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Auctions have total revenue of 329,075 euro - Martin Dhooge 4,205 euro/bird

Last weekend's pigeon auctions raised 329.075 euro, selling 239 pigeons in total. This leads to an average sale price of 1,376 euro/bird. We walk you through each individual auction.

Jan Dams (BE) - 7 pigeons - 1,218 euro/bird
The long distance pigeons of Jan Dams were sold for 8,525 euro, or 1,218 euro/bird on average. The most expensive pigeon in his collection was Super 666, with a sale price of 2,900 euro. Super 666 went to a Belgian fancier, along with two other birds. The other pigeons are moving to Taiwan (3) and Italy (1).

Patrick Houfflijn (BE) - 5 pigeons - 1,255 euro/bird
Five young birds from the Geronimo dynasty led to an overall revenue of 6,275 euro, with an average of 1,255 euro/bird. The most expensive pigeon was Inbred Star 632; this cock was sold for 3,000 euro to a Belgian fancier. Four pigeons will stay in Belgium, with the fifth bird moving to China.

Martin Dhooge (BE) - 10 pigeons - 4,205 euro/bird
The eye-catcher in this auction was of course Silent King, 1st Nat. Pau. This national winner was sold for 30,000 euro, to a pigeon fancier from Belgium. Another 8 youngsters were sold alongside top class bird Marino, of which Casa Barca Princess proved the most popular; she had a sale price of 2,500 euro. The pigeons were sold to Belgium (8), Taiwan (1) and Mexico (1).

Kevin Saudoyez (BE)
Kevin auctioned all of his pigeons born between 2012 and 2018, because of an upcoming move. We had 105 pigeons in total, which raised 128,250 euro, or an average of 1,211 euro/bird. The most expensive pigeon was Stella, a national winner in Bourges. She will be transferred to China for 16,800 euro. The second most expensive pigeon is Le 452. And she will be joining Stella: this cock of the Golden Pair goes to China as well, for 11,600 euro. The pigeons were sold to fanciers from the following countries: China (32), Belgium (32), the United States (20), Taiwan (14), Germany (3), France (3), Japan (3), The Netherlands (3), India (2), Canada (1), Bangladesh (1) and Romania (1).

Martin De Poorter (NL) - 81 pigeons - 1,149 euro/bird
Martin auctioned off all of his pigeons from up until 2017. The 81 pigeons were sold for 93,075 euro, with an average of 1,149 euro per bird. The most expensive pigeon was New Rainman, which will be moving south, to Belgium, for 6,400 euro. The second most expensive pigeon was Bazinga, which went to a Chinese fancier for 3,600 euro.
The pigeons were sold to fanciers from across the globe: Belgium (26), Japan (17), Taiwan (11), The Philippines (8), China (7), The Netherlands (5), Romania (3), France (2), the UK (2), the United States (2), India (1), Italy (1), Kuwait (1) and Thailand (1).

Wojchiech Handerek (PL) - 11 pigeons - 1,205 euro/bird
11 youngsters of the best breeders were sold for 13,250 euro, with an average of 1,205 euro/bird. The highest bid went to Inbred Dakar 1327: 2,100 euro. The pigeons will be moving to Taiwan (6), Poland (4) and Belgium (1).

Arie Dijkstra (NL) - 4  pigeons - 1,625 euro/bird
Four Choco pigeons of Arie were offered for sale in a small auction; the total revenue was 6,500 euro, with an average of 1,625 euro/bird. The most expensive pigeon was Red Leonardo 592, which will be moving to Poland for 2,200 euro. The remaining three birds will be going to Germany (2) and the United States (1).

Bert Van Den Berghe (BE) - 16 pigeons - 1,947 euro/bird
Bert sold 16 pigeons in auction: one racing bird and 15 youngsters of his best breeders. The total revenue was 31,150 euro, which makes for an average sale price of 1,947 euro/bird. The most expensive bird was Royal Prince x Ruth, a grandson of Rudy (Vandenabeele). He was sold to a Chinese fancier for 3,600 euro. The pigeons are moving to China (7), Taiwan (4), the United States (2), Mexico (1), Belgium (1) and Iraq (1).