Hok Jos Vercammen (Vremde, BE): outstanding in Melun, Argenton and Brive

It was a fantastic weekend for the renowned duo Jos and Lars Vercammen, with great results in Melun, Argenton and Brive, both with the young birds, the yearlings and the old birds.

Relentless in Melun

The day started with a race from Melun, where the Vercammen pigeons rushed home, simply outperforming their opponents.

23/06/2018 Melun (310km)
ZAV Federation 710 old birds: 1-2-3-6-8-10-16-18-24-38-40-55-… 22/26 (old birds + yearlings)
ZAV Federation 495 yearlings: 1-2-3-5-6-12-16-26-27-38-… 18/21
ZAV Federation 439 youngsters: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-13-14-17-18-19-21-23-24-27-32-35-36-37-40-… 49/88

The winner in the yearlins' race was BE17-6025202, a youngster of stock pigeon “Elektro” (BE08-6174630). He is the last youngster ever to be raced, Lars Vercammen explains. Click here for the full pedigree.


The number two is “Iron Man”(BE17-6025089), which was understandably basketed as the team's first yearling. "He is almost impossible to beat in a headwind", says Lars. "He won the race from Noyon as a young bird in hot weather and in a strong headwind, coming in first against 669 pigeons with a 7 minute lead. He has a 100% prize percentage this year. He wins a 1st Chevrainvilliers (354km) of 654 pigeons, again in a headwind. The sire comes from Verkerk, and the dam is a sister of Aladdin (1st Nat. Bourges of 64,621 pigeons), and also the dam of Hulk." Click here for the pedigree.

“Iron Man”

The third pigeon on the podium was BE17-6025361, a son of Olympic Elektro x Bambi (also a sister of Aladdin). Click here for the pedigree.

Samsung and Olympic Elektro lead the way

The first prize in the young birds' race was won by BE18-6020213. This chequered cock is a youngster of Elektro Junior (BE16-6032012) x Lilly (B15-6026002). Elektro Junior was the big star of Jos & Lars Vercammen in 2017, winning such titles as 5th National Ace Pigeon KBDB Middle Distance and 1st Provincial Ace Pigeon KBDB Middle Distance yearlings. He is a son of Elektro (BE08-6174630). Lilly (BE15-6026002) was a great racing hen and winner of a 1st National Z. Argenton (555km) of 3,961 pigeons / 3rd National Argenton (55km) of 13,730 pigeons. She is a daughter of top bird Mustang (BE14-6175237) x Polina (BE08-6174628), or the fastest national from Chateauroux of 33,018 pigeon x the dam of the fastest national from Bourges (479km) of 64,621 pigeons. This is quite a pedigree - click here for the full version.

The second prize was won by BE18-6020194, a youngster of Samsung (BE15-6026082) - click here for the pedigree. The third prize went to BE18-6020124, another youngster of Samsung paired to a different hen. Samsung is a son of Elektro (BE08-6174630) and the fastest in Souppes (357km) of 9,294 pigeons and winner of a 20th national Argenton.


The 7th prize went to a youngster of Samsung as well, which means there were 3 different youngers of Samsung in the top 8. In addition, two youngsters of Olympic Elektro (PO0264-13-400) were able to claim a top 8 prize. Olympic Elektro won a gold medal middle distance in the Brussels Olympiad, with a significant lead. He was 1st and 2nd national ace pigeon in Poland two years in a row, and he is a pigeon with an excellent palmares. He is a grandson of Elektro.

Olympic Elektro

A similar story in Argenton

The pigeons could demonstrate their skills again in Argenton later in the day, and this team lived up to the expectations as well.

23/06/2018 Argenton (555km)
Club St. Job 370 yearlings: 2-6-11-12-13-16-19-26-27-33-…  28/54
Provincial 3,267 yearlings: 4-32-61-67-69-77-98-…  28/54
National z. 6,640 yearlings: 5-47-86-108-111-116-145-…  28/54
National 19,864 yearlings: 31-168-…  28/54

Racing bird BE17-6025078 was the first bird to reach the loft. She is a grandchild of Salgo (BE07-6221050) and Dina (BE08-6144028), 8th Nat. Limoges 16,893 pigeons. Click here for her pedigree.

BE17-6025078 (4th provincial Argenton)

A great ending in Brive

The day ended with a race from Brive, which was to take place in rather difficult conditions. But that was no reason for concern for the pigeons of Hok Jos Vercammen. They were about just as successful as their colleagues in Melun and Argenton:

23/06/2018 Brive (704km)
Provincial 705 old birds: 1-3-11-28-59-60-… 6/10
1° fastest provincial 1,166 birds
National z. 2,640 old birds: 5-10-49-88-…  6/10
National 9,278 old birds: 57-117-…  6/10

1st provincial Brive:  Stella (BE16-6032172)

Top class racing hen Stella arrived home at exactly 17h14'29", having spent 10 hours and 30 minutes up in the air. She won a first prize provincial of 1,166 pigeons (57th national of 9,278 pigeons).

“Stella”, 1st provincial Brive 2018

Stella is a granddaughter of Mustang (BE14-6175237), 1st national Chateauroux of 33,018 pigeons. She is also a nest sister of Sherry (BE16-60320171), 1st ace pigeon long distance club St. Job (600-800km) and a 2nd Provincial Tulle (657km) of 1,058 pigeons. The sire of these two stars is Black Panter (BE15-6026420). Click here for the full pedigree.

Stella (BE16-6032172) won:

1st fastest provincial Brive (704km) 1,166 pigeons
1st provincial Brive (704km) 705 pigeons
57th national Brive (704km) 9,278 pigeons
38th national Chateauroux (526km) 1,712 pigeons
35th national zone Jarnac (697km) 1,136 pigeons
88th semi-national Vierzon (476km) 4,854 pigeons

As you can tell, the 23rd of June 2018 was quite a memorable day for Hok Jos Vercammen. Although Jos and Lars have been successful pretty much every weekend this season, with great results for the entire team. The breeding qualities of Samsung, Olympic Elektro, Elektro and Mustang were demonstrated yet again, in rather challenging races. Congratulations! On to the next top result.