Karlo Van Rompaey (St.-Truiden, BE): Hattrick, more than just a national winner...

When Karlo Van Rompaey won the national race from Bourges in 2015 with racing bird Hattrick, he was still unsure about the breeding potential of this racing cock. Today, five years later, we know what this pigeon is really capable of.

We go back in time to 30th of May 2015, the day of the national race from Bourges, won by Karlo Van Rompaey and his 'Prima Dora'. And on 1st of August 2015, Karlo Van Rompaey won another national race from Bourges, this time with 'Hattrick'. It goes without saying that Karlo still has very fond memories of his 2015 racing season. Both his race winners went straight to the breeding loft, and they revealed their breeding potential almost right away. They were sold in a successful PIPA auction in 2018.

Hattrick, who carries the rare LDHA genotype A/A DRD4=CCCT gene, is particularly known for having bred several race winners. He is now the sire/grandfather of at least 20 (!) first prize winners, including a 1st national Chateauroux of 33,056 pigeons for Wijnand De Bruyn and a 1st national Souillac of 7,514 pigeons for Casaert-Senechal.

Hattrick, 1st national Bourges 2015

Pedigree Hattrick, 1st national Bourges 2015

The achievements of Hattrick's youngsters and grandchildren...

1. Nat. Chateauroux – 33,056 birds (Wijnand De Bruyn) 1. Nat. Souillac – 7,514 birds (Casaert-Senechal) 1. prov. Melun - 8,104 birds 1. prov. Argenton 1,594 birds 1. Chateauroux - 1,513 birds 1. Trelou - 1,432 birds 1. Sezanne - 694 birds / 8. prov. 6,497 birds 1.-2. Sourdun - 473 birds 1. Laon – 458 birds / 7. – 1,573 birds 1. fastest Joy Le Chatel – 339 birds / 4. s-prov. – 2,763 birds 1. Argenton - 303 birds / 10. Nat. 21,915 birds 1. Mettet - 279 birds 1. Chimay - 251 birds / 2. s-prov. 3,695 birds 1. Sezanne - 148 birds 1. Chevrainvilliers - 142 birds / 9. prov. 5,627 birds 1. Sourdun - 107 birds 10. Nat. Argenton - 21,915 birds 12. Nat. Bourges – 17,969 birds 92. Nat. Bourges – 8,978 birds 100. Nat. Argenton – 21,915 birds Also 139.-140.-144.-185.-308.-532.-579.-581. Nat. 6. Belgian racer GMD PIPA-ranking 7 races 2017 12. Belgian racer GMD PIPA Ranking 6 races 2017 1. Hotspot I OLR Victoria Falls 2,667 birds 2. S-Final OLR Algarve 3,915 birds 8. Hotspot OLR Algarve 4,081 birds 32. Nat. Bourges – 24,069 birds 73. Nat. Chateauroux – 4,631 birds 75. Nat. Bourges – 38,456 birds 76. Nat. Bourges – 37,956 birds

No one doubts the enormous breeding potential of this top class racing cock!