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Grandchildren of Kaasboer and stock breeder Stekpender bred countless prize winners for the late Victor De Belser (Berlaar, BE)

October 2016 saw the unexpected passing of Victor De Belser, marking the end of a successful sprint imperium. Victor managed to dominate the competition in and around Mechelen for many years, thanks to a nest pair of descendants of stock breeder Stekpender and the renowned Kaasboer (Van De Wouwer). He had numerous top results and titles on his palmares.

The late sprint champion Victor De Belser

Combination of Kaasboer x Stekpender line breeds one champion after another

The pigeon family of the late Victor De Belser consists mainly of descendants of stock pair De 655 (BE07-6035655) and De 654 (BE07-6035654), which are a grandson and granddaughter of Victor's stock cock Stekpender and Gaston Van de Wouwer's invaluable Kaasboer respectively. They were bred from a daughter of stock breeder Stekpender, which was paired to a cock of Jozef and François Goovaerts, and that cock was a son of Kaasboer. Jozef and François gave the pair of youngsters back to Victor, and from then on the nest brother and sister began to develop their own dynasty, breeding one ace pigeon or prize winner after another:

De 655

  • The Specialist (youngsters): 4 x 1st
  • Son Specialist (grandchild): 2 x 2nd, 2 x 6th, etc.
  • Den Orléans (youngster): 4 x 1st
  • Nestbroer Orléans (youngster): winner 2nd, 2 x 3rd, 4th, etc.
  • Special Force 2014 (youngster): winner of 1st, 2nd, 2 x 4th, etc.
  • Noyon 947 (youngster): winner 1st, 3 x 4th, etc.
  • Daughter 655 and Sis. Special Force (youngsters): half sister 10 x 1st
  • Son Golden Boy (grandchild): 5th Souppes 373 p.

De 654

  • Top Wing 662 (youngster): 4 x 1st
  • Inbr. Stekpender (youngster): winner 3rd, 2x 6th, 9th, etc.
  • Golden Boy 810 (youngster): winner 2 x 1st, 2 x 2nd, etc.
  • Son Golden Boy (grandchild): 5th Souppes 373 p.
  • Son Specialist (great-grandchild): winner 2 x 2nd, 2 x 6th, etc.
  • Brother Top Wing and Sister Top Wing (youngsters): brother and sister of 6 x 1st
  • Inbred Super Pair (grandchild): dam 2nd, 7th, 8th, etc.
  • Son Top Wing (great-grandchild): winner 2nd, 7th, 8th, etc.

Victor would often combine the different descendants of De 655 and De 654 as well, as you can tell from a number of references.

Gaston Van De Wouwer, the man behind the legendary Kaasboer, with Victor's son Johan De Belser
and Guido Nauwelaerts (who assisted Victor for many years) selecting pigeons for an auction

The result: many championship titles

Needless to say, the pigeons of De Belser also managed to win quite a few championship titles thanks to their many achievements. Victor won several championship prizes in pigeon union Verbroedering Berlaar-Heikant every single sason:

2008: 2nd Champion Noyon Young Birds
      3rd General Champion
2009: 1st General Champion Sprint
      2nd Champion Noyon Yearlings
2010: 1st Champion Olds & Yearlings Noyon
      2nd General Champion Sprint
      2nd Ace Pigeon Old birds Noyon
      2nd Ace Pigeon Yearlings Noyon
2012: 1st Champion Noyon Old birds
      1st Champion Noyon Yearlings
      1st & 2nd Ace Pigeon Noyon Yearlings
      1st Ace Pigeon Noyon Old birds
      2nd General Champion Sprint
2013: 1st Champion Noyon Yearlings
      2nd Champion Noyon Old birds
2015: 1st Champion Noyon Old birds

This is quite a palmares indeed!

The right choice

By exchanging pigeons with the Goovaerts family Victor was able to introduce one of Belgium's most successful bloodlines in his own loft: the Kaasboer bloodline. The Kaasboer descendants managed to win several top results again in 2016, including a 1st Nat. Argenton (for Tom & Jan Iwens), a 1st Interprov. Nevers (for Marcel Creten), a 1st Prov. Gien & 1st Zone Bourges (for Thijs-Peters) and a 1st & 2nd Prov. Argenton (for Team Noël-Willockx). It goes without saying that the Kaasboer bloodline really helped the late Victor De Belser to dominate the sprint competition in his area, especially in the last decade of his career.

The many degrees that the late Victor De Belser won over the course of his career