A Father - Son Combination
At the left is shown "Bon Macot" AU-47-B-6060 Red Check Male, bred by the late John Mahaffey, sire and grand sire of over 50 winners. Madrona Lofts houses a half dozen outstanding sons and daughters of this old ACE. He was a grand son of 34-FRANCE-754914 Dark Check, 37-FRANCE-451615 Red Check, 35-FRANCE-833372 Gris and 35-FRANCE-106187 Blue Hen, all bred by Mons. Paul Sion. The last three were all grand children of the great "Rouge Macot", the greatest pigeon Mons. Sion ever bred or flew. Thus Bon Macot descends on three distinct lines from what Mons. Paul Sion called his "higher Champion." This is the famous GRIS blood - the heart of the Sion family.
At the right is shown "Jeune Macot" AU-60-NSH-500 Gris Spl. Black Male. His dam was bred from a daughter of Bon Macot when mated to 46-FRANCE-216340 Blue Check, called "Mon Favori" bred by Mons. Paul Sion from all his best pre-war Gris blood. Thus in this son we have a concentration of the famous "GRISES" - so difficult to acquire today. He is one of the many such ACES to be found at MADRONA LOFTS, 645 Minahen St., Napa, California.
Picture and write-up taken from The American Racing Pigeon News
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