This was the difficult one day middle distance race we had been waiting for, after the southern wind in the past few weeks. The strong pigeons were leading the field, including the talented Harry lines of Jan Hooymans! Jan and his companion Piet Broeders know all about winning first prizes. After a great victory from Bourges 2011 (click here) it was only a matter of time before they would win a national or NPO race in 2012.
This family of pigeons (especially the Jonge Bliksem x Dirkje line) perform well both in sprint races and longer distance races and in any type of weather. This time they were victorious in the NPO race from Chateauroux. The best pigeons in the race were both descendants of the top class couple Jonge Bliksem x Dirkje: both the 1st and the 10th NPO are youngsters from this couple, which makes them sisters of the champion Harry. It does not stop there: the 48th and 63rd NPO were also youngsters from that same couple. Most of the other prizes were won by grandchildren of Jonge Bliksem x Dirkje.
The full results for the NPO Chateauroux (611km): Against 5620 pigeons: 1-10-16-20-32-48-63-75-77-82-94-etc 84/40 Against 1133 pigeons: 1-4-6-8-13-19-25-28-29-30-32-44-49-53-58-65-70-74-98-etc 84/39
A magnificent result by exceptional pigeons and pigeon fanciers! Let's take a closer look at these amazing birds:
These are the results of the children of this top class couple:
1st National ace pigeon one day middle distance W.H.Z.B. 2009 'Harry' 1st Ace pigeon one day middle distance T.B.O.T.B. 2009 'Harry' 1st Dutch ace pigeon W.E.N.C. Dortmund 2009 'Harry' 1st NPO Chateauroux against 5620 pigeons 'Alexia' 611km 1st NPO Blois against 5653 pigeons 'Harry' 548km 1st N.U Blois against 22,747 pigeons 'Harry' 548km Snelste Blois against 37,728 pigeons 'Harry' 548km 1st NPO Chateauroux against 5979 pigeons 'Harry' 611km 1st N.U Chateauroux against 22,340 pigeons 'Harry' 611km 2nd NPO Salbris against 7599 pigeons 'Laatje 56' 540km 2nd NPO Blois against 4829 pigeons 'Cees' 548km 3rd NPO Chateaudun against 8781 pigeons 'Harry' 500km 3rd N.U Chateaudun against 21,520 pigeons 'Harry' 500km 3rd NPO Blois against 5653 pigeons 'Donkere Herman' 548km 10th N.U. Blois against 13,687 pigeons 'Donkere Herman' 548km 5th NPO Chateauroux against 4260 pigeons 'Cees' 611km 10th NPO Chateauroux against 5979 pigeons 'Cheryl' 611km 10th NPO Chateauroux against 5620 pigeons 'Doutzen' 611km
This is, of course, an impressive list of achievements, but it does not take into account the prizes won with grandchildren of this pair (the final youngster at auction was bought by Pieter & Gea Veenstra for a record amount. It was sold again in January in the Veenstra auction on PIPA).
Jan Hooymans & Cor de Heijde
Cor de Heijde is one of the few fanciers who has a full brother of Harry. This cock, Future Boy, has bred the 10-961 (= grandchild of top couple)
1st National Bordeaux against 4509 pigeons (2012) 889 km 1st NPO Bordeaux (afd.2) against 501 pigeons (2011) 889 km
The Scheele brothers from Terneuzen have a great Hooymans hen at their disposal as well. This half sister of Femke is a granddaughter of Dirkje and is already the dam of:
1st NPO Argenton against 3,372 p. (2012) 3st Peronne against 1,066 p. (2012) 4th NPO Orleans against 4,308 p. (2011) 4th Niergnies against 1,183 p. (2012)
These are the results of some of the other descendants of Jan Hooymans's top couple:
3rd Strombeek against 3836 p. 3rd NPO Salbris against 7599 p. 4th NPO Blois against 7415 p. 4th Nanteuil against 16,500 p. 5th NAT Mantes against 18,405 p. 6th NPO Bourges against 7299 p. 7th NPO Salbris against 6550 p. 8th NPO Salbris against 6550 p. 9th NPO Bourges against 7357 p.
Together with some other hens, Jonge Bliksem is (grand)father of:
6th NPO Offenburg against 7151 p. 6th NPO Blois against 7415 p. 7th NAT Orleans against 8299 p.
Last weekend also saw one of the first races for youngsters in Belgium. Once again it was a descendant of the Harry line that took the victory. It was a youngster bred by Willem de Bruijn (Reeuwijk, NL) and raced by Arie Ros (Ridderkerk, NL). The father of this pigeon stems from Harry x sister of Harry.
1st Nijvel against 3687 pigeons He was the fastest pigeon of no less than 28,297 birds
This is a long list of top references and top prizes which can be attributed to the basis of the lofts of Hooymans and his couple Jonge Bliksem x Dirkje.
Click here for the pedigree of Jonge Bliksem
Click here for the pedigree of Dirkje
We were again impressed by the amazing performances of the Hooymans loft after a win in a difficult race from Chateauroux. The Hooymans birds had a great day and it made Jan and loft manager Piet very happy. We wish them good luck in the young bird races and the other races in the 2012 season.