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AU-04 HANG  258  Marble Grizzle Hen

Janssen & "Wildthing"

  • 4th Place Overall Concourse Champion YB 2004

  • (3) x Equal 1st Place Concourse Winner

  • "Melanie" is Mother of:

  • (38) X 1st Place or Equal 1st

  • 1st Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2006

  • 1st Place Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2012
  • 2nd Overall Combine Champion Young Bird 2013
  • 5th Place California State Hall of Fame Old Bird 2012
  • (2) Digest North American Ace Pigeon Awards 2012
  • Grandmother of (30+) x 1st Place or Equal 1st

  • Grandmother of 5th California State Hall of Fame YB 2010

  • Grandmother of 4th Sprint North American Ace Young Bird 2010

  • Grandmother of 1st Champion Old Bird + 1st @ 600 Miles for Ken Jackson

  • Great-Grandmother of (7) x 1st or Equal 1st
  • Great-Grandmother of 1st Sprint North American Ace Old Bird 2012
  • Daughter of "Evolution" and "Amber"

  • Sister of "Revolution", "Madison", "Stacy", "Orion", "Viper 2.0"

"Melanie" won the following:

4th Place Overall Concourse Champion Young Bird 2004

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) =

6th Place Club/17th Place Concourse @ 232 Miles =

 

Mother of (38) x 1st Place or Equal 1st

Son "Hang 302" won following as YB and Yearling:

5th Overall California State Hall of Fame Old Bird 2012

____ Overall North American Ace Old Bird 2012

____  Sprint North American Ace Old Bird 2012

1st Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2012

4th Overall Combine Champion Old Bird 2012

(Did Not Fly Last Two Combine Races)

1st Place Combine @ 400 Miles vs. 446 Birds/30 Lofts

1st Place Combine @ 244 Miles vs. 292 Birds/26 Lofts

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

1st Place Combine @ 191 Miles vs. 85 Birds/9 Lofts

43rd Combine @ 222 Miles vs. 468 Birds/32 Lofts

53rd Combine @ 467 Miles vs. 325 Birds/26 Lofts

53rd Combine @ 191 Miles vs. 486 Birds/32 Lofts

As a Young Bird:

9th Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2011

Equal 1st Club @ 104 Miles vs. 70 Birds/6 Lofts

Equal 1st Club (14th in Clock) @ 120 Miles vs. 68 B/6L

Equal 4th Club @ 104 Miles vs. 114 Birds/6 Lofts

5th Place Club @ 244 Miles vs. 41 Birds/6 Lofts

7th Place Club @ 240 Miles vs. 73 Birds/7 Lofts

7th Place Club @ 303 Miles vs. 44 Birds/5 Lofts

A Son "Hang 1" won the following:

1st Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2006

1st Place Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 539 Birds/40 Lofts (4 Mins Ahead)

1st Place Combine @ 105 Miles vs. 535 Birds/40 Lofts =

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

1st Place Club @ 303 Miles =

1st Place Club @ 245 Miles =

2nd Place Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 258 Birds/23 Lofts =

10th Place Club @ 240 Miles

A Son ".38 Special" won:

3rd Place Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2007
4th Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2005

5th Place Combine Champion Old Bird 2008

1st Place Combine @ 222 Miles vs. 484 Birds/42 Lofts =
1st Place Club @ 163 Miles (40 Minutes Ahead Next Loft!)
1st Concourse/3rd Combine @ 104 Miles vs. 635 Birds =

1st Concourse/4th Combine @ 191 Miles vs 568 Birds/45 Lofts

1st Club/12th Combine @ 222 Miles vs. 539 Birds 
1st Place Club/15th Combine @ 164 Miles =

1st Place Club @ 244 Miles =

3rd Place Federation @ 191 Miles vs 1134 Birds/106 Lofts

( ^ Special Race - 'CAL Open 250')

3rd Place Club @ 191 Miles =

7th Place Club/22nd Combine @ 164 Miles
9th Place Combine @ 164 Miles
9th Place Club @ 221 Miles =
11th Place Combine @ 164 Miles
14th Place Club @ 303 Miles

 

A Daughter "Hang 9" won:

3rd Place Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2009

5th Place Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2007

1st Place Club/3rd Combine @ 288 Miles vs. 398 Birds =
1st Place Club @ 221 Miles
1st Place Club/4th Concourse @ 244 Miles =

1st Club/5th Combine @ 244 Miles vs 265 Birds/31 Loft

1st Place Club @ 104 Miles =

3rd Place Club @ 164 Miles
5th Place Combine @ 245 Miles vs. 411 Birds/34 Lofts =

5th Place Club/27th Combine @ 288 Miles (Tough Race)
6th Place Club @ 164 Miles =

7th Place Combine @ 222 Miles vs. 517 Birds/43 Lofts
13th Place Club @ 303 Miles
14th Place Combine @ 164 Miles

40th Combine vs 400 Birds/37 Lofts @ 406 Miles

A Daughter "Hang 28" as a Young Bird won:

2nd Overall Combine Champion Young Bird 2013

1st Combine @ 303 Miles vs. 216 Birds/25 Lofts (Equal)

3rd Combine @ 244 Miles vs. 237 Birds/25 Lofts (Equal)

5th Place Combine 240 Miles vs. 283 Birds/26 Lofts

13th Place Combine @ 287 Miles vs. 250 Birds/26 Lofts

(^^ 11 of 12 Birds Ahead of this position were our own ^^)

6th Club @ 112 Miles vs. 80 Birds/6 Lofts (Equal)

A Son "Hang 278" won:

6th Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2012

1st Combine @ 191 Miles vs. 85 Birds/9 Lofts (Equal)

3rd Combine @ 244 Miles vs. 305 Birds/29 Lofts (Equal)

Equal 4th Club @ 104 Miles vs. 114 Birds/6 Lofts (YB)

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

33rd Place Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 472 Birds/32 Lofts

55th Place Combine @ 222 MIles vs. 447 Birds/30 Lofts

 

A Daughter "Hang 498" won:

1st Place Club @ 324 Miles vs. 106 Birds/10 Lofts

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

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

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

22nd Place Club @ 122 Miles vs. 158 Birds/8 Lofts

13th Place Club @ 267 Miles vs. 61 Birds/7 Lofts

A Daugter "Hang 92" won:

1st Combine @ 244 Miles vs. 254 Birds/26 Lofts (Equal)

5th Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 456 Birds/29 Lofts (Equal)

Equal 1st Club @ 104 Miles vs. 99 Birds/5 Lofts

A Daughter "Hang 279" won:

7th Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2013

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

6th Place Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 573 Birds/37 Lofts

7th Place Club @ 303 Miles vs. 40 Birds/5 Lofts

38th Place Combine @ 467 Miles vs. 222 Birds/24 Lofts

45th Place Combine @ 467 Miles vs. 234 Birds/28 Lofts

46th Place Combine @ 467 Miles vs. 232 Birds/24 Lofts

49th Place Combine @ 191 Miles vs. 520 Birds/36 Lofts

 

A Daughter "Hang 70" won:

1st Place Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 539 Birds/40 Lofts =

1st Place Combine @ 105 Miles vs. 535 Birds/40 Lofts =

A Son "Hang 346" won:

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

26th Place Combine @ 244 Miles vs. 292 Birds/27 Lofts

66th Place Combine @ 287 Miles vs. 427 Birds/29 Lofts

 

A Son "Hang 71" won:

1st Place Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 539 Birds/40 Lofts =

 

A Daughter "Hang 78" won:

1st Place Club @ 104 Miles (5 Minutes Ahead)

10th Place Club @ 191 Miles

12th Place Club @ 163 Miles =

 

A Son "Hang 303" won:

1st Place Club @ 303 Miles (Equal)

4th Place Club @ 120 Miles (Equal)

A Daughter "Hang 37" won:

6th Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 573 Birds/37 Lofts (Equal)

11th Place Combine @ 222 Miles vs. 514 Birds/36 Lofts

26th Place Combine @ 222 Miles vs. 133 Birds/14 Lofts

A Daughter "Hang 566" won:

11th Place Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 472 Birds/31 Lofts

18th Place Combine @ 244 Miles vs. 305 Birds/29 Lofts

21st Place Combine @ 303 Miles vs. 249 Birds/21 Lofts

 

Grandmother of (30+) x 1st Place or Equal 1st

 

Grandchildren for Ken Jackson have won:

1st Place Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2011

1st Place Club @ 600 Miles in 2011

 

A Granddaughter "Hang 477" won:

1st Place Club @ 232 Miles vs. 89 Birds/8 Lofts (Equal))

1st Place Club @ 122 Miles vs. 158 Birds/8 Lofts (Equal)

1st Place Club @ 141 Miles vs. 143 Birds/10 Lofts (Equal)

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

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

1st Place Club @ 100 Miles (Equal - Club Special)

 

A Grandson "Hang 585" won:

1st Place Club @ 122 Miles vs. 169 Birds/8 Lofts (Equal)

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. 89 Birds/8 Lofts (Equal))

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

1st Place Club @ 100 Miles (Equal - Club Special)

 

A Granddaughter "Hang 586" won:

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

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

1st Place Club @ 232 Miles vs. 89 Birds/8 Lofts (Equal)

6th Place Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 472 Birds/31 Lofts

8th Place Combine @ 287 Miles vs. 427 Birds/29 Lofts

9th Place Club @ 267 Miles vs. 64 Birds/7 Lofts

32nd Place Combine @ 222 Miles vs. 447 Birds/30 Lofts

 

A Grandson "Hang 538" won:

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

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)

45th Place Club @ 122 Miles vs. 158 Birds/8 Lofts

 

A Grandson "Hang 551" won:

1st Place Club @ 92 Miles vs. 177 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)

28th Place Club @ 122 Miles vs. 158 Birds/8 Lofts

 

A Granddaughter "Hang 40" won:

1st Club/2nd Combine @ 222 Miles vs. 517 Birds/43 Lofts

3rd Place Club @ 105 Miles.

A Granddaughter "Hang 44" won:

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

6th Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 573 Birds/37 Lofts (Equal)

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

A Grandson "Hang 485" won:

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

35th Place Club @ 232 Miles vs. 89 Birds/8 Lofts (Hot Day)

A Granddaughter "Kassidy" as a Young Bird won:

4th Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2010

4th Place Sprint North American Ace Young Bird 2010

5th Place California State Hall of Fame Young Bird 2010

1st Place Club @ 122 Miles vs. 158 Birds/8 Lofts

1st Place Club @ 232 Miles vs. 89 Birds/8 Lofts (Equal)

1st Place Club @ 141 Miles vs. 143 Birds/10 Lofts (Equal)

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

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

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

27th Place Club @ 267 Miles vs. 64 Birds/7 Lofts (Smash)

3rd Place Club @ 244 Miles (Equal)

 

A Granddaughter "Hang 536" won:

12th Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2010

1st Place Club @ 122 Miles vs. 169 Birds/8 Lofts (Equal)

1st Place Club @ 92 Miles vs. 185 Birds/10 Lofts (Equal)

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

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

3rd Place Combine @ 191 Miles vs. 565 Birds/38 Lofts

6th Place Club @ 267 Miles vs. 61 Birds/7 Lofts

15th Place Club @ 104 Miles vs. 219 Birds/5 Lofts

29th Place Combine @ 287 Miles vs. 432 Birds/32 Lofts

53rd Place Club @ 208 Miles vs. 117 Birds/9 Lofts

64th Place Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 514 Birds/36 Lofts

1st Place Club @ 100 Miles (Equal on Drop / Club Special)

A Great-Granddaughter "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!)

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

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

A Great-Grandson "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 Great-Granddaughter "Hang 67" won:

1st Combine @ 287 Miles vs. 250 Birds/26 Lofts (Equal)

8th Combine @ 240 Miles vs. 283 Birds/26 Lofts (Equal)

34th Place Combine @ 244 Miles vs. 237 Birds/25 Lofts

6th Club/53rd Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 430 Birds

12th Place Club @ 112 Miles vs. 80 Birds/6 Lofts


A Great-Grandson "Hang 68" won:

1st Place Club @ 104 Miles vs. 92 Birds/5 Lofts

A Great-Grandson "Hang 35" won:

Equal 1st Club @ 104 Miles vs. 99 Birds/5 Lofts

5th Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 456 Birds/29 Lofts (Equal)

Both Parents are 1st Place and Multiple Diploma Winners.

 

Brothers and Sisters have won (34) X 1st Place or = 1st

 

A Half-Sister "Stacy" won these awards/races:

3rd Place California State Hall of Fame Young Bird 2003

3rd Place Middle Distance North American Ace YB 2003

12th Place Overall North American Ace YB 2003

4th Place Overall Combine Champion YB Vs. 63 Lofts

1st Place Combine @ 255 Miles Vs. 575 Birds/49 Lofts =

1st Place Combine @ 313 Miles Vs. 480 Birds/43 Lofts =

1st Place Concourse @ 175 Miles Vs. 368 Birds =

2nd Place Combine @ 298 Miles Vs. 555 Birds/47 Lofts =

2nd Place Club @ 115 Miles =

14th Place Club @ 202 Miles

(All in the Same Season, Outstanding Performance!)

 

A Half-Sister "Madison" won these races/awards:
9th Place Middle Distance North American Ace YB 2003
7th Place Overall Club Champion YB 2003
1st Place Combine @ 313 Miles Vs. 488 Birds/44 Lofts =
1st Place Combine @ 251 Miles Vs. 559 Birds/48 Lofts =
1st Place Club @ 233 Miles =
2nd Place Club @ 115 Miles =
4th Place Club @ 202 Miles =
8th Place Club @ 298 Miles and 12th Place @ 175 Miles

 

A Half-Sister "Hang 54" won:
1st Place Combine @ 251 Miles Vs. 488 Birds/48 Lofts =
1st Place Club/6th Concourse @ 256 Miles =
1st Place Club @ 175 Miles =
1st Place Club @ 233 Miles =
2nd Place Club @ 115 Miles =
4th Place Club @ 233 Miles
4th Place Club @ 202 Miles =
5th Place Club/10th Combine @ 256 Miles

12th Place Club @ 409 Miles

 

A Half-Brother "Mercury" won:
3rd Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2003
1st Place Combine @ 251 Miles Vs. 488 Birds/48 Lofts =
1st Place Concourse @ 298 Miles Vs. 181 Birds/16 Lofts =
1st Place Club/2nd Concourse @ 255 Miles =
1st Place Club @ 174 Miles =
2nd Place Club @ 115 Miles =
4th Place Club @ 202 Miles =
4th Place Club @ 174 Miles and 14th Place Club @ 255 Miles

 

Nestmate Brother "Revolution" won:

9th Place Overall Concourse Champion YB 2004

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) =

12th Place Club @ 232 Miles

 

Several Additional Brothers and Sisters are 1st or Diploma Winners

 

Half-Brother "Revolution" is Responsible for:

(60+) x 1st Place or Equal 1st

(3) Generations of 1st Place Winners

1st Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2005

1st Sprint North American Ace Young Bird 2010

2nd Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2010

3rd Overall North American Ace Young Bird 2010

3rd California State Hall of Fame Young Bird 2010

8th Place California State Hall of Fame Old Bird 2012

Overall & Sprint North American Ace Old Birds 2012

4th Place Viva Vegas 330 in 2009 (4th Generation)

9th Place (Equal 7th) @ 318 Miles Shasta Classic 2011

26th Place Average Speed Shasta Classic 2011

 

Half-Sister "Stacy" is responsible for:

(70+) X 1st Place or Equal 1st

(3) Generations of 1st Place Winners

3rd Ace Pigeon vs. 561 Paid Entries Sierra Ranch Classic

1st Place @ 370 Miles Sierra Ranch Classic One Loft 2013

Equal 1st @ 310 Miles Sierra Ranch Classic One Loft 2013

Equal 1st @ 170 Miles Sierra Ranch Classic One Loft 2013

Long Distance North American Ace Old Bird 2012

4th Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2010

4th Place Sprint North American Ace Young Bird 2010

5th Place California State Hall of Fame Young Bird 2010

3rd Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2004

5th Place Overall Combine Champion Old Bird 2012

6th Place Overall Concourse Champion YB 2004

Equal 1st @ 225 Miles Sierra Ranch Classic 2009

 

Half-Sister "Madison" is Mother and Grandmother of:

(80+) x 1st Place or Equal 1st

1st Place Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2007

1st Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2010

1st Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2013

2nd Place California State Hall of Fame YB 2010

2nd Place Overall North American Ace Young Bird 2010

2nd Place Sprint N. American Ace Young Bird 2010

3rd Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2010

4th Place California State Hall of Fame YB 2010

5th Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2010

5th Place Sprint N. American Ace Young Bird 2010

6th Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2010

6th Place California State Hall of Fame YB 2010

6th Place Sprint N. American Ace Young Bird 2010

8th Place California State Hall of Fame YB 2010

Equal 1st Sierra Ranch Classic 225 Miles in 2009

Equal 1st @ 225 Miles Sierra Ranch Classic 2011

16th Ace Pigeon vs. 548 Paid Entries Sierra Ranch 2011

 

Half-Brother "Mercury" is Father/Grandfather of:

(35+) x 1st Place or Equal 1st

1st Overall Club Champion YB 2011 for Ken Chisum

4th Place California State Hall of Fame Old Bird 2012

____ North American Ace Old Bird 2012

2nd Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2012

8th Place Overall Combine Champion Old Bird 2012

1st Place & Diploma Wins for customer Ken Chisum

Multiple 1st Place Combine Winners

 

Half-Brother "Orion" is Father of:

(9) x 1st Place or Equal 1st

 

Inbred Half-Brother "Viper 2.0" Father/Grandfather of:

(15+) x 1st Place and Equal 1st

3rd Ace Pigeon vs. 561 Paid Entries Sierra Ranch Classic

1st Place @ 370 Miles Sierra Ranch Classic One Loft 2013

Equal 1st @ 310 Miles Sierra Ranch Classic One Loft 2013

Equal 1st @ 170 Miles Sierra Ranch Classic One Loft 2013

Long Distance North American Ace Old Bird 2012

Equal 1st @ 125 Miles California Classic SD 2011

5th Place Overall Combine Champion Old Bird 2012

77th Overall Ace Pigeon vs. 520+ Entries San Diego

A Half-Sister "Carrie" is Mother of:

(10+) x 1st and Equal 1st including 1st Combine Wins

3rd Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2011

5th Overall Combine Champion Young Bird 2013

Equal 1st @ 225 Miles Sierra Ranch Classic 2011

44th Place @ 350 Miles Sierra Ranch Classic 2011

24th Ace Pigeon vs. 548 Paid Entries Sierra Ranch 2011

In 2013 "Melanie's" youngest Half-Sister "Hang 497"
is Mother of (3) x 1st or Equal 1st including 1st Place Club
@ 104 Miles and Equal 1st Combine @ 240 Miles

 

Full-Brothers "Hang 1106" and "Hangman" have both bred

winners for customers.

 

Half-Sisters "Hang 54"  Mother of 1st 1st Combine Winner

Daughter of:  "Evolution" and "Amber"

Granddaughter of:  "Ringo", "Cher", "Maverick" and "Aaliyah"

Sister of:  "Stacy", "Revolution", "Madison", "Mercury", "Orion", "Carrie", "Viper 2.0"

Niece of:  "The Sandman", "The Matrix", "Snow White", "Dawn", "Eve", "Aria", and "Diesel"

"Melanie" is a very beautiful grizzle and an incredible foundation breeding hen.  She is one of the best foundation breeding grizzle hens in all America.  She along with her Sister "Madison" have been our Best 2 Breeding Hens over the last 6 years since her Mother abruptly quit laying eggs.  As a racing Hen "Melanie" won (3) x 1st Place Concourse and also 6th Place Club.  She was 4th Place Overall Concourse Champion Young Bird 2004.  While "Melanie" was a  good racing hen, her value as a foundation breeder has far surpassed her racing accomplishments. 

 

"Melanie" quickly became one of our top foundation breeders and she has been producing super results every year since 2005.  She is Mother of (38) x 1st Place or Equal 1st, 1st Place Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2006, 1st Place Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2012, 2nd Overall Combine Champion Young Bird 2013, and numerous 3rd/4th/5th Overall Champion Bird Awards.  One of her Sons ".38 Special" finished Top-5 Champion Bird in 3 different seasons.

In 2012 Old Birds "Melanie's" Son "Hang 302" had a dominant season winning (3) State and National Awards including 5th Place California State Hall of Fame Old Bird 2012.  Her Son "Hang 302" was also 1st Club Champion Old Bird 2012 and 4th Overall Combine Champion Old Bird 2012 despite not flying the last two races.  He won (4) x 1st and Equal 1st Combine in one season including 1st Place Combine @ 400 and 255 Miles!

In 2010, a Granddaughter "Kassidy" won 5th Place California State Hall of Fame Young Bird and 4th Place Sprint North American Ace Young Bird.  "Melanie" is Now Grandmother of (30+) x 1st Place or Equal 1st and in 2010 (7) Different Grandchildren won 1st or Equal 1st in 3 Races or more.  Grandchildren have won 1st Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2011 and 1st Place Club @ 600 Miles for Ken Jackson.  Over the last couple of years, Great-Grandchildren of "Melanie" are now winning 1st and Equal 1st and their first National Award.  In 2012 Old Birds "Hang 277" a Great-Granddaughter of "Melanie" won 1st Sprint North American Ace Old Bird 2012.  "Hang 277's" Mother is "Kassidy" a Granddaughter of "Melanie" (mentioned earlier)  

 

Melanie's" Mother "Amber" bred (34) X 1st Place or Equal 1st in just six years herself.  "Melanie's" Nestmate Brother "Revolution" is Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather of (60+) x 1st Place or Equal 1st, 1st/2nd Overall Champion Birds + 3 National Awards.  Her Half-Sister "Madison" has been our other best breeding hen over the last 6 years producing (3) 1st Overall Champion Birds and (8) National/CA State Awards + One Loft Money Winners in 2009 and 2011.  Half-Sister "Stacy" is also responsible for (3) Generations of 1st Place Winners and a National Awards Winner.  In 2013 with "Hang 39" we won 1st Place @ 370 Miles in the Sierra Ranch Classic which is one of the biggest One Loft Races in USA.  The same pigeon was 3rd Overall Ace Pigeon vs. 561 Paid Entries and she was also an Equal 1st Money Winner @ 310 Miles and Equal 1st @ 170 Miles.  "Hang 39" is a Granddaughter of "Stacy" and "Viper 2.0" (Both Half-Siblings of "Melanie")  The Results produced by "Melanie" and all of her Brothers and Sisters over the past five to six years is incredible.   

 

"Melanie" is the epitome of the perfect handling pigeon.  She is flawless in every regard and goes beyond what most people think would normally be a perfect handling pigeon.  The only pigeon in my loft that handles better is one of her Daughters.  She is medium in size with beautiful looks, a flawless body, and probably the best muscle quality of any pigeon I have ever seen.  "Melanie" has a strong frame/back, a nice vibrating wing, silky soft feather, tight vents, and a very nice pearl eye with a somewhat violet circle of correlation.  The first thing you notice about her though when you pick her up is the muscle.  She is loaded with buoyant muscle that is always in peak condition.....she feels like she is "blown up" and ready for a race 365 days days a year.  To this day in 2013 at the age of 9 she still has the same bouyant muscle as when she was younger.  Pigeons with muscle like this are very rare and when you see one they are always tremendous pigeons. "Melanie" is continuing  in the tradition of Breeding Champions just as her Parents, Brothers, Sisters, and Grandparents already have.

Updated:  November 2013

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