In this year's second edition of our Collector's Items auction we have a group of carefully selected and exclusive pigeons. These pigeons are very rare, because their respective parents have developed into world famous breeders that have been sold to other - often Asian - fanciers for a lot of money.
The team of champions of Bart & Nance Van Oeckel has been excelling in the provincial and national races for many years. They have now made a fresh start by moving to a different location, where their old basis will be used as the foundation for a new success story.
The outstanding racing bird Dolce Vita had a lasting impact on pigeon racing in the beginning of this decade. This invaluable pigeon of Pieter Veenstra won no less than 5 national first ace pigeon titles, as well as a 1st-2nd*4th-8th NPO, making her an iconic pigeon in The Netherlands.
Harald Zabel has been one of the leading names in pigeon racing in the German Ruhr area for over 50 years. The old Janssen breed provided the basis, which was later reinforced with pigeons of Vandenabeele and Soontjens.
The extreme long distance is a discipline only suited for pigeons that combine endurance, perseverance, and suppleness. A pigeon has to be able to push itself to the limit and at the same time try to save energy. This discipline basically requires very strong but intelligent pigeons.
The world of One Loft Racing has grown substantially in the 21st century. Some of the world’s best fanciers have been competing in these races, hoping to gain international fame, and some pigeon breeds have been created solely for this special discipline.