His son Pepijn- his daughter Anne Linde - Bert and his dog Binky.
Bert Berends, a quiet man, has impressed the world of pigeon racing once again. He has had a great season so far with some teletext notifications and some excellent results, but last weekend’s victory is the crowning glory for him as he has won the most important one day middle distance race of the season, the national Orléans Saran sector 4. A convoy of 11,670 pigeons headed to the north of Belgium and it was one of Bert Berends’ pigeons who won the race.
Results from Orleans Section 4 against 11,670p: 1-13-19-etc 10/8 Northern union against 6,453p: 1-2-5-etc 10/8 Province 10 NPO 6,611p: 1-16-22-etc 10/7 Province 10 NPO NOORD 3,497p: 1-2-5-etc 10/8
This is a top result for Bert Berends, who races with widowers only. He knows the game and he has had some fine results this season:
Troyes NPO NOORD 4482p: 1st Breuil Le Vert 5,424p: 3-4-15-55-etc
This last result has a striking resemblance to the race from Orléans: Bert could not believe his eyes when he saw that his first, second and third pigeon from Orleans were exactly the same pigeons as his first three pigeons from Breuil le Vert. Two of these pigeons also had a teletext notation, in the exact same order.
The first pigeon was once again the 11-002. This one year old cock has showed his talent in previous races including Breuil le Vert.
Orleans NAT 1/11,670 Breuil le V. NPO 3/ 4957 Zutphen 21/ 8396 Ravenstein 79/15.183
The second pigeon (11-075) is worth mention as well, with 2 teletext notations and a nice list of achievements:
Orleans NPO 2/ 3497 Breuil le V NPO 4/ 4957 Arras 11/ 1194 Pigeons 21/ 3716 + 2nd provincial ace pigeon youngsters 2011
The third pigeon is a talented one year old cock as well, the 11-021. He is always at the front of the pack:
Orleans NPO 5/ 3497 Breuil Le V NPO 13/ 4957
As some of you might know these pigeons stem from the royal lines of
Anne Linde = first National ace pigeon youngsters 2007
Leontien = second national ace pigeon midle distance 2004
and top breeders such as De Jan and Precious lady.
We give you a brief overview of the breeding qualities of these pigeons:
Brother Anne Linde 08-787 is (grand)father of:
1st Prov. ace pigeon '11 2nd Prov. ace pigeon youngsters '11 1st NAT Orleans 11,670 pigeons 1st NPO Breuil le Vert 5039 pigeons 2nd NPO Orleans 3497 pigeons 2nd NPO Breuil le Vert 5039 pigeons 3rd NPO Breuil le Vert 4957 pigeons 4th NPO Breuil le Vert 4957 pigeons 4th NPO Rekkem 10,666 pigeons 7th NPO Breuil le Vert 5039 pigeons 9th NPO Geel 14,744 pigeons
The sisters of Leontien (05-058 + 04-270) are (grand)mother of:
1st prov Gennep 15.497 pigeons 1st NAT Orleans 11.670 pigeons 1st NPO Breuil le Vert 5039 pigeons 1st NPO Pithiviers 3659 pigeons 1st Sezanne 954 pigeons 1st Boxtel 799 pigeons 2nd prov Gennep 15,497 pigeons 2nd NPO Pithiviers 7906 pigeons 2nd NPO Sens 5656 pigeons 2nd prov St.Truiden 5212 pigeons 2nd NPO Breuil le Vert 5039 pigeons 2nd prov Rekkem 7292 pigeons 2nd NPO Duffel 3546 pigeons 2nd NPO Orleans 3497 pigeons 3rd prov Menen 12,246 pigeons 3rd NPO Breuil le Vert 4957 pigeons 3rd NPO Sens 3807 pigeons 4th Prov Zutphen 8543 pigeons 4th NPO Breuil le Vert 4957 pigeons 4th NPO Rekkem 10.666 pigeons 7th NPO Breuil le Vert 5039 pigeons 9th NPO Geel 14.744 pigeons 17th NPO La Ferte 11.470 pigeons 1st Provincial ace pigeon '11 5th national ace pigeon one-day middle distance '09
Precious Lady is mother of:
1st prov Beek 22,610 pigeons 1st prov Pommeroeul 10,389 pigeons 1st NPO Ablis 10,030 pigeons 1st NPO Troyes 4482 pigeons 1st prov Maaseik 2450 pigeons 1st Gennep 943 pigeons 1st Lommel 900 pigeons 1st Zutphen 847 pigeons 1st Sourdun 789 pigeons 1st Morlincourt 676 pigeons 1st St.Gishlain 569 pigeons 1st Boxtel 167 pigeons 1st Boxtel 161 pigeons 1st Chimay 115 pigeons
These champions are top of their league and this team of pigeons is actually quite young, with three very successful yearlings. So this family of pigeons has a bright future ahead. Once a champion, always a champion! That is the least we can say about Bert.
Bert, congratulations on your victory, enjoy it!