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Don know much about te actual doo itself.. i think it was when George Busscharet went in to partnership with Gil Duncan.. think they were tearing the opposition appart around the early 60s.. think 'The Coppi Cock' was one of there top doos around that time..

 

Im sure someone still advertise in the BHW.. claiming to have the purest descendants at stock.. canny mind who it is tho..

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George struck up a friendship with Gil Duncan of Deal. They went into partnership and George’s pigeons soon set the racing scene alight with their wins. They bred pigeons such as ‘The Crack’, ‘The Coppi cock’, The Great Coppi’, The Bonten’, ‘The Blesse’. Between 1956 and 1962 they won over 150 first prizes often taking the first three in the fed. Soon people started to take notice of these fantastic sprint pigeons and they started to buy them.

 

One of the first to purchase them was a Mrs Newton from West Durham. She bought a pair for her husband as a silver wedding anniversary present. He put them in the stock loft and they bred birds that took the West Durham amalgamation by storm. He suddenly shot up from being an average fancier to becoming a champion almost overnight. These stock pair were later known as ‘The Newton Pair’, and they went on to breed many champion pigeons. News soon spread and fanciers all over the north wanted them. Another to purchase was JJ Horn. He obtained sons and daughters of the Newton pair and later purchased the Newton pair themselves. He also purchased ‘The Broken Keel Cock’ and a grandson of the Newton pair, the Wilkinson cock. He built a family around these pigeons, which kept him at the top for years to come.

 

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Hi Mark

 

If you went to the Shotton Show and someone mentioned the Coppi Cock it was raced by someone who raced in Deeside area, Gez Parry on here will know more. The bloke had the nickname of the Coppi Cock and Jeff Reynolds used to write about him in the BHW or RP

 

John

 

 

It was eddie the told me that the fella i was talking to was the famous owner of the coppi cock,  he said his name was bill,  i will ask him when i see him,  Thanks

 

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