The long distance fanciers are having a few very busy weeks, especially in the month of July, when they have a national long distance race and an international extreme long distance race every single weekend. The yearlings have their first important long distance races ahead of them as well. The weather conditions have been very hard recently, which means the long distance racing birds have had a demanding race basically every time.
The two classics of Barcelona and Libourne were scheduled for the first weekend of July, and they were two very demanding flights for the racing birds. These conditions are particularly suited for talented pigeons with great determination and willpower. This also happens to be the main characteristic of most of Chris Hebberecht's racing pigeons. This breed showed its potential once again last weekend.
Winner of 1st Prov. Libourne olds
Chris achieved a great result in Libourne, with a long series of top prizes at club level both with his old birds and the yearlings:
Libourne 121 olds: 1-6-7-8-19-24-25-37-38-40 (10/13) Prov. 1,247 olds: 1-46-60-62… (preliminary) Nat. 5,195 olds: 8-194-263-269-734-858-859-1288 (8/13) Libourne 40 yearlings: 1-2-5 (3/7) Prov. 1,018 yearlings: 18-36… (preliminary) Nat. 3,697 yearlings: 55-102-557 (3/7)
Racing star Ike, 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2010 and grandfather of Keno, 1st Prov. Libourne
It was his long distance champion Keno, which was also first nominated, that claimed a provincial first prize from Libourne old birds. The second and third nominated pigeons won a prize as well, finishing in 7th and 8th place at club level respectively.
Keno is one of the stars of this current generation of racing birds; he also won a top result from Limoges and Cahors earlier this season. He was very successful in 2014 and 2015, winning two national top 40 prizes from Limoges. This talented long distance racing bird has quite a palmares already:
1st Prov. Libourne 1,247 p. ’16 8th Nat. Libourne 5,195 p. ’16 31st Nat. Limoges II 8,303 p. ’15 8th Prov. Limoges II 1,943 p. ’14 37th Nat. Limoges II 7,221 p. ’14 20th Prov. Limoges I 3,427 p. ’16 111th Nat. Limoges I 13,493 p. ’16 49th Zone A Tulle 2,432 p. ’15 196th Nat. Cahors 6,461 p. ’16 246th Nat. Poitiers 12,379 p. ’14 250th Nat. Brive 6,842 p. ’13 282nd Prov. Vierzon 5,.825 p. ’16 434th Nat. Brive 5286 p. ’14
Sire: Ike’s Dream BE10-4327645
A top class breeder. He is a son of 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2010 Ike BE08-4351119 x Mother Jaws BE04-4217179 (Jaws became 3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB with an 8th Nat. Brive 17,456 p., a 12th Nat. Souillac 7,597 p., a 26th Nat. Cahors 8,651 p., etc.).
Dam: Yana BE09-3114523
A super class hen of Vanhee-De Coster from Jabbeke, where she became 3rd Prov. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Young Birds KBDB. She comes from Son Georgio BE05-3179321 (sire of Super Georges; 13th Nat. Chateauroux 17,109 p., 6th Nat. Limoges 10,448 p. & 5th Nat. Souillac 7,045 p.) x Karientje BE03-3198115 (6th Prov. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB).
You can find the pedigree and the full palmares of Keno here.
The winner of the yearlings' race from Libourne is Donkeren BE15-4027180, a grandson of stock breeder Champion and long distance star Jaws. These are some of the most prominent names in the Hebberecht pigeon family.
1st Libourne club 40 p. 55th Nat. Libourne 3,697 p.
Sire: Molenaar BE11-4306495
Winner of a 2nd Prov. and 5th Nat. Libourne 6,658 p. (1st club), 93rd Nat. Cahors 6,576 p. and son of Jaws BE07-4081813 (3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2010, see earlier) x Eurootje DV06720-08-1337, a direct Dr. H.P. Brockamp (daughter Euro Diamond).
Dam: Geschelpte Halfzus Edou BE12-4302283
Half sister of super class pigeons Edou (7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB ’13), Jamar (1st Prov. and 2nd Nat. Cahors 8,651 ). and Enzo (40th Nat. Libourne 8,269 p.).
She is a daughter of stock breeder Champion BE01-4094638 (2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB ’05) x Dochter Santos BE11-4090130.
Click here for the full pedigree of Donkeren 180
Stock breeder Champion: grandfather of the first prize winners from Barcelona and Libourne YL
Club win from Barcelona
The pigeons of Chris Hebberecht also managed to claim victory at club level in the race from Barcelona, along with a top prize at provincial and national level.
Barcelona 114 olds: 1-25-27 (these are the preliminary results at the time of publishing). His three nominated pigeons have already been clocked.
The winner from Barcelona in the club in Eksaarde (Lokeren, BE) is called Leeuw. He is one of a kind; he has won quite a number of top prizes already:
1st Club Barcelona 114 p. ’16 4th Prov. Barcelona 1,623 p. ’16 26th Nat. Barcelona 7,575 p. ’16 (preliminary results) 53rd Nat. Brive 3,850 p. ’14 88th Prov. Vierzon 5,825 p. ’16 175th Nat. Limoges 6,907 p. ’14 281st Nat. Barcelona 7,791 p. ’15 575th Internat. Barcelona 19,089 p. ’15 420th Prov. Issoudun 3,720 p. ’13 858th Prov. Vierzon 6,298 p. ’15
Sire: Black Euro DV06720-10-111
He comes from the loft of Dr. H.P. Brockamp, from the outstanding Euro Diamond DV06720-02-537 (1st Olympiad Pigeon Marathon Cat. E; 1st Nat. Carcassonne 2,719 p., 3rd Nat. Perpignan 1,452 p., 4th Nat. Bergerac 1p320 d., etc.) x Ace-Hen DV01186-04-1449 (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon 2006 in the international races).
Dam: Daughter Champion BE11-4289505
A full sister of ‘Duivin 192-06’, the dam of the winner of a 1st prize in the Final Thailand One-loft-race. She is a daughter of stock breeder Champion BE01-4094638 (1st Prov. and 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB ’05) x Sister AXl BE03-4135851 (a full sister of 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance KBDB ’05: AXL).
You can find the pedigree and the full palmares of Leeuw here.
Breeding pigeons from ace pigeons and renowned prize winners is a winning strategy; you can tell from the recent results of the Hebberecht pigeon family, both at home and in other fanciers' lofts. For instance, the sire of the 1st Nat. Pau 2016 of Wolfgang Emser comes from Son Euro Diamond 917-07 paired to the direct Chris Hebberecht hen Daughter Gentleman BE08-4335763. She is bred from 4th Prov. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB '04 Gentleman x Daughter Pancho 279-04, which in turn comes from Pancho (1st Prov. and 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB '04). Earlier this season Chris's brother John Hebberecht won a 1st National from Valence with a pigeon that originates from the renowned bloodlines of Vedette and stock breeder Bjorn. Long story short: the Hebberecht pigeons are world class in the long distance.