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Roger & David Pierre (Pecrot, BE) were almost unbeatable in 2013!

Today we are talking about a loft which progressively made its way to the top of the Belgian pigeon sport. They are known to be efficient at all distances and they are respected for their achievements at the national level. The proof is they won recently a very hard championship which saw them crowned the best loft from Limburg: the Gouden Veer.
 

The Pierre family with Patrick Draye

Over more than fifteen years, this Belgian based loft from Brabant has won several top positions in various championships, thanks to the super results won during the season. With several national top 100 positions and a countless number of victories won every year, it is evident that Roger & David have become some serious contenders throughout the years for the very best loft from Brabant. The Pierre Team is, in fact, a very nicely oiled machine with different members working hard to achieve top performances: as main manager, we find Roger. He was the first to start racing with pigeons in the family. David, his son, started at the age of 12 years. He takes care of the administratives tasks (pedigrees, performance lists, etc). The wife of Roger, Yolande, is also a great help as she spent some time in the young bird loft. And finally, they can count on the exceptionnal involvment of Patrick Draye. After the total auction of the colony he built with his father, Patrick has decided to take some distance from the pigeon sport, without really forgeting totally his biggest passion. The strong friendship he built with Roger pushed him to invest his free time in the management of the loft in Pecrot. That's why they benefit from his experience about management and daily chores. Patrick himself made the selection of the breeding pairs. During the season, he can enjoy the result of his work. Roger says it himself, the involvment of Patrick is essential for the actual level of the loft. It had to be said! 

The game & system

The Pierre loft is racing at all distances and that's why it deserves the title of all round loft. The fantastic results won in the whole flying line proves it is a successful partnership. Starting from June, the pigeons are coming back from the morning until the evening into the lofts from Pecrot. To race at all distances, you have to adapt your system but also to introduce pigeons able to win on this program. The old basis, built with the descendants of two exceptional breeders, Pégase & La petite Pau Collard, was strengthened with several purchases made from Jos Deno-Herbots (Leefdaal), mostly out of the Gaby Vandenabeele pigeons, so the famous Blauwe Bliksem, Beckham, Kleine Wittenbuik and Clyde. From the lofts in Deno, Roger & David obtained the cream of the crop. Afterwards, they added pigeons from Stéphane Depasse, Maurice & Yvan Vandersmissen & Ivan Vanvuchelen to their collection. 
In 2013, their team was composed of 64 widowers raced on classic widowhood (old birds and yearlings), 12 old hens raced on classic widowhood on the long distance races and 20 pairs of yearlings raced on total widowhood. The 30 breeding pairs are breeding 200 youngsters each year which are raced depending on their age. If you want to race at all distances, it's never enough!

A phenomenal breeder 

As it is the case in most of the very best lofts, the quality of the results is dependent on the quality of the descendants filling the racing loft. During your whole career as a pigeon fancier, you seek the golden bird, the hen with the golden egg. Sometimes, it is only dependent on the discovery of a golden breeding pair. For the Pierre colony, everything was done after the discovery of Beckham Jr. This pigeon was obtained in 2006 from Deno-Herbots and he was bred from a very prestigious line as he is a son of the super pair formed by Beckham x Jewel. This pair bred Gina, a hen born in 2007 which was crowned as 1st National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB in 2008! Beckham is in turn a son of the Blauwe Bliksem, a full brother to the Jonge Bliksem, a pigeon which bred the famous Harry from Jan Hooijmans!! It gives you a great idea about the breeding qualities of this line. And what had to happen happened, Beckham Jr became the golden breeder of the Pierre loft and his descendants are winning victories up until the fourth generation!

 
Let's have a look at the best racers from the loft:
 

- Angie

1. Bourges Iprov -  1,379 pigeons 2012
   60. Nat. Zone -  5,856 pigeons
   75. National  - 14,598 pigeons
1. Sens          -    993 pigeons
1. Argenton loc  -    275 pigeons 2011
   26. Nat. Zone -  5,796 pigeons
   36. National  - 20,383 pigeons
1. Argenton loc  -    186 pigeons 2013
   224. National - 16,325 pigeons
3. La Souteraine -    273 pigeons 2011
   576. National - 16,665 pigeons
4. Argenton prov -    486 pigeons 2012
   255. Nat. Zone - 6,099 pigeons
4. La Ferte       -   143 pigeons
5. Montlucon prov -   487 pigeons 2012
   426. Nat. Zone - 6,281 pigeons
6. Soissons       -   261 pigeons
6. Pithiviers     -   312 pigeons 
7. Guéret prov    -   161 pigeons 2011
   174. Nat. Zone - 3,189 pigeons
9. Trelou         -   253 pigeons

Father: Google 026/10, direct Deno-Herbots, son of the pair Blauwe Bliksem x Fantasy, and so a half-brother of Beckham, father of Beckham Jr!
Mother: La Nationale 1, direct Herbots brothers, daughter of the pair Inbred Nationaal 1 x Miss Bourges, a hen who won the 5th national Bourges from 26,984 p.
Click here to check her pedigree

 

- Shaina

12th National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB youngsters 2013

15/06 16 Pithiviers    -    831 p. 
20/07 67 Bourges Prov  -    389 p. 
28/07 3 Bourges club   -    138 p. 
        7 Iprov        -  1,499 p. 
        866 National   - 18,478 p.
03/08 3 Châteauroux    -    565 p. 
        251 National   - 12,071 p. 
10/08 1 Argenton Iprov -  1,123 p. 
        6 Iprovincial  -  1,550 p. 
        71 National    - 19,303 p. 
25/08 1 Soissons local -    140 p. 
07/09 5 Guéret Iprov   -    670 p. 
        62 Zonal       -  1,908 p. 
        799 National   - 11,894 p. 

Father: Petit Colonel, super breeder, brother of Beckham, out of the pair Blauwe Bliksem x Jewel.
Mother: Shakira, half-sister of Lola, 1st Argenton national '09 but also of Gamin, 1st Argenton s-nat 2008. She was bred from the pair Clyde x Willemien.

The 2013 season

The results won in 2013 are really fantastic with no less than 84 single victories (178 with duplications) from Momignies to Barcelona. If you want to know more about the prize percentage, we have 64,4 % for the old birds & the yearlings in sprint and 60,2 % for the old birds & the yearlings in the middle distance and the long distance races. About the victories, they won 11 provincial victories, 13 interprovincial victories & 38 x top 100 national.
 

Interprovincial victories

1st La Souterraine prov  1,508 yearlings
1st Châteauroux    prov    932 yearlings
1st Argenton       prov  1,173 youngsters
1st Nevers         prov    791 youngsters

Results from 2013

18/05 Orléans Iprov (365 km) – 503 old birds: 6, 8, 13, 18, 19, 48, 59 (7/14)
18/05 Nevers Iprov (435 km) – 4,335 old birds: 40, 86, 208, 556, 565, ... (10/16)
25/05 Pithiviers Iprov (335 km) – 312 old birds: 1, 5, 6, 16, 28, 39, ... (9/12)
25/05 Bourges Iprov (440 km) – 3,038 old birds: 4, 67, 71, 152, 181, 212, 296, ... (16/21)
01/06 Limoges prov (605 km) - 1,807 old birds: 35, 89, 90, 148, 189, ... (8/11)
01/06 Châteauroux prov (491 km) – 2,378 old birds: 14, 41, 42, 51, 106, 190, ... (10/18)
08/06 Poitiers Iprov (495 km) – 1,282 old birds: 17, 54, 115, ... (3/4)
08/06 Montélimar Nat (665 km) – 5,952 old birds: 33, 45, 49, 71, 795 (5/6)
22/06 Guéret prov (565 km) – 1,359 old birds: 8, 22, 27, 69, 70, 79, 109, 112, ... (9/14) 
30/06 Argenton Iprov (518 km) – 3,040 old birds: 2, 5, 11, 57, 74, 75, 183 (7/8) 
      Argenton Iprov  - 3,056 yearlings: 16, 31, 60, 75, 120, 135, 136, 224, ... (11/23)
30/06 Orange Iprov (740 km) – 1,499 old birds: 55, 56, 59, 125 (4/5)
06/07 La Souterraine Iprov (555 km) – 1,508 yearlings: 1, 6, 14, 26, 135, 388 (6/12) 
      La Souterraine Iprov - 1,571 old birds: 11, 25, 44, 46, 53, 139, ... (12/18)
13/07 Nevers Prov (435 km) – 548 old birds: 2, 29, 49 (3/6)
20/07 Bourges Iprov (440 km) – 402 yearlings: 4, 20, 24, 38, 39, 44, 47, ... (10/16)
28/07 Bourges Iprov (440 km) - 2,040 yearlings: 9, 20, 36, 50, 124, 173, ... (8/12) 
      Bourges Iprov - 1,499 youngsters: 7, 44, 62, 163 (4/4)
03/08 Châteauroux Prov (491 km) – 733 old birds: 10, 14, 41, 48, ... (8/13) 
      Châteauroux Iprov – 932 yls: 1, 17, 30, 31, ... (6/7)
10/08 Argenton Prov (518 km) – 1,173 youngsters: 1, 7, 16, 64, ... (8/11) 
17/08 Issoudun Iprov (440 km) – 1,015 youngsters: 2, 3, 61, 81, ... (8/20) 
      Issoudun Iprov - 1,234 old birds: 11, 32 (2/3)
31/08 Nevers prov (435km) – 791 youngsters: 1, 11, 46, 66, 81, 85, ... (12/32)
07/09 Guéret Iprov (565km) - 619 old birds: 2, 7, 10, 19, 27, 44, ... (9/19) 
      Guéret Iprov - 670 youngsters: 5, 24, 32, 33, 34, 55, 68, ...(11/23)

Roger, David, Patrick, congratulations on all these years at the top. We already wish you a superb season for 2014 and, who knows, the biggest prize at the end!

Kommentare

Félicitation pour vos superbes saisons qui sont de plus en plus présente.Cette saison sera encore une toute belle
Bravo et bon vol pour 2014