The "Golden Hen" bred by Myrtle Lofts and sold as a young bird to the Top National winning loft of Clive Yates from Tamworth. Due to her outstanding record for breeding Clive seven winners from just eight direct children she was then purchased back by Myrtle Lofts. Since her return to the M & D. Evans breeding programme she is proving to be an outstanding breeder with over four generations of winners to her name. She can only be described as World Class.
Sire: "Maclaren" Belg.95.3211055 Bred by Gaby Vandenabeele. Direct son from the world famous racing and breeding cock "Wittenbuik" Belg.88.3206112 when paired to "Francoise" Belg.86.3064705
Myrtle Lofts have had 9 direct children from "Wittenbuik" in their breeding lofts in the last 15 years, but only three of them produced enough winners to reached the standards require by M & D. Evans allowing them to maintained their breeding boxes and "Maclaren" is one of them.
"Maclaren" has bred winners from the very first nest and after that continued breeding winners to several different hens. He is sire to over six generations of winners in Club, Federation, Classic & National races. Including
1st Open N.F.C. National 10,148 birds.
1st Open W.E.C.A. 3,422 birds.
11th Open Combine 4,664 birds
2nd Open (Final) Million Dollar Pigeon Race 2009.
(dropped with the winner & beaten on the trap by seconds)
1st Federation 3,110 birds.
1st Federation 2,669 birds.
1st Federation 1,566 birds.
2nd Federation 2,442 birds.
2nd Federation 1,312 birds.
3rd Federation 3,083 birds.
4th Federation 2,946 birds.
7th Federation 2,353 birds.
11th Federation 1,639 birds.
19th Federation 2,333 birds.
13th Amal 4,587 birds.
43nd Open C.S.C.F.C. 5,400 birds.
Dam: "Saffron" Belg.95.3211301 Bred by Gaby Vandenabeele. This outstanding pigeon became the No1. breeding hen at Myrtle Lofts before she passed away. Generation after generation of winners was produced from when paired to several different cocks. it would become impossible to even consider trying to put them all to print. her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are winning right through to 1st Open National level. Here is a small example of the top names bred down from her "Eisenhower", "Miss Eisen", "Lady Eisen", "Band of Gold", "Banks Classic Cock", "Copper" "Donovan", "Jack the Lad", "Beau", "Lord of the Rings", "Lady of the Rings", "Solitaire Princess", "Solitaire Gold", "Saffron's Double" all are top breeders in their own rights.