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Capelle Marc - 1st & 2nd Ace pigeon national sprint 2008

Marc Capelle - Baudour<br> 1st & 2nd Ace pigeon national sprint 2008<br> 2nd National champion Sprint 2008

1st Ace pigeon national sprint 2002
1st Ace pigeon national sprint 2005
1st Ace pigeon national sprint 2008
2nd National champion sprint zone B 2002
2nd Ace pigeon national sprint 2007
2nd Ace pigeon national sprint 2008
2nd National champion sprint 2008
3rd National champion sprint 2005
3rd Ace pigeon national sprint 2006
4th National champion young 1999
6th National champion sprint 2007
7th Ace pigeon national sprint2004
9th National champion sprint 2004

Marc Capelle is without doubt one of the best sprint racers in the country.
Originating in 2002, this colony consists of a handful of breeding pigeons and a maximum of 12 widowers.
This mini-colony has the habit of breeding a national Ace pigeon every three years ... who can do better ?
Since starting in 1998, Marc has had, mainly in the sprint, no less than 13 notations in the national championships KBDB. Every year there is a tough sporting contest between Marc, Patrick Lismont or a certain Luc Poncelet to fire the head bird.
With a title of National Belgian champion and two of vice Champion we can say that Marc was the big winner in 2008.

Performance
Marc is an ex school teacher and started with the pigeons in 1998, mainly with the pedigree Michel Ladrière from Bury plus a few pigeons from the pigeon market in Lier. He soon achieved good results, even in 1999.
He was 4th national champion starters. An honoured championship which has previously been won by no-one less than Lambert Creten, Gorniak Gebroeders, Davy Tournelle and Julien Huart).
A few pigeons from the breeding station Simons were added to the breeding pigeons (including an extra breeder "De 339/99" , and more recently Albert Delange-pigeons from Ath (the mother of the national Ace pigeon comes from this loft)
The breeding pigeons are quite rare. The new acquisitions are crossed with the existing basis to keep the homogeneity of the colony.
Marc doesn’t hesitate in placing youngsters out of his rich pedigree directly to breed.

Method
Our host doesn’t like a lot of tralala ... : the widowers and the breeding pigeons are coupled at St. Catherina. The racing pigeons breed one or two youngsters depending on the talent of the father. When the youngsters are 18 days old they are put into their allocated loft together with the mother.
The racing pigeons are then re-coupled on the 1st of March and brood for 5 or 6 days before being put into widowhood. The season starts at the beginning of April and the racing pigeons leave every weekend until the beginning of August. They then find their other partner again and are allowed to brood until they leave the nest. Then the moulting follows.
Late youngsters are never bred. At the beginning of the week they are given "depurative" until the Tuesday evening, then the switch is made to "Luikse" mixture, from Thursday, more than enough to eat ...
In the middle of the week they are given vitamins. The early youngsters are separated at the middle of April begin May and the pigeons are raced with the sliding door system. They are given as much sport mixture as they want.
Nothing special, this is not the secret to his success.
The secret, if we may call it that, is very simple : a widower’s loft with only 12 boxes, which forces a draconian selection, which many fanciers seem to have forgotten nowadays. We sometimes keep useless birds just because there is a place available.
10 occupied places instead of 12. There is no secret, or is this one of them? No place for weaklings and that’s it!


The youngsters have to achieve a maximum number of prizes per 10 in order to gain a place in the widower’s loft : if they take part in a race 10 times then they have to achieve a minimum of 8 prizes, wherefrom 6 per 10. The selection continues throughout the season (for example : 9 yearlings at the beginning of the season, 4 left in the middle of July).
The year 2009 will be started with 8 yearlings and 4 old pigeons.

Where the medical side of things is concerned, the man of science is only consulted at the beginning of the season for the necessary vaccination, the one used is Colombovac and this is given in the middle of March.
During the season the pigeons are given something for tricho every 3 weeks.

- Chronic back pains make it impossible for Marc to clean his lofts every day. The floors are covered with grids to make the day task easier.
- There are large drawers at the front of the loft to help with the cleaning.
- The drinking bowls are placed high up to avoid contact with dust.
- Few pigeons, and a strict selection.
- Marc is a 100% sprint racer, 12 widowers and 30 youngsters, not one more

'Blue Mirakel'
- 1st Ace pigeon national sprint 2008
F : 9057537/06
Gr f : 9103503/03 - half-brother 2nd Ace pigeon sprint 07 (Simons X Ladrière)
Gr m :9081918/01 – nest sister of the 1st national Ace pigeon sprint 02 (036/00 X 039/00)
M : 9007023/06 - Delange A. (Ath)
Gr f : 9136383/03 - (Delange X Engels)
Gr m :9092524/02 - (Dobbelaere X Denorre)

Prizes achieved Ace pigeon national sprint :

Date

Race

Nr. pigeons

Place

12/04
Soissons
779
6th
20/04
Nanteuil
670

1st

26/04
Nanteuil
1074

1st

03/05
Soissons
857
3rd
10/05
Nanteuil
809
4th
24/05
Nanteuil
474
6th
21/06
Nanteuil
441

1st

05/07
Soissons
309
2nd

Which meant a coefficient of 3,9966

' Thunder Flash'
- 3rd Ace pigeon national sprint 2006 & 3rd Ace pigeon sprint Olympiad Dortmund 2008
F : 9025649/04
Gr f : 1438339/99 (Simons – basis breeder)
Gr m :9119364/99 (Ladrière from Bury)
M : 9025605/04
Gr f : 6528562/99 – Bought from the market in Lier
Gr m : 6528559/99 - Bought from the market in Lier

 

Results sent in for Olympiad :

Date

Race

Nr. pigeons

Place

In 2007
Soissons
1112

1st

-
Soissons
336

1st

-
Virton
342

1st

-
Nanteuil
294

1st

In 2008
Soissons
726

1st

-
Colégien
326
2nd
-
Soissons
334
4th
-
Soissons
309
2nd
-
Nanteuil
474
8th
-
Nanteuil
787
3rd
-
Soissons
819
8th
 

'9067834/07' - 2nd national Ace pigeon sprint 2008

Prizes sent in 2nd Ace pigeon national sprint :

Date

Race

Nr. pigeons

Place

20/04
Nanteuil
670
3rd
26/04
Nanteuil
805
6th
03/05
Soissons
857
9th
10/05
Nanteuil
809
5th
18/05
Collégien
547

1st

08/06
Nanteuil
196
2nd
21/06
Nanteuil
441
3rd
02/08
Nanteuil
192
2nd

Which meant a coefficient of 5,2653

 

Results sent in for the title 2nd national champion sprint :

Date

Race

Nr. pigeons

Place

20/04
Nanteuil
604
16 & 9
26/04
Nanteuil
1074
101 & 28
03/05
Soissons
819
8 & 6
24/05
Nanteuil
474
8 & 24
05/07
Soissons
334
4 & 3
12/07
Nanteuil
294
24 &1st
26/07
Collégien
326
2 & 10
02/08
Nanteuil
217
2 & 9

Which meant a coefficient of 43,9592

Results 2008 - old & yearlings
12/04 Soissons 726 old : 1,71,… 3/3
12/04 Soissons 779 yrl : 6, 7, 8, 9,42, 5/9
20/04 Nanteuil 604 old :5,9,16 and 3/3
20/04 Nanteuil 670 yrl : 1,2,3,4,5,6,38 and 7/7
26/04 Nanteuil 1074 old : 1,28,42,101 and 4/4
26/04 Nanteuil 805 yrl : 1,2,3,4,6,… and 7/7
03/05 Soissons 819 old : 3,6,7,8,12 and 5/5
03/05 Soissons 857 yrl : 3,5,9,11 and 4/4
10/05 Nanteuil 787 old : 3,4,30,.. and 4/4
10/05 Nanteuil 809 yrl : 1,4,5,22,29,41 and 6/6
18/05 Collégien 538 old : 6,24,25,33,35,.. and 7/9
18/05 Collégien 547 yrl : 1, 6, 7, 10,14, and 6/6
24/05 Nanteuil 474 old: 4, 6, 8,24 and 4/4
24/05 Nanteuil 428 yrl : 2, 6, 7, 8,9, and 5/6
07/06 Nanteuil 301 old : 22,24…and 3/4
07/06 Nanteuil 196 yrl : 2, 10, 12,18, and 5/5
21/06 Nanteuil 441 old : 1,3,… and 4/4
21/06 Nanteuil 359 yrl : 1,3,31,39,.. and 4/5
28/06 Melun 426 old : 6,37, and 2/4
28/06 Melun 349 yrl : 23 and 1/4
05/07 Soissons 331 old : 3,4,7,25 and 4/4
05/07 Soissons 309 yrl : 1,2,3,9 and 4/4
12/07 Nanteuil 294 old : 1,24,38,.. and 3/4
12/07 Nanteuil 292 yrl : 7, 18, 19,62 and 4/4
20/07 Creil 94 old : 5,29 and 2/2
20/07 Creil 194 yrl : 3, 7,24 and 3/3
26/07 Collégien 326 old : 2,10,24 and 3/3
26/07 Collégien 290 yrl : 3,12 and 2/2
02/08 Nanteuil 217 old : 2,9 and 2/2
02/08 Nanteuil 192 yrl : 1 and 1/2
16/08 Nanteuil 174 old : 1,9 and 2/2

Results 2008 - youngsters
15/06 Noyon 493 youngsters : 7,30,36,38,38,48,… and 11/23
29/06 Ecouen 598 youngsters : 1,2,4,10,30,40,.. and 13/21
06/07 Creil 527 youngsters : 2, 30,40, and 9/22
13/07 Creil 732 youngsters : 1, 12, 13, 14, 33, 35, 36,71, and 13/19
20/07 Creil 845 youngsters : 1,6,10,14,32,35,45,45,47,52,.. and 12/20
27/07 Ecouen 705 youngsters : 1,2,3,4,11,32,38,46,64,.. and 14/16
03/08 Creil 500 youngsters : 9,13,15,21,24,26,35,40,41,44,46,.. and 17/17
10/08 Creil 615 youngsters : 6, 7, 9, 35,51, and 9/9
17/08 Ecouen 584 youngsters : 8,53, and 9/12