Hermann Schlief and Martin Stiens from Oelde in Germany are no newcomers to the sport. They had been keeping pigeons at a very early age but they then spent several years without a pigeon collection. Hermann Schlief (76) is the uncle of Martin Stiens, which at the age of 49 can be considered a relatively young fancier. The two agreed to make a comeback in 2005/2006.
Today, Tuesday 24. November, 2 new auctions started. Both auctions will end on Saturday December 5th and Sunday December 6th.
For the first time in history, fanciers from the European mainland will be able to participate in the one loft race of the (UK) Royal Pigeon Racing Association. The organisation has 100 spaces available. Fanciers from the European mainland can enter up to and including 7 December. After that date, the remaining spaces will be offered to UK entrants on the reserve list.
Today, Monday November 22., 5 new auctions started. All auctions will end on Saturday 5. and Sunday 6. of December.
We are proud to announce the birth of the latest member of the PIPA dynasty, Jef Gyselbrecht. Jef was born on Monday morning the 23rd of November at 7:16am, 13 days after his due date, weighing in at 3.860 kg and 52.5 cm tall. He follows in the footsteps of his sister Amalia, who was born 14 days later than expected four years ago.
This young pigeon fancier is specialized mostly in races of 1,000 kilometer and longer. He is actually a remarkably young fancier whose loft is located in the town of Ahaus-Alstätte, and his pigeons have to cover very long distances.