Jan breeds with Helmets and Kormorners
The last photo is of a Mookee x Komorner crossbred bird. I started in 2002 to introduce the milky (my) gene to my Komorner stud. At this point in time I have competive pink Komorners - i.e. birds homozygous for both recessive red and milky - i.e. two recessive genes. During the 2011 season I mated a yellow to a pink, to add dilute to the mix. I am happy to say that the first light yellow (for lack of a better name) is almost weaned. This young hen is a dilute milky recessive red - i.e. homozygous for both milky and recessive red, with a single dose of dilute on her sex chromosome. Her recessive red father carries dilute, as well as a single dose of milky. Her mother is also recessive red carrying milky in heterozygous form. This season (2012) I have also bred a Lavender (Spread, blue/black pigment with homozygous milky). My aim is to breed both the Lavenders and the Pinks in both intensive and dilute forms. My Helmets did well for me this past two show season with a Black cock 10/92 being in the top-7 on 4 regional show and one championship show. I will most probably not compete with him in the 2013 season, as there is a young red cock and also a young black cock (both 2012 rung) that will both beat him hands down. It will be interesting to see which of the two the judges wil favour. I trust that these two bird will help me earn the last few point that I need for National Colours as a breeder.
Painted pigeon figurines:
My other hobby (still pigeons) is to make hand painted pigeon figurines. I currently offer figurines in over 110 breeds in all pigeon colours. On 8 & 15 December I will have 520+ figurines for sale at the Europa show and the 61st VDT National shows - respectively in Leipzig and Nurnberg in Germany. I hope to write a series of articles about our trip in "The Fancy Pigeon" . I also plan to have DVD's full of photo's available.