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Chinese pigeon collector Kaier pays 400,000 EURO to buy the most expensive hen ever from Willy Daniëls (Kessel, BE)

Yet another new record was set in pigeon racing in China on 16th of August. That Wednesday the brand new 1st National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance Yearlings of Willy Daniëls was sold in auction. The man to win the bet was Kaier, a Chinese collector of highly exclusive pigeons who was willing to pay an astounding 400,000 EUR for this hen.

Kaier giving a speech during his Charity One Loft Race, which raises money for a good cause

Collector's items and ace pigeons

Xing Wei, which most fanciers know as Kaier, is a passionate collector of the world's best and most exclusive pigeons. Among his most notable purchases in the past are Ike (Chris Hebberect), Warrior (Team De Jaeger) and Norma (Verreckt-Ariën). He also got interested in obtaining Willy Daniëls's one year old hen Selin, especially after she won yet another top result in her early career on 14th of August from Châteauroux, which resulted in a title of 1st National Ace Pigeon KBDB Longer Middle Distance Yearlings. He got even more interested when he learned that she was quite successful as a young bird, and that she is a full sister of Sara, 1st National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance Yearlings in 2016. This is quite unique: never before have two pigeons from the same parents won a national ace pigeon title. Needless to say, Kaier was determined to add Selin to his already exclusive collection of pigeons. Click here for Selin's pedigree.

Nadine, formerly known as Selin, wins the title of 1st National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance Yearlings 2017

Kaier's impressive pigeon lofts in Tangshan

Willy organises auction at home

When the news spread about Selin's title of 1st National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance Yearlings, several potential buyers came by in Kessel. Willy then decided to sell the pigeon in auction on Wednesday 16th of August at his home. It was a prestigious betting round with many fanciers offering a lot of money for the national ace pigeon. In the end, it was China's biggest pigeon collector Kaier who won the bet, paying 400,000 EURO for the pigeon.

Willy Daniëls and a proud Kaier showing his latest addition