Much if not everything has been written about the achievements of Hok Jos Vercammen in recent years. As an all-round loft, they have been able to classify themselves for years among the very best of the Belgian pigeon sport. They also compete for the top prizes from the first race to the last ... and this with success. In order to perform at a top level in various disciplines for a whole season, Jos and Lars have a colony of class pigeons, built around the icon Elektro and its many successful descendants such as Samsung, Super Elektro, Elektro Jr. or Mustang. But Iron Man has also given the necessary boost to the performances in recent years, first as a top racer and now as a breeder. The latest exponents of the versatility of the Vercammen pigeons are star racers La Donna and Sugar. As mentioned before, the past season was also one to be framed. You can revisit the highlights of 2020 with the 2 links below:
In addition to the many highlights in our own country, as you can read above, in this report we will take a closer look at a number of special and recent references that have been achieved with descendants of the Vercammen pigeons abroad.
BE15-6287064 White Gold, Super breeder in Poland
Krzysztof Szkolny is a top fancier in Poland. His number one breeding pigeon is a snow white hen named, White Gold (BE15-6287064). She is a daughter of super breeder Elektro (BE08-6174630) x his own daughter Shakira (BE10-6052293). White Gold can rightly be called a golden breeding hen. Her children are excellent racing pigeons. The most remarkable child of White Gold is New Elektro (PL0355-17-4222). New Elektro has performed exceptionally. He flew early prizes from 130 to 550km and was listed among the national Ace pigeons for two years in a row. His finest achievements are:
New Elektro is a 100% Hok Jos Vercammen pigeon. The father of New Elektro is BE12-6196307, also a direct Hok Jos Vercammen. He is bred from Panter King (BE10-6052551) x Bambina (BE10-6052002). Bambina was a sensational young bird in the lofts in Vremde with a.o. 1e Dourdan (366km) against 5.688 pigeons and 1e Blois (462km) against 4.969 pigeons. In the pedigree of BE12-6196307 you find the base pigeons Barco and Beckham. As already mentioned, White Gold is the mother of New Elektro.
Remarkable detail: New Elektro sustained a serious injury in the 2020 season, which meant that he could only participate in a few races. Yet he had already won enough top results to be ranked 2nd Olympiad Pigeon Poland Short Distance 2020.
You can see below that New Elektro is certainly not the only topper from White Gold
PL0458-15-2800, 1e Olympiade Pigeon Poland (+500 km) 2019-2020
The blue hen PL0458-15-2800 of Michal Czech (Tarnobrzeg, Poland) was crowned the 1e Olympiade Pigeon Category C (+500km) of Poland for the seaons 2019 and 2020. She was the best pigeon of Poland on the races between 500 and 750km. This hen is a 50% Hok Jos Vercammen pigeon(via Marek Trzaska)! Both parents are 50% Hok Jos Vercammen pigeons. On the father's side of this super pigeon we find a full sister of Aladdin (BE09-6248081), 1e National Bourges (479km) 64.621 pigeons and a full brother of Jonge Panter (BE09-6248211), 2e National Bourges (479km) 64.621 pigeons. On the mother's side we see the phenom Elektro"(BE08-6176430) x child Barco (BE01-6387350). The results with which this hen was crowned 1st Olympiad Pigeon 500+ km are:
BE05-6234169 Favoriet, super breeder in China
One of the most famous and difficult One Loft Races in China is the Hui Neng Autumn Race in Xi'an, also known as the Wei Li One Loft Race. Every year thousands of pigeons compete for the title of 1st Ace Pigeon in this Wei Li One Loft Race. It is one of the most prestigious titles for pigeon fanciers in China. Mr. Wang Wei has done a great job. He has the 1e Ace Pigeon of the Wei Li One Loft Race in the year 2019 AND the year 2020. This achievement is even more unique as these two 1st Ace pigeons were bred from the same parents. These pigeons are both descendants of Favorite, an original Hok Jos Vercammen bird and a former super racer
The winner of 2020 was CHN2020-26-0558572. This dark checker cock was the 1e Ace Pigeon of the Wei Li One Loft Race 2020 (Xi'an, China). In addition, he also won 1st prize in the last race. The racing distance was 486km and there were still 3,336 pigeons that participated in this last race. The winner (CHN2020-26-0558572) is a 25% Hok Jos Vercammen pigeon and a descendant of Favorite and won a.o.:
The second superstar we show off is Wei Li Winner 2019 ( CHN2019-26-0319998). As mentioned above, he is a full brother of Wei Li Winner 2020. Wei Li Winner 2019 was the 1e Ace Pigeon of the Wei Li One Loft Race 2019 (Xi'an, China). He won 4e prize on the last race. The racing distance was 487km and there were 1.893 pigeons who made it to the last race. His performances were
The descandants of Favorite have been very successful in China at the One Loft Races. Mr. Wang Wei sent a brief overview of the performances of the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of Favorite:
- In the last races of Chinese One Loft Races, the descendants of Favorite have won the 1st, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th prize.
- More than 30 different descendants of Favorite have achieved a Top 5 position in a final or semi-final race of a One Loft Race.
- The number of pigeons that won a Top 100 position and are related to Favorite has become countless for Mr. Wang Wei.
Favorite himself is a former top racer in the lofts in Vremde. He was crowned the 9e National Ace Pigeon KBDB Long Distance. He won a.o. 1e Provincial Brive (704km) against 1.253 pigeons under very harsh conditions.
TW20-325278, 1e Ace Pigeon Taiwan winter season (entered 8.364 p) 2020
Mr Ye is a fancier in Taiwan who has been performing at a high level for years. He is in possession of a number of pure Hok Jos Vercammen pigeons with which he is very successful. In the most recent Taiwanese racing season he again turned out to have a topper with the necessary Vercammen blood. This pigeon (TW20-325278) was 1e Ace Pigeon of the winter racing season (8.364 p) and is a 50% Vercammen pigeon. In his pedigree we see both super breeders Elektro (BE08-6174630) and Barco (BE01-6387350).
Above, only a few top references are shown that have been achieved in the past year with descendants of the Vercammen pigeons abroad. We could also fill many more pages with references from previous years, which we conclude with a few examples below.
- 1e National Bourges (477 km) against 59.253 pigeons by Jelle Roziers is a 50% Vercammen-pigeon
- 1e National Chateauroux (525 km) against 17.281 pigeons by Rene Coenen is a 50% Vercammen-pigeon
- Olympic Elektro (PL0264-13-400) is the best middle distance pigeon ever in Poland (flown by Marek Trzaska). He was 2 years in a row the 1e and 2e Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance in Poland. he also became 1st Olympiad Pigeon cat. B and Best Pigeon of the World at the Olympiad in Brussels. His mother is a daughter of Elektro. In addition, Trzaska is also in possession of 3 other Olympiad pigeons, all of which descend from 50% of the Hok Jos Vercammen lines.