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Sussex supremo retires
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:00
Nick Smith has decided, after several decades with large Light Sussex, that it’s time to slow down and just focus on the bantams.
The large ‘Lights’ have been in the family for many years, and were first kept by his father, Fred. Many quality birds have originated from the Smith stable over the years.
Nick and his wife Heather, who also keep Jacobin pigeons and a few bantams including mottled and black Pekins, say they’re looking forward to taking life a bit easier. “Breeding in such quantities year-on-year is exhausting, and we feel we’ve done it for long enough!” Nick explained.
The couple plan to sell off their large Light Sussex in a dispersal sale at this year’s National show in Telford (November 15-16th). No doubt demand will be high, so if you have an interest, be sure to get there early.