1st M.N.F.C. Nat 5,103 birds
1st M.N.F.C. Nat 7,791 birds
1st U.N.C. Nat 17,366 birds
1st N.F.C. Nat 10,148 birds
1st B.I.C.C. Nat 3,461 birds
1st M.N.F.C Nat 4,154 birds
1st M.N.F.C. Nat 4,753 birds
1st U.N.C. Nat 14,701 birds
1st N.I.P.A. 12,229 birds
1st N.I.P.A. 5,243 birds
1st N.F.C. Nat 7,000 birds
1st N.F.C. Nat 5,977 birds
1st N.F.C. Nat 8,535 birds
1st U.N.C. Nat 10,143 birds
1st M.N.F.C. Nat 12,921 birds
1st N.I.P.A. 24,000 birds
1st N.I.P.A. 16,200 birds
1st M.N.F.C. Nat 4,756 birds
1st M.N.F.C. Nat 4,716 birds
1st F.C.I. Int: Nat 6,940 birds
1st M.N.F.C. Nat 4,080 birds
1st U.N.C. Nat 10,601 birds
1st M.N.F.C. Nat 8,406 birds
1st U.N.C. Nat 7,312 birds
1st B.I.C.C. Nat 6,590 birds
1st U.N.C. Nat 5,434 birds
1st S.N.F.C. Nat 4,472 birds
1st B.I.C.C. Nat 4,315 birds
1st S.N.F.C. Nat 4,767 birds
What a great start to the 2012 racing season (Up dated)
1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 17th Open
Welsh South East National Folkestone 1,228 birds
What great flying this is. The honour of 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th North Section and 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 17th Open National went to the very well known Elwyn Jones, E O Jones from Mostyn. This is Elwyn's second 1st Open National winner of the season. Both the 1st & 2nd Open winners contain the M & D. Evans bloodlines. 1st Open bred down from "Jester" x "Carrie". Full breeding details on the other birds to follow.
1st Open London & South East Classic Vire
This latest 1st Open winner for Ken is his third 1st Open London & South East Classic win in the last two seasons. The 1st Open winner is inbred to Champion "Shadow". The sire is bred from a direct son of "Jester" x "Carrie" when paired to "Shadow Fax" direct daughter from "Shadow" x "Saffron". The dam is from a direct son of "Golden Gaby" x "Lady Bliksem" when paired again to "Shadow Fax" direct daughter from "Shadow" x "Saffron".
1st Ace Bird Somerset One Loft Race 2012
This outstanding youngster put up an hard fight in the Somerset One Loft Race to be crowned the title "1st Ace Bird of the Year 2012". The parents were both bred by Myrtle Lofts in 2010. The sire is a direct son from "Robin Hood" (son of Shadow x Saffron) when paired to the "Kannibaal Hen". The dam of the Ace Bird is inbred "Jester" & "Carrie" She is a direct daughter from "Witpen Logan" (son of Logan x Hannah) when paired to "Carla" (direct daughter of Jester x Carrie")
1st F.C.I. International from Bovingdon 6,940 birds.
Convoy was made up of 6,940 birds from the following seven counties Germany, Belgium,
Holland, Hungary, France, Slovakia and the U.K.
The 1st F.C.I. International winner now names “Brother Sixes” (after
his full brother “Champion 666”) both pigeons bred by Clive Lister and raced by
Kerry Mellonby & Rick
Sire: Belg.2003.3003771 Bred by Gaby Vandenabeele. He is a direct
son from Gaby's Ace breeder "Bliksem Belg.98.3158062 when paired to
Dam: GB99J88664 bred by M & D. Evans.
She is a direct daughter from Myrtle Lofts super pair "Golden Boy"
Belg.90.3376488 (son of Playboy x Francois) & "Amber Louise"
Belg.95.3211331(daughter of De Klaren x Vuilke Kleinen) making "Amber
Louise" a double granddaughter from the Super Breeder "Kleinen"
A full brother to GB99J88664 bred 1st Open
M.N.F.C. National for M & D. Evans at one of their partnership lofts in
2002 when they won 1st, 2nd, 5th, 7th Open National from 1,541 members sending
12,921 birds. Another full sister to GB99J88664 called "Golden Amber" is the grandmother to 2nd Open Million Dollar Pigeon Race in 2009 which dropped with the winner but beaten on the trap.
Mr & Mrs J. Booth
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th NSF Bath
241 members sent 4,020 birds
Jack Walker from Cannock telephones to say his good friends Mr & Mrs Booth had four birds on the drop to win 1, 2, 3, 4, Section, 1, 2, 3, 5, Open from 4,020 birds. Three out of the four birds are 100% M & D. Evans bloodlines and the other one was 50% M & D. Evans crossed 50% Peter Fox's bloodlines from Syndicate Lofts through is well known super breeder the Drum.
Mr & Mrs A. Hargreaves
1st Open M.N.F.C. National Vire 287 miles
504 members sending 4,756 birds
Andrew & Linda's 1st Open National winner is named "Mystery Girl" due to her breeding. Her mother is 100% M & D. Evans bloodlines from Mark & Dick's Million Dollar Race partner/friend Jack Walker from Cannock. Staffs. She is inbred Champion "Shadow" x "Sissi 91" on both sides of her pedigree with other top M & D. Evans names such as "Pearce", "Saffron", "Benson", "Nationaal Fideelke" The sire to "Mystery Girl" is a little unsure because he was an old race cock that returned to Andrew & Linda's loft minus his ring. They believed him to be an 03 pigeon who was winner of 2nd Fed 6,250 birds, 2nd Fed 3,256 birds, 2nd Fed 7,010 birds, 5th Fed 2,793 birds, 7th Fed 2,284 birds, 14th Fed 5,980 birds, 15th Fed 3,542 birds, 18th Fed 2,818 birds, 21st Fed 2,146 birds, 27th Fed 5,502 birds, 30th Fed 3,255 birds.
Mr & Mrs A. Hargreaves
1st North West Section
1st Open M.N.F.C. National
Mr & Mrs J. Passey & Family
1st South Central Section
4th Open M.N.F.C. National
J. Madgin & Son
4th South West Section
8th Open M.N.F.C. National
M. Yates & Son
3rd South Central Section
9th Open M.N.F.C. National
D & J. Hawkins
3rd North Section
21st Open M.N.F.C. National
D & J. Hawkins
5th North Section
37th Open M.N.F.C. National
D & J. Hawkins
8th North Section
44th Open M.N.F.C. National
D & J. Hawkins
10th North Section
53rd Open M.N.F.C. National
1st, 4th, 8th, 9th, 21st, 37th, 44th 53rd Open National winners from 4,756 birds contain M & D. Evans bloodlines.
1st Greater Distance Single Bird National Flying Club Agen
John joined the GDSBNFC for the first time this season and has hit the top spot at only his second attempt. His winning bird which was timed just before 9pm on the day, flying 491 miles in almost 15 hours has already been given the name "Nyland Agen" for his exploits 12 months earlier. In 2011 this 2009 bred cock flew a little over 12 and an half hours into a north east wind to achieve 4th Section, 9th Open BICC National, 17th International from 22,029 birds also at Agen. Sire of "Nyland Agen" is bred down from the famous M & D. Evans bloodlines with "Pearce", "Jade Leanna", "Benetton", "Saffron", "Golden Boy", "Amber Louise" all in his pedigree. His Dam was a Welsh stray named "Welsh Mel". This hen after settling at John's loft in Dorset won 4 x 1sts across the Channel including 2 x 1st Section NFC Old Hens. She was bred by Ivan Jones from Healterman stock supplied by Greg Lucas of the Morris & Lucas partnership.
1st & 2nd Open Essex & Kent Amalgamation
210 members sent 2,851 birds
Paul Reynolds - 1st & 2nd Stour Valley Federation 1st & 2nd Open Essex & Kent Amalgamation. Velocity 1300.6 & 1300.2 ypm.
was a particularly exceptional performance when you look at the first twenty in
the result, with birds right the way
across the radius from the far east coast through to London, a distance of
somewhere around sixty-five miles. There were four birds in the east, ten birds
across the middle and six birds in the west of the region. The sort of race
where the birds had to break and get their head down.
first bird is a four year old blue widowhood cock. This pigeon started his
career off flying south road where he won 4 x First, 4 x Second plus 2nd
Anglian Classic. Since turning him round to the north road, he has been
gradually settling in, winning 2nd Club 3rd Federation from Bubwith. Paul quoted he had a lot of faith in this pigeon as he always looks 100% and is the same
way bred as his last Amalgamation winner, being bred from his number one pair
of Vandenabeeles. The
second pigeon, a blue yearling widowhood cock, is also a grandson of Paul’s
number one pair of Vandenabeeles. This cock won 3rd Federation from Laceby and
was also 17th Amalgamation Wetherby two weeks ago. Paul's No1. pair originate from the partnership Mellonby & Wheelhouse of Bridlington in East Yorkshire and contain the bloodlines of Myrtle Lofts "Jester" & "Carrie"
Another great result by the top Yorkshire partnership
Dave & John Hawkins
1st Open M.N.F.C. Yearling National Tours 434 miles
1st, 2nd, 6th, 13th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 28th 40th North M.N.F.C. Section.
1st & 2nd North, North East, North West Sections
137 members sent 1,142 birds.
9th, 10th, 44th, 65th Open National old birds
522 members sent 3,981 birds.
Dave & John's 1st Open Yearling National winner is 100% M & D. Evans bloodlines bred by them from stock they purchased direct from Myrtle Lofts.
The sire of the open winner is bred from two Koen Minderhoud birds that are both bred down from "Wittenbuik" x "Moriska" bloodlines on bothsides. The dam is a direct daughter from Myrtle Lofts "Diamond Geezer" (also a grandson from "Wittenbuik" x "Moriska" crossed with the "Fieneke 5000" bloodlines of the late Flor Vervoort) when paired to Myrtle Lofts super breeder "Queen of Diamonds". This hen appears in the pedigrees of several National & Classic winning pigeons around the world but not surprising when you consider in her own pedigree you can see 1st National Bourges 63,176 birds, 1st National Limoges 8,883 birds, 1st National Ciechanow 9,863 birds.
An interesting fact is that Gaby Vandenabeele's world famous "Kleinen" appears in Dave & John's Yearling National winner 6 times, which proves you should no longer attach much importance to the fables of those people who try to make others afraid of line breeding or in-breeding.
1st Club, 1st Federation Falaise
1st Upper Thames, Berkshire & Inter-Counties Combine
136 members sent 1,149 birds
Sire of Paul's Combine winner is a pigeon called "Kato" a 2007 bred son from Myrtle Lofts "Home Alone" when paired to "Carrie 2000". The dam is a pigeon called "Peggy's Pride" a 2003 bred daughter from "Logan" when paired to "Lady Devon" direct daughter from Champion "Shadow" x "Devon"
D & J. Hawkins
1st South Yorkshire & Derbyshire Region
Royal Pigeon Racing Association
Queens Diamond Jubilee Race Fougeres 361 miles
Dave & John's Queens Diamond Jubilee winner is the same pigeon that won 1st North, North East, North West Sections 1,770 birds, 7th Open M.N.F.C. National 5,403 birds. 50% M & D. Evans x 50% M & R. Staddon.
1st & 4th Open Essex & Kent Amalgamation 3,380 birds
Paul’s first bird, a blue yearling widowhood cock, and
his second bird to win fourth open, a two year old blue widowhood cock, are both brothers. Both bred from Vandenabeele parents that Paul
had purchased from Mellonby & Wheelhouse of Bridlington in East Yorkshire. Paul
said he had noticed an advert where the partners had won 9 x 1st Federations so he travelled up to Yorkshire to purchase 10 pigeons, which now form the basis
of stock that are breeding some outstanding pigeons. These two brothers’
origins are of Myrtle Lofts Jester & Carrie bloodlines.
D & J. Hawkins
1st & 2nd MNFC North Section.
1st MNFC North Section Yearlings
1st North, North East, North West Sections
201 members sent 1,770 birds
7th & 11th Open MNFC National Fougeres 361 miles.
733 member sent 5,403 birds.
The sire to Dave & John's first pigeon to win 1st Sect, 7th Open National was bred direct by Myrtle Lofts from the Turbo & Ronker bloodlines of Gaby Vandenabeele when paired to a hen Dave purchased from J & D. Staddon. Dave & John's second pigeon to win 2nd sect, 11th Open National is a granddaughter from "T.C." x "Amber Louise" crossed "Bouncer" x "Super Girl 413". All four grandparents are well known top breeders at Myrtle Lofts.
Great results in Wales for the M & D. Evans bloodlines
Already 4 x 1st Open Welsh National Winner this year 2012
1st Open Welsh South East National Lillers 1,157 birds
The honour of 1st North Section and 1st Open National went to the very well known Elwyn Jones, E O Jones from Mostyn. He timed a 2 yrs old Blue hen sent sitting eggs 10 days. The hen now named "Penrho Girl" by Elwyns
wife, is bred from a great grand son of Robert Venus famous Supercrack "Cruizer" winner
of 5 times 1st National. The dam of the Open National winner is a direct M & D. Evans bloodlines and is a granddaughter from Myrtle Lofts world famous breeding pair "Jester" & "Carrie"
Crook & Smith
1st Section, 2nd Open
Welsh South East National Lillers
The partnership timed a blue hen which was bred down from pigeons from Mark Casley of Pencoed. The breeding is also M & D. Evans bloodlines
1st Open Welsh South East National Folkestone 3,139 birds
The sire to the 1st Open winner was bred by Myrtle Lofts and is a direct son from "Nationaal Fideel" x "Belle" (Myrtle Lofts famous Rolls Royce lines). The dam also bred by Myrtle Lofts is a direct daughter from "Gaby 573" who is a direct son from Koen Minderhoud's "De Spirit" (Wittenbuik bloodlines) when paired to "Nikta" daughter of "Super Gaby". The grandmother to the 1st Open National winner on the dams side is Myrtle Lofts super breeder "Lady Ronker" granddaughter of Gaby Vandenabeele's Champion "Ronker" winner of 1st Belgium National 8.883 birds.
M & G Clayton
1st Open Welsh South Road National Carentan
The 1st Open winner is a direct son from Martin & Graham's 1st Open National winner "Ieuan Ben" who won his 1st National victory from Oudenaarde in 2006. "Ieuan Ben" carry's the bloodlines of "Carrie Black" direct daughter from Champion "Shadow" when paired to Myrtle Lofts super breeding hen "Carrie". Martin & Graham also won 2nd Open National in the same race with one of their own bloodlines. Picture showing them holding 1st & 2nd National winners.
W Lewis & Son
1st Open Welsh South-East National Maidstone
The 1st Open National winner was bred by the partnership in 2010 and is bred down from pigeons they purchased direct from Myrtle Lofts. On the sire side is "Golden Boy" x "Hannah" (daughter Rolls Royce x Love Bird- daughter Jester & Carrie) crossed to a daughter of "Jester" x "Carrie". On the dams side is "Gaby 600" x "Super 524" crossed with "Nationaal Fideel" x "Belle" (parents to Rolls Royce) bloodlines. Right photo of 1st Open National winner.
Another great result by the top Northern Ireland partnership
1st Open Skibbereen Old Bird Championship Race
The 1st Federation, 1st Open Championship winner is the same cock that won 1st Open N.I.P.A. 16,200 birds earlier this year and he also won last year 17th Open N.I.P.A. National from Rosscarbury 6,000 birds. He is a grandson from Myrtle Lofts super breeder "Westkapelle" when paired to "Gold Blend" daughter from "Benetton" x "Devon"
Paul, Brian & Wendy Hyatt
1st & 2nd M.N.F.C. South West Section.
2nd & 3rd Open M.N.F.C. National Carentan
First Midlands National race of the season from Carentan in France turned out to be extremely hard race where the birds had to face three different winds on route and flying the biggest part of the U.K. into an head wind. Paul, Brian & Wendy's first bird to win 1st Section, 2nd Open National with a velocity of 1467.23 was beaten for 1st Open National by 0.5 of a yard with a velocity of 1467.78. She was bred from a direct son of Myrtle Lofts "Witpen Logan" x "Diamond Spirit" when paired to daughter of "Top Man" x "Lady Spirit".
Paul, Brian & Wendy's second bird to win 2nd Section, 3rd Open National is a granddaughter from Myrtle Lofts "Benson" x "Royal Blue" when paired to a direct daughter of Champion "Shadow" x "Saffron"
3 x 1st Yorkshire Middle Route Combine winners by three different fanciers.
Camerton. East Yorkshire.
1st, 2nd, 3rd Yorkshire Middle Route Federation
1st, 2nd, 3rd Open Yorkshire Middle Route Combine 1,364 birds.
This first Y.M.R.C. Channel race of the season from Arras in France turned out to be extremely hard race where the birds had to face three different winds on route and flying the biggest part of the U.K. into an head wind. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd Federation birds where all down down from the same breeding hen that Martin purchased from Myrtle Lofts in 2003. She is a direct daughter from Myrtle Lofts Champion breeding pair "Benetton" when paired to "Devon". Martin's No1. Breeding Hen is a full brother to Myrtle Lofts "True Blue" & "Warrior" who were both sold as youngsters and then purchased back because of their outstanding breeding record for producing champion racers and breeders for other fanciers.
Paul & June Battersby
Goole. East Yorkshire.
1st & 2nd Open Yorkshire Middle Route Combine 3,500 birds.
Both birds contain M & D. Evans bloodlines which were obtained from Paul & June's very good friend Mick Brighton who won 1st, 3rd, 12th 14th Open Yorkshire Middle Route Combine 4,510 birds the week earlier with four M & D. Evans birds. Paul & June's 1st & 2nd Open winners are bred down from Myrtle Lofts Champion "Shadow" crossed "Jester" & "Carrie" blood.
Axminster. Devon. U.K.
1st Open B.B.C. National Carentan
1st Open National winner is 50% M & D. Evans crossed 50% Busschaert. The sire side contains Myrtle Lofts blood from "Super Gaby", "Gaby 600" & "De Spirit" all bred down from the "Wittenbuik" blood of Gaby Vandenabeele. The World Famous "Wittenbuik" is in the sires pedigree 5 times. The Dam is a Busschaert hen from the well-known Alan Atkinson from Flint in North Wales.
To date 50 x 1st Open Winners in National Events
that contain the M & D. Evans. Myrtle Lofts Bloodlines
Howden. East Yorkshire.
1st, 3rd, 12th, 14th Open
Yorkshire Middle Route Combine 4,510 birds.
All four birds contain M & D. Evans bloodlines.
1st Open Combine winner as already won 2 x 1st this season. His sire is a direct son from Myrtle Lofts "Diamond Geezer". His dam is a granddaughter from the World Famous "Jester" & "Carrie"
What a great start to the 2012 season
for these two partnership lofts
Joe & David Braniff
1st, 2nd, 3rd Ulster Federation approx. 3,200 birds.
(Correct birdage to be confirmed)
1st Federation winner doing a velocity of 1299
100% M & D. Evans bloodlines
Sire: Direct son of "Solitaire" x "Band of Gold".
Dam: Direct daughter of "90 Cock" x "Amber Louise"
2nd Federation winner doing a velocity of 1297
100% M & D. Evans bloodlines
3rd Federation winner doing a velocity of 1296
100% M & D. Evans bloodlines
Gordon Brothers & Sons
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17
Section 2,680 birds.
1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 39, 40
Open E.D.C. 4,097 birds.
The first 13 birds all dropped on the loft together doing a velocity of 1198 into a North East wind. The partnership took 13 of the top 15 positions in the open 2 minutes clear of 16th open bird.
11 out of the first 13 birds contained M & D. Evans bloodlines
1st Sect,1st Open. Gordon Bros
2nd Sect, 2nd Open. 100% M &
D. Evans "Icon" x "Golden Gaby" bloodlines.
3rd Sect, 3rd Open. 100% M &
D. Evans "Benetton" bloodlines.
4th Sect, 5th Open. 50% M &
D. Evans "Pale Rider" bloodlines.
5th Sect, 6th Open. 50% M &
D. Evans "Jester" & "Carrie" bloodlines.
6th Sect, 7th Open. 100% 100% M & D. Evans "Golden Gaby" x "Jester" & "Carrie"
7th Sect, 9th Open. 50% M & D. Evans "Boss Cock" bloodlines.
8th Sect, 10th Open. 50% M & D. Evans "Boss Cock" bloodlines.
9th Sect, 11th Open. 50% M &
D. Evans "Shadow" bloodlines.
10th Sect, 12th Open. Gordon
Bros own bloodlines.
11th Sect, 13th Open. 100% M
& D. Evans "Pale Rider" & "Westkapelle"
12th Sect, 14th Open. 100% M
& D. Evans "Golden Son" & "Pale Rider" bloodlines.
13th Sect, 15th Open. 50% M
& D. Evans "Eisenhower" bloodlines.
17th Sect, 21st Open. 50% M
& D. Evans "Benetton" bloodlines.
39th Open 50% M & D. Evans
40th Open 100% M & D.
119 members sent 2,680 Section
birds - 181 members sent 4,097 Open birds.
Joe & David Braniff
1st Section, 1st Open N.I.P.A. Tullamore
16,200 birds. (Vel 1291)
The 1st Open winner also won last year 17th Open N.I.P.A. National from Rosscarbury 6,000 birds. He is a grandson from Myrtle Lofts "Westkapelle" when paired to "Gold Blend"