Last week I visited Harry and Roger Wijnands in Maastricht. Fantastic pigeon fanciers and Triple A [AAA] their new 1st National Ace ZLU WHZB Marathon Ace Pigeon a fantastic pigeon indeed!!

He was a 2009 late bred and only trained in 2010.. then in his first racing season in 2011 he won 3rd National Bordeaux against 4504 birds and a few weeks later 14th National Marseille against 3486 birds. Both races over 600 miles. Without doubt a promising future lies ahead of him.

His father is the last son of the famous ‘Blauwe Vanoppen’ and is a brother to the ‘Witneus’ now owned by Gerard Koopman. Absolutley top class!!