The golden Rocco dynasty
Philippe Dobbelaere's journey is impressive. He has learnt the art of strengthening his stock at the right time, from the right place. Doing so, he built a stock of true 'winners'. Just as many other great fanciers before him. He sought top pigeons from smaller strong fanciers in the regoin. Especially from fanciers who managed to shine in true pigeon weather. A strategy which was highly successful for Philippe Dobbelaere.
This way, he discovered one of the greatest stock pairs in modern pigeon sport with Father Cleo BE00-3155029 paired to Dochter Romulus BE05-4377735. The parents of stock pigeon Cleo, Keizer, Broer Cleo (father of Zorah… in turn mother of Giliam), and of course Father Rocco…the golden stock breeder who lies at the foundation of the successful Rocco dynasty as father of Rocco, Robby (7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB '19) and grandfather Super Jan (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround KBDB '21), Brother Rocco (father of Robin, 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB '19) and many, many more.
The breeding potential of this bloodline brought the Philippe Dobbelaere colony to a spot at the top of national pigeon sport in Belgium on middle distance, heavy middle distance and long distance racing. The provincial and national ace pigeon titles won speak for themselves. Ace pigeons are the best pigeons of a country in their respective category across the whole year. The list of ace pigeons on the Philippe Dobbelaere lofts is phenomenal, with the golden Rocco dynasty as the main supplier. An overview:
1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround Young birds KBDB 2021 (Super Jan)
1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance & Extreme LD YL KBDB 2019 (Robin)
1st Prov. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2019 (Gilliam)
1st Best Belgian YL 2014 – across 7 Nat. races KBDB in PIPA Ranking (Evita)
1st Best Belgian Old bird 2017– across Heavy Middle Distance 7 races (900-hen)
1st Prov. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance Young birds KBDB 2017 (Camillo)
2nd World Best Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB-FCI 2019 (Gilliam)
2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Olympic Hope ‘Cat. B’ Middle Distance KBDB 2020 (Gilliam)
3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Yearlings KBDB 2021 (Albert)
3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Old birds KBDB 2017 (900-hen)
5th Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Young birds KBDB 2021 (Super Jan)
7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Old birds KBDB 2019 (Robby)
7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance KBDB 2014 (Evita)
14th Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2020 (Jan, father of Super Jan
With Super Jan and Robby, two new super breeders have risen.
Super Jan: 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround KBDB ’21 and 5th Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance KBDB ’21
Video Super Jan
Here are the highlights from the palmares of Super Jan BE21-4078387, who was only raced as a young bird:
1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround Young birds KBDB 2021
5th Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Young birds KBDB 2021
1st Nat. Zone Chateauroux – 2,604 p.
9th Nat. Zone Argenton – 4,831 p.
40th Nat. Zone La Souterraine – 3,223 p.
1st Clermont – 170 p.
8th Sermaises – 943 p.
8th Sermaises – 1,344 p.
After his super performances as a young bird, he was immediately transferred to the breeding lofts. A golden move by Philippe Dobbelaere, as during his first year on the breeding lofts (in 2022) he already became father of new 1st Prize winners. A fantastic pigeon which Philippe will cherish for years to come.
Super Jan is father of:
- ‘764/22’: 1st Argenton - 353 p., 2nd Nat. Zone - 2,959 p., 40th Nat. Argenton 13,393 p., and also
7th Clermont – 514 p., 27th Fontenay – 1,020 p., 38th Fontenay - 1,024 p.
- ‘763/22’: 25th Fontenay – 1,020 p.
- ‘637/22’: 1st Clermont – 682 p., 8th Clermont – 514 p., 16th Fontenay – 1,024 p., 30th Fontenay – 769 p., 11th Fontenay – 435 p. etc…
- ‘772/22’: 3rd Clermont – 230 p.
Super Jan himself is a son from Jan, 14th Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2020 paired to Daughter Robby (Robby became 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2019).
Yes indeed, winners are bred from winners!
The new stock pigeon Robby: 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2019
Robby himself managed to fly countless top results, before showing himself as a mighty breeder as well. This dominant racer, is now also a dominant breeder. His palmares:
7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2019
3rd Nat. Libourne 4,605 birds 2019 – 1st Club
54th Nat. Tulle – 6,206 birds 2019 – 1st Club
35th Nat. Gueret 8,517 birds 2018
54th Nat. Limoges 9,661 birds 2019
70th Nat. Argenton 15,235 birds 2019
300th Nat. Bourges 19,133 birds 2018
1st Clermont – 304 p. 2019
1st Fontenay – 279 p. 2018
1st Fontenay – 181 p. 2018 …
As a breeder Robby is:
- grandfather of ‘Super Jan’ :
1. Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround Young birds KBDB 2021
5. Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance Young birds KBDB 2021
See his complete palmares and breeding results above.
- father of ‘Rob’:
31st Nat. Souillac 4,571 p.
36th prov. Orleans – 2,795 p.
327th Nat. Bourges – 25,096 p., 9th Clermont – 395 p.
- moreover, Robby is grandfather of several other top racer with the following results to their name:
19th Nat. Issoudun 12,349 p.
39th Nat. Libourne 2,992 p.
81st Nat. Souillac 4,637 p.
93rd Nat. Souillac 4,637 p.
5th Nat. Zone Argenton 2,959 p. / 71 Nat. Argenton 13,393 p.
13th Nat. Zone Argenton 2,959 p., 38th Nat. Zone La Souterraine 3,223 p., 59th Nat. Zone Bourges 2,996 p., 67th Nat. Zone Argenton 3,971 p. … 100th Nat. Zone Argenton 3,971 p. etc...
On a provincial level he is grandfather to super racers such as
1st Prov. Montoire 3,781 p.
12th Prov. Orleans 2,795 p., 59th Prov. Vierzon 4,131 p., 82nd Prov. Chateauroux 4,164 p., 93rd Prov. Montoire 4,518 p. … and many more 1:10 prizes and Top 10 results on short and middle distance races.
Robby descends from the golden lines of the Philippe Dobbelaere colony, as grandson of the stock pair Father Cleo x Dochter Romulus (through his father; Father Rocco).
Robby is a full brother of:
1. Club and 5th Nat. Limoges – 10,554 p. 2017
1. Club and 21st Nat. Zone La Souterraine – 6,702 p.
1. Club and 29th Nat. Zone Argenton – 6,628 p.
1. Club and 14th Prov. Chateauroux – 4,740 p. 2017
-Father Robin, and Robin are winners of
1. Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance YL KBDB 2019
1. Nat. Libourne – 4,354 p. and fastest of 8,980 p. 2019
5. Nat. Limoges – 10,783 p. 2019
75. Nat. Argenton – 16,496 p. 2019
-Robby is also a full brother of other racing cracks and winners of a/o:
19th Nat. Jarnac - 3,904 p., 49th Nat. La Souterraine - 9,740 p., 55th Nat. Argenton - 22,826 p., 70th Nat. Souillac - 6,668 p., 17th Nat. Zone Issoudun - 2,780 d… etc.
A phenomenal bloodlines, full of top racer up to the national level!
Everybody agrees that Philippe Dobbelaere can be confident with such talent on his breeding lofts. Yes, the future is looking particularly bright in Olsene!