In last year's racing season, the colony of Philippe Dobbelaere had a phenomenal year. In 2021, he managed to take 3 National Ace Pigeon titles!
1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround Young birds KBDB 2021 (Super Jan)
3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Yearlings KBDB 2021 (Albert)
5th Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Young birds KBDB 2021 (Super Jan)
With these titles, Philippe placed himself amongst the absolute best fanciers. Housing true cracks, superior 1st prize winners up to the national level and national KBDB ace pigeons. Pigeons in which the successful bloodlines of stock pigeons Brigitte, Evita and the brothers Rocco and Robby are well represented in the pedigrees. They form the foundation to the successes managed by Philippe Dobbelaere. The 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance & Extreme Long Distance YL KBDB 2019 (Robin, also winner of 1st Nat. Libourne) and 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Old birds KBDB 2019 (Robby) both descend from the the golden Rocco bloodline.
Flying start, fantastic end
In 2022, Philippe simply continued where he left off in his phenomenal season of 2021. A season in which 1st prizes came raining down on the Nieuwlandstraat in Olsene. The absolute highlights were:
1st Nat. Zone Bourges 4,566 old birds (28th May)
1st Prov. Montoire 3,781 youngsters (6th August)
1st Prov. Montoire 3,882 youngsters (4th September)
1st Nat Zone Argenton 190 old birds (27th August)
2nd & 5th Nat. Zone Argenton 2,959 youngsters (27th August)
Let's take a closer look at the stars behind these magnificent performances:
1st Nat. Zone Bourges Old birds (28th May ’22)
The 1st Nat. Zone Bourges was won by top hen Thiam BE20-4126841 (on father's side a pure Gaby Vandenabeele, whilst her mother is a descendant from the phenomenal Rocco line...her grandfather is "de Prins" a son of the golden stock pair Father Cleo x Black Romulus...the parents of Father Rocco, Cleo, etc. The stock pair that will come back in the pedigrees of several top racers in this article. Breeding gold.
The Phillipe Dobbelaere pigeons were off to an excellent start. What came later, is possibly even more impressive with the climax in the final weeks of the 2022 racing season. We will put some of the best performances, including winners, in the spotlights...
1st Prov. Montoire 3,781 Young birds (6th August ’22)
This provincial victory was the start of 4 weeks of pigeon racing at the highest level. This race from Montoire was raced in sunny but tough conditions with a strong headwind (avg. speed 1140 m/min). It was "Wout" of Philippe Dobbelaere that was the fastest, beating 3,781 young birds.
- Wout BE22-4156633
1st Prov. Montoire 3,781 p.
5th Fontenay 109 p. – 21st Union 768 p.
16th Ecouen 496 p.
34th Clermont 514 p.
Father: Rob 07 BE21-4126807
Direct zoon van Robby BE17-4197527: 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2019 (full brother of Rocco: from Father Rocco x Mother Rocco) x Evita BE13-4063110: 1st Best Heavt Middle Distance YL of Belgium across 5-6 and 7 races, 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance KBDB 2014
Mother: Marijke BE21-4078500
Direct Bernard Lefebre and half sister of Tielo 075/21: winner 1st Nat. Souillac 4,639 YL in 2022, and fastest of 9,113 p… and full sister of the 891/20: winner 8th Nat. Souillac 4,476 p., and 12th Nat. Tulle 4,185 p.
The Nestsister Wout 632/22 is also a mighty 1st prize winner, with: 1st Clermont 380 p., 4th Ecouen 761 p., 4th Clermont 682 p., 4th Fontenay 303 p. – 14th Fontenay 1,020 p., 9th Fontenay 109 p. – 37th Fontenay 769 p…once again, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
The powerhouse Robby: himself 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2019, grandfather Super Jan: 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround Young birds KBDB 2021, grandfather Wout: 1st. Prov Montoire, etc.
1st Nat. Zone Argenton Old birds, 2nd and 5th Nat. Zone Argenton Young birds (27th August ’22)
On national Argenton of 27th August, the Philippe Dobbelaere pigeons struck again by winning 1st Nat. Zone with the old birds, whilst the youngsters were good for the 2nd and 5th Nat. Zone Argenton. A new top result was achieved.
The winner of the old birds race was another hen, bred directly from the successful lines of Philippe Dobbeleare.
- Dochter Emerson BE21-4078421
1st Nat. Zone Argenton 190 old birds - 66th Nat. 2,276 old birds
48th Fontenay Union 2,457 p.
83rd Nat. Zone Bourges II 2,996 p.
Father: Emerson BE12-4176439
An absolute stock breeder of the Philippe Dobbelaere colony.
-father of the ‘900’-duivin: 1st Best Belgian Heavy Middle Distance pigeon 2017 across 7 national races, 1st Best Belgian Heavy Middle Distance pigeon 2017 across 5 national races, 3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance KBDB 2017
-father of ‘Albert’: 3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Old birds KBDB 2021
- full brother 1st Nat. Gueret 14,362 Young birds 2011
Direct Geert Vanrenterghem-Annick Goeteyn from the golden stock pair Tsaby x Kim.
Mother: Dochter Julius BE184228390
Direct daughter of long distance crack Julius BE14-4255226: winner 1st Nat. Zone Limoges 4,876 p. – 3rd Nat. Limoges 14,924 p., 11th Prov. Vierzon 7,056 p., 29th Nat. Zone Tulle 3,358 p., 30th Nat. Brive 5,952 p., 63rd Nat. Zone Chateauroux 8,122 p… (bred from Jules: half brother 1st Nat. Chateauroux x Bonte Brigitte) x Queen Jack BE17-4240196, a 100% Gaby Vandenabeele (granddaughter of both Super Romeo: 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance YL ’13 as of stock breeder Neptunus).
That winning 1st prizes is bred into the Philippe Dobbelaere pigeons is confirmed by the winner of 2nd Nat. Zone Argenton young birds. She is a daughter of the 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround KBDB 2021, the Super Jan...who immediately bred a new winner and top racer up to a national level. This is very promising looking towards the future!
Super Jan: himself 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Young birds KBDB, 5th Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Young birds KBDB 2021 and father of 1st Reg. and 2nd Nat. Zone Argenton with his first youngster
- Daughter Super Jan BE22-4156764
1st Argenton Club 682 p.
2nd Nat Zone Argenton 2,959 p. – 40th Nat. 13,393 p.
7th Clermont 514 p.
27th Fontenay 1.020 p.
38th Fontenay 1.024 p.
123rd Prov. Montoire 3,781 p.
Father: Super Jan BE21-4078387
1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Asduif Allround Young birds KBDB 2021, 5th Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Young birds KBDB 2021, 1st Nat. Zone Chateauroux 2,604 p., 9th Nat. Zone Argenton 4,831 p. etc… This ‘Super Jan’ might - might as well be ‘superman’ - is a son of Jan BE19-4099341 (himself 14th Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance 2020) x Dochter Robby BE20-4126707 (Robby: 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2019).
Mother: Blauw 444 BE21-4078444
Top racer as a young bird. Daughter of ‘3/4 Robby’ BE20-4128598 (from Father Rocco x Half sister Rocco, also half sister of ‘900-duivin’ and ‘Dochter Emerson 421/21’, winner 1st Nat. Zone Argenton) x Kees-duivin NL20-1318708 (direct Kees van Binsbergen).
‘Dochter Super Jan’ is thereby inbred to the golden Rocco bloodline, the successful lines that runs through the Philippe Dobbelaere colony.
The pigeon that won 5th Nat. Zone Argenton 2,959 young birds – the BE22-4156687 - is a half brother Super Jan (same father), both sons of Jan BE19-4099341 (14th Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2020) x Dochter Robby BE20-4128561 (from Robby: 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2019 x Evita: 1st Best Belgian Heavy Middle Distance YL across 5-6 and 7 races, 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance KBDB 2014).
An impressive family of super pigeons!
'Jan': himself 14th Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2020, and father of Super Jan: 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround Young birds KBDB 2022, and of the 5th Nat. Zone Argenton young birds.
1st Prov. Montoire 3,882 young birds (4th September ’22)
On the final provincial race from Montoire (what was previously Blois) of September 4th, Philippe booked another provincial victory. It was the second provincial win within a months time. The winning pigeon was a cock this time. He was named Remco, possibly the most popular name in Belgium right now. This wasn't his first feat, as he previously won the 1st prize from Pontoise. A true winner:
- Remco BE22-4156656
1st Prov Montoire 3,882 young birds
1st Pontoise 316 p.
2nd Ecouen 496 p.
5th Fontenay 197 p. - 6th Fontenay Union 1,187 p.
8th Fontenay 303 p. – 24th Fontenay Union 1,020 p.
Remco is bred from a cross between the 2 success bloodlines of Philippe Dobbelaere:
Father: Roland 900 BE18-4076099
Super breeder and father of 1st Prov. Montoire 3,882 p., 1st Pontoise 316 p., 1st Sermaises 1,728 p., 5th Orleans 2,795 p. etc… he himself is a son of the crack Roland BE15-4158883: 19th Nat. Jarnac 3,904 p., 49th Nat. La Souterraine 9,780 p., 37th Prov. Blois 3,776 p. etc… and full brother of Rocco (from Father Rocco - son golden stock pair) x ‘900-duivin’ BE15-4158900: wonder hen and winner 1st Best Belgian Heavy Middle Distance pigeon 2017 across 7 national races, 1st Best Belgian Heavy Middle Distance pigeon 2017 across 5 national races, 3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance KBDB 2017 (daughter of Emerson x Julie… Emerson is also father of Albert: 3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2021 and Dochter Emerson: 1st Nat. Zone Argenton 2022).
Mother: Roos BE19-4099370
Direct daughter of supercrack Rocco BE16-4100307: winner 4 x 1st prize and 5th Nat. Limoges 10,554 p., he is a full brother of Father Robin, Robin became 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance & Extreme Long Distance YL KBDB 2019, and also brother of Robby: 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2019 (from Father Rocco x Mother Rocco) x Granddaughter 1st Nat. Chateauroux BE16-4100284 (granddaughter of breeding icon Keizer – full brother of Father Rocco, Bonte Brigitte: 1st Nat. Chateauroux, and Emerson).
Yes, indeed: cracks are bred from cracks, winners from winners. It is in their genes. This Remco is another example hereof. The class of these pigeons is mind-blowing.
On this Montoire, Philippe also clocked the 3rd Prov. Montoire with a strong inbred to his golden bloodlines. This ‘751-duivin’ BE22-4156751 is bred from Son Robin 034 BE19-4233034 (from the 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance & Extreme Long Distance YL KBDB 2019, winner of 1st Nat. Libourne, and fastest of all 8,963 pigeons: Robin x Half sister Robby) paired to Sister Robby BE20-4224704 (Robby: 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2019 and grandfather of Super Jan: 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround KBDB… and thereby she is a daughter of the wonder pair Father Rocco x Mother Rocco).
Junior, the star amongst the 2022 young birds
Can it get any better? A good question, having seen all the talent above. Although we have to still make mention of the star amongst the 2022 young birds. A 'special one' as he is a direct son of 1st Prov. Ace Pigeon KBDB, Camillo.
- Junior BE22-4156630
1st Fontenay 303 p. – 3rd Union 1,020 p.
2nd Toury 266 p. – 2nd Verbond 1,067 p.
1st Fontenay 109 p. – 8th Verbond 769 p.
5th Fontenay 435 p.
10th Clermont 514 p.
Father: Camillo BE17-4197517
This super crack became 1st Prov. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2017, 3rd Prov. Blois 6,013 p., 5th Prov. Blois 5,334 p., 14th Prov. Orleans 3,826 p., 15th Prov. Argenton 1,494 p., 29th Prov. Blois 2,480 p., 30th Prov. Orleans 6,380 p., 36th Prov. Blois 2,642 p. etc… son of Geschelpte Camiel BE11-3041140 x Evita BE13-4063110: 1st Best Belgian Heavy Middle Distance YL across 5-6 and 7 races, 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance KBDB 2014.
Mother: Daughter 2nd Nat. Souillac BE19-3132291
Direct Gino Clicque and daughter of Son Red Filip 060 BE17-3131030 x Granddaughter Golden Prince BE18-3003221, winner 2nd Nat. Souillac 4,056 p. and 51st Nat. Tulle 7,155 p.
A bright future
With such a golden breeding stock, built up from the strongest bloodlines including the Rocco line, in combination with stock hens Evita and Brigitte, which have bred 1st National winners and several National Ace KBDB Ace Pigeons, the future is looking bright. In 2022, the successes kept coming in after the super season in 2021, this time with beautiful provincial and zonal victories. The Philippe Dobbelaere pigeons clearly have winning genetically built in. Aren't these the pigeons we are all looking for? Even in pigeon sport, it is all about one thing: winning!
Watch the video about top pigeons of the Philippe Dobbelaere colony below.
Results Young birds 2022 (from middle distance and further, no doubles)
02-07-22 Fontenay Combine 1,020 Young birds:
09-07-22 Fontenay Combine 1,024 Young birds:
5-16-31-37-38-39-41-43-51-74-79-94-105-117-135-155-162-165-188-189-206-209-247-248-259-260-268-292 ( 28/56)
09-07-22 Fontenay Zulte 415 Young birds:
23-07-22 Fontenay Combine 1,187 Young birds:
1-3-5-6-10-13-14-27-28-30-63-109-178-229-326 ( 15/29)
23-07-22 Fontenay Zulte 271 Young birds:
06-08-22 Toury Combine 1,067 Young birds:
06-08-22 Montoire Provincial 3,781 Young birds:
1-12-18-80-89-103-123-226-265-269-317-318-333-345-448-464-590-612-617-700-854-856-878-886-1026-1177-1221-1260 ( 28/40)
20-08-22 Fontenay Combine 769 Young birds:
21-08-22 Argenton NZOA2 3,971 Young birds:
27-08-22 Fontenay Combine 435 Young birds:
1- 5-11-12-13-19-20-28-34-36-39-59-97-104-117 ( 15/23)
27-08-22 Argenton NZOA2 2,959 Young birds:
04-09-22 Montoire Provincial 3,882 Young birds:
1- 3-59-88-123-176-177-281-363-485-1093-1163 (12/30)
Already 17 x 1st Prize with the young birds only!