- Amazing performances of Etienne Devos from Deerlijk on the first weekend of June.
- The Cavendish, a new superstar.
- The Cavendish of Et. Devos from Deerlijk is the provincial winner from Argenton yearlings in West Flanders
- The Witpen Rivaldo of Etienne Devos from Deerlijk deserved winner from Pau in West Flanders
- The Witpen Rivaldo of Etienne Devos from Deerlijk wins 1st Provincial Perpignan and becomes one of the candidates for Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2012
2012 was obviously a great season for the 76 year old champion from Deerlijk. He also won several important titles, for instance:
1st National Ace Pigeon Grand Distance KBDB 2nd General National Champion KBDB 1st International Ace Pigeon Diamond CAFB 12 first prizes and plenty more top prizes
Etienne Devos had a few very successful weekends this season with several top prizes and a lot of prize money. He was not only successful in the long distance club in Rekkem against some very strong West Flemish opponents; he won provincial and national prizes as well. It was a great season with regional and (inter)national top prizes. Etienne was awarded the title we mentioned earlier but that was not his only title this season: he won other important titles as well (see below).
Etienne has two champions that deserve special attention; they are the true stars in the racing team at Deerlijk in 2012. They have both won national top prizes and they helped to maintain the standards of the Devos pigeon family.
The Cavendish (11-3068321) turned into a true champion in 2012 as winner of the following prizes:
29th / 777 p. from Clermont (7 May) 13th / 403 p. from Clermont (13 May) 1st / 107 p. from Chateauroux (19 May) 2nd / 885 p. provincial Chateauroux (19 May) 2nd / 468 p. long distance club Chateauroux (2 June) 4th / 2,905 p. provincial Chateauroux (2 June) 9th / 15,902 p. national Chateauroux (2 June)
We can see that Cavendish won two top prizes from Chateauroux. That was not his only feat this season: on 30 June we had the national from Argenton, where he performed very well as a yearling as well. This is what a journalist wrote about Cavendish: We have only just finished our article about the provincial victory by Etienne from Pau and it was time to report again about the successful loft in Deerlijk. This time it was the unbeatable Cavendish, 11-3068321 that won his third top prize in 2012. This champion managed to cover 491,790 km from Argenton with a velocity of 1616.84 m/min, which made him the best pigeon in the province West Flanders. Of course, this was not his first victory at provincial or national level this season.
These were the results of this cock in the national from Argenton:
1st Fondclub Rekkem 699 yearlings 1st provincial W Fl. 2,844 yearlings 10th national 22,334 yearlings
Etienne purchased this pigeon from Noël Claerhout from Wielsbeke, who owns quite a few pigeons with Vandenabeele origins. This is the pedigree of Cavendish:
Sire: de Cools 03-3063375
(Cools-Blancke: winner of a 33rd Chateauroux 907 p. / 102nd Chateauroux 4,930 p. / 180th Tours 2,456 p. / 47th Limoges 1,998 p. / 246th Orléans 3,021 p, etc…)
GF: 02-3185413 - Zoon Don Juan 1 (Cools-Blancke) bred from Don Juan 1 249-01 x Clemmy 130-01, a full sister of the famous Bieke of the ex-duo from Ruiselede.
GM: Geschelpte 839 99-3224839 (a late son from Stier x zus Tarzan of V. D’Heedene)
Dam: Vuilblauwe Raf 08-3147434
(an original Van Themsche)
GF: Kleinzoon Wittenbuik Vandenabeele 06-3145887 (from Zoon Wittenbuik 254-98 x Zus Ronker 670-02)
GM: de 290 06-3201290 (from Blauwe Verheye'468-98 x Dochter Schicht 828-99)
This top class marathon racing pigeon is a great-grandson of Kleine Didi 92-3000607 (1st nat. Dax, 2nd nat. Perpignan, 1st nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance, etc.) on his father’s side. On his mother’s side he is a great-grandson of the renowned Prins 85-3397364 of Etienne; a pure Poitiers star. He also carries the bloodline of Jonge Artiest Houben. Let's have a look at the parents and the grandparents of this Witpen Rivaldo.
Sire: Halfbroer Rivaldo 04-3002584
(his brother is Rivaldo 98-3100356, winner of, for instance, a first prize in the Barcelona Masters: he won 6 x Barcelona and 6 x Perpignan. His best results were a 57th nat. Barcelona 12,998 p. ‘05, 41st nat. Perpignan 7,611 p. ‘05, 167th nat. Barcelona 13,021 p. ’02, 85th nat. Perpignan 8,041 p. etc.). The Halfbroer Rivaldo has become an excellent breeding pigeon and he now forms the basis of the Rivaldo Strain.
GF: Didi Junior 95-3336619 (son of the famous Kleine Didi, winner of for instance a first national Dax and a second national Perpignan)
GM: Florie II 97-3301433 (bred from the line of Gouden Vleugel BBC of R. Florizoone)
Dam: Nestzus Tik 02-3003060
(de Tik has won, for instance, a 9th prov. Limoges and a 10th nat. Limoges against 12,044 pigeons)
GF: Zoon Jonge Artiest Houben 00-6549125
GM: Zus Super Prins 96-3001806 (as a daughter of de Prins)
The list of achievements of Witpen Rivaldo’needs no further explanation:
1st Pau Fondclub 226 p. (’12) 1st prov. Pau 471 p. (’12) 18th nat. Pau 1,989 p. (’12) 1st Perpignan Fondclub 191 p. (’12) 1st prov. Perpignan 1,128 p. (’12) 5th nat. Perpignan 6,724 p. (’12) 5th internat. Perpignan 16,921 p. (’12) 14th prov. Perpignan 1,163 p. (’10) 69th nat. Perpignan 6,257 p. (’10) 92nf internat. Perpignan 15,756 p. (’10) 51st zone A Montélimar 979 p. (’11) 285th nat. Orange 4,466 p. (’10) 321st nat. Marseille 3,179 p. (’11) 385th nat. Tarbes 4,576 p. (’10) Etc.
We would like to remind you that Etienne has three brothers of Witpen Rivaldo in his racing team as well: Witslag Rivaldo (who has as great a list of achievements at the long distance as well), Stijn (winner of an 8th nat. Brive) and Bamby (winner of a 1st from Poitiers). They clearly belong to a bloodline (of ace pigeons) with outstanding breeding qualities: think for instance of Kleine Didi, the Zidane, the Rivaldo, etc. These are all great champions in the pigeon family of Devos.
- In the national championships KBDB he won the titles mentioned earlier and he also won a fifth national Champion Long Distance - In the province of West Flanders: 1st provincial Ace Pigeon Grand Distance (0.97%) Provincial winner from Pau (with a 15'lead) Provincial winner from Perpignan (with a 15'lead) Provincial winner Argenton yearlings - Winner of the team race at the Six Days Race Gent - National Championships Bruges: 2nd in the Jan Breydel Marathon Trophy - In the Long Distance Club in Rekkem: 2nd General Champion 4th Champion Grand Distance 5th Champion Long Distance old birds 6th Champion Long Distance yearlings - Club des XX (elite club of long distance fanciers) 1st marathon – 1st team champ. - 2nd champ. old birds, etc. - CAFB international (Belgium – France grand distance in international races) Winner 1st international Ace Pigeon Diamond International competition: 2nd General Champion
Take it from us that these titles were not only won by the two superc champions that were presented in this report. There were several other top class pigeons that contributed to winning these titles, including his youngsters. We would like to congratulate Etienne on a magnificent 2012 season! This is another jewel in the crown for this amazing champion.