Pigeon fancier Peter Janssen, from the German town of Kleve, has been featured in the PIPA Top Performances pages for The Netherlands on a weekly basis this season. His unprecedented results were reason enough to dedicate an article to the 70 year old fancier from Germany.
Peter Janssen (kleve, DE) can do wonders with his pigeons
Three times three
The first middle distance race of 2016 in Province 9 took place on Saturday 14th of May, with a release site in Peronne. The racing birds of Peter Janssen had shown to be in great form in the weeks leading up to this race, and their results after just six races are simply outstanding: Peter has won the first three prizes in three different races in District 3 of Province 9. The following overview gives us an idea of his level of performance:
23 April Isnes 176 km 7,623 p. 1-2-3-18-19-22-23-54-82-84-89-95-99-etc.(48/76) 1 May Mons 215 km 7,138 p. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-15-27-28-30-31-35-69- 70-71-75-76-77-79-81-82-85-etc.(52/71) 14 May Péronne 308 km 6,166 p. 1-2-3-16-17-18-25-26-61-64-79-96-100-etc.(49/66)
Top class pigeons
Peter can rely on a breeding team of very high quality. His outstanding results can be largely attributed to a team of illustrious breeding pigeons, such as Bender, De Euro, Kaasboer, and Kannibaal, which most of you will already be familiar with. We would like to introduce you to some of the stars of his current racing team, the first of which is DV0147-13-407. He won the race from Isnes on 23rd of April against 7,623 pigeons. He is a grandson of BE98-6335690 de Kaasboer of Gaston Van de Wouwer (Berlaar, BE), as well as a great-grandchild of BE95-6246005 de Kannibaal of Dirk van Dyck (Zandhoven, BE). You can find the full pedigree here. As you can see in the pedigree, the 13/407 is first of all a full brother of DV0147-10-92 Muller, 1st Ace Pigeon National One Day Long Distance Fondspiegel 2013-2015. Muller won a 1st NPO Sens against 6,432 p. and a 1st Morlincourt against 24,532 pigeons.
DV0147-10-92 Muller, a brother of the winner from Isnes 7623 p.
The next pigeon is DV0147-14-196, who stands out for having won top ten prizes on a regular basis. He finished in the top 10 in District 3 CC 3 both in the race from Isnes and Mons. It resulted in a 19th prize against 7,23 pigeons and an 8th prize against 7,138 pigeons in District 3. This talented racing cock is a half brother of DV0147-11-554 Miss Dolce Vita, 1st Ace Pigeon National One Day Long Distance Fondspiegel 2014-2015. The sire of both these pigeons is NL09-1647161, and he is a brother of Dolce Vita, the iconic pigeon of Pieter Veenstra (Drachtstercompagnie, NL). Dolce Vita became world famous for her impressive list of achievements and a remarkable transfer. You can find the full pedigree of 14/196 here.
DV0147-11-554 Miss Dolce Vita, a half sister of DV0147-14-196
If you were still wondering if Peter Janssen's successful racing team is based on a well-defined breeding strategy, then you should take a look at the palmares of racing bird DV0147-14-131. This top class hen excelled in 2014, finishing in 5th place in the National Pigeon Championship NPO young birds 2014. She has been strong this season as well, with a 2nd Isnes District 3 Province 9 against 7,623 pigeons. This racing hen is a grandchild (see pedigree) of BE11-4220607 Bender, 1st National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB 2012. This top class pigeon was raced by Stijn Van Laere (Kruishoutem, BE) before turning into an invaluable breeder for Freddy & Jacques Vandenheede (Zingem, BE). In fact several more grandchildren of Bender have proven to be very successful in the racing lofts of Peter Janssen. For instance, the DV0147-14-130 continues to win top prizes on a weekly basis this season, with most notably a 10th prize from Mons. Her sister, the two year old DV0147-14-236, only just missed out on a victory from that same race in Mons, finishing in 2nd place behind a loft mate. A group of 7,138 pigeons had been released from Mons in District 3.
DV0147-14-131 5th National Pigeon Champion NPO young birds 2014, a granddaughter of Bender
A bright future
The pigeon family of Peter Janssen clearly has great potential, and their results so far have been excellent. We would like to remind his opponents of the fact that Peter is determined to do well in this year's one day long distance competition, as he wants to try and win a national championship title NPO for the fourth consecutive time. We will be watching him closely this season.