" King Cobra "

AU-06 HANG  27  Blue Check Cock

Janssen & "Wildthing"

  • Winner of:

  • (5) x 1st Place and Multiple Top-10% from 100 to 550 Miles

  • 1st Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2008

  • 1st Long Distance Club Champion Old Bird 2007

  • Flew (29) Consecutive Races in 3 Seasons (rare feat on this course)

  • Flew every Long Distance race on schedule as yearling in consecutive weeks

  • Father of (16) x 1st or Equal 1st + Multiple Diplomas

  • Father of 1st Sprint North American Ace Old Bird 2012

  • Direct-Son of "Cobra" and "Aaliyah"

  • Parents Combined to win (4) National Ace Pigeon Awards

  • Brother of "Aria" who won 1st Champ Old Bird/2nd North American Ace YB

  • Brother of "Amber" and "Diesel" two of our best foundation breeders ever!

"King Cobra" won the following:

1st Place Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2008
1st Place Long Distance Club Champion Old Bird 2007
5th Place Overall Concourse Champion Old Bird 2007

1st Place Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 596 Birds/45 Lofts =
1st Place Combine @ 306 Miles vs. 168 Birds/14 Lofts =

1st Club/2nd Combine @ 222 Miles vs. 517 Birds/43 Lofts
1st Place Club @ 104 Miles
1st Place Club @ 191 Miles
2nd Place Combine @ 165 Miles
3rd Place Combine @ 241 Miles vs. 174 Birds/12 Lofts =
4th Concourse/10th Combine @ 467 Miles
10th Concourse/15th Combine @ 467 Miles
6th Place Club @ 222 Miles
5th Club/25th Concourse @ 406 Miles
8th Club @ 288 Miles
12th Combine @ 104 Miles vs. 494 Birds/39 Lofts =
13th Concourse/19th Combine @ 547 Miles
36th Combine @ 467 Miles vs. 365 Birds/33 Lofts
(Flew 29 Consecutive Races as a YB, Yearling, and Two-Year Old)

 

Father of (16) x 1st Place or Equal 1st

 

A Daughter "Hang 277" won:

1st Place Sprint North American Ace Old Bird 2012

1st Combine @ 191 Miles vs. 455 Birds/28 Lofts (Equal)

1st Combine @ 244 Miles vs. 292 Birds/26 Lofts (Equal)

1st Place @ 222 Miles vs. 58 Birds/7 Lofts (1 Hour Ahead!)

1st Club @ 120 Miles vs. 68 Birds/6 Lofts (Equal)

11th Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 472 Birds/31 Lofts (Equal)

8th Place Club @ 104 Miles vs. 219 Birds/5 Lofts

 

A Son "Hang 569" won:

1st Place Club @ 141 Miles vs. 142 Birds/10 Lofts (Equal)

1st Place Club @ 167 Miles vs. 137 Birds/10 Lofts (Equal)

1st Place Club @ 208 Miles vs. 117 Birds/9 Lofts (Equal)

1st Place Club @ 232 Miles vs. 82 Birds/8 Lofts (Equal)

15th Place Club @ 92 Miles vs. 185 Birds/10 Lofts (Equal)

1st Place Club @ 100 Miles (Club Special with 123 Birds/4 Lofts)

 

A Granddaughter "Hang 568" won:

1st Place Club @ 167 Miles vs. 137 Birds/10 Lofts (Equal)

1st Place Club @ 208 Miles vs. 117 Birds/9 Lofts (Equal)

1st Place Club @ 232 Miles vs. 82 Birds/8 Lofts (Equal)

2nd Place Club @ 324 Miles vs. 68 Birds/9 Lofts

12th Combine @ 164 Miles vs. 472 Birds/31 Lofts

15th Place Club @ 92 Miles vs. 185 Birds/10 Lofts (Equal)

23rd Place Club @ 122 Miles vs. 169 Birds/8 Lofts

30th Combine @ 467 Miles vs. 325 Birds/30 Lofts

 

A Daughter "Hang 44" won

1st Combine @ 191 Miles vs. 520 Birds/36 Lofts (Equal)

9th Place Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 573 Birds/37 Lofts

21st Place Combine @ 222 Miles vs. 514 Birds/36 Lofts

 

A Daughter "Hang 495" won

1st Place Club @ 208 Miles vs. 122 Birds/9 Lofts (Equal)

 

A Daughter "Hang 526" won:

1st Place Club @ 92 Miles vs. 177 Birds/10 Lofts (Equal)

1st Place Club @ 167 Miles vs. 134 Birds/10 Lofts (Equal)

27th Place Club @ 122 Miles vs. 158 Birds/8 Lofts

Equal 1st @ 100 Miles vs. 124 Birds/4 Lofts (Club Special)

A Son "Hang 300" won:

1st Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 476 Birds/31 Lofts (Equal)

47th Place @ 222 Miles vs. 468 Birds/32 Lofts

78th Place @ 400 Miles vs.446 Birds/30 Lofts

 

A Son "Hang 276" won:

1st Club/22nd Combine @ 222 Miles vs. 468 Birds/22 Lofts

 

Brother/Sisters have won (25+) x 1st Place or Eq. 1st

 

An Inbred Half-Sister “Aria” as a Young Bird and Yearling won:
1st Place Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2004
2nd Place Middle Distance North American Ace YB 2003
5th Place Overall Concourse Champion YB 2003

8th Place Combine Champion Old Bird 2004
9th Place Combine Champion Young Bird 2003

1st Place Combine @ 313 Miles Vs. 480 Birds/43 Lofts =
1st Place Combine @ 255 Miles Vs. 575 Birds/49 Lofts =
1st Club/3rd Combine @ 233 Miles Vs. 645 Birds/51 Lofts
1st Place Club @ 174 Miles =
2nd Place Combine @ 298 Miles Vs. 555 Birds/47 Lofts =
2nd Place Club @ 115 Miles =
4th Club/5th Combine @ 202 Miles Vs. 651 Bird/50 Lofts
4th Place Club @ 409 Miles

4th Place Club @ 233 Miles
12th Place Club @ 174 Mile =

14th Place Club @ 202 Miles

A Full-Brother "Hang 3" won:
1st Place Combine @ 255 Miles Vs. 315 Birds/33 Lofts 
1st Place Combine @ 255 Miles Vs. 575 Birds/49 Lofts = 
1st Place Club @ 233 Miles (5 Minutes Ahead!)
2nd Place Club/Concourse @ 298 Miles =
4th Club/5th Combine @ 202 Miles vs. 651 Bird/50 Lofts =
 
Inbred Half-Sister "Alina" won:
1st Place Combine @ 251 Miles Vs. 559 Birds/48 Lofts = 
1st Place Club @ 233 Miles = 
1st Place Club/5th Concourse @ 115 Miles = 
1st Place Club @ 174 Miles = 
9th Place Concourse @ 313 Miles
13th Place Club @ 298 Miles
14th Place Club @ 174 Miles
 
Full-Sister "Hang 269" won:
1st Place Club/2nd Concourse/5th Combine @ 232 Miles 
(47 Minutes Ahead of 2nd Place Bird in Club!) 
1st Place Club @ 251 Miles = 
1st Place Club @ 115 Miles =
4th Place Club @ 174 Miles =
 
Full-Sister "Hang 270" won:
1st Place Combine @ 174 Miles vs. 676 Birds/48 Lofts =
1st Place Concourse/3rd Combine @ 251 Miles (549 Birds) =
1st Place Concourse/7th Combine @ 115 Miles (713 Birds) =
 
A Full Brother won 3rd Place Hangtown Auction Race 2004
 
Inbred Half-Sister “Amber” is Responsible for: 
(150+) x 1st Place or Equal 1st
(4) Consecutive Generations of 1st Place Winners 
1st Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2005
1st Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2006
1st Place Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2007
1st Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2010
1st Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2011 (For Customer)
1st Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2012
1st Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2013
(25) North American Ace & CA State HOF Awards
Multiple 2nd/3rd/4th/5th Overall Champion Birds
1st Place @ 370 Miles Sierra Ranch Classic 2013
Equal 1st @ 310 Miles Sierra Ranch Classic 2013
Equal 1st @ 170 Miles Sierra Ranch Classic 2013
3rd Overall Ace Pigeon vs. 561 Paid Entries in the
2013 Sierra Ranch Classic One Loft Race Series
Equal 1st Sierra Ranch Classic 225 Miles 2009
9th Place (Equal 7th) @ 318 Miles 2011 Shasta Classic
16th Overall Ace Pigeon vs. 548 Entries 2011 SR Classic
 
Inbred Half-Brother "Diesel" is responsible for:
(80+) X 1st Place or = 1st
(3) Generations of 1st Place Winners 
1st Place Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2007
1st Place Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2009
1st Place Overall Club Champion YB 2008 (for customer)
1st Overall Combine Champion YB 2012 (for customer)
1st Short/Middle Distance Club Champion OB 2009
1st Short Distance Club Champion Old Bird 2007
2nd Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2004
3rd Place Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2008 
4th Place Middle Distance North American Ace YB 2003
(2) x 1st in 2010 GCC Series for Chuck Hughes
 
Inbred Half-Sister "Aria" is Mother of:
(17) x 1st Place or Equal 1st
1st Overall Club Champion YB 2009 (for Mark Grima)
1st Overall Club Champion OB 2010 (for Mark Grima)
 
A Half-Sister "Alina" has bred multiple 1st Place Winners
 
A Half-Brother "Mav" has bred over (10) x 1st Place and
an AU Registered Champion for customers in Idaho
 
A Half-Brother "Hang 5" bred multiple winners and 
3rd Overall Champion Young Bird 2008 for Holland Dredge
 
A Half-Brother bred 1st Place Winner for customer in Michigan
 
A Half-Brother has bred diploma winners for a customer in Texas

Son of:  "Cobra" and "Aaliyah"

Brother of:  "Diesel", "Aria", "Amber"

Uncle of: "Hitman", "Sweet 16", "Melanie", "Mercury", "Revolution", "Orion", "Madison", and "Viper 2.0"

Grandson of:  "Viper" and "Savanna"

You read all the time about "long distance", "middle distance" and "sprint" specialty birds but what you don't hear about very often are individual pigeons that have actually excelled at all distances and conditions.  "King Cobra" is one of those increasingly rare birds that raced extremely well from 100 to 550 Miles in all kinds of conditions.  He is the toughest Old Bird Cock I have ever flown and one of the toughest old birds I have ever even heard of.  "King Cobra" won (5) x 1st Place, multiple diplomas, and multiple Top-10% Finishes from 100 to 550 Miles. He also won 1st Long Distance Club Champion Bird 2007 as a Yearling and then as a two year old he followed it up by winning 1st Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2008.  As impressive as all of his race wins, diplomas, and champion bird titles are, I think his 29 consecutive race streak on one of the toughest courses in America (through high deserts and High Sierra Mountain range) may be his most impressive accomplishment of all. He flew every race on the schedule every week for 3 years and doing so he had to fly several races in heat, headwinds, thunderstorms, etc.

 

As a Young Bird "King Cobra" was pretty good, scoring in a few races and then finishing Equal 1st on the final race of the season from 306 Miles. His impressive race streak had already started as a Young Bird though as he flew 10 consecutive race weekends with the following mileages...104, 165, 191, 221, 241, 245, 288, 303, 245, 306. Not too many young birds fly a stretch of (6) 250-300+ Mile races in 6 weeks but that year the River City Flyers had 2 races immediately following the end of our regular combine season so I was able to send birds like "King Cobra" to (10) races/weeks instead of the usual 8. 

 

As a Yearling he had a slow start in the first 3 races of the season but the 4th Race from 288 Miles was very tough in strong headwinds and he was my 2nd bird home placing 8th Club. A week later I sent him to a tough 405 Mile race (once again in headwinds 1000 to 1100 ypm range) and yet again he was my 2nd Bird home and finished 5th Club/25th Concourse. A week later was the first 500 Mile station (light headwinds + heat  in upper 1100 ypm range) and this time he did even better finishing 2nd Club/4th Concourse/10th Combine. Next week was a spread out 250 with poor returns and he was my 5th or 6th bird home but the following week was the second 500 Mile race.  It turned out to be tougher than the first one with very strong headwinds and warm temperatures.  I placed 5th combine @ 969 ypm so as you can see it was slow. There were few day birds in the combine and "King Cobra" arrived at 5:49 AM the next morning to place 15th Combine. This was the first time he had ever been out overnight and he just missed being a day bird (we live in a Canyon facing east where the sun sets very early so he was very close). At this point his consecutive race streak was up to 18 races (including 9 straight weeks of old birds as a yearling) and the conditions for the final race of the season from 550 Miles looked pretty good so I rolled the dice on "King Cobra" and a hen I was doing the same thing with and sent them to the 550. It ended up being a good race with more day birds than the combine had seen in years but still a hard working 550 with speeds in the 1100 and 1200 ypm range. "King Cobra" was my first bird home and finished 19th Combine to end his season. He ended up finishing 1st Long Distance Club Champion Old Bird 2007 and 5th Overall Concourse Champion Old Bird 2007.  He did all of this flying to a regular perch. No widowhood, No flying to eggs, no nest box. Only time he saw any hens is day of arrival.

 

Based on what he did on all of the long and/or tough races and his lackluster results on the shorter races as a yearling one would think that "King Cobra" was more of a long distance slower type pigeon. That is what I thought too and he proved me wrong right away as a two year old. To start his two-year old season, he won 1st Place in the first 3 races in row! All short distance races with speeds between 1350 and 1643 ypm. He actually arrived on a two-bird drop to win the 165 Mile Combine @ 1643 YPM vs. 596 Birds/45 Lofts. This is when I knew I had a truly great multi-purpose pigeon as he now had won 1st or finished Top-10% from 100 to 550 Miles slow or fast. "King Cobra" had a great two-year old season and he once again did well on one of the 500 mile races and as a result he won 1st Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2008. By the time his two year old season was over he had flown 29 consecutive races in 3 seasons of racing. 

 

2010 was the first year I actually raced any children of "King Cobra" and he has proven already to be a tremendous breeder. (4) of his Children combined to win (10) x 1st or Equal 1st in 2010 with a Son winning (4) x Equal 1st and a Daughter winning (3) x Equal 1st and also 2nd Place @ 324 Miles.  In 2012 the results were again super with a Daughter winning 1st Sprint North American Ace Old Bird.  In 2013 another Daughter was Equal 1st Combine and multiple diploma winner.  A Daughter and Son have clocked well from 400 and 467 Miles.

 

Both Parents of "King Cobra" are National Ace Pigeon Award Winners. His Father "Cobra" was the #1 Young Bird in all California 2003 and "Cobra" and Mother "Aaliyah" were both winners of 1st Middle Distance North American Ace Young Bird Awards. "King Cobra" is a Brother of several 1st Place Winners and an Inbred Half-Sister "Aria" won 2nd Place Middle Distance North American Ace Young Bird 2003 and then followed it up by winning 1st Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2004.  More importantly Brothers and Sisters of "King Cobra" are Parents, Grandparents, and Great-Grandparents of several 1st Place Winners and 1st Overall Champion Birds.  (3) Different Brothers and Sisters of "King Cobra" are responsible for (2) or more 1st Overall Champion Birds and a Brother and Sister each have bred National Award Winners. "King Cobra" is a Half-Brother of "Amber" who is Mother of all my best current foundation breeders like "Madison", "Melanie", "Revolution", "Mercury", "Viper 2.0", etc.  He is also an Inbred Half-Brother of "Diesel" who for years was one of our Top-5 Breeding Cocks and Father of "Sweet 16" and "Hitman".

 

"King Cobra" is a good looking male with a smart personality. He has the type of personality that I like in good racing cocks, he's quiet and minds his own business, yet still has a top perch.  He's like his Father in that he won't look for a fight with other birds but will hold his ground and fight only if forced to. The other birds know to leave him alone. He is medium in size with a strong frame/back, nice leaner type muscle, an excellent wing with strong vibration, tight vents, silky feather, and a nice red pearl eye. He's not a real big burly bird but he is nice in the hand and what you expect from a bird that flew well under all different conditions. "King Cobra" is obviously one of my favorite birds and more so than any other bird we have ever owned you can truly say he "earned his perch".

 

Updated:  December 2013

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