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Stefaan Lambrechts (Berlaar, BE) is a leading name in modern-day pigeon racing

After a number of very successful seasons in the sprint Stefaan made an equally successful transition to the shorter middle distance. 2015 was a great season for him, winning the title of 1st National Ace Pigeon middle distance KBDB young birds with Lincia. He did great in 2016 as well, adding an exceptional result from Chateauroux III and several national and provincial top prizes to his palmares.

A great 2015 season

Racing hen BE15-6108145 Lincia almost single handedly made Stefaan Lambrecht a world class fancier. She won the title of National Ace Pigeon Shorter Middle Distance KBDB 2015 with an unparalleled 0.483 coefficient. She earned a place among the other stars of Stefaan Lambrechts, including stock pair Blauwe Gert x Van Loock duivin, Olympic Poot, the parents of Olympic Bolt, Den Tornado, Aure, Ynthe, etc.

Click here to reread our extensive report on Lincia. This success story is clearly the result of strict selectioning and of the creation of an impressive team of breeders. We cannot think of any other breeding loft that houses a 1st (Lincia), 2nd (188/13) , 3rd (Den Tornado), 7th (Christiane), 9th (Ynthe), and 14th (Aure) National Ace Pigeon, including all parents, as well as the parents and grandparents of a 1st Olympiad Pigeon, 1st Prov. Ace Pigeons and several ace pigeons at club level. Stefaan insists on keeping all of his proven racing and breeding birds in his own loft, his sole objective being to make further improvements.

Lincia, one of the stars in the loft of Stefaan Lambrechts (see pedigree) that now gets a spot in the breeding loft

On two locations from 2016

Stefaan continued to keep a racing team in Berlaar in 2016 but he also started to compete in a number of sprint races from a loft in Nijlen, where he races under the name of his children: Ynthe, Aure, and Lincia Lambrechts. The main goal for this second team is to compete against the strongest sprint lofts in Antwerp in the Tienverbond Union. The two lofts have been doing great: Stefaan won the title of 14th National Ace Pigeon Shorter Middle Distance KBDB YBs and he was exceptionally strong in Chateauroux III (read all about it here), while his team in Nijlen closed the season with a title of 9th National Champion Sprint KBDB YBs.

We take a look at the prizes that were submitted for the national championship young birds KBDB (all won in the Tienverbond Union):

Quievrain  (110,039 km) 26/6/2016 - 2,162 young birds: 82-91-... 3 out of 4 (75%)
Noyon (214,283 km) 17/7/2016 - 3,309 young birds: 59-380- ... 9 out of 12 (75%)
Noyon (214,283 km)  31/7/2016 - 2,830 young birds: 3–35-... 8 out of 12 (67%)
Noyon (214,282 km) 14/8/2016 - 1,925 young birds: 13–167-... 9 out of 11 (82%)
Quievrain  (110,039 km) 21/8/2016 - 1,271 young birds: 12–62-... 5 out of 6  (83%)
Quievrain  (110,039 km) 28/8/2016 - 1,441 young birds: 14–23-... 4 out of 5 (80%)

The team's two most important prize winners are BE16-6081092 and BE16-6081114.

BE16-6081092 (12th Ace Pigeon Tienverbond)

This hen won the following prizes:

1st  Noyon of 3,097 p.
15th Noyon of 2,932 p.
13th Noyon of 1,925 p.
35th Noyon of 2,830 p.
57th Noyon of 1,280 p.
72nd Noyon of 2,008 p.

The sire is a direct pigeon of sprint champion Dirk Van Den Bulck from the line of Goede Rode (sire Kittel, 1st National Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB YBs 2013). The dam is a daughter of Stefaan's stock pair Blauwe Gert x Van Loock duivin. See pedigree for a detailed look at her origins.

BE16-608114 (6th Ace Pigeon Tienverbond)

He is a great-looking cock that became 6th Ace Pigeon in the highly competitive Tienverbond Entente. This is what his palmares looks like:

4th Quievrain  of 2,139 p.
12th Quievrain of 1,271 p.
13th Quievrain of 1,899 p.
14th Quievrain of 2,089 p.
14th Quievrain of 1,441 p.
82nd Quievrain of 2,162 p.

The sire comes from a joint breeding with Rudy Van Reeth from Herenthout, based on Stefaan's old foundation: the line of his Vele Bart (Bart Hendrickx), as well as the line of Dirk Van Den Bulck's Goede Rode (sire of Kittel, 1st National Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB YBs 2013). The dam is a direct Geert Kraus from a son of Nieuwe Olympiade (Leo Heremans) x April in Paris (C&G Koopman). His impressive pedigree can be found here.

The future

We cannot look into the future unfortunately but there is one thing clear: Stefaan Lambrechts's breeding loft is growing to become an exceptionally valuable group of pigeons, capable of breeding top class racing birds for races of up to 500km. It explains why Stefaan's pigeons are now in high demand across the globe. Many have won great results with the bloodlines of Blauwe Gert, Van Loockduivin, Olympic Poot and others, and these same bloodlines are delivering in their own lofts as well, both in their home base in Berlaar and in the sprint loft in Nijlen. We think there is a lot more to come from this loft still.