My Central Show Team for 2005
Andalusian YH 2042
Black Black YC 2224 ( parents sold )
Andalusian YH 2042 ( parents sold )
Powder Silver YH 2015 ( parents sold )
Silver Yearling 4529.......1st YH last year
Silver YH 2055
Powder Silver Yearling hen 4565
Silver YH 2233
Check Yearling hen 4610
Cream YH 2218
Black YH 2169
Silver OH 1453 "Desert Doll"
Silver Yearling hen 4411 "Dixie Belle"
Cream YH 2156
Indigo YH 2017
White Yearling Hen 4498
White YC 2160
Dominant Opal YC
Indigo YC 2042
Silver YC 2245
Silver YC 2107
Blue YC 2157
Silver OH 1425
Silver Yearling Hen 4487
Two years into marked birds
Powder Blue YH
Blue YC 2016
Left: Andalusian Young Hen 2041/04 Right: Cream Young hen
Best Andalusian @ National Young Bird Show Best Cream @ NYBS bred by Earl Biedermann
2 Pictures of Young red hen.........best red @ Pageant
Cream young hen still growing a tail for the Central
FUTURA , ideal as depicted by John Arena
This stud of fantails are all descendants of "Alberta Clipper" CCFC Champion and Central Fantail Club Champion bred in black, white, blue, silver, powder blue, powder silver, mealy, cream, powder cream, opal, grizzle, reduced, recessive red and yellow, indigo, andalusian, checker, and dun. I am currently working her into saddles and tailmarks in limited numbers. Birds from this stud are being bred in USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Scotland and England. Birds sold from this stud have been champions in USA, Australia, Scotland and England, and their offspring have won in Europe.
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Well it's breeding season now and
these individuals will be working
overtime supported by a team of
rollers selected for feeding ability.
Each individual is 36" X 30" x20".
In the off season the partitions are
removed and they become shelves
nine feet long to help in classifying
young birds. Floors are covered in
tar paper for easy cleaning, Fronts are
2" X 4" mesh welded in place and
covered.in 1/2 hardware cloth for
vermin reduction. Chilean Mesquite
is 2 years old and hopefully will
completely cover bird area in a couple
Black Yearling hen bred by Vincent
Grand Champion Scottish Fantail Club
She is Clipper's great grandaughter
Silver YH bred by Vincent
Champion Young bird
Scottish Fantail Club
She is Clipper's great-great
grandaughter twice and her great
great great great grandaughter
Powder Cream YC was
shown three times and was
best of colour each time
under Smith, Christensen
and Schabert, a great
grandson of Clipper
Black YC bred by Vincent
Reserve Champion Doncaster
Clipper shows up 4 times in
the background of this
many times and
usually in the final 5
to 7 in the finals
a daughter of Clipper
Andalusian OH 3495
under Lance Christensen
Clipper's great granduaghter
Clipper shows up 4 more
times in this pedigree
Silver Young Hen
1st YH at CFC Annual
in Belleville MI.
Desert Doll Silver YH 1453/02 Mid America Reserve Champion
Desert Doll is a young silver hen. 1453/02. She is bred down from my first Central Fantail Club champion the "Alberta Clipper". She has tremendous width of body and has an exceptionally clean front for such a wide bird. This year she is mated to the brother of my third CFC champion "Desert Belle" to try and get some of that Desert Belle style top tail on Dolly's offspring. I should have pulled a couple of feathers before snapping the picture to get that perfectly clean front.
We are making progress at a more refined wing with more horizontal angle. It will be nice when we get the body feathers to cover all the way down to the bars. We are about an inch away now. Also the "up look" of the head is coming which will allow the "appearance" of a deeper head setting, without pushing the tail down. Dolly still needs a bit more vertical tail. Note that even though she has good feather length which allows coverage of the wings she does not have those troublesome "pants" that hide straight up and down legs. Her legs are visible and she shows some "toe lift" which gives the legs a nice forward angle.
The Western Fantail Club had their annual meet at my home in Tucson in November of 2002. What a thrill to have so many fanciers and friends attend. No one left hungry, and most of us had to go on diets. Gene Altpeter served as judge. We thought we were going to top 400 birds but we ended with 328. See links to get complete results on the WFC page. Champion to Dennis Soares on a silver old hen that I would later get to judge at the Central. I put her just behind Bill O'Dell's old hen that had just been Mid America champion in December under Brian Pogue. Reserve to this mealy yearling cock 1148/01, the only time ever shown. Birds like this don't generally travel too far from here! Second reserve and best young to an andalusian YC exhibited by Earl Biedermann.
"DESERT BELLE" 1199/01 silver hen that was my third CFC champion last year. She is a descendant of both prior champions, Alberta Clipper, and Maid Marion.
This is a recessive red ribbontail. This colour never seemed to catch on so the last one has gone to Germany. I used them in the making of my family of reds.
this is Jim Ervin's computer enhanced picture of one of Bill Shekelton's saddles. Jim has done an excellent job showing the nature of and position of the three bones that make up the legs. The "tarsometatarsus" (where the band goes) the tibotarsus ( drumstick) and the "femur" or thigh.. This picture shows the proper point to establish the centre of gravity to enable a fantail to perform properly. You will note that what I call the "Sweet Spot" can be produced by projecting the tail line down to the floor and it intersects the vertical through the body at the balance point.
Here is FUTURA, a computer generated adaptation of Scott Berg's good yellow cock. To my thinking this is the closest we have come to my ideal. I would like 1) a smaller more refined head, 2) a more up tilted head so the beak rests on the body not digging into it 3) the uptilted head will give the illusion of a deeper head setting without moving the head down 4) a narrower more horizontal wing, 5) more toptail 6) slightly more vertical tail so it is perpendicular to wingline 7) less leg angle so leg line projection stays INSIDE body more like Ervin's picture. This leg will fail at the joint.
Gene Altpeter (l) teaching Scott Saltee how to chill out in the party tent at the Snowed in Classic held at Vincent's in November. 2002 . Its not true that Saltee can't be taught because see below.
Facing with arms crossed is Ray Dees TX, then clockwise Scott Saltee, AL in same position as above when sun was up, Gene Altpeter WI (hidden) Randy Wilson, OK, Joe Schabert MN, Earl Biedermann AZ, David Smith FL, Greg Duffy KY