I started in the year 1979 with keeping pigeons and racing them. Like
almost everybody I started to race the short and middle distance races
(till Orleans 432Km). Immediately I won a several championships in my
club De Witpen, also I won the first prize in the combine
Samenspel Valkenburg from Houdremont 150Km. This hen NL79-2091963 who
won this first prize would be later the basic pigeon of the loft.
The best son of the 79/963 is the NL82-1465810, he has won several
first prizes in my club De Witpen and also at the combine
Samenspel Valkenburg from Reims, Bouillon and Modave. Also he won
several middle distance and allround championships. The best son of
the 10 is the NL84-462072, he won the 1. Modave in the combine
Samenspel Valkenburg with 5 minutes ahead.
An other son of the 79/963 is the NL84-212280, he won the 1. Reims in
the combine Samenspel Valkenburg. Also an other son of the 79/963 the
NL87-5722259 has won the 1. Provins in the combine Samenspel
From 1986 I made a start with racing the Eendaagse Fondvluchten. These
are five races from 480 till 650Km and are raced of the province
Limburg (±3500 members). An important pigeon would be the hen
NL83-1027015. Her three sons NL85-541071, NL85-541076 'Bordeaux' and NL85-541077
have won 29.National.Bordeaux, 2.Limoges, 7. Limoges, 3.Orleans, 5.Moulins,
8.Moulins. Later the 'Bordeaux' would be an important pigeon
in the building of the long distance loft.
Especially the years jaren 1987, 1988 and 1990 were superb with the
racing of youngsters. I made each year several first prizes in the
combine Samenspel Valkenburg and also I won the following
championships in the combine Samenspel Valkenburg: 2. and 4.
Youngsters in 1987, 3. General 1987, 2. and 3. Youngsters in 1988, 2.
General 1988, 3. General 1989, 2. General 1990.
The next important pigeon would be the Boris NL86-1869053. He was the
basic pigeon of the Eendaagse Fondpigeons from 1989. The best son was
the NL88-5823258 he won 3.Vierzon, 8.Limoges, 9.Vierzon and was as
yearling the 11.Asduif Eendaagse Fond CLBvP 1989.
Another son of Boris was the NL88-5823251, he won 3.Limoges and 44.National.Hof
Grandchilderen of Boris have won the following first prizes:
NL92-1748634 with 1.Reims, NL93-5388858 with 1.Reims, NL95-2431417
with 1.St.Dizier and 2.Provincial.St.Dizier, NL90-5005555 with 1.Chateauroux
and 9.Provincial.Chateauroux and was 10.Asduif Eendaagse Fond CLBvP
1991. Also the greatgrandchilderen have won first prizes: NL92-5218790
with 1.Reims, NL95-2431411 with 2.St.Dizier and 4.Provincial.St.Dizier.
From 1992 I was started looking for pigeons for the long distance
races. I made a difference between the pigeons for the races with a
release in the morning and the pigeons for the races with a release
after 12.00 a clock.
The first youngsters from 1992 came from F.van Ophuizen-M.Marell,
Landgraaf. After that a complete round of eggs came from K. and
L. Scheepers, Valkenburg and the eggs of the best racing pigeons from
Gebr.Saya, Maastricht. Also there came two hens from L.Heldens,
Landgraaf. This was the start of the racing from long distance races.
The first pigeons with great succes were cousins, the NL94-1939564 and
the NL94-1939781. Both of them are grandchilderen of the NL91-2952715,
she was 6.Asduif Grote Fond CLBvP 1993. The 781 has won 48.National.Soustons
1997 and 59.National.Soustons 1996. The 564 has won 212.National.Soustons
1996, 231.National.Tarbes 1996, 250.National.Soustons 1997, 277.National.Dax
1997 and 371.National.St.Vincent 1997 and was 6. Worldchampion Long
Distance Versele Lage in 1997.
The NL94-1939564 is father of the 1e Provincial Bordeaux 2003 against
5.071 pigeons. The Mirage NL00-2390294 won this race with 1 hour and
45 minutes ahead. The race was a very hard race under tropical
temperatures and wind on the head. A full brother of the Mirage, the
NL99-1318691, won earlier in 2003 the 8e Provincial Montaubon against
9.558 pigeons, also this race was a hard one with tropical
temperatures and the wind on the head.
The NL00-2390294 Mirage
Also there was the nestmate of the Mirage, the NL00-2390293 'Tornado' he won
prizes of 14 races Long Distance. The 'Tornado' was 1e Asduif Long Distance
in the combine Samenspel Valkenburg 2002 and 1e Asduif Long Distance
in the union Pdv. De Witpen 2002 and 2003.
The NL00-2390293 Tornado
The pigeons for the races with a release in the morning are lead by
the 'Kleine' NL97-1978056, he is a grandson of the Marseille of the Gebr.Saya,
the 'Kleine' has won 124.National.Barcelona, 265.National.Barcelona, 748.National.Barcelona,
465.National.Perpignan, 806.National.Perpignan, 906.National.Marseille
and 1161.National.Perpignan. His brother the NL97-1978043 has won 466.National.Pau,
also a brother the NL97-1978070 has won 422.National.Bordeaux
yearlings and 671.National.Barcelona, also a brother the NL97-1978057
has won 454.National.Perpignan. Breeded from a sister of the Marseille
of the Gebr.Saya with a grandson of the Abor is the NL96-1155028, he
has won 299.National.Barcelona. A brother of the 028 is the
NL00-2390490 with the 277.National.Perpignan 2003. A sister of the 028
has won at the loft of L.Senden 4 prizes of 4 races Long Distance (the
Another line for these races are the red pigeons. These pigeons are
grandchilderen of the Bordeaux NL85-541076. His daughter the
NL94-1939596 has given the NL01-2290725 with the 145.National.Bordeaux
yearlings and the NL98-1652169 with the 251.National.Marseille and
477.Provincial.Bordeaux and the NL99-1318494 with the 13.Provincial.Chateauroux.
A son of the 169 the NL00-2390457 has won the 326.National.Marseille
as a yearling.
From 2001 a great number of youngsters and eggs are bought by
Straat-Gulpen, Vaals. Before there were only a few youngsters of
Straat-Gulpen, but from this few the results were good. Lets take the
NL99-1318602, he won as yearling the 195.National.Marseille 2000, he
is 50% from Straat-Gulpen strain Stamvader 925. A full brother of the
602, the NL99-1318649, won as yearling the 158.National.Bordeaux 2000.
Another brother the NL99-1318688 has won the 457.National.Pau 2001. A
halfbrother is the NL97-1978061, he won the 392.National.Perpignan
1999 and 270.National.St.Vincent 2001.
Since 2003 there are brothers and sisters bought of the 'Perpignan',
the 'Perpignan' NL98-1770564 has won the 25th, 26th and 54th National
Perpignan and he was 1. National Ace Pigeon Perpignan. Also came a son
of the NL98-1566881, he has won 15 prices Long Distance.