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Damien Baert (BE) - Equal to itself in 2012 !

To successfully maintain your level at the top during numerous years, you need to own racers of great class! For Damien Baert, it became an obligation for his pigeons if they want to receive a box in the racing loft!

Damien is a pigeon fancier in heart & soul who always wanted to go further in the practice of his hobby. He always wanted to compete against the best to test the quality of his pigeon breed. Due to his geographic localization, he compete against the cream of the crop of the south of Belgium (Casaert M & G, Casaert-Sénéchal, Beukenne father & son, André Allemeersch, etc). This is the only way to make you progress because if you want to beat these loft, you need to basket pigeons firt class pigeons, racers who are able to make the difference as fast as possible. Racing in the area of Tournai is not withou risk as compete against this kind of loft can disgust you forever about the pigeon sport. But those who want to achieve great results and those who put all the chance on their side always ends to see the end of the line. Since the end of the '90's, our friend has won several top prizes that a lot of pigeon fanciers owe him and his success at the national level gave him the opportunity to attract well known fanciers from Belgium.

We already explained it in a previous report, the success can be sometimes found at the corner of your street. For Damien, it was the discovery of a golden breeding pair  ('Joel' x 'La Flamande'), a very harmless discovery as the cock was purchased in the loft of a small local fancier while the hen was bought on the Lier market. It is the proof that the success is not only possible with the purchase of great pedigrees, even if it really helps to go faster. It wasn't the opposite in Ere and Damien successfully obtained a superior yield when he crossed the descendants of his golden breeding pair with pigeons coming from Eric Limbourg, André Roodhooft or the Herbots brothers.
For the crossings obtained with the pigeons of the first mentionned, the result was quite sensationnal: 1st national Argenton from 10,571 olds (highest speed of 30,328 p.) booked by 'Diego' (son of 'Tatiana', daughter of the basis pair).
The following year, the 'Connor' made it happen again with the 1st Interprovincial Vierzon from more than 11.000 pigeons just before one of his sister, 'Mandy', classified herself at the 6th national place from Bourges against more than 32.000 pigeons.
We also find back the fuel of the loft there as their father, 'Cody', is a direct son of the golden pair. In short, you have understood it, this pair is a real pedestal and all the results who permitted to Damien to become famous at the national level are depending of this pair. As a fine pigeon breeder, Damien strenghtened this source when he crossed her with descendants from some well renowned lines. Not surprizing then that he has won a national victory, a zonal victory as well as an interprovincial victory in only two years of time. And this without talking about the national title of Ace pigeon yearlings LCB...

Baert-Debuscheere: an association full of promise

Since 2 years now, Damien Baert & Roger Debuscheere (Lokeren, BE) decided to race under a partnership so that they can focus on the national races calendar, as well as the long distance races. As everybody knows, Roger Debuscheere owns a magnificient collection of pigeons, probably one of the most impressive from Belgium. And Damien is nowadays the 'master': he choose the couplings, target the purchases, etc. He decide of everything! With such quality put in the hands of such a fine pigeon maniac, the results of the coming years might be wonderfull!

2012, end of an era

The 2012 season begun on the wheels mostly thanks to the flying conditions during the races of Bourges and Châteauroux, races who occured with head wind and heat, flying conditions that the pigeons from the Baert colony particulary like. However, it was the last season of the actual racing team as Damien decided to take a new challenge with his new partner. The ideal occasion to introduce you the best pigeons of the colony!

- 'Pol' (BE 10-9034389)

2012:
Pont     13/231
Toury    12/551
Vierzon  31/317
Bourges  2/322
 prov    12/1,859
 Zone A  32/6,402
 Nat     44/20,589
Argenton 31/252
 prov   101/1,209
2011:
Châteauroux Zone A 11/10,587
 National          18/25,263

Father: 'Andréas' (BE 07-9028270), 100% Roodhooft and super racer with a 1st Argenton 447 p., 1st Châteauroux 541 p., 2nd Châteauroux prov 1,670 p., 57th Châteauroux 9,030 p., 57th Bourges nat 13,354 p., etc. coming from the line of the '036' Roodhooft who was Ace Pigeon at the Antwerp Union during two seasons in a row.
Mother: 'Blue white pen' (BE 08-9041227), daughter of the couple 'Nils' x 'Justine'. 'Nils is a son of the basis couple formed by 'Joel' x 'La Flamande' and was a super racer with a.o. 1st Bourges 2,050 p., 18th Bourges nat 11,875 p., 1st La Souterraine 3,482 p., 1st Châteauroux 2,516 p. & 6th Châteauroux 12,992 p.
'Justine' comes from Maurice & Grégory Casaert and is a full daughter of their famous 'Cheyenne'.

- 'Juste' (BE 11-9070703)

2011:
Pont      13/545
Bourges   5/483
 prov     14/2,237
 CFW      29/9,071
 Nat      102/31,719
Argenton  19/291 
 prov     132/1,539
Blois     34/238 
Guéret    40/122 
2012:
Toury     53/474
Bourges   64/404
Montluçon 12/223
Argenton  1/337
 prov     4/1,864
 Zone A   49/8,476
 Nat      162/22,384
Bourges   21/196
Bourges   4/162

Father: 'Esteban' (BE 04-9115007), son of the basis pair 'Joel' x 'La Flamande', he was himself a strong racer when he won 1st Chantilly 392 p., 2nd Toury 475 p., 9th Pithiviers 635 p. & 50th Châteauroux 11,526 p.
Mother: 'Ima' (BE 07-9016058), breeding hen and daughter of 'Harry' x 'Eléa'. 'Harry' is another son of the basis couple 'Joel' x 'La Flamande' and was also a fine racer with  1st Cambrai 346 p., 1st Chantilly 305 p., 2nd Dourdan 446 p., 8th Dourdan 556 p. 'Eléa' is a daughter of 'Nils' (introduced above) and is then a grand-daughter of the basis couple. As a young hen, she won 1st Guéret 152 p. & 86th national de 10,670 p.

- 'Eneo' (BE 10-9034307), 100% Herbots brothers

2010:
Bourges        31/375
Toury          54/615
La Souterraine 14/224
Blois          14/224
Guéret         5/162
2011:
Nanteuil       21/363
Dourdan        28/647
Vierzon        6/240
  Iprov        119/6,659
Orléans        1/112
2012:
Pont           25/231
Toury          57/551
Vierzon        12/317
  Iprov        516/6,257
Bourges        1/322
   prov        10/1,859
   Nat         38/20,589

Father: 'Helio' (BE 08-5119390), descendant of the lines 'Number 2' x 'Simon'.
Mother: 'Talia' (BE 08-2169918), out of the pair 'Son Figo Reynaert' x 'Daughter Number 1'. The 'Number 1' was 1st National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB '99 !

- 'Hugo' (BE 10-9034308), brother of the previous one

2011:
Nanteuil    14/363
Vierzon     5/240
  Iprov     99/6,659
Argenton    14/1,283
    Nat     233/19,782
Orléans     37/112
2012:
Pont        27/231
Vierzon     8/317
 Iprov      447/6,257
Bourges     67/322
Châteauroux 75/275
Montluçon   40/400
Argenton    3/252
   prov     11/1,209

- 'Fiona' (BE11-9070781)

2012:
Tulle     1/175 
 Nat     30/10.251
Vierzon   1/149
 Prov    15/1.010
Argenton 12/2.249
 Nat     43/7.046
La Ferté  8/118
Bourges 344/4.760

Father: 'Etan', direct Herbots bros, own son of 'Yvan', 1st National Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance KBDB '09 & 4th National Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance KBDB '08. His father is a direct son of the 'Bliksem' Vandenabeele while his mother is a daughter of the famous '155' x 'Daughter fénoménale' (1st National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB early in the 2000's)
Mother: 'Sister Matthias', direct from Bernard Van Renterghem, daughter of the basis pair 100% Roodhooft A. and sister of the famous 'Matthias' who was Olympic pigeon in Ostende in '05 as well as 5th National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB!

Best results from 2012

22/04 Pont - 248 yearlings : 7, 8, 22, 23, 27, 28, 34, 57, 59, 80 & 10/17
29/04 Ecouen - 173 yearlings : 8, 9, 10, 16, 20, 21, 22, 47, 54 & 9/17
06/05 Pont - 231 vieux : 1, 12, 13, ... 6/8
12/05 Toury - 551 vieux : 12, 14, 21, ... 4/5
12/05 Toury - 366 yearlings : 12, 20 & 2/4
19/05 Toury - 436 vieux : 1, ... 4/7
19/05 Vierzon loc - 317 vieux : 3, 8, 12, 31 & 4/4
      Vierzon DH - 954 vieux : 11, 43, 55, ... 3/4
      Vierzon Iprov - 6,257 vieux : 153, 447, 516, ... 3/4
26/05 Bourges loc - 322 vieux : 1, 2, 11, 12, 17, 19, ... 7/10
      Bourges prov - 1,859 vieux : 10, 12, 35, 38, 58, 64, ... 7/10
      Bourges CFW - 5,044 vieux : 10, 14, 70, 74, 119, 129, ... 6/10
      Bourges Zone A - 6,402 vieux : 27, 32, 135, 144, 228, 242, ...6/10
      Bourges Nat - 20,589 vieux : 38, 44, 252, 268, 426, 466, ... 6/10
26/05 Bourges Nat - 16,859 yearlings : 418, 651, etc
02/06 Châteauroux loc - 275 vieux : 16, 20, ... 3/8
      Châteauroux prov - 1,315 vieux : 54, 77, ... 3/8
02/06 Châteauroux prov - 1,299 yearlings : 31, 101, 181, 254, 256, 402 & 6/14
30/06 Argenton loc - 252 vieux : 1, 3, ... 3/8
      Argenton prov - 1,209 vieux : 7, 11, 101, ... 3/8
      Argenton Nat - 12,390 vieux : 366, etc
30/06 Argenton loc - 337 yearlings : 1, 6, 17, 21, 28, ... 6/7
      Argenton prov - 1,864 yearlings : 4, 25, 106, 119, 160 & 5/7
      Argenton Zone A - 8,476 yearlings : 49, etc
      Argenton Nat - 22,384 yearlings : 162, etc
07/07 Toury - 867 jeunes : 1, 2, 8, 11, 17, 22, 38, 59, 61, 69, 86, ... 21/68
15/07 Pont - 364 jeunes : 3, 6, 10, 16, ... 4/5
15/07 Bourges loc - 119 yearlings : 1, 3, 14, 16, ... 4/6
21/07 Orléans - 781 jeunes : 1, 2, 7, 9, 15, 16, 30, 32, 36, 43, 44, 47, 48, 51, 53, 62, 65, ... 29/43
28/07 Bourges loc - 418 jeunes : 19, 23, 35, 41, ... 12/45
04/08 Toury - 620 jeunes : 3, 9, 25, 26, 27, 35, 36, 42, 43, 45, 60, ... 21/35
02/09 Soissons - 200 jeunes : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, ... 42/51