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Frans Rutten (Horst, NL) is champion middle distance in the province of Limburg

For Frans Rutten pigeon racing is all about achieving great overall results and impressive championship titles. Many fanciers could only dream of keeping up with his level of performance. Frans has managed to achieve great results in 2014 as well.

Some of you might still remember his 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th prize in the teletext race from Pithiviers against 14,959 pigeons, the race in which he had no less than 7 pigeons finish in the top 13. Well, Frans has managed to exceed that performance in 2014, scoring an impressive 1-2-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24-27-29-30-36-37-etc (48/49) in the race from Charleville against 3,996 young birds, winning 27 prizes per 10! This achievement made him the 2014 middle distance champion in Province 4 Limburg, while also winning the title of 1st pigeon champion middle distance and 2nd pigeon champion one day long distance in his province. Frans has won even more championship prizes in the Entente CC 2008. Click here for an overview of his titles in the entente CC 2008.

Best results of 2014

We take a look at his best results of 2014:

30/03 Marche    144 km   1,985 old birds 7-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-17-24-28-29- etc. 41/50
04/05 Sezanne   347 km   2,994 old birds 4-7-8-10-31-32-43-50-51-52-54 etc. 31/41
17/05 Lorris    472 km   2,803 old birds 5-6-9-10-11-18-19-30-32-42-47-62-67 etc. 26/38
31/05 Lorris    472 km   2,475 old birds 3-4-5-6-8-24-39-43-48-49-57-58 etc. 26/35
14/06 Lorris    472 km   1,993 old birds 1-2-5-6-11-13-34-36-38-48 etc. 21/31
07/06 Montlucon 621 km     629 old birds 3-15-32 etc. 9/12
21/06 Argenton  635 km     383 old birds 1-11-28-33-39 etc. 9/9

His most impressive result came in the young birds' race from Charleville:

14/09 Charleville 212 km 3,996 young birds 1-2-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-16-17-18-etc. 48/49

Golden stock sire Willem

One of this loft’s excellent breeding pigeons is Willem NL07-4097802, a cock that was inbred from Koopman’s Noble Blue. He originates from Noble Blue NL97-2252940 x Lioba NL99-5971341 and Noble Blue NL97-2252940 x Annelies NL99-5971341, which are actually some of Gerard Koopman’s very best bloodlines (obtained via Jan Hofmans and the late Wim Gelling). The sire of this cock is a brother of Mister Surhuizum, which is in turn the sire of Mr. Blue NL 02-5255446. Click here for the pedigree of Willem NL07-4097802.

Willem NL07-4097802 is the sire of:

NL10-1950834 (M) D’n 34

3rd Sprint pigeon WHZB
6th Ace Pigeon    WHZB
7th Best Cock     WHZB

Click here for the pedigree of NL10-1950834 D'n 34.

NL10-1950835 (M) Mister Sezanne (Nest brother of d’n 34 and the sire of Miss Pitha) 

1e Sezanne    4.384 duiven 
1e Marche       307 duiven
2e Sezanne    1.460 duiven
5e Pithiviers 1.867 duiven 

Click here for the pedigree of NL10-1950835 Mister Sezanne.

NL10-1950867 (V) Miss Linn

3rd Ace Pigeon 2012             WHZB  
4th Middle Distance Pigeon 2012 WHZB  

Click here for the pedigree of NL10-1950867 Miss Linn.

Willem is also the grandfather of: 

NL11-1993596 (V) Miss Pitha

2nd Pigeon champion province 4 Limburg 2013
2nd Pigeon champion province 4 Limburg 2014 

Click here for the pedigree of NL11-1993596 Miss Pitha.

NL12-1861996 (V) Sanne

1st Pigeon champion middle distance province 4 Limburg 2014


Click here for the pedigree of NL12-1861966 Sanne.


There are so many top quality pigeons in this loft that it is just a matter of time before Frans takes another impressive victory, especially given his talents as a pigeon fancier. We are looking forward to next season!