" Sky King "

AU-04 IWC  864  Blue Bar Cock

Inbred Janssen & "Wildthing"

Bred and Flown by friend Holland Dredge of Idaho

Both Parents Originally from our loft

  • 1st Place Sprint N. American Ace Old Bird 2005

  • 2nd Place Overall N. American Ace Old Bird 2005

  • (7) x 1st Place or Equal 1st in One Season

  • Including 4 x 1st Combine against average of 252 Birds

  • Father of (27) x 1st or Equal 1st

  • Father of 1st Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2009

  • Father of 1st Place and Diploma Winners from 100 to 467 Miles

  • Grandfather of (35+) x 1st Place or Equal 1st

  • Grandfather of 1st Overall Champion Bird for Holland Dredge 2007

  • Grandfather of 1st Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2011

  • Full-Brother also won (2) National Ace Pigeon Awards

"Sky King" won the following as a Yearling:

1st Place Sprint North American Ace Old Bird 2005

2nd Place Overall North American Ace Old Bird 2005

1st Place Combine @ 120 Miles vs. 584 Birds

1st Place Combine @ 192 Miles vs. 164 Birds

1st Place Combine @ 192 Miles vs. 133 Birds/11 Lofts

1st Place Combine @ 197 Miles vs. 127 Birds/12 Lofts (Equal)
1st Club/2nd Combine @ 197 Miles vs. 190 Birds (Equal)

1st Club/2nd Combine @ 192 Miles vs. 214 Birds (Equal)

1st Place Club @ 191 Miles (Equal)
6th Place Club @ 197 Miles (Only beaten by loft mates)
9th Place Club @ 192 Miles (Equal)

(all in one season!)

 

What a phenomenal record all in one season!  "Sky King"

was without question the King of the Short-Distance Races.

 

Father of (26) x 1st or Equal 1st

 

A Daughter "Hang 6" won:

1st Place Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2009

1st Place Short/Middle Distance Champion Old Bird 2009

2nd Place Short Distance Club Champion Old Bird 2008

3rd Place Overall Club Champion Old Bird 2008

1st Place Combine @ 288 Miles vs. 441 Birds/39 Lofts

(9+ Minutes Ahead on a tough 100 degree day)

1st Place Combine @ 222 Miles vs. 484 Birds/42 Lofts =

3rd Combine & 3rd CAL Open Federation @ 191 Miles

( vs. 1134 Birds/106 Lofts - Special Race)

2nd Place Combine @ 164 Miles =

3rd Place Club/Co. @ 105 Miles vs. 204 Birds/12 Lofts

4th Place Club @ 287 Miles

5th Place @ 165 Miles vs. 141 Birds/12 Lofts

6th Place Club @ 165 Miles

8th Place Club @ 240 Miles

9th Place Club @ 191 Miles

24th Combine @ 104 Miles vs. 535 Birds/40 Lofts

27th Combine @ 406 Miles vs. 400 Birds/37 Lofts

 

A Daughter "Hang 66" won:

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

1st Place Combine @ 165 Miles vs. 603 Birds/45 Lofts =

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

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

1st Place Club @ 104 Miles =

2nd Club/15th Concourse/23rd Combine @ 406 Miles

3rd Place Club @ 191 Miles

3rd Club/28th Combine @ 467 Miles

5th Place Club @ 222 Miles

6th Place Club @ 288 Miles

7th Concourse/13th Combine @ 467 Miles

8th Place Club @ 244 Miles =

26th Place Combine @ 191 Miles vs. 559 Birds/44 Lofts

 

A Son "Hang 555" won:

7th Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2010

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

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

1st Place Club @ 141 Miles vs. 142 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)

9th Place Club @ 267 Miles vs. 61 Birds/7 Lofts

 

A Son "Hang 554" won:

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)

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

40th Place Club @ 122 Miles vs. 158 Birds/8 Lofts

 

A Son "Hang 523" won:

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)

 

A Daughter "Hang 522" won:

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

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

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

2nd Place Club @ 267 Miles vs. 61 Birds/7 Lofts (Smash)

32nd Place Club @ 324 Miles vs. 106 Birds/10 Lofts

45th Place Club @ 92 Miles vs. 177 Birds/10 Lofts

 

A Daughter "Hang 503" won:

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

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

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

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

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

41st Combine @ 222 Miles vs. 468 Birds/32 Lofts (OB)

 

A Daughter "Hang 67" won:

1st Place Combine @ 105 Miles vs. 494 Birds/39 Lofts =

 

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

 

Grandfather of 1st Overall SRV Club Champion YB 2007

(For Holland Dredge of Idaho)  Also Grandfather of multiple

1st Place Wins and diplomas for Holland.

 

A Granddaughter "Hang 336" won:

1st Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2011

1st Combine @ 241 Miles vs. 254 Birds/23 Lofts (Tough Race)

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

4th/5th/7th/8th Club all in 2011

 

A Grandson "Hang 265"

in the 2011 Minnesota Flying Aces One Loft won:

Equal 1st Drop @ 304 Miles

Equal 1st Drop @ 209 Miles

Equal 1st Drop @ 155 Miles

 

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 Granddaughter "Hang 315" won:

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

Equal 1st Combine @ 244 Miles vs. 292 Birds/27 Lofts

Equal 3rd Combine @ 241 Miles vs. 254 Birds/23 Lofts (2011 YB)

1st Club @ 244 Miles (2011 YB)

Equal 1st Combine @ 191 Miles (Special Race)

9th Combine @ 400 Miles vs. 446 Birds/30 Lofts

 

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))

9th Place Club @ 267 Miles vs. 64 Birds/7 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 Grandson "Hang 595" won:

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)

 

A Grandson "Hang 561" won:

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

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

 

A Grandson "Hang 528" won:

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

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

 

A Grandson "Hang 502" won:

1st Place Combine @ 303 Miles vs. 249 Birds/22 Lofts

(Strong Headwinds From Approaching Storm)

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

20th @ 122 Miles vs. 158 Birds/8 Lofts

7th Club @ 244 Miles.

 

A Granddaughter "Hang 397" won:

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

38th Combine @ 222 Miles vs. 468 Birds/32 Lofts

 

A Granddaughter "Hang 377" won:

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

Equal 1st Combine @ 191 Miles (Special Race)


A Granddaughter “Hang 493”:

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

 

Several Brothers and Sisters are 1st Place Winners and Top

Flyers for Holland.  A Full-Brother "IWC 894" won (2) National

Ace Pigeon Awards.  Sisters and Brothers have also won Top-5

Champion Bird Awards for Holland.  Every year one of

Holland Dredge's top performers will be a Brother/Sister of "Sky King".

 

A Full-Brother "IWC 894" has won:

2nd Place Middle Distance N.American Ace Old Bird 2005

9th Place Overall North American Ace Old Bird 2005

1st Place Combine @ 288 Miles vs. 275 Birds/13 Lofts =

1st Place Club @ 197 Miles vs. 91 Birds

1st Club/5th Combine @ 355 Miles vs. 180 Birds/10 Lofts =

1st Place Club @ 79 Miles vs 440 Birds (Equal/Large Drop)

1st Place Club @ 197 Miles vs. 97 Birds =

2nd Place Combine vs. 190 Birds/13 Lofts

2nd Place Club @ 355 Miles =

2nd Place Club @ 130 Miles vs. 144 Birds

5th Club @ 322 Miles vs. 155 Birds =

14th Place Club @ 99 Miles vs. 257 Birds

16th Club @ 133 Miles vs. 220 Birds =

17th Place Club @ 115 Miles vs. 438 Birds

 

A Half-Sister "IWC 1852" won (7) x 1st or Equal 1st for Holland and

was a Top-5 Overall Champion Bird.  She is now Mother of 1st Place

Winners for Holland.

 

A Half-Brother "IWC 1851" is also a multiple 1st Place Winner

 

A Half-Brother "SRV 201" won (3) x Equal 1st

 

A Half-Brother "SRV 322" won (3) x 1st or Equal 1st and

6th Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2008

 

A Half-Brother "SRV 321" won (3) x Equal 1st

 

A Half-Sister "IWC 1959" won 1st Place @ 467 Miles in

2008 Old Birds.

 

These are just the Brothers and Sisters I know about, I know

that several additional Brothers and Sisters are also winners.

 

"Sky King" is a Grandson of "Razor" and "Jewel" who were both

responsible for several 1st Place Winners over the years for our loft.

 

"Sky King's" Mother "Ruby" has bred Top Pigeons every year for

Holland including some of his top champion birds. 

 

"Ruby" is a Half-Sister to a 1st Place Winner @ 300 Miles in the

America's King Cup Race and also a Half-Sister of the 1st Place

Winner of the 1999 Go-For-Gold Futurity Race (350 Miles).  She is

also closely related to a 1st Place Oregon State One Loft Race Winner.

 

Son of:  "Hang 105" and "Ruby" (Both Sold to Holland Dredge from our Loft)

Brother of: "IWC 894" (Winner of 2 National Awards)

Grandson of:  "Razor" "Jewel", "Sweet 16" (Mel Miroth's "Sweet 16" which was his Top-Money Producer in Futurities)

"Sky King" is a very special National Ace Pigeon bred and flown by my friend Holland Dredge of Idaho.  Both of his Parents ("Hang 105" and "Ruby") were originally sold by our loft to Holland a couple of years prior.   I was extremely fortunate to acquire "Sky King" from Holland as he has been a tremendous producer of winners since I got him.  "Sky King" won (7) X 1st Place or Equal 1st Place all in one season as a yearling!   "Sky King" was the King of the short distance races and absolutely dominated those races in Holland's Club and Combine.  As a Result he won (2) National Ace Pigeon Awards, including 1st Sprint North American Ace Pigeon 2005 and 2nd Overall North American Ace Pigeon 2005.  A lot of people will look at "Sky King's" record and think that he is only a "sprint" or "speed bird" but the reality is that he was perfectly capable of flying longer races (as his Children have proven on long tough races).....it's just that Holland did not need him for the longer races and actually needed him more for the shorter races.  In Holland's Club/Combine they fly a Sprint Race of 200 Miles or less every weekend once they get to the 300+ Mile races.  There is usually more birds and more interest in these sprint races than there are in the long distance races.  Holland already had good birds for the distance too, so it made more sense to send "Sky King" who was almost unbeatable to the short races.  The first two children I bred from "Sky King" both turned out to be extremely tough with one of them winning multiple diplomas on our 400 and 500 Mile stations and the other excelling in tough races in heat and headwinds.

 

"Sky King" turned out to be an incredible breeder tough pigeons that excel fast or slow from 100 to 500 Miles.  He is now Father of (27) x 1st Place or Equal 1st and 1st + 3rd Overall Champion Old Bird Awards.  His Daughter "Hang 6" won 1st Place Overall Club Champion Old Bird in 2009 and 3rd Overall Club Champion Old Bird in 2008.  Among her wins was a 1st Place Combine Win 9+ Minutes Ahead of 2nd Place on a day with record highs near 100 degrees.  His other Daughter "Hang 66" won (4) x Equal 1st Combine and also did well twice from our 500 Mile station (467 Miles) and also from 405 Miles.  In 2010 Young Bird season we had a horrible smash race with torrential rain in the mountains and only 1 Day-Bird in the 'B' race.  The next morning in the rain a Daughter of "Sky King" arrived for 2nd Place and out of 5 of his Children sent to this race 4 of them made it home which is good because losses were very high for this race.  A Son has bred multiple 1st Place Winners and the 1st Overall SRV Club Champion Young Bird 2007 for Holland Dredge of Idaho.  A Daughter has now bred 1st Overall Club Champion Young Bird 2011, (3) x Equal 1st in Minnesota One Loft Race Series, and 1st Overall Combine @ 241 and 303 Miles (Both Tough Slow Races!).  Another Son has bred 1st Combine @ 191 Miles, Equal 1st Combine @ 244 Miles, Equal 3rd Combine @ 241 Miles, 9th Combine @ 400 Miles, etc. 

 

"Sky King" is a beautiful blue male with a strong body that you would expect from such a champion.  He is  medium in size with a very strong frame/back, super muscle, silky feather, a nice wing, tight vents, and a bright pearl eye.  Two of his aunts "Chely" and "Jazz" were both 1st Place Show Winners, 1st Place Winners, and Breeders of Winners.  So you can see this is a family that Wins, Breeds Winners, and as a bonus they look and handle great.  "Sky King" accidentally escaped on me in the late spring of 2010 while I was cleaning his Individual Pen and that is the last I ever saw him.  This was a devastating loss but I still have 6 or 7 of his Children.

Updated:  February 2013

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