Koen Minderhoud - Koudekerke (NL) carries on the years of supremacy unabated in 2010

Where the pigeon sport continually evolves, it seems as if the hegemony of Koen Minderhoud and his fabulous strain of pigeons have an unquestionable fixed value.

Descendants of his fabulous basis have lifted numerous fanciers to a higher level  … the master himself is only satisfied with the icing on the cake. With, in 2010 once again a series of highlights .

The statistics that Koen can produce for 2010 once again endorse the great class of his strain, based on Vandenabeele blood,  with the wondrous NL97-1131420 ‘Inbred Wittenbuik’ (father 32x 1. prize winners) as stock father …supplemented with diamonds from leading lofts .

In 2010 it led in the NPO races to the 1. NPO Ruffec against 2.837 pigeons … the 2. NPO Orleans youngsters against 4.515 pigeons and the 4.-5.-6.-8. 4. NPO La Souterraine against 3.338 pigeons … in the district the name Minderhoud came up no less than ten times in the golden position :

 1. NPO Ruffec             2.837 pigeons
1. Peronne                1.751 pigeons  fastest prov. Zeeland 11.724 pigeons
1. Morlincourt            1.750 pigeons
1. Breuil le Vert         1.691 pigeons
1. and 2. Pithiviers       1.235 pigeons
1. Orleans youngsters             736 pigeons
1. Ablis                  1.718 pigeons
1. Breuil le Vert           683 pigeons
1. Chateauroux              560 pigeons
1.-2.-3.-4. La Souterraine  502 pigeonss s

The championships which can be coupled to this are :

 1. prov. Ace pigeon extreme middle distance prov. Zeeland (NL07-3718021)
2.-3.-4. general Ace pigeon prov. Zeeland (968/08, 041/08, 045/08)
4. prov. champion late races prov. Zeeland
5. prov. general champion prov. Zeeland
5. prov. champion sprint prov. Zeeland
1. general champion district 7 – prov. Zeeland
1. champion sprint district 7 – prov. Zeeland
1. champion late races district 7 – prov. Zeeland
1.-2.-3.-7.10. Ace pigeon general district 7 – prov. Zeeland
2. champion extreme middle distance district 7 – prov. Zeeland
2. Ace pigeon sprint district 7 – prov. Zeeland
2. Ace pigeon extreme middle distance district 7 – prov. Zeeland
3. champion late races district 7 – prov. Zeeland
3. champion middle distance youngsters district 7 – prov. Zeeland  Zeeland 

The close pigeon family of Koen Minderhoud guarantee that almost on command top pigeons are hatched every year. The most important pioneers which gave the 2010 season such a great climax :

‘Ace Pigeon 968’ and ‘Extreme middle distance-pigeon  041
One of the most talked about racers of 2010 was NL08-3811968, alias ‘Ace Pigeon 968’. This wonder man was as a youngster already 1. Ace pigeon middle distance district youngsters, in 2009 he was 4. Ace pigeon general in district and 8. prov. Ace pigeon all-round province Zeeland. In 2010 the blue white pen hen added to this:
    1. Ace pigeon general district 2010
    2. Prov. Ace pigeon general prov. Zeeland 2010 

  

This whopper won gold in three different races! Over the last few years her honours list has taken on sensational forms …she comes out the wonder cock ‘Gebroken Vleugel’, self winner of 4. NPO Montlucon 4.196 pigeons … his steady partner was ‘Engels duifje 552’, a direct from Jos & Jules Engels and mother of many toppers by Koen Minderhoud … she comes out the famous English top breeder ‘Den 178’ (son ‘Den 231’). The best of two worlds resulted here in provincial fame … which took on more shape with another daughter of this couple, namely NL08-3812041 ‘Extreme middle distance-pigeon 041’ … in the shadow of her sister, this diamond laid claim to the titles

2. general Ace pigeon in district 2010
3. prov. Ace pigeon general 2010 

  

She won 2x 1. prize … and in the NPO competitions she won a.o. .:

     4. NPO La Souterraine  3.388 pigeons
    20. NPO Chateauroux    3.677 pigeons
22. NPO Argenton           4.441 pigeons
36. NPO Orleans            4.927 pigeons
56. NPO Ruffec             2.499 pigeons 

  

  

Blue 021
A super pigeon, which in 2010 showed what he was worth, particularly in the 1-day NPO classics, is NL07-3718021 ‘Blue 021’. The wonder man has already added 2x 1. prize to his honours list and was crowned in 2010 as :

1. prov. Ace pigeon extreme middle distance province Zeeland 2010
2. Golden Crack Fond club South-Netherland  2010 

Performances which led to these titles are predominantly 

    5. NPO La Souterraine     2.899 pigeons
    7. prov. Sens             4.668 pigeons
    13. NPO Tours             5.482 pigeons
    14. prov. Peronne         8.655 pigeons
    66. NPO La Souterraine    3.539 pigeons
    72. NPO Blois             3.577 pigeons
    76. NPO Argenton          3.984 pigeons 

  

 ‘Blue 021is a marvellous son of the ‘Tours cock’, self winner of 1. Orleans against 1.089 pigeons, 2. Orleans against 6.379 pigeons, 6. NPO Tours against 6.119 pigeons, 7. NPO Ruffec against 2.274 pigeons … mother is ‘The three 555’, 2. Duffel against 28.000 pigeons (out ‘Inbred Wittenbuik’ x ‘429 van Broeckx cock' ')
Chequer 697

  

The greatest highlight in 2010 is in the name of the NL05-0514697 ‘Chequer 697’ … a wonder cock who managed to demand the 1. NPO Ruffec against 2.837 pigeons … a sensational crowning to an already magnificent career, which displayed the following top prizes :

 1.  NPO Ruffec          2.837 pigeons
8.  NPO La Souterraine  3.539 pigeons
14. NPO Argenton        2.992 pigeons
36. prov. Morlincourt   7.053 pigeons
56. NPO La Souterraine  2.062 pigeons
66. NPO Argenton        3.984 pigeons
80. prov. Chateaudun    5.318 pigeons
83. NPO Argenton        4.441 pigeons
85. NPO Ruffec          2.499 pigeons 

The wondrous racing pigeon passed on his golden genes as a widower to the winner of 4. NPO Orleans against 3.554 pigeons … and a full brother of many top pigeons! Father is ‘Son Barney 784’ (son legendary ‘Barney’) x ‘Kannibaaltje 134’ (daughter ‘Kannibaal’  Van Dyck).

 

  

The 45je

Finally one of Holland’s greatest 1-day pigeons over the last two years passes the revue … the NL08-3812045 ‘The 45je’. In 2009 she shone as a.o .

 4. Nat. Ace pigeon all-round European Cup 2009
    5. Nat. Ace pigeon middle distance European Cup 2009
    5. Nat. Ace pigeon all-round Best of the Best 2009
    7. Nat. yearling Best of the Best 2009
    1. prov. Ace pigeon general prov. Zeeland  2009 

   also 3.-3.-4. prov. Ace pigeon in the middle distance/1-day long distance/late races 2009
In that year ‘The 45je’ won 16 prizes with 5.382 prize kilometres … whoever thought that the blue giant was now worn-out, was disappointed in 2010. Once again she added 14 prizes and 4.491 prize kilometres to her honours list … and the title
    4. prov. Ace pigeon general prov. Zeeland  2010 

  

‘The 45je’ once again displayed the wonder formula Engels x Minderhoud … father is namely the ‘Blue White pen 665’, which just like mother of ‘Ace Pigeon 968’ and ‘Extreme middle distance-pigeon 041’ is a direct child of ‘Den 178’ … Mother of ‘The 45je’ is ‘The Pareltje’, top breeding hen out stock pigeon ‘Super 169’ x ‘Chequer 553’ (daughter stock couple ‘Inbred Wittenbuik’ x ‘429 van Broeckx cock’ )

Best races Koen Minderhoud  2010

 10-4 Peronne  yon         1.751 p.: 1. (24/63)
             prov.        9.247 p.: 1. (31/63)
17-4 Morlincourt district 1.750 p.: 1.-7.-12.-14.-20.-43.-44.-45.-57.-70.-82.-87.-89.-95.-99. (40/64)   
            prov.         9.003 p.: 3.-11.-18.-22.-29.-78.-79.-80. (50/64)
24-4 Breuil le Vert district  1.691 p.: 1.-4.-7.-8.-9.-10.-11.-32.-40.-58. (39/58)
            prov.         8.762 p.: 3.-6.-8.-9.-10.-11.-42,-54.-74. (48/58)
1-5 Ablis   district      1.718 p.: 1.-8.-9.-10.-43.-54.-55.-59.-80. (26/60)
22-5 Pithiviers district  1.235 p.: 1.-2.-6.-8.-9.-12.-13.-20.-22.-54.-66.-74.-87. (23/37)
            prov.         6.701 p.: 3.-8.-24.-28.-29.-39.-41.-62.-72. (23/37)
12-6 Breuil le Vert district   683 p.: 1.-3.-4.-34.-62.-66.-81. (11/18)
            prov.         4.072 p.: 14.-26.-27. (11/18)
13-6 La Souterraine district    683 p.: 1.-2.-3.-4.-37.-38.-40. (16/22)
            NPO           2.899 p.: 4.-5.-6.-8.-71.-72.-87.
26-6 Ruffec district      582 p.: 1.-20.-52.-61.-65. (8/18)
            NPO           2.560 p.: 1.-33.-123.-141.-167.-179.
24-7 Blois  district      687 p.: 5.-13.-24.-27.-30.-46.-52.-61.-65.-76.-92. (12/20)
            NPO           3.577 p .: 13.-32.-63.-72.-90.-172.-184. (12/20)