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Marc De Cock (Temse, BE): The Sky Is the Limit!

Marc's top results in 2015, including a provincial first prize from Bourges and the title of 3rd National Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB, show that Marc’s Eagle Eye and Superbreeder 801 bloodlines are still on top of their game; these two breeds are likely to breed several more generations of national first prize winners in the near future.

Actions speak louder than words

When we think of Marc De Cock we think of a successful businessman who managed to become an equally successful pigeon fancier, whose passion and dedication allowed him to really dominate the sport at times. We also know him as a modest man whose actions speak louder than words. He has never been afraid to take on a new challenge, and he is constantly looking for possible improvements. His business acumen has come in handy more than once, especially when he purchased Eagle Eye at the Erik Limbourg pigeon auction, and when he started building an impressive new pigeon loft in Temse a few years ago. He also organised a successful pigeon auction on PIPA in early 2013, after which he made a fresh start with just a handful of summer youngsters of 2011 and his best young birds of 2012. He wanted to try and make a comeback as one of the best players in our sport - Marc De Cock does not settle for less.

His investments in recent years really worked out for him. Direct youngsters of his record breaking Eagle Eye, paired to the best bloodlines of De Rauw-Sablon (line of Freddy) and Marcel Aelbrecht (Bak 17 & Superbreeder 801) have taken over Marc’s breeding loft in Temse. Other recent investments, including the top pair Superior Breeder X Mother Gueret have proved invaluable breeding pigeons as well.

He managed to win a provincial first prize already in 2014, only one year after his total auction. Click here for an overview of his palmares of 2014. He only just missed a double provincial first prize from Brive in 2015: he won a first prize against 2,336 yearlings but he had to settle for second against 2,120 old birds. This old bird, the BE12-4313275, did win the title of 1st Old Bird long distance (with 5 prizes) in the PIPA ranking, as well as the title of 3rd National Ace Pigeon KBDB 2015. The high level of quality in this pigeon loft, his achievements of 2015 (both in Temse and in other lofts) and especially the age of many of his breeding pigeons leads us to believe that he will be close to winning another national top prize next season. We have included a number of overviews:

The following is an overview of today's prize winners in Marc De Cock's racing loft, as well as the pigeons that have been successful in other lofts.

BE12-4313275: Johan 275 – 3rd National Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB 2015 / 2nd Provincial Brive / 1st PIPA ranking long distance old birds (5 prizes)

This is a top class pigeon with a great palmares! He won a 2nd provincial Brive against 2,120 old birds and he won the title of 3rd National Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB 2015. He finished in first place in the PIPA ranking with five prizes. Let's have a look:

2nd  Provincial Brive      2,120 old birds
3rd  Provincial Tulle      1,321 old birds
22nd Zone       Cahors     3,652 old birds
27th Zone       Libourne   2,469 old birds
35th Provincial Montelimar   413 old birds

He had already won a 38th provincial Vierzon against 8,394 pigeons and a 15th zonal Jarnac against 1,019 pigeons!

He is a full brother of BE12-4052080, the cock of the Top Pair (see below), which means he comes from a direct Verreckt-Ariën, from the line of Armstrong x Fantasy, of Deno-Herbots and a sister of Fabricio, 9th National Argenton against 9,901 pigeons. Click here for the full pedigree of Johan 275.

Top pair BE12-4052080 x BE12-4052074 – Brother 3rd National Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB x Granddaughter Eagle Eye

This is a very young breeding pair housed in Marc's breeding loft. As we said, the cock (pedigree) is a full brother of Johan 275, 3rd National Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB 2015 and 2nd Provincial Brive, making him a Verreckt-Ariën x Deno-Herbots. The hen is a granddaughter of none other than Eagle Eye (click here for the pedigree).

The top pair has bred the following prize winners:

  • BE13-4102071 – top class racing bird and winner of an 11th Zone La Souterraine against 1,993 pigeons and a 37th Zone Bourges against 4,130 pigeons (click here for the pedigree)

  • BE14-4068107 – This hen had everything it takes to become a great champion. She had already won a 6th Provincial Issoudun against 3,243 pigeons but she got home injured, and she was forced to be moved to the breeding loft. (click here for the pedigree)

  • BE14-4068108 – A brother of the aforementioned pigeon and a cock with a promising future. He showed his potential by winning an 11th Provincial Chateauroux against 5,865 pigeons (click here for the pedigree)
  • BE14-4068147 – winner of a a118th Provincial Argenton 6,340 pigeons and a 206th Provincial Bourges against 6,970 pigeons. (click here for the pedigree)

 

Top pair BE07-4342461 Superior Breeder x BE08-6316375 Dam Gueret

Another excellent top pair with great references. The outstanding Superior Breeder (see pedigree) is a direct Van Landeghem Brothers (Kruibeke, BE) via Hendrik Thierens. The Dam Gueret (click here for the full pedigree) was also purchased at the total auction of Hendrik Thierens; she is a 100% Hubert Schroyens.

This top pair has already bred BE12-4045722 De Gueret (click here for the pedigree) for Hendrik Thierens.

This excellent pigeon won six prizes as a young bird, including a 1st Provincial Gueret against 3,670 young birds (7th Zone against 5,726 young birds and 12th National against 16,988 young birds). These are his other top results:

22nd Angerville against 1,454 young birds
49th Angerville against 1,234 young birds
509th Provincal Vierzon against 4,058 young birds
458th Provincial La Souterraine against 4,611 young birds
116th Angerville against 1,030 young birds

The Gueret moved to Marc De Cock's breeding loft along with his parents.

This top pair showed its potential in Marc's breeding loft as well. They became the parents of the best one year old pigeon of 2015, the BE14-4068054 (click here for the pedigree)

He won a 2nd Provincial Chateauroux against 5,865 yearlings (15th in the zone against 7,877 yearlings and a 57th National against 25,710 yearlings). He is also the winner of:

23rd Provincial Brive 2,336 pigeons (56th Zone 4,616 pigeons and 95th National 9,049 pigeons)
36th Provincial Tulle 1,998 pigeons (227th National 8,621 pigeons)
61st Zone Limoges 2,946 pigeons

The Eagle Eye dynasty

We said it before: the record breaking purchase of Eagle Eye at the Erik Limbourg auction in 2009 has had a considerable impact on Marc's current team of breeding pigeons. He has given an impressive number of highly talented descendants, despite having only spent a short time in the breeding loft.

  • BE14-4068030 Inbred Eagle Eye: Winner of a 10th Zone Limoges against 2,946 pigeons, a 12th Provincial Limoges against 1,779 pigeons and a 41st National Limoges against 6,272 pigeons. He also won a 20th Provincial from Chateauroux against 5,865 pigeons. (see pedigree)

  • BE12-4052073 Granddaughter Eagle Eye: winner of a 94th Provincial Vierzon against 4,058 pigeons; she is the dam of BE14-4068178 Mister Brive (click here for the pedigree), winner of a 1st Provincial Brive against 2,336 pigeons (and a 10th in the zone against 4,616 pigeons and a 19th Brive against 9,049 pigeons).

  • BE13-4102087 Sister New Eagle Eye: winner of a 35th Provincial Issoudun against 3,162 pigeons and a 41st Zone Gueret against 1,719 pigeons. (click here for the full pedigree)

  • BE11-4311296 New Eagle Eye: 1st Provincial Cahors (see pedigree): As his name suggests, he is the new star in the breeding loft of Marc De Cock. New Eagle Eye won a 1st Provincial Cahors against 1,904 pigeons (23rd National against 8,570 pigeons), and he also won a 2nd Provincial from Vierzon against 761 pigoens, as well as a 14th Provincial La Souterraine against 634 pigeons.

  • BE14-4068018 Son New Eagle Eye: New Eagle Eye turned out to be a great breeding bird as well. His son BE14-4068018 is winner of a 20th Zone Limoges against 2,946 pigeons (80th National 6,272 pigeons). (click here for the pedigree)

  • BE14-4068006 Mister Tulle: Winner of a 4th Provincial Tulle against 1,998 pigeons. He is also a son of New Eagle x Daughter Superbreeder 801 (see later).

  • BE11-4312816 Daughter Eagle Eye x Mystery Lad: the dam of BE14-4068014 (1st prize Souppes-sur-Loing against 783 pigeons)

Superbreeder 801 Dynasty


You can find the full pedigree of Superbreeder 801 here

This super class breeder has also had a big influence on the breeding loft. This is a brief overview:

  • BE09-4263054 Zoon 801 Aelbrecht: Co-winner of  2nd National Champion Long Distance KBDB. He won a 6th Prov. Libourne 1,237 pigeons (7th Zone against 2,212 pigeons and a 42nd National against 6,767 pigeons). He also won an 18th National from Orange against 4,443 pigeons, as well as a 25th Prov. Cahors against 1,589 pigeons (37th Zone against 2,578 pigeons), etc. (click here for the pedigree)

  • BE11-4036024 Zoon 801 Aelbrecht: Another top class racing bird! He won a 26th National from Narbonne against 6,933 pigeons, while finishing in 29th place against 11,000 pigeons (click here for the full pedigree)

BE09-4339384 Zoon 801 Aelbrecht (see pedigree): the sire of BE11-5010592 Kirin, top class pigeon of Jos Thoné (see below)

BE12-4313239 Zoon 801 Aelbrecht: (click here for the pedigree): this promising breeder became the sire of Mister Brive, 1st Provincial Brive against 2,336 pigeons. (see Eagle Eye dynasty)

Eagle Eye dynasty in other lofts

The outstanding Eagle Eye descendants have been doing great in other lofts as well. It would be impossible to include every top result in other lofts; the following is just a brief overview:

Jos Thoné (As, BE), the all round world champion, achieved brilliant results with his Eagle Eye descendants. For instance, his BE10-5031817 Red Eagle (click here for the pedigree; he is a son of Eagle Eye and Vaal Bourgeske (BE08-4255066) became the sire of the following prize winners:

Gert Noels was really successful with a grandchild of BE11-4312816 (see earlier). This pigeon won a 9th Provincial Jarnac and a 90th Provincial Brive.

Famille 3D won the following prizes with a number of (great)grandchildren from BE11-4312812 Daughter Eagle Eye:

  • 5th Zone B1 La Souterraine against 2,333 pigeons with BE15-1046205 (see pedigree)
  • 1st Zone B Montauban against 1,996 pigeons (and an 11th National against 3,990 pigeons), a 5th Toury against 1,724 pigeons and a 7th Toury against 1,196 pigeons with BE13-9085305 (click here for the pedigree).
  • 4th C&E Chalon against 5,376 pigeons with BE13-9100602 (click here for the pedigree)
  • 3rd National Limoges against 6.275 pigeons with BE14-1000459 (see pedigree)

Eddy and Maarten Leutenez have a top quality bird in their loft with BE12-4215080 Cavendisch, which is a grandson of Eagle Eye.

Descendants of Superbreeder 801 are also successful in other lofts

Jos Thone (As, BE) has another top class pigeon in his collection with BE11-5010592 Kirin. She was bred from a son of Superbreeder 801, the BE09-4339384. (click here for the pedigree of Kirin)

Kirin is the dam of two other top class pigeons of Jos Thoné, the 509 and the 510. In addition, she is also the grandmother of the double zonal winner C1!

Another granddaughter of Superbreeder 801 won a 4th Zone Limoges against 391 pigeons and a 250th National Brive against 9,049 pigeons.

Gert Noels has won a 15th Provincial Cahors (736 pigeons) and a 9th Provincial Montelimar (578 pigeons) with another grandson of Superbreeder 801.

A solid future

It goes without saying that the breeding loft of Marc De Cock is home to a collection of exceptional pigeons. Eagle Eye and Superbreeder 801 have had a considerable impact on pigeon racing both at national and international level. The current team of breeding pairs is still fairly young, which shows that Marc can look to the future with great confidence. It will be only a matter of time before Marc De Cock adds another national top result to his already impressive list of achievements.

Comments

Van harte proficiat Marc !!! Good luck voor de komende jaren maar met dergelijke kwaliteit zal het wel lukken !

Guy

Proficiat Marc! Top! Er huist topkwaliteit daar! Nog veel succes!

voor wanneer de verkoop op pipa ?

Ik vraag het mij ook af !!!!!!
Wanneer de verkoop ????????????????????

Valt wel erg op.
Een uurtje er voor uit trekken om het te lezen.Dit word mij teveel!!