Albert Derwa's super class breeder Paulien has passed

The outstanding breeding hen Paulien passed away last week in the lofts of Albert & Francine Derwa-Luxem from Herent. She was indeed a world class breeding pigeon, having bred numerous highly successful descendants, both in her home loft and for many other fanciers.

Racing and breeding star: Paulien, BE06-2090139

Paulien proved an invaluable breeding pigeon for Albert Derwa. She was initially a highly successful racing bird, that has won an impressive number of top results:

8th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB longer middle distance 2007
1st Seminat. Châteauroux
1st Prov. Gueret
2nd Prov. Blois
10th Seminat. Argenton

However, her achievements as a breeding pigeon were much more impressive. She became the dam of several great pigeons:

De Zoon, BE10-2007030

3rd Olympiad Pigeon Allround Nitra 2013
1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround Western European Countries Cup 2011

Primo, BE09-2027029

3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround Western European Countries Cup 2011

Priscilla, BE12-2080130

4th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB middle distance 2013
1st Pithiviers 822 p.
1st Pithiviers 185 p.
1st Blois 372 p.
1st Argenton zone B2 1,544 p.
1st Gueret zone B2 3,114 p.
2nd Argenton BU 938 p.
4th Argenton BU 2,213 p.
4th Blois BU 1,717 p.
4th Gueret National 15,007 p.
5th Argenton National 6,795 p.
16th Argenton National 22,463 p.

Pellina, BE07-2061097

8th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB middle distance 2008

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Grandmother of 1st Nat. Issoudun

Paulien is the grandmother of Invictus, which claimed a national first prize from Issoudun for Albert and Francine Derwa in 2013.

In other lofts

Koen Minderhoud, NL

In the loft of Koen Minderhoud Paulien became the grandmother of the phenomenal Geeloger, winner of no less than three first prizes NPO in a single season!

Premier Stud, UK

Paulien became the grandmother of an Olympiad Pigeon Young Birds Budapest 2015 in the loft of Premier Stud (UK).

Jos Thoné, BE

Paulien became the grandmother of Jos Thoné's Derwien BE11-5010133, winner of a 1st Prov. Vierzon against more than 3,000 old birds.

Matthias Coel, BE

Matthias Coel won the title of 1st prov. Ace Pigeon KBDB young birds 2012 with a granddaughter of Paulien.

Gerard Koopman, NL

The champion from Ermerveen won a 1st prize from Quiévrain against more than 2,000 pigeons in 2014 with a granddaughter of Paulien.


Albert and Francine Derwa are sad to say goodbye to what was probably the best breeding hen of recent years.