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Maurice Hasendonckx (Bouwel, BE) is worldwide supplier of Olympiad Pigeons, national ace pigeons, etc.

Maurice Hasendonckx has become a household name in the international pigeon racing scene. He can be considered the main founder of the Heremans-Ceusters breed. Euro, Spinneke, Rossi, Olympic Sperwer, Bolt, etc. are all heavily founded on the Hasendonckx bloodlines. And other fanciers have done really well with his pigeons as well. Here is an anthology.

Health problems have forced Maurice to take things a little easier. It was with much regret that he decided to sell his entire old birds' collection, keeping only his team of youngsters of 2018. PIPA was entrusted with the task of selling this invaluable collection in auction. This event takes place from Monday 20th of August until Sunday 2nd of Setember 2018. The Hasendonckx pigeons have clearly left a mark on pigeon racing at international level, with fanciers achieving great results with them both at home and abroad. Here is a brief overview:

Numerous fanciers have won Olympiad pigeons, national ace pigeon titles and national victories with Hasendonckx pigeons. In the following overview we see the Hasendonckx pigeons win 9 Olympiad titles, 5 First National ace pigeon titles KBDB, and 2 national first prizes. And this overview is far from complete.

Heremans-Ceusters

Euro, BE03-6192564, 50% Maurice Hasendonckx
Euro's grandfather (Favoriet, BE98-6110722) from his mother's side and his grandmother (700-duivin BE98-6110700) from his father's side are direct Maurice Hasendonckx birds. This is Euro's palmares:

1st Quievrain 2,687 p.
1st Quievrain 2,516 p.
2nd Quievrain 4,924 p.
4nd Quievrain 2,120 p.

He then developed into an invaluable breeder in the lofts of both Leo Heremans and Hans & Evert-Jan Eijerkamp.

Spinneke, BE03-6192822 x Rossi, BE04-6073655
This top class breeding pair, also known as Heremans's wonder pair, is related to Hasendonckx for 50% as well. The grandmother of Spinneke (BE98-6110708) is a direct Hasendonckx. And the dam of Rossi is Rosita (BE02-6218797), which is also a direct Hasendonckx.

Bolt, BE12-6123198
The record breaking Bolt, 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Sprint 2012, has some Hasendonckx origins as well with Spinneke, the dam of the 517-07, which is in turn Bolt's grandmother.

Olympic Sperwer, BE12-6123209
De Favoriet BE98-6110722 is not only the grandfather of Euro, he is also the sire of Natalia BE03-6192536. Natalia was a great racing bird and a world class breeder. She is the (grand)mother of:

Olympic Sperwer, BE12-6123209, 2nd Olympiad Pigeon Nitra 2013.
Jan Junior, BE07-6379887, a great racing bird and winner of:
1st Quievrain 1,090 p.
1st Quievrain 1,022 p.
1st Quievrain   399 p.
1st Quievrain   155 p.

Dirk Van den Bulck

Olympic Rosita & Kittel
Spinneke is also the grandmother of 871-07, which is in turn the grandmother of Olympic Rosita, 1st Olympiad Pigeon and the dam of Kittel, 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB 2013. This basically means that Maurice's bloodlines have also laid the foundation for Dirk Van den Bulck's Kittel dynasty.

Willem de Bruijn

Olympic Hurricane, NL10-1688185
Maurice has provided Willem de Bruijn with a number of Olympiad Pigeons as well. Spinneke is the dam of 579-05, which is in turn the grandmother of Olympic Hurricane, 3rd Olympiad Pigeon 2011 Poland.

Olympic Schanulleke, NL08-1543385
Olympic Schanulleke is 1st Olympiad Pigeon Cat. C 2011 in Poland. This pigeon originates from a direct Hasendonckx, Rosita (BE02-6218797). She is the dam of Broer Rossi, which is in turn the grandfather of Olympic Schanulleke.

Cees and Maurice Everling

Olympic Sharon & Olympic Froome
Belinda BE06-6057132, a direct Maurice Hasendonckx, is the grandmother of Olympic Sharon, 2nd Olympiad Pigeon Poznan 2011. Olympic Sharon developed into a super class breeding hen: she became the dam of Team Everling's second Olympiad Pigeon Olympic Froome. He was 1st Olympiad Pigeon cat. G Nitra 2013. Olympic Sharon is also the grandmother of Luc and Hilde Sioen's Nomi, winner of a 1st Nat. Poitiers 13,134 p.

Daniel Bucaciuc & Michel Van Muylder

Mr. Fantastic, BE15-2016002
The Hasendonckx pigeons are also highly successful in the longer distance. The grandmother (BE11-6113795) of Mr. Fantastic, 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon long distance 2017 with the highest coefficient ever, is a direct pigeon of Maurice as well. BE11-6113795 is a fantastic breeder, since she is also the dam of a 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon sprint 2016 and a 2nd Olympiad Pigeon Brussels cat. A for Michel Van Muylder.

Alwin Petrie

Gigi dynasty
Aunt Rossi BE07-6079938 is the dam of Gigi, 5th Nat. Ace Pigeon 2010 & 2x 1st NPO. Gigi is one of the cornerstones and the current stock breeder of team Alwin Petrie. She is the grandmother of Penelope, 1st Olympiad Pigeon 2013 for Alwin Petrie.

Chanel & Rossi
Alwin has been very successful with his Hasendonckx introductions. Breeding bird The Wonder BE07-6079939 is the dam of:

-Chanel
1st prov. GOU ace pigeon sprint
2nd prov. GOU ace pigeon sprint
4th Nat. ace pigeon sprint/middle distance Best of the Best
6 x 1st ace pigeon in major races

-Rossi
1st Peronne 4,229 p. - 2nd Nat. 23,000 p.

Lancelot & Blue Star
Another Hasendonckx star for Alwin Petrie is King Lear BE07-6079958. He is the sire of:

-Lancelot
1st Meer         7,154 p.
1st Pommeroeul   6.847 p.
1st Breuil le Vert 274 p. - 3rd NPO 5,800 p.

-Blue Star
1st ace pigeon sprint District Zutphen 2011
5th prov. GOU ace pigeon sprint 2010
1st Pommeroeul   2,643 p.
1st St. Quentin    160 p.
1st Peronne        104 p.

Luc Van Mechelen

Luc Van Mechelen has had several national ace pigeons and national winners thanks to BE06-6057954. She is the grandmother of New Robina, 4th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB & Rico Junior, 11th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB, and the great-grandmother of Nafi Thiam, 1st Nat. Bourges 12,449 p., Romina, 4th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB & Ramona, 12th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB.

Denis Sapin

In this team it was breeding bird Steffi BE12-6298869 that led to several Olympiad pigeons and other prize winners. Steffi is the dam of Icha (1st Olympiad Pigeon Brussels 2017 cat. G), Serena (7x 1st Price - 3x 1st Provincial), Venus (2x 1st Prov. Bourges) & Super Maria (1st Prov. Chateauroux).

Foeke Hoekstra

A 100% Maurice Hasendonckx pair developed into a super class combination for Foeke Hoekstra. BE10-6224235 Sterke Hasendonckx x BE10-6224274 Daughter Superbreeder 180 are the parents of a 1st St. Quentin NPO 9,834 p. and a 1st Heusden 12,603 p.

Send in your own references

Did you get great results with pigeons of Maurice Hasendonckx yourself, and are you interested in joining this list of references? Please do not hesitate to send all the details to asps.lbpai@e e.