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2012, another Olympic season for the loft Thibaut-Boons (Sombreffe, BE)

The 2012 season was simply sensational for this loft in Sombreffe and the results of the championships confirmed this. Jean-Marc has also had the chance to classify one of his pigeons for the Olympiad at Nitra after his very first olympic classification brought by Nels in Poznan in 2011 !

The pigeon who will represent our country in the category H (extreme middle distance) will bear a strong relation to the Thibaut-Boons loft as the pigeon from the Herbots Bros (1st belgian representative Cat. H) is nothing but a granddaughter of Kimi, the pigeon who set the lofts of Thibaut-Boons on the international pigeon map after he had won the title of National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB in 2005, while being also a part of the team who won the national title of Champion Middle Distance KBDB! 
Kimi (who is a grandson of the Pros, basis pigeons in Sombreffe) had been bought by the Herbots family after his triumph and he just let an indelible mark in their loft as their Els, the olympic hen of the Herbots Bros, has the blood of this National Ace Pigeon running in her veins !

- Els (BE 10-2192630)

2012 :
Olympic Pigeon Belgium Cat. H Nitra 2013
1st 'Aces of Aces' National LCB 2012
1st National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance LCB 2012
3rd National Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance KBDB 2012
1. Argenton reg          –   465 p. (538 km)
    3. Nat Zone          – 2,064 p.
1. Nevers club           –   136 p. (448 km)
2. Montluçon I.prov      – 1,536 p. (529 km)
4. Argenton I.prov       – 2,203 p.
35. Nat Zone             – 3,654 p.
5. La Souterraine I.prov –   814 p. (574 km)
5. Toury reg             –   214 p. (371 km)
5. Toury reg             –   300 p.
6. Chateauroux I.prov    – 3,199 p. (509 km)
6. Nevers I.prov         – 1,381 p.
6. Sens club             –   133 p. (318 km)
9. Montluçon             –   605 p.
10. Bourges I.prov       – 2,406 p. (458 km)

Father: Son super 399 and this Super 399 is a son of the famous Nationaal 1 from Karel Schellens who has won the 1st national Bourges in 1987.
Mother: Elize, daughter of the pair Kimi x Daughter Atilla. As said previously, Kimi has won the title of National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB '05 while Atilla was crowned 1st Ace Pigeon Middle Distance LCB + BDS in '03. In conclusion, a crossing of star x star, placed in good hands it could only lead to the rise of an Olympic pigeon!

2012, a wonderful year !

The racers of Jean-Marc were on the right track during the 2012 season and they dominated the provincial middle distance events. This could only lead to a few honourable classifications in numerous championships and we have all listed them for you :

1st Provincial Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Olds KBDB Namur (Rihanna)
1st Provincial Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Youngsters KBDB Namur 
1st 'Aces of Aces' National Youngsters LCB 
1st 'Aces of Aces' Youngsters 'Région Wallonne' LCB
1st General Champion Middle Distance Région Wallonne LCB
2nd Provincial Champion Heavy Middle Distance KBDB Namur
2nd Provincial Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Olds KBDB Namur (Jessy)
2nd Provincial Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Youngsters KBDB Namur
2nd Ace Pigeon Middle Distance LCB (Rihanna)
2nd Ace Pigeon Middle Distance Youngsters LCB
3rd Ace Pigeon Middle Distance LCB (Estelle)
4th General Champion Middle Distance Youngsters LCB
5th Provincial Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Olds KBDB Namur (Pros Secret)
6th Provincial Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Olds KBDB Namur (Claudia)
8th General Champion Région Wallonne Youngsters LCB
9th National Champion Yearlings KBDB
11th Best National Loft Pigeonneaux LCB 
11th Aces of Aces National LCB (Rihanna)
13th General Champion 'Région Wallonne' Olds-Yearlings LCB 
18th Best National Loft Olds-Yearlings LCB
20th Aces of Aces National LCB (Estelle)

Due to the large amount of classifications obtained in various championships, we have limited ourselves to the provincial & national level as well as the championships from La Colombophilie Belge (LCB). Jean-Marc has won no less than 5 differents titles of champion, 5 x 2nd and 1 x 3rd! An exceptional balance for our friend! It is now time to introduce to you the pigeons that made this possible.

Nitra 2013 thanks to Rihanna

We said it above, Jean-Marc already had the opportunity to classify one of his pigeon during the Olympiads of Poznan in 2011 thanks to his Nels, a direct son of his Old Pros who had a strong performance list in the middle distance races. He just made it a second time thanks to the results obtained by Rihanna, one of the best pigeons that flew in Belgium in 2012! Have a look:

- Rihanna (BE 10-8016057)

Olympic Pigeon Belgium Cat. H Nitra 2013
1st Provincial Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance KBDB Namur 2012
2nd National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance LCB 2012
11th Aces of Aces National LCB 2012
01/05 Soissons           -   368 p. : 1
06/05 Trelou             -   532 p. : 31
13/05 Nanteuil           -   641 p. : 5
26/05 Dijon I.prov       - 1,528 p. : 38
02/06 Nevers I.prov      - 2,182 p. : 11
09/06 Châteauroux I.prov - 2,822 p. : 3
17/06 Montluçon I.prov   - 1,105 p. : 1
23/06 Montluçon I.prov   - 2,112 p. : 19
30/06 Argenton I.prov    - 1,970 p. : 9
07/07 Nevers Prov.       -   383 p. : 1
14/07 Bourges Reg.       -   333 p. : 3
21/07 Vervins            -   199 p. : 19
28/07 Bourges I.prov     - 2,484 p. : 52
04/08 Vervins            -   112 p. : 14
11/08 Argenton I.prov    - 1,138 p. : 66
19/08 Vervins            -   124 p. : 15
08/09 Guéret I.prov      -   744 p. : 55

A sensational racing hen who was basketed for 13 weeks in a row starting at the end of May and who was entered for 10 longer middle distance races in a row, so more than 5,000 kilometers/prizes! With her Olympic classification in Nitra, this flying machine harvests the fruits of her efforts! But when you take a look at her pedigree, you notice that she comes from the best:

Father: Alpha, direct Ghenen-Peeters (NL), he has Koopman blood in his veins and comes from the lines of the Kleine Dirk, Kannibaal, etc. The top of the top!
Mother: Shakira, the super breeding hen of the loft, directly purchased at Deno-Herbots and daughter of the Blauwe Bliksem x Violetta, a.o. parents of Gina, 1st National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB '08. She became a supreme breeding hen as she is mother of numerous racers like La 12, Prodigia, Lisa, Matis, etc. But her superior genes are easily transmitted to her descendant as she is already grand-mother of solid guys like Raikonen, Gloria, etc.
(click here to check her pedigree)

- Estelle (BE 10-8016032)

3rd Ace Pigeon Middle Distance LCB 2012
13/05 Nanteuil reg          -    641 p. : 42
19/05 Orléans reg           -    555 p. : 1
26/05 Toury I.prov          -  1,979 p. : 38
02/06 Toury I.prov          -  1,655 p. : 9
09/06 Toury reg             -    255 p. : 29
30/06 Toury reg             -    261 p. : 21
21/07 Vervins reg           -    199 p. : 17
28/07 Bourges Nat           - 10,035 p. : 25
11/08 Argenton I.prov       -  1,138 p. : 4
      Argenton Nat          -  4,782 p. : 62
23/08 La Souterraine I.prov -  1,035 p. : 3
      La Souterraine Nat    -  4,699 p. : 45

Father: Philou, descendant of the old lines from the loft of Thibaut-Boons, its not the first time that he gives something good as he is the father of Lio who won Châteauroux 2/1.132 & Bourges 30/5.066
Mother: Grand daughter Kimi, so from the terrific Kimi who decidedly had a lot of influence on the middle distance events of our country in 2012!
(click here to check her pedigree)

Why a total auction ?

Running a busy business dedicated to animal welfare, he has simply decided to take some rest concerning the pigeon sport as it causes him a lot of stress. He also needs to focus more on his family so that's why the choice of a total auction was quite inevitable. However, Jean-Marc will continue with his 2012 generation and, who knows, he will probably come back stronger than ever in a few years! As he has a lot of pigeon skills, we don't doubt of that!

Jean-Marc, good luck for the rest of your career and take care!