Mr. Herman Pinnon and one of his rooster. Photo courtesy of Bruce Jones.
|Date of Birth:||August 15, 1918|
|Date of Death:||March 13, 2002|
|Place of Birth:||Caruthersville, MO.|
|Known For:||Pinnon Yellow Leg Hatch|
Herman Pinnon was born in Caruthersville, MO. on August 15, 1918. Mr. Pinnon began raising his famous Yellow Leg Peacombed Hatch fowl in 1934 but he also raised Clarets, Regular Greys and Roundheads which he obtained from men that weren't very well known as they did not sell fowl. In 1975 Mr. Pinnon won 10 derbies including the World Champion Slasher held at Copper State. During the 1980-81 season Mr. Pinnon was only able to enter 3 derbies that season but won all 3. He was known as a gentleman of the old school, someone who, if made a promise, would keep it. Herman lived in the American bootheel all his life and lived the last 50 years in Dexter, MO. He passed away in March 13, 2002 at the age of 83.
Mr. Pinnon's grandson Bruce Jones carries on his famous bloodline of Yellow Leg Peacomb Hatch.
- Bruce Jones (Herman's Grandson)
- Peggy Jones (Herman's Daughter)
- Gamecock Magazine; Herman Pinnon: Master Cocker