There is no need to introduce this ‘pedigree’ champion! His performances in the past could all be called extraordinary. This top fancier race no less than 70x by the TOP-10 National. As if that is not enough, it seems that the Peter van de Merwe pigeons perform just as well outside our Dutch borders. Several fanciers have won a 1° NAT with his pigeons, made N.P.O Teletext and goodness knows what more. The pigeons from Peter do extremely well in England, with many provincial and national victories, like last weekend. The 1st NAT was won by a 100% v.d. Merwe pigeon. Time to refresh our memories about this champion from Dordrecht (NL). How his season went, what were the ups and downs, which pigeons are the new champions. PIPA will allow you to read it all!
Many fanciers agree. It was not a great season, a great deal of southern wind with or without rain. However, at the beginning of the year there were a few nie sprint and middle distance races. Despite this, Peter also did extremely well in the races this year. Let’s take a look back at the season with him.
As mentioned, the year began with nice races, unfortunately this soon turned into often fast races with south west wind, regularly accompanied by rain. A pity says Peter, you can’t let your birds peak in the races you would like because of the strongly changing weather conditions. Yet you don’t hear Peter complaining, with this year no less than 22x – 1° prize! Nice to look back on, not so nice was that 14 hens form one basket miraculously disappeared in a middle distance race. Not one has returned. Very suspicious, but more annoying is the big hole left in the racing team. 14 cocks without a hen which you then have to try and motivate with ‘new’ hens. Hopefully Peter will be spared such a setback in 2012 and he can perform like never before.
Performances Peter van de Merwe 2011
Peronne 551 p 1-3-4-5-6-8-9-11-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-22-24-25-26-27-28-29 etc Peronne 5385 p 1-3-6-9-13-16-17-20-23-32-35-41-47-49-50-51-61-65-81-84-88-96 etc Peronne NPO 19944 2-5-17-29-51-57-58-63-67 etc Mantes 4370 p 3-4-8-9-14-33-34-35-37-43-46-47-53-59-60-69-72-79-82-84-87-91-94 etc Mantes NPO 16897 5-6-14-16-26-62-66-67-70 etc Nijvel 554 p 1-4-5-6-9-10-12-16-17-19-21-22-23-26-27-28-29-30-31-32-33 etc Nijvel 5302 p 1-13-36-43-54-58-64-76-80 etc Menen 538 p 1-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-15-17-22-23-25-28-29 etc Menen 2330 p 1-3-7-10-11-13-14-24-26-27-26 etc Sens 1417 p 1-2-3-4-5-13-14-17-23-29-30-33-42-43-47-48 etc Sens NPO 6019p 3-7-8-9-10-22-25-34-47-58-59-65-91-93 etc Vierzon 2170 p 2-3-4-5-13-15-22-26-32-39-42-61-62-72-77-82 etc Vierzon NPO 7997 p 15-16-23-24-64-66 etc Mantes 2894 p 1-9-10-15-16-19-22-37-40-43-46-47-67-68-69-79-84-86-96 etc Mantes Prov 12010 p 6-32-33-43-51-54-62-71 etc Nijvel 712 p 1-2-3-4-5-6-8-9-10-12-14-16-18-19-20-21-22-23 etc Nijvel 3738 p 2-3-4-15-16-17-23-25-26-57-66-76-99 etc Peronne 678 p 1-2-4-5-6-7-8-9-11-12-13-16-17-21-22-23-25-26-27-28 etc Peronne 3199 p 2-6-12-13-14-15-16-19-27-38-41-67-72 etc Strombeek 4329 p 7-9-17-21-35-41-49-52-53-54 etc Argenton 214 p 1-2-3-4-6-8-9-11-12-13-15-16-17 etc Argenton 995 p 2-6-7-9-14-25-35-48-58-64-77 etc Argenton NPO 7584 p 18-43-45-47 etc Nijvel 490 p 1-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26-27thnz Nijvel 4300 p 6-10-12-13-14-15-16-17-20-23-25-26-27-28-31-32-33-35-41-46-49-50-enz Pommerouel 468 p 1-2-5-6-7-8-13-14-15-16-17-21-26-27-28-29-30 etc Orleans NPO 5503 p 7-25-53-87-92 etc Pommerouel 1293 p 1-2-4-15-19-20-31-43-49-56 etc Pommerouel 425 p 1-2-4-5-6-7-8-9-13-14-15-16-18-20-21-22-25-26-28-29-30-31-32 etc Pommerouel 3635 p 5-6-19-20-22-28-30-33-40-44-52-53-74-76-78 -82-83-86-91-94 etc Nanteuil 436 p 2-3-4-7-8-13-15-16-17-18-19-20-22-23-28-29 etc Nanteuil 3924 p 4-5-6-13-16-59-62-67-68-73-83-92 etc Peronne 666 p 1-5-17-18-20-22-23-26-27 etc Strombeek 471 p 1-2-6-8-16-17-18-21-22-23 etc Peronne 2088 p 4-5-18-20-21-23-24-25-28-44-46-63-64-68-71 etc Peronne Prov 8000 p 7-8 etc Chateauroux 1621 p 4-14-16-17-18-36-42-43-59-63-70-72 etc Chateauroux NPO 10871 22 Duffel 415 p 1-2-4-8-9-1011-13-16-19-20-21-23-26-27 etc Mantes 1909 p 9-10-11-22-26-27-29-32-34-48-61-62-72-73-84-88-92-94 etc Pommerouel 1610 p 1 Peronne 429 p 1-2-3-8-10-11-12-13-16-17-25 etc Peronne 1294 p 3-7-10-11-23-61-64 etc Pommerouel 749 p 1 Mantes 354 p 1-2-3-7-10-11-12-14-15-18-19-20-21-22-24-26-27-28 etc
In the upcoming auction 11 pigeons from this pure topper will be sold. PIPA says it often, we will try to give you the opportunity to breed 1st prize winners. That’s why it is important to see how others perform with pigeons from Peter van de Merwe. And it is unbelievable what we come across. A quick calculation gives us the following facts:
1° - NAT Duffel – 18.270p. 1° - NAT Ablis - 8.377p. 1° - NAT Orleans – 5640p. 1° - NAT Tours – 5800p. 1° - NAT Ablis – 3171p. 1° - NAT Vierzon – 7090p. ( followed by 8th NAT ) 1° - NAT Chateauroux – 11.500p. 1°/2° - NAT Sourdun - 13.475p. 1° - Ablis – 11.955p. 1° - Harchies – 2560p. 1° - Ablis – 2757p. 1° - Chantilly – 2.510p. 1° - PROV. Meer – 12.512p. 1° - Peronne – 3523p. ( = 3rd Prov. 42.000p.) 1° - Peronne – 2967p. ( = 2nd Prov. 29.332p.) 1° - Duffel – 781p. 1° - Mettet – 7249p. 1° - Isnes – 1528p. 1° - Haasrode – 4682p. 1° - Hensies – 7651p. 1° - Chantilly – 6359p. 1° - Ciney – 4304p. 1° - Oreans - 1509 1° - N.P.O Mantes la Jolie – 31.758 1° Orleans - 1.175d. 1° Prov. Ablis tegen 1.553d. 1° - Carapelle –1.320 (535km) 1° - Chantilly – 2763d. 1°- San Bened. –1.562 ( 322km) 1° - Strombeek – 2441d. 1°- Falconara –1.235 ( 230km) 1° - Pommeroeul - 2129d. 1°- Porto Recan.–1.844 ( 258 km) 1° - Isnes – 1528d. 2° Strombeek tegen 4.875d. 2°- Falconara – 2.775d ( 230km) 2° Peronne tegen 5.385d. 2°- Molfetta – 3.372 ( 604km) 2°- Porto Recan.– 835d. (285km) 2°- Senigallia – 710d. ( 213km) 2° - Strombeek – 3098d. 2° - Isnes – 3047d. 2° - Strombeek – 2441d. 3° - Morlincourt – 1388d. 3° Pommeroeul tegen 1.293d. 3°- Ortona - 1.397d. (380km) 1st Ace bird yearlings Gruppo Colombofilo 1° National Ace bird Middle Distance youth ’10 1° National Champion Sprint youth ‘10 1° National Champion Middle Distance youth ’10 3° Pegion Champion Europa Cup!
There are further 7x 2°- NAT. – 14x top 10 NAT wins, 1 car and numerous other similar prizes. We can rightly say that Peter van de Merwe ( in particular his pigeons ) have spread their wings over the whole world. These are pigeons with which you can breed that 1° prize winner. The above performances prove this.
Which pigeons are central by Peter van de Merwe? Which pigeons ensured that with the pigeons from Peter van de Merwe more than 110x Top 10 NAT was flown. Unfortunately we can’t name them all, but the pigeons below are at the base of the success, and produce real ‘top pigeons’ regularly.
Gwen is already a very good racer with the following results:
1. National young ace bird NPO 1. prov. Peronne - 9,548 birds 15. Nat. Ablis - 21,009 birds 4. Etampes - 1,656 birds
Her descendants can be called phenomenal, she is (grand) mother of:
Mother of Wonder Girl 1st Nat. NPO Sourdun 18.339 p. and car winner. Mother of Krista – 2nd and 3rd National NPO Mother of ‘Miss Lucky’ - 1st Nat. NPO Blois Sector 2 15.172 p. 2nd Nat. NPO Chateauroux 12.074 p. 3rd Nat. NPO Chantilly 13.953 p. 8th Nat. NPO Troyes 12.067 p. 14th Nat. NPO Morlincourt 36.862 p. 16th Nat. NPO Morlincourt 36.862 p. 29th Nat. NPO Ablis 15.004 p. 31st Nat. NPO Ablis 15.004 p. 1st Duffel 7.751 p. 1st St Quentin 1.149 p. 4th Chimay 7.151 p. 5th prov Sezanne 15279 p. 6th Strombeek 4.208 p. 7th St Quentin 8.851 p. 9th Duffel 6.123 p. 9th Hensies 3.367 p. 1st Menen 3.538 p. = fastest of 27.000 p. 1st Strombeek 1.464 p.= fastest of 26.500 p. 3rd prov. Creil 13.852 p. 4th prov. Strombeek 38.153 p. 5th Chalons and Champ 7.337 p. 7th Nat. NPO Etampes 5.520 p.
This is possibly the super couple of Peter van de Merwe. It is a fact that they stand at the base of the success of the lofts in Dordrecht: This couple produced a.o.:
1st Peronne 4,831 p. 1st Duffel 4,714 p. 1st Chantilly 4,540 p. 1st Hensies 3,988 p. 1st Niergnies 3,865 p. 1st Creil 3,270 p. 1st Morlincourt 3,155 p. 1st Chateauroux 1,019 p. 2nd National young Ace bird of the Netherlands 2000 3rd National young Ace bird of the Netherlands NPO 2000 4th National young Ace bird of the Netherlands WHZB 2000 3rd Nat. NPO Chantilly 12,108 p. 4th Nat. NPO Creil 22,725 p. 4th Nat. NPO Vierzon 21.984 p.
(Grand)Children Super Breeder 048 De Wit x Golden Eye won a.o.:
1st Dutch middle distance pigeon in West European Counties Cup 2004 1st Ace bird general Drechtsteden 2003 and 2004 3rd National Ace bird all-round Best of the Best 2003 4th/5th National yearling Ace bird Best of the Best 2003 7th National Ace bird long distance Best of the Best 2003 1st Duffel 6.123 p. 1st Creil 6.048 p. 1st Ablis (North and South-Holland) 4.568 p. 1st Niergnies 4.483 p. 1st Niergnies 3.587 p. 1st Chantilly 2.320 p. 1st Chateauroux 1.442 p. 1st Strombeek 739 p. 2nd Nat. NPO Chateauroux 12.074 p. 2nd Nat. NPO Orleans 10.352 p. 2nd prov. Creil 25.745 p. 3rd prov. Creil 25.745 p. 4th Nat. NPO Bourges 11.311 p. 5th Nat. NPO Ablis 23.514 p. 5th Nat. NPO Peronne 17.932 p. 5th Nat. NPO Tours 11.270 p. 5th Nat. NPO Troyes 9.981 p. 5th prov. Creil 25.745 p. 5th Ablis (North and South-Holland) 4.568 p. 7th Nat. NPO St. Quentin 25.500 p. 7th Nat. NPO Ablis 23.514 p. 7th Nat. NPO Tours 11.270 p. 8th Nat. NPO St. Ghislain 27.000 p. 9th Ablis (North and South-Holland) 4.568 p. 10th prov. Creil 25.745 p.
This classy pigeon developed more and more into a valuable breeder. The facts below prove this!
1st Ace bird sprint district Drechtsteden 2007 1st Ace bird general district Drechtsteden 2007 1st Prov. Mantes la Jolie 3095 p. 1st Nat. NPO Chantilly 30.074 p. 1st prov. Ablis 40.268 p. 2nd North + South Holland Ablis 4.568 p. 4th prov. Peronne 44.240 p. 16th prov. Creil 38.401 p. 6th Duffel 2.383 p. 7th Duffel 2.065 p. 1st Nat. NPO Blois Sector 2 15.172 p. 1st Nat. NPO Ablis Sector 2 18.911 p.
Cocktail is father of several 1° prize winners Ace pigeons etc. An important link in the breeding loft of Peter van de Merwe, seeing how his descendants have performed! He raced self:
1° Peronne 3.332 1° St. Ghislain 1.815 1° Orleans 299 6° Peronne 5.150 6° Bourges 2.770 7° Nat. NPO Orleans 17.923
And was(grand)father of:
1st Nat. yl 2004 Best of the Best, 2x teletext 1st Ace bird middle distance South-Holland 2002 3x top 20 provincial against 13.133 p. / 44.240 p. / 21.725 p. 1st Nat. NPO Blois Sector 2 13.155 p. 1st Creil 2.021 p. 3rd Prov. Creil 17.846 p. 1st Harchies 420 p. 3rd Harchies 6.065 p. 6th Peronne 2.496 p. 14th Ablis North and South-Holland 4.568 p. 4th Nat. Blois 9.545 p. 8th Strombeek 3.912 p. 20th Strombeek 3.448 p. 27th Creil 3.035 p. 27th Pommeroeul 2.515 p. 33rd Duffel 1.389 p. 1st Ace bird middle distance South Holland 1st Ace bird middle distance Drechtsteden 1st National yearling Best of the Best 2004 – Car Winner 2nd Nat. NPO Chateauroux 7.355 p. 3rd Nat. NPO Chantilly 17.818 p. 5th Nat. NPO Bourges 11.311 p. 8th Nat. NPO Chateauroux 12.074 p. 11th Nat. NPO Ablis 15.004 p. 13rd Nat. NPO Ablis 15.004 p. 14th Ablis (North and South Holland) 4.568 p. 3rd prov. Peronne 21.725 p. 3rd prov. Creil 17.846 p. 4th prov. Chantilly 48.030 p. 5th prov. Chantilly 13.133 p. 1st Chantilly 5.156 p. 1st Peronne 3.860 p. 1st Chateauroux 3.614 p. 1st Creil 2.021 p. 1st Nat. NPO Vierzon 7.090 p. 3rd Nat. NPO Sezanne 21.720 p. 8th Nat. NPO Vierzon 7.090 p. 1st prov. Peronne 15.329 p. (fastest of 40.972 p.) 2nd prov. Peronne 23.022 p. 1st Strombeek 4.563 p. 1st Creil 2.843 p.
Peter van de Merwe from Dordrecht is building his own imperium. With 22 x 1° prize, magnificent series and pigeons this year, this is a chance of a lifetime for many a fancier!