"Brawd Seren Eleven"
Sire of 3rd GGDC 9th Section 38th National Poitiers 389 miles 2,850 birds, 7th & 10th GGDC 10th & 15th Section 311th & 320th National BICC Guernsey 150 miles 1,112 birds, 23rd Section 168th National BICC Poitiers, 38th Section 325th National BICC Poitiers, 20th GGDC 91st Section 134th National BICC Cholet 329 miles 2,853 birds, 88th Section 761st National BICC Alencon 259 miles, 15th GGDC 53rd Section 1292nd National BICC Alencon 5,649 birds. G.Sire of 1st GGDC 1st Section 27th Open National BICC Perpignan 683 miles, 10th Section 51st Open National BICC Mont De Marson 545 miles, 11th GGDC 35th Section 1131st Open National BICC Alencon 259 miles. Sire & G.Sire of Tip Toe 1st Gwent Greater Distance Club 2nd Section 7th Open National BICC Poitiers 389 miles 1,807 birds. Sire of the Irish Hen. Full brother to Champion Seren Eleven 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, etc. Open National and Kings Cup winner. Also full brother to the super breeder John's Fancy. Bred by Strawbridge & Williams
Van Geel and Wim Muller Aardens are bred specifically for the distance and extreme distance with our Aardens winning at 600+ miles but these birds will win at the sprint if the conditions favour them.
We’ve had the Aardens since the late 1980’s and from the time we introduced them into the loft they have won at the distance but don’t write them off over short distance if it’s a tough one. I’ve just bought back one of our own birds Solwayview Boy and was 1st Open National from 534 miles miles flying into Scotland, as a two year old. They have won at every level of competition including 1st Open National! Not much more you can ask of a strain! We only keep around 30 pairs, so for these achievements to have come from such a small group of pigeons is outstanding.
If you need to fly the distance, then these are the birds with the endurance to do that. We have the Champions at stock to name a few Champion Seren Eleven, Solwayview Boy, etc. we also have sons, daughters, brothers, sisters to the Champions. These are kept as closely inbred to the top Federation, Combine and National winners and only birds on the day.