Saturday 14th May was our first middle distance program flight and it was flown from Melun a distance of just shorth of 400 km to most club members.
Although we are around 5 minutes of the pace at the Provincial NPO level we still have to be pleased with our team performance.
Club 396 bird…2nd,4th,6th,12th,13th,16th,25th…
Union de Baronie 3340 birds…21st,29th,54th ,88th,91st so 5 in the top 100 and 32 prizes from 40 entries
Provincial Brabant 2000 16,023 birds…111th, 136th,212th and 33 prizes from 40 entries.
Many congratulations must go to the all conquering D. de Hoogh and Zn from Oosterhout topping the Provincial again today after 1st 3rd and 5th two weeks ago against almost 19,000 birds. This entire pigeon family are really top quality competition.
Also many congratulations to Brian Bolton with Reijnen and another De Hoogh in Alphen, for topping Rayon 4 against over 4000 entries and 4 in the top 100 Provincial against more than 16,000 birds starting at prize number 12. Impossible to keep good men down.
First bird NL20-2009612 blue hen daughter of Special One and Tess and a previous winner 1st Morlincourt last week against 403 birds and last season 1st club Quievrain against 441 entries, 11th Combine 4088 birds and 31st provincial against over 19,000 birds…. She is the nest sister to our ‘611’ our two times winner this season.
Our second bird today was NL20-2009604 winning 4th Club Melun 396 birds and a previous winner of 1st Quivrain 282 birds,2nd Combine 2842 birds two weeks ago and also won from Chateaudun 1st against 169 birds and she is bred from our new breeding talent Bruce (Son New Harry) a Ivana (daughter Granger x Rhiannon).
This checker hen has scored three times early in NPO or Provincial 34th NPO Sens 10,005 birds, 48th Provincial Chateaudun 6409 birds, 57th Provincial Pont St Max 11,217 birds.
Her brother and sister have also won *NL20-2009617 ~ 3rd Sens 294 b.(12th Combine 2305 b) (96th Nat.NPO 12,400 b) and *NL20-2009618 ~ 3rd Chateaudun 131 b. (12th Combine 1333 b) (77th Nat.NPO 6,277 b) and 4th Sens 227 b. (22nd Combine 2050 b) (84th Nat.NPO 10,005 b).
Our third bird for 6th Club Melun is NL20-2009611 a super racing cock, he was also first bird from Niergnies winning 1st club 414 birds,6th Combine 3789 birds and 6th Provincial 17,929 birds. Also this season winning 1st Bierges against 408 birds and was our third bird from Quievrain 7th club against 486 birds. He is a previous winner of many prizes as a young bird and yearling including 1st club, 2nd Combine and 16th NPO against 10,000 plus birds from Sens…
He is a son of the super cock Special One bred by Jan Hooymans direct from Harry and he must be one of the very best breeding son from him being responsible for more than 20 x 1st prize winners just for our own team and many big winners into the third generation for many fanciers.
His dam is also very special indeed being a gift bird from the fantastic de Hoogh family from Oosterhout with a golden bloodline full of the very best classic winning DNA of the pigeon sport…via Mister Surhuizum and Diamonds Girl of Peter Veenstra…De Kennes Duivin of Harry Kennes…De Lichte Bourges of Dirk van Dyck…and the 666 of Henk Mellis.
This is NL20-2009611 that has flown exceptionally well this season along with his nest sister NL00-2009612. Both are top class with a blue blooded origin.
Our 4th bird today was NL20-1581151 for 12th Club Melun 396 birds the winner this season of 1st Club Quivrain 486 birds,3rd Combine 4430 birds and 3rd Provincial 9778 birds.
We really love this blue hen as she has everything we are looking for. She has performed well herself and has a quite magnificent winning DNA right through her pedigree that hopefull should see her breeding winners in the future.
She is a previous winner of 1st club Niergnies 400 birds,2nd Combine 2722 birds & 15th Provincial 13,130 birds, 32nd Combine Niergnies 2757 birds, 95th Provincial 13,325 birds ,1st Chadeaudun 131 birds…10th Federation 1333 birds…56th National NPO 6277 birds and 2nd Melun 115 birds, 33rd Combine 1102 birds.
She was bred from CESAR a winner of 6 x 1st clubs for us when he was paired with a daughter of ZAPATA (Son Bandit x Moonglow) paired with our top breeding hen SISTER SPHINX. This is hen was bred by Rik Hermans and a top breeding hen for us and many others with her offspring into the third and fourth generation.
Our 5th bird was NL21-1275158 winning 13th Club Melun 396 birds 41st Combine 2317 birds
Our sixth bird from Melun winning 16th Club against 396 birds was NL1275111 and a winner last season of 1st club Quievrain 477 birds, 3rd Combine 3318 birds. She is bred from ‘BOSS’ a son of our top breeders ‘THE PORTUGAL PAIR’ when he was coupled to ‘DIAMOND’ a daughter of ‘CASH’ (Son New Harry) x ‘MEGHAN’ (War Drum x Sister Blue Baron)that was retained directly into our breeding loft.
We have great hopes for this yearling blue hen as the distance goes further as she is built perfectly for the NPO flights over 600km. She is a small to medium sized with perfectly muscled body and super soft silky feathering. We can only hope!