20/12/2010 - Whoever follows the news closely knows that it is rumbling in the Eurozone. There is instability on the financial market and some banks have collapsed. It is quite the opposite with the pigeons from Klaus Stieneker.
20/12/2010 - Appie Dunnink has a proverbial apple tree in his pigeon loft. He has taken care of the ‘tree’ for years, together with his wife Ellis. And every year it gives them the best ‘fruit’; light chequer or slate coloured.
25/11/2010 - I will give a concise description of the main pigeon foods and their most striking properties. Firstly we have the cereals which are rich in carbohydrates and only contain little to very little crude fibre.
18/11/2010 - In «De Belgische Duivensport», I wrote an article about the moult in which I said «the moult is a natural function which, in normal circumstances, is completed without any special remedies from the manager.
12/11/2010 - Paratyphoid is caused by a Salmonella bacteria. This Salmonella var. Copenhagen is specific for pigeons. Although this disease is widely acknowledged by pigeon fanciers it is still an underestimated illness.
04/11/2010 - If we can agree about one thing, it is the fact that last sport season 2010 the Freddy & Jacques Vandenheede colony swung the sceptre in the provincial and national ‘grand middle distance’ and the ‘light long distance’!
28/10/2010 - The sickness streptococcosis is a frequent disorder by pigeons. It is caused by a bacteria Streptococcus gallolyticus and in addition to paratyfus and chlamydiosis it is one of the most common bacterial pigeon diseases.
23/10/2010 - Panders are always seeking methods by which the pigeons may be urged to race home faster. One cannot hope to find a better jockey to assist in this matter than the pigeon's own natural instinct.
12/10/2010 - Around mid September, our birds' last round of youngsters is weaned. By then, our birds have all been on eggs for a few days, and the moult has set in. Once all the youngsters are weaned, the old birds coats seem to fall apart.
27/09/2010 - The closing national race with the youngsters remains a special happening. One always thinks back to those magnificent showdowns of yesteryear from Orleans, a happening which at the time the whole pigeon sport watched with awe.
12/09/2010 - For the Tours in the middle of august the IWV had 2357 pigeons at the start, of which the 3082141-10 from Pierre was the fastest. This was the 2nd provincial victory with the youngsters in 2010 for this champion from Deerlijk ….
10/09/2010 - Rain, rain, rain! I’m riding through a curtain of rain on my journey to Wageningen, the place of residence of the NPO winner from Breuil in Province 8. His name; Jan Wijnen, 63 years old, in his working life house master of a student house, but now in early retirement.