Piet de Vogel has been competing against Hugo Batenburg in the marathon races for years as he lives only 20 km away from Hugo. Moreover, he was the first person to sell pigeons online.
So there is no one who can judge the qualities of the Batenburg pigeons better than Piet. See here what he has to say about the exhibited pigeons and Ad, winner of 1. Nat. Perpignan 3,805 p. in 2022, in particular!