Sales planned for D and J Campbell

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D and J Campbell, Eastway HPS, have enjoyed many successes over the years but due to health reasons will be reducing their numbers in two sales to be held in the coming weeks.

2017, racing old birds only, saw good results including winning 1st and 2nd Open NIPA Yearling Cocks National and the top two velocities of the total convoy (cocks and hens) and were one of the few lofts in the NIPA to win both Nationals. Plus 1st and 4th Open NIPA Talbenny, including 2 x 1st Opens in one season.

The partnership is past winners of the following: NIPA Yearling Cocks National, NIPA Yearling Hens National, NIPA Sennon Cove Classic Winner, NIPA Section C Fancier Of The Year, multiple times, Devine Memorial Award, Best Two Bird Average St Malo O/B National, NIPA Bronze and Silver Award Winner, NIPA Champion Old Bird Award Winner, NIPA Champion Young Bird Award Winner, RPRA Champion Young Bird Of The Year Award Winner, RPRA, Irish Region, Champion All Round Performance Award Winner, RPRA Meritorious Award Winner, highest prizewinner in club on numerous occasions plus numerous other 1st section awards and top section and open prizewinners too numerous to mention.

They are the “home of the champions”, a family of birds that win 100-500 miles no problem. This is a loft that is judged on “team performances” not “single bird performances”. A family of birds that are based on one thing “winners”.

Due to health reasons Davy must drastically reduce and will offer to the fancy, over two sales, some of the finest present day winning bloodlines available.

The selection includes multiple section winners – proven producers – sons/dtrs/brothers/sisters to all his present day open and national performers.

A sensational sale on behalf of one of the top racing lofts in Ireland and the British Isles. Flying on present day performances, not past performances.

Included in the sale will be the following birds: “Champion Jacko” - Triple Section winner and multiple prizewinner and producer; “Champion Fernlea 404” - Winner 1st Sect and 6th Open Rosscarbery Y/B National; “Champion Fernlea 865” - Double Sect Winner; “Champion Fernlea 786” - Double Section Winner and Sire 1st Sect and 3rd Open NIPA Penzance; “Champion Kyndt 694” - Top Producer - Sire 1st Sect and 4th Open NIPA Fermoy; “Champion Kyndt 455” - Top Producer - Sire 2 x Channel Winners Plus RPRA Meritorious Award Winner; “Champion Fernlea 561”- Class Hen - Winner 35th INFC Penzance Y/B National and 132nd INFC Kings Cup - Just missed prizes in INFC Yearling Nat Missing out on Triple Crown; “Champion Fernlea 57”- Section Winner - Plus Sons/Dtrs/Brothers/Sisters to: “The Rook” - No 1 Producer; “Broken Keeled Cock” (full brother to Champion Jacko); Double Section Winner and Top Producer; “Champion Fernlea Charm”- Winner 2nd Open INFC Skibbereen O/B National and 12th Open NIPA Penzance; “The Terrible Twins” 005 and 006 - RPRA Irish Region Champion All Round Performance Award winner. Plus direct off “Champion Fernlea Dark Knight” - NIPA Yearling Cock National Winner 2017 -”Champion Champion Fernlea Gem” - Classic winner - NIPA Yearling Hen National winner; “Champion Fernlea Lady” - 2nd National and dam of National winner - Champion Squadron Leader - NIPA Sennon Cove Classic Winner and Top Producer; “Champion Fernlea Duke”- NIPA Silver Award Winner; plus many more select lots.

These birds would never be on offer only due to present circumstances. These bloodlines are winning all over the country and wherever they go, with many testimonials and phone calls received from the satisfied customers. Some of the fanciers that have won with Fernlea Lofts stock or bred from their stock include: D. and P Harvey, Colin Campbell and Son, G K and I Moxham, Larne and Dist, J and A Wilson and Sons, Doagh and Dist, Sean Diamond, North Coast Classic One Loft Race, Hanson and Harper, Coleraine Premier, Denis Carville, Wilton Cross, Alpine Lofts, Carlow, Tom Nelson, Dublin and more.

Dates: Thursday 30th November and Thursday 7th December. Sales start 8pm. Birds on view 7pm. Venue: Chimney Corner Football Club, Randalstown Road, Antrim.

The above sales will be online for all to pre-bid who cannot attend, with the final bid online being the opening bid in the sale room. To view a sale list of the birds on offer log on to: www.pigeoncraic.com. To view all the lots on offer please log in to: www.pigeoncraic.com/auctions.

KEEP THEM HEALTHY

Due to unforseen circumstances the event with Mr Armand Scheers, Keep Them Healthy, Ask the Expert, fundraising/charity night, due to be held on Thursday 23rd November at Larne and Dist HPS has been cancelled. The charity auction will be held in the coming weeks. Further information next week, sorry for any inconveniance caused. Please pass the word around.

Complete clearance sale for Mark Laffin

Mark Laffin (MandN Laffin Bros, Carrick and District HPS) has decided to let his birds go in a complete clearance sale.

It is a team of breeding and performance racing birds with a reputation second to none, which would not normally come on to the open market in this rare dispersal opportunity.

Two sales of approximately 65 birds each, will take place in the Banbridge HPS clubrooms, Banbridge British Legion Hall on Thursday 16th November 2017 followed immediately the next week on Thursday, 23rd November 2017 with a combination of primarily Soontjen and Cockcrow Herman Ceusters on view and for sale on the first sale night followed by PJ Fox Syndicate Lofts, Louella and Highlander Soontjen/ Van de Weyer birds on offer at the second and final sale.