The Scheele Brothers (Terneuzen, NL) have been one of the leading names in pigeon racing in The Netherlands for years, and they owe a lot to Superboy. This exceptional breeding bird showed his value once again in 2016.
Geert De Coninck won the PIPA ranking for Best Barcelona Pigeon International (2013, 2014 and 2015) with racing bird El Campio Bara, which is now enjoying retirement in the breeding loft. It appears that another pigeon is eager to follow in his footsteps: racing bird Gina.
We wanted to know a bit more about the pigeon loft of Irmer & Son from the town of Nottuln, and Google is always a good place to start. But there was not a lot to be found, except that Franz-Josef Irmer has a butcher shop in Nottuln, Germany, and that he is a pigeon fancier and a PIPA Agent for Germany.
Racing from France to the UK is always very difficult, the cross winds over the sea make the temperature over the water 10 degrees colder than on the land. Many birds are not strong enough to cope with this challenge and do not return.
The KBDB published the preliminary ranking for the Olympiad Pigeons in the sports category this evening. The top-three of each category is to represent their country in the upcoming Olympiad in Brussels. Any complaints can be sent in until 9th of December.
Jo Bauters owns one of Belgium's most iconic young birds of 2016: the outstanding Ellis. She not only won the title of 1st National Ace Pigeon longer middle distance YBs KBDB, she was also the best young bird of Belgium in the PIPA rankings, over 3 and 4 national races.
What pigeons does the current pigeon breed of Bas and Gerard Verkerk consist of, and what does their palmares look like? Bas and Gerard would love to answer those two questions. Magic Amoré, Olympic Solange and the talented new breeders Eye-Catcher and Felina are all part of the Verkerk family tree, along with numerous other champions.
You have to invest to create growth. This is something the successful entrepreneur Philippe Brantegem knows more than anyone. He is the son of Andre, founder of shoe retailer Brantano. Over the years Philippe invested heavily in descendants of some of the best pigeon breeds in the Low Countries. It proved a very successful approach, as you can tell from his results in 2016.
Jos Goessen had a very successful 2015 season winning two first prizes NPO in just two weeks' time. In 2016 he managed to add three first prizes in the Maasvallei Entente to his palmares. And his racing birds appear to be quite successful in other lofts as well.
Much has been already written about this fantastic racing loft specialized in the long distance competition and cultivated with craftmanship since many decades. But today, we will focus on the figures.