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Vierzon Interprovincial

Congratulations to Rene and Patrick Vervloesem of Rijmenam, Belgium on their recent fantastic results. On the 19th May the first classic of the Belgian season was held from Vierzon. This is an historic race that is contested between fanciers from the Antwerp and Brabant Provinces. The Vervloesems fly to Brabant and due to the weather conditions the race was dominated by the Antwerp region. With their super yearling hen 'Lady Sofie' recieved via their friend Dennis Blakey of Teeside they won 1st Brabant Union yearlings 932 birds & 1st with Old Birds and Yearlings 2317 birds 14 m.p.m ahead. They also [...]

2012-05-31T14:35:28+00:00May 30th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Marcel Wouters… The Lion King

  The village of Westmalle in Belgium has three ambassadors. The first one are the Monks of the famous abbey. Their beer 'Trappist van Westmalle' appears on every good beer list. And the Trappist cheese of the Monks also brings many food connoisseurs to Westmalle. The second standard bearer of Westmalle is a carpenter ... Karel Mintjens is his name. In recent years they have been joined by ‘The Lion King‘… Marcel Wouters. One pigeon can change the life of a pigeon fancier for ever. In the case of Marcel Wouters there are two ... two outstanding pigeons from 2003 [...]

2012-06-11T09:23:59+00:00May 28th, 2012|The Duif Chronicles|Comments Off on Marcel Wouters… The Lion King

Creil… 26/05/12

Next middle distance race was from Creil a distance of 330 km to Nieuwendijk. Birds were liberated into a very stiff North East headwind and a tough race followed. Club 307 birds....2nd,4th,8th,10th Altenna & Raamsdonksveer 983 birds...6th,8th,19th,21st Union de Baronie 4019 birds...31st,39th,69th,72nd First bird was NL11-1867256 that scored 67th open last year from National NPO Orleans 10,473 birds and from Sezanne and Nivelles also as a young bird and is the same way bred as Creilman winner of 1st National NPO Creil two years ago against over 7000 birds and is bred from Storm Bird ( Drum x Marita) paired to Seven 11 (Zidane a brother of Kannibaal x Agent Starling [...]

2012-05-31T14:30:43+00:00May 27th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Combination Aarts..1st Dutch National Ace Pigeon Overnight WHZB

  John and Anja Aarts live in Baarle-Nassau, one of the best known pigeon villages in the Netherlands. Together, they enjoy the pigeon sport to the full, entering races under the name Combination Aarts. And we may certainly say that they are a true combination! In every day life, they manage a thriving audio and video shop together. And in addition to the long hours John spends in the business, he aims for top performances in the pigeon sport as well, and for that the helping hand of Anja is essential. John involves her in all aspects of the sport [...]

2012-06-11T09:24:40+00:00May 23rd, 2012|The Duif Chronicles|Comments Off on Combination Aarts..1st Dutch National Ace Pigeon Overnight WHZB

Two early ones from Sens

Last Saturday saw the National NPO race take place from Sens a distance of 440 km to Nieuwendijk. First bird home for 1st Club against 286 birds and 44th National NPO against 19,395 birds was NL09-1326327 a super consistant bird that has scored many times in the last three seasons. He was also the winner of 8th National NPO Orleans against 19,455 birds as a young bird..he is bred from GFL-1325 ( Son Golden Mattens x Solid Gold ) x 07-1955785 daughter Wizard x GB 635 (Daughter Drum x Gerrie). Second bird home for 3rd Club and 96th National NPO was NL08-3857218 another multi performance [...]

2012-05-31T14:29:10+00:00May 21st, 2012|News|0 Comments