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What is Cooke's Modenas?

 

Cooke's Modenas is a successful Modena pigeon loft located in Spencer, Iowa.  The loft is owned and operated by Dave Cooke.  Dave has been involved in pigeons since he was ten years of age and most of that time he has bred Modena pigeons.

 

The Modenas he raises today are the result of a project he has been developing for twenty years. The main color and variety has always been the White Schietti.  The last five years Dave has been involved in developing a bronze family from his whites and an outcross.  The majority of his bird's pedigrees include a white hen number 84 that he named "granny."  That bird came from Mr. Paul Ober and Dave credits that bird for taking his family of birds to the level they are today.  With a strict breeding regimen, he can accurately determine the youngsters resulting from a pair of his birds. Dave strives to have the nice frontal, a bull neck and gate post legs on all of his Modenas.  Dave prides himself in not having a bird in his loft that doesn't have the majority of these features.

 

Midwest Modena Club
2009 Annual Show
"Best White Schietti"

IMC/Mall Of America Show
Jan. 19th 2013
"Champion Modena"

IMC/Mall Of America Show
Jan. 19th 2013
"Best Bronze"