Bendner Jr., an exceptional breeder
Edwin Hoogland's breeding bird Bendner Jr. has developed into a nationally renowned pigeon. He was bred from Bendner, the stock breeder of Henk Scheffel from Elburg. We have discussed his achievements as a racing bird in a previous article, but this time we will focus on his career in the breeding loft. His direct youngsters have won an impressive 12 top 10 prizes NPO; here is a look at their impressive list of achievements:
1st NPO Peronne against 4,974 pigeons with NL12-1276162 2nd NPO Menen against 4,626 pigeons with NL12-1276162 3rd NPO Salbris against 5,641 pigeons with NL12-1276105 3rd NPO Chateaudun against 6,293 pigeons with NL14-1643622 3rd NPO Melun against 3,701 pigeons with NL14-1643622 4th NPO Morlincourt against 9,279 pigeons with NL12-1276162 7th NPO Nanteuil against 3,332 pigeons with NL12-1276162 7th NPO Peronne against 6,870 pigeons with NL12-1276105 8th NPO Peronne against 6,870 pigeons with NL12-1276144 8th NPO Morlincourt against 9,279 pigeons with NL12-1276161 8th NPO Nanteuil against 6,619 pigeons with NL12-1276105 9th NPO Nanteuil against 6,619 pigeons with NL12-1276143
Bendner Jr. is a direct son of stock breeder Bendner of Henk Schefel (Eiburg, NL). His dam is Laura, which comes from the loft of Evert van der Horst Azn (Harderwijk, NL); she is closely related to the Schaerlaeckens pigeon breed. Click here for her impressive pedigree.
You can tell that Bendner Jr. is an excellent breeder not just by the achievements of his own youngsters but also by the impressive results of his descendants in later generations as well. The grandchildren of Bendner Jr. have in fact been quite successful over the years:
1st NPO Chateauroux against 2,777 pigeons 4th NPO Troyes against 4,122 pigeons 1st Duffel against 1,795 pigeons 1st Feluy against 1,315 pigeons 5th Laon against 1,248 pigeons 6th Duffel against 1,017 pigeons 9th Nanteuil against 773 pigeons 10th Hapert against 3,104 pigeons 14th Quievrain against 4,752 pigeons 17th Moeskroen against 2,266 pigeons
Lima, an exceptional breeding hen
One of the hens that Edwin likes to pair his Bendner Jr. to is Lima, and her pedigree explains why. She is a direct daughter of Limo of the Verbree Combination (Putten, NL). Limo is an exceptionally talented breeder, having bred for instance Marchino (NL08-1158499) and Anita (NL10-1326498). Marchino became the best cock in The Netherlands in the 2011 WHZB competition, and Anita became the country's best hen in the WHZB in the same season. The dam of Lima is Cora; she comes directly from the loft of Cor Leijtens (Oostelbeers, NL) and she is a daughter of the famous Lammert. Lammert became 1st Olympiad Pigeon Sprint for The Netherlands in South Africa, and he is in turn the sire of many talented pigeons. Click here for Lima's full pedigree.
The youngsters and grandchildren of the pairing of Bendner Jr. x Lima have achieved some great results. Take for instance the pigeon that won a 1st NPO Châteauroux of 2,777 pigeons for Wulf van der Laar (Elst, NL). This pigeon also won a 4th Troyes 4,122 pigeons, a 6th Dufel 1,017 pigeons, and a 14th Quiévrain 4,752 pigeons.
Edwin's breeding loft is also home to a promising son of Bendner Jr. x Lima, called NL13-1960809 Rio. This pigeon is now the sire and grandfather of quite a few well performing racing birds. They have won the following prizes:
7th NPO Nanteuil against 3,646 pigeons with NL15-1403172 27th NPO Châteauroux against 1,971 pigeons with NL14-1643639 27th NPO St.-Quentin against 5,827 pigeons with NL15-1403194 28th NPO Melun against 3,997 pigeons with NL15-1403194 10th Nanteuil against 958 pigeons with NL15-1403194 10th Breda against 3,906 pigeons with NL14-1643697
- Wulf van der Laar (Elst, NL): 1st NPO Châteauroux 2,777 pigeons, etc.
- Comb. Verbree (Putten, NL): the sire of Olympic Samanta is Conto of Edwin Hoogland.
- Henk Scheffel (Elburg, NL): a son of Bendner Jr x Rihanna has won the following prizes:
1st NPO Peronne 5,223 pigeons 2nd NPO Menen 4,626 pigeons 4th NPO Morlincourt 9,279 pigeons 7th NPO Nanteuil 3,332 pigeons 8th NPO Morlincourt 9,279 pigeons
Bendner Jr. is a pigeon with exceptional breeding value indeed, and his youngsters and grandchildren have been winning top results on a regular basis, not just in Edwin's loft but for many other fanciers as well. Bendner Jr. followed in the footsteps of his illustrious father Bendner, and it must be great to have such a talented breeder in your collection. We think Edwin will continue to achieve great results with this pigeon in the coming years.