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"Daphne'S Delight"

#1 User is online   geordie1234 

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Posted 8 February 2012 - 18:28 PM

Framed photo I found at the loft

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Posted 8 February 2012 - 19:30 PM

View Postgeordie1234, on 8 February 2012 - 17:28 PM, said:

Framed photo I found at the loft

S.N.F.C WINNER

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great hen m8,raced just along the road from masel,bred by Jock Reed stenhousemuir raced by nash of croy. :) :)

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Posted 8 February 2012 - 19:39 PM

View Postalec guinness, on 8 February 2012 - 18:30 PM, said:

great hen m8,raced just along the road from masel,bred by Jock Reed stenhousemuir raced by nash of croy. :) :)

Well jock reed the mans a legend in ma eyes some national winners wi his blood in them great stock man ;) ;)

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Posted 8 February 2012 - 19:41 PM

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Posted 8 February 2012 - 20:42 PM

Did this hen not have the blood from a very gd cock who has produced many many national winners?

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Posted 8 February 2012 - 23:15 PM

how are you gettin on with the loft m8

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Posted 8 February 2012 - 23:30 PM

im sure daphnes delight was a delbar or a huskens vanriel it was bred of doos that jock reid got as a gift from dr leon whitney i might be wrong the reason davy wilson had the photo was that he had the nestmate to daphnes delight well thats what the wilsons told me . they had the cream of the reid pigeons i can remember seeing them when i was a wee boy they were a sight to behold

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Posted 8 February 2012 - 23:35 PM

I don't think that is too far from the truth Davie mate

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Posted 9 February 2012 - 03:38 AM

davie is right davie wilson got birds direct from leon whitney when he was playing on tour with rangers in america they were husken van riels

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Posted 9 February 2012 - 08:35 AM

Hopefully the ten pigeons that were left at the loft have something special

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:32 AM

Daphine’s Delight 1st SNFC Rennes vel 1086 from 551 mls bred by Jock Reid her sire was a blue cock9828 nest mate to Tryst Girl parent pure Delbar cock Belge 59-3058832 blue henBelge 56-3056786 presented to John by Mr S Bishop 832 was from the Coppi and Montesi and thehen 786 from 803 and 812, 803 was abrother to Favori and 812 from OldDelbar 43 Daphne,s Delights sire 9828 was inbred to the champion studpair 75 and Lelyke 803 being a son and Montesi a grand daughter.Dam of Daphines Delight a blue hen NU 62l6821 bred by J W Langstone her sireNU58N15 bred from a Delbar 564084991 a grandson of Le Bon Bleu dam of 6821 wasLangstones well known sister nest mate to Cinderella the 1956 winner NFC Pau

The above line is still very strong in distance lofts today this at times may not be known by the owners due to how difficult it was in past years to keep records. Can I ask all fanciers who are fortunate enough to score in Nationals this year to give as accurate an account as possible to scribes of birds breeding etc I know a lot of fanciers who get great enjoyment from that side of the sport, in fact I know a few who were angry not to be mentioned when a good performance was put up by a gift bird this of course can be an oversight.



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Posted 11 February 2012 - 13:13 PM

View PostSt Finnan Loft, on 11 February 2012 - 10:32 AM, said:

Daphine’s Delight 1st SNFC Rennes vel 1086 from 551 mls bred by Jock Reid her sire was a blue cock9828 nest mate to Tryst Girl parent pure Delbar cock Belge 59-3058832 blue henBelge 56-3056786 presented to John by Mr S Bishop 832 was from the Coppi and Montesi and thehen 786 from 803 and 812, 803 was abrother to Favori and 812 from OldDelbar 43 Daphne,s Delights sire 9828 was inbred to the champion studpair 75 and Lelyke 803 being a son and Montesi a grand daughter.Dam of Daphines Delight a blue hen NU 62l6821 bred by J W Langstone her sireNU58N15 bred from a Delbar 564084991 a grandson of Le Bon Bleu dam of 6821 wasLangstones well known sister nest mate to Cinderella the 1956 winner NFC Pau

The above line is still very strong in distance lofts today this at times may not be known by the owners due to how difficult it was in past years to keep records. Can I ask all fanciers who are fortunate enough to score in Nationals this year to give as accurate an account as possible to scribes of birds breeding etc I know a lot of fanciers who get great enjoyment from that side of the sport, in fact I know a few who were angry not to be mentioned when a good performance was put up by a gift bird this of course can be an oversight.


great post m8 and totally agree. :partick-thistle-Crest:

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 15:02 PM

I had a grand daughter of daphne,s delight back in the late seventies early eighties at present time can,t put my hands on the pedigree but I am sure there was olso vandevelde in the breeding as well from either from s.bishop or J.W.Langstone
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 15:10 PM

DONT SEE MANY HENS LIKE THAT NOW./// :emoticon-0167-beer:

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 16:56 PM

i served my time with james nash as my tradesman and he said it was delbar blood ,

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 18:26 PM

A wee story here,Jock Allan had a son of Daphnes Delight and paired it to Mill Queen and bred Mill Princess 1st west sect 4th Open Rennes.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 18:48 PM

View Postlanarkshire lad, on 11 February 2012 - 17:26 PM, said:

A wee story here,Jock Allan had a son of Daphnes Delight and paired it to Mill Queen and bred Mill Princess 1st west sect 4th Open Rennes.


great wee nugget jim, Rennes section winners,this is what we all dream about. :) :) :)

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 21:02 PM

I've now fixed the pic up on my sitting hut wall hope get some good luck from it. This hen seems a bit of a Scottish legend

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 21:10 PM

View Postgeordie1234, on 11 February 2012 - 20:02 PM, said:

I've now fixed the pic up on my sitting hut wall hope get some good luck from it. This hen seems a bit of a Scottish legend


DEFINATELY A LEGEND GEO. :partick-thistle-Crest: rumour was that an open topped bus travelled through Croy with the Nash Bros and the GOLD CUP,this was the attention a fancier got with a national win in the sixties, :) :) :) the glory years. :)

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 21:15 PM

Would love to have a taste of that sort!

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