Loft Jos Vercammen (Vremde, BE) is having a great 2015

They did outstandingly well with the old birds and the yearlings, and with a group of youngsters that managed to overwhelm their opponents. The racing team of Jos and Lars Vercammen are again in great shape this season.

2015 is another great season for Lars and Jos


The loft of Jos Vercammen has been quite outstanding throughout the 2015 season; they performed at an exceptional level both with the olds, the one year olds and the young birds. We believed they would have hard time matching their results of 2014, but we thought the same back in 2013, 2012 and in all previous seasons. However, they seem to continue their winning streak. Some fanciers have argued that many news reports are dealing with the same lofts over and over but there is no denying that winners are much more interesting to write about than the peloton. It is up to the other fanciers to become prize winners themselves. Jos and Lars have showed in recent years that they are without doubt among the prize winners in the peloton. Their pigeons have appeared successful in many different races and competitions. It would take us too far to include very top result of 2015 (their full palmares of 2015 can be found here) but we provide an overview of their best results so far:

06/06/2015 Chateauroux (526km)
Club St. Job 581 yearlings: 1, 3, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 23, 34, 36, 38, 42, 43, 56, 59,…  22/29   
National z. 7,877 yearlings: 2, 4, 41, 44, 45, 76, 85,…  22/29
National 25,710 yearlings: 5, 9,…  22/29 
11/07/2015 Brive (704km)
Club St. Job 218 yearlings: 1, 2, 4,…
National 9,049 yearlings: 37,…
Club St. Job 135 old birds: 3,…
Provincial 741 old birds: 11,…
11/07/2015 Souppes (357km)
ZAV (South Antwerp Union) 1,595 youngsters: 1, 2, 3, 10, 13, 25, 26, 27, 40, 41, 57, 59, 64, 75, 83, 84, 86,…  44/55
(2nd fastest of 9,294 young birds in the province of Antwerp)

Elektro (BE08-6174630)

One of the foundations of their current success story is without doubt Elektro. He is a son of Extreem (BE03-6277483 M. Wouters, winner of a 1st Prov. Blois 586 p., 2nd Prov. Argenton 2,057 p., 2nd prov. Vierzon 1,564 p., 3rd prov. Chateauroux 1,401 p., 21st N.Zone Bourges 12,278 p.) x Dochter Leeuw M. Wouters (BE05-6116293 - Leeuw was 8th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB). Elektro not only became the sire of the 1st Souppes 1,595 young birds, he is also the grandfather of a 2nd and 3rd Souppes 1,595 young birds, 5th nat. Chateauroux 25,710 pigeons. We take a closer look at some of the current stars in the team:

Het '082' (BE15-6026082)

The 082/15 not only won a first prize from Souppes 1,595 young birds, he was also the fastest of the entire group of 9,294 basketed young birds in Antwerp. He had already won a 7th Noyon 733 young birds. His sire is Elektro, which was paired to another top class breeder, the hen Delphine BE11-6282004. She is a daughter of a 2nd Nat. Argenton 21,299 pigeons. Click here for the full pedigree of 082/15.

Het '077' (BE15-6026077)

The second arrival from the successful race from Souppes was the 077/15. The dam of this hen is Shakira BE10-6052293, one of the best daughters of Elektro in the current team of Jos and Lars. The sire of 077/15 is Mickey BE09-6249988, in turn a grandson of  Leeuw (grandfather Elektro). Mickey showed his breeding value with his son Joker BE12-6196314 (1st nat. z. Bourges 1,649 p., 5th nat. Bourges 8,005 p., 7th nat.Issoudun 5,670 p., 32nd nat. Argenton 3,671 p.). Click here for the full pedigree of 077/15.

Het '091'(BE15-6026091)

The 091/15 was the third pigeon back home, and won a third prize. One and the same fancier winning the first three prizes in a race has always been something special. The 091/15 is a full sister of Mustang (BE14-6175237), 1st nat. Chateauroux and the fastest of 33,018 pigeons. Click here for the full pedigree of 091/15. It is worth to pay particular attention to the high number of prize winners in important races both from the side of his sire and dam. This is something we have noticed in most pedigrees here.

Ace pigeon contender


Another pigeon worth taking a look at in our report about Jos Vercammen is the BE15-6026003. She is well on her way to winning a national ace pigeon title:

 2nd Souppes 1,351 p.
 4th Melun   1,288 p.
 9th Melun   1,464 p.
10th Souppes 1,595 p.

Her opponents know which coefficient they will have to exceed. The sire of 003/15 is Little Panter (BE08-6144332), which is also the sire of a 1st s.nat. Blois 1,105 p., a 2nd prov. Chateauroux 3,147 p., a 24th nat. Tulle 6,972 p. and a 3rd prov. Limoges 517 pigeons. Little Panter is a son of Beckham (BE01-6387174), 1st prov. Argenton 2,166 p. The dam is Conny (BE12-6196549), a half sister of Bolleke Junior (1st Olympiad Pigeon long distance Budapest '15). The grandfather of Connie is Lucky 85 (BE04-2063085), 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB. Click here for the impressive pedigree of 003/15.

Hulk and sons

One of the races of 2015 that Lars and Jos will not easily forget is the one from Brive on 11 July. Their earliest arrival, the BE14-6175156, is a son of Hulk (BE13-6026138), winner of a 1st Poitiers 394 p., and a 2nd prov. Limoges 634 p. The 156/14 had a 19 minute lead over the second pigeon at club level, which actually belonged to Jos and Lars as well. The third pigeon arrived 24 minutes after the first. Their winning pigeon also won a 37th national against 9,049 yearlings. 
The first old bird to arrive home from Brive was none other than Hulk himself. He was also 3rd in the club and 12th provincial against 741 old birds. Keep in mind that this was the first flight for Hulk after he had been injured in the early season. The dam of 156/14 is a full sister of Darya (13th nat.z. Tulle 2,742 p., 28th nat. z. Souillac 2,447 p.); Hulk is heavily based on the bloodlines of Leeuw. Click here for the full pedigree of 156/14. It is also worth noting that the second arrival in the yearlings' race, the BE14-6175235 (2nd club 218 p., 12th provincial 842 p.), is another son of Elektro. This 235/14 had already won a 1st club 507 p. and a 69th nat. 16,619 p. as a young bird in a demanding race from Gueret 2014. This is another talented descendant of Elektro.

Impressive collection

The lofts in Vremde boast an impressive collection of top quality pigeons. Think for instance of Prada (BE14-6175059), a successful granddaughter of Elektro, and winner of a 5th national Chateauroux 25,710 pigeons and an 86th nat. z. Bourges 6,802 p. Prada is a daughter of Rikky (BE12-6196217), 49th nat. Gueret 16,988 p. x Shiva (BE12-6196425), a daughter of Elektro. Click here for the full pedigree of Prada.

Prada: 5th nat. Chateauroux 25,710 pigeons

The last pigeon worth mentioning is called Ariana (BE14-6175056). She won both a 9th national Chateauroux 25,710 p. and a 2nd nat. Zone Gueret 5,821 pigeons (16th nat. 16,262 p.). in the course of a single week. This makes her Belgium's strongest pigeon over two national races. Ariana is a half sister of La Perla (BE12-619185), 1st nat. Gueret 2,656 p. Click here for the full pedigree of Ariana.

Ariana: 2 x top-16 nat. in one week's time

Solid future

Those that have read carefully through the pedigrees of the aforementioned pigeons have probably noticed the age of their parents. Most of these pigeons were bred from young parents, which Jos and Lars will be quite happy about. It means they have a solid future ahead; they will continue to be a strong loft in the coming years. Not convinced? Feel free to take a closer look at the impressive results won by their team of young birds.


Formidabel en van harte gegund Heb geen enkele moeite respect en bewondering op te brengen ook al kom ik nog niet tot aan zijn enkels wat duiven, kennis en uitslagen betreft Maar beste schrijver : wordt er nu verwacht dat het pelEton in het gelid gaat staan?

knappe resultaten, vakmanschap, das duidelijk!!!

Maar ook alle respect naar de Comb.Maegh-AS Rijkevorsel, die met de kleine mand in hetzelfde samenspel geweldig uithalen met kopprijzen en een zeer hoog scoringspercentage!!!

Well done Jos and Lars top fanciers