Gerard Koopman Ermerveen (NL) The Koopman pigeon has for decades been world famous and respected for power and quality, achieving top results at home and abroad at the highest level. In 2020 in the UK Duif we sold a lot present by Gerrad to German Fancier Martin Steffi, in 2022 this young hen bred 1st Open ALGARVE GOLDEN OLR winning 200,000 euro. 2022 results include In 2021 3rd National Champion Marathon NPO, again among the very best with a rarely seen dominance such as: 1-2-4-5-8-10-12-18-24-26-27th NPO Sens 4,995 b. (with 20 minutes lead), 2-4-6-7-8-14-16-19-22-24-28-29-30th NPO Sourdun 5,502 b., 2-3-5-6-7th NPO [...]
Willem De Bruijn Oud-Reeuwijkseweg 15 (NL) One of the leading fanciers in Europe, Willem De Bruijn, an incredible fancier with super pigeons. Every year since 1987 Willem has achieved results at the highest level in his own loft, 2021 saw highlights such as 1st, 9th, 10th etc Peronne 5,075 b (fastest 40,438 b), 5th, 6th 10th etc Quievrain 5,981 b, 9th, 10th,11th etc Pontoise 5,203 b, 8th, 9th, 13th etc Duffel 4,696 b, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th etc Lennik 4,239 b, 3rd, 6th, 38th, 39th Fontenay 12,591 b, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 13th [...]
This is a page from our upcoming Blackpool auction featuring Jan and Rik Hermans super hen 'Athena' that I thought might be an interesting read on our website...
Today was the La Souterraine National in Belgium. The birds were liberated into a north east wind which means its on the head for most fanciers especially in the Antwerp Union which are the longest fliers. It also meant the birds had to work hard every meter of the way home and this was reflected in the winners velocities of well below 1200 meters per minute. Rik Hermans was not working so hard today as he was watching the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa however he had put the work into the preparation of the team for this race and [...]
‘The Duif Chronicles Online’[email protected] WIM DE TROY ~1st National Argenton 9,847 Old Birds Berlaar – We saw a nice piece of wing work in Berlaar! Father Wim and son Steven De Troy recorded the second national victory of this season on their list of results. Earlier in their careers, they already won 1st Nat. La Souterraine 2016, 1st Nat. Montlucon 2019, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Nat. Argenton 2020, 1st Nat. Limoges 2021 and now 1st Nat. Argenton 2021. With a pigeon timed at 14.52.00 h for a distance of 547,512 km and at a speed of 1238,71 mpm they won 1st [...]