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Ivo Renders (Geel, BE): a top rank pigeon fancier

Ivo Renders developed into the man to beat in the longer middle distance in no time. Despite keeping only a limited number of pigeons, Ivo has been able to compete with some of the most renowned fanciers and to claim victory against some major teams. The size of his team did not keep him from becoming a great champion; he has won an impressive number of championship titles and top results over the years.

A solid foundation

Long before switching over to the longer middle distance in 2010, Ivo was well aware of the fact that you have to continue to make progress if you want to keep up with your opponents. So he decided to look for reinforcements on a regular basis. He would often obtain pigeons from lesser well known fanciers with a great reputation. From 2004 he started to introduce new pigeons into his existing breed every season, and we guess he was already anticipating a possible change to the longer middle distance later on. His current pigeon family consists of pigeons that were selected from the following bloodlines:

  • August Steemans (Herselt, BE)
  • Raf & Lars Luyckx (Geel, BE)
  • Jan Van Doninck (Meerhout, BE)
  • Jos Wouters (Heist-Goor, BE)
  • Fernand Mariën (Tielen, BE)
  • Walter Mertens (Mol, BE)
  • Vic Govaerts (Heist-Goor, BE)
  • Ulrich Lemmens (Balen, BE)

The breeding team consists almost exlcusively of breeding and racing birds with a proven record. Only the team's very best racing birds will get a spot in the breeding loft.

Sproetje and Fernand, the stock sire and stock dam of Renders

Two leading names in the breeding loft are without doubt Fernand (BE10-6358318) and Sproetje (BE09-6086881). And breeding hen Josepine (BE08-6058947) has played an important role in the further development of Ivo Renders's pigeon family as well.

BE09-6086881 - Sproetje (1st Semi-National Blois)

This fantastic stock dam won herself a 1st semi-national Blois and a 19th National Bourges, and her achievements as a breeder are quite impressive. Among her best youngsters are BE16-6050563 Favoriet William (a late youngster but one of Ivo's favourites), and most of all BE13-6031987 Jonge William. He is the sire of Golden William BE15-6222827 (2nd National Chateauroux), Prins William (a great racing bird), Prinses William, (co-winner of a 4th National Champion Longer Middle Distance KBDB 2016), Insanity William 2 BE16-6050519 (3 x top-100 national Ace Pigeon PIPA ranking), and Insanity William BE16-6050591 (co-winner of 8th National Champion Longer Middle Distance KBDB 2017). He is also the sire of BE13-6031955 Dubbele Semi, which is the sire of Eef (BE16-6050554), the best yearling PIPA ranking 2017 over 6 national races.


Eef, the best pigeon of 2017 for Ivo Renders and a granddaughter of Sproetje


Another youngster of Sproetje

Descendants of Sproetje have won the following prizes:

1st Ace Pigeon YLs PIPA ranking 2017 - 6 National races
1st Ace Pigeon YLs PIPA ranking 2017 - 7 National races
2nd, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 8th, 11th, 18th in PIPA rankings 2016 - 2017   
1st Ace Pigeon E-ride 2017
1st Provincial / 2nd National Chateauroux - 2,108 pigeons
At least 13 first prize winners
3rd Ace Pigeon Union Antwerp 2016
2nd Provincial Blois - 776 pigeons
5th Provincial Argenton - 6,214 pigeons
5th National Zone / 16th National Argenton - 4,012 pigeons
7th semi-National Vierzon - 43,639 pigeons
9th National Zone Bourges - 4,818 pigeons
10th National Zone Chateauroux - 6,258 pigeons
...

BE10-6358318 - Fernand - stock sire for Ivo Renders

Fernand is the number one stock sire for Ivo Renders. He is a 100% F & K Mariën. For his full pedigree click here.

Here are his three most successful youngsters:

Insanity 15 (13th National Issoudun of 5,670 pigeons)
Insanity 16 (11th National Argenton of 8,624 pigeons)
Insanity 91 (1st National Zone Bourges of 5,666 pigeons
/ 6th National of 24,019 pigeons)

Later generations of Ferdinand descendants have done even better:

2nd National Chateauroux - 2,108 pigeons
2nd Provincial Blois - 776 pigeons
3rd Ace Pigeon Union Antwerp 2016
5th National Argenton - 4,012 pigeons
5th National Zone / 16th National Argenton - 4,012 pigeons
8th Provincial Argenton - 3,669 pigeons/ 45th National 21,912 pigeons
8th Provincial Blois - 2,661 pigeons
9th National Zone 3,447 pigeons / 27th National La Souterraine 16,613 pigeons
At least 13 first prize winners
11th Ace Pigeon old birds 7 National races PIPA Ranking 2017
14th Ace Pigeon old birds 6 National races PIPA Ranking 2017
18th Ace Pigeon old birds 6 National races PIPA Ranking 2017
As well as a 26th-53rd-55th-64th-68th-72nd-78th-80th ace pigeons PIPA rankings

AnOther renowned breeder in this team is Fernanda (BE10-6358319), a nest sister of Fernand. She became the dam of Bertje (2nd National Montluçon), The Prince (2nd National Gueret), and she is the grandmofther of the first prize winner One Loft Race Belgium Masters in 2015 and Josephine, the partner of Fernand (BE08-6058947).

Marvellous results

Like we said, this team has been getting some great results over the years. Feel free to take a look at a PIPA report that was published earlier on, and in which we discuss the team's best racing birds of 2017. Click here to read the report.

The team has also won a remarkable number of national championship prizes:

8th National champion KBDB longer middle distance 2017
4th National champion KBDB longer middle distance YLs 2016

5th National champion KBDB longer middle distance YLs 2015
3rd National champion KBDB longer middle distance YLs 2015
Or four consecutive top 8 prizes in the national championships KBDB!

A fresh start

The entire racing team is now being offered for sale on PIPA. Still, there will be plenty of top clas birds left in the breeding loft for Ivo to make a fresh start in 2018 with a team of carefully picked youngsters of his proven breeders. We are confident that it will not take long before a new Insanity or William comes to the fore. This would demonstrate once again that the breeding loft of Ivo Renders is home to quite a number of renowned bloodlines.