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Willem de Bruijn…Sensational Start To The 2023 Young Bird Campaign…

Yesterday was the first young bird race for the Samenspel Gouwe Ijssel in Afdeling 5 South Holland an area that is a traditional Hot Bed of the most competitive fanciers in the Dutch Pigeon Sport. Willem de Bruijn has been amongst the very elite for many years and believes in his good friend and travelling companion Ad Schaerlaeckens theory of breed from everything in the loft, as many as possible and select only in the races by top performance.  Keep doing this for year after year and severley reduce the numbers by only retaining the very best at the end [...]

2023-07-16T16:00:04+01:00July 16th, 2023|News, The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments

Gerard & Bas Verkerk 1st,2nd,3rd,4th,5th,6th National Sector 2 Tours 7782 birds.

What a result! We're used to this type of result from this partnership already, but given the circumstances this was not a result that was easy to achieve. They clocked six pigeons within a minute and win 48 prizes from 74 pigeons, in a competition that was open for over an hour. Fourteen days ago it was nothing like this. The entire provincial including Bas and Gerard received an 'uppercut' with a very bad race from Nevers.  The liberation was after three night’s basket, and the temperature plus the south easterly wind made sure that in the evening they only [...]

2023-07-30T17:10:12+01:00June 28th, 2023|News, The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments

Rik Hermans ~ 1st Antwerp Union Melun 1210 birds…

Last Saturday 17th June 2023 Rik Hermans wins 1st Antwerp Union Melun against 1210 birds in a very unfavourable North East wind. His yearling Blue Hen is as you can see from the pedigree a typical Rik product of multiple performance DNA. Very well done indeed.  

2023-06-22T16:19:42+01:00June 22nd, 2023|News, The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments

Bert & André Leideman Exceptional series of results at the start of the season

Bert & André Leideman Exceptional series of results at the start of the season   13.5 Arlon (329 km) 16.036 b. :  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, etc. (150/96) 06.5 Tongeren (214 km) 5416 b. : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, etc. (158/94) 29.4 Venlo (137 km) 17.325 b. : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, etc. (150/100)   Collendoorn.  Last Saturday, the provisional result list from Arlon in Sector 10 already gave us an indication, and when of all results where finalized [...]

2023-05-17T11:49:19+01:00May 17th, 2023|News, The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments

The Golden Duif Collection, Blackpool Auction 2023…

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 [...]

2023-01-15T12:07:49+00:00December 16th, 2022|News, The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments

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