Decease of Mr. Derek Rooney (UK)

We received word of the decease of the English top fancier Derek Rooney. Derek passed away on Thursday, January 12 as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Derek Rooney gained worldwide fame with his pigeons based on, amongst others, the lines of Best Kittel. In addition to numerous victories, this also resulted in ace pigeons and even Olympiad pigeons.

Yesterday, however, the pigeon world was shocked by the sudden news of his death. The entire PIPA team would like to wish Derek's family and friends a lot of strength during this difficult period.

In mutual consultation with Derek's family, it was decided to actually proceed with the planned auction, which is scheduled to start on Monday, January 16.