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Luc is 53 years old and works as a butcher. He plays alone since **1983**, but he never forgets to underline the work achieved by his old friend : **Jean Dethaye**, omnipresent throughout the season. His wife **Martine** is in charge of the administrative work that results from this successful loft and which should not be underestimated. Pedigrees, prize lists, state of the breeding colony, repertory of the prices, etc ..., are all carefully kept up to date. This important task demands a lot of hours which have to be added to the daily work of this charming lady of the house.

The game:

The frightening team of Manage consists of 48 old widowers and 12 yearlings which are played on the nest and put on widowhood by the end of June. The hens are never shown before basketting. Also some hens in nest position are raced but only in the national races.

**Reproduction:**

Currently 18 couples are reserved for breeding of which 12 are appointed breeders.

**Food:**

A commercial mixture is used all through the year. Reproductive travellers as well as youngsters receive a breeding mixture. At the beginning of week the widowers receive light food, the 4th and 5th last meals are copious of the sport type and supplemented with delicacies.

**Medical follow-up:**

Luc has been consulting the same veterinary for fifteen years. After protective vaccination; she -yes, the vet is a lady- is consulted 2 to 3 times (analyses of the droppings) during the season to check the health. “As little medication as possible" says the champion of Belgium of long middle distance. Only if there is treatment, for example if they receive medication against trichomonase, the pigeons receive vitamins.

When we ask him whether he has recourse to antibiotics he answers in a doubtful way: "why? My pigeon lofts are well oriented, rather deep, functional and without draught. It is of primary importance to maintain a perfect hygiene to be of a constant regularity by respecting the hours of care. "And" his wife adds: "I practically don’t get to see Luc anymore because he spends so much time in his pigeon lofts .

**Motivation:**

As far as the widowers are concerned, only the feeding dishes are presented at the beginning of the season. Upon their return, the hen is presented and progressively the lapse of time that they pass together lengthens. It is only at the end of season that he presents the hens to their respective cocks at the start of the race.

As for the cocks, which are played with natural food, the hens are removed from the pigeon lofts a few days before basketting. The racer remains alone with his youngsters until he is put into the basket. As far as the hens are concerned, they are played on eggs of 8 to 10 days old or youngsters of 4 to 10 days old according to the circumstances and distances to be travelled.

**Form:**

Omnipresent since the beginning of his career and each year it is constantly optimal as from the end of April until early August.

Luc is always tirelessly on the move for his protégés. Each year, modifications are made to the pigeon lofts to improve performances. He is as demanding to his pigeons as he is to himself. He is very caring and knows what he wants. For nothing in the world and certainly not for an unspecified title of champion he will basket his pigeon one time too many.

**Origin of the strain:**

De Roeck Father and Sons.

Perpignan is an extraordinary parent. It is a

**Desmet X De Jaegher X Durant.**

The

**Van Neste**: line of descend "Bourges", the "Hurlus" and a girl of his "Pat".

The

**Raymond Cobut**of Anderlues / direct line of descend « L’Ardent », « Pâle junior », « Le Poseur », « La Parfaite », « Le Montauban », « Le Plaisant », « L’Agace » and of the Belgian Ace pigeon.

The

**Daems**de Bevel purchased at his total sale of Beersel.

A

**Vaneeno**hen

The Late

**Imbrecht**a small son of the St Vincent « Le Fou »

A certain consanguinity is continued and maintained but without extreme coupling.

**Performances:**

76 times in the top 100 nationals from Bourges to Barcelona since 1989 to 2000.

**In 2001.**

FIRST Nat. Z **Bourges** of 3613 Y

10th, 55th Nat. **Bourges** of 5127 Y

23th Nat. **Bourges** of 16.119 Y

32th Nat. **Bourges** of 15.581 Y

34th, 91e Nat. Z **Cahors** of 4406 Vx

38th, 82e, 88e Nat. Z of **Gueret** 2656 pig.

48th, 53e Nat. **La Souterraine** of 1043 Y

49th, 71e, 82e Nat. Z **La Souterraine** of 4983 pig.

66th Nat. Z **Limoges** of 4288 Y

89th Nat. **Limoges** of 9989 Olds

In 2002.

13th, 32 Nat. **Bourges** of 4535 Y

18th Nat. **Marseille** 60e Int. Marseille of 19290 O

18th S/Nat. **Argenton** of 10767 Y

27th, 76th Nat. Z **La Souterraine** of 1596 O

45th, 47th, 56th, 60th, 95th Nat. Z Argenton of 635 O

57th S/Nat. **Jarnac** of 6856 Y

61th Nat. Z **Limoges** of 4755 Y

83th Nat ; Z **Bourges** of 4445 O

98th S/Nat. **Châteauroux** of 3137 O

** In 2003**.

95th Nat.

**Châteauroux**of 8538 O

87th Nat.

**Châteauroux**of 2892 Y

54th Nat.

**Cahors**of 4769 O

39th Nat.

**Argenton**of 9302 O

78th Nat.

**Argenton**of 6299 Y

89th Nat.

**La Souterraine**of 7629 Y

374th Nat.

**Barcelone**of 11806 O

75th Nat. Fem.

**Barcelone**of 2652 pig.

189th Int. Fem.

**Barcelone**of 5344 pig.

9th, 26th, 107th Nat.

**Argenton**of 4448 Y

56th Nat. Z

**Limoges**of 4432 O

36th Nat. Z derby

**Limoges**of 2158 pig.

14th, 103th Nat.

**Jarnac**of 4395 O

46th, 51th Nat. Z

**Limoges**of 4275 Y

7th Nat.

**Châteauroux**of 4242 O

3th Nat.

**Châteauroux**of 4035 Y

39th Nat.

**Marseille**of 5195 O

62th Int.

**Marseille**of 20786 pig

16th Nat. Z

**Bourges**de 5560 Y

31e Nat ;

**Bourges**de 16500 Y

39e, 183e Nat.

**La Souterraine**de 1572 Vx

**In 2004**.

6th, 11th, 24th, 38th, 47th, 55th, 68th Nat. Z

**Bourges**of 7690 O

76th, 139e S/Nat.

**Châteauroux**of 12422 O

1er National

**Montélimar**of 8538 O

32th Nat. Z

**Cahors**of 3040 O

59th Int. Fem.

**Pau**of 1544 pig.

28th Nat. Fem

**Barcelone**of 3012 pig.

9th Nat.

**Orange**of 7563 O

44th Nat. Z

**Limoges**of 2909 O

28th Nat. Derby

**Limoges**of 7514 pig.

21th, 22th, 50th, 52th, 78th Nat.

**Limoges**of 3843 Y

4th, 7th, 63th S/Nat.

**Jarnac**of 4508 O

84th Nat.

**Bourges**of 10182 O

So that’s 78 times in top in 4 years’ time as well as a national victory.

**.**

In 2005

In 2005

From good to even better with 28 times in the top 100

Ace pigeon of la Route du Rhône

2th, 61th S/Nat.

**Argenton**of 3703 O

3th, 9th Nat. Z

**Limoges**of 2809 Y

4th Nat.

**Marseille**of 4398 O

4th, 46th S/Nat.

**Montluçon**of 8410 Y

8th, 35th Nat.

**Limoges**of 17456 Y

14th Int.

**Marseille**of 13930 pig.

15th S/Nat.

**Jarnac**of 5005 Y

18th, 24e, 34e Nat. Z

**Montélimar**of 5730 O

19th Nat. Z

**Souillac**of 1062 O

26th, 39th, 52th Nat

**Montélimar**of 10195 O

30th S/Nat.

**Châteauroux**of 2860 O

32th, 36e, 72e Nat. Z

**Orange**of 3734 O

43th S/Nat.

**Montluçon**of 7149 O

47th Nat

**Souillac**of 5985 O

73th S/Nat.

**Argenton**of 4726 Y

75th Nat. Z

**Bourges**de 7570 O

76th S/Nat.

**Jarnac**de 3702 O

77th S/Nat.

**Châteauroux**de 14082 Y

In a word:

**INCREDIBLE**and these results have given the "Cannibal" of Manage the so much coveted title of Champion of Belgium RFCB on Long Middle Distance.

Congratulations Luc.