Shewmaker Genetics

Home                Contact Us           Site Map

Heirloom Lines

You are here>

[Home] [About Us] [Breeding Program] [Heirloom Lines]

Site last updated on 10/19/17

The whole idea around heirloom genetics is that valuable genes can be permanently lost. There are a number of ways this can happen. For example a shift in the sport away from the distance races can shift the interests of breeders to a faster pigeon and several decades later the sport could find it very difficult to find birds with the genes necessary to fly 600 miles on the day.

Being a geneticist, I have a particular interest in preserving special genes. There are five families of the sport that I have found to be particularly outstanding, each in their own unique way. Over the years we have acquired a number of good representatives of each of these families and we have kept them straight.


Van Rhijn Kloeck

Jan Aarden



Julien & Roland Janssens


[Home] [About Us] [For Sale] [For the Sport] [The Book Project] [Pumpkins] [Contact Us] [Legal Stuff]

©2000-2015 Shewmaker Genetics All rights reserved.