Champions choose quality
Champions choose BEYERS
On Saturday the 20th of May Stuart Wilcox secured 1st & 2nd Section 1st & 2nd National from Fougeres 222 miles in what turned out a very heavy race. The birds were liberated in France and had to face 25 mile an hour head winds in the English Channel with higher gusts and high temperatures when they arrived on land.
Stuart who is assisted by Jeff Wells timed Turbo Lizzy at 12.21, followed very shortly after by Turbo Natalia at 12.22. Both hens are raced on Widowhood, a system they learnt from Albert Derwa and both are 3 years old and have been very consistent racers. The sire of both hens was a 2016 cock called Turbo Magic which is bred by Koen Minderhoud from Late Turbo 608 winner of 1st Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance 2013 in Province 1 Zeeland. 2nd Prov Roye 7,452b 2nd Prov Gien 3,824b, 2nd NPO – Chateauroux 2,227b (Beaton by Geeloger), 4th NPO – Chateauroux 3,238b, 4th SS – Sens 1,412b, 7th Prov Souppes-s.-L. 6,036b, 8th NPO – Ruffec 2,084b. Late Turbo 608 is a full brother to Nieuwe Turbo 1st NAT Ace WHZB LD plus 1st Sens 1510b, 1st Niergnies 1795b and Miss Turbo dam of Champions Cornish Queen, Super, 69, Super 221 etc. The dam of Turbo Lizzy is a 2012 direct Koen Minderhoud, the dam of Turbo Natalia is a direct Dirk Van Dyck hen along with Magic Turbo was purchased at the Blackpool Golden Duif Auction in the Savoy Hotel. As well as a very keen Pigeon fancier Stuart Wilcox is also an Auctioneer and works together with Rik Hermans of the Duif.
Turbo Lizzy has won 1st Club 244b 29th WoESRC Yelverton, 7th Fed Sennon Cove 953b, 12th NW Section CSCFC Coutances, 25th Fed Yelverton 1342b and 34th Open BICC National Poitiers where she flew 9 ¼ hours. Turbo Natalia has won 2nd Club Exeter 210b, 7th Fed Wadebridge 682b, 16th Fed Yelverton 1101b, 41st Open NFC Guernsey, 116th Open NFC Sennon Cove etc.
We asked Stuart how the birds are prepared and he responds. The birds are fed on PREMIUM VERKERK SPORT mixed with PREMIUM KOOPMAN ALL-IN-ONE which are very fatty mixtures, we are happy that these mixtures give all of the nutrition the birds need however on the advice of Dick De Leeuw we added a small amount of energy corn on the last two feeds. The hens are also given Super Depurative and Super Energy from Country Wide. I’m not one for heavy treatments, the birds get Parastop every November and are wormed and cankered before the season, after the first race they are given a respiratory treatment on the corn and that’s normally it. In terms of Supplements, the birds get BEYERS RELOAD on return and some mixed oils and BREWERS YEAST. As a prep for racing 3 times a week they get Zell Oxygen from Dr Wolf and CONDITION from BEYERS on the food. I always give my birds a special bath two days before basketing for a National with salts and de-scaler. The help we receive from Sam & Joe from Countrywide and Dick and Koen from BEYERS has been brilliant. Again on Dick and Koen advice we brought URTICA-CHLORELLA MIX and DETOX MINERAL MIX which is given on return from racing.
On the above system we are always impressed by how quickly the birds recover and how well they exercise around the loft which is very important to us as we can no longer road train due to birds of prey.
Picture: Stuart Wilcox holding Turbo Lizzy & Jeff Wells holding Turbo Natalia
written by Stuart Wilcox – Bristol (UK)