It's All About Keeping Them Flying
I'd like to give you a quick background
My name's Norm Brozovich and I'm located about 30 miles North of Pittsburgh, Pa in a small village called Markle. I'm 65 and have been raising pigeons since I was about 10 years old. My first love in pigeons has always been Performing Birmingham Rollers, I've raised them since childhood and I am a member of the NBRC. I also own a sucessful White Dove business also called MEMORY MAKERS which I started in 2001. This coming January 2018 my 2 sons, Nick & Greg will be taking over that business. And finially, I've been a Golden Retriever breeder for over 25 years now and are very well known for our high quailty Goldens. Our kennel is named GOLDENROD KENNELS. My other 2 websites are www.memorymakers.net and www.goldenrodkennels.com . That should be about everything other than being married to my very lovely and supportive wife Bev.
Thanks ... Norm
About my South African Family
Over the years I've had many families. I gave some of them 3, 4, and even 5 years but was never really happy with the performance I was getting out of the birds. Then in 2015 I was fortunate enough to acquire an outstanding cock bird and 3 good hens from Jim Sherwood. Shortly after that I bought 2 more hens Jim donated to our regional fly auction, then talked Jim into letting me have one more good cock bird of his and that made 7 total. Because it was later in the year of 2015, I decided to polygamy breed the 2 cocks and 5 hens and not fly those youngsters, but hold them for additional breeding stock for 2016. I raised 15 babies out of them and now was waiting for the next breeding season. You can see pictures of them on the "South African" page. Jim and I had formed a friendship and spoke often. In early April 2016 he called and I thought it was going to be our normal conversation but instead he told me that he had decided to get out of birds. I couldn’t believe it but he said it was something he had thought long and hard about and he wanted to know if I wanted any of the birds. I immediately said I wanted them all and to take his time and let me know what he wanted for them. He came up with a price and I was able to obtain all but 4 pair he’d already promised to someone else. Although he didn’t ask, I told him I would not be letting any of them go. I wanted to learn about the family, with his help, and try to continue where he left off. He’s become a close friend and I just want to make him proud and be glad that I was the one to get his birds. By the way, I made him promise not to tell anyone who got the birds. I didn’t want to have anyone try to talk me out of any of them until I decided the time was right.
About my Turner Family
While at the 2015 NBRC Convention, I had the great pleasure of being introduced for the first time to James Turner by my friend Ron Banks. Even though there were a very large amount of people there, James did take the time to talk to me awhile. I'd always heard how good his birds were and had the chance that day to see it for myself. Soooo, as I did with Jim Sherwood and because I had the SA's for only a short time, I asked James that if he ever saw fit to let me have a cock and 3 hens, I'd love to raise some of his birds. I knew, just as with Jim's birds, that James' were also in very big demand, so I didn't really expect to ever get any. And, if anyone knows James, the following spring in 2016, to my surprise and delite, I recieved a call from James that he had 2 pair and an extra hen for me. Ron Banks happen to be going there and he brought them home for me. Well in 2016, breeding season was about over but I put the 2 pair together and early on lost 1 hen from one pair and 1 cock from the other while sitting on the nest on eggs. In 2017 I just put the one remaining pair together and raised 12 outstanding looking youngters out of them and plan to raise 2 kits in 2018 out of them. Thanks to Ron Banks, he gave me a few of his Turner's (also right from James) to mate to them. I'm really looking forward to flying them next year. If they roll as good as they look, it should be fun!