Welcome to the Ponderosa UK Stud

Ponderosa UK

Closed Fridays and Sundays
Visitors by appointment 9.00am 'til 3.00pm Monday to Thursday and Saturday

Due to our retirement we are offering some fantastic prices on a select number of stock pigeons see our sales list for further detail.


Phone 01305 776319 • Fax 01305 777678
Website www.ponderosaukstud.com Email ponderosaukstud@gmail.com
After more than 70 years as a fancier and nearly 40 years of
running the quarantine station and pigeon stud, Tony and Mary
have decided to call it a day. Housing development is creeping
ever closer to the Stud and the Ponderosa site is a valued asset to
the local community.
With this in mind, Tony and Mary have decided to disperse all of their
stock over the coming year. There are twenty families, ranging from
Short, Middle and Long Distance racers. Over the years great pleasure
has been derived from the many results achieved in Club, Fed,
Combine and Nationals in many countries with Ponderosa stock,
among them Al-Hamli Bros, Dubai, winners of Kuwait One Loft Race,
520kms; Mr & Mrs Gordon Emm, 1st BBC National Messac; plus Tony
Swain, Preece Bros, Charlie Riley and many others with National and
Combine success.

Cock Birds available from £40 each.
Coaches welcome by appointment

The Ponderosa UK Stud, was first established in 1984, and set up in Weymouth Dorset. Communications with Tony Hayne and Mary Bartlett first started in Holland as they were running a quarantine business, for the birds that were being imported and exported. As time progressed, the Dutch and English relationship continued to expand. This was when developments on the new Ponderosa UK Stud, founded by Hans Eijerkamp took place. The ideas behind this new development, was that this building would become the first breeding centre to be opened over the border in England and was designed as the Dutch Ponderosa.

In the late years of the 1980's Ponderosa UK Stud, started off with just 20 breeding pairs of stock birds, and over time as business was increasing that number steadily increased to house over 320 pairs of top quality stock birds. In the South of England, Tony, Mary, Steve and their professional team care and nurture the birds to the highest standard. The Ponderosa's connections started to expand, and the offspring that have been produced have gone on to achieve great results. Not only in England but in other countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Dubai - United Arab Emirates, Egypt, China, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. The Australian connection is unique because the Ponderosa UK Stud was the first to export livestock to Australia for 46 years.

Some of the Ponderosa's aims are as follows:

- Providing the best quality service that we can.
- Maintaining healthy and happy relationships with our customers.
- Being able to provide a safe environment in which people can work in.
- Producing the best quality stock in which to sell top quality bloodlines.

An Example of these aims is when we established connections with Dubai. Working as a team we provided a good quality service, by this we mean helping them choose the best possible birds for their specific requirements, advising them how to race, giving them information on the specific dietary requirments needed for breeding and racing the birds. From then on we have kept very stong links with the United Arab Emirates. This is a positive sign of good customer care. This is one of our main priorites.

How To Find Us

Fancy popping in for a visit?

Find out where we are, and get a map and door-to-door directions here.

Lofts and Site

Information and pictures on our new site facility and lofts.

Take a look at the new Ponderosa site!

Champion Stock

View a hand-picked selection of our stock birds, all excellent lineage.

Enquiries on other stock and breeds always welcome!


Take a look at some of the items available in our on-site shop, and feel free to come along and browse in person