The Geert Munnik breed is an internationally regarded pigeon family; such names as Johnny Boy, Franske, De Sprinter, Amico, Golden Girl, Power Girl, and Wonder Lady are household names in pigeon racing with many years of overwhelming results to their name. The highlight came in late 2011, with a PIPA auction that drew the attention of fanciers from across the globe. Geert kept a group of 2011-born youngsters from these iconic breeders for himself to prepare for the future. And the future is here today!
Many fanciers had been keeping an eye on this loft after his promising results in 2015 and 2016. They know a fancier with such a talented breed can deliver an impressive performance any day, including for instance the the following top results:
1st Province St. Quentin 6,798 p. 2015 4x 1st championships rayon 3 Prov. 10 in 2015 3x 1st pigeon champion rayon 3 Prov. 10 in 2015 3rd NL & 5th Int. Olympiad yearling Brussels 2017 3rd best sprint pigeon NL 5 pr PIPA Ranking 2016 6th best sprint/middle distance pigeon NL 10 pr PIPA Ranking 2016 2x 1st Championships Prov. 10 in 2016 10x 1st Championships rayon 3 Prov. 10 in 2016
A fancier's past results are no guarantee for future success, but we are confident that Geert is set to win at least a few championship prizes this season. Geert's breeding loft is home to three highly exclusive breeding pairs that have proven to be particularly important to this team:
Golden Amico x Angel
Amico and Angel are the parents of NL15-4761353 Olympic Johnny, a new star in the lofts of Geert Munnik. He had a great 2016 season as a yearling:
3rd NL & 5th Int. Olympiad Yearlings Brussels 2017 3rd best sprint pigeon NL 5 pr PIPA Ranking 2016 6th best sprint/middle distance pigeon NL 10 pr PIPA Ranking 2016 1st prov. 10 Tilburg 11,134 p. 2016 1st prov. ace pigeon super sprint 2016 Winner of 5 first prizes as a yearling
After winning his Olympiad title Olympic Johnny got a spot in the breeding team right away; his nest brother Rocco meanwhile has easily followed in his footsteps: he won 2 first prizes as a yearling (and a 3rd of 11,105 pigeons), and he went on to win 5 top prizes in 5 provincial races in 2017 so far:
16th Weert 231 km 11,474 p. 34th Heusden-Zolder 261 km 11,208 p. 71st Deurne 207 km 11,604 p. 107th Quievrain 378 km 10,539 p. 159th Duiven 148 km 10,735 p.
It makes Rocco the best sprint pigeon in province 5 so far, after 5 weekends of racing. Breeding bird Golden Amico has also bred super class pigeon Lucky Star, winner of 6 first prizes and the title of 2nd Prov. Ace Pigeon Sprint. His partner Angel is also the dam of Mercedes, 5th Nat. Ace Pigeon YBs The Netherlands TBOTB 2012.
NL11-1094556 Golden Amico is a world class breeder from Amico, a direct Ad Schaerlaeckens, which is also the sire of Olympic Gigi, 3rd NL & 9th Int. yearling Olympiad Poznan 2011. The dam is The Golden Girl, winner of 8 first prizes and one of Johnny Boy's best daughters ever. Click here to read more about Golden Amico's origins.
NL11-1094663 Angel is a daughter of the direct Koopman pigeon Micky, which bred three national ace pigeons: Speedy, Nicky and Sunshine. The dam of Angel is Power Girl, winner of an impressive 8 first prizes and a full sister of 5th Nat. Yearling TBOTB 2009 Levina. She is an invaluable granddaughter of Johnny Boy. Click here for Angel's pedigree.
Super Boy x Prinsess
The two pigeons Super Boy x Prinsess form a truly exceptional pairing. They have bred some highly talented pigeons, including:
- Jimmy Winner of 5 first prizes 1st Boxtel 2,221 p. 1st Hapert 1,285 p. 1st Feluy 1,127 p. Sire of Lucky Lady, 3x 1st prize and 1st Ace Pigeon MD rayon - Matador 1st prov. ace pigeon natour prov. 10 in 2015 of 18,019 p. - Sonia 1st pigeon champion super sprint rayon 2015 6th prov. ace pigeon super sprint prov. 10 in 2015 1st Duiven 1,600 p.
NL11-1094688 Super Boy is a direct son of top pair Johnny Boy x Franske, which makes him a full brother of Wonder Boy 08 (10th Nat. YBs TBOTB 2008 with a 3rd & 4th NPO), Blitz Boy (10th Nat. YBs TBOTB 2007), Davida (1st prov. & 5th Nat. ace pigeon middle distance 2009), Larissa (5x 1st) and super class breeders Wonder Lady and Call Girl. Click here for a detilaed look at Super Boy's pedigree.
NL11-1094901 Prinsess comes from a joint breeding of Geert Munnik and his colleague Franz Reverman. The sire comes from a Veenstra pairing of Mr. Blue X Yrza; the dam is Call Girl, bred from Johnny Boy x Franske. Click here for the pedigree of Prinsess.
Zalando x Lady Lé
The invaluable pair Zalando x Lady Lé has bred several outstanding pigeons, including:
- Topaz 1st against 2,003 p. 6th against 2,087 p. 5th against 11,615 p. 45th against 13,825 p. - Rozina 1st against 220 p. 2nd against 3,347 p. 33rd against 10,949 p. 43rd against 8,181 p.
Zalando is also the sire of new champion Dream Boy. He is now a breeding bird but he had a great result in the provincial race from St. Quentin in 2015. This is his palmares:
1st prov. St. Quentin 6,799 p. 3rd Niernies 3,554 p. 4th Heusden-Zolder 3,630 p. 6th Duiven 3,660 p. 1st best sprint/middle distance pigeon NL 10 pr PIPA Ranking 2016 2nd ace pigeon general short rayon 3 prov 10 in 2015 2nd ace pigeon super sprint rayon 3 prov 10 in 2015 2nd ace pigeon natour rayon 3 prov 10 in 2014 3rd ace pigeon general short rayon 3 prov 10 in 2014 4th ace pigeon general long rayon 3 prov 10 in 2014 4th ace pigeon general short rayon 3 prov 10 in 2016
NL11-2023441 Zalando is a full brother of the aforementioned Angel, and thus an uncle of Olympic Johnny and Lucky Star. He is bred from Mickey x Power Girl. Click here for Zalando's pedigree.
NL10-2063344 Lady Lé is a daughter of the number one stock pair Johnny Boy x Franske, and thus a full sister of Wonder Lady, Prince, Call Girl, Blitz Boy, Super Boy, etc.!
Lady Lé is also the dam of super class pigeons Tamaris (2x 1st prize), Rubi (1x 1st prize), and Top Star (1st against 1,869 p.). Click here for the pedigree of Lady Lé.
These three invaluable breeding pairs should give you an idea of Geert's strategy in creating the best possible foundation. "As I got more serious about keeping pigeons, I started lo look for birds that were capable of breeding multiple generations of champions", he explains. "Almost all of my pigeons are related to such legendary pigeons as Koopman's Golden Lady or Orleansdoffertje of Schaerlaeckens, which have brought great success for many fanciers. My own Johnny Boy proved to be a pigeon with invaluable breeding potential as well. Combining the descendants of such iconic pigeons and keeping only the best of them will get you a long way towards achieving great results."Click here for the most important championships of 2016
Provincial championships Geert Munnik 2001-2016
In Province 10 - 1,900 members
1st not nominated middle distance champion 2001 1st emperor general champion Prov. 10 in 2002 1st not nominated general champion 2002 1st not nominated middle distance champion 2002 1st not nominated young birds champion 2004 1st nominated middle distance champion 2006 1st not nominated young birds champion 2006 1st not nominated natour champion 2006 1st emperor general champion Prov. 10 in 2007 1st not nominated general champion 2007 1st not nominated young birds champion 2007 1st not nominated natour champion 2007 1st not nominated general champion 2008 1st not nominated middle distance champion 2008 1st not nominated natour champion 2008 1st Emperor General Champion 2009 1st ace pigeon natoer champion 2009 1st ace pigeon middle distance champion 2009 1st nominated natoer champion 2009 1st not nominated general champion 2009 1st not nominated middle distance champion 2009 1st not nominated sprint champion 2009 1st nominated general olds 2010 1st nominated sprint champion 2010 1st not nominated sprint champion 2010 1st not nominated general olds 2011 1st General short nominated 2012 1st nominated one day long distance champion 2012 1st ace pigeon sprint champion 2012 1st not nominated sprint champion 2012 1st not nominated super sprint champion 2015 1st ace pigeon natoer champion 2015 1st general short not nominated 2016 1st nominated middle distance champion 2016 1st Super sprint pigeon champion 2016 2nd not nominated sprint champion 2001 2nd not nominated sprint champion 2002 2nd not nominated natour champion 2005 2nd not nominated general champion 2006 2nd not nominated middle distance champion 2010 2nd not nominated general champion 2010 2nd not nominated general long YBs & olds 2012 2nd not nominated one day long distance champion 2012 3rd not nominated general champion 2002 3rd not nominated young birds champion 2002 3rd not nominated natour champion 2004 3rd not nominated sprint champion 2011 3rd not nominated middle distance champion 2013 3rd not nominated general short young & old in 2013 3rd nominated super sprint champion 2015 3rd not nominated sprint champion 2016 3rd not nominated super sprint 2016 3rd super sprint pigeon champion 2016 3rd nominated general short 2016