Embregts-Theunis (Hoeven, NL) had an overwhelming young birds' season in 2015

The Embregts-Theunis combination had another great young birds’ season in 2015, winning a first prize in the championship of the CC Westhoek in Province Brabant 2000 with great ease.

Peter Theunis

Over the years Peter Theunis has shown that he knows the young birds’ game inside and out. 2015 was another major success; he won the following results in the Entente of CC Westhoek ’70:

11-07-2015  Feluy        116 km 2,358 p. 4-12-13-14-15-16-25-26-27-28-30-32-44-etc.(56/94)
18-07-2015  Feluy        116 km 1,717 p. 4-7-8-10-14-18-28-35-38-50-etc.(45/86)
01-08-2015  St.-Quentin  212 km 1,880 p. 1-2-3-4-5-6-20-22-26-28-39-43-etc.(57/85)
08-08-2015  Morlincourt  248 km 1,805 p. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-11-12-13-14-15-16-19-20-
16-08-2015  Creil        298 km 1.516 p. 1-3-4-8-9-10-13-14-15-16-17-21-22-24-25-26-
22-08-2015  Sens         385 km 1,364 p. 4-5-7-8-11-13-18-21-26-28-41-42-45-etc.(80/46)
29-08-2015  Fontenay     417 km   769 p. 1-11-15-16-37-41-44-45-53-68-71-74-etc.(69/30)
05-09-2015  Creil        298 km   772 p. 1-3-33-39-43-53-76-81-etc.(50/23)

He has won no less than 5 first prizes this season, and he achieved impressive overall results with remarkable prize percentages. Such a palmares inevitably leads to great results in the championships as well. We have included just a few of them:

1st Loft champion young birds CC De Westhoek (127 members) and 1-2-3-4-5-6-8-9-11-13-14-15-16-18 Ace Pigeon young birds
1st Loft champion young birds Brabant 2000 R2 (850 members) and 1-2-3-5 Ace Pigeon young birds
3rd Loft champion Jong Brabant 2000 and 3-6-10-16-21-32-34-37-40-45-46  Ace Pigeon young birds
3rd National loft champion young birds nominated
3rd Ace Pigeon young birds WHZB/TBOTB

1st Ace Pigeon young birds 2015 CC Westhoek

The title of 1st Ace Pigeon young birds in CC Westhoek was an easy target for NL15-3530490. This hen is called Magic Dragon, since she was bred from the Dragon bloodline, one of the most important lines in the collection of Peter Theunis. Peter’s famous Rocketeer is probably his most well known Dragon descendant. Magic Dragon is related to Rocketeer through both her parents: her sire is Strong Rocket, a grandson of Rocketeer, and her dam is Miracle Rocket, a granddaughter of Rocketeer. Miracle Rocket is also a granddaughter of Dragon Rocket, which is the sire of Rocketeer. You can find the pedigree of Magic Dragon here. Besides her title of first ace pigeon in CC Westhoek, this impressive hen has also won the title of 2nd Ace Pigeon in the Long Distance Union and she is 3rd Ace Pigeon young birds in the Province of Brabant 2000. She is undoubtedly the rising star in the lofts of Embregts-Theunis. 

Rocketeer, a top class pigeon

Rocketeer, top class breeder for Embregts-Theunis

This First Ace Pigeon young birds is closely related to the famous Rocketeer (NL06-0742659), which can be considered to be Peter’s very best breeding pigeon. The race from Morlincourt shows his breeding value: no less than five of his grandchildren finished in the top 10 in CC Westhoek ’70, which is a brilliant result. Rocketeer was 1st Ace Pigeon in Province Brabant 2000 as a racing bird, and he is the sire of Goldspice Girl (3rd Nat. Orléans against 19,692 p.). Rocketeer is a son of NL99-1057148 Dragon Rocket (Son Rocket M. van Gastel, 1st Ace Pigeon WHZB Sprint 1999). Dragon Rocket is the sire of several teletext pigeons in Hoeven.

Dragon Rocket, one of this loft's stock breeders

Invaluable breeding hen Miss Goldnugget

She represents the Witbuik bloodline in the loft of Peter Theunis. This bloodline is well represented here, alongside the Dragon bloodline. Miss Goldnugget is an inbred pigeon to the renowned NL97-9769672 Witbuik of Cees Gijzen from St.-Willebrord. Miss Goldnugget has won a 6th National Orléans against 8,136 p. and became 5th Ace Pigeon Province Brabant 2000. Miss Goldnugget is an invaluable breeding hen, since many of the best young birds of 2015 are closely related to her. Miss Goldnugget is for instance the grandmother of:

NL15-3530503 Super Boy (pedigree)      1st Morlincourt 17,334 p.
NL15-3530525 Amazing Nugget (pedigree) 3rd Ace Pigeon WHZB/TBOTB and 4th Morlincourt 17,334 p.
NL15-3530529 Super Diamond (pedigree)  1st St.-Quentin 1,880 p. (4th 19,196 p.)
NL15-3530499 Dragon Star (pedigree)    2nd Ace Pigeon CC Westhoek
NL15-3530512 New Goldstar (pedigree)   1st NPO Fontenay Province Brabant 2000 7,858 p.

Miss Goldnugget is proving to be an invaluable breeding hen in Peter’s breeding collection.

Miss Goldnugget, super class breeder

Super Rossi, an exceptional breeder

The Heremans bloodline proved a great addition to the existing breed that Peter has been using for years. The perfect proof is NL11-3024491, which is called Super Rossi. He is a super class pigeon indeed, having won a 1st Creil 7,696 p., a 3rd Nijvel 9,507 p. and a 3rd St.-Quentin 8,115 p. as a racing bird. Super Rossi turns out to be an equally talented breeder: he was paired to Blue Diamond this season, and together they bred two first prize winners: NL15-3530503 Super Boy won a 1st Morlincourt against 17,334 p.; the NL15-3530529 Super Diamond has wno a 1st prize against 1,880 pigeons. Click here for the pedigree of Super Boy; the pedigree of Super Diamond can be found here.

Top results in the NPO competition

The young birds’ team took an impressive first prize NPO in the province of Brabant 2000, but Peter’s old birds have been winning several top results for Peter this year as well. The best results in the NPO competition old birds in 2015 can be found below:

 1st NPO Province Brabant 2000 from Fontenay    tegen 7,863 p. (417km / 1224mpm)
 5th NPO Province Brabant 2000 from Argenton    tegen 5,608 p. (596km / 1074mpm)
 8th NPO Province Brabant 2000 from Bourges     tegen 8,103 p. (521km / 1133mpm)
11th NPO Province Brabant 2000 from Chateauroux tegen 3,760 p. (563km / 1362mpm)

New Goldstar, 1st NPO Fontenay

The young bird that won a 1st prize NPO on 29th August 2015 for Peter was NL15-3530512 New Goldstar. This pigeon combines the invaluable bloodlines of Dragon and Witbuik. Peter does have in invaluable collection of breeders.

New Goldstar, 1st NPO Fontenay

New Goldstar is a pigeon with an impressive pedigree. The sire is NL13-3316551 Rockets Lion, which is a grandson of the famous breeding pair Dragon Rocket x Durban Star. The dam of New Goldstar is NL12-3254827 Miss Rocket, and she is a granddaughter of Rocketeer and a daughter of Miss Goldnugget. Click here for the impressive pedigree of New Goldstar.

Many successful seasons

The Embregts-Theunis combination has been a top class loft for several years now, having won several championship titles and first prizes. 2015 was no exception, and we think they will continue to achieve great results in the future. Peter is a very passionate fancier with a collection of invaluable breeding and racing pigeons that will continue to show their value in the next few seasons.