Wouters-Coremans (Langdorp, BE) win 1st Nat. Issoudun 2,216 old birds

Their winning pigeon was a one year old hen with a youngster in the nest, and it was the second of 6 basketed old birds. This loft had already won a 1st Prov. Argenton young birds, and 4 second provincial prizes in the past four weeks; this national victory from Issoudun old birds is the icing on the cake this season!

The last but one national race of 2015 took off in Issoudun and it proved a sun-drenched race. There was almost no wind in the release site in Issoudun, except for a slight north-north-easterly wind. Similar conditions were found along the entire route, with a slight easterly wind or no wind at all. This explains why almost every province has won a number of national top prizes.

Wouters-Coremans claim victory in the old birds' race

The national victory in the old birds' race was won by a pigeon from the province of Flemish Brabant, coming from the successful Wouters-Coremans combination in Langdorp. Among the most famous inhabitants of Langdorp are former cyclist Frans Verbeeck (Champion of Belgium in 1973) and television news presenter Greet De Keyser, and the town has two famous pigeons fanciers as well: Jos (77) and Maria Wouters-Coremans.

Jos and Maria clocked their national winner in the old birds' race at 14:43’53”; he completed 497.837km with a velocity of 1232.63 m/min. They clocked their first young bird about seven minutes later (at 14:50'58"); he had to be satisfied with a second place provincial. This young bird had already won a 14th prov. Argenton 1,152 p. and a 397th prov. Bourges 5,345 pigeons.

Jos and Maria had basketed 22 pigeons for Issoudun, and the performed as follows:

Issoudun Prov   270 olds: 1-15-44-58 (4/6)
         Nat  2,216 olds: 1…

Issoudun Club   343 YBs: 1-6-9-17-19-20-48-66 (8/16)
         Prov 1,213 YBs: 2-19-38-48-53-55-159-224 (8/16)
         Nat 11,972 YBs: 63…

This is the third national victory on their palmares, and another impressive achievement in their successful career. They have won 5 national 1st championship titles, 4 provincial 1st championship titles, and 2 titles of Golden Pigeon. This goes to show that the loft of Wouters-Coremans is one of a kind, they have become a nationall renowned pigeon family.

The fresh national winner is a daughter of the renowned Vooruitvlieger, winner of several first prizes, often with a lead of several minutes. Her dam has in turn won a 1st provincial from Montluçon. It appears that this pigeon breed is quite used to winning first prizes.

-Dochter Vooruitvlieger BE14-2200057

 1st  Nat Issoudun    2,216 p.
81st  BU Bourges      2,057 p.
364th Nat. Bourges   14,496 p.
118th Chateauroux     1,993 p.
509th Nat. Argenton  12,187 p.
 3rd  Bourges           275 p.
 8th  Soissons          194 p.
36th  Soissons        1,537 p.
94th  Lorris          1,574 p.

Sire: Vooruitvlieger BE99-6179401
He became 1st Ace Pigeon Ave Regina 2003, he won 30 prizes at least per 20 (or within the first 5%), including a number of convincing wins. He is already the grandfather of the 2nd Prov. and 2nd Nat. Zone Bourges in 2013 (after a loft mate). In addition, he is a half brother of the 1st Nat. Limoges in 1991. Vooruitvlieger originates from Kleine Blauwe Limoges BE95-2050199 (sire of the 1st Nat. Limoges 10,881 pigeons in ’91) x Dochter Grote Barcelona BE94-2464680 of E. Limbourg (bred from 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon long distance 1991 Grote Barcelona 128/89 x Kleindochter Schilderij 290/86 of Sweefelt).

Dam: Dochter Goede Witpen BE10-2061525
Winner of a 1st Prov. Montluçon, a 12th Prov. Montluçon, a 20th Prov. Chateauroux, etc. She is bred from Goede Witpen BE07-2223156 x Dochter Crackske BE08-2160229 (Crackske became 3rd Prov. Ace Pigeon in 2001).

Her full pedigree and palmares can be found here.

A great end of the season

Wouters-Coremans competed in this year's races both with a team of cocks and hens, and both in classic widowhood. The hens are usually raced every week but not necessarily in a national flight. They are sometimes basketed for an intermediate race in the shorter middle distance or the sprint (for instance Momignies). "This is to make sure that the hens can leave the loft for a while, to spend some with their partners and to burn off some energy", Jos explains. It is important to avoid pairing among hens as much as possible, and to keep the team in good form. Hens that are basketed on a weekly basis tend to recover more quickly and they are usually quieter in their nests as well. With this approach, one training per day is enough.
The national winner was basketed with a nest this time, which has probably given her the motivation to really work hard and to take home the national first prize.

The pigeons of Wouters-Coremans have clearly been in great form in recent weeks. They had already won a 1st Prov. Argenton 1,152 p. and a 2nd Prov. Bourges 5,345 p. young birds in early August, as well as a 2nd Prov. Bourges 1,089 old birds and a 2nd Prov. Vierzon yearlings in the last week of July. They have now closed the month of August with a national first prize from Issoudun and a 2nd Prov. Issoudun 1,213 young birds. This is quite an achievement, many congratulations!


Proficiat Maria en Jos , het is jullie van harte gegund ! MVG Theo

Wel heel goed werk, proficiat !!

Simply The Best , Better than all the Rest ....
Grt Peggy & Jan


Proficiat met deze nationale overwinning, het zal zeker niet de laatste zijn !!
Wij die iedere week tegen u moeten spelen weten dat je super duiven hebt en dat het heel moeilijk is
om je te kloppen.

Eddy Schroeven - Hermans

I like pigeon, the best

Proficiat, de Limoges van Noël Peiren is dan ook wel een wonderbaarlijke vererver!