure performance and down from Golden Gaby, Queen of Diamonds, Carrie, Wittenbuik, Limoges and Shadow (via The Perfect Pair).
Lovely Rita – 2012 AU IHC 5734 – 100% M & D Evans. Grand daughter of Benetton, Lady Eisen, Rolls Royce and Super Girl 310. Great grand daughter of Champion Shadow and Wittenbuik. She raised 7 babies with two cocks in her first year and every one has shown tough grit to get home when others have not. She is destined to be a foundation hen for Kastle Loft.
Michelle My Belle – 2012 IHC 5772 – Inbred to the famous super-couple Nationaal Fideel and Belle. This darling little hen is a granddaughter of the world-famous Rolls Royce, and her sire is a full brother to Rolls Royce. Her first babies will race for us in 2014.
Dear Prudence – 2013 Dblj 17 – This is a beautiful recessive opal hen who is down from the greats: Eisenhower, Shadow and Jester and Carrie on both sides. Her sire is a multiple diploma and money winner in the Up North Combine flying for the Valente & Marles lofts. Her dam is a grand daughter of the famous Jester and Carrie. Dear Prudence will have babies racing for Kastle Loft in 2014 and we hope her beautiful color will show again in some of her babies.
Double Black Widow x Aviator
2011 AU TCL 20 – This is Widow’s 20, my double grand daughter of Black Widow and Aviator from Timber Creek Lofts. She is a beautiful, streamlined bird who, when crossed with my son of Kannibaal’s Gold in 2012, produced my biggest win of the year: A top 10% money winner in the Gulf Coast Classic. Flying in old birds, Kastle 11 finished at impressive 2nd place for handler Jim Combs in a 150-mile race 1084 birds.