When brothers-in-law Anthony Derksen and Edwin v/d Keuken entered into a combination in 2014, they chose the shortest route to success. Pigeons were purchased from the crème de la crème of the Dutch pigeon sport. This choice has worked out particularly well, because for years they have been able to measure up to the top of the Dutch pigeon sport, especially in the one day long distance races. Besides the many victories and titles at Division, NPO and National level, their participation in the various Olympiads is at an impressive level, as you can see below:
1st NPO Chateaudun 6,844 p.
2016 1st NPO Bourges N 2,706 p.
2017: 1st National Ace Pigeon Allround cat.D comp. The Very Best (Maxima)
1st National Ace Pigeon Allround cat.H comp. The Very Best (Maxima)
2nd National Ace Pigeon Allround WHZB/TBOTB (Olympic Maxwell)
1st National Champion Middle Distance Designated (NPO)
5th National Olympiad old birds cat. H (Golden Angel)
5th National Olympiad youngsters cat. F (Super Talent)
1st NPO Nanteuil 7,946 p.
2018 1st NPO Bourges 3,263 p.
2019 3rd Olympiad pigeon cat. D Allround Poznan (Olympic Maxwell)
5th National Ace Pigeon Allround WHZB/TBOTB (Maxime)
7th National Ace Pigeon Old Birds WHZB/TBOTB (Mayke)
1st NPO Chateaudun 2,390 p. (Madison 2.0 )
1st NU Chateaudun 2,996 p. (Madison 2.0 )
1st Division 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 Northern Union NL18-1509650 (Olympic 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 (sister Olympic Mason)
2022 1st Cat. Middle distance Olympiad Romania Team B (Olympic Mason)
1st Cat. Grown up Olympiad Romania Team B (Olympic Mason)
2nd Cat. All round Olympiad Romania Team B (Olympic Mason)
3rd Cat. Middle distance Olympiad Romania Team A (Olympic Mandy)
Descendants of the Olympiad pigeons above also shone in the races last season. For example, Olympic Madison features in the pedigree of all the following 1st prize winners of the past year:
1st Dizy le Gr. 5,061 p. NL20-1135461 Mayla (son Olympic Madison x daughter Eye Catcher )
1st Chalons 7,857 p. NL20-1135323 (k.k. Solange cock x daughter Olympic Madison)
Division 9 CC3 (7x 1st):
1st Chalons 1,916 p. NL20-1135323 (k.k. Solange cock x daughter Olympic Madison)
1st Quievrain 1,366 p. NL20-1135406 (Olympic Maxwell x daughter Olympic Madison )
1st Bierges 2,393 p. NL20-1135406 (Olympic Maxwell x daughter Olympic Madison )
1st Weert 3,464 p. NL20-1135475 (k.k. Solange cock x daughter Olympic Madison)
1st Tongeren 3,291 p. NL20-1135461 Mayla (Son Olympic Madison x daughter Eye Catcher )
1st Dizy le Gr 1,248 p. NL20-1135461 Mayla (Son Olympic Madison x daughter Eye Catcher )
1st Issoudun 344 p. NL20-1135461 Mayla (Son Olympic Madison x daughter Eye Catcher )
Mayla also won a 2nd NPO Fontenay against 4,743 pigeons
Club (21x 1st)
Mayla is the absolute flag bearer of the past season. She is a daughter of top breeder Son Olympic Madison x daughter Eye Catcher of Gerard and Bas Verkerk. She is a full sister of May Linn (1st NPO Vierzon 2007 p). Below there’s a number of great results and ace pigeon titles from Mayla:
1st Tongeren 3,291 p.
2nd NPO Fontenay 4,743 p.
2nd Weert 4,132 p.
3rd Quievrain 1,206 p.
4th Vierzon NU 2,814 p.
2nd World best pigeon one day long distance
2nd World best pigeon Allround
2nd Cat. All-round competition The Very Best
3rd Ace Pigeon Old Birds PIPA Ranking
5th Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance PIPA Ranking
NL13-1719175, Olympic Madison
As read above, Olympic Madison is featured in all pedigrees of the 7 circle winners mentioned above. She won herself, before she became (grand)mother of countless 1st prize winners, including but not limited to, 1st Tongeren (2,739 p), 2nd Quievrain (1,165 p), 2nd Nijvel (2,504 p), 7th Hapert (10,362 p) etc, etc... Besides being the grandmother of the aforementioned Mayla, she is also the mother of Madison 2.0 with a.o. 1st Division 9 Morlincourt (7,778 p) and 1st NPO Chateaudun (2,404 p).
This super breeder also leaves an important mark on the Anthony and Edwin colony. He is a 100% Verkerk pigeon and son of Goofy and Feline.
He has produced countless toppers. His children flew a.o.:
1st Dizy le Gros 1,697 p.
1st Duffel 451 p.
2nd Quievrain 808 p.
3rd NPO Chateauroux 2,871 p.
3rd Boxtel 2,968 p.
4th Heusden-Z 2,517 p.
4th Tilburg 2,386 p.
6th NPO Bourges 5,762 p.
He is also father of Mayra and grandfather of Olympic Mason
As a daughter of the Verkerk cock above, Mayra was of an absolute top class during her racing career. Her best achievements and titles can be seen below:
3rd NPO Chateauroux 2,871 p.
6th NPO Bourges 3,762 p.
9th Morlincourt 1,269 p.
21st NPO Chateauroux 3,115 p.
29th NPO Fay aux L 4,240 p.
1st Ace Pigeon Northern Union 2020
1st Nominated Cat. Grown up Olympiad Romania
2nd Nominated Cat. Romania Long Distance Olympiad
NL19-1298802, Olympic Mason
A true class pigeon, both as a racer and breeder, is Olympic Mason. In '21 he won the NPO race Sermaises from Division 9 against no less than 6,702 pigeons at a distance of 552 km. A week after this victory at Sermaises, he again took a top prize in the weekend of May 29 with the 6th Nanteuil against 2,658 pigeons. It is also worth mentioning that a full sister of Olympic Mason won 2nd in the NPO race Sermaises (6,702 p). Olympic Mason won no less than 3 nominations for the Olympiad '22 in Romania with a number of brilliant performances. You can see these nominations and some great performances from Olympic Mason below:
1st Olympiad pigeon Cat. Grown up Team B
2nd Olympiad pigeon Cat. All round Team B
1st NPO Sermaises 6,702 p.
4th Dizy le Gros 1,697 p.
6th Nanteuil 2,658 p.
18th Nanteuil 10,988 p.
21st Tilburg 14,900 p.
27th Quievrain 10,506 p.
36th Dizy le Gros 10,027 p.
NL18-1509619, Olympic Mandy
The last pigeon we want to introduce to you is Olympic Mandy. In her pedigree we see among others, a half sister of Olympic Madison. Some of her finest achievements include:
2nd Niergnies 765 p.
6th NPO Chateaudun 2,390 p.
6th Chalons 1,980 p.
6th Duffel 1,205 p.
9th Quievrain 1,561 p.
10th Tilburg 1,330 p.
25th NPO Fay aux L 7,817 p.
3rd Olympiad pigeon Cat. Middle Distance Team A 2019-2020
14th Cat. Allround 2019-2020