Willy Daniëls and his wife
Every season again Willy Daniëls comes into prominence with some impressive results at national level. As most of you know, all this is done with a small racing team of just racing hens. We take a look at some of his national and provincial first prizes over the years:
1st Nat. Argenton 2008 5,252 olds 1st Nat. Chateauroux 2015 18,604 olds 1st Nat. Chateauroux 2015 5,886 YBs 1st Nat. Chateauroux 2016 9,505 YBs 1st Int.Prov. Vierzon 2017 4,854 YBs (and fastest of 13,031 p.) 1st National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance YLs 2016 KBDB 1st National Champion Longer Middle Distance YLs 2016 KBDB 1e National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance YLs 2017 KBDB
Besides winning two national ace pigeon titles with two sisters, he scored high prize percentages with his other racing hens as well; we take a look at his best results last season:
Vierzon Interprovincial 475 km 4,854 YLs: 1-21-25-47-83-etc (8/14) Vierzon Provincial 475 km 1,889 YLs: 5-64-98-etc (10/12) Blois Provincial 460 km 2,661 YLs: 45-56-63-etc (7/10) Châteauroux Provincial 526 km 716 YLs: 4 (1/1)
These were his most prominent results of 2017. We will now take a closer look at the two eye-catchers of his racing team over the past two seasons: Sara and Nadine.
BE15-6034008 Sara, 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance Yearlings 2016 KBDB
Sara won the title of 1st National Longer Middle Distance Yearlings 2016 based on the following prizes:
28th National Bourges I 478 km 19,889 p. 45th National Argenton I 555 km 18,363 p. 2nd National Argenton 555 km 12,449 p. 32nd National Châteauroux 526 km 9,540 p.
BE16-6064083 Nadine, 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance Yearlings 2017 KBDB
Here are the results with which Nadine was able to claim this tltle:
3rd National Argenton I 555 km 22,712 p. 14th Nat.Zone B1 Châteauroux I 526 km 8,584 p. 8th National Châteauroux III 526 km 4,389 p. 120th National Châteauroux II 526 km 14,955 p.
Nadine, formerly known as Selin, has been sold to a Chinese fancier for a record breaking 400,000 EURO. Nadine was not only a very talented racing hen, she had some remarkable characteristics as well. Bart Geerinckx, who attended the sale, commented on her "phenomenal build" as well. She was 1st National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance Yearlings, and she also won the title of 1st Best Yearling in the Belgian national races (5 prizes) based on the following achievements:
3rd National Argenton I 555 km 22,712 p. 14th Nat.Zone B1 Châteauroux I 526 km 8,584 p. 8th National Châteauroux III 526 km 4,389 p. 120th National Châteauroux II 526 km 14,955 p. 61st Nat.Zone B1 Argenton II 555 km 3,677 p.
The pedigrees of the two sisters Sara and Nadine feature two remarkable bloodlines from their father's side. The grandfather is in fact a double inbred to breeding hen BE04-6313346 De Witneus. She is the dam of the 1st Ace Pigeon Fondclub Antwerpen 2009. The great-grandfather from their grandmother's side is De Limo, winner of a 4th Limoges of 16,546 p. and a 74th Bourges of 21,940 p.
The dam of Sara originates from top pair BE07-6044289 son Zot (De Meyer) x BE09-6217201 grandchild Broer Lichte Bourges (Voets) from her grandmother's side. De Zot won 14 first prizes, and Broer Lichte Bourges is a stock breeder in Willy's breeding loft. Broer Lichte Bourges can also be found in the pedigrees of several of Willy's national top prize winners. Click here for a closer look at Nadine's origins; for her sister Sara's pedigree, click here.
The big star in the Belgian longer middle distance with a small basket
A small team but nothing but super class pigeons. This is arguably one of Belgium's most talented longer middle distance breeds. Willy has been getting great results with a small number of pigeons time and time again. He claimed three national first prizes from Châteauroux in a single season, as well as a title of 1st National Champion Longer Middle Distance Yearlings 2016 and 1st National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance YLs 2016 (with Sara), and on top of that a title of 1st National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance Yearlings 2017 with full sister Nadine.