Kris Cleirbaut (Bonheiden, BE) was again on point in 2020

Kris Cleirbaut has had another wonderful season. National top pigeons again resulted in national ace pigeons!
Kris Cleirbaut and family in 2018 with the winner of 1. Nat. Châteauroux

It has been clear for some time that Kris knows how to compete with pigeons. His prize list is therefore not one that you come across every dayEvery year he shines in the national races. As a result, various Cleirbaut pigeons were again in the spotlight in the 2020 season. Time to discuss some of them!

National Ace Pigeons

As is often the case, in 2020 the harvest at the end of the season with a few national Ace pigeon awards was more than successful. These ace pigeon classifications were of course not surprising since several times absolute top pigeons returned to Bonheiden on the national races.

Double Dutch

With the cock Double Dutch, BE20-6123255, Kris took 12th place in the young bird category: 12. Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Middle Distance Youngsters KBDB 2020. Double Dutch won, among other things:

39. Nat. Chateauroux III 20.789 p.
202. Nat. Argenton 23.280 p.
138. Nat. Chateauroux IV 15.322 p.
3.366. Nat. Bourges 28.551 p.

Double Dutch is a son of NL15-1679947 of Huub Hermans, himself a son of his Teletext couple consisting of BE07-2253251 (inbred to the Kannibaal of Dirk Van Dyck) and NL07-1014544 (daughter Blue Magic Huub Hermans).

Mother is BE17-6206574, the ‘Orlando-hen’ (Van Hove-Uytterhoeven), daughter of Orlando 1. Nat. Zone Brive 4.626 p. and BE11-6103502 Juwel Bliksem I.


With Alina, BE19-6157898 Cleirbaut won the 6. Nat. Ace Pigeon All Round KBDB 2020. She won:

1. Sermaises 1277 p.
4. Nat. Chateauroux 19.529 p.
3. Fay-Aux-Loges BU 2.842 p.
17. Nat. Tulle 4.451 p.
85. Nat. Chateauroux 6.306 p.
386. Nat. Argenton 26.085 p.
21. Sermaises 4.310 p.
13. Chevrainvilliers 1.327 p.
15. Momignies 945 p.

Her sister was also a good performing pigeon. BE18-6306361 won:

24. Nat. Argenton 16.168 p.
125. Nat. Chateauroux IV 12.806 p.

Kris sees something in Danny van Dyck's pigeons - more about that later. The father of Alina is one such Danny van Dyck-pigeon, more precisely the Super Kweker, BE15-6156923, who, as his name suggests, bred several top national pigeons.

Mother of Alina is the Lambrechts-hen, BE18-6108352. She is a sister of the 1. Prov. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance 2017 and also the mother of BE19-6157898 (a.o. 4. Nat. Chateauroux 19.529 p.) and of BE16-6100449 (4. Nat. Chateauroux 14.762 p.).


Last season Kris also had Mit, BE19-6116207, another top racer in the loft who crowned herself 6. Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Middle Distance Youngsters KBDB 2019 by winning:

70. Nat. Chateauroux III 19.529 p.
76. Nat. Chateauroux II 22.476 p.
385. Nat. Bourges II 28.446 p.

Father of Mit, is Willy, BE17-6035960 of Kris. A brother of Willy is father of Noa, 1. Nat. Chateauroux II 17.282 p. in 2018. Willy has top genes and is no stranger to top blood. After all, he is a son of BE16-4129758 (PEC), a son of Nikolaas, 1. Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Middle Distance KBDB 2013 and Kaat (Willy Daniëls), 1. Nat. Chateauroux 9.540 p. Mother of Willy is BE12-6201803, the Daniëls-hen.

Mother of Mit is Little Darling, BE18-6153852 of the Van Den Brande Brothers, a daughter of the Rode, base cock by Jozef Swiggers and the Blauw-wit of Van Den Brande.

Olympic Hurricane

Another one of the pigeons that showed itself last season was Olymic Hurricane, BE20-6123179. secured a national top prize with a 11. Nat. Argenton against 23.296 pigeons and also from Bourges and Chateauroux he was good at the asking with respectively1883. Nat. Bourges 28.551 p. and 3859. Nat. Chateauroux 20.789 p.

He is a son of Olympic Jan, 1322-14-0524, 1. Nat. German Olympiad Ace Pigeon Cat. H Brussel in 2017 from the lines of Leo Heremans.

Mother is BE16-6200038, a daughter from the crossing of the lines of Bolt x Kittel of Rudy Van Reeth.

Willy Caprio

Another cock that provided an absolute top national prize last season was Willy Caprio, BE20-6123257. He won 29. Nat. Chateauroux III against 15.322 pigeons. He also attracted attention at Argenton by winning: 466. Nat. against 23.280 p.

Father is De Willy, BE18-6034607, a brother of top hens Sara and Nadine of Willy Daniëls. Sara was 1. Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Middle Distance KBDB 2016 and was therefore good for several national top positions:

1. Nat. Zone Issoudun 3.582 p.
2. Nat. Argenton 12.449 p.
28. Nat. Bourges 19.889 p.
32. Nat. Chateauroux 9.540 p.

Nadine, 1. Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Middle Distance KBDB in 2017 needs no introduction. Still just to bring out her exceptional performances:

1. Semi-Nat. Vierzon 12.926 p.
3. Nat. Argenton 22.645 p.
8. Nat. Chateauroux II 4.421 p.

A top pigeon like De Willy naturally received a matching quality hen. Mother of Willy Caprio is consequently a granddaughter of Di Caprio, an original Leo Heremans pigeon that won 3 x first prize:

1e 1.928 d.
1e 1.590 d.
1e 1.278 d.

This mother of Willy Caprio is again another direct one from Danny van Dyck with ring number BE14-6058473. She comes from a son of Di Caprio of Dirk Van Dyck coupled to the sister of the mother to Fiona of Danny Van Dyck, from the well-known bloodline of Kanon.

It is no coincidence that the name Danny Van Dyck appears so often in pedigrees. After all, Kris got some top pigeons from the best pigeons of Danny van Dyck (Pulle, BE). The pigeons that were bought there come from the lines of Fiona, Kanon, Di Caprio

Certain Value

We already mentioned it in our introduction, that Kris really don't have much to learn to compete with pigeons anymore. This expertise, coupled with the class of top pigeons from Willy Daniëls or Danny Van Dyck, among others, makes him a feared competitor every year up to the highest national level. When it is up to the youngsters in the summer months, rest assured that Kris and his pigeons will again be on point! Just note it that in 2021 Kris Cleirbaut will be the man to beat