NEW ARRIVALS 13th July 2016 (click on image for larger view).








Bred by Mark Gilbert, UK. Sired by Kannibaal Barcelona, when he was paired to daughter of New Laureaat.
GB 11R 29987 BCWF has old ring, born 2014.


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K. Barcelona was bred and raced by the Belgium Ace long distance champion, Ettiene Merlain.

K. Barcelona racing highlights were:
26th International Perpignan 16,921 birds
4th International Barcelona 25,750 birds
He was sold on Pipa auction and bought by Mark for 20,000 Euro, - his first year at stock, 2015, youngsters won two Feds in UK for Mark.
Mark paired K. Barcelona for me to a daughter of New Laureaat, - NL was 1st International Barcelona 25,382 birds in 2013. Has old ring, born 2014.

My second cock import today, I bought with Geoff Coopers help at Blackpool in 2015 (18 months ago !!!) Geoff took the nest mate hen, and I took the cock.
GB 14X 40210 BB
He is sired by a son of New Laureaat, (topped Blackpool auction 2014 – 14,000 Pound), when paired to a daughter of Rutz No one stock bird 'Ivo" when paired to a Brockamp daughter of 1st International Paul.

My other two in today's shipment is two hens, from the Verkerk bloodlines, inbred from the 'Merlin pair' in UK and raced by Wall, Lunt and Green. They will complement two similar cocks already here from previous import.


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Euro Long Distance

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'New Laureaat’, - we were most fortunate to obtain 3 grand children of this outstanding racer, - 1stNational & 1st International Barcelona 25,382 birds, also winner of the Golden Wing Barcelona award, based on previous Barcelona performances. His dam is inbred to ‘Laureaat Barcelona’, - 1st Barcelona 1995 - 20,925 birds.

Immediately following the 2013 win, New Laureaat was purchased by the syndicate of Batenburg, DeMerwe & Pipa for 250,000 Euro and put to stock, progeny are in huge demand and were selling for around 10,000 Euro. Our good UK friend, Mark Gilbert has managed to secure 3 cocks and 3 hens, direct children.

Between 2013, when his ggsire, Laureaat Barcelona won in 1995, all winners in between those years have been sold to Asia. Consequently for the European fanciers the opportunity to buy children from Barcelona 1st prize winners has been popular.

We have purchased two grand children hens from Mark Gilbert and one hen from Batenburg. Hopefully we will have cock bird g/children when the current bird flu crisis is lifted in Europe.

We discussed with Mark Gilbert various options to breed our two imports from his New Laureaat offspring purchases.

Our first selection was to pair the Merlain super cock STARLIGHT to a New Laureaat hen. Starlight had an outstanding long distance race history, until coming home with shot gun wounds from Tarbes, when he was retired. He was later sold on Pipa and bought by Mark for 12,000 Euro. The result of this mating is our import hen, GB 14J -06107.

Our other selection with Mark was to pair a son of New Laureaat to his Brockamp hen, ‘Mellissa’, - 1stInternational Agen/Bordeaux 11,444 birds – 2011, - grand daughter of Euro Diamond and Mistral ( Brockamps. ) The result of this mating is our import hen, GB 14N -55031. We have Mellissa’s full sister in stock as Pair one Brockamp.

Our third purchase New Laureaat g/daughter was bred and sold by Batenburg. Her dam is a daughter of ‘New Witbuik’, - he was 1st National & 6th International Barcelona 2012 - 25,438 birds. This makes her a g/daughter of 1st 2013, and 6th 2012. She is NL 14 1040362

Due to a ‘mix up’ with the DNA sex testing in UK the two hens from Mark Gilbert were supposed to be cocks, but the DNA laboratory tested them as ‘parrots’, which have different DNA profile to pigeons and they gave us results as ‘cocks’. It wasn’t until they arrived in Australia that our suspicions arose. !!


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