The level of quality in today's team of breeders in the Bricon Loft is nothing short of impressive. It consists of no less than five national first ace pigeons KBDB, as well as Belgium's best long distance pigeon of 2010, making this one of the most valuable breeding lofts in Belgium!
As we announced a while ago, PIPA will be introducing its PIPA rankings for pigeon fanciers in The Netherlands as of next season. The aim of this initiative is to award the country’s best fanciers, and to give their pigeons the international recognition they deserve.
The Gevaert-Lannoo combination won the title of General Champion Middle Distance in the Riddersclub for the third consecutive season, which earned them the title of 'Emperor'! This is a crowning achievement after another grand season, which saw them win an impressive 11 first prizes, as well as several championship titles.
Jan Hooymans is a particularly ambitious fancier. The now well known and highly successful pairing of the superior bloodlines of Koopman’s Kleine Dirk and Vandenabeele’s Bliksem have given him the renowned Harry NL07-2007621, and the parents of Harry have bred several more outstanding descendants. These pigeons have been really successful in one loft races, while having won quite a few prizes in other lofts as well.
The loft of Jelle Jellema is without doubt one of the strongest long distance pigeon families in Western Europe. The outstanding Zwarte Goud bloodline not only won a sensational 1st and 3rd international Barcelona, their Romée was also awarded as the best extreme long distance pigeon in the Olympiad, as one of the very best long distance pigeons in our sport's history.
Poland has played a leading role in the international development of our sport. The organisation of different Olympiads has played an important role but we should not forget the effort that many Polish fanciers have put in to obtain top quality bloodlines from pigeon lofts in The Netherlands and Belgium.
Some of the greatest champions from our sport’s country of origin have brought together a group of pigeons in an impressive new auction. The strongest Belgian pigeon breeds continue to attract worldwide interest, as they have enabled countless other lofts to become successful as well.