The pigeon family of Dirk Van den Bulck gained international recognition in 2012, the year when his top class hen Olympic Rosita BE12-6254038 took the title of first Olympiad Pigeon Cat. F in Nitra 2013. Olympic Rosita continued to impress by breeding two world class brothers: Kittel, BE13-6139803 and Greipel BE13-6139849, which finished in 1st and 6th place respectively in the national ace pigeon championship KBDB sprint 2013. Greipel, Super Sprint 873 BE13-6139873, and a full brother of the grandmother of Greipel and Kittel have also managed to win the title of first national champion sprint KBDB 2013. This is quite a palmares for this bloodline.
We take a look at the most prominent national titles:
1st National ace pigeon KBDB young birds sprint 2013 with Kittel 1st National champion KBDB young birds sprint 2013 with Greipel & Super Sprint 873/13 1st Olympiad pigeon Nitra 2013 category F with Olympic Rosita 4th National ace pigeon KBDB young birds sprint 2012 Olympic Rosita 6th National ace pigeon KBDB young birds sprint 2013 with Greipel 6th National KBDB young birds sprint 2010 9th National KBDB young birds sprint 2009 9th National KBDB young birds sprint 2011 11th National champion KBDB old birds sprint 2013 15th National ace pigeon KBDB old birds sprint 2013
They dominated the field at provincial level as well:
Provincial ace pigeons 2012-2013: 1-1-3-5... Provincial champion 2009-2013: 1-3-3-4-4-5-5-5-6-7-8...
Achievements in 2014
Dirk basketed his old and one year old birds two times; his young birds were basketed for about eight weeks:
Noyon 1495 young birds: 1-2-3-6-20… (16 pigeons) Noyon 3205 young birds: 1-2-20-23… (16 pigeons) Quievrain 1371 young birds: 1 (1 basketed pigeon)
Dirk Van den Bulck faces steep competition from such champions as Stickers-Donckers, Staf Boeckmans, Patrick Boeckx, Johan Donckers, Jos Cools, Jef Luyten and Leo Heremans in the impressive Tienverbond union. He always baskets a very small team of pigeons, which is remarkably based on three super class bloodlines.
The three bloodlines
1 - Blauwe Leo (BE06-6148378) x De Jos Cools Hen (BE02-6219637)
Blauwe Leo is a direct Leo Heremans and his sire is a half brother of Wondersaske that originates from Olympiade x Goudklompje, two of Heremans' best breeders. The 637-02 comes from the loft of neighbouring fancier Jos Cools and she quickly developed into one of the stock dams of Van den Bulck. This combination has bred:
2 - Goede Rode (BE08-6139996)
Goede Rode is the number one stock sire in this loft, being the sire of Kittel, Greipel, and many more successful racing birds. This cock is also based on a hen of Jos Cools, of which Goede Rode is a grandchild. The dam of Goede Rode is a 100% Leo Heremans through his cousin Marc Van den Bulck; she was bred from Nieuwe Rossi x Eénoogske. Goede Rode is the sire of:
3 - Broer Goede Rode (BE08-6139992) x Golden Leo 40000 (BE08-6140000)
Broer Goede Rode is a full brother of the top class breeder we just described, paired to Golden Leo 40000. They are the parents of many great racing pigeons. Golden Leo 40000 is a daughter of Blauwe Leo x Jos Cools Hen, which we talked about earlier as well. Broer Goede Rode x Golden Leo 40000 are the parents of:
This is without doubt a wonderfully composed pigeon breed consisting of nothing but champions that were carefully bred from the same bloodlines, with few outside breeds involved. The value of this pigeon family is demonstrated by the excellent results of the Van den Bulck pigeons in other lofts as well.
In other lofts
In this list we included only the references of 2013 and 2014:
1st Nat. ace pigeon KBDB sprint old birds 2013 for Patrick Boeckx 1st NPO Nanteuil 5,901 p. 2013 for Eijerkamp (via Stefaan Lambrechts) 1st fastest Nijvel 38,871 pigeons for Willem De Bruyn (via Stefaan Lambrechts) 1st fsatest Peronne 13,146 pigeons for Willem De Bruyn (via Stefaan Lambrechts) 2nd Nat. ace pigeon KBDB middle distance young birds 2013 for Stefaan Lambrechts 2nd Pre Olympiad Brno Cat. F. 2013 for Marc Geentjes 6th Nat. ace pigeon KBDB sprint yearlings 2014 for Jos Cools 9th Nat. ace pigeon TBOTB 2013 for Willem De Bruyn (via Stefaan Lambrechts) 12th Nat. ace pigeon KBDB sprint olds 2013 for Kris Van Massenhoven 12th Nat. ace pigeon KBDB sprint young birds 2014 for Xavier Geyselings 14th Nat. ace pigeon KBDB sprint young birds 2014 for Jos Cools 18th Nat. ace pigeon KBDB sprint young birds 2014 for Gustaaf Boeckmans 19th Nat. ace pigeon KBDB sprint yearlings 2013 for Xavier Geyselings
We think it is fair to say that Dirk Van den Bulck has possibly one of the fastest pigeon families of their generation. They perform really well both in their home loft and for other fanciers, which highlights the intrinsic value of this breed.