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The most renowned pigeon in The Netherlands, Harry of Jan Hooymans, is no longer with us

He was praised across the globe for his fantastic results, and he was even more famed for his enormous breeding qualities: NL07-2007621, also known as Harry, has died. Diagnosed with a tumor, Jan Hooymans was forced to put one of his favourite pigeons to sleep last week.

Harry, himself a very talented racing bird (winner of a 1st Blois - 37,728 p./ 1st Chateauroux 22,340 p./ 3rd Chateaudun - 21,520 p.) and a world class breeding bird, has left his mark on the competition, and he will continue to do so, in numerous pigeon lofts both in The Netherlands and abroad.

This highly talented bird was given a spot in Jan Hooymans's breeding bird, where he enabled numerous fanciers to have some great moments. A good example would be the preliminary title of 1st National Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance NPO 2018 of M&M Kramer, bred from a grandson of Harry.

Harry did have some exceptional breeding abilities indeed, as you can tell from this brief overview of references from his descendants:

Achievements of the Harry dynasty (this was in 2018 alone!):

1.   NPO Gien                         4.607 b.    Gr.son Stamkoppel        J. Hooymans
1.   NPO Chateaudun                   1.974 b.    Son Cees                 J. Hooymans
1.   Nat. Sect.4 Sens                 8.762 b.    Gr.son Harry             Tj. & J. Elzinga
1.   Nat. Ancenis (710km) UK          5.160 b.    Gr.son Stamkoppel        John Crehan
1.   Prov. Limoges (22 min. Lead)     1.422 b.    Grandchild Harry         Bosmans – Leekens
2.   National Limoges                15.789 b.    “     “                  “    “     “     “    
1.   Prov. Asse Zellik Afd.7          8.257 b.    Son Harry Junior         J. Hooymans
1.   NPO Prov. Morlincourt Afd.11     8.939 b.    Grandson Harry           Tj. & J. Elzinga
1.   Prov. Limoges Afd.4              2.712 b.    Gr.gr.child Sunny Boy    Thijs Vluggen
1.   Nat. N.U. Bergerac Zone 1        2.482 b.    Gr.gr.child Stamkoppel   J. Hooymans
1.   Int.Prov. Guilianova               926 b.    Grandchild New Harry     Padov-Correggiari
1.   Hullavington                     5.633 b.    Gr.child Cees + Alexia   John Crehan
1.   Asse Zellik                      4.944 b.    Child New Harry          C. v.d. Wetering
1.   Nanteuil                         3.607 b.    Gr.child Stamkoppel      C. v.d. Wetering
1.   Tewkesbury                       1.943 b.    Gr.child Harry           John Crehan
1.   Sezanne                            816 b.    G.grandchild  Harry      L. Dautzenberg
1.   Cheltenham                       1.564 b.    Gr.child Stamkoppel      John Crehan
1.   Charleville                      1.071 b.    Gr.child New Harry       J. Hendriks & Zn.
1.   Worcester                          797 b.    Gr.child New Harry       John Crehan
1.   Melun Andrezel                     391 b.    Gr.child Harry           C. v.d. Wetering
2.   Nat. Bourges                    16.658 b.    Gr.son James Bond        Diny van Oss
2.   Nat. Agen Jaarlingen             4.086 b.    Gr.child Stamkoppel      Bert Vandenberghe
2.   NPO Issoudun                     5.233 b.    G.grandchild Harry       J. Hendriks & Zn.
2.   NPO La Souterraine               3.087 b.    Gr.son “Beauty Harry”    G.J. de Hoogh & Zn.
2.   Asse Zellik Afd.7                8.257 b.    Sister New Harry         C. v.d. Wetering
2.   Asse Zellik                      4.944 b.    Gr.child New Harry       C. v.d. Wetering
2.   Lessines                         4.091 b.    Gr.child Harry           C. v.d. Wetering
2.   Asse Zellik                      2.091 b.    Son Harry Junior         C. v.d. Wetering
2.   Orleans                          1.255 b.    Gr.child Stamkoppel      C. v.d. Wetering
2.   Prov. Limoges Afd.4              2.712 b.    Gr.gr.child Sunny Boy    Thijs Vluggen
2.   Hullavington                     5.633 b.    Gr.child Harry           John Crehan
2.   Cheltenham                       1.564 b.    Gr.child Stamkoppel      John Crehan
3.   Yeovil                           9.975 b.    Gr.child Harry           John Crehan
3.   Teletext Pont St Maxence         5.669 b.    Gr.child Harry           Fam. Bambacht
3.   Asse Zellik                      4.944 b.    Child Beauty Harry       C. v.d. Wetering
3.   Asse Zellik                      2.091 b.    Gr.son New Harry         C. v.d. Wetering
3.   Lessines                         2.628 b.    Gr.child Beauty Harry    Diny van Oss
3.   Prov. Rethel                    19.650 b.    Grandchild Harry         L. Dautzenberg
3.   Peronne                          4.093 b.    Gr.child Harry           C. v.d. Wetering
3.   Charleville                      2.513 b.    Gr.gr.child Harry        L. Dautzenberg
3.   Charleville                      4.091 b.    Gr.child Harry           L. Dautzenberg
4.   Nat. Bourges                    16.658 b.    Son “Harry Junior”       J. Hooymans
4.   NPO Orleans                      5.228 b.    Grandchild New Harry     Poelstra & Znn
4.   NPO Fontenay                     2.265 b.    Gr.gr.child Harry        M. & M. Kramer
4.   Lessines                         2.628 b.    Grandchild Harry         Diny van Oss
5.   NPO Chateauroux                  4.067 b.    Gr.child Harry – Cees    Hoffman – Regtop
5.   NPO Roye                         5.996 b.    Gr.child James Bond      C. v.d. Wetering
5.   Charleville                      4.091 b.    Gr.child Harry           L. Dautzenberg
6.   Teletekst Pont St Maxence        5.669 b.    Gr.child Stamkoppel      C. v.d. Wetering
6.   NPO Roye                         5.996 b.    Gr.son Harry / New H.    C. v.d. Wetering
6.   Nanteuil                         3.607 b.    Child New Harry          C. v.d. Wetering
6.   Charleville                      4.091 b.    Gr.child Sunny Boy       L. Dautzenberg
7.   NPO Roye                         5.996 b.    Child New Harry          C. v.d. Wetering
7.   NPO Laon                         4.185 b.    Gr.gr.child Harry        M & M Kramer
7.   NPO Argenton                     2.853 b.    Gr.gr.child Harry        M & M Kramer
7.   Pt St Maxence                    1.153 b.    Gr.child New Harry       Poelstra & Znn
8.   NPO Pithiviers                   5.717 b.    Gr.child Harry & Cees    Hoffman – Regtop
8.   NPO Roye                         5.996 b.    Gr.child New Harry       C. v.d. Wetering
8.   I-Prov. Falconara                  984 b.    Gr.child New Harry       Padov-Correggiari
8.   NPO Chateaudun                   3.505 b.    Gr.child Stamkoppel      J. Hooymans
9.   Nat. Chateauroux Sec.III         8.623 b.    Gr.gr.child Harry        Diny van Oss
9.   NPO Chateaudun                   3.505 b.    Gr.son Harry & Alexia    C. v.d. Wetering
9.   NPO Issoudun                     5.233 b.    Gr.child Doutzen         Jo Hendriks & Zn.
9.   Teletext Pont St Maxence         5.669 b.    Gr.child Harry           C. v.d. Wetering
10.  NPO Chateaudun                   3.505 b.    Daughter New Harry       J. Hooymans
10.  NPO Chateauroux                  2.383 b.    Son Alexia               J. Hooymans
10.  Asse Zellik                      4.944 b.    Gr.gr.child New Harry    Janssens/IJpelaar

Click here for an even longer and even more impressive list of references and top results with descendants of Harry since he joined the breeding loft in 2009


Jan Hooymans and his precious Harry