This cannot be due to his pigeon breed alone, since many other fanciers are using the same type of pigeons and they are not nearly as successful. It appears Hans-Paul has exactly the right pigeons he needs, and he is always looking for new ways to improve his breed. This is the only possible explanation for the exceptional level of quality in his breeding loft.
Hans-Paul Eβer will never rest on his laurels. Some fanciers think that they will be successful for many years once they have found a successful approach. They hope to have many great seasons based on a single generation of great breeders. That might work for a few years but what then? These fanciers are likely to see a sudden performance drop. This is not the case for Hans-Paul Eβer, simply because he never stops looking for better pigeons. Over the years he has also developed an eye for top quality, which is basically the secret behind his success story as a fancier.
Genuinely passionate about pigeon racing
Hans-Paul Eßer is a truly passionate pigeon fancier, who always wanted to make it to the top. He sold his software company to be able to spend more time in his loft looking after his pigeons. He bought a piece of land in Düsseldorf and he started racing young birds there in 2010, about five years ago. Fanciers that do not know Hans-Paul Eßer should know that he had already been a very successful player before then, with a number of important championship titles on his palmares. This means he already had a collection of great pigeons, which allowed him to create excellent new generations of racing birds. He knows how to get the most out of his pigeons and he has been performing really well, which is not a surprise given the level of quality in his pigeon loft. We take a closer look at the pedigrees of the ten pigeons sold in auction.
Some of his most spectacular results of 2015
24.04.2015 Gelnhausen (197 km) 862 p.: 1,2.3,6,6,8,8,10,11,13,14,15,16,16,18,18 etc. (109/81) 09.05.2015 Wiesentheid (293 km) 831 p.: 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12 etc. (104/60) 16.05.2015 Höchstadt (327 km) 805 p.: 1,4,7,8,8,11,13,16,17,18 etc. (101/86) 30.05.2015 Höchstadt (327 km) 728 p.: 1,2,4,8,10,12,13,18,19 etc. (95/36) 06.06.2015 Höchstadt (327 km) 691 p.: 1,2,3,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,14,16 etc. (94/60) 28.06.2015 Neumarkt (387 km) 539 p.: 1,2,4,6,7,9,11,13 etc. (77/40) 18.07.2015 Wertheim (245 km) 527 p.: 1,2,3,4,5,9,10,12,13,14,15 etc. (73/42) 12.09.2015 Höchstadt (327 km) 308 p.: 1,3,8,9,10,17,18 etc. (28/15)
Among the very best
The Super 90
We talked about this Super 90 for the first time in 2012, and this is what we had to say about this pigeon: "The Super 90, 05369-11-90 is an exceptional racing bird that seems to win nothing but top prizes. He won a first prize against 1,529 p. and he was the fastest of 12,241 pigeons. He also won a 1st against 1,159 pigeons while finishing in 6th place in the region against 7,004 pigeons. His palmares includes several more top results, including a fifth place. Last but not least he also won a 14th national against 12,273 p., which is quite impressive for a one year old. We take a look at his pedigree: his sire is a son of stock breeder 651 (05369-09-312) paired to a top class breeding hen of Rudi Heinen, the 02930-02-659. The dam of Super 90 is Golden hen 05369-07-514, the second best one year old hen in RV Nievenheim in 2008. Interestingly enough, this 514 is also the dam of SA 08-0053479, winner of a race from Parsberg in the region against 6,559 p. with a five minute lead. The 514 Golden Hen originates from Son 36, 02098-06-304, of G. Prange. This 304 was paired to Daughter 65, 0672-06-1045, of Rudi Heinen. The 304 and the 1045 were a top class breeding pair.
Another top pigeon in this collection is Linda 0498-10-1068 of Markus Neeb. Linda won two first prizes in the region in 2011, against 12,231 pigeons and 3,004 pigeons respectively; an impressive feat.
Super 90 and Linda are sometimes paired together, and two of their young birds will be offered for sale as well.
Rudette, B 12-3088210
This is an original Gaby Vandenabeele and a daughter of Rudy. Rudy is currently playing a crucial role in Vandenabeele’s collection. The descendants of Rudy have turned out to be exceptionally talented, which means they will be very expensive as well.
Rudy B 06-3008003, a direct son of Bliksem, has been in Gaby Vandenabeele’s collection for several years. He won an 18th from Argenton against 2,401 p., a 19th Bourges against 1,279 p., a 28th from Argenton against 5,134 p. and a 76th from Tours against 2,791 p. He was then moved to the breeding loft, where he quickly became a truly outstanding breeder, following in the footsteps of his sire Bliksem. His best sons include Super Romeo B 12-3088052, 1st national Ace Pigeon long distance yearlings KBDB 2014 and New Bliksem, a national winner from Tulle.
Hans-Paul has one daughter of Rudy in his collection, and he has actually raced her as well. How many fanciers can say that they have a youngster of Rudy in their racing team? Her name is Rudette, and she won the title of 5th Ace Hen in the RV with 10 prizes, winning 843.46 ace points. Rudette was paired to the 0672-05-967 of Rudi Heinen, and two of their youngsters will also be sold in auction.
South African Queen, SA 11-59701
This is another of Hans-Paul’s most prominent pigeons. She is a blue coloured hen with a proven record. She was sent to the Budapest Olympiad, where she represented Germany in the sports class category B (300-600km) with 23.697 points. In addition, she was the fastest of 12,013 pigeons, and she won a first prize against 936 p., 840 p. and 713 p., a 2nd prize against 758 p. and a 3rd prize against 1,112 p., and her palmares includes many more top prizes. South African Queen was paired to 05369-13-0690, a full brother of Super 90, which makes for a truly exceptional breeding pair indeed. The main goal of Hans-Paul has always been to breed pigeons from nothing but great racing birds, top class bloodlines, first prize winners and ace pigeons! He has done it again with this pairing.
It is worth noting that a son of South African Queen, the SA 14-31364, has won a first prize against 691 pigeons, while being the fastest of 9,030 pigeons in that same race.
Many fanciers will be excited about the two young birds that will be included in this auction.
The perfect pair: SA King jun. and Powergirl
SA King jun. (SA 10-53441) and Powergirl (05369-10-0478) have been a great combination both in the racing loft and the breeding loft. SA King jun. won 13 prizes in 2011, and he was the best one year old and the best cock in RV Nievenheim. In 2012 he was second best cock in Regionalverband 413, while finishing in 4th place in the regional ace pigeon championship in 2013. In addition, he is also the sire of South African Queen.
Powergirl is the breeding partner of SA King jun. She is a great hen and she was a top class racing bird. She won 12 prizes and 952.15 ace points in 2012, and she was the third best hen in Regionalverband 413. You can read all about her in the pedigrees of the pigeons sold in auction, since one of their young birds will also be offered for sale.
South African King and a sister of Super 90
South African King, SA 09-0054708, was a super class racing cock and he is now an equally talented breeder. He was 5th best young bird in the RV in 2009, and he won 13 prizes one year later, while also winning the title of best one year old and second best cock in the RV. He bred SA King jun SA 10-53441 already as a one year old, showing his potential as a breeder. He was paired to a sister of Super 90, the 05369-13-3267. This is obviously a top class pairing.
One of their young birds will be included in this auction!
We have introduced you to eight of the ten pigeons that will be sold in auction. Make no mistake, the last two pigeons deserve their place in this top class collection just as much as the others. Take your time to browse the pedigrees and the list of achievements of each of these pigeons, and you will agree that this is a group of super class pigeons!