Top Breeders

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"Solitaire" GB98Z02620 Bred & raced by M & D. Evans. Myrtle Lofts. This outstanding racer won the following top prizes before being retired to stock. 1st Nat N. E. Section, 1st Open M.N.F.C. National La Ferte Bernard 387 miles. 1st Northern Classic La Ferte Bernard. 1st Nat N. E. Section, 26th Open all England in the Alliance Millennium National. Please Note. First 25 birds in the all England National were flying between 191 & 261 miles. "Solitaire" was flying 387 miles into a head wind 443 members sent 1,435 birds (5 bird limit) other prizes include 1st W.B. Championship Club Falaise 333 miles, open to members from all four counties of Yorkshire, 2nd W.B. Championship Club Fareham, 13th W.B. Championship Club Newbury. 1st Ace Bird of the Year 1999 W.B.C.C. 20th Open Northern Classic Vire 169 member sent 1,204 birds. 1st Rugby 319 birds, 1st Buckingham 342 birds, 1st Newbury 333 birds, 2nd Buckingham, 5th Vale of York Federation 1,590 birds.

"Solitaire" was then retired to stock where he proved to be an outstanding breeding cock breeding generation after generation of winners right through to the highest level. The winning reports back to Myrtle Lofts are fantastic. D & J. Hawkins from Doncaster won 1st & 2nd Open M.N.F.C. National G.R. Picauville with two grandchildren (nest mates) from "Solitaire", also a direct daughter from "Solitaire" bred 1st Section, 1st Open Northern Classic also for D & J. Hawkins. Another direct daughter bred 1st Section, 1st Open M.N.F.C. National for Clive Yates from Tamworth. Another example of the quality of "Solitaire" was shown in 2005 when five different pigeons was placed in the top twenty Open National, they won 2nd, 4th, 8th, 18th & 20th Open M.N.F.C. National 850 members sent 7,131 birds. All five were grandchildren from "Solitaire" 

Sire: "Shadow" Belg.95.3211313 This once in a life time pigeon is considered by Myrtle Lofts to be the best pigeon to have ever left the loft of Gaby Vandenabeele. "Shadow" was bred by Gaby in 1995 and sold to Myrtle Lofts as a young bird where he has become Myrtle Lofts No1. Breeder. The winning bloodlines bred down from "Shadow" are unbelievable. He has bred winners to over twelve different hens to date. Here is a small example of the top results bred down from Champion "Shadow"
1st Open N.F.C. National Messac.
1st Open N.F.C. National Angers.
1st Open London & South East Classic Bergerac.
1st Open B.B.C. National Carlisle.   
1st Open Welsh South East National Oudenaarde.
1st Open M.N.F.C. Yearling National Alancon.
1st Open Welsh National Bergerac.
1st Open M.N.F.C. National Carentan.
1st Open M.N.F.C. National G.R. Picauville.
1st National AU Race Stockton Calif U.S.A.
1st Open Classic M.C.C. Lessay.
1st Open London & South East Classic Lessay.
1st Open London & South East Classic Guernsey.
1st Open Central Southern Classic Messac.
1st Open B.B.C. National Fougeres.
1st Open N.F.C. National Nantes.
1st Open B.B.C. National Bordeaux.
1st Open B.I.C.C. National Falaise. 
plus many, many more top performances.

The winning pigeons bred down from "Shadow" would fill page after page with winning information from Federation, Gold Ring, Classic, Ace Pigeons & National winners. The bloodlines from "Shadow" are winning in the U.K. America, Canada, South Africa, Portugal, Taiwan etc. In the breeding lofts at Myrtle Lofts they have "Eisenhower", "Icon", "Robin Hood", "Roman", "Legend", "Young Eisenhower", "Jacko", Young Solitaire", "Lord of the Rings", "Mistress", "Super Girl 413", Miss Eisen", "Lady Eisen", "Golden Shadow", "Super Girl 530", "Lady of the Rings", "Carrie Black", "Blue Ace", which all have two things in common. They are all breeding winners and they are all bred down from "Shadow"

Dam: "Princess" Belg.97.3229766 Bred by Noel & David Lippens from Izegem. She is a direct daughter from "Bolero" Belg.91.3322144 winner of 1st Belgium National 1994 when paired to a direct daughter from "De Vital Belg.88.3389798 1st National Champion LD KBDB 1993 & 1st National Ace Pigeon LD KBDB 1993, prizes include 2nd National Montauban 6,814 birds, 6th National Norbonne 6,531 birds & 9th National Cahors 8,078 birds when paired to "De Princes Belg.86.3298661  dam of 5th National Ace LD KBDB. Noel & David Lippens  have built their stock just with super pigeons of the famous Belgian Long Distance Players.
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