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Peter Van De Merwe has been one of the household names in pigeon racing at international level ever since he started keeping pigeons in 1995. Descendants of his strong team of breeders have achieved brilliant results worldwide, not to mention in Peter’s own loft.
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Tussenstand in de PIPA Ranking: Beste jonge duif met 3 prijzen op alle nationale jonge duiven vluchten tot nu toe: Bourges II, Chateauroux II, Argenton II. Er wordt gerekend met de beschikbare provinciale, zonale en nationale uitslagen.
We took a trip to Itegem in Heist-op-den-Berg, home to the pigeon loft of Frans Maris and his son Dirk. They have delivered excellent results in the sprint competition for many years, and they are now trying their luck in the middle distance and long distance competition. They had an impressive start, winning a national first prize with Maxi.
As always, Benny was well prepared for this season, and he was able to achieve great results both at provincial and national level, thanks to a magnificent pigeon breed. His best results of 2014 include a first provincial from Bourges, a first provincial and first zonal from Chateauroux, as well as a first prize in the zone from Montluçon.