Leijtens Cor, "The collectors of 'National Ace pigeons', now also win 'Best Cock from the Netherlands WHZB 2007'!"

 


The 'Gebroeders Janssen' of the 21st century
Loft Cor LEIJTENS, Oostelbeers (NL)


Last year we left for Oostelbeers to visit the 'brothers' Leijtens for an extensive report over their sensational exploits during the previous season (you can read about them under 'All articles' here on PiPa). It didn't take long before there was a sequel to this success story, because 'Cor Leijtens'… the banner under which the Leijtens brothers participate in the races, and whereby Cor and Har are the real fanciers… managed once again in 2007 to add a cartload of prizes to their name, including the title 'Best Cock from the Netherlands WHZB' which once again put their colony in the international spotlight! Enough food for a new visit, on a stormy and 'winter feeling' day just before Easter, to the Leijtens-brothers. We previously described the loft 'Cor Leijtens' as the 'Gebroeders Janssen' of the 21st century. Not only because of the identical family situation and so the perfect conformity with the famous brothers from the Belgian Arendonk… but also because in Oostelbeers they shine in the Sprint and Short middle distances… even up until the Middle distance. Even though it is difficult to compare performances from 30 or 40 years ago to the performances in 2007… mainly because of the changes in the pigeon sport, the competition is larger and tougher, the more professional approach… we can still say that the performances of Cor Leijtens now, are more impressive… more so, because they seem to 'excel' in national ace pigeons, something that they never managed in Arendonk.

 

After the Cor Leijtens household had already won National Ace pigeons with LAMMERT (1° Netherlands Olympiad pigeon Sprint S.A. 2001), PENTIUM (also known as "2° WC" as 2° World champion Long Distance) and BENICIA (1° Nat Pigeon champion Short Middle distance 2005)… next to multiple honours places…they now have, with the "907 from Amore's Dirk" once again a national topper in the lofts, who has in the meantime strengthened the breeding team!
His descent:
- Father: "Amore's Dirk" 502/02 is a direct C&G.Koopman out of nothing less than the now world famous "Kleine Dirk 416/98" x "Amore 949/00"
- Mother: "Blauwband" 324/98 who won 2° Houdeng 1120 p, 3° St.Ghislain 1941 p, 5° St.Ghislain 2067 p, 5° Peronne 1416 p, 7° Houdeng 2.574 p, 14° Houdeng 1419 p, 18° Creil 5089 p. She is a daughter of the "Klak 506/98" x "Blauwband 518/94"

"907 from AMORE'S DIRK" ring NL04-4155907

Best Cock of the Netherlands WHZB 2007
Ace pigeon CC Midebo 'All races' 2007
Ace pigeon One day Long distance Club 2006
Ace pigeon Late races CC Midebo district 2 in 2005

Father Acepigeon

 


The 2007 performances which won this topper his National title (Total: 23 prizes):
Date
Race
Nr of pigeons
Prize
Distance
14-04
Nijvel
2.102
131
118,358
29-04
Peronnes
1.911
9
238,654
13-05
Laon
1.671
35
240,685
20-05
Chantilly
3.022
178
322,748
27-05
Chateauroux
6.619
499
582,252
03-06
Creil
2.257
182
317,817
10-06
Montlucon
6.936
151
602,923
17-06
Chantilly
1.811
101
322,748
23-06
Blois
6.451
1132
518,352
01-07
Haasrode
689
10
81,527
08-07
Isnes
1.154
29
114,989
15-07
Chimay
1.004
8
172,338
21-07
Freiburg
6.198
498
422,393
30-7
Morlincourt
493
19
265,377
05-08
Haasrode
680
32
81.527
12-08
Isnes
689
28
114,989
19-08
Chimay
575
33
172,338
02-9
Epehy
498
16
222,522
This pigeon already added the following to his honours list:

Strepy 1.496 p - 3
Harchies 711 p - 3
La Souterraine 808 p - 6
Etampes 1.482 p - 8
Vervins 905 p - 9
Blois 740 p - 9
Chimay 2.036 p - 10
Peronne 3.741 p - 12
Laon 2.445 p - 13
Epehy 823 p - 18
Houdeng 2.758 p - 28


The colony of Cor Leijtens has once again had a top season, because the descendants of their old strain, built up with pigeons from Jos Van Limpt (alias the 'Klak') from Reusel, say the pure 'Janssen-Arendonk'-pigeons… cross-bred with pigeons that had later been bought from Ad Schaerlaeckens, Flor Engels & Zonen, Gerard Koopman, Co Verbree, Gerard & Bas Verkerk proved very successful for the races, and resulted in top performances and chain results which hardly anyone had ever achieved, let alone improved on. It is not only a sign that Cor & Har are excellent fanciers, but they know the art of breeding 'Ace pigeons' and 'Crack pigeons' year after year… and how to maintain their pigeon pedigree at an elevated level. For information about coaching, care and racing method… as well as the performances in earlier seasons and their toppers in the breeding and racing loft… we would like to refer you to our article last season, where you can find all the relevant information.



 

Today we will limit ourselves to the highlights from 2007, where they not only achieved the title "Best Cock of the Netherlands WHZB", but also the title of "Super champions C.C. MIDEBO" … which was achieved in all the 45 races that were raced in 2007, and this with the 1-2-3-4° first nominated pigeons! The Cor Leijtens pigeons…can't be competed with at the moment, 'pigeons from another world' as they are sometimes called in 'workman's jargon' … we will leave all the superlatives and expressions to the judgement of the reader. One thing that we dare to say is that we don't know many fanciers who can show us results from such 'overwhelming performances' from 2007 that match the honours list of Cor & Har Leijtens…judge for yourself:


Performances 2007

14-4 Nijvel 4.067 p. 5,9,10,12,20,44… (36/ 56)
21-4 Chimay 3.942 p. 1,2,6,16,,18,26,28,30,34… (34/ 56)
29-4 Peronne 3.741 p. 2,3,12,13,21,34,36… (34/56)
05-5 Chimay 3.528 p. 2,5,8,10,15,18,21,26,44,45… (36/48)
13-5 Laon 1.793 p. 16,22,53,59,63,64… (22/54)
20-5 Chantilly 3.022 p. 1,4,14,24,33,41,45,50… (40/54)
27-5 Chateauroux 967 p. 3,13,34,39,44,46… (15/20)
03-6 Creil 2.257 p. 1,2,4,5,8,13,19,21,26,29,40,42… (42/53)
10-6 Montlucon 1.060 p. 9,29,41,43,49… (13/20)
23-6 Blois 911 p. 1,12,22,44,60… (13/18) Nat 6.451 p. 1… etc.
24-6 Phitiviers 1.132 p. 6,9,21,24,32,34,47… (19/33)
08-7 Isnes 2.233 p. 2,3,10,11,14,32,33,38… (34/52)
15-7 Chimay 2.063 p. 3,7,10,15,16,21,25,27,32,34… (36/52)
30-7 Morlincourt 852 p. 4,7,13,18,31,38,39,40,42… (25/49)
04-8 Chantilly 516 p. 8,9,15,16,21… (16/28)
05-8 Haasrode 1.401 p. 10,14,15,22,24… (30/45)
12-8 Isnes 1.428 p. 3,4,6,7,12,20,21,22… (31/49)
26-8 Epehy 1.096 p. 1,2,7,8,10,11,12,16,18,19,22,23… (35/49) 2.592 Young 10,11,24,32,44,47… (28/57)
02-9 Epehy 1.872 Young 1,2,4,5,9,17… (24/60)
08-9 Haasrode 795 p. 1,2,9,16,17,18… (28/48) 1.573 Young 2,3,4,8,9,11… (13/ 51)
15-9 Pommeroeul 560 p. 1,2,5,6,7,8… (37/48) 1.426 Young 1,6,7,17,18,19,20… (45/61)


 

Titles + Ace pigeons 2007 in the lofts 'Cor Leijtens'
Best Cock of the Netherlands WHZB
Super champions Matadors
Super champions C.C. MIDEBO
Prize National and South Kempen Blois 6.451 p. (23 June '07)
Sprint Old pigeons C.C. Not nominated
Sprint Short middle distance 2 'Old pigeons' C.C. Nominated + Not nominated
Sprint Short middle distance Old pigeons C.C.
Late races Old pigeons C.C. Nominated + Not nominated
Super champion Late races Old pigeons C.C.
,3°,5°,6°,7° Ace pigeon Old pigeons C.C.
Sprint/Short middle distance 2 Old pigeons District 2 Nominated and Not nominated
Super champion Sprint/Short middle distance 2 Old pigeons District 2
Matadors Late races Old pigeons C.C. Nominated and Not nominated
Pigeon champion Matadors (with the 05-4004754)
Ace pigeon Old pigeons Matadors (with the "907 from Amore's Dirk" 907/04)
2° Pigeon champion Short middle distance Old pigeons C.C.
2° One day Long Distance Old pigeons C.C. Not nominated
3° Not nominated 3 One day Long Distance South Kempen
3° Super champions Short middle distance Old pigeons C.C. etc…
Next to many titles of 1° Champion in smaller circles.

Both their nephews, Sander and Roland (sons of their sister), take part in the races under the name Gebroeders vd Broek, and performed excellently in 2007 with their 'Leijtens-pigeons'!



 

They were, amongst other things:
Super champions Sprint Old pigeons C.C.
Pigeon champion Late races Old pigeons C.C.
Super champions Sprint Old pigeons District 2
Late races Youngsters District 2 Nominated + Not nominated Super champions Late races Youngsters District 2 etc…

We also have to mention the 6° place that a Cor Leijtens-pigeon achieved in the 'One Loft race in Shangai', better known as "The Million Euro Race"… a top performance that brought the 'Leijtens-brothers' new international fame. In short, a series of titles and Ace pigeons which demonstrate that the old pigeons in the lofts 'Cor Leijtens' once again 'went to town' in 2007, pigeons that are there from the first to the last race, from Sprint to One day Long distance… real super pigeons. Allow us to demonstrate using the performances of the 5 toppers in the 'Ace pigeon championships' old pigeons, that at the end of the ride were flagged as 1-3-5-6-7° Ace pigeons in the strong C.C. Midebo.


- 1° Ace pigeon C.C. Midebo was the "907 from Amore's Dirk" NL04-4155907, also the "Best Cock from the Netherlands WHZB" wherefrom you can see all the results above.

- The 3-5-6-7° Ace pigeons C.C. Midebo won respectively:
Date
Race
Nb
The individual performances of the Ace pigeons



3°Ace pigeon
06-4070135
5° Ace pigeon
06-4070125
6° Ace pigeon
05-4004754
7° Ace pigeon
04-1011110
14-4
Nijvel
4.067
66
10
115
-
21-4
Chimay
3.942
61
-
18
1
29-4
Peronnes
3.741
58
89
-
13
05-5
Chimay
3.528
110
8
-
5
13-5
Laon
3.138
53
22
-
489
20-5
Chantilly
3.022
636
1
186
164
27-5
Chantilly
Chateauroux
1.343
967
40
-
-
-
168
-
-
71
03-6
Creil
2.257
8
1
50
51
17-6
Chantilly
1.811
89
26
247
371
24-6
Blois
Phitiviers
911
1.132
-
9
-
67
-
32
60
-
30-6
Chantilly
1.080
66
-
185
-
01-7
Haasrode
1.426
205
-
143
-
08-7
Isnes
2.233
2 (Lok 1/478 d)
38
80
10
15-7
Chimay
2.036
276
199
314
32
21-7
22-7
Freiburg
Chimay
777
1.230
-
61
-
-
-
299
92
-
30-7
Morlincourt
852
-
-
151
18
04-8
05-8
Chantilly
Haasrode
516
1.401
-
-
81
14
-
58
-
-
12-8
Isnes
1.428
-
3
34
35
26-8
Epehy
1.096
1
18
7
105
02-9
Epehy
823
-
-
-
99
08-9
Haasrode
795
32
142
9
-
15-9
Pommeroeul
560
96
17
2
120


TOTAL
18 prizes
16 prizes
18 prizes
17 prizes


In addition to the above 5 ace pigeons by the old pigeons, the colony Cor Leijtens also won the 7° Ace pigeon Youngsters C.C. Midebo with the NL07-4101272 for the following performances:

08-7 Isnes 4.013 p. 9
22-7 Chimay 3.286 p. 634
30-7 Morlincourt 2.745 p. 315
05-8 Haasrode 3.041 p. 42
12-8 Isnes 3.304 p. 87
02-9 Epehy 1.872 p. 107
08-9 Haasrode 1.573 p. 4
15-9 Pommeroeul 1.426 p. 77


 

These 6 Ace pigeons are without any doubt the current flag holders of the colony… one for one real crack pigeons. Let it be clear…one of the factors by the ultimate selection in the Cor Leijtens household is the number of points that a pigeon has managed to collect at the end of the season… so what the pigeon earned in total from all the races together. If you then win the 1-3-5-6-7° Ace pigeon 2007 from the whole competition C.C. Midebo, in addition to the title of "Super champion", so as Cor demonstrated last season…then you can say without shame that you belong to the circle of 'top lofts' in the Netherlands from Sprint to one-day Long Distance!


Years of success

That the Leijtens brothers can be as proud as 'a boy that proudly walks round in his 1st communion suit' (even though they are long past this stage) at what they have managed to achieve in the pigeon sport over the years, with multiple National Ace pigeons, prominent titles and a cartload of victories to their name…doesn't require any further explanation. Their dominating pigeon game with which they won multiple 'Ace pigeons', and that is based on a special 'origin rich breeding-well'… is proof of extraordinary 'World-class' ! It won't surprise anyone that in the near future more 'rich apples' will fall in the luxurious orchard in Oostelbeers!