Besides, Michel and Peter claimed a national top prize in Agen as well: a 13th national old birds and 15th national yearlings.
Peter de Haan (l) and Michel Verweij (r)
National Agen, 13th National (olds) and 16th National (YLs)
The combination claimed a top result in the demanding race from Agen both in the old birds' and the yearlings' race, delivering a great overall result in both categories. Here are the preliminary results (results based on the times of arrival on the PIPA website; there are no official results yet):
Nat. Agen 5,239 olds: 13-36-39-98-133-147-219-etc. (13/21) Nat. Agen 3,976 YLs: 16-26-44-60-84-86-115-etc. (15/45)
The 13th national old birds (5,239 p.) was won by Frenkie, and the dam of Frenkie is a daughter of Miss Gijsje (Olympiad champion) of Arjan Beens from Genemuiden. The sire is a son of super class breeder Kopie Toon. Click here for his full pedigree.
The 16th National Agen yearlings (3,976 p.) was won by Barbara. She is a granddaughter of Red Rose, which is in turn a granddaughter of stock breeder Milos. Red Rose was herself a 1st Ace Pigeon Perpignan 2014-2016 and a 2nd European Ace Pigeon Pau 2015-2016. And she also happens to be a descendant of top class breeders Kopie Toon and Arjan Beens's Snelle Jelle. Click here for her pedigree.
Excellent results with pigeons of Verweij-De Haan in other lofts as well
This pigeon breed has been doing really well at home, and we have seen many other fanciers excel with the pigeons of Michel and Peter as well. We take a look at some of the references for 2019, which includes most notably a 1st International Pau of 12,119 pigeons for the Baas & Berg combination.
References 2019 Comb Baas/Berg from De Kwakel, 1st Int. Pau, the dam was bred from grandchild Milos. Comb Baas/Berg from De Kwakel 14th Nat. Pau 3,785 p., bred from sister Messi. Frank Hage from Woerden, 21st Nat. Pau 3,785 p., bred from a daughter of brother Messi x Ixia. Tim Hage from Woerden, 25th Nat. Pau 3,785 p., bred from a son of Blauwe Dax. Comb Hommes from Akersloot 3,785 p., 31st Nat. Pau, bred from daughter Mila (daughter Barry). Chris Paauwe, 73rd Nat. St Vincent 12,070 p. with a grandchild Jones. Comb Kester/Verhoef, 1st Peronne 11,279 p. Prov. 5, bred from grandchild Balotelli. P.Heikamp & v Doorn, 22nd Nat. Agen olds, grandchild Brother Robben.
As you can see, the pigeons of Michel and Peter have demonstrated their marathon potential both in their own lofts and in other teams. The fanciers put it this way: "We get double the enjoyment: our results at home and their achievements in other lofts."