Wout Spierings showing his NL18-3816237, New Prince
Wout has been a household name in the one day long distance in The Netherlands for a few decades now. And that is not an exaggeration, just look at some of his past highlights:
2002 Best young bird WHZB 2004 National Champion young birds 2004 Best young bird WHZB 2005 1st and 2nd Nat. Sect. South Le Mans 12,000 p. 2007 National Champion one day long distance
Every season again, he has been able to breed one or more top class racing birds. There is Golden Prince, New Prince, as well as Brother Golden Prince (3rd NPO Argenton of 2,621 p.), Special Prince (24th best one day long distance bird provincial) and Princess Alexia, the 4th best young bird in The Netherlands in 2015. And these are just a few of the many top class racing birds that Wout has bred over the years. It goes without saying that this would not be possible without a sound strategy. Many of his strongest birds are related to his tried and trusted Blue Prince bloodline. And the Harry bloodline of Jan Hooymans has also proved quite valuable; Wout had particularly strong results with a daughter of Alexia (a full sister of Harry). We will be talking in closer detail about the origins of several of Wout's greatest stars.
Blue Prince NL09-3954587, (grand)father of many great racing birds
Daughter Alexia NL12-1783985, (grand)mother of quite a number of champions
NL17-3728901 Golden Prince
The big star in recent years is of course Golden Prince. He is without doubt an incredible gifted bird, as you can tell from his impressive list of achievements:
1st Golden Crack one day long dist. Brabant 2000 2018 4th National Ace Pigeon one day long dist. WHZB/TBOTB 2018 4th Best one day long distance bird PIPA ranking 2018 4th Best middle distance bird PIPA ranking 2018 1st NPO Chateauroux 604 km 1,303 p. 2018 3rd NPO Chateauroux Parc 593 km 3,431 p. 2018 10th NPO La Souterraine 659 km 3,087 p. 2018
The sire of Golden Prince is Lethal Weapon (M&D Evans), which was obtained through PIPA. The dam is Supertje, and she is a daughter of top pair Blue Prince (NL09-3954587) x Daughter Alexia (NL12-1783985). For Golden Prince's impressive pedigree, click here. During the PIPA auction with all the old birds from 2017 and older, Golden Prince was sold to China for an incredible 45,500 euro.
NL18-3816237 New Prince
New Prince is a phenomenal bird indeed. He is a summer youngster of 2018 and he was raced in the natour competition. He had a 100% prize percentage that season (a 6 out of 6). He excelled in the one day long distance, winning as many as three top fives in the NPO. It made him the 2nd best one day long distance pigeon in the PIPA Ranking 2019, and 3rd FCI World Best Pigeon 2019. We run you through New Prince's full list of achievements:
1st NPO La Souterraine 660 km 4,122 p. (and 1st Nat. 11,959 p.) 3rd NPO Issoudun 572 km 7,183 p. 4th NPO Chateauroux 594 km 2,558 p. (and 12th Nat. 7,423 p.) 7th Peronne 2,352 p. 12th Melun 2,064 p. 65th Sens 2,908 p. 83rd Morlincourt 1,403 YB. 153rd Montlucon 727 p. 179th Pont st. Max 968 YB. 185th Argenton 620 km 2,621 p. (and 235th Nat. 4,240 p.) 235th Peronne 2,748 YB. 314th Bierges 3,139 YB. 444th Quievrain 2,604 YB. 513th Morlincourt 2,579 YB.
The sire of New Prince is Prince Future, and he is a grandson of the aforementioned superstars Blue Prince (NL09-3954587) and Daughter Alexia (NL12-1783985). The dam of New Prince comes from the line of Peter (1st National Ace Cock WHZB/TBOTB). Click here for the fantastic origins of New Prince.
New Prince and Golden Prince are just a few of the many successful crossings of Wout's own bloodlines with descendants of the phenomenal Harry. Besides Daughter Alexia (NL12-1783985), which we already talked about, Wout's breeding loft is home to many other direct Harry descendants, including:
A new challenge
As you have already seen, Wout Spierings and Jan Hooymans will be forming a combination in West Flanders (click here to read all about it). Wout is about to compete against some of Belgium's leading pigeon families in West Flanders, with the help of descendants of New Harry and Harry Junior, as well as New Prince, which Jan Hooymans obtained just recently, together with his parents.