The master breeder and his birds

                      Update… Alvon Richardson pigeons bred two SAHPA Association placegetters in season 2021.

                 + 5th Association Glendambo Open for the Brown/Badger partnership.

            + 7th Association Maree for Shawn Manuel.


                   This site is dedicated to perpetuating Alvon Richardson’s bloodlines and the memory of this late  South Australian pigeon racing identity who left a lasting impression on the sport in Australia.Alvon Dumont Richardson …1926 -2018.

Alvon bred the widely-acclaimed “Richardson Hen” that was sold at a Sires Produce Auction to legendary Adelaide flyer John Pryor.

Alvon’s hen finished fifth in the SAHPA Sires produce Race and went on to produce a number of Pryor’s top bird including his Morundah winner (Ref C).

The Richardson Hen was also the Dam of his 19th Morundah, 6th Moulamein, 12th, 33rd and  38th Coober Pedy, 7th, 18th, and 25th Temora, 8th Booroorban, 13th Little Topar, 14th Benalla, and 23rd Farina.

The Morundah Winner (ABOVE) became a prolific breeder of champions for John Pryor and helped cement the Pryor and Richardson names in Australian racing pigeon folklore.

REFERENCE “C” BBH SA91 16453 (Lot 36 Pryor Sale) This daughter of Reference “B” and SA90 13649 (The Richardson Hen) was a super race pigeon gaining 1st Morundah and 25th Temora.

She has been a quality producer with her offspring gaining 6th and 11th Alice Springs, 4th, 19th and 26th Marla, 30th Inglewood, 34th Farina. 16453 has earned the mantle of John’s No.1 stock hen following the breeding deeds of her stock.

For instance three of her sons when mated to SA88 22298 (Lot 35), produced 1st, 2nd and 3rd SAHPA Coleambally 1997 with the three pigeons landing together in a freakish performance.

This magnificent handling hen is the epitome of dual purpose – an outstanding racer, dam and grand-dam.

The Morundah winner bred the ace breeder, the Goldmine Cock and his sister, Eyes … which in turn produced Diamond, one of the most successful Pryor-based breeding Hens – perpetuating the Richardson Hen maternal line.

Alvon’s Jurions were Cudmore Jurions, and excelled over medium to longer distances. The Late Keith Saggers obtained Alvon’s top Jurion and Harrison Cocks in the late 1990’s.

His distinctive Harrisons, Jurions, Stassarts, Whickhams and Opals were sought-after by flyers from around Australia, and his winning bloodlines can be found in many Australian racing pigeon pedigrees today.

Alvon’s Jurions stood out in a loft, in the race hamper, or in the breeding box.

The cockbirds were very masculine.

Alternatively the hens were strong and bred good type youngsters.

During a racing and breeding career of more than 60 years Alvon Richardson had his share of wins and placings in the SAHPA and SA combine.

He had a rare talent for knowing how to pair birds up to produce top racers and breeders.

Alvon’s successful blood is being infused with the best of John Pryor including the Goldmine Cock and Diamond that carried the Richardson Hen and the Morundah Winner in their pedigrees.

“King Richard” was one of the first Jurion youngsters born after Alvon died and his genes are helping to improve Alvon’s legacy.

Old Red and Palamino were two of Alvon’s key breeders and helped lay the foundation for Alvon’s continuing progeny.

King Richard – the son of Alvon’s key Jurion – “Old Red” is the cornerstone of Alvon’s modern day loft.