Jo Bauters (Gavere, BE) looks back on a great season with a 5th Nat. Ace Pigeon YBs longer middle distance KBDB 2017

Jo Bouters gets remarkable results time and time again with the descendants of his super class breeder Fabian. Jo won the title of 1st National Ace Pigeon YBs longer middle distance KBDB with the outstanding Elli in 2016, followed by a title of 5th National Ace Pigeon longer middle distance KBDB in 2017. Or two more national top results with descendants of Fabian.

Jo Bauters and his wife Mieke

A great season

2017 has been another fantastic season for Jo Bauters. His racing bird Ellis became 1st National Ace Pigeon longer middle distance (LMD) YBs KBDB in 2016, and he won a 5th National Ace Pigeon title LMD YBs KBDB in 2017 with Eria, another renowned racing bird. Both Ellis and Eria are related to top breeder Fabian, who is indeed an invaluable breeding bird. Fabian showed to be an excellent racing bird, winning a 1st National Poitiers (12,379 p.) and a 1st Provincial Bourges (2,473 p.). And he would turn out to be even more talented in the breeding loft. Jo has had several generations of renowned racing birds in his collection, and 90% of them are closely related to this very breeder. Here is an overview of some of the best results and championship prizes of 2017, just to give you an idea of the potential of this bloodline:

Argenton Zone     6,628 YLs: 25-60-73-etc. (12/21)
Limoges Zone      3,329 olds: 249-323 (2/3)
Libourne Nat.     3,950 YLs: 31-32-92-etc. (5/7)
Libourne Nat.     3,927 olds: 14 (1/2)
Argenton Zone     3,068 YLs: 89-178 (2/4)
Tulle Nat.        9,578 YLs: 98-113-118-133-182-etc. (7/12)
Bourges Nat.     12,449 YLs: 363-418-etc. (4/5)
Chateauroux Zone  6,198 YBs: 55-68-89-95-etc. (25/41
Bourges Zone     10,761 YBs: 5-22-38-70-80-163-183-etc. (20/55)

 5th Nat. Ace Pigeon YBs ZWHF KBDB (3 national races)
 5th Nat. Ace Pigeon ZWHF YBs PIPA Ranking (4 national races)
15th Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround
16th Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround
 2e Prov. Ace Pigeon YBs ZWHF KBDB
 6e Prov. Long Distance Champion YBs KBDB
10e Prov. Ace Pigeon Long Distance olds & yearlings KBDB
 1st Champion Long Distance YLs Union & Liberté
 1st Champion LMD YBs Union & Liberté
 3rd Champion LMD olds Union & Liberté
 4th Champion LMD YLs Union & Liberté

Like we said, most of the team's recent results can be attributed to top breeder Fabian. Fabian's most eye-catching descendants over the past two years are Ellis and Eria.

BE16-4076089 Ellis, 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB 2016

The sire of Ellis is a son of Fabian BE11-4239270 (winner of a 1st Nat. Poitiers 2014) x Bolleke BE12-4181946 (4 first prizes, 2nd Nat. Zone Issoudun 671 p., 3rd Nat. Zone Chateauroux 1,015 p. and 6th Nat. Zone Bourges 1,751 p.). The dam of Ellis is Ester, and she is a daughter of Noah x Naomi, which are also the grandparents of Stybar. Stybar wins a 6 out of 6 national and he became 13th Best Young Bird (PIPA ranking). Click here for Ellis's full pedigree. Ellis won the following top prizes across 4 national races:

 7th Bourges        Zone A2 436 km 7,821 p.
 5th Chateauroux    Zone A2 479 km 5,090 p
 7th La Souterraine Zone A2 546 km 6,702 p.
46th Argenton       Zone A2 508 km 7,081 p.

And these results also led to the following titles:

1st national ace pigeon '16 KBDB longer middle distance (3 races)
1st national ace pigeon '16 PIPA longer middle distance (4 races)
1st provincial ace pigeon '16 KBDB longer middle distance

BE17-4155613 Eria, 5th Nat. Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB 2017

The pigeon that claimed another ace pigeon title for Jo is yet again a descendant of Fabian. The dam of this ace pigeon (Eria) is Nora, and she is a granddaughter of Fabian. The sire of Eria is Selleke (of Gaston Van de Wouwer). Click here for Eria's pedigree. Eria won the following championship prizes last year:

5th national ace pigeon '17 KBDB longer middle distance (3 races)
5th Best pigeon longer middle distance (4 prizes) '17 PIPA rankings

Here are Eria's achievements in the national races:

  5th Bourges     Zone A2 436 km 10,761 p.
148th Chateauroux Nat.    481 km 18,499 p.
 30th Chateauroux Zone A2 481 km  3,369 p.
654th Argenton    Zone As 508 km  7,382 p.

Fabian leads to many great results

The decision not to sell Fabian after his national victory but to move him to the breeding loft instead has proven a very smart move: Fabian quickly developed into a truly outstanding breeding bird, delivering numerous talented birds, especially when paired to Ellis and others. And many other pigeon lofts have been getting great results with the bloodlines of Fabian as well. Click here for an overview of Fabian's many references. We noticed that almost all of Jo's results in the early 2018 season have been won with pigeons related to either Fabian or Ellis. Eria claimed a 5th of 721 yearlings last Saturday 5th of May, with Hera, a sister of Ellis, finishing in 35th place. And 14 out of 37 pigeons won a prize 1 per 10. That same day, 18 out of 57 old birds won a prize 1 per 10 of 932 pigeons. These results will give the team the confidence they need to tackle the more demanding races later on.