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New auctions: Extreme Long Distance Auction, Joël Verschoot, Comb. Elzinga, Wendela Wiersema, Norbert & Stefan Ally, Gebr. Leideman, Nick & Roger Thys, Jeroen & Stijn Rans, Chris Debacker, Sakis Minovgioudis, Jelle Jellema & Mike Ganus

Monday, January 23, these new auctions start: Extreme Long Distance Auction, Joël Verschoot, Comb. Elzinga, Wendela Wiersema, Norbert & Stefan Ally, Gebr. Leideman, Nick & Roger Thys, Jeroen & Stijn Rans, Chris Debacker, Sakis Minovgioudis, Jelle Jellema & Mike Ganus.

Extreme Long Distance Auction
Top pigeons from the International Marathon Elite

Extreme long distance - also known as marathon - is a discipline in which pigeons with character separate themselves from the masses. Pigeons which have that little extra to push on and receive fame on National and International races. Often under tough conditions, these pigeons descend from icons which have proven themselves on these races. Moreover, top racers on the extreme long distance are often valuable breeders. In this auction on PIPA, the best extreme long distance fanciers offer the best they have. In this edition the lots include pigeons from a/o G. & C. Cooper, Etienne Meirlaen, Wim & Bertrik Murk, Thoné Pigeons, Chris Hebberecht, Florea Sorin, Verweij-De Haan, Van Ouwerkerk-Dekkers, Dean Pallatt, Carlo Gyselbrecht and Gerard Schalkwijk.

Joël Verschoot (BE)
Children from the best breeders & racers

With wonder pigeon Armando, Joël Verschoot owned one of the best Belgian long distance pigeons ever. Armando won both 1st and 3rd National Ace Pigeon KBDB by winning a/o 1st Nat. Angouleme, 2nd Nat. Limoges, 2nd Nat. Limoges and 10th Nat. Brive. Armando was the first pigeon ever to be sold for more than €1 million on PIPA. Joël continued racing with a/o children of Armando but also of National star Contador. He continues to perform at the highest level in pigeon sport. In 2022 for instance, he wins 1st Nat. Valence, 1st Prov. La Souterraine and the title 5th National Champion Long Distance Old birds. In auction are a selection of youngsters from the best children of Armando - but also the first children in auction from 1st Nat. Valence winner Bitsy and children from 1st Provincial winner Santiago. 

Comb. Elzinga (NL)
Youngsters from the best breeders

Father and son Tjeerd and Jouke Elzinga have stood out with excellent results from 100 to 800km for many which their sublime Esmee is the foundation, supplemented with the best from Jan Hooymans and a/o co-breeding with Gerard Koopman. More recently, their superstar Prince Esmee (2x 1st NPO) has taken over the role of stock breeder. Besides their own fantastic achievements, wonderful references come in from other fanciers including 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Pogacar at Fokkinga, 1st s-Nat. NU winner Silvia at Hooymans, 1st NPO Sens at Arie Dijkstra, various NPO Top 10 results at Gerard Koopman, etc., ... In auction are children from the best Elzinga breeders, including 2 children from icon Prince Esmee himself! 

Wendela Wiersema (NL)
Youngsters from the best breeders and top racer Max

One of the best fanciers in The Netherlands at such a young age; Wendela Wiersema! With sublime performances she stands in the spotlights week after week. The foundation to these successes are her strong breeding team. Top pigeons such as Runner Up Ace, Dionne Kannibaal, Little Joske, Vince, Noortje and Miss Chimay are simply world-class. In auction are children from the best breeders in addition to super racer Max, winner of 2x 1st Prize against a large number of pigeons, bred from son Junior (PIPA Breeding) x top sister Runner Up Ace.

Norbert & Stefan Ally (BE)
Collectors items from the best breeders & racers

At the beginning of 2021, all pigeons from 2018 and older of Norbert & Stefan Ally were sold on PIPA. A beautiful collection of top racers and breeders which led to a fantastic auction, in which the Ally pigeons were greatly valued. Not for nothing, looking at the world-wide succeses which are achieved with these pigeons. Norbert and Stefan continued with children of the icons which were so successfully auctioned. Hard to imagine a better foundation to continue with pigeon sport, and as expected the successes quickly followed. In 2021, they won 1st National Cahors, and several Ally pigeons ranked amongst the provincial ace pigeons. Furthermore, the men became 1st National Champion Young birds KBDB on the heavy middle distance, a phenomenal achievement! In this auction on PIPA, they offer collectors items from the legends Angouleme Vooruit, Schumi Junior, Gaston 039, Gueretje, Belle, Miriam, De Cahors, etc., etc.,...

Gebr. Leideman (NL)
Goed Grijs special

André and Bert Leideman currently house one of the best colonies in The Netherlands. Exceptional series and victories are achieved against thousands of pigeons, often winning by a lead which has become their trademark. At the end of 2022, they were crowned 1st Superstar of the Year, Middle Distance Gouden Duif. In both Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany descendants of their pigeons have achieved great results, even Olympiad and National Ace Pigeon titles were won. Important to these successes is Goed Grijs, direct Gebr. Van den Brande and a sublime racing hen with 7x 1st Prize at Gebr. Leideman. Her descendants have proven to carry these winning genes as well! In this exclusive Goed Grijs Special, a direct daughter of Goed Grijs, a son of Father Goed Grijs and youngsters from the best of the Goed Grijs family, crossed with the other renowned Gebr. Leideman breeding lines will become available.

Nick & Roger Thys (BE)
Youngsters from the best breeders & racers

Nick & Roger Thys are stars of Belgian pigeon sport. With Witte 6 they have an exceptionally strong stock breeder, and the key to continuous success, leading them from one highlight to the next. In 2021, they became 1st National Champion Young birds KBDB, won 1st Nat. Argenton and had 4x Top 10 National Ace Pigeon KBDB. In 2022, they continued where they left off a season before, with a/o Zonal victories and the titles 1st National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance Yearlings KBDB and 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround Young birds KBDB 2022 as absolute highlights! In auction are ten youngsters from the best this father and son combination have to offer, including a/o children from stock pigeon Witte 6, from 1st Nat. Argenton winner Sparrow and 1st National Ace Pigeon KBDB 2022 Lotte. 

Jeroen & Stijn Rans (BE)
Youngsters from the best breeders

The performances of extreme long distance stars Jeroen and Stijn Rans are more than the 1st International Barcelona victory in 2019 with Jef alone. Each year, the Rans pigeons shine on the toughest classics, for which the brothers house a fantastic breeding team. Stars such as 1st Nat. Perpignan winner Frans ... his mother, the 1st Int. Barcelona Ace 2007-2012... super breeder Ed... and the phenomenal 1st Int. Pau hens winner Zwarte Weduwe. On PIPA, they offer youngsters from their best pigeons, including one of the last exclusive youngsters from Jef x Black Widow, bred just before the transfer of Jef to Batenburg-Van De Merwe. Furthermore, the lots include children from super breeder Ed, 1st Nat. Perpignan and top breeder Frans, from 3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB 2022 Katrien and other National stars such as Ruud, Lore, Lolo, Chanti, Old Jef, etc., ... 

Chris Debacker (BE)
Youngsters from the best breeders & racers

Chris Debacker once again achieved spectacular results and large victories in 2022. His colony performed weekly, achieving beautiful results. In 2022, three 1st Provincial victories were added to his already impressive palmares, putting the total tally on 35(!!) provincial victories during his pigeon career. Chris has very high standards, and therefore only the best is good enough for his lofts. In auction are a select group of youngsters of exceptional quality. The lots include children of the 1st National Ace Pigeon KBDB Giuseppe...3rd Prov. Ace Pigeon KBDB Camillo...5th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Gido Nick...5th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Super NIcky...and 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Guido! 

Sakis Minovgioudis (NL)
Youngsters from the best breeders

It seems like ages ago that Ludo Claessens dominated the results list with exceptional performances. Sakis Minovgioudis now watches over the Claessens legacy with care, with which he has achieved countless top results in the past years. Children from superstars such as Meeuwke 12, Supercracks Talent and Bont Beauty became invaluable breeders, for Sakis and many other fanciers across the world. Exclusively in this auction; the last two children of Blue Talent (from Supercrack Talent x Meeuwke 12), breeder of 1st Nat. Chateauroux 2021 winner Nationaal Meeuwke and mass winner Super 10. Furthermore, the lots include direct children of Nationaal Meeuwke and Super 10, as well as 1st Prize winnaar Super Yearling and inbred youngsters from the best children of Meeuwke 12.   

Jelle Jellema (NL)
OLR Special

That Jellema pigeons dominate International extreme long distance racing is nothing new, but these pigeons are also putting their mark on the results of the most prestigious One Loft Races around the world. Especially at One Loft Races flown under tough conditions, the Jellema pigeons show unique endurance and perseverance qualities. The 1st Final Algarve Golden Race 2021 winner of Altmiks was inbred to Kleine Jade and the winner of the Thailand Masters 2022-2023 was bred from a 100% Jellema. Furthermore, pigeons entered by Jellema himself managed top results in a/o the Victoria Falls OLR and the Pattaya Int. OLR finals and ace pigeon competitions. Jelle now offers children from proven OLR breeders in this special auction on PIPA. 

Mike Ganus (US)
Children from special pairs

The collection of One Loft Race icons that Mike Ganus has brought to his capital breeding colony is unmatched! For many years, Mike has invested in the best pigeons from prominent One Loft Races such as the Million Dollar race, Victoria Falls World Challenge, Algarve Golden OLR and managed to build a unique team of One Loft Race breeders. In auction are children of his best breeders, exclusively on PIPA.