If the first deadline of his descendants were fixed for 2019, the season 2018 however learnt us a truth we were suspecting anyway: 'Best Kittel' already became an exceptionnal breeder.
He became famous in the entire world after he was considered as the most iconic sprinters of the history of the pigeon sport. With an incredible coefficient of 0.89% won on 6 races (an absolute record in this discipline), this pigeon sometimes christened as 'BK' won in 2017 the title of 1st National Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB for the count of the combination Dehon-Demonseau and this thanks to his six incredible performances won during the very first week of the season in 2017. The previous year, he was already 4th National Ace Pigeon KBDB of the same discipline, who put a little bit more of magic in his brand new title. Once the official ranking of the KBDB championship was published, dozains of potential buyers showed their interest and tried to purchase him but they were quickly fixed about the situation: a brand new project developped by Thomas Gyselbrecht and christened 'PIPA Breeding' successfuly put in his hands of this pigeon and his family and this right in the begining of august!
To purchase a pigeon of such a caliber like 'Best Kittel', is always something very interesting for any ambitious fancier eager to strenghten his breeding loft. In fact, everybody agreed on the fact that such a pigeon was able to become an exceptionnal breeder. There were numerous examples in the past: the 'Kannibaal' from Van Dyck, the 'Gladiator' from Geerinckx and also the 'New Freddy' from PEC/Pierre Mathijs.
For the PIPA Breeding project, the opportunity was so huge to start this project with this pigeon. For them, it was not only 'very interesting', it was simply vital. Nobody knew it when the deal was concluded but this investment will quickly come to the fore...
-Best Kittel BE15-1029362
1. National Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB 2017 (with the record coefficient of 0,89%) 4. National Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB 2016 1. Ecouen 1.082 p. 1. Ecouen 841 p. 1. Pont 623 p. 1. Pont 548 p. 2. Pont 1.166 p. 2. Pont 1.154 p. 2. Pont 639 p.
During the negociations, it was agreed that a son of 'Best Kittel' (the one and only child he ever bred) was kept in the racing loft, at first to keep some potential top pigeons available in the racing team but also to already verify if 'BK' would become a top breeder. Since then, the answer is known and it is simply amazing. Because during the 2018 season, the only son of 'BK' ever raced won the 2nd National Ace Pigeon Sprint Yl KBDB as well as 4th Belgian Olympic Pigeon Cat A Poznan 2019!
- 'Junior' (BE17-1019414)
2. National Ace Pigeon Sprint Yl KBDB 2018 4. Belgian Olympic Pigeon Cat A - Poznan 2019 1. Pont 923 p. 1. Pont 568 p. 1. Ecouen 450 p. 1. Pont 392 p. 1. Ecouen 244 p. 2. Ecouen 820 p. 2. Pont 554 p. 4. Pont 627 p. ...
A new national title the following year
When you are managing a small loft (20 racers and 6 breeding pairs) and you are at the same time selling a pigeon of the level of 'Best Kittel', we would more think that you will disappear from the map until the discovery of your next sensation. However, the combination Dehon-Demonseau quickly answered to the expectations right after they were put under the spotlights. Because fortunately for Daniel & Mee-Hae, this providential discovery happened right in the next season with 'Junior' who brought back a silver medal at home. But this fantastic couple also enjoyed their golden medal as they were also crowned as 1st National Champion Sprint Old Pigeons & Yls KBDB 2018 (a title they already won in 1998) mostly thanks to 'Junior' but also thanks to two other pigeons born in 2017... being two full brothers of 'Best Kittel'!
Three pigeons born in 2017 became the flag-bearers of the team. Daniel also proved to the entire world that his pigeon stock was full of ressource and that it was built on pigeons of superior quality, also able to produce themselves new ace pigeons, almost on a yearly basis! Now it is sure, the future is looking bright in Thulin, there is no doubt about it.
- 'Brother Best Kittel 427'
10. National Ace Pigeon Sprint Yl KBDB 2018 1. Ecouen - 820 p. 2. Pont - 1.012 p. 2. Pont - 594 p. 2. Pont - 392 p. (after 'Junior') 4. Ecouen - 450 p. 5. Pont - 923 p.
- 'Brother Best Kittel 401'
19. National Ace Pigeon Sprint Yl KBDB 2018 1. Pont - 1.012 p. 3. Pont - 923 p. 6. Ecouen - 820 p. 7. Pont - 554 p. 8. Pont - 1.225 p. 10. Pont - 1.420 p. ...
The 'Méchant', absolute stock pigeon of the loft
Each champion loft is built around some quality pigeons bred from a specific line or from a breeder in particular. For Dehon-Demonseau, everything was mainly built around a breeding cock called 'Méchant', the absolute stock pigeon of the loft. The 'Méchant' was bred out of some original Casaert M&G pigeons, another iconic colony of the Belgian pigeon sport.
He was himself a successful racing pigeon as he won a.o. the title of 1st Provincial Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB in 2007.
He was then transfered to the breeding loft where he quickly became a fantastic breeder while paired up with two different hens - the 'Super Breeding Hen' (BE05-9080824) & 'Mother Nico' (BE06-9009750) - with who he bred several cracks.
His impact on the Dehon-Demonseau colony was enormous. Judge by yourself while browsing the list of ace pigeons bred out of the line of the 'Méchant':
1. National Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB 2017 Olds (with Best Kittel) 1. National Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB 2015 Olds (with National Ace 2015) 4. National Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB 2016 YL (with Best Kittel) 6. National Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB 2017 YL (with BE16-973, son of National Ace 2015) 6. National Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB 2007 YL (with l’As) 13. National Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB 2017 Olds (with BE14-372) 14. National Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB 2017 YL (with BE16-976)
List to which you have now to add
2. National Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB 2018 Yl (with Junior) 10. National Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB 2018 Yl (with BE17-427) 19. National Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB 2018 Yl (with BE17-401)
In the end
We just introduced you the recent exploits won by this loft in 2018. As the season 2019 will start soon, the future is looking good for them. In Thulin, the sprinters are in great shape and they will soon start their new season to book some new exploits.
The world of pigeon sport is expecting some fireworks from the 'Best Kittel' family, in condition they answer the expectations in the right way.
Dozains of descendants from the 'Best Kittel' will be raced in Belgium and in The Netherlands in 2019. Because the PIPA Breeding project was built around a strategy and several famous names were approached to test thoroughly the descendants of 'BK'. And as the ace pigeons are mostly producing new ace pigeons, we won't be surprised to see the descendants of this incredible pigeon climbing on the highest march of the podiums soon.