Vermeerbergen-Wilms-Mostmans (Rijkevorsel, BE): seven victories in 2018 and counting for the 'Super Grizly Sisters'

The descendants of sprint pair Grizzly Wonder Breeder x Blue Wonder have already claimed 33 first prizes and 64 prizes per 100. This is quite a palmares, given that this was done in just four racing seasons, and with a limited racing team.

From left to right: Kris Mostmans, Luc Vermeerbergen and Robby Wilms

Any fancier knows that good health, a solid strategy and good health can only lead to good results if you can rely on a group of talented pigeons. And that is why every fancier dreams of finding a breeding pair that can give multiple first prize winners and ace pigeons. As it turns out, the Vermeerbergen-Wilms-Mostmans combination has one such breeding pair in their collection: none other than Grizzly Wonder Breeder x Blue Wonder Mother.

A super class breeding pair

This National Wonder Family is probably the best sprint breeding pair Belgium has ever seen; the descendants of Grizzly Wonder Breeder x Blue Wonder Mother are a joy to watch. This pair was created in 2015 and it was clear from the start that this combination would be a major success. They bred four young birds that season; three pigeons for the Vermeerbergen-Wilms-Mostmans combination and one youngster that was given to Bjorn Rombouts. The three youngsters were basketed on 7th of June 2015 for a race into a headwind, and they finished in 1st, 4th and 9th place of 1,022 birds. And Bjorn Rombouts claimed a second prize with his youngster the very same day. It was obvious that a super class breeding pair was born. Four years later, about 10 pigeons from this sprint pair have won a total of 33 first prizes, as well as an impressive 64 prizes per 100.

Grizzly Wonder Breeder is a descendant of the renowned Pitbull of Karel Laenen (Herenthout, B), an excellent racing bird and an even better breeder. His pedigree also features the bloodlines of Stefaan Lambrechts: the lines of Olympic Bolt and his 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon 188-13. Click here for the pedigree of Grizzly Wonder Breeder. Blue Wonder Mother is a daughter of Grandson Olympic Lievin (100% Heremans) x Raketje. Raketje won 6 first prizes from Quievrain. Click here for the pedigree of Blue Wonder Mother.

The Super Grizly Sisters

The achievements of the two nest sisters BE17-6200651 and BE17-6200652 up until 2018 perfectly illustrate how successful this breeding pair really is.

The palmares of BE17-6200651, 'Grizlywonder 651'

08/4: Quievrain: 416 olds:   3rd
                 743 YLs:    4th
15/4: Quievrain: 324 olds:   2nd
                 597 YLs:    1st
22/4: Quievrain: 218 olds:   1st
                 366 YLs:    1st
06/5: Quievrain: 178 olds:   2nd
                 314 YLs:    2nd
20/5 Quievrain:  346 YLs:   10th

The palmares of BE17-6200652, 'Grizlywonder 652'

08/4: Quievrain: 416 olds:   1st
                 743 YLs:    1st
15/4: Quievrain: 324 olds:   4th
                 597 YLs:    4th
20/5: Quievrain: 632 olds:   1st
                 346 YLs:    1st

Expectations for the rest of 2018

Given the remarkably low coefficient of the two nest sisters, the Vermeerbergen-Wilms-Mostmans combination is hoping to claim a national or provincial ace pigeon or perhaps a national championship title this season, just like they did in 2015. They are also hoping to discover some talented new pigeons among their group of youngsters. They keep a close eye on the achievements of their breeding pair's descendants, and they are planning to put them to the test in a few longer distance races as well, especially with the results of some other descendants in foreign races in mind.