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LAST UPDATE : 28.12.2016 : breeding loft 2017 updated
Played is from lofts situated in the attic of an old farm which dates back to 1875. (Rapertingen- Hasselt, Belgium)
Some distances: Bordeaux 801km; Marseille 868km; Narbonne 880km; Pau 946km; Perpignan 919km; Barcelona 1083km
PIGEONS : international races since 2003
Stimulated by my late friend Robert Gubbelmans to invest in JAN THEELEN pigeons in 2000 (mainly lines Vale Marathon x Beroemde 10)
At the end of that same year some WIJNANDS & ZOON , Maastricht - pigeons were brought in (lines Gimondi).
Cross breeding of the two strains resulted in some fantastic pigeons as the Gorbi (1st prov, 48th internat Perpignan ; never missed one of his 11 international races amongst which 3 times Pau) and Poetin (2nd prov Pau and 17 wins in 6 years from Limoges to Perpignan). Both are now basic breeders.
Further cross breeding with some COR DE HEYDE , Made - pigeons in 2006 resulted in two great breeding hens Isha and Ada.
Because of an on going intrest in exclusively international races and especially Barcelona, Pau and Perpignan new blood was brought in:
In 2012 and 2013 : BERKE WILLEMS, Eisden (formerly Willems-Wijnants, today Willems-Eyerkamp). Berke Willems' base is also the Gimondi-line of Wijnands&Zoon, Maastricht. Pigeons were brought in from his famous Bijter, 5th national ace-pigeon Barcelona 2009-2011 (2 sons, 1 daughter, 1 sister). Also a grandson from Gerda 5000, daughter to the international Barcelona winner Gerda.
In 2014 : HUBERT VANHERCK, Borgloon, 2nd European Cup long distance 2013 and for decades a superb long distance player. A daughter of his Perpignan-ace 2014-2016 was brought in (Leon Henry x Emiel Matterne)
End 2014 : DIETER BALLMANN, Amel. From his famous Champ , 1st international ace Barcelona 2011-2012: 1 son and 1 daughter.
In 2015: LUC HERBOTS, Zepperen. In the last 5 years , three time provincial winner Barcelona. Two children were brought in from Zephira (1st prov St Vincent 2013, 1st prov Barcelona 2015), two children from Lady Narbonne (1st prov Narbonne 2014).
In 2016 : At the total auction Vanlaer-Vandingenen the top-performer Black Husky (2010), a JAN POLDER/BRINKMAN crossing. Black Husky was 21st internat ace Barcelona-Perpignan 2013-2015.
(photoshop own pigeons : Vera Dubrouskaya)