4 top breeders: De Saer & Devos
British top player Anthony Fowler introduced new breeders from Belgium into his lofts, and they enabled his team to reach new heights. Four exceptional breeding birds will be sold in auction: three direct Rudi De Saer birds and a direct Devos. One of them is the (grand)father of 6 first prize winners and a half brother of De Saer's 1st Nat. winner New Jens. The second De Saer pigeon is a highly renowned breeder as well, and another half brother of New Jens. We are also selling Black Arrow; this top breeder is a son of national winner Antonio and a half brother of New Jens Junior (5th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB). The fourth pigeon sold in auction is a daughter of 1st Int. and 2nd Nat. winner Zidane of Devos. This hen is the (grand)mother of a 1st-2nd-2nd-2nd-3rd-3rd-3e-3rd prize.
We are selling a round of young birds from the best breeders of Bart Geerinckx, from one of Belgium's most famous pigeon lofts. The noble Geerinckx breed was crafted by his father Luc, and his son Bart has pushed Luc's pigeon family to new heights. No other pigeon loft has been quite as popular as that of Bart Geerinckx these days; almost every fancier is familiar with the bloodlines of Wittekop Sylvester, Willyke and Gladiator. This breed is home to many national champions, national winners, national championship winners, as well as national ace pigeons and Olympiad pigeons. And that pretty much sums up the Geerinckx racing bird.
Racing bird Aladin (a son of Kleine Dirk) has been one of the stars of this team, and the descendants of Louis (a direct Koopman) and Ché (Eijerkamp) have won quite a few top results as well. Marijke is now selling a fantastic group of pigeons, including some of the birds that had previously been sold to Mike Cooney, who passed away too soon. They are now offered for sale on PIPA a second time*.
* Press release Mike Cooney: https://www.pipa.be/en/newsandarticles/news/mike-cooney-passed-away-announcement-regarding-purchased-pigeons
8 pigeons with extraordinary pedigrees for a good cause
Since a few years Belgium has had an annual charity event just before Christmas called Music For Life. In the wake of this auction PIPA and Ilse & Gaby Vandenabeele launched their own initiative Pigeons For Life. This is an auction with no more than eight pigeons with extraordinary pedigrees, offered for sale by world renowned fanciers, and bred from their national ace pigeons and their best breeders. This is an excellent opportunity for pigeon fanciers across the globe to show that we have a big heart, since all revenue will be donated to a good cause.