Hello and welcome to our website. We compete as Gordon Bros & Sons and we fly in a little town called Portaferry which is a small town in County Down, Northern Ireland. It lies at the southern end of the Ards Peninsula and if you care to look at “Portaferry” on Google Maps you’ll see it’s quite a tricky place to fly pigeons to.
The partnership these days consists of our Uncle John and his two nephews Gary and Niall. Following the untimely death of our father Benny we obviously decided to keep the partnership name of Gordon Bros and Sons intact.
We compete in the East Down Combine (EDC) and the Northern Ireland Provincial Amalgamation (NIPA). Our main aim is to compete to the best of our ability in races down as far as Skibereen (250 miles) to the Southern tip of Ireland. Races beyond that are of little interest to us to be honest. We gear ourselves up to work from 60-250 miles.
We have won approaching 30 x 1st Open EDC’s and 2 x 1st Open NIPA’s. At this point we’d like to thank the following fanciers for their help and assistance over the years. We are grateful to Rob Fenwick, Mark Evans, Sheldon Leonard and Les Green for putting us on the road to success.
Many of our breeders are housed in single Sections; and therefore we can guarantee parentage on many occasions
As you navigate through the pages hopefully you’ll learn a little more about ourselves and our pigeons.