Combination Derksen van de Keuken (Almelo, NL), are once again present at the Olympiad in Romania `22

After the previous Olympics Pigeons in a.o. Boedapest with Olympic Madison and Poland with Olympic Maxwell it is now Olympic Mayra and Olympic Mason’s time to shine with respectively 2 and even 3 nominations for the Olympiad in Romania `22.

In 2014 brothers-in-law Anthony and Edwin joined hands and started racing in combination after getting in touch with the pigeon sport. That this combination can be considered extremely successful has been widely known for years. Many Olympic PIgeons, Nat. Ace Pigeons and Nat./NPO victories have been confirming this for years. The foundation of all this success can be found at the start of their loft when they bought a number of pigeons from the very best of the best of the Dutch pigeon sport. An overview of a number of performances at the Nat. and/or NPO level since they started up to now can be found below

2015: 2nd Olympic Pigeon Boedapest cat. G (Olympic Madison)
1st NPO Chateaudun 6.844 p.
2016 1st NPO Bourges N 2.706 p.
2017: 1st national Ace Pigeon Allround cat.D comp. De Allerbeste (Maxima)
1st national Ace Pigeon Allround cat.H comp. De Allerbeste (Maxima)
2nd national Ace Pigeon Allround WHZB/TBOTB (Olympic Maxwell)
1st national Kampioen Midfond Designated (NPO)
5th national Olympic Pigeon old birds cat. H (Golden Angel)
5th national Olympic Pigeon young birds cat. F (supertalent)
1st NPO Nanteuil 7.946 p.
2018 1st NPO Bourges 3.263 p.
2019 3rd Olympic Pigeon cat. D Allround Poznan (Olympic Maxwell)
5th national Ace Pigeon Allround WHZB/TBOTB (Maxime)
7th national Ace Pigeon oude duiven WHZB/TBOTB (Mayke)
1st NPO Chateaudun 2.390 p. (Madison 2.0)
1st NU Chateaudun 2.996 p. (Madison 2.0)
1st Afd Morlincourt 7.778 p. (Madison 2.0)
1st NPO Vierzon 2.007 p. (Mae-Linn)
1st NU Vierzon 2.515 p. (Mae-Linn)
2020 1st NPO Fay aux Loges S3 14.036 p.(also fastest 22.614 p.) (Maxime)
1st Ace Pigeon Noordelijke unie NL18-1509650 Mayra
1st Cat. Grown up Olympiad Romania (Olympic Mayra)
2nd Cat. Long distance Olympiad Romania (Olympic Mayra)
2021 1st NPO Sermaises 6.702 p. (Olympic Mason)
2nd NPO Sermaises 6.702 p. NL19-704 (volle zus Olympic Mason)
1st Cat. Middle distance Olympiad Romania (Olympic Mason)
1st Cat. Grown up Olympiad Romania (Olympic Mason)
2nd Cat. All round Olympiad Romania (Olympic Mason)

The pigeon of the moment is beyond a shadow of a doubt this amazing cock

NL19-1298802 Olympic Mason

Olympic Mason won in the last year the NPO Race Sermaises of Sector 9 against an incredible 6.702 pigeons over a distance of 552 km. A week after his victory at Sermaises he grabbed another top prize with a 6th Nanteuil against 2.658 pigeons on the weekend of the 29th of May. It should be noted that the 2nd place of the NPO-race Sermaises (6.702 p) is a full sister of Olympic Mason. Olympic Mason earned 3 nominations for the Olympiad`22 in Romania with several beautiful performances. These nominations and several impressive achievements of Olympic Mason can be viewed below:

1st Olympic Pigeon Cat. Middle distance
1st Olympic Pigeon Cat. Grown up
2nd Olympic Pigeon Cat. All round
Most Beautiful Achievements:
1st NPO Sermaises 6.702 p.
4th Dizy le Gros 1.697 p.
6th Nanteuil 2.658 p.
18th Nanteuil 10.988 p.
21th Tilburg 14.900 p.
27th Quievrain 10.506 p.
36th Dizy le Gros 10.027 p.

If we look at his pedigree we can see that his father is a 100% Verkerk-pigeon (from Goofy x Feline and Contador x Benita). Grandfather is the NL14-1059795 (son Goofy x Feline), who is not only the grandfather of Olympic Mason, but also the father of Olympic Mayra ( 1st Cat Grown up and 2nd Cat. Long distance).

Olympic Mayra, daughter NL14-1059795
NL14-1059795, Grandfather Olympic Mason and father Olympic Mayra

The mother of Olympic Mason is a daughter of Golden Angel who was exceptional not only on the races but also as a breeder. Golden Angel achieved 1st place three times and was also the 6th Nat. Olympic Pigeon Allround Brussel `17 Several performances of her and her (grand)children are:

Golden Angel herself won a.o.:
1st Duffel 1.721 p.
1st Isnes 1.390 p.
1st Issoudun 322 p. (also 6st NPO 3.275 p)
2nd Heusden Zolder 2.929 p.
2nd Den Bosch 2.442 p.
6th Olympic Pigeon Allround Brussel'17
Golden Angel is mother of a.o.:
1st NPO Nanteuil 7.946 p.
5th Nanteuil 3.134 p.
Golden Angel is grandmother of a.o.:
1st NPO Sermaises 6.702 p.
2nd NPO Sermaises 6.702 p.
1st Boxmeer 4.594 p.
3rd Bierges 3.624 p.
4th Dizy le Gros 1.697 p.
4th Dizy le Gros 1.653 p.
1st Olympic Pigeon Middle distance (Olympic Mason)
1st Olympic Pigeon Grown up (Olympic Mason)
2nd Olympic Pigeon All round (Olympic Mason)
Golden Angel, Grandmother Olympic Mason

In a spectacular sale of Anthony and Edwin this year they sold all their best breeding-& racing pigeons of 2018 and older. This auction at PIPA was a massive success with a.o. The 2nd most expensive dutch pigeon ever sold (Son Olympic Solange). The highlights of this auction were a.o.:

Son Olympic Solange 170.000 EURO (2nd most expensive dutch pigeon ever sold )
Olympic Mayra 46.500 EURO
Madison 2.0. 39.500 EURO

You can read the report about the above-mentioned greats here. Many of these top birds have been once again leaving a heavy mark onto the most recent season. Especially descendents of Son Olympic Solange and Olympic Madison can be found again and again in the pedigrees of the current greats. For example a hen (NL19-393) won this year a 1st Burdinne (4.173 p), 3rd Burdinne (7.923 p) and a 3rd Beek en Donk (3.689 p). She is a daughter of Madison 4.0, thus a granddaughter of Olympic Solange x Olympic Madison. Another yearling hen (NL20-373) won the 1st Quievrain (4.012 p) and also the 9th Beek en Donk (3.772 p). Once again it is no mystery where the talent comes from, as she too is a granddaughter of Olympic Madison

Son Olympic Solange
Olympic Madison

Son Olympic Solange and Olympic Madison have been a treasure of unmeasurable value as a breeding couple at the lofts in Amela. Son Olympic Solange comes from two topbreeders of G & S Verkerk. In particular Olympic Solange, the mother of Son Olympic Solange is a bird engraved in everyone’s memory. She won a.o. NPO races from Argenton and Vierzon, was crowned in 2008 as 1st National Ace Pigeon in the national competition WHZB, and was Olympic Pigeon in the year 2009. It is no surprise then that her son has become a top breeder at Comb. Derksen v/d Keuken. Olympic Madison won a.o. A competition from Tongeren against 2739 pigeons and achieved 2nd National Olympic Pigeon Cat. G. at the Olympiad of Boedapest `15. She left her mark on the breeding loft. Together with Son Olympic Solange are these two greats the parents of a.o.:

Madison 2.0
1st Afp. Morlincourt 7.778 p.
1st NPO Chateaudun 2.390 p.
1st NU Chateaudun 2.996 p.
8th NPO Chateauroux 2.871 p.
Madison 2.0 is mother and grandmother of:
3rd Nanteuil 71 p.
4th Chimay 1.617 p.
Madison 3.0
4th Boxtel 2.986 p.
9th La Louviere 1.463 p.
9th Chateaudun 1.423 p.
12th Chateauroux 2.566 p.
Madison 3.0 is mother and grandmother of:
1st Nanteuil 5.442 p.
1st Laon 1.794 p. (also 2nd Prov. 13.292 p)
3rd Morlincourt 1.267 p.
3rd Nanteuil 833 p.
3rd Niergnies 765 p.
3rd Beek en Donk 496 p.
4th Beek en Donk 1.568 p.
95th Duffel 8.340 p.
8th Tilburg 15.219 p.
8th Laon 3.889 p.
9th Chalons 2.423 p.
9th Bierges 3.624 p.
Madison 4.0 is mother of
1st Burdinne 4.173 p.
1st Duffel 1.205 p.
1st Tilburg 546 p.
1st Duffel 272 p.
1st Quievrain 255 p.
1st Duffel 230 p.
2e Dizy le Gros 3.159 p.
3rd Burdinne 7.923 p.
4th Burdinne 13.014 p.
4th Beek en Donk 9.972 p.
4th Weert 4.132 p.
Madison 5.0 (1st year on the breeding loft) is father of
1st Boxmeer 4.594 p.
4th Dizy le Gros 1.653 p.
23rd Beek en Donk 4.102 p.
26th Beek en Donk 4.102 p.
53rd Bierges 3.624 p.

Topresults at the own loft …..but also at others

When Anthony and Edwin formed the combination in 2014 they chose the fastest path to success. With a number of top investments, they succeeded in breeding top birds every single year who showed what they were made off on the Nat/NPO-races and also at the Olympiads in the more recent years. That this is possible not only at their own loft but also at others is proven every year by the references. In conclusion of this report we have listed a number of impressive references from the last 2 years:

Peter Jansen : 3e genomineerde Olympiade Jaarlingen Roemenië '22Peter Jansen : 3rd nominated Olympiad Yearlings Romania'22
Marko Runge : 1st 1.921 p. 165 km
: 1st 1.630 p. 362 km
: 1st 1.831 p. 244 km
: 1st 1.865 p. 233 km
Jan v.p. Pasch & dht. 2020
: 1st Chalons 10622 p. grandchild Olympic Madison
: 3rd Rethel 1488 p. grandchild Olympic Madison
: 1st Troyes 161 p. grandchild Olympic Madison (12 NPO Troyes 5248 pigeons)
: 2nd NPO Sens 3519 p. grandchild Son Olympic Solange
: 2nd Chimay 1617 p. grandchild Son olympic Solange
: 1st Mettet 957 p. grandchild Olympic Maxwell
: 1st Chalons 202 p.
: 2nd Asp.Young district
: 1st Ace Pigeon Natour CC
: 2nd Chimay 1617 p.
: 2nd NPO Sens 3519 p.
: 1st Mettet 519 p.
: 1st Chalons 1380 p.
Bolhoeve v.p. Pasch 2020.
: 4th Chimay 1617 p. grandchild Madison 2.0
: 5th Rethel 1488 p. From sister Olympic Maxwell
J. Doldersum and son
: 1st NPO Sens 2084 p. Sec. 9. Mother comes from Comb. Derksen v/d keuken
Wendy Doldersum
: 1st NPO Melun 1447 p. Sec. 9. Grandmother comes from Comb. Derksen v/d keuken
J v/d Keuken
: 1st Quiévrain 1561 p.
: 1st Dizy le Gros 3.037 p. (grandchild son New Sensation)
: 9th Nat. Middle Distance Pigeon (halfbrother Maxima)
Comb Meijerink and Son
: 1st Ace Pigeon Sprint cc5
: 1st Ace Pigeon Short Distance cc5
: 1st Ace Pigeon General cc5
: 4th Ace Pigeon Short Distance Sector 9
Comb. J & N Pots
17-1703497 (from line Olympic Madison) won a.o.:
: 2nd Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance 2019
: 6th NPO Chateauroux 2871 p.
:36th NPO Issoudun 4173 p.
:36th NPO Chateauroux
19-1304519 (from line Olympic Madison) won a.o.:
: Tilburg : 22 / 14.900 p.
: Beek & Donk 42 / 15.608 p.
18-1515393 (from line Olympic Madison) won a.o..:
: Quiévrain 1 / 2204 p.
17-1699392 (Son Olympic Madison) Fantastische doffer.
Is a son of Son Olympic Solange x Olympic Madison.
17-392 is father of:
20-1140322 : Morlincourt 14 / 1025 p.
20-1140359 : Quievrain (year.) 25 / 2002 p.
: Quievrain (nat.) 28 / 1902 p.
20-1140394 : Bierges 4 / 3624 p.
17-392 is grandfather of the following pigeons:
20-1141410 : Boxmeer 15 / 4594 p.
: Beek en Donk 2 / 4102 p.
20-1141392 : Beek & Donk 4 / 4102 p.
20-1141393 : Beek & Donk 3 / 3772 p.
17-1703450 : Quievrain 10 / 9049
: Charleville 4 / 2083
17-1703442 2nd Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance cc Almelo 2018
7th Ace Pigeon Middle Distance cc Almelo 2018
: Nanteuil 7 / 5442 p.
: Pithiviers 14 / 3555 p.
: Gien 7 / 1684 p.
: Dudelange 7 / 727 p.