Chris Hebberecht (Evergem, BE) is the first ‘Emperor’ in the renowned Jan Breydel Marathon Trophy competition

After an already impressive long distance season, Chris managed to add a remarkable title to his list of achievements in 2013: he won the title of ‘Emperor’ in the Jan Breydel Marathon.

The pigeons that allowed Chris to win his third Jan Breydel marathon

We asked Chris to tell us something more about the long distance pigeons that have helped him win this title, after a particularly tough competition. The following is an overview of their pedigrees and their most important achievements:

  1. De David: BE09-4170338

A late youngster of 2009 bred from Axl BE03-4135895 (1st nat. Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB ’05; winner of a 24th nat. Barcelona 13,066 p., a 51st nat. Perpignan 7611 p., a 52nd nat. Perpignan 4086 p., etc.) x Sister Champion BE02-4064532 (a sister of the 2nd nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB ’05 and bred from Schone Zwarten BE93-4655123 x Geschelpt Krommen BE99-4262223).

Managed to win a top prize in eight (inter)national races since 2011, including a 396th nat. Limoges 19,373 p. – 436 nat. Limoges 13,781 p. – a 243rd nat. Cahors 8348 p. – 335th internat. Narbonne 13,092 pigeons. In 2013 he won a 69th Clermont 357 p., a 61st prov. Vierzon 6420 p., a 2697th nat. Limoges 14,271 p., a 107th nat. Brive 8331 p., a 311th internat. Perpignan 15,106 p. and a 166th nat. 5613 p.

  1. De James: BE07-4081876

A brother of David and winner of 11 national top results. He is winner of a 67th prov. Chateauroux 3772 p. in 2008, a 926th nat. Brive 17,456 p. and a 774th nat. Narbonne in 2009, a 24th nat. Orange and a 122nd nat. Marseille in 2010. In 2011, he won a 14th nat. Orange 4865 p. and a 674th nat. Marseille 3179 p. It appears that Chris wants this pigeon to excel in the races from the Rhône Valley: in 2012 James won a 186th nat. Marseille 4443 p. and a 73rd nat. Marseille 3245. from Orange (and a 240th intern. 11,244 p.) in 2012. James did great in the national races of 2013: he won a 3150th Limoges 14271 p., a 150th nat. 3874 p. Orange and a 123rd nat. 2376 p. (and a 374th internat. 8848 p.) from Marseille.

  1. De Magic-Boy: BE11-4090110

Winner of a 744th against 14,326 p. as a young bird in the national from Gueret. He was 1st Ace Pigeon Long Distance Yearlings in the long distance club of Lokeren in 2012, 1st Ace Pigeon Long Distance Yearlings in the international long distance union, as well as First prov. Ace Pigeon KBDB East Flanders Long Distance Yearlings. He did great in the race from Bourges (403rd nat./16,859 p.) and Bordeaux (an impressive 13th nat./5480 p. and a 16th international/10,620 p.). Magic Boy also won an excellent 123rd nat. against 6933 pigeons and a 143rd international against 11,000 pigeons in the race from Narbonne. In 2013, he won top prizes from Angerville, Orléans, Poitiers and Agen (prizes per 10 at national and international level) and he closed the season with an excellent 128th nat. Narbonne against 5214 p. and a 154th intern. 11,442 pigeons.
This is an excellent racing pigeons that originates from equally talented parents and grandparents. His sire is Smallen NL09-1674106, a direct G. Koopman from Witneus NL01-2347667 (a direct Wijnands & Zn from Blauwe Vanoppen BE88-5127833 x ’t Bontje Saja NL95-5588291) x  Antje NL03-4781229 (winner of a 1st Bergerac 3680 p. , a 1st Limoges 5239 . etc.). The dam of Magic-Boy is ’t Blauw 257-04 Pancho BE04-4129257, which was bred from Pancho BE99-4262210 (2nd nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB ’05) paired to Sister Axl BE00-4317143 (Axl has won the title of 1st nat. Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB in 2005).

  1. De Edison: BE10-4302413

The sire of Edison is Sparky BE05-4391946 (a son of ’t Klein Vechterke BE98-4212670 x Moeder Cisero BE99-4525040); his dam is ’t Blauw Rodts BE09-4215695 (a daughter from Bordeaux NL00-2063196 x Blauw BE03-4135730).

Edison won four prizes in national races in 2013 and he was quite successful in previous seasons too, winning a 97th prov. Blois 1357 p., a 77th national Limoges and a 19th national Cahors 8348 p. In 2013, he won an 810th nat. Limoges 14,271 p., a 604th nat. Cahors 8570 p., a 135th nat. Libourne 6658 p. and a 456th nat. Souillac 5282 p.

  1. De Edou: BE10-4302423

Edou finished in 66th place as a yearling from Montrichard against 4049 p. but he got injured in the race from Chateauroux, one of the first longer middle distance races of 2012. He did not race until next season. In 2013, he did great in four national races, resulting in a 7th national Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB. These were his national results in 2013: 205th nat. Limoges, 200th nat. Cahors 8570 p., 24th nat. Libourne 6658 p. and 430th nat. Souillac 5282 p. Edou is a son of Champion BE01-4094638, 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2005 and winner of an 8th nat. Souillac 8327 p., a 7th nat. Cahors 9275 p., a 60th nat. Limoges 12,266 p. etc. (He is a son of Schone Zwarten BE93-4655123 x Geschelpt Krommen BE99-4262223). The dam of Edou is Roos 07-4081956, which is a daughter of top class breeder Zorro BE94-3160128 (N & F Norman) x Zus Axl BE05-4403735.

We already discussed his championship titles, his best results and other important achievements of 2013 in a previous report that was published in late 2013.

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