13 pigeons in the national top 47 - 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th Provincial…
It takes top quality birds to excel and to dominate a race. With that in mind, it turns out the Porsche bloodline of the PEC is really starting to make (world) history. These are pigeons that combine intelligence, power, good health and great fitness – plain and simple: the ability to perform really well – with excellent natural health, and this combination puts them on their way to prestigious results both at national and international level. This bloodline is based around the incredible breeding pair Wacko Freddy x Lieve (the parents of Porsche 911 and Boxter, among others). These are terrific breeding birds that are worth their weight in gold. Pretty much every bird that stems from this breeding pair is destined to either become a successful racing bird or a high value breeder.
Porsche 911 BE14-2230911 (himself a 5th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB 2015) was the first super class bird bred from this fantastic pair, from the blessed year 2014. This was also the year of birth of Boxster (8th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB YLs 2015) and Nestsister Boxster (two full sisters of Porsche 911). It explains why we refer to this strain as the Porsche bloodline – a bloodline that is writing history and gaining an international reputation.
This bloodline has had a fantastic start to the national racing season, with an excellent result in the national race from Vierzon on 18th of May: they had an impressive 13 pigeons in the national top 47 old birds in the preliminary results (based on to the arrivals). These top prizes were won in the satellite lofts of Casaert-Sénéchal (in Russeignies) and Ariën-De Keyser (Houwaert, Tielt-Winge). This was the overall result:
Vierzon Nat. 20,912 old birds: 5-12-16-18-19-26-27-29-31-39-40-42-47… (13 x Top-50 National)
This is stunning! Keep in mind these two lofts are located along two completely different trajectories in Belgium: the loft of Ariën-De Keyser is located towards the east of Belgium (the eastern half of Flemish Brabant, in Zone B2), whereas the loft of Casaert-Sénéchal sits in the province of Henegouwen (in Wallonia, right below the meeting point of East and West Flanders; this is where the west line and the central line of Zone A2 adjoin).
These prizes were won by pigeons that saw the light of day at the PEC. They were born and raised in the prestigious breeding loft in Knesselare, where Pascal Ariën is the mastermind behind an elaborate breeding strategy. Their level of strength gets even more impressive if you look at the pedigrees of these champions: among these 13 pigeons, we have 12 direct descendants of the golden Porsche and New Freddy bloodline.
These pigeons demonstrated the rare ability to break away from the main field when they were raced in the lofts of Ariën-De Keyser. Despite the rather less-than-perfect location of this loft both at national and provincial level, due to the slight southerly wind, the pigeons went on to win the first five prizes in Flemish Brabant: a 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th Provincial. And their first and second nominated took the lead! This was a memorable achievement to say the least.
And there was something that made this strenth in numbers even more special: the possible discovery of a new super class breeder, a potential stock dam: Daughter Nestsister Boxster BE16-4129304 (a granddaughter of stock pair Wacko Freddy x Lieve - click here for her pedigree). Three direct youngsters from 2017, her first year as a breeder, managed to finish in the national top 60 from Vierzon (a 19th, 26th and 60th National), with a daughter from 2018 finishing in 98th place national in the yearlings' race. We take a look at the achievements of the four direct youngsters of this upcoming new breeding dam Daughter Nestsister Boxster:
-BE17-4062057: 19th Nat. Vierzon 20,912 p., and winner of a 12th Nat. Tulle 5,326 p., a 45th Nat. Chateauroux 18,499 p. and 90th Nat. Zone Chateauroux 8,089 p. etc.
-BE17-4062058: 60th Nat. Vierzon 20,912 p. She had already won a 16th Prov. Orleans 3,826 p., a 57th Prov. Chateauroux 1,853 p., and a 146th Nat. Brive 4,384 p.
-BE17-4062266: winner of two national top 100 prizes in 2019: a 26th Nat. Vierzon 20,912 p. and a 95th Nat. Bourges 24,053 p.; she has also won a 10th Nat. Argenton 8,818 p., a 97th Nat. Chateauroux 27,081 p., a 1st Chevrainvilliers 2,572 p., a 60th Prov. Vierzon 2,734 p., etc. (click here for some of her best results)
-BE18-4194082: 98th Nat. Vierzon 11,572 YLs
This is quite a discovery indeed! She is a future star in the PEC breeding loft.
Creating the best pigeon that can win races across the globe
When Nikolaas Gyselbrecht founded the PEC, he had a particular goal in mind: to create a modern-day racing bird – the best pigeon possible – that can take the win in pigeon races across the globe, in a variety of conditions. And he looks well on his way to achieving his goal. But in order to really test the potential of your pigeons, you have to compete in a few One Loft Races (OLR) across the world. And their achievements in these races are quite astounding. It demonstrates the level of quality in the PEC breeding loft, and the international potential of these birds. We take a look at their most remarkable results in a number of OLR's that took place between late 2018 and early 2019:
-SAMDR One Million Dollar race in South Africa: a fourth place in the final with a grandchild of Sister Porsche. This hen arrived home simultaneously with three other birds but she was the last one to pass the antenna, putting her in fourth place.
-Derby Arona: a third place in the final with a pigeon bred from Sister Porsche. This pigeon arrived home alongside the winning group and she was clocked third, claiming a spot on the podium.
-OLR Pattaya in Thailand: a pigeon bred from Brother Porsche finished in the top 50 in the final. That same pigeon earned a place in the top 50 in the semi finals as well.
-Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe: the 'hotspot' races start next week, and all 15 PEC pigeons are still in the race, having successfully completed the training flights. We wonder if these birds are capable of claiming another top result soon.
The modern-day PEC racing bird is able to compete with the best, across all continents, in variable weather, different surroundings and changing conditions. This clearly underlines the exceptional breeding value and the sheer potential of the final product: the world class PEC pigeons.
This is the end result of working with nothing but the very best bloodlines that pigeon racing has to offer today. The main pillar is of course the fantastic stock pair Wacko Freddy x Lieve, backed up by the direct descendants of the successful Porsche bloodline, which produces nothing but race winning pigeons. They are then combined with some of the leading bloodlines in international pigeon racing, for instance the line of Dali and his brother Salvador (from the same loft), and of course with other national ace pigeons, Olympiad pigeons and exceptional winners. Working with the right ingredients at the right time, it often sounds easier than it is. This was the PEC's one and only recipe for success, and it made them one of the leading names at international level!
7 x Top-100 National from Bourges I
Right before finishing our article, we received the preliminary results of the national race from Bourges I, where seven pigeons finished in the national top-100:
-Bourges I Nat. 24,053 olds: 19-79-95-98…
-Bourges I Nat. 17,944 YLs: 12-14-40…
The first old bird comes from the loft of Casaert-Sénéchal, the other six pigeons belong to Ariën-De Keyser.