Erik Limbourg (Brussegem, BE) has a spectacular end to the long distance season
Erik Limbourg has had a significant influence on the final long distance races of 2013. He takes no less than three national victories in zone B thanks to his dominating performances of the last two weeks. On top of that he also takes the third national Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB yearlings. We congratulated him on this achievement and he said: “The season has ended too soon for me. I could not manage to get my pigeons in good shape in the beginning of the season; they were not doing very well and they lacked fitness. Everybody knows I am fond of winning first prizes so I tried everything I could just to get my team back on the track. That was the only thing on my mind since the start of the season and I put more effort into my loft than ever. Suddenly it all fell into place. My pigeons grew a lot stronger and I knew the season was not over yet!” He was right; his pigeons did a great job in the last few weeks!
We introduce the national winners in Zone B
- Crazy Boy, BE11-2014215, won the 1st nat. zone B Souillac against 1459 old birds. Crazy Boy is a great racer. In addition to his national win from Souillac in the zone he is also winner of
3rd Nat Souillac 5,282 p. 12th Internat Bordeaux 10,622 p. 1st Prov Chateauroux yearlings 10th Nat Zone B Chateauroux 5,997 p. 152nd Nat MontLucon 22,875 p.
The pedigree shows that he originates from a number of great racing birds. The sire is De Libourne BE09-2119370, first nat. Libourne in Zone B. He is a grandson of the golden pair De Marseille x 't Fijn Blauw of Marcel Aelbrecht. This bloodline is paired to the famous Swing pair of his fellow citizen Louis Van den Eynde. The dam is a sister of Axelle Red, winner of a 15th nat. Argenton, 201st nat. La Souterraine and a granddaughter of Lucky 77, first Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance 2005. Click here for the pedigree of Crazy Boy.
- BE12-2002438, 1st nat. zone B Souillac against 1081 yearlings, was bred from the very best pigeons of Limbourg. The sire is a son of the world famous Eagle Eye x Dochter Lucky 85, first Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance. The dam is Benjamina Marseille, the youngest daughter of the top pair of Marcel Aelbrecht, De Marseille x 't Fijn Blauw. Click here for the pedigree of BE12-2002438. The 438-12 did great as a young bird as well, winning for instance:
Gueret prov. 65/2,204 Argenton prov. 277/3,457
- BE12-2002492, 1st nat. zone B Tulle against 2376 yearlings, is an excellent racing hen. He had already managed to win a top prize from Souillac as well: he won a seventh nat. Zone B against 1081 yearlings. He is now third National Ace Pigeon Long Distance Yearlings 2013 thanks to these two results. His pedigree indicates that he originates from nothing but ace pigeons! The sire is a grandson of Lucky 77, first national Ace Pigeon Long Distance 2005. The dam is a daughter of Blue Ace, second national Ace Pigeon Long Distance 2007. His dam is also the dam of Ballonneke, winner of the PIPA ranking for Best Long Distance Pigeon last year. This is quite a racing pigeon! Click here for the pedigree of BE12-2002492.
The 2013 season:
Let’s take a look back at the successful 2013 season of Erik Limbourg. There are not a lot of fanciers that have been able to win 26 first prizes, including 5 provincial and three national wins in Zone B. Judge for yourself:
1st Prov Limoges old birds – 2nd Nat Z 4,453 p. – 5th Nat 14,271 p. 1st Prov Blois young birds 1st Prov Souillac old birds – 1st Nat Z 1,459 p. – 3rd Nat 5,282 p. 1st Prov Souillac yearlings – 1st Nat Z 1,081 p. – 7th Nat 3,641 p. 1st Prov Tulle yearlings - 1st - 2nd Nat Z Tulle – 2nd - 4th - 10th Nat 6,974 p. Prov Souillac old birds: 1-2-5-7-12-14-19-…15/23 Prov Souillac yearlings: 1-3-4-5-7-10-11-12-20-23-…14/20 Nat Zone B Souillac yearlings 1,081 p.: 1-3-5-7-13-28-33-34-74-82-…14/20 Nat Zone B Souillac old birds 1,459 p.: 1-10-27-37-49-57-…15/23 Nat Tulle yearlings 6,972 p.: 2-4-10-114-163-257-308-328-377-483-559-621-...15/18 Nat Zone B Tulle yearlings 2,376 p.: 1-2-5-43-67-107-123-132-149-184-213-237-...15/18 Nat Tulle old birds 7,350 p.: 22-94-115-186-238-467-631-... 12/17 Nat Zone B Tulle old birds 2,271 p.: 5-30-39-66-84-158-216-...12/17
References of Limbourg pigeons in other lofts
It would be fair to say that this loft has an impressive number of references in other lofts as well. Keep in mind that these references are from 2013 only. This means these pigeons are not only doing great in their home loft in Brussegem but also in other lofts, excelling in the national middle and long distance competition.
1st Nat Bourges yearlings 13,588 p., fastest of 33,243 p. Dirk Moens: 50% Limbourg (bloodline Gilbert: 1st I Nat Bordeaux 6,686 p. x Blue Ace: 2nd Nat Ace KBDB Long Distance 2007)
1st Nat Bourges young birds 18,443 p., fastest of 39,917 p. De Vroe-Van Gaver: grandmother (via the father) of 1st Nat Cahors 2003
1st Nat Châteauroux 4,692 p., fastest of 22,358 p. Etienne & Jean Greeven: a grandchild of Blue Erika, a sister of Lucky 85: 1st Nat Ace KBDB Long Distance 2006
1st Nat Z A2 Montlucon 3,716 p. Willy Den Haese: bloodline Blue Ace: 2nd Nat Ace KBDB Long Distance 2007
1st Nat Z B1 La Souterraine 1,723 p. Yvan Van Den Bossche: 75% Limbourg, a child of Blue Souterraine 995/05: 2nd S-Nat La Souterraine 5,661 p.
1st Prov - 7th Nat Z B Libourne yearlings 2,222 p. Willy Verbruggen bloodline Lucky 85: 1st Nat Ace KBDB Long Distance 2006
2nd Nat Chateauroux ZA 2 yearlings 1,015 p. Willy Den Haese: Granddaughter Eagle Ace 275/09: 5th Nat Ace KBDB Long Distance 2011
2nd Nat Gueret Yl 15,007 p. Verrect-Arien, grandchild of Blue Erika, a sister of Lucky 85: 1st Nat Ace KBDB Long Distance 2006
3rd Nat Tulle Yl 6,974 p. Jos Thone, a grandchild of Eagle Eye, winner of 1st Prov
3rd Nat Z B Cahors 2,622 p. Marc De Cock: a grandson of Eagle Eye
3rd Nat Ace Pigeon KBDB Long Distance 2013 Desbuquois brothers: 100% Limbourg bloodline Blue Ace: 2nd Nat Ace KBDB Long Distance 2007 x Daughter Lucky 85: 1st Nat Ace KBDB Long Distance 2006
5-7-9 Nat Narbonne Yl 5,831 p. Desbuquois brothers: bloodline Lucky 85: 1st Nat Ace KBDB Long Distance 2006