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Willy & Ivan Baetens (Sint-Niklaas, BE) have once more won a series of victories in 2011!

The pigeon stock of Willy & Ivan Baetens is built up for more than 50% with the noble De Rauw-sablon breed, and here, these pigeons delivered several great victories and achievements as well, both provincially and nationally. But what else could we expect?

In the Waasland area, The Willy & Ivan Baetens colony has been considered the predominant loft at the grand middle and the grand distance for many years now. This is no surprise, as the ‘Bricon-loft’ is founded on top talents: their stock is built up for 50% with direct pigeons of De Rauw-Sablon, Marcel Aelbrecht and the late Jules Mannaert. Some additional pigeons are blue-blooded as well, as they originate from the ‘Ace pigeon’ loft’ of Erik Limbourg. According to Ivan, some 150 pigeons have come directly from these lofts in recent years. After a stringent selection, the very best of these pigeons were selected, and their superior breeding capacity lies at the basis of the present successes that were achieved in Sint-Niklaas! In addition to the 50% basis De Rauw-Sablon, the colony is built up with the line ‘Cipollini –Baertsoen’ (which is for 50% Gaby Vandenabeele),  Luc-Bart-Jurgen Geerinckx (pigeons from the ‘Willyke’s’ and the ‘Gladiator’) and Verreckt-Ariën (including 2 daughters of ‘Armstrong’). Specifically for the long distance, pigeons from Etienne Meirlaen, Patrick & Dimitri Houfflijn, and Norbert De Keyser (daughter ‘Narbonne’) were added, plus a few performance pigeons.

In the beginning of the year, in early May, we already paid the ‘Bricon-loft’ a visit…  You can read more about their stock building and method in the PIPA-report that we made back then (click  here);

At that time, the opening of the season was already promising, and this was confirmed by a number of glorious victories and achievements later in the season, including national long distance races. With numerous victories such as 1st in Blois, 1st in Vierzon, 1st in and 2nd in Cateauroux, 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Blois, 1st in Brive, 1st in Bourges, Willy and Ivan managed to get in the spotlights once again, with top prizes both provincially and nationally. These are great achievements in the 2011 season and another chapter in the already highly successful career of the Willy & Ivan Baetens colony! And ‘Bricon Loft’ once again proves that pigeons from top origin inevitably lead to successes… This is clearly evidenced by their achievements! 

A selection from the performances in  2011

Noyon 17/4    545 Yearlings:     
11, 19, 21, 45, 67… (9/11)                                           
Noyon 24/4    690 Yearlings:       
14, 18, 19, 20, 33, 44, 46, 84… (27/37)    
Noyon 01/5    694 Yearlings:       
3, 24, 29, 31, 60, 68, 85… (16/36)
Noyon 08/5    453 Yearlings:       
11, 23… (8/13)                                 
Angerville 07/5  1.589 Yearlings:    
41, 63, 109, 196, 229, 230… (13/21)        
Angerville 14/5    878 O.b.:         
12, 29, 37, 97, 140, 162… (10/12)                             
                 1.223 Yearlings:    
14, 39, 40, 178, 224, 246, 258, 260, 267… (13/21)              
Blois 14/5    125 O.b.:         
1, 31 (3)                                                                                                                           
  Prov.     3.600 O.b.: 25, …                                                                                                 
              166 Yearlings:       
22, 23, 43, 46, 43 (9)                                                                                                    
Vierzon 21/5  639 O.b.:         
1, 11, 29, 44, 49, 60, 101, 167 (11)                                                          
              462 Yearlings:       
4, 21, 27, 29, 33, 53, 81, 82, 91, 111, 113, 128 (19)            
Bourges 28/5  406 O.b.:         
42, 62, 68 (5)                                                                                                                  
              441 Yearlings:       
31, 49, 60, 92, 105, 129 (8)                                                                                        
Chateauroux 4/6  414 O.b.:         
11, 18 (2)                                                                                                                         
                 558 Yearlings:       
1, 2, 12, 48, 77, 106, 124, 132, 164 (16)
     Prov.     6.148 Yearlings: 7, 22, …                                                                                            
     Nat.     25.263 Yearlings: 62, 139, …                                                                                         
Chateauroux 11/6  343 Yearlings:       
18, 20, 34, 38, 40, 46, 83, 111, 113 (10)                                                 
La Chatre 18/6    262 O.b.:         
25, 53 (2)                                                                                                                         
                  451 Yearlings:       
14, 28, 30, 34, 40, 51, 61, 87, 125, 130, 142 (14) 
Cahors 18/6     156 O.b.:         
3, 10, 32 (4)                                                                                                                    
Montrichard 25/6  138 O.b.:         
6 (1)                                                                                                                                  
                  319 Yearlings:       
4, 6, 23, 33, 44, 52, 103 (17)                                                                                     
Argenton 2/7      179 O.b.:         
2, 12 (2)                                                                                                                           
                  386 Yearlings:       
6, 7, 12, 18, 25, 30, 46, 52, 79, 110, 115 (11)                                                       
Orange 2/7         64 O.b.:           
6, 10 (3)                                                                                                                           
Blois 9/7          91 O.b.: 3 (1)                                                                                                   
      Prov.     1.526 O.b.: 26 (1)                                                                                                
                  190 Yearlings:       
1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 42, 53, 56, 61 (14)                                          
      Prov.     2.140 Yearlings:  9, 16, 19, …                                                                                         
Brive 9/7         111 O.b.:         
1, 30 (4)                                                                                                                           
      Prov.     2.404 O.b.: 5, …                                                                                                    
      Nat.     10.089 O.b.: 27, …                                                                                                 
Bourges 30/7      126 O.b.:         
2, 34 (2)                                                                                                                           
                  232 Yearlings:       
1, 15, 16, 18, 44 (10)                                                                                                    
    Nat.       12.607 Yearlings: 96, …                                                                                                   
Tulle 6/8         138 Yearlings:       
3, 11, 28, 31 (8)                                                                                            
      Prov.     1.376 Yearlings: 31, 50, …                                                                           
Argenton 13/7     104 Yearlings:       
4, 9, 29 (4)                                                                                                      
 

Comments

nice pigeons

Great pigeons!!! Smile