Theo & Markus Lecke (Holzhausen, DE): nothing but Kannibaal!

They breed from sons and daughters of the already legendary Kannibaal and it has made them very successful. They have won important championship titles, first in the club and later in the region as well. The Kannibaal pigeons of Theo en Markus were always involved.

So it was the world famous Kannibaal who left his mark on this outstanding loft that has achieved great results. That is why we take a closer look at Kannibaal. The pigeon with ring number B 95-6246005 was an absolute top pigeon in the loft of Van Dyck. As a yearling he was awarded a First Ace Pigeon Middle Distance Belgium. That was a great feat but the best was yet to come: one year later a youngster of Kannibaal was auctioned at an event of the De Duif magazine. The buyer of this hen (B 96-6286060, later called Golden Lady) was Gerard Koopman. This hen bred Kleine Dirk B 98-5821416 (in a pairing with Gentil NL 92-5310320) and many other excellent pigeons, both racers and breeders. Most of you already know the history behind Kleine Dirk but we will give you a short summary anyway: after he won a first National from Troyes against 17,883 pigeons and a first National from Bourges against 7,165 pigeons he developed into a wonderful breeding cock in Ermerveen. Nowadays you can find his name in pedigrees all over the world.

Who is Kannibaal? He is a pigeon that has bred countless top class birds. He became a champion stock pigeon in the pigeon family of Van Dyck. It should not surprise you that his descendants are in great demand. In the years 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2004 Theo & Markus Lecke got their hands on a few descendants of Kannibaal, which performed very well in their loft in Holzhausen.

Theo and his son Markus have had a very successful loft for more than 30 years. This makes them a close knit team. Theo Lecke takes care of the pigeons most of the time and he spends a lot of time in the loft. Markus performs the other tasks that are related to running a successful loft. Their success is based on good accommodation, taking great care of the pigeons and having breeding pigeons of excellent quality. This loft has had great successes for several years in a row. If you want to know more you can re-read our previous reports: Theo & Markus Lecke (DL): Seit Jahrzehnten ein Meisterschlag dank einer herausragenden Kannibaal-Basis (in German) and Theo & Markus Lecke (Holzhausen, DE) at the very top, thanks to their Van Dyck pigeons! You can also find the results of this loft in 2010 and 2011 in these reports.

Theo and Markus Lecke

How did the 2012 season go? It was again a fantastic season. In this overview we give you the highlights of 2012, including their most important championship titles and their greatest results.

Championships 2012

Union 455 (Union Süd-Ost with approx. 400 members):

1st Union Championship Yearlings in Union 455

6th Union Chamionship Old Birds in Union 455

Lahntal Union (approx. 35 members):

1st General Champion Union
1st Championship Union
1st Championship Union long dist. > 400 km
1st Championship Union young birds
2nd Championship Union old birds
2nd Championship Union yearlings
2nd Championship Union hens
2nd Championship Die Brieftaube
1st, 3rd, 7th and 8th best yearling hen in the union
4th, 6th and 8th best old bird in the union
2nd, 4th and 7th best yearling cock in the union
4th, 7th and 8th best old hen in the union
1st, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th best young bird in the union

Results in the 2012 races:

Rottendorf (160 km) 1,033 p.: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 8th, 27th, 27th, 29th, 30th, 
                              30th etc. (62 /42)
Höchstadt (203 km)  1,115 p.: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 15th, 16th, 26th, 27th, 29th, 
                              32th etc. (61/42);
Neumarkt (265 km)   1,081 p.: 8th, 12th, 22nd, 39th, 56th, 57th, 68th, 69th, 72nd, 
                              72nd etc. (60/38);
Parsberg (297 km)   2,141 p.: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 13the, 
                              14th etc. (68/43);
Regensburg (334 km) 1,037 p.: 3rd, 7th, 11th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 34th, 35th, 37th, 
                              49th etc. (60/40);
Regensburg (334 km)   894 p.: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 16th, 19th, 26th, 39th, 57th, 58th, 
                              83th etc. (56/37);
Regensburg (334 km)   506 p.: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 30th, 39th, 40th, 
                              50th etc. (34/19);
Straubing (340 km)  1,095 p.: 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 11th, 12th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 
                              39th etc. (61/31);
Osterhofen (400 km)   820 p.: 2nd, 6th, 7th, 11th, 14th, 25th, 30th, 33rd, 33rd, 50th, 
                              53th etc. (54/32);
Osterhofen (400 km)   570 p.: 5th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 19th, 25th, 32nd, 35th, 41st, 
                              47th, 48th etc. (39/26);
Vilshofen (412 km)    857 p.: 3rd, 4th, 13th, 27th, 29th, 37th, 39th, 48th, 65th, 
                              73rd, 83rd etc.(54/27);
Enns (513 km)         693 p.: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 14th, 16th, 16th, 23rd, 23rd, 35th, 36th, 
                              67th, 76th etc.(49/31);
Wien (605 km)         366 p.: 4th, 5th, 11th, 18th, 23rd, 29th, 35th etc. (27/17);
Aschaffenburg (102 km)   3,752 youngbirds: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 7th, 10th, 
                                           10th, 19th etc.77/66;
Marktheidenfeld (133 km) 1,319 youngbirds: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 9th, 22nd, 54th, 
                                           63rd, 64th, 77th etc. 73/46;
Wiesentheid (172 km)     1,134 youngbirds: 1st, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 13th, 15th, 
                                           16th, 17th etc. (73/45).


The Lecke pigeons have achieved great results in the one loft races as well. In the Wutaishan race (430 km) in China, six Lecke pigeons reached the final race against 1,860 pigeons and they took a 35th, an 80th and a 152nd prize. In the Hebei race (500km), which is also in China, only 191 pigeons managed to finish on the same day of the release. The Lecke pigeons were there as well, achieving a 61st, 94th, 112th and 341st prize. At the BJ-HX race (500km) in China, six Lecke pigeons raced the final against 1,943 pigeons. They won a 100th, a 136th and a 211th prize.

The collection of Theo & Markus Lecke is very interesting. It looks as if Dirk Van Dyck himself is offering some of his pigeons. We can only say that all of these pigeons are descendants of Kannibaal. There are not many pigeons in this collection but each one of them is invaluable. These are the very best pigeons of the lines of the outstanding breeder Kannibaal. There are eight lots in this auction.

Dirk van Dyck en Markus Lecke

Lot #1 is the B 04-6472075, the Late Kannibaal (a son of Kannibaal) along with his hen B 03-6358018 Engels Kannibaal, which is a daughter of Kannibaal. You also get the young hen 04087-12-904 bred from this pairing. For this young hen a DNA certificate is included.

Lot #2 is the B 04-6095643, the Mr. Kannibaal (a son of Kannibaal) and his hen B 02-6508600, the Super Kannibaalin, a daughter of Kannibaal. This offer also includes a young hen from this breeding pair, the 04087-12-863. We also include a DNA certificate for this young hen.

Lot #3 is the hen 04087-07-572, a daughter of Late Kannibaal (B 04-6472075) x Kannibaalin (B 00-6551927). The Kannibaalin is a daughter of the breeding pair Kannibaal x Zus Rambo. This is an inbred Kannibaal line!

Lot #4 is the cock 04087-10-55, a son of Mr. Kannibaal (B 04-6095643) coupled with the Verkerk hen Rais NL 05-1393445, which is a half sister of Olympic Stradivarius.

Lot #5 is the hen 04087-10-180, a daughter of Junge Kanon B 09-6369654 of Danny Van Dyck, paired with Miss Kannibaal B 99-6554853 (a daughter of Kannibaal).

Lot #6 is the cock 04087-11-227, a son of Late Kannibaal (B 04-6472075) paired with Kannibaalin (B 00-6551927). The Kannibaalin is a daughter of Kannibaal x daughter Rambo. This is again a Kannibaal inbred pigeon.

Lot #7 is the cock 04087-12-802, a son of Late Kannibaal (B 04-6472075) x Snowball, B 09-6111627, of Gaston Van de Wouwer.

Lot #8 is the cock 04087-12-810, a son of Mr. Kannibaal (B 04-6095643) x Klara, B 10-6031948, of Gaston Van de Wouwer.

You are not likely to find a collection with more Kannibaal bloodlines than in the auction of Theo & Markus Lecke...