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Willem de Bruijn…Arras 4th May 2024…

Reeuwijk in the Netherlands is a real hotbed of pigeon sport competition not only in the club that boasts many top names but also wider in the Samenspel (Federation) and Provincial Rayon 5 South Holland that has seen some of the greatest fanciers in history compete. This year in the three program races so far it has been brutal competition between G and S Verkerk , Combination Van Leeuwen and Willem de Bruijn with Gerard and Bas gaining the top headlines early in the season with some spectacular team performances. Yesterday was the program race from Arras and Willem de [...]

2024-05-05T15:28:11+01:00May 5th, 2024|News, The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments

Michel Lossignol ~ 2nd Gouden Duif Winner Belgium 2023…

Michel Lossignol first came to my attention after his super performances in the 2020 season when he was 1st Gouden Duif  Winner for Belgium , a very tough and prestigious award. His loft is based around NL14-1060442 OLYMPIC 442 bred by Willem de Bruijn from some of his exceptional lines. The offspring of OLYMPIC 442 are winners in National , Provincial as well has Club racing in a very tough area of competition. We made contact with Mr Lossignol in the autumn of 2020 and ordered two direct children from his base breeder and selected them in the spring of [...]

2024-04-17T16:28:49+01:00April 17th, 2024|News, The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments

The Golden Duif Collection Blackpool Auction 2024…

    Commission Hotline 07715 166066 Comb. Ebben Boven-Leeuwen (NL) Falco Ebben is an exceptional young fancier, with his Uncle Will they keep a small loft and an even smaller team but year after year exceptional results, 2023 they achieved 8th Best fancier of The Netherlands (NPO) ’23, 10th NAT champion middle distance ’23 12th Best fancier of The Netherlands (NPO)  ’23 13th NAT champion young birds nominated ’23, 5th NAT ace young birds ’23, 14th NAT ace ODF old birds ’23. In Pandemic they have a true champion (raced in 2023) with results like 1st Prov. Chimay 9,272b. - [...]

2023-12-24T10:59:42+00:00December 23rd, 2023|News, The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments

Olympic 442 of Michel Lossignol…

We translated and published the Duif Chronicles Online article reporting the success of Michel Lossignol of  Zoutleeuw,Belgium winning the Gouden Duif Award for Belgium in 2022. The colony of Michel Lossignol from Budingen in Flemish Brabant has been known for years in Belgium for its 1st prize winners and so much more. The breeding base here is mainly Willem De Bruijn who is invariably in every pigeon in this loft, and since 2014 the results with these pigeons are truly fantastic. We should also mention that these pigeons also do very well elsewhere in several lofts, national victory with Roger [...]

2023-12-18T11:55:53+00:00December 18th, 2023|The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments

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