Some of you might still remember his 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th prize in the teletext race from Pithiviers against 14,959 pigeons, the race in which he had no less than 7 pigeons finish in the top 13. Well, Frans has managed to exceed that performance in 2014, scoring an impressive 1-2-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24-27-29-30-36-37-etc (48/49) in the race from Charleville against 3,996 young birds, winning 27 prizes per 10! This achievement made him the 2014 middle distance champion in Province 4 Limburg, while also winning the title of 1st pigeon champion middle distance and 2nd pigeon champion one day long distance in his province. Frans has won even more championship prizes in the Entente CC 2008. Click here for an overview of his titles in the entente CC 2008.
Best results of 2014
We take a look at his best results of 2014:
30/03 Marche 144 km 1,985 old birds 7-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-17-24-28-29- etc. 41/50 04/05 Sezanne 347 km 2,994 old birds 4-7-8-10-31-32-43-50-51-52-54 etc. 31/41 17/05 Lorris 472 km 2,803 old birds 5-6-9-10-11-18-19-30-32-42-47-62-67 etc. 26/38 31/05 Lorris 472 km 2,475 old birds 3-4-5-6-8-24-39-43-48-49-57-58 etc. 26/35 14/06 Lorris 472 km 1,993 old birds 1-2-5-6-11-13-34-36-38-48 etc. 21/31 07/06 Montlucon 621 km 629 old birds 3-15-32 etc. 9/12 21/06 Argenton 635 km 383 old birds 1-11-28-33-39 etc. 9/9
His most impressive result came in the young birds' race from Charleville:
14/09 Charleville 212 km 3,996 young birds 1-2-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-16-17-18-etc. 48/49
Golden stock sire Willem
One of this loft’s excellent breeding pigeons is Willem NL07-4097802, a cock that was inbred from Koopman’s Noble Blue. He originates from Noble Blue NL97-2252940 x Lioba NL99-5971341 and Noble Blue NL97-2252940 x Annelies NL99-5971341, which are actually some of Gerard Koopman’s very best bloodlines (obtained via Jan Hofmans and the late Wim Gelling). The sire of this cock is a brother of Mister Surhuizum, which is in turn the sire of Mr. Blue NL 02-5255446. Click here for the pedigree of Willem NL07-4097802.
Willem NL07-4097802 is the sire of:
NL10-1950834 (M) D’n 34
3rd Sprint pigeon WHZB 6th Ace Pigeon WHZB 7th Best Cock WHZB
NL10-1950835 (M) Mister Sezanne (Nest brother of d’n 34 and the sire of Miss Pitha)
1e Sezanne 4.384 duiven 1e Marche 307 duiven 2e Sezanne 1.460 duiven 5e Pithiviers 1.867 duiven
NL10-1950867 (V) Miss Linn
3rd Ace Pigeon 2012 WHZB 4th Middle Distance Pigeon 2012 WHZB
Willem is also the grandfather of:
NL11-1993596 (V) Miss Pitha
2nd Pigeon champion province 4 Limburg 2013 2nd Pigeon champion province 4 Limburg 2014
NL12-1861996 (V) Sanne
1st Pigeon champion middle distance province 4 Limburg 2014
There are so many top quality pigeons in this loft that it is just a matter of time before Frans takes another impressive victory, especially given his talents as a pigeon fancier. We are looking forward to next season!