The wonder pair Arturo x Tila
As fanciers you sometimes have the feeling you struck gold. On July 7th 2019, this was the case for André and Bert on the race from Lorris (597km). The brothers say the following on the matter “It was a tough NPO race on which the fastest pigeons reached 1150 m/min; it was no easy race but the battle was fair. We managed a strong series with 7 pigeons in the Top 14 National Sector 4 against 6,086 pigeons…our first two pigeons (Aura and Nancy) and also the winners of 13th and 14th National (Haley and Fabio) were all bred from Arturo x Tila…and all those pigeons were no one day flies and have achieved top results in large competitions on multiple occasions! That was the confirmation that this couple is worth their weight in gold.”
On the season’s finale with the youngsters in 2019, the NPO race from Chalons across 433km, the brothers Gebr. Leideman won the 1st NPO against 3,892 pigeons with a great grandchild of Arturo x Tila…powerful genes that carry through many generations; the reason to give this couple a prominent place on the breeding lofts…and now in ’20, ’21 and ’22 this decision has ensured beautiful results on their own loft and formidable references on other top lofts!
André and Bert Leideman house a golden couple with Arturo x Tila. Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of this star couple are renowned world-wide and have gathered a.o. the following top results:
2nd Nat. S4 Chateauroux 731 km 3,647 p. (Fabio)
1st Club / 3e Nat. S4 Lorris 597 km 6,086 p. (Aura)
1st Prov. Weert 163 km 6,850 p.
4th NPO Sens 545 km 4,672 p.
8th Nat. S4 Lorris 597 km 6,086 p. (Nancy)
13th Nat. S4 Lorris 597 km 6,086 p. (Haley)
14th Nat. S4 Lorris 597 km 6,086 p. (Fabio)
18th Prov. Isnes 8,525 p. (Nancy)
Grandparents of winners
1st Nat. S2 Vierzon 567 km 7,956 p. (at G. & S. Verkerk)
1st NPO Argenton 568 km 3,127 p. (at Gijs Baan)
1st I.prov. Sittard 18,592 p. (at Foppe VD Meer)
1st Prov. Kalkar 13,922 p. (at Broos Family)
1st Prov. Fontenay 6,455 p. (at Gebr. Scheele)
3x 1st Prov. winner 2,580 – 1,625 – 1,384 p. (at Wolfgang Roeper)
1st-2nd-2nd-2nd-3rd-4th-7th-7th-8th-10th gemm. 1,300 p. (at Wolfgang Roeper)
1st Sittard 986 p. (at Gebr. Leideman)
1st Prize 460 km 620 p. (at H. & S. Harms)
3rd Prov. Zutphen 11,824 p. (at Foppe VD Meer)
5th Prov. Melun 5,644 p. (at Ruud Bakker)
8th NL Yearling PIPA Ranking 2019 (at Broos Family)
Grand grandparents of winners
1st Olympiad pigeon NL Cat. Youngsters (at Broos Family)
1e NPO Chalons En Champagne 3,892 p. (at Gebr. Leideman)
Several highlights of the past weeks
That this combination has already achieved magnificent results this season can be read in the article "Gebr. Leideman (Collendoorn, NL) impress on Arlon with a sensational series“. Additionally, their racing of the past weeks has been of an exceptional level, exemplified by several results below.
: 3rd fastest against 13,141 p.)
The first prize winner (NL21-1509689) is a son of Arturo x Tila. Last year he won 1st against 570 p. as a youngster.
Video winner NL21-1509689
The second prize winner was a grandson of both Silverdream and Antar. He is a full brother of the hen that won 1st Arlon on une 4th against 11,184 pigeons. The third prize winner is a granddaughter of Crack19, the father of Arturo.
11th June: Sens 546 km 4,672 p.: 1-2-4-7-9-26-67-78-89-99-etc. (33/53)
: 2nd fastest against 10,425 p.)
The 4th prize is won by another daughter of the couple Arturo x Tila. The 1st and 2nd prize winners are brother and sister.
The 1st prize was won by a granddaughter of both Silverdream and Antar.
A super breeding loft is the foundation to their success
André and Bert have been searching for super pigeons for a long time. Now, when talking about their breeding loft we can state that it is simply unmatched. The results, like the ones mentioned above, are the rock-hard evidence. Besides their own successes André and Bert also very pleased with the results on other top lofts with their pigeons, including G&S Verkerk, RC Bakker, Maarten Huijsmans, Gebr. Scheele T&J Elzinga and many others.