On Sunday 21st August, Stefaan Lambrechts had his sights set on the national race, Argenton III. This would be the second national race for the young birds after Bourges II in the 2022 racing season. The blue youngster with ringband number BE22-6118266 managed to cover the 557km between Argenton and Nijlen with an average speed of 1414 m/min., good for the zonal victory and a 10th National against all 22,869 young birds.
A new victory in a large competition for Stefaan, not his first, and not the last, which became clear soon after...
The beautiful victory aside, the winner also has a magnificent pedigree.
Father is the BE20-6014376. He is a full brother of 10th Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance 2019 KBDB. He is bred from crossing Stefaan his breed with a direct hen from long distance champion Marc Vlaeminck. Their father is BE16-6081694, een successful breeder. Mother is the Marc Vlaeminck hen, she is a sister of his 1st Nat. Chateauroux in 2017. We also find several pigeons with national top results further on in her pedigree.
Mother is the BE17-4238911, a successful breeding hen and mother of a.o. 23rd Nat. Argenton 23,280 p. She was bred from 2 national ace pigeons, Porsche 911 (BE14-2230911) from the PIPA Elite Center and Lincia (BE15-6108145) who won the title of 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2015 for Stefaan Lambrechts.
As mentioned earlier, Chateauroux, being the last national race for the youngsters in 2022, was also a big hit for Stefan. He can be found back near the top of the results list on both the young birds as the old birds race numerous times.
The yearling BE21-6061639 takes the provincial as well as the zonal win against 316 and 377 pigeons respectively. This was good for the 11th Nat. Chateauroux II against 1,936 pigeons. This wasn't 639-21 his first top results, as a youngster he won amongst others:
1st Quievrain 1,729 p. (fastest pigeon interprovincial)
5th Sermaises 1,080 p.
25th Melun 1,868 p.
23rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2021
Parents of this new zonal winner are BE19-6036422 a direct cock form Gert Heylen and father of several good racers and BE16-6279330, Sister Super 188 also a successful breeder.
On the young birds race, Stefan starts with the 39th Nat. Chateauroux II against 17,081 young birds. This top result was on account of BE22-6118055. Father of this 39th National is an inbred Dirck Van den Bulck, from the same lines as Lincia, Olympic Kittel, Kittel and Rosita. Mother is BE18-6257293, she is another Lincia relative and sister of Blauwe Stefaan, 10th Nat. Ace Pigeon NPO in 2015.
In nearly the same time as the 055-22 (only 19 seconds later), Stefaan clocked his second youngster, BE22-6118160, good for the 41st Nat. Chateauroux against 17,081 young birds.
The 160-22 is a child of Blauwe Jan (BE16-6065669), himself 1st Ace Pigeon Region Mechelen, 2nd Prov. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance 2018 and 8th Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2018. Blauwe Jan is also father of 2 other top racers, the 474-21, who won 53rd Nat. Bourges against 18,710 pigeons and the 384-19, who won both 36th Nat. Chateauroux 6,306 p. and 46th Nat. Chateauroux 19,529 p..
Mother of the 160-22 is BE21-6061550 who became 8th Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance last season and helped win the title 1st National Champion Middle Distance KBDB 2021. In 2021, these were some of her best results:
4th Melun 658 p.
14th Sermaises 1,314 p.
20th Sermaises 1,905 p.
59th Prov. Auxerre 6,660 p.
The 53rd National Chateauroux II was also for one of Stefaan's young birds. This young blue white flight with ringband number BE22-6118023 arrived a minute or so behind the first two youngsters, and 7 seconds before BE22-6118284, taking 55th Nat. Chateauroux 17,081 young birds.
The father of BE22-6118023 is BE16-6081764, a son of Super 188, top racer who became 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance 2013. She was paired to the fast cock Blauwe As (BE09-6293992) direct Dirk van Den Bulck. Blauwe As became 1st Ace Pigeon Quiévrain 2009 and 2nd Ace Pigeon Quiévrain 2010. Mother of the 023-22 is the BE16-6020494, she herself won 4th Nat. Chateauroux against 2,858 p. She comes directly from the lofts of Wim Storms.
Father of the BE22-6118284 is the BE20-6014337, a cross between Dirk Van den Bulck and Luc Vervoort pigeons, his two sisters managed to perform well in the PIPA-rankings:
4th Best pigeon PIPA Ranking 7 national races
5th Ace Pigeon Union Antwerpen Heavy Middle Distance Yearlings
11th Best pigeon PIPA Ranking
Mother is NL14-1913048, with again a lot of Van den Bulck blood, she is also mother of Goed Rood 2.0, 7th Best pigeon PIPA Ranking Speed 2018.
The next youngster to arrive in Nijlen was BE22-6118106, winning the 75th National Chateauroux. Father is BE18-6156753, heavily inbred to super hen Lincia (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2015). He is bred form Father Lincia x Lincia.
His mother is the proven racer and breeding hen BE17-6229407. She won the title of 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance 2018 and amongst others the following prizes:
3rd Melun 1,532 p.
3rd Melun 1,440 p.
5th Chevrainvilliers 1,187 p.
9th Melun 441 p.
11th Prov. Gien 4,348 p.
She is also mother of 421-19, winner of 25th Nat. Bourges 28,569 p.
The sixth and last of Stefaan's pigeons in the National Top 100 was BE22-6118100, taking 95th Nat. Chateauroux II. This pigeon is a cross between the bloodlines of Geveart-Lannoo and Dirk Van den Bulck. Father is Brother Twiggy (BE16-4070105) of Gevaert-Lannoo. This brother of Twiggy (and absolute star at Geveart-Lannoo) was bred from the pair Ensor (BE14-4032050) and Amber (BE12-4175014), both pigeons have Gaby Vandenabeele blood.
Mother is BE18-6049862, bred from BE10-6358364 and BE13-6319021, two direct Dirk Van den Bulck pigeons that have shown their breeding potential on several occasions.
Just outside the first 100 pigeons on a national level, Stefaan clocked another remarkable young bird. Namely a brother of Venus, top racer who won 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB in 2018 after winning amongst others:
3rd Chevrainvilliers 1,303 p. -10th Prov. 5,197 p.
3rd Melun 548 p.
4th Melun 1,563 p.
Brother Venus (BE22-6118162) now follows her example by winning 121st Nat. Chateauroux II 17,081 young birds. Another full brother of Venus, the 722-21 won 19th Nat. Chateauroux 18,741 p. The pair Father Venus (BE14-6091860) x Mother Venus (BE16-6081795) continues to bring forth top pigeons!
The 2022 season is slowly coming to an end for the young bird specialist Lambrechts. The last few weeks went very well for Stefaan, with some impressive victories and top results on the national races which put his colony in the spotlights. The pigeons can now moult and take some time off. Stefan will undoubtedly already start looking ahead at the 2023 season. The breeders will be prepared the coming weeks and months to bring another talented generation of youngsters to life. The recent successes must have given Stefaan a lot of confidence going into the offseason and for the seasons to come!