One of the greatest icons in the long distance history is ‘Witbuik’ – the super cock of Bas and Hugo Batenburg. As a merciless flier he won 14th national St. Vincent and the 85th national St. Vincent among other prizes. Furthermore, ‘Witbuik’ appeared to possess more than just mere fantastic breeding genes. This superb pigeon became a father, grandfather and (great) great-grandfather of many national victors. Hugo made it his life’s work to anchor the bloodline of this colossal pigeon by inbreeding his super sons ‘Jonge Witbuik’ and ‘Witbuik 153’ to form a base for a new era of international success. PIPA asked Hugo to select a group of inbreeds to offer for sale exlusively on PIPA; the heritage of a golden breeder.
In Dutch pigeon racing, Leo Van Rijn has been known for his top results for decades. His renowned 'Keizer' became a breeder with a huge impact across the world after having won three races against over 20,000 birds.More recently, it was shown that ‘De Benjamin’ (1st NPO Bourges and 1st Libramont 6,231 p.) easily passes down his super genes to the next generation. Koopman and Vandenabeele aces were introduced to further improve the quality present at the lofts and with these pigeons, excellent results are still achieved. One of these birds is ‘Marja’, 1st National Youngster 2014 which, along with some other aces of the finest Van Rijn gold, will be sold exclusively on PIPA. Top class in many generations.
The Vandenheede family is proud to be regarded as the pigeon loft that dominated our sport for over 50 years. Freddy en Jacques followed in the footsteps of their father René without much trouble, developing into one of the leading names in today’s competition. Some consider them the undisputed number one. The fanciers from Zingem know that pairing super class pigeon bloodlines is their secret to success. They have an impressive collection of excellent breeders and racers, and that is why a round of young birds of Vandenheede, one of the finest Belgian lofts, will be auctioned exclusively on PIPA.
Ulrich Lemmens belongs to a new generation of fanciers in Belgium, and he gained a lot of respect by creating a special breeding team in a short period of time. This pigeon breed has enabled him to gain excellent results. Stock breeder Gust became a household name thanks to his top quality descendants, which have had another great season at national level, winning most notably the title of 1st National Champion Longer Middle Distance Old Birds KBDB 2014. This was a crowning achievement for Ulrich Lemmens. His recent achievements show once again that the Lemmens breeding loft can be considered one of the best in Belgium. Ulrich will be auctioning a round of top class young birds from his best breeders.
It takes pigeons with exceptional qualities to break away from the main group. They need to have great speed and orientation, and they tend to originate from top quality bloodlines as well. Besides, pigeons that have won national top results are particularly likely to become outstanding breeders. PIPA contacted a number of national champions and asked them to sell youngsters and brothers and sisters of their national winners. It goes without saying that this is promising to be a very special auction!
Some of Croatia's most successful pigeon fanciers have been visiting Belgium and The Netherlands for years, to obtain pigeons from our strongest lofts. These pioneers have developed into Croatia's greatest champions, creating pigeon breeds that can stand comparison with some of the best breeds from the low countries. A collection of pigeons from the best of Croatia will now be sold in auction on PIPA.
In this March Auction, we offer you pigeons which were auctioned on PIPA in the past auction season but have not been paid for. This is particularly annoying for the seller. On the other hand it allows fanciers to get a second chance of obtaining pigeons they were really fond of. This is basically a varied collection of pigeons.
The old team of racers and breeders of the Van Toor pigeon family was sold on PIPA in 2013 but that did not prevent them from making an impressive comeback. They quickly picked up where they left off, and they achieved some brilliant results. At the 2015 Olympiad in Budapest, they had the 1st Dutch Olympiad Bird Middle Distance, the 3rd Dutch Olympiad Burd Youngsters and the 1st substitute Olympiad bird for Holland in the youngsters' category. The crowning achievement was without doubt the 1st national NPO Sens sector II with an 11 minute lead! The Van Toor brothers are now selling their NPO winner, along with a select group of invaluable pigeons, in what promises to be a top quality auction.
Over the past several years the name of Henri van Venrooij has been associated with top quality pigeons and great achievements. Pigeons of the Janssen brothers and Koopman have been particularly successful in this loft in the past decennium, and the bloodline of Verkerk has recently proved to be of great value for the champion from Deurne as well. Henri is now selling his very best breeders and racing birds, all of which have excellent origins and a proven record in the breeding or racing loft. This PIPA auction, which many fanciers are looking forward to, is guaranteed to offer nothing but top quality pigeons.
You are guaranteed to find top quality pigeons in every corner of Team Freddy De Jaeger's loft. This magnificent pigeon breed based on Tsunami - the super quality youngster of Vandenabeele's Bliksem - has performed exceptionally well in Belgium, both in provincial and national competitions. These pigeons have invaluable breeding qualities and they enabled Team Freddy De Jaeger to win such titles as 4th General Champion KBDB, 1st National Ace Pigeon longer middle distance KBDB and 4th-10th National Ace Pigeon long distance in 2014 alone. They are now selling a group of young birds from their best racing and breeding birds.
Pigeon racing in Germany is defined by a select group of highly dominant fanciers that have managed to stand out thanks to a number of major investments. These fanciers have helped shape the sport in Germany, and their self made pigeon breeds have been able to achieve great results in international one loft races. In this auction we bring you pigeons from the best fanciers of Germany, who agreed to sell their greatest champions on PIPA.
A victory in an international classic is every fancier's dream. It takes a racing bird with exceptional qualities to take the win against a field that includes pigeons from Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. That explains why nearly ever international winner is also a great breeder, and many of them will eventually develop into a new stock breeder. A group of direct youngsters from international winners will be sold in a top class PIPA auction.
Youngsters of our sport's most renowned pigeons are always in high demand, especially because full brothers and sisters often prove to be great breeders. The renowned pigeons themselves have often been sold to a foreign fancier, or have proved to be no longer fertile. PIPA is now selling a select group of Collectors Items in a unique auction!