John is now rebuilding his bird line using primarily birds from Tom Monson.
John's 94 W/C Team
John has always had a
mixture of rollers from different fanciers. Some birds were pure lines, while
others were a combination of families. The names that influenced the 94 team
were a combination of these names:
Joe Roe, Carl Hardesty, Charles Albaugh, Joe Marlette, Richard Jaconet, Paul Platz,Wright Miller, Terry Rhodes and Larry Cohen
The 6 black self's in the team were one of Johns families he had been working on for a few years. They were a combination of three of the above names.
John says he appreciates all the hard work the other roller enthusiasts put into their birds before he acquired them. He says he found "the right stuff" in these birds. All the things necessary to make a champion team. This win was only accomplished by these bird men selecting the right air qualities in the past for their families. This team flew not only for John, but they also flew for all the other fanciers names that were behind them.
Judge George Kitson Scored the birds 6,6,5,5,6,5,5,7,7,5,5,5,5,7,5,5,7 with Q.1.2 and D.1.2 for a Total of 134. Judges notes on the team: Overcast and still, the kit flew perfect at a perfect performing height, a very good working kit.
Here are some Pics of John's setup, Mentor, and favorite birds
Some of John's Favorite Birds