Rudi De Saer (Ruiselede, BE) is a world class fancier in the long distance

De Favoriet put the De Saer pigeon family in the spotlight in 2015, winning a national first prize from Limoges and the title of 1st Provincial and 2nd National Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB. He is now given a well deserved spot in the breeding loft, while a spectacular new team of one year olds is ready to follow in his footsteps.

Rudi De Saer and his outstanding Favoriet

National number one in the long distance

Rudi De Saer is a phenomenal fancier, capable of achieving at times spectacular results. In 2015 he managed to win his fourth national first prize in four seasons. He has also won several national first prizes, which results in quite an impressive list of achievements:

1st Nat. Limoges II 8,303 p. 2015 with Favoriet
1st Nat. Cahors     7,136 p. 2014 with New Tours
1st Nat. Limoges   13,789 p. 2012 with New Jens
1st Nat. Souillac   7,756 p. 2012 with Antonio
1st Nat. Champion long distance old birds KBDB 2014
1st Nat. Champion long distance old birds KBDB 2010
2nd Nat. Champion long distance old birds KBDB 2009
2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon long distance old birds KBDB 2015
2nd Nat. Limoges I 18,390 p. 2014 with Favoriet

We are genuinely impressed with this palmares. The national winners were not sold but were transferred to the breeding loft. Another pigeon that joined the De Saer breeding loft is Rainman, winner of a 1st Nat. St. Vincent 3,161 p. for Martin De Poorter (NL), but born in the lofts of Team BDS and a 100% De Saer. This makes for a top class breeding team that is for 90% based on pigeons of Gaby Vandenabeele. The invaluable stock dam in Rudi's current generation of  long distance champions is 't Goedje. This is an invaluable breeding loft.
Their descendants have made team De Saer particularly tough to beat; Rudi's racing team is overwhelmingly strong. We take a look at some of the highlights of 2015 with the old birds:

17/5 Tours 200 olds: 2,4,5,6,10,13,17,18,21,22,23,….(21/22)
30/5 Fontenay 147 olds: 1,2,3,4,7,8,9,11,13,….(25/36)
30/5 Limoges REG 305 olds: 1,5,12,21,33,…..(11/22)
          PROV 2,953 olds: 5,31,103,223,….(12/22)
          NAT 15,009 olds: 43,161,….

20/6 Limoges REG 191 olds: 1,5,6,9,14,21,…..(9/18)
          PROV 1,986 olds: 1,19,20,38,73,125,….(13/18)
          NAT  8,303 olds: 1,68,69,…..(13/18)

11/7 Brive REG   143 olds: 1,2,3,10,…..(8/15)
          PROV 1,604 olds: 4,6,11,53,….(9/15)

25/7 Tulle REG   118 olds: 1,2,4,9,15,….(10/18)
          PROV 1,053 olds: 6,7,16,32,66,71,….(13/18)

De Favoriet: 1st Prov. and 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB 2015

This is the number one champion of this loft in 2015, a five star racing bird.
He won a national first prize from Limoges, he won the title of Provincial Ace Pigeon long distance, and the title of second National Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB. He had already finished in second place in the national classic from Limoges in 2014. He is an exceptionally talented pigeon, and one of the best long distance racing birds Belgium has ever seen. He has now reached the end of his racing career, and this is the time to take a look at his impressive palmares. Included in this overview are his prizes with a coefficient lower than 1.0% (prizes approximately per 100). Let's have a look:

-Favoriet BE11-3123742

 1st Prov. Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB 2015
 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB 2015
 1st Nat. Limoges II   8,303 p. ’15
 2nd Nat. Limoges I   18,390 p. ’14 
 3rd Prov. Tours       6,400 p. ’14
 3rd Prov. Tulle       1,012 p. ’13
69th Nat. Tulle        7,350 p. ’13
 6th Prov. Tulle       1,053 p. ’15
17th Nat. Limoges II   7,221 p. ’14
 7th Prov. Argenton    2,844 p. ’12
10th N.Zone Brive      3,703 p. ’15
84th Nat. Brive        8,674 p. ’15
31st Prov. Limoges I   2,953 p. ’15
40th Nat. Chateauroux 15,902 p. ’12
41st Nat. Souillac     5,282 p. ’13

This is an impressive palmares!
Sire: Champion BE09-3040476
A full brother of the retired champions Bleken & Tours. He is bred from ‘Den 18’ BE98-3240118 (a grandson of Wittenbuik, and a 100% Gaby Vandenabeele) x stock dam ’t Goedje BE05-3177035.
Dam: Bliksemgirl BE09-3149960
Comes from the loft of his neighbour Rik Cools but she is a 100% Vandenabeele pigeon bred from Bliekske BE05-3006882 (a son of the iconic breeder Bliksem x Fryda, a sister of Aske of Cools-Blancke) x Martine BE08-3037583.
Take a look at the full pedigree and the impressive palmares of Favoriet here

He can now enjoy a well deserved stay in the breeding loft, where he can breed new generations of prize winners, perhaps turning into a new stock breeder.

De Favoriet was the leading name in last year's old birds' team, and he was 1st Prov. Ace Pigeon long distance in West Flanders in 2015. Every fancier can only have one pigeon in the provincial championships, which is unfortunate for Rudi, who would have otherwise won the third and fifth place in the provincial ace pigeon championships as well, with Toro and Bambino. Bambino is in fact another direct son of stock dam 't Goedje BE05-3177035. She is in fact the dam of Antonio, New Tours, Tours, Bleken, Close, Champion (sire of Favoriet) etc. As you can see, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. It explains why Bambino is one of the most promising racing birds for 2016 in Rudi's team.

-Bambino BE13-3080064

21st  N.Zone Brive   3,703 p. ’15
116th Nat Brive      8,674 p. ’15
68th  Nat Limoges II 8,303 p. ’15
82nd  Prov Tours     5,697 p.
115th Nat Tulle      5,731 p. ’14
373rd Nat Poitiers  14,094 p. ’14

He is a son of Jonge Pipo BE10-3183612 x ’t Goedje BE05-3177035.
The palmares and the pedigree of Bambino can be found here.

-Toro BE11-3123727

 5th  N.Zone Argenton 2,650 p. ’13 (1st club 314 p.)
16th  Prov Tulle      1,053 p. ’15
56th  Nat Poitiers   13,813 p. ’13
122nd Nat Montauban   3,990 p. ’15
125th Nat Limoges II  8,303 p. ’15
183rd Nat Limoges I  18,390 p. ’14
197th Nat Limoges II  7,221 p. ’14

He comes from the exact same pairing as Neymar, another excellent racing bird, which is a son of Late Zwarten x Tamara. Toro was bred from Young Monty BE10-3020982 (a full brother of Tamara) x Jessie Bond BE05-3177007 (a full sister of Late Zwarten, from stock pair Perigueux 699/99 x Corry 189/01).
The palmares and the pedigree of Toro can be found here.

A stunt team of yearlings in Limoges: 10-27-28-30-47-56-59-… National

The preparatory races of the middle distance and the national longer middle distance showed that Rudi De Saer had an excellent team of yearlings for 2015. He had a lot of promising new talents in his racing loft.
​This team put in a magnificent performance in the race from Limoges, and the results were spectacular: 7 of 20 basketed pigeons finished in the national top 59, and 17 of them won a national prize. This was an impressive result for their first important race of the season. We take a look at the other results of this team of yearlings in the 2015 racing season:

16/5 Fontenay 197 YL: 1,2,6,8,10,14,15,16,17,….(26/36)
30/5 Fontenay 159 YL: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,11,16,16,….(28/36)

06/6 Chateauroux  572 YL: 1,5,18,19,20,25,33,37,54,…..(16/36)
           PROV 5,063 YL: 2,40,111,113,123,168,200,221,362…(17/36)

20/6 Montluçon    342 YL: 6,14,17,…(9/13)
           PROV 1,778 YL: 7,52,74,…(8/13)

20/6 Limoges REG  266 YL: 1,3,4,6,11,12,13,21,27,….(14/20)
           PROV 1,364 YL: 4,8,9,10,15,18,19,46,62,….(17/20)
            NAT 6,272 YL: 10,27,28,30,47,56,59,….(17/20)

11/7 Brive  REG   197 YL: 2,4,9,….(12/30)
           PROV 1,330 YL: 9,13,29,….(14/30)

25/7 Tulle  REG   236 YL: 1,2,4,6,8,15,16,23,24,….(17/28)
           PROV 1,306 YL: 5,6,8,9,16,41,47,72,73,….(17/28)

Rudi has a promising future with such a talented group of pigeons. These yearlings are ready to follow in the footsteps of such cracks and national winners as Antonio, New Jens, New Tours, Favoriet, etc. We take a closer look at some of the stars of this invaluable team. These pigeons know what it takes to win a top prize.

-Ace BE14-3115670

12th Nat. Ace Pigeon long distance YL KBDB 2015
16th N.Zone Tulle    3,358 p. (1st club 236 p.)
47th Nat Limoges     6,272 p.
36th Nat Chateauroux 8,291 p.

He had already won a few top prizes from Fontentay: a 7th against 159 p., an 8th against 197 p., and an 8th against 147 p. He is a son of Bleken JR BE10-3165669 (a son of Bleken 456/07: 4th Nat. Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB 2010 and co winner of 1st Nat. Champion long distance KBDB) x Samira BE10-3181366 (a full sister of Antonio, 1st Nat. Souillac 7,760 p., and New Tours: 1st Nat. Cahors 7,136 p.).
Click here for the full pedigree of Ace.

-Falco BE14-3115750

28th N.Zone Tulle 3,358 p.
59th Nat Limoges  6,272 p.

Falco won a 2nd against 159 p. and a 2nd against 147 p. in Fontenay. He is a son of Zorro BE10-3183604 (from Zwarten As: 1st Prov. Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB ’09 and a son of stock pair Perigueux x Corry) x Bianca BE12-3120246 (a full sister of Antonio: 1st Nat. Souillac, and New Tours: 1st Nat. Cahors). Falco finished in 18th place in the national ace pigeon championship long distance KBDB in 2015.
Click here for the full pedigree of Falco.

-Fiesto BE14-3115592

49th N.Zone Tulle 3,358 p.
56th Nat Limoges  6,272 p.

Fiesto won a 3rd against 159 p. and a 3rd against 147 p. from Fontenay. He was bred from Son Stier BE08-3037460 (the sire of Witpen Stier, Elise, a 100% Vandenabeele) x Black Ace BE12-3120035, 10th Prov. Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB ’12 (26th Prov. La Souterraine 2,856 p., 34th Prov. Gueret 3,318 p. and a granddaughter of the stock pair Perigueux x Corry).
Click here for the pedigree of Fiesto.

-Fulltry BE14-3115571

27th  Nat Limoges  6,272 p.
142nd N.Zone Tulle 3,358 p.

He won a 3rd against 197 p. and a 9th against 233 p. from Fontenay. He is a son of Late Jens BE07-3128597 (full brother of Jens, 1st + 2nd Prov. Ace Pigeon KBDB, and a son of Pootje, a full sister of stock dam ’t Goedje) x Fifi BE10-3020846.
Click here for the full pedigree of Fulltry

-Rainboy BE14-3115594

 1st Fontenay 197 p.
 1st Limoges  266 p.
10th Nat. Limoges 6,272 p.
 2nd Fontenay 233 p.

A son of Rainman BE11-4245800 (1st Nat. St.Vincent 3,161 p.) x Championette BE12-3120037 (a full sister of the national winners Antonio and New Tours, bred from Son Groten x ’t Goedje).
Click here for the pedigree of Rainboy

-Farmer BE14-3115672

 1st Fontenay 159 p.
 1st Fontenay 147 p.
18th N.Zone Tulle 3,358 p.

Winner of a 107th Prov. Brive against 1,330 pigeons. He is a half brother of Neymar, being a son of Late Zwarten BE08-3037496 x Dochter ’t Goedje BE09-3040441 (a full sister of Bleken, Tours, Champion…).
Click here for the pedigree of Farmer

There are several more promising pigeons in this breed, with most notably Feniks BE14-3115596 (a son of New Jens, see pedigree) and Sherlock BE15-3110233 (a son of New Tours, see pedigree). These pigeons were bred from national first prize winners. The racing loft of Rudi Dde Saer is home to quite a collection of highly talented pigeons. He is ready for the future! 

Simply the best

The Rudi De Saer pigeon family seems to get stronger and stronger every season, as you can tell from their list of achievements. This is one of the very best long distance lofts in Belgium, a world class breed!