New auctions: Franz-Josef Irmer, Anthony Maes, Hardy Krüger, Davy Tournelle, Jos & Lars Vercammen, De Smeyter-Restiaen, Roose-Pyra, November auction, Pieter Oberholster, Arie Dijkstra & Kas & Karel Meijers

Monday the 16th of November these new auctions will start: Franz-Josef Irmer, Anthony Maes, Hardy Krüger, Davy Tournelle, Jos & Lars Vercammen, De Smeyter-Restiaen, Roose-Pyra, November auction, Pieter Oberholster, Arie Dijkstra & Kas & Karel Meijers.

Franz-Josef Irmer (DE)
'Red Gold' of Van Den Bulck

German champion Franz-Josef Irmer has an impressive group of breeding birds at his disposal, many of which are related to the best Dirk Van Den Bulck bloodlines, with most notably a full brother and direct son of Kittel! Franz-Josef put together some fantastic inbred pairings specially for this PIPA auction, and he will now be selling a few of their youngsters. These are top quality pigeons closely related to the Kittel bloodlines – this is the Van Den Bulck breed at its best.

Anthony Maes (BE)
3 provincial winners + youngsters of the best breeding & racing birds

Anthony Maes was on top of his game again in 2020, winning quite a number of (provincial) victories and ace pigeon titles. This was not a surprise, since his team has been racing at a high level for quite some time now. Anthony owes a lot to his stock breeder Bonten Provinciaal 261/06, crossbred to the lines of two absolutely phenomenal birds: Sero Sero and Papillon. We have something very exclusive on offer: Brionneke, winner of a 1st prov. Brionne, bred from Bonten Provinciaal x Papillon. We are also selling a nest brother of 5th national ace pigeon Zevenhonderd (1st-3rd-4th-5th prov.) and Soutteraintje (1st prov. La Souterraine, from nest brother Sero Sero x Daughter Rudy). They will be sold alongside a group of youngsters from his best breeders of today, including De Crack, Papillon, Dochter Rudy, Moeder Yanagold, Chloe, etc.

Hardy Krüger (DE)
Youngsters of his best breeders

German superstar Hardy Krüger has a collection of super class birds! His world class racing team, based around the Black Power dynasty, has won countless first prizes, ace pigeon titles and even Olympiad nominations over the years. And Hardy’s pigeons have also been very successful in a number of one loft races across the globe. He is now selling a group of youngsters from the best breeding and racing birds of this fantastic breed on PIPA.

Davy Tournelle (BE)
Youngsters of the best breeding & racing birds

Davy Tournelle already had quite an impressive reputation but his 2020 season was really something else. He won a 1st National Argenton and a 2nd National Gueret, and he scored again a few weeks later, winning a 1st and 2nd National Tulle yearlings. Davy is clearly at the height of his career, and he is now about to sell a group of youngsters from his best breeding and racing birds.
We have some exclusive youngsters of Tevez x Miss Torres (1st & 3rd National) on offer, plus youngsters of the parents of Tiesto’s Hero Lady (3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB with a 1st Nat. Argenton) and her brother Tiesto’s Hero (13th Nat. Ace Pigeon), Miss Torres (1st Nat. Issoudun), Beauty Lagoon (2nd BE Ace Pigeon 3 nat. races), Magic Tiesto (1st-3rd-8th-10th I.prov.), Special Lady (1st prov. Blois & 3rd Zone Chateauroux), Tiesto’s Ace (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon) and Torres Blue (1st Nat. Zone). Meanwhile, Queen of Prime (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB middle distance 2019) was transferred to the breeding loft as well, so have youngsters of this racing hen on offer as well, in what will be a fantastic pigeon auction.

Jos & Lars Vercammen (BE)
Youngsters of their best breeding & racing birds

This has been another fabulous season for father and son Vercammen, in which they claimed many great results. As always, they were truly outstanding in a number of national races as well. In 2020 they won a 1st-4th-5th-6th-8th-9th Nat. Zone Chateauroux, a 2nd-3rd-6th-35th-46th Nat. Limoges I of 15,979 pigeons and a 5th-6th-8th-18th Nat. Limoges II of+ /- 10,000 birds. And let’s not forget super class hen La Donna; she was terrific this season.
The team is selling a wonderful collection of pigeons from their best breeders on PIPA, with for instance an exclusive daughter of Mustang (1st Nat. Chateauroux) x Olympic Eva (Olympiad 2017), as well as youngsters of Elektro Jr. (5th Nat. ace pigeon KBDB) x Ilke (1st Nat. Zone, 2nd Nat. Chateauroux), Olympic Elektro (Olympiad 2017), La Perla (1st Nat. Gueret and the dam of La Donna), Iron Man (1st Ace Pigeon & 1st Melun of 10,781 p.), etc.

De Smeyter-Restiaen (BE)
Youngsters of the best breeding & racing birds

Superstar Joost De Smeyter-Restiaen demonstrated repeatedly over the years why is regarded as one of the leading names in the extreme long distance. His highlights from 2020 include:
- 4th-15th-16th Nat. ace pigeon KBDB extreme long distance
- Primus Inter Pares Barcelona and the best across 4 seasons
- 1st Nat. ace pigeon Perpignan 4 & 5 years
- Pau National result: 3rd-8th-15th-20th-21st-30th-34th-45th-63rd-86th-100th-etc.
- And several national and international references in other lofts: 2nd Nat. Agen, 1st Nat. Marseille France, 2nd & 3rd Nat. Marseille, 5th & 6th Int. Perpignan and 1st Nat. France and 2nd & 3rd Int. Narbonne YLs.
The highly talented Floorke recently won a 1st Int. hens & 2nd Int. Barcelona, while Celcius took a 1st International Narbonne in a very demanding race. Besides the bloodlines of national winners and ace pigeons, the genes of old stock breeder Joost is still crucially important in this breed as well. A group of youngsters from the best breeders of De Smeyter-Restiaen will be sold in auction.

Roose-Pyra (BE)
Racing birds & youngsters of their best breeding and racing birds

The Roose-Pyra combination has been a household name from sprint to longer middle distance, and they have had some occasional successes in the long distance as well. And Noël Roose and Roger Pyra have also won several top three placings in the general provincial championships KBDB West Flanders in recent years! They are selling a group of racing birds in their first PIPA auction, including Kleine Geschelpten (4th prov. ace pigeon KBDB with 3 x first), De Wouwer 028 (1st-2nd-3rd-5th-5th), as well as youngsters of their best breeders!

November auction
This is a blessing in disguise for fanciers that fancy one of these pigeons. It happens occasionally that fanciers overplay their hand by purchasing pigeons they cannot actually afford. Every season, PIPA hosts a number of auctions in which these birds are sold a second time. This makes for a varied collection of birds, often including some hidden gems from golden bloodlines, as we've come to expect from PIPA.

Pieter Oberholster (UK)
Gaby Vandenabeele special

Pieter Oberholster has a group of high quality Vandenabeele breeders in his breeding team, including a very unique and rare son of Bliksem, several youngsters of his successor and new stock breeder Rudy, and youngsters of top breeder The Returned Bliksem. These are the very bloodlines that gained international fame and that are pretty much guaranteed to deliver. The team was further strengthened with a few youngsters of Golden Prince of Gino Clicque. Pieter came up with some impressive inbred pairings, the youngsters of which will now be sold in auction on PIPA.

Arie Dijkstra special
Youngsters of his best breeding & racing birds

Arie Dijkstra has been a phenomenon in the low countries in both shorter and longer distance racing for many years now. The numerous victories and championship titles on his palmares are the result of a renowned pigeon family that Arie developed in the late 1960s. Breeding pair Leonardo x Tinkelbel is still internationally regarded as one of the world’s best breeding combinations, and their descendants continue to dominate races at home and abroad. We are selling youngsters of his best breeders, most of which originate from the famous Dijkstra bloodlines: youngsters of (the parents of) top class racing birds Fuzzy Blue, Gregor, Blaze, Ravi, New Fausto, and many more.

Kas & Karel Meijers (NL)
Super class racing bird(s) plus youngsters of their best breeding and racing birds

Thanks to their many great results, Karel and Kas Meijers have put their terrific racing team on the map season after season. They also have one of the world’s best Heremans breeders in their collection with Don Juan, while also relying heavily on pigeons of Stefaan Lambrechts. The star of this loft is without doubt Olympic Nicole, the best Dutch Olympiad Pigeon sprint 2019 that has in turn bred several race winners as well. Another important member of this team is Super 820, winner of 7 x first and 1st prov. ace pigeon sprint 2019 and 3rd prov. ace pigeon natour 2020. Youngsters and/or brothers and sisters of each of these big names will be auctioned off, plus a group of top class racing birds, including a 1st ace pigeon sprint 2020 and winner of a 1st prov. Quiévrain of 10,492 p.