Now that fanciers are no longer officially required to keep their birds indoors, everyone is starting to get ready for the first races of the season. This means we will see numerous club results being published every week. The quickest and easiest way to spread them among your club members is by using our highly popular Clubs pages.
After they were classified 3rd of the same 'IATP Trophy' in 2015, the Pocholle loft is now climbing on the highest rung of the podium after an exceptional season in terms of regularity. In Europe, nobody has been more regular than them over the last few years. The results of the championships from 2016 are prooving it!
The title of best sprint/middle distance pigeon in The Netherlands has been won by Jan Eskes. This highly coveted title takes into account the ten best result in all the races of 60 to 500km that are part of the program races in the province.
Pepchi BE14-4059809 is the best old bird of 2016 over 6 national longer middle distance races. He wins not only the PIPA ranking, he is also 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB longer middle distance 2016. And he happens to be a grandchild of stock breeder Chipo!
Two months ago, Portuguese fancier David Barros Madeira was appointed Vice-President of the FCI, making him one of the most influential people in international pigeon racing. But what is his story in pigeon racing? Which breeds do his lofts populate? And what results did he achieve last season? Learn all about it in this interview.
Lucky 848, Joost, Blue Ace, Eagle Eye and Lucky 77 are pigeons with an excellent reputation. The descendants of Belgium's most famous pigeons have allowed Erik Limbourg to perform really well again this season. The name of Limbourg features in basically all the championships and competitions at zonal, provincial and national level.
Etienne has won two provincial first prizes, a title of 10th Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance KDB, a top result in the World Championship Thailand OLR and an impressive number of top prizes in the long distance and the extreme long distance in 2016, making it another spectacular season for him.
Jan Hooymans had a pigeon he most recent final of the SAMPDR that was based on the Harry dynasty. The dam of this bronze medal winner, Jeanette, is a sister of Harry, who put the Jan Hooymans team on the map once again.
The Gino Clicque auction was a gigantic project that had been launched by the seller and the entire PIPA team. It proved a complete success, with Golden Prince breaking the record of most expensive pigeon ever sold. Team Clicque was delighted and particularly pleased with how successful this auction turned out to be, and this in turn means a lot to us; it makes us proud and happy.
The Gino Clicque auction closed this weekend, which consisted of all old birds and a group of youngsters of 2016 bred especially for this event. A group of 405 pigeons were offered for sale over the past two weeks, with the final two lots being auctioned last Saturday and Sunday. The overall revenue amounted to 2,145,375 EURO for 405 pigeons, or an average of 5,297 EURO per pigeon.