These are the foundation birds of my families starting in 1978-9
My original birds came from friends in the Glenfield Pigeon Club (then Campbelltown). I was fortunate enough to get birds from Gordon and Hilda Macintyre of the Edmondson Barker Strain from their friend Tom Allen of North Sydney. I was told he had received birds from John Mifsud before he died in the 60's.
I combined these birds with birds purchased at the sale of Paul Borg in the late 70's or early 80's. These birds were Rhodes Barkers and crossed well with my birds. I also introduced some birds from my school friend Colin Warwick, these birds were of the Clay Barker line from his cousin BOB Giltinan. The cross of Paul's birds with the birds from Colin produced BCC CPC-79-107 and BCC CPC-79-133 full brothers that won for my brother Greg and myself the two bird combine from Yass in 1980. Later birds were added from Colin & Kerrie Clunie and Geoff Wilkinson as well, thus forming a family of hard day pigeons that performed well for me.
I had the great fortune of meeting Bob Harrison from the Northern Suburbs club in Sydney at the Parramatta Eyesign show in 1979. We formed a friendship and during the next few years he had a break from racing and allowed me to breed from his family of Symingtons. These birds where good strong pigeons and could win from all distances up to 500 miles. I bred a Black Chequered Pied Cock SDPC-85-1056 that raced for 3 years for 2 x firsts 2 x seconds and 2 x thirds in the club and attaining 3 top 20 finishes in the NRP federation racing North. He produced birds to take combine prizes in CCF and NRP and was Grandsire to many winners for Peter Warren in Bossley Park Club in Sydney. I still have a daughter of this great cock bred when he was 15 years old and she has produced prize winners for me.
I had my eye on the Pigeon Racing Pictorial and liked the look of the Janssen pigeons displayed by all the studs throughout the UK and Europe. I hoped one day to be able to purchase some of these birds to cross with my birds.
I was particularly taken by 3 Janssen cocks from Fountainhead Stud run by Eddie Wright. They were "Hard Luck" , "De 900" and "Ausduif Witpen". These birds had all won first prizes against large numbers of pigeons and had earned their place in any stock loft.
I initially purchased a BCC cock from Ian Daniels of Rangeview Stud Perth Western Australia, off a Blue Bar son of Hard Luck GB 90R 92351 when paired to a Grand Daughter of Asduif Witpen GB 90J 14887 , IPRF-91-01287 and his descendants have produced and been prolific prize winners in my loft and others since his purchase. I have A son and grandson and great Grand son in stock today. as well as a Daughter and a full sister/cousin in blood and several grand daughters. I had the opportunity in the late nineties to purchase the older imported birds from Ian when he was downsizing. I purchased the 2 pairs that had been very successful for Ian these being 92351 x 14887 and 92263 x 14294 14887 and 14294 were full sisters and I have a daughter of each in stock today, and a son of 92263 as well.