Welcome to AFL website
I'm very glad you found my website, where I would love to introduce myself as a racing pigeon fancier to the rest of the racing pigeon world.
My name is Sead Ado Zohorovic and I'm the owner of Ado Family Loft (AFL).
My relationship with pigeons started from a very early age when I was in close touch with pigeons because of my father, who also was a pigeon... read more
6 "Algarve Golden Race" Champs
The Algarve is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal, and one of the most popular in Europe. Its population triples to nearly 1.5 million people in the peak holiday season thanks to seasonal residents, and receives an average of 7 million foreign tourists each year. In total, including national visitors, almost 10 million people visit the Algarve annually.
Having said the above, the Algarve region has something else, which is much more interesting to our pigeon sport! They have a top quality one loft race, called “Algarve Golden Race”.
Many people, here in the states, might not even have heard of, but their race is extremely popular in Europe, and they do fly some of the best birds in the world.
Ganus Family Loft bought the first 6 place winners from their last race, of the 2016. Two males and 4 females are breeding young ones right now in Ganus' Loft, and very soon 12 of those babies are coming in our loft.
We are looking forward, and we are very excited, to see what those birds are going to do for us, since we all know that the most of very best world’s pigeons are coming exactly from Europe!
Go Big or Go Home
We are always paying very close attention to our breeders, their youngsters’ performances and successes.
In the recent year or so, we have discovered when we mate these 5 tremendous birds, in a close circle, that they breed us racing pigeons of exceptional quality. Let put it this way: they giving us “a big-stage” winners, which are now proven internationally too, because of a tremendous success in Victoria Falls World Challenge!
We have named these 5 birds “Go Big or Go Home” bloodline, because of the obvious reason, their predominant quality. We are looking for many more champions out of these five.
Go Big or Go Home!
AFL's Final Report for SAMDPR 2017
Another “African Racing Season” is behind us, and we cannot be nothing else but happy with our birds’ performance!
We all shoot for the best, but the bottom line is that at the end, we have to recognize successes which birds works so hard for. It is not always and only about winning the 1st places, because that’s simply impossible for anyone, but righter to reach that point and recognize that your birds can and are scoring wing-to-wing with the best once, and nearly, almost always, you can smell that taste of winning the whole thing, in any given time!
With that said, we are happy to report that the AFL is the only one who scored in the money in 5 out of 6 races. Furthermore, we have scored the following:
• 1st Place in 3-Bird competition
• 8th Car Average
• 4th place Knockout
Additional info about our entries in the SAMDPR are as follow:
• 24 birds sent
• 22 birds still in the loft, after the 1st inventory
• 19 birds activated and going to the 1st Car Race
• 14 birds basketed for the Final Race
• 11 birds made it back home, where 2434 birds were shipped and 1050 missing.
Once again, our birds have proved that they can compete against the very best once, and yet still be around the top!
Thanks for the hospitality to the both hosts; The South African Million Dollar and Victoria Falls World Challenge Race.
See you next year Africa!
AFL Winning Victoria Falls
In the extreme (raining) weather conditions, only 3 birds have arrived on the first drop!
Nearly 30 minutes before the other birds, but cause of their nervousness and tiredness they are losing around 15 minutes on the landing board before they start clocking in.
Our bird, “Jaws 1”, clocked 2nd, winning $100K!
This outstanding hen is out of the same family that won for us in Pacific North West and Hoosier.
So, it's obvious that this win is not an accident, since quality cannot be an accident, we all know that!
Where ever they go, these birds proving themselves as a world class quality birds!
AFL Starting DNA Testing
In the name of appreciation for our customers, and for their and our own additional confidence Ado Family Loft starting DNA Testing for all the young birds beginning of 2017.
In general, DNA tests compare the results of one pigeon to others from the same lineage or to current and historic ethnic groups. Taking a genealogical DNA test requires the submission of a DNA sample. After collection, the sample is mailed to a testing lab.
Ado Family Loft NEVER was questioned about such a thing for any of our birds, period. But, we also all know that in the past, it was happening to some people around the world.
So, we simple want to prevent any of that happen to our loft, and that’s why we have decided to do this additional step, to give a pure Peace of Mind to any customers when buying a bird from us.
Winning Hoosier Classic 2016
Ado Family Loft shines once again, by winning equal 1st in Hoosier Classic.
The last and extremely tough race, but again, that’s where we at our best. Click here to see our winner.
Only 2 birds on the first drop, and one of them is from our loft!
Out of 523 birds shipped to the race, only 47 are day birds! Out of these 47 day birds 4 of them are from our loft, and that includes one of our birds that flew for Andy Skwiat.
Our bird won $30K, and an addition to it is that the 14th and 15th place birds won another 4K.
The following are the words from the Hoosier Classic:
Congratulations Southern Belle & AFL!
First Congratulations to Shane Phitides of "Southern Belle Loft" (also Southern Belle OLR) for being 1 of the 2 birds in the first drop and 1st bird in the clock! And congratulations to Ado Zohorovic from Ado Family Loft for having the 2nd bird in the drop. Click here to see the winner and me.
Rumble in The Jungle Continues
Here, we are proud once again to present our newest arrivals for our breeding stock. This is the blood that keep wining South African Million Dollar Pigeon Races for a few years in a row now.
In pigeon racing sport, continuity is the thing that proves the top quality of racing pigeons. Keep in mind, we are not talking about any kind of continuity, but we talking here about the wining continuity.
If we are looking South African Million Dollar Pigeon Races and it’s results of recent years, then there is not a second thought about the quality for these birds!
This “South African Blood” pigeons are, without a doubt, now the best pigeons in the world! If they can win the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race, there is no question about their quality!
Everyone and anyone can win those races… all you have to do is to make sure that you too have this kind of wining blood!
Winning Pacific NW Challenge
Quality is not an accident; neither is winning such a one loft race with two nest-mate birds.
We believe that this race helped us to discovered another outstanding breeding male from our loft, “Triple 8”. This amazing cock is a son of “Wolverine” and “Abagail”, which are the same parents of “Mike Has a Very Good One”, the highest pool winning bird ever entered in South African One Million Dollar Race.
AFL will confidently enter our young birds in any one loft race, worldwide. We said that because we strongly believe that we have outstanding quality of racing pigeons, and that’s where our self-confidence is coming from.
There are no secrets, it’s all about the quality of birds. That’s why AFL is always on lookout for the best, wherever they might be, and we will try everything we can to bring them in our breeding stock!
Our 2015 additions including some of the best racing pigeons that world has to offer these days! Some of those best includes: 20 direct children of “The Big Eleven”, 8 direct children of Wolverine, 4 direct children of “Mike Has a Very Good One”.
Remember, the Future is Here! Be part of it, right now!
Laura Is a Big Winner Today, the winner of South African Final Million Dollar Pigeon Race, 2015-2016... 15 minutes ahead! $100,010.00 makes her the highest priced pigeon ever sold in South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race. Also, the highest priced pigeon ever sold in America!
Laura Is a Big Winner Today won 1st Country Challenge and 7th Grand Average Speed, winning over $159,000.00. AFL is in process of getting 2 direct children of this amazing hen, as well as full brother and sister.
Her father, Sun City, bred 2 different South African Million Dollar Final Race Winners. AFL will soon have 8 direct children of this super breeding male!
Her mother is Margo's Treasure, which is a daughter of Untamed Desert and Said in Spun Silver, 1st and 2nd Final Race Winners.
May 17, 2016
Mona Lisa is really a special breeding hen, the quality that can be just one in many thousands. This hen is bred out of two very special families. From mother’s side, which is Memories NL-0080496-00, she is a Janssen blooded, while her father, The Phantom B-6162086-97, is uncle to Fieneke 5000. Her mother, Memories, is a full sister to the mother of Creator, which is another very strong prove of the quality of this hen.
We have many direct children and grandchildren of Mona Lisa, and that is definitely one of the very best investments we did for our breeding stock! Here at Ado Family Loft, we are being amazed over and over again with the quality of youngsters that we are getting from this bloodline.
December 8, 2015
Before Rocket came to the USA he already makes a statement in Europe as one of the best breeders that ever lived. The Rocket won several races against thousands of pigeons. He also was 1st National Ace WHZB of All Holland Old Birds. He was absolutely a great racer, but then he lifts up his value even more when he becomes one of the best breeders ever!
Our youngsters from direct children and grandchildren of Rocket keep performing outstandingly, and we are extremely happy with them. Racing pigeon sport is so much easier with such a quality family of birds. This bloodline simple never give up on us!
December 8, 2015
Customer/Visitor's Feedback and Comments
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January 6, 2016
Just wanted to give you an update on the Mona Lisa blood I got from you. Hen # 80 was still a little young to breed early, will see how her off spring do as yearlings. But hen # 20 produced my second best young bird. I bred her to a cock from Geert Munnick's Johnny Boy from a brother/sister mating. My young bird banded 5502 won 1st Club & Combine at 300 miles and 1st Club & Combine at 250 miles. Not to shabby. My best young bird was 3rd in the state(Oklahoma). I have the #80 hen with the Munnick cock this year and will send their young to one loft races. Thanks for the high quality hens you selected for me.
Thanks for the high quality hens you selected for me!
Gary Maize, Hwy 51 Loft
January 1, 2016
I recently purchased some birds from Ado, and I must say the birds were outstanding. From the way he shipped the birds to the way the pedigrees were packed away everything about the transaction was outstanding. As many people know its hard to get a feel for a bird from a photo, so you really have to take the breeders word when describing the bird. When I received the birds from Ado they felt just like he said they would over the phone and better. He took the time to answer my many questions and send me multiple photos. He was straight forward in his answers and I didn't feel like he was hiding anything from me.
If you're looking for some great birds, get in contact with Ado.
Thanks again for the great birds. Cheers,
May 18, 2015
Good Day Ado,
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the foundation birds that you always send me. Each bird arrives in outstanding condition and I know are ready to breed winners. In 2014 I had the honor to visit AFL loft and to meet your wonderful family who treated me just like family. As a new flyer I appreciate what you do for me and your always there if I need help or have a question. You make me feel That we are family and a great friend.
Tierney Family Loft
April 23, 2015
Just received this beautiful hen. I just love her. Now to get started! Need to feed and water and settle her. I'll keep in touch and again, God Bless my Friend! I'll purchase more when finances allow.
April 19, 2015
Today was a first 100 mile race for old birds season 2015. I won first place in my club. Speed was 1314 ypm with head wind 10-15 mph. Winning bird was yearling hen (late hatch) IF2014LPC5050. Parents of this bird are birds I got from you. Dam: AU2013AFL34 Mona Lisa bloodline X ARPU55104-2012 Rocket bloodline. Ado your birds are the best, thank you for this great breeders.
November 25, 2014
Thank you for your hen AU-13-ARPU-1152, direct daughter of your NEW MONA LISA. She bred me 25th equal 1st @ 200 miles CBS Mercedes Race. And TODAY bred me 12th @ 250 miles CBS Mercedes race. Also, she bred me 2 x Combine winner, in one race by 30 minutes... and only raced him twice. Can't get BETTER THAN THAT!
Thank you Sir! Great Birds from a Great friend!
November 3, 2014
Thank you very much for the great birds and you have been exceptional at service and on your own you replaced a bird that did not work. I will let you know the results after this season, and thank you for helping me get quality birds.
October 31, 2014
I just wanted to thank you for the two beautiful birds you sent. They look amazing and seem very strong.
Thanks Buddy, see you soon.
Isko BiH Loft
October 22, 2014
I enjoyed the visit to your loft during the Dixie Convention 2014 in Atlanta. Thanks.
The 9th place bird, AU-14-CHT-1420, was out of your birds I handled during 2013 Dixie Convention in Chattanooga. Their band numbers are: AU-13-AFL-30 BB Cock, and AU-13-AFL-45 BB Hen.
October 22, 2014
Hello Ado Family Loft,
I recieved the birds that I purchased from you and I must say I was blown away when I opened the box and handled the birds you sent me. As new new flyer the Tierneyfamilyloft really appreciates the "MONA LISA" blood you have sent knowing it will be of very high quality and a foundation breeder that I know will breed winners for years to come.
Thanks my friend.
October 10, 2014
Ado, I received the bird today and he's perfect! Gonna rest him up then breed the hell out of him. He's a super nice bird.
September 21, 2014
I just got my new birds from you, and they look great. The bird I bought from you last year breeding me winners already. Thank you for your honesty and every deal we do. I look forward to bring more from yours to my breeding loft. Good luck in your racing season my friend.
May 15, 2014
I just wanted to thank you for the four outstanding birds I received yesterday, could not wait to look at them again this morning. I'm 70 years young, been racing off and on for over 50 years, bought birds from all over, but never have I ever received birds like this through the mail. Again, thank you for unbelievable birds and your generosity.
April 2, 2014
Just wanted to say thank you again for some of the birds I have received from you. Your birds helped me score 6th. place in the Digest Div. 5 151 to 300 birds Ace YB Lofts. " Miss ADO" daughter from your hen scored First Overall ACE Pigeon in Div. 6 and also First Middle ACE Pigeon. I Can't say enough about your birds.
January 26, 2014
To all visitors,
My good friend Mike Ganus, from Ganus Family Loft, today bought the BEST Pigeons from the South Africa Million Dollar Race! He bought: the 1st place winner, 2nd place winner, and the 5th place winner! Mike also bought back his super bird "Mike Has a Very Good One", which won the following prizes this year: 19, 47, 77, 14, 147, 30, 287, 27, 14, 171, 121, 63, 28 and 53rd in the Final Race, winning over $100,000.00 in pool money! This has to be the highest winning pool bird EVER in the South Africa Million Dollar Races! Probably the best record of ALL entries for 2013, where 9,000 + birds were sent to the race this year!
We will stay in close touch with Mike and try to get some youngsters and/or relatives out of these superior birds.
January 23, 2014
The bird was here in Brooksville by 11:00 this morning, as i expected. She is beautiful, can't wait to have her in my breeding program. Dipped her head in some water when i took her out of the box and she didn't seem to be thirsty at all, so she came thru the shipping in great shape. Thank you and I will be following your birds on Ipigeon from time to time.
Roger O'Neil, Spring Lake Loft, Tampa Bay Concourse.
January 12, 2014
The young bird kit you sent me this past spring shows endurance and stamina flying for me over the mountains in western Pennsylvania. Thank you for sending me excellent and well bred young pigeons. Looking forward to flying some of these awesome pigeons this coming season.
I want to let you know - in the Duif Magazine - August 14, 2013 - Kees Bosua - the Breeder of your bird NL-1747329-11 is a Full Brother to Kees Bosua Race Winner last week from Morlincourt against ( 14,867 birds )~!!
Also the Winner Won 15th Peronne against 10,767 birds~!! The Parents to the Winner are Kees Bosua ( TOP BREEDING PAIR ). So You See that NL-1747329-11 is a Very Good Bird~!! This bird also Raced Super for Kees Bosua in the Belgium Master races.
December 19, 2013
Received the birds this morning. They both are good looking. Keep me on your list when you breed Mona Lisa's children.
December 4, 2013
I pick up the pigeon that I bought on Ipigeon auction from you at the post office today. It's in real nice shape.
P.S. I'm bidding on another one of yours I hope I get it.
October 21, 2013
Harmony Club in Pennsylvania has an Open Bond Race each year. The front goes from NY to PA, then in the Pittsburg area and into Ohio. Miss Ado, #1086 won the race at 371 miles for me, making it four wins for her. Her Sire is AU-GA-12-4587 BB. I thank you for the complement about having good birds. They fly for me under the Dark or the Light system but when I send them out, I'm not knocking any doors down. So I'm sure that getting some birds from you will turn things around for me.
October 7, 2013
your 12-GA-4587 Blue Bar cock has bred me an outstanding youngster. I had the 4587 on an old hen and lost a lot of time with him because the hen wouldn't lay. Put him on different hen and was able to get two youngsters off him this year. Blue Bar hen #1086 (Miss ADO) is a real nice pigeon. I'm going to submit her results for the Digest Awards, I'm sure she will score somewhere. Ado, your birds have helped me win Champion Loft, Champion Bird and Average Speed. You don't need my Endorsement, your birds speak for them-self, but you may use any or all of these results.
August 28, 2013
I picked "1146" up from the post office this morning. I am more than satisfied, she is magnificent. She is so well developed and she is only a baby. She is worth every penny and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to buy her. I am positive that she will be a great asset to my breeding program for 2014.
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