Racing and breeding star: Paulien, BE06-2090139
Paulien proved an invaluable breeding pigeon for Albert Derwa. She was initially a highly successful racing bird, that has won an impressive number of top results:
8th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB longer middle distance 2007 1st Seminat. Châteauroux 1st Prov. Gueret 2nd Prov. Blois 10th Seminat. Argenton
However, her achievements as a breeding pigeon were much more impressive. She became the dam of several great pigeons:
De Zoon, BE10-2007030
3rd Olympiad Pigeon Allround Nitra 2013 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround Western European Countries Cup 2011
3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround Western European Countries Cup 2011
4th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB middle distance 2013 1st Pithiviers 822 p. 1st Pithiviers 185 p. 1st Blois 372 p. 1st Argenton zone B2 1,544 p. 1st Gueret zone B2 3,114 p. 2nd Argenton BU 938 p. 4th Argenton BU 2,213 p. 4th Blois BU 1,717 p. 4th Gueret National 15,007 p. 5th Argenton National 6,795 p. 16th Argenton National 22,463 p.
8th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB middle distance 2008
Grandmother of 1st Nat. Issoudun
Paulien is the grandmother of Invictus, which claimed a national first prize from Issoudun for Albert and Francine Derwa in 2013.
In other lofts
Koen Minderhoud, NL
In the loft of Koen Minderhoud Paulien became the grandmother of the phenomenal Geeloger, winner of no less than three first prizes NPO in a single season!
Premier Stud, UK
Paulien became the grandmother of an Olympiad Pigeon Young Birds Budapest 2015 in the loft of Premier Stud (UK).
Jos Thoné, BE
Paulien became the grandmother of Jos Thoné's Derwien BE11-5010133, winner of a 1st Prov. Vierzon against more than 3,000 old birds.
Matthias Coel, BE
Matthias Coel won the title of 1st prov. Ace Pigeon KBDB young birds 2012 with a granddaughter of Paulien.
Gerard Koopman, NL
The champion from Ermerveen won a 1st prize from Quiévrain against more than 2,000 pigeons in 2014 with a granddaughter of Paulien.
Albert and Francine Derwa are sad to say goodbye to what was probably the best breeding hen of recent years.