This season the best Middle Distance racer of the Antwerp Union or even the whole of Belgium has got to be a Dutchman!
Rik Hermans the Dutch export to Belgium has been flying at a super level all season, with the bloodlines in one way or another down from Rik and his Dad Jan Hermans famous ‘Jaarling Dondersteen’ x ‘Janssen Hen’….
Here is a message from Rik detailing some of his results of the last two weeks.
” 24th May Souppes (365 km) Union Antwerp
2686 oude : 1-2-3-5-19-52-95-119-122-312-320-326-362-525 (14/17)
(1+3 are old birds, 2+5 are yearlings that fly double)
1987 jaarse : 1-3-15-41-74-92-226-234-369 (9/12)
(3rd, 1st & 2nd nominated first)
3 fastest birds of release Prov. Antwerp West app. 8,500 birds !
1st bird : bred from Son of Psycho (sire beautifly) and a son of Jaarling x Jannsen paired with a daughter son Jaarling x Janssen X hen from Schaerlaeckens
2nd bird (2nd old and 1st prize yearlings) : bred from son of Harry Hooymans x Last One (daughter Jaarling x Janssen) X Daughter Niels Dirk Van Dyck
3rd bird : bred from brother to mother Cow Girl x Daughter 111 Danny Van Dyck (Grandson Propere a son of Jaarling x Janssen)
4th bird (5th prize old, 3rd prize yearlings) : bred from Propere Frans (from Propere son Jaarling x Janssen x Sister Fieneke and brother to Vader Kanon a son of Propere son of Jaarling x Janssen) x Daughter Harry Hooymans.
Ps. 17 May we won 1st and 2nd prize Souppes 1058 birds.
1st prize bred from Son Guus (Van Wanrooy) x Gold Piece (daughter Jaarling x Janssen and dam to Beautifly)
2nd prize is same bird as 5th prize Souppes 2686 bs. from this week bred from Propere Frans (from Propere son Jaarling x Janssen x Sister Fieneke and brother to Vader Kanon a son of Propere son of Jaarling x Janssen) x Daughter Harry Hooymans.”
The yearling of Frans and Geert Van Berendonck that was fastest in the Union Antwerp on the 17th of May also contains the blood of the top breeding couple of Jan and Rik Hermans “Propere x Klein Martien”.
Jan and Rik Hermans, great people with great pigeons.