Maxime Renaud (Erre, FR): the young star of French pigeon sport

Maxime Renaud has taken French pigeon sport by storm with the help of pigeons from Belgium, more specifically East-Flanders and Henegouwen. After a fantastic 2020 season, his achievements continue to impress.

Since quite some years now, Maxime can be regularly found at the top of the charts of federation races. Thousands of pigeons are basketed on these races and are a great test to see where your colony stands when having to compete against a large number of pigeons. 

The most noteworthy (but not all) federation victories of the past years: 

Chateauroux Yearlings in 2016 (fastest of more than 15,000 pigeons)
Bourges 2017 against 9,500 Young birds
Vivonne 2019 against 4,150 Old birds (and fastest of 11,169 pigeons)
Chateauroux 2020 against 5,767 Yearlings (fastest of 18,358 pigeons)

The 2020 season exceeded all expectations, performing on all levels and distances (from 100 up to 800km). Renaud managed to win various rankings and national championships that year: 

1st-4th-5th-6th-8th-9th Nat. Ace Pigeon Young birds 2020
1st National Ace Pigeon (100-300 km) 2020
1st Champion All categories 1 Region 2020
2nd Champion of France (500-750 km) 2020
3rd Champion of France All categories

With help from Baert & Debusschere

A large step forwards for Maxime Renaud happened when he came in contact with Damien Baert and Roger Debusschere. Their contact became more intense and one might even say that Maxime is currently a satellite loft of Roger, who owns a fantastic collection of super pigeons. 

It is well-known that "pigeon collector" Roger Debusschere (Lokeren, BE) doesn't shy away from investing heavily in pigeons from the best bloodlines. Damien Baert races and tests the descendants of these pigeons in Ere, a sub-municipality of Doornik in the province Henegouwen. This perfect combination has proven to be successful in the past, and with Maxime Renaud there is an extra loft to demonstrate the class of this collection of top pigeons on the races.  

Various pigeons of Roger were transferred across the border to take their place on the lofts of Maxime in Erre. Damien Baert often gives advice on the racing side of the sport. 

Double As

When searching for figureheads of the Renaud colony, we quickly come to Double As (FR20-028837). In 2020, this crack became 2x 1st National Ace Pigeon in France! Furthermore, he became 1st Olympiad pigeon Cat. F Romania 2019-2020 and 3rd World Best Pigeon Sprint France. Double As won these titles by achieving a.o. the following fantastic results: 

1st Arr. Nanteuil 1,882 p.
1st Arr. Clermont 1,378 p.
1st Arr. Arsy 1,370 p.

Double As is a son of super breeder FR19-306803, of which 3 grandparents are pigeons from Damien Baert. Mother 'La Toute Belle’ BE16-4104379 is even a direct Baert-Debusschere. La Toute Belle is a daughter of Mexence, 1. Nat. Tulle 5.976 d. paired to a sister of de Favoriet (BE14-3115789) from Rudy De Saer. 

Besides his own palmares, Double As has proven to be a worthy breeder himself. Despite his young age, he is already father of:

1. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance district of Douai
1. Toury 608 p.

Triple 3

With the hen Triple 3 (BE18-4108333) Maxime has won many top results. She has won amongst others 3x 3rd prize, together with her ringband number this makes her name a perfect fit.  

She was bred from a full brother of Noor from Gaston Van de Wouwer. Noor, who was bred from a grandson x granddaughter Kaasboer, won amongst others:

1st Interprov. Vierzon 10,480 p.
17th Nat. Bourges 13,588 p.
117th Nat. Argenton 22,483 p.

Mother is Blauwe Bliksem (BE13-3159497), a granddaughter of Bliksem from Gaby Vandenabeele. We also find Lucky 085 from Eric Limbourg back in her pedigree. 

Triple 3 has also shown her breeding potential. For instance, her child FR22-25397 already won:

1st Bourges 268 p.
2nd Nndr. Bourges 4,529 p.

We already told you that the results improve every season. The overview below with top results achieved during the 2022 season speaks for itself...

Season 2022

1,2,3 4,5,6,7,8,13,14 Pont st max 1754 p. (27/34) young birds
1,2,3,10,13,14 Ecouen 1638 p. (27/37) young birds
1,2,5,7,14,15,16,19 Saran 1.314 p. young birds
1,2,6,12,13 Saran 575 p. (12/16) old
2,3,4,6,9,10,11,16 Ecouen 422 p. (11/12) old
4,5,6,8,9 12,13 Saran 512 p. (11/16) old
1,3,6,9 Châteauroux 117 p. (5/9) old
1,2,3,8,10,14 Châteauroux 182 p. (7/9) Yearlings
2,3,4,6 Châteauroux 182 p. (12/20) young birds
1,4,7,9,11 Sermaise 674 p. old
1, 2 ,3, 4 La souterraine 408 p. Yearlings
1, 2,8 ,12 Bourges 327 p. old
1,4,5,8,10,12 Bourges 268 p. young birds
1,4,10.... Sermaise 1.162 p. Yearlings
1,2,3,4,5,6 ,9,10 Sermaise 1.266 p. young birds
1,3 Brives 169 p. Yearlings
1 ... Ecouen 1675 p. young birds
1 Tulles 479 p. Yearlings
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8.... Nanteuil 1.547 p. young birds
1,2,10 .... Arsy 763 p. Yearlings
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Arsy 267 p. young birds
1..... Blois 1000 p. old
1,5,7,10 .... Argenton 302 p.
1, 8 Argenton 1232 p. old
2,4 ... Argenton 746 p. Yearlings
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 Sermaise 370 p. old
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Ecouen 489 p. old
1,4,7,9,11 Sermaise 674 p. old
1, 3 Brives Npdc Z Yearlings
1er Npdc Brives 808 p. hens
1er Npdc Brives 2219 p. Yearlings
1er Npdc Z Tulles 754 p. Yearlings
4e Npdc Tulles 3.224 p. Yearlings
8e Npdc Limoges 6.137 p. Yearlings
6e Npdc F Limoges 2.821 p.
6e Npdc F Tulles 1.107 p.
2e Npdc Bourges 4.527 p. young birds
1er Npdc Z Argenton 2.933 p.
2e Npdc Argenton 3.264 p. hens
3e Npdc Argenton 14.609 p. old
1,11,12,19 Npdc La Souterraine 3.720 p. Yearlings
1,2 Npdc La Souterraine 916 p. hens
1,2,3 Npdc Z est Châteauroux 226 p. Yearlings
2e Npdc Châteauroux 1.735 p. old
9e Npdc La Souterraine 3453 p. old
5,8,15 Npdc Châteauroux 1.296 p. Yearlings

Maxime races 50 widowers, 15 hens and 100 youngsters, bred from around 20 breeding pairs. The past years he has also bred several long distance pigeons to be able to participate in races above 700km. The first successes on this discipline are already there, in 2021 he won 15th Internat. Pau and 45th Internat. Narbonne Old birds.

Championships 2022

1 Championship of France all categories 2022 (also in 2021)
1 Championship all categories 1e regio 2022 Federal
3 Championship fond young birds 1e regio 2022
3 Championship fond hens 1e regio 2022
4 Championship meeste prijzen long distance1e regio 2022
4 Championship Demifond yearlings 1e regio 2022
5 Championship Demifond old 1e regio 2022
5 Championship fond yearlings 1e regio 2022
6 Championship fond old 1e regio 2022
7 Championship Demifond young birds 1e regio 2022
1 General Championship Groupement Douai 2022 (ook al in 2021)
2 Championship of France 300 500 km 2022
2 Championship of France young birds 2022 (Kampioen van Frankrijk jonge 2019 20 21)
4 Championship of France 500 750 km 2022
8 Championship of France 100 300km
2 7 ,8 Ace Pigeon National allround 2022
2 6,7 As young birds National 2022
6 Ace Pigeon National 300 500 km 2022
8 10e 12e Ace Pigeon National 100 300 km 2022
3 Ace Pigeon Federal yearlings 2022
3 Ace Pigeon Federal young birds2022
1 Ace Pigeon yearlings Demi long distanceDouai 2022
1 Ace Pigeon yearlings long distanceDouai 2022
1 Ace Pigeon old fond Douai 2022
1 Ace Pigeon young birds long distance Douai 2022
1 Ace Pigeon young birds speed Douai 2022

Quality and skill

Maxime Renaud is still expanding his horizon. That he manages to perform immediately after taking on a new discipline, shows that he is skilled fancier and that the quality on the lofts in Erre is up to standards. With the input from Baert-Debusschere, quality is a guarantee. This has led to Maxime taking his place amongst the best French fanciers. He is certainly a fancier to keep an eye on the comping years!