Jelle Jellema (NL)
Youngsters of the best racing birds at Barcelona and Perpignan 2020
In the last few decades, nobody has quite managed to approach Jelle Jellema’s magnificent performance in 2020, in the 2 most iconic extreme long distance races, Barcelona & Perpignan.
A 1st national Barcelona and 2nd National Perpignan in 1 week – that’s normally more than enough to impress. But in Jelle’s case there is much more, and this limited summary doesn’t do justice to his incredible performance. Because it wasn’t just a 1st national Barcelona or a 2nd national Perpignan. The international pigeon sport was watching the results of an entire group of Jelle Jellema’s top-pigeons in absolute astonishment, both at Barcelona and at Perpignan. It’s absolutely unique that 1 fancier plays no less than 7 (!) pigeons in the top 60 internationally from Barcelona – one of the longest distances in the international competition, with crosswind and thunderstorms and temperatures up to 40 degrees in France and up to 36 degrees in southern Netherlands. What the Jellema team made out of this race was a magnificant hero’s journey that furthered still his worldwide acclaim. Experts of the Barcelona classic agree: what Jelle Jellema pulled off on Saturday 1 August 2020 will go down in the history books as one of the most iconic Barcelona performance of all time.
And as if this wasn’t already enough, a week later came the race from Perpignan. Here, too, temperatures up to 38 degrees in France and a light eastern wind that turned to a north-east in the Benelux, provided once more the conditions for a heroic performance. This time Jelle won the 2nd national with Lars and with 4 more pigeons in the top 40 national.
It is some of these top-pigeons that dominated Barcelona & Perpignan, which Jelle Jellema now offers at a PIPA auction – an exclusive group of youngsters, 11 birds, carefully bred from couples such as Lars (2nd National Perpignan) X Joyce (39th National Perpignan) or New Rena (7th Nat. Barcelona), from Noud X Nora, respectively 24th and 40th national Barcelona and both grandchildren Silke (1st National Barcelona). Youngsters from Jelle's best racing pigeons, at the peak of his career, are presented in this auction.
Gaston Van De Wouwer special
As treasure-keeper of the Belgian pigeon sport, the PIPA Elite Center preserves the outstanding bloodlines that have given Belgium the status of a hero, far beyond its borders. The PIPA bloodline, Porsche 911, has proven time and again to be worth gold. At this auction, we offer youngsters from the crossing of this bloodline with the very best of icon Gaston Van De Wouwer… eye-catchers are a child of Golden Prince (1st Nat. Ace pigeon KBDB) x New Kim (1st Nat. Ace pigeon KBDB and most expensive pigeon in the world) and Porsche 911 (stock cock PEC) x Maria (1st Nat. Chateauroux) ...
Derby Arona (ES)
Winners & Ace pigeons
The Derby Arona one-loft race has an extraordinary status in the international pigeon sport. This prestigious contest is known as the toughest one-loft race in the world – a competition with many miles of racing over water. In this race, pigeons with incredible endurance stand out: top-quality birds of world-class breeds. Many leading pigeon fanciers send their best bloodlines to the Derby Arona and among the winners and ace pigeons we find the absolute top of the pigeon sport. In this auction, pigeons that have reached the finals and the best ace pigeons. A great opportunity to get yourself something very special!