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William Donachie - Scotland

Willie Dave 2019 crop 200The Fabulous FRANS ZWOLS Racing Pigeons
Offered for auction is a superb collection of Frans Zwols from the best breeders.
Auction Starts 14th November - Ends 24th November

This family of racing pigeons have literally taken the UK by storm since there introduction, winning at all levels of National competition,
SNFC.. NFC.. BICC.. BBC.. NIPA.. Combine.. Amalgamation.. etc,
"I was one of the fortunate fanciers who had some of the early introductions into the UK alongside Stuart Wilcox and John Gladwin & John Cowlin.

The first six pigeons imported basically formed the foundation of this ultra successful family of pigeons...
Reference Stock:’FRANZZ’ super breeder inbred Dutch Prince x de Diament; ‘TIP TOP COCK’ direct son Bert; ‘TIP TOP HEN’ direct dtr Tip Top Junior x Truke; ‘BLUE PRINCESS’ direct dtr Blue Prince x Dream Girl 200; ‘BLAUW 80’ g’son Dutch Prince x Francien; ‘YOUNG AMY’ direct dtr Chinese Prince x Little Amy; plus later additions direct from King Rekkem, Prince Rekkem, Amor, Game Boy, Tip Top Junior, Eagle Boy, etc...

My family of Frans Zwols race from the back garden loft (16’x6’) of Dave Baldie, St.Andrews where I get involved behind the scenes as a silent partner, where some great performances such as 1st Open National, 2nd Open National, 2nd Open National, 6x1st Section, 4x2nd Section, 4x3rd Section SNFC etc, have been won, since 2016 the loft has won 41x1st Club; 21x1st Federation, and since 2015 has won 78 Diplomas with the Scottish National Flying Club mostly with the Frans Zwols pigeons as the results below show, in 2017 the loft was crowned 3rd GENERAL CHAMPION GOLDEN DUIF UK & Republic of Ireland (the only year ever entered).

These pigeons have the habit and the ability of gathering during flight and get to the front of the pack, resulting in multi drops at the loft of up to 15 pigeons at any one time to win 1st Federation, its fact that when the loft won 20 times 1st Federation (2016-2018) we had in total a further 62 pigeons in these multi drops that were all potentially 1st Federation Winners!

Some of the highlights won by the Frans Zwols at Federation level since 2016:

Some of the highlights won by the Frans Zwols at Federation level since 2016:

3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th Section (loftmates 1st & 2nd) 437b 49 miles
3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th Open (loftmates 1st & 2nd) 943b 49 miles
1st, 8th, 10th Section 813b 77 miles
1st Open 2290b 77 miles
2nd, 3rd,4th,5th,6th,7th Section 478b 77 miles
2nd, 3rd,4th,5th,6th,7th Open 1605b 77 miles
9th Section 499b 77 miles
9th Open 1126b 77 miles
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Section 802b 77 miles
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Open 2259b 77 miles
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Section 411b 127 miles
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Open 1027b 127 miles
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Section 373b 127 miles
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Open 1059b 127 miles
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Section 314b 127 miles
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Open 1000b 127 miles
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Section 612b 127 miles
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Open 1438b 127 miles
3rd, 4th Section (loftmates 1st&2nd) 469b 127 miles
3rd, 4th Open (loftmates 1st&2nd) 1263b 127 miles
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Section 846b 127 miles
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Open 2376b 127 miles
1st, 2nd, 4th, 9th Section 660b 160 miles
1st, 2nd, 4th, 9th Open 1828b 160 miles
1st,2nd Section 769b 160 miles
1st, 2nd Open 2144b 160 miles
1st,2nd,4th,8th,10th Section 270b 160 miles
1st,2nd,4th,8th,10th Open 670b 160 miles
5th, 6th Section 741b 160 miles
6th, 7th Open 2135b 160 miles
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th Section 402b 160 miles
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th Open 895b 160 miles
1st, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 19th YB Open 626b 160 miles
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th Section 707b 192 miles
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th Open 1929b 192 miles
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Section 704b 192 miles
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Open 2081b 192 miles
1st, 7th, 8th, 10th Section 672b 192 miles
1st, 7th, 8th Open 1838b 192 miles
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th,10th,12th YB Open 620b 192 miles
3rd,4th,5th,6th,7th,8th,9th,10th,11th,13th,14th YB Open 408b 160 miles
3rd,10th,21st,34th YB Open (loftmate 1st Open) 517b 192 miles
12th, 23rd, 39th, 65th, 76th OB Open 1724b 266 miles
1st Open Fife Federation OB Buckingham (308 miles)
1st Open Fife Federation YB Buckingham (308 miles)
1st Open Fife Federation OB Littlehampton (393 miles)
1st Open Fife Federation OB Ypres (445 miles)
1st Open Fife Federation YB Buckingham (308 miles)
2nd Open Fife Federation OB Battle (398 miles)
2nd Open Fife Federation OB Ypres (445 miles)
2nd Open Fife Federation OB Maidstone (380 miles)
3rd Open Fife Federation OB Ypres (445 miles)
4th Open Fife Federation OB Ypres (445 miles)

Scottish National Flying Club results since 2014:

1st Section Ypres 444b 445 miles
1st Open Ypres 2320b 445 miles
1st, 26th, 110th Section Littlehampton 1144b 393 miles
2nd, 65th, 447th Open Littlehampton 4482b 393 miles
1st, 34th, 39th Section Buckingham YB 516b 308 miles
2nd, 148th, 160th Open Buckingham YB 1833b 308 miles
1st, 6th, 85th Section Billericay 1061b 352 miles
7th, 28th, 263rd, 335th Open Billericay 3406b 352 miles
1st, 5th Section Buckingham 621b 308 miles
21st, 39th Open Buckingham 2941b 308 miles
1st , 16th, 52nd, 60th, 68th, 73rd, 91st, 100th, 105th Section Buckingham 1108b 308 miles
11th, 60th, 167th, 183rd, 198th, 217th, 289th, 333rd, 345th Open Buckingham 4170b 308 miles
2nd, 7th, 15th Section Ypres 392b 445 miles
10th,16th, 36th, 172nd Open Ypres 2324b 445 miles
2nd, 3rd, 6th, 9th, 31st Section Buckingham 309b 308 miles
62nd, 64th, 79th, 85th Open Buckingham 1548b 308 miles
3rd, 5th, 7th, 11th, 23rd, 100th, 108th, 109th Section Buckingham 1086b 308 miles
10th, 17th, 27th, 71st, 112nd, 376th, 406th, 408th Open Buckingham 4328b 308 miles
3rd, 22nd Section Buckingham YB 518b 308 miles
18th, 76th, 165th, 171st, 188th Open Buckingham YB 2084b 308 miles
5th, 25th, 35th Section Buckingham YB 350b 308 miles
26th, 74th, 99th Open Buckingham YB 1084b 308 miles
8th Section Maidstone 917b 380 miles
28th Open Maidstone 3001b 380 miles
9th, 12th, 37th, 48th Section Ypres 570b 445 miles
17th, 21st, 69th, 102nd, 173rd Open Ypres 2541b 445 miles
10th, 87th Section Portsmouth 939b 386 miles
60th, 339th Open Portsmouth 4767b 386 miles
14th Section Open Maidstone 1115b 380 miles
70th Open Maidstone 4457b 380 miles
19th, 26th, 38th, 47th, 52nd Section Buckingham YB 577b 308 miles
133rd, 174th, 217th Open Buckingham YB 2577b 308 miles
19th Section Buckingham YB 426b 308 miles
122nd Open Buckingham YB 1552b 308 miles
24th Section Buckingham 817b 308 miles
76th Open Buckingham 3876b 308 miles
25th Section Maidstone 818b 380 miles
120th Open Maidstone 2957b 380 miles
43rd Section Portsmouth 1489b 386 miles
158th, 565th Open Portsmouth 6065b 386 miles
165th, 198th Open Ypres 391b 445 miles
249th Open Portsmouth 2404b 386 miles
299th Open Buckingham 3876b 308 miles

Some of the Best Results in One Loft Racing:

1st UK, 2nd Open International Training Race (2196b) Algarve Great Derby 2017
1st UK, 6th Open International Final Race (1339b) Algarve Great Derby 2017

1st UK, 19th Open International Semi Final Race (1469b) Algarve Great Derby 2017
2nd UK, 6th Open International Training Race (2338b) Algarve Great Derby 2019
2nd UK, 10th Open International Semi Final Race (1365b) Algarve Great Derby 2018
2nd UK, 13th Open International Training Race (1842b) Algarve Great Derby 2019
2nd UK, 23rd Open International Training Race (4369b) Golden Race Algrave 2019
3rd UK, 15th Open International Training Race (2028b) Algarve Great Derby 2018
3rd UK, 16th Open International Training Race (2246b) Algarve Great Derby 2019
3rd UK, 17th Open International Training Race (1935b) Algarve Great Derby 2019
4th UK, 51st Open International Training Race (1978b) Algarve Great Derby 2018
4th UK, 16th Open International Hot Spot Race (4546b) Golden Race Algarve 2016
6th UK, 18th Open International Training Race (2338b) Algarve Great Derby 2019
13th UK, 150th Open International Final Race (3644b) Golden Race Algarve 2016
11th UK, 97th Open International Training Race 01 (3139b) SAMDPR 2019
19th UK, 116th Open International training Race 04 (2950b) SAMDPR 2019
1st UK, 5th Open International Training Race (2486b) Derby Arona Tenerife 2017
1st UK, 15th Open International Training Race (2406b) Derby Arona Tenerife 2018
1st UK, 15th Open International Semi Final Race (292b) Derby Arona Tenerife 2015
2nd UK, 19th Open International Semi Final Race (925b) Derby Arona Tenerife 2019
21st Open Hot Spot Race1 British Masters National OLR (206b) 2019 

Nine of these pigeons are grand children of the “TIP TOP PAIR” the foundation breeding pair, and probably the best ever breeding pair of direct Frans Zwols in the UK!

Six g’children of the “TIP TOP PAIR” featured on the Scottish National Flying Cub result from Ypres in 2018 (445-459 miles) winning 9th, 12th, 37th, 38th, 48th Section (570b) 17th, 21st, 69th, 73rd, 102nd, 173rd Open (2541b)

The “TIP TOP PAIR” are responsible for 37 x 1st Federation Winners; 62 x 1st Joint Federation Winners; 62 Diploma Winners at Scottish National Level 266-459miles; 5 x 1st UK Winner in One Loft Racing, 5x1st SNFC Section Winners, 1st Open Combine, 1st Open Amalgamation, etc...

This fantastic family of Frans Zwols are now responsible for winning 1st Federation in 8 different Scottish Federations, from stock bred at our lofts" William Donachie


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