Joël Verschoot (Ingelmunster, BE) wins a 1st Prov. Tulle against 1,306 yearlings one week after his 1st Prov. from Jarnac

The Verschoot pigeons are in a winning streak. They claimed two provincial first prizes in two consecutive weekends, one from Jarnac last week and one from Tulle in the yearlings’ category. Their winning hen from Jarnac was Fabiola One, this weekend’s winner in the province of West Flanders was the cock Noë.

1st Prov. Tulle 1,306 yearlings

We had only just finished our report about the provincial first prize from Jarnac when we heard about their next important victory: the Joël Verschoot pigeon family had just won another provincial first prize from Tulle. It was Noë, one of this loft’s favourite one year old cocks basketed as first nominated that won a provincial first prize. He had already won a 99th Nat. La Souterraine two weeks ago.

He is an inbred pigeon based on Joël’s phenomenal stock sire De As. His sire is a grandson of As, and his dam is a daughter of As. This is an invaluable bloodline, having also bred the provincial winner from Jarnac, as well as the national winners from Brive and Agen.

-Noë BE14-3004506

 1st  Prov Tulle         1,306 p. ’15
32nd  N.Zone Gueret      2,707 p. ’14  
99th  Nat La Souterraine 6,205 p. ’15
114th Prov Bourges       2,101 p. ’15
153rd Prov Tours         2,122 p. ’15
220th N.Zone Tours       4,436 p. ’14

You can tell from his pedigree that he originates from quite a number of successful pigeons.

Sire: Nestbroer Agen BE12-3041932
An own nest brother of the 1st Nat. Agen in 2013: he is a son of Black Jack BE09-3127174 x Aske 3 BE10-3082428.

Dam: Eva BE09-3135353
Winner of a 9th St. Junien 273 p., 17th Bourges 373 p., 14th Chateauroux 536 p., 172nd Nat. Narbonne 4,431 p. She is a full sister of Aske 1, Aske 2, Bijter Bokser, Benoitje and several more Verschoot champions. She is a daughter of stock sire As BE04-3176837 x Top breeder BE02-3016467.
Click here for the palmares and the pedigree of Noë.

The yearlings' team performed as follows in the race from Tulle:

Tulle Club  246 yearlings: 1-7-35-62-63-73 (6/10)
     Prov 1,306 yearlings: 1-18-86… (expected top-100)

We wonder if the Verschoot pigeons will be able to put in an equally impressive performance in the race from Libourne, the final long distance classic of the season. A combination of talent and great form have laid the basis for two provincial first prizes. Can they do even better?

Click here to reread our report on their provincial first prize from Jarnac last week.