Browse through the catalogue of the old bird clearance sale of Crehan & O'Connor (Salford, UK)

Manchester is known world-wide as the centre of football. However, it is not only famous for success in this branch of sport. The Crehan & O'Connor partnership from Salford (Greater Manchester) have been topping the prize lists in UK middle distance racing for quite some time now. Believing it was time to make a fresh start, the partnership decided to sell all its old birds from 3 to 16 November 2014.

John Crehan and daughter

First-prize winners, ace birds and offspring from world-renowned bloodlines. That is what John Crehan and partner Dave Hulmes have in store for you. Their most valuable pigeon called Mystique is the sale's crown jewel. This chequered Koopman hen won the title of 1st Regional Ace Pigeon RPRA (1,800 members) twice and finished her career with nine first prizes. Widely regarded as one of the best British racers of his millennium, she has in the meantime proven her worth in the breeding loft where she bred the nest brothers Vitali, six-time first-prize winner and 1st National Ace Bird All-Round (0-450 miles) RPRA 2013, and Vladimir, five-time first-prize winner and 3rd National Ace Bird (0-250 miles) RPRA 2013. Both be sold along with their mother. Click here to check out the sale catalogue in which more eye-catching pigeons are displayed.