The super pair De Pros x Lady Harry brought Team van Oss (Velddriel, NL) to the absolute top

Team van Oss (Velddriel, NL) housed a super pair with De Pros x Lady Harry
Team van Oss was lucky to have the super pair De Pros x Lady Harry on the lofts. Direct children were an unbelievable impulse to their performances.

De Pros x Lady Harry

It is a pigeon fancier's dream to house a pair on the breeding loft that continuously ensures top racers. Team van Oss was lucky enough with the pair BE10-5182803 De Pros and NL16-1663449 Lady Harry. Each of these pigeons has meant a great deal for Team van Oss, which is reflected in the performances of (grand)children on the lofts in Velddriel and at other fanciers. That both pigeons have exceptional breeding qualities is proven by the fact that they also bring forth pigeons which excel on the long distance races especially, when paired to other partners. Before we introduce several exceptional offspring of De Pros x Lady Harry, we will first introduce these figureheads themselves. 

BE10-5182803 De Pros

BE10-5182803 De Pros, super breeder on the lofts of Team van Oss.

The male part of this super pair is BE10-5182803 De Pros. A fantastic blue cock from the late Pros Roosen. De Pros is a son of the BE04-5065636 Flits who won a staggering 5 x 1st Prize for Pros Roosen, including a/o 1st Provincial Melun against 694 p. (fastest 2,315 p.) and 1st Bourges against 136 p. (8th National against 10,759 p.). Flits in turn is a son of the BE92-6451510 De Gouden Chateauroux, one of the absolute stock pigeons of Pros Roosen. De Chateauroux won a/o 1st Provincial Chateauroux (4,080 p.), 6th Provincial Vierzon (3,733 p.) and 14th National Bourges (18,657 p.). Mother of De Pros is BE09-5110365 Asduifke 2010, 1st Ace Pigeon FCO 2010. Clearly the best of Pros Roosen comes back in De Pros. 

NL16-1663449 Lady Harry

NL16-1663449 Lady Harry forms a super pair together with De Pros.

Considerable investments were made in Velddriel to reach the top. To achieve this goal, pigeons were bought from a/o Jan Hooymans from the nearby town Kerkdriel. In an earlier article we mentioned that seven children of NL07-2007621 Harry - the world-famous Jan Hooymans cock - were transferred to Velddriel. From these seven children of Harry, four became super breeders, including NL16-1663449 Lady Harry. Harry (Jonge Bliksem x Dirkje) won a/o 1st Blois against 37,728 pigeons, 1st Chateauroux against 22,340 pigeons and was crowned 1st National Ace Pigeon Long Distance WHZB in 2009. Mother of Lady Harry is the BE12-2182876 Mother Vici of Victor Massart. As granddaughter of a/o Olympic Stallion and a 1st National Ace Pigeon WHZB, several super bloodlines are also combined in Mother Vici. Mother Vici is mother of a/o 1st Nijvel (3,800 p.) and 1st Morlincourt (2,595 p.)

Winning at the highest level 

Together with Lady Harry, De Pros delivered a multitude of top pigeons. Below is a small selection of the performances achieved by their offspring; 

1st National Ace Pigeon ‘De Allerbeste’ 2021/2022 Cat. Long Distance
1st Ace Pigeon Long Distance Afdeling 3 Oost-Brabant 2022
3rd National Ace Pigeon NPO 2022 Cat. Long Distance
3rd NL Olympiad pigeon Allround 2019/2020
15th National Ace Pigeon PIPA Ranking Best Dutch Yearling 2019 - 10 prizes
20th National Ace Pigeon NPO 2020 Cat. Young birds
1st NPO Montlucon against 7299 p.
1st Issoudun against 782 p.
2nd NPO Issoudun against 7201 p.
2nd Nanteuil against 1990 p.
2nd Quiévrain against 1908 p.
3rd NPO Melun against 8389 p.
4th NPO Issoudun against 2574 p.

Olympic Diny (De Pros x Lady Harry) 3rd NL Olympiad pigeon Cat. Allround 2019/2020

NL18-1227502 Olympic Diny is a crack bred from De Pros x Lady Harry

One of the best children of De Pros x Lady Harry is without doubt the NL18-1227502 Olympic Diny. This superior hen was raced by Mevr. Snellen & Zoon ('s-Hertogenbosch). She not only won the NPO race from Montlucon against 7,299 pigeons, but also became 3rd NL Olympiad pigeon in Cat. Allround 2019/2020 and shined in the PIPA Rankings as 15th Best Yearling of the Netherlands 2019 (10 prizes). Olympic Diny was unfortunately lost on a race. An overview of her best results can be found in her picture (click to enlarge). 

Edwin (De Pros x Lady Harry) 1st National Ace Pigeon 'De Allerbeste' 2021/2022 Category Long Distance

NL18-1227501 Edwin, National Ace Pigeon Long Distance 'De Allerbeste' 2021/2022

A second crack we would like to introduce from the pair De Pros x Lady Harry is NL18-1227501 Edwin. Just like his sister Olympic Diny, Edwin was also raced by Mevr. Snellen & Zoon. Edwin achieved the (near) impossible. With a National Ace Pigeon title he followed in his grandfather Harry his footsteps. Edwin won a/o 3rd NPO Montlucon against 4,430 pigeons and a 4th NPO Issoudun against 2,574 pigeons. He thereby won achieved the following National podium spots

1st National Ace Pigeon 'De Allerbeste' 2021/2022 Cat. Long Distance
1st Ace Pigeon Afdeling 3 Oost-Brabant 2022
3rd National Ace Pigeon NPO 2022 Cat. Long Distance

Lady Pros (De Pros x Lady Harry) 3rd NPO Melun against 8,389 pigeons

NL18-5140878 Lady Pros wins a/o 3rd NPO Melun against 8,389 p.

De Pros paired to other hens

De Pros also brings forth top children when not paired to Lady Harry, proven by the following results from his offspring; 

1st Ace Pigeon Long Distance Afdeling Midden-Nederland 2017
1st Ace Pigeon Young birds BCC Afdeling Oost-Brabant 2020
2nd Ace Pigeon Young birds Regio C Afdeling Midden-Nederland 2020
5th Ace Pigeon Long Distance Noordelijke Unie 2017
14th National Ace Pigeon Young birds 2020
1st NPO Meaux against 6316 p.
1st NPO Melun against 1975 p.
3rd NPO Nanteuil against 11854 p.
8th NPO Bourges against 4814 p.
9th NPO Nanteuil against 5109 p.

Asduif 221 (Son De Pros) 1st Ace Pigeon Long Distance Afdeling 7 Midden-Nederland 2017  

NL15-1847221 Asduif 221, 1st Ace Pigeon Long Distance Afd. 7 Midden-Nederland 2017

The NL15-1847221 Asduif 221 is another son of De Pros, paired to a hen from Dick van Oort at the time. Asduif 221 was 1st Ace Pigeon Long Distance Afdeling 7 Midden-Nederland in 2017. In the meantime, he himself become grandfather to the 1st Ace Pigeon Long Distance 2022 Afdeling 4 Limburg.

Prosje (De Pros x Nationaaltje) 14th National Ace Pigeon 2020 Cat. Young birds

NL20-1612639 Prosje, 14th National Ace Pigeon 2020 Cat. Young birds

Another super daughter from De Pros is NL20-1612639 Prosje. As a young bird she raced exceptionally well, winning a/o 1st Pont St. Maxence against 916 p. She was crowned 1st Ace Pigeon Young birds BCC Afdeling 3 and finished as 14th National Ace Pigeon Young birds in 2020. Mother of Prosje is the famous NL14-1219839 Nationaaltje.

Lady Harry is also successful with other partners  

Not only De Pros proved his breeding value with other partners. Lady Harry also showed to bring forth cracks paired to other cocks. She proved this as mother of a/o NL20-1612636 Mason. Lady Harry bred Mason paired to NL18-5140904 Nest brother Nettie (Nettie wins a/o 1st National Melun Sector 3 against 8,389 p.). Mason won a/o the 7th NPO Chateauroux against 2,863 pigeons and was 8th Ace Pigeon Long Distance Noordelijke Unie in 2021. 

Irving continues 

After the passing away of Rien van Oss, son Irving had some difficult choices to make. Finally, he decided to sell all pigeons from 2021 and older in an auction on PIPA. Irving will continue with youngsters from 2022, but without the wise words and advice of his father. He will however continue with caretaker Erik van Laak at his side. Not an easy task, but we wish him all the best in achieving his goals! 

Irving van Oss continues with youngsters in 2022.