During my visit to California recently, I had lunch with Greg McKnight and he mentioned a bird he bred named “Blue Velvet” and that she had bred a few good ones for him.
I know that Greg and his racing partner, Dick Mellinger, scored in few one loft races (OLR) last year, and only after further questioning by me did it become apparent that “Blue Velvet” was a big part of their success.
Greg said that “Blue Velvet” has bred 5 OLR winners for he and Dick and last year a daughter, a recessive red hen #22, bred 5 money winners in the OLR’s, including a double winner (#718) at the Pacific Northwest Challenge race (PNC)! A sibling to the PNC winner was 2nd master breeder in the Canadian Empire Classic series!
Greg was kind enough to forward me the pictures of “Blue Velvet”, her daughter and the of the 2nd master breeder in the Canadian Empire Classic.
Check them out.