We have 100% confidence in some new bloodlines we have introduced this last few years.
In fact it is not really new to us at all, as the origin of Luc and Hilde Sioen’s fantastic loft is 75% Willem de Bruijn down through the original Heremans Cuesters lines of Rossi ,Spinneke and De Kleine Blauwe that terrorized the Antwerp Union through the late eighties and early nineties that also developed into probably the most influential performance birds of the last twenty five years for the most famous fanciers in the modern Pigeon Sport. . This is the same bloodline as Max and Brave our nest mate brothers bred from Nieuwe Rossi x Eenoogske that have been tremendous for us and many others for ten years.
The remaining 25 % is original Rik Hermans bloodlines through a brother of Athena (a son of Jaarling Dondersdeen) x Tinkerbell a daughter of the Witpen Dondersdeen (Son of Jarling Dondersdeen)and a daughter of Propere. Once again its the Dirk Van Dyck bloodlines direct from Kannibaal that we have successfully worked with for many years.
Luc and Hilde Sioen have a quite remarkable record flying the National races and middle to long distance Provincial races into West Flanders with some truly wonderful individual breeders coming to the top of the heap before they decided to have a massive reduction sale last Autumn to move house and lofts, selling 140 lots for almost 3 million Euro. We count ourselves very fortunate indeed to have been able to hand pick a number of top specimens direct from the principle birds both before their auction and from their auction. Something to work with for the next few years.
What is also quite remarkable about the whole Luc and Hilde Sioen story is the hens. An absolute ‘army’ of top performing breeding and racing hens one after the other for generations. We will work on this in more detail and publish an article on our site in a few weeks.