We are located in Sandy, UT, just South of Salt Lake City. Nestled up against the Wasatch front we have beautiful mountains as a backdrop for our loft. Our club and combine race from the North and the birds have to chose between canyons, passes and long sloping valleys when flying home. Head winds and canyon cross winds are prevalent on most releases. It takes tough, intelligent birds to survive each season.
Our focus has always been on breeding rather than flying. As such, we are always pressing the envelope. Our breeders are replaced regularly as younger, better performing individuals present themselves. Our feeling is that if we are standing still, we are moving backwards.
The decisions to add key individuals to cross into our “Tangent 6678” Family have been made with a great deal of deliberation. We needed birds that would enhance our ability to compete in one of the most difficult races courses in the country. The old adage of “different horses for different courses” is one that has come to the forefront as we have experimented with different families. While some families of birds that we have tried provided great competition up through 250 miles or so, we were looking for something tougher without giving up the speed needed to win out to 400 miles. After months of research, we made the decision to add two cocks to our breeding program.
We look forward to a successful breeding season in 2017. Be sure to check out our listing of current breeders.