Benny Steveninck continues to dominate the competition in 2016, mainly in the longer middle distance and the light long distance in Belgium. The wizard from Hamme has been winning provincial and national top prizes with ease, and his renowned Chipo pigeon family is particularly tough to beat both at home and abroad. In fact, fanciers from across the globe have achieved brilliant results with the outstanding Steveninck pigeons, which are hard workers with excellent breeding qualities.
First prizes and national top results
His impressive collection of prize winners has proven to have excellent breeding qualities as well. Most pigeons begin their career as successful racing birds winning 1st prizes and even ace pigeon titles, before turning into a stock breeder for their loft. Benny Steveninck's breeding loft is home to quite a collection of outstanding pigeons, which makes this breed so tough to beat. He has never sold any of his proven racing birds; instead they go from the racing loft straight to the breeding loft, where they serve to further improve and refine this breed. The story began with stock breeder Chipo, his sons Chihaut 98, 99 and 100, the Crack, and their relatives Gueret, Sun, Fantasia, Raymond, Silke, Tibo, and many others. Each of these pigeons are highly renowned breeders and former champions.
They were at the basis of an excellent 2016 season, with a prize percentage of over 60% in the national races, as well as two provincial first prizes, and several top prizes at provincial, zonal and national level. We made a brief overview:
-2 x 1st provincial:
1st Prov. Argenton 4,071 p. 1st Prov. La Souterraine 1,381 p.
The team of Steveninck was very close to a national first prize in the race from Argenton on 25th of June but they eventually had to settle for second place against 18,363 yearlings. Despite failing to win a national victory this season they did manage to win 31 first prizes by the end of August.
A pigeon breed based on winners, cracks and ace pigeons
The provincial and national titles and ace pigeon titles have not been announced yet but it goes without saying that Benny Steveninck will be winning quite a number of titles again this season. Benny's racing bird Pepchi has already won a national ace pigeon title KBDB this season. This top class racing bird was one of the stars of the season, along with Yue Ping, Chen and Lucky 14. Let's take a closer look at these four renowned racing birds:
1st Best old bird of Belgium over 6 National Races longer middle distance 2016 - PIPA ranking 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon longer middle distance old birds KBDB 2016 1st Souppes 517 p. 1st Souppes 240 p. 1st Prov Montluçon 3,700 p. 7th Nat Montluçon 16,982 p. 5th Prov Tours 5,677 p. 16th Nat Tours 24,097 p. 10th Zone B1 Argenton 2,478 p. 25th Nat Argenton 9,228 p. 4th Prov Bourges 1,204 p.
1st Prov Argenton 4,978 p. 2nd Nat Argenton 18,390 p. 8th Prov Montluçon 2,350 p. 25th Nat Montluçon 10,753 p. 11th Prov Chateauroux 2,934 p. (21 May) 86th Zone B1 Chateauroux 8,663 p. (10 June)
-Lucky 14 BE12-4048014
1st Vierzon 562 p. 1st Angerville 418 p. 3rd Prov Montluçon 2,172 p. ’15 36th Nat Montluçon 11,056 p. ’15 50th Nat Argenton II 3,110 p. ’16 4th Zone B1 Chateauroux 3,571 p. ’15 63rd Nat Chateauroux 18,604 p. ’15 2nd Prov Argenton II 404 p. ’14 94th Nat Argenton II 3,671 p. ’14 11th Prov Bourges I 4,032 p. ’16 117th Nat Bourges I 19,736 p. ’16 7th Zone B1 Montluçon 2,162 p. ’14 110th Nat Montluçon 14,230 p. ’14 14th Prov Bourges I 3,316 p. ’15 25th Prov Argenton I 1,608 p. ’14 34th Prov Bourges I 3,811 p. ’14 35th Prov Bourges I 2,635 p. ’13 46th Zone B1 Chateauroux III 1,008 p. ’15 46th Prov Bourges II 1,204 p. ’16 59th Zone B1 Chateauroux II 1,971 p. ’16 72nd Zone B1 Poitiers 2,688 p. ’13 77th Zone B1 La Souterraine 1,723 p. ’13 Etc…
This is a highly talented pigeon and the ultimate modern-day Steveninck pigeon. He is a direct son of top class pigeon Chihaut 98, a son of stock breeder Chipo.
Click here for the pedigree of Lucky 14
-Yue Ping BE13-4096874
1st Angerville 383 p. 2nd Prov Bourges I 3,316 p. ’15 30th Prov La Souterraine I 1,381 p. ’16 31st Nat Gueret II 11,894 p. ’13 31st Nat Argenton 9,228 p. ’16 41st Nat Montluçon 9,462 p. ’16 48th Zone B1 Chateauroux 1,971 p. ’16 65th Zone B1 Bourges 4,397 p. ’14 71st Nat Jarnac 3,869 p. ’15 201st Prov Bourges I 4,032 p. ’16
He is a half brother of Gueret (the same sire).
Click here for the pedigree of Yue Ping
These are all phenomenal racing birds with which Benny and his wife Karin have achieved national success on a weekly basis. The Chipo bloodline continues to excel and to win top prizes in various competitions. Benny clearly knows what it takes to breed prize winners every single season, especially thanks to the Chipo bloodline. He can rely on a pigeon collection that will enable him to excel for years to come.