My name is Zsolt Hódi. I was born in 1976, in Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary. Why especially pigeon and why the King?....
I have always lived in a flat. And that’s why I spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ house. There were some nice pigeons, too, among the pets around the house. I can clearly remember some moments when I was about 5 or 6 years old and I could hardly wait for my Granddad went to bed for his daily rest after lunch. Instead of having a rest in bed I was hanging in the loft and I was damaging.
I was picking eggs, often broke them, I was touching nestlings, disturbing brooders, so in one word I was more damaging than a predator.
I was 11, when my granddad surprised me with a pair of white King, which I had to feed. Poor birds nearly got drowned in my great care. Ages were passing but the love for the Kings was always with me. I could have been about 22 years old when I had a chance to have some birds for an own loft at my grandparents’.
I bought my first Kings in 1999. From that time I couldn’t stop. In the first few years I made some relations in the Kings’ world and I was getting to feel the atmosphere of the Shows. And last but not least I was able to realize which colour I would like to have for breeding.
I started to breed blue, true silver and checked. I am still breeding these colours but I love to try out other types as well, to reach higher quality.
In my future plans, I would like to keep the positive results reached during the Shows and of course achieve more and more with this little loft.