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Brian Bolton…British Pigeon Fancier with a mission.

Together with Rik we set off for the De Duif offices today for a visit from Brian Bolton, an English pigeon fancier who because of his passion, racing pigeons, emigrated to Belgium. Brian is a man of passion and perfection and above all a man with one mission: to win against the best. Brian Bolton was born in the 1950’s in Bridlington, a British coastal town with 35,000 inhabitants in the North East, English county of East Riding of Yorkshire. This charming seaside resort is reminiscent of the old Belgian seaside towns except there are no ugly high-rise buildings on [...]

2020-12-07T17:53:08+00:00December 7th, 2020|News, The Duif Chronicles|3 Comments

Hans -Jorg Hallmann and Romario

  Hans-Jörg Hallmann with one of his favorites from the Romario line. A few years ago I wrote a 13-part series called "Ace Four Ever" about the world famous base pigeon Ace Four and his close family , how this super breeding line of Ad Schaerlaeckens was built up and how many top pigeons it had produced in the meantime ... Usually you write such a series about successful lines from the past, but it still appears to produce recent top breeders and racers. Even in the toughest One Loft Races where you have to compete against the best lofts [...]

2020-06-15T20:55:29+01:00May 22nd, 2020|News, The Duif Chronicles|1 Comment

Duif Auction Blackpool 2020

Martijn & Buck De Kruijf Willem Tholenstraat (NL) Martijn and Buck de Kruijf from Woerden in the Netherlands are proving a big hit in the UK with some outstanding results gained with birds purchased in this auction. (A Hawthorn 6 x 1st in first season). A small back garden set up with big performances. With only 20 feet of loft space, every inch is used to the maximum advantage to get the most from their race team. 24 pairs of old birds are raced on double widowhood and their team of 60 youngsters are darkened. Highlights of their career include [...]

2020-01-31T15:35:53+00:00January 6th, 2020|The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments

There is only ONE Pros Roosen ! Part 3 The New Career…

Pros Roosen,Kermt   Part 3 - The new career (from 2001 )   Pros Roosen has always liked making bold remarks. If you don't know him, he could give the impression that he is saying things without really knowing what he is talking about. But Pros is no boaster, he is just unusually ambitious and he makes these remarks to show his determination ... So bear in mind that he plans to go for it again next season. "I have never had so many good ones in one team ..." Pros declares. The competition is warned.   You can only [...]

2019-03-28T11:03:09+00:00March 28th, 2019|The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments

There is only ONE Pros Roosen !…Part 2 The basis of the strain (1965-2000)…

Pros Roosen,Kermt,Belgium  In part 1 of this story you could read about the man Pros Roosen and about the way he prepares his pigeons into top achievements. Today we ask Pros how he acquired all those good pigeons. Because it can't be coincidence that he always chooses the best breeders ...     Part 2   The basis of the strain (1965-2000)   The shortest way to the top "I have been involved with pigeons for more than half a century," Pros begins, "and I must say that I have always been fairly successful ... How I come by good [...]

2019-03-23T10:50:44+00:00March 23rd, 2019|The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments
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