Koen Minderhoud has become an internationally renowned fancier thanks to his many great results and through breeding outstanding birds. One of the best pigeons that he bred over the course of his career is the internationally famous Geeloger.
De fameuze Geeloger, NL11-3014703
Geeloger NL11-3014703 was in a league of his own in the 2013 racing season. The blue coloured champion won a title of 1st Ace Pigeon Allround in The Netherlands and 3rd International Ace Pigeon Allround in the Europe Cup 2013, based on the following top results:
1st Prov. Pithiviers – 6,340 p. 2013 1st NPO La Souterraine – 3,077 p. 2013 1st NPO Chateauroux – 2,227 p. 2013 3rd Prov. Gien – 3,824 p. 2013 6th Prov. Morlincourt – 6,625 p. 2013
That's right, Geeloger has won three provincial first prizes in a single season. As such he also won three first prizes teletext: two one day long distance races NPO, and one provincial middle distance race. That is quite a unique feat.
The sire of Geeloger is Gebroken Vleugel, winner of a 4th NPO Montluçon of 4196 pigeons and a 7th Provincial Creil of 10,083 pigeons. Gebroken Vleugel is also the sire of Dagfond Duifje 041, 3rd Provincial Ace Pigeon in 2010 with three first prizes. We will elaborate on the palmares of Dagfond Duifje 041 as a breeder later on. The dam of Geeloger is Fransiska, a direct Albert Derwa and a direct daughter of top class hen Paulien. Paulien won a title of 8th National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance after she won a 1st Semi-Nat. Chateauroux 8,218 p., a 1st Prov. Gueret 1,298 p., a 2nd Prov. Blois 2,836 p. and a 10th Semi-Nat. Argenton 7,353 p. Click here for the pedigree of De Geeloger.
Here is a selection of some of the top prizes that were won by youngsters and grandchildren of De Geeloger NL11-3014703:
13/09/’14 1st Roye 532 p. cock NL14-3413304 (703 X 393) 1st Roye Ray. noord 2432 p. 30/04/’16 1st Roye SS 1514 p. cock NL15-3506915 “Max 2” (703 x 725) 1st Roye Rayon West. 2758 p. 1st Roye Province 1 6112 p. 23/04/’16 1st Peronne SS 1398 p. cock NL13-3307621 “Max 1” (703 x 393) 1st Rayon West 2670 p. 07/05/’16 1st Pt. St.Maxence SS 1799 p. cock NL13-3307621 (703 x 393) 1st Rayon West 3260 p. 1st Province 1 9148 p. 10/06/’16 1st Roye SS 1160 p. cock NL15-3506915 “Max 2” (703 x 725) 1st Roye Rayon West. 2007 p. 03/09/’16 1st Morlincourt 4632 p. granddaughter of (703 x 393) A. & B. Leideman Hardenberg. 07/06/’15 1st Argenton SS 604 p. cock NL14-3413280 (703 x 670) 5th NPO Argenton 2984 p. 13/09/'14 2nd Roye Ray. North 2432 p. hen NL14-3413300 (703 x 393) 02/05/’15 5th ST Quentin SS 1433 p. ,, ,, ,, 09/04/’16 8th Quievrain 1534 p. ,, ,, ,, 16/08/’14 8th Meaux SS 883 p. ,, ,, ,, 10/06/'16 3rd Roye 1160 p. cock NL14-3413378 (703 x 343) 08/08/’15 2nd Tessenderlo 10,314 p. NL15-1234044 A. & B. Leideman Hardenberg 05/09/’16 3rd Tilburg 8458 p NL15-1234044 A.& B. Leideman Hardenberg 01/04/'16 1st Isnes 1715 p. Comb.van Wanrooy Geffen, the dam is a daughter of (703 x 393) 01/04/'16 1st Isnes 17,000 p. 01/05/'17 1st Pt.St.Maxence 1891 p. hen NL15-3506900 from “Geeloger 703" x Gen Asduif 06/725 1st Province 1 10043 p. hen NL15-3506900 Maxien 17/06/'17 1st Orleans Rayon 765 p. NL16-3612360 daughter (703 x 686) 15/07/'17 1st Bergerac 1323 p. NL16-1863010 granddaughter Geeloger (R.Traas)
NL15-3506900, 1st Pt.-St.-Maxence
The most notable result in Koen's own loft this season was won by NL15-3506900, Maxiem. This two year old blue coloured hen claimed victory in Pont St. Maxence, beating 10,431 pigeons from the province of Zeeland reaching a speed of almost 71 km/h. 487 fanciers had basketed pigeons for this race, and the average distance to be covered in Zeeland was 260km. The pigeons were released at 8 o'clock in the morning, facing a northeasterly headwind. There were no major difficulties during the race, and the blue coloured Maxiem was particularly happy with the windy conditions. After all, she is a daughter of Geeloger, which won his three provincial races in a strong headwind as well. Like father, like daughter, said Koen, who added another prestigious win to his palmares. Click here for Maxiem's pedigree. That same pairing has also bred NL15-3506915 Max 2, a cock that won two first prizes as a yearling: a 1st Roye of 6,122 pigeons and a 1st Roye of 2,077 pigeons.
NL14-3413300, 1st ace pigeon sprint
The daughter of Geeloger put in a great performance in 2017, winning the title of 1st Ace Pigeon Sprint in Entente 7 of Province 1 Zeeland. The results which this title was based on are listed below. Her sire Geeloger was paird to NL09-3912393, a hen heavily based on the bloodlines of Gaby Vandenabeele. Click here for the pedigree of the NL14-300. That same pairing has also bred NL13-3307621 Max 1, winner of two first prizes: 1st Peronne 1,398 pigeons and 1st Pont St. Maxence of 9,148 pigeons. Racing bird NL14-3413304, winner of a 1st from Roye of 2432 p. in 2017, is another full brother of NL14-300.
Ace Pigeon Sprint, a daughter of Geeloger
Here is a little overview that clearly illustrates how important of a breeder Geeloger really is. Koen has repeatedly stated that Geeloger is probably his most valaluable breeding bird ever, and we think he might be right about that. What a fantastic pigeon!
Th descendants of Geeloger
The Turbo bloodline
The two pigeons on the bottom left originate from the Turbo bloodline: Late Turbo 608 and Nieuwe Turbo 705. They are two talented pigeons that are definitely worth a look. These Turbo descendants are bred from Dagfond Duifje NL08-3812041, a great pigeon bred from the stock breeder and a half sister of Geeloger. Dagfond Duifje 041 won several top prizes in the NPO competition, including a 4th NPO La Souterraine of 3388 pigeons. Dagfond Duifje is now in a successful breeding pair as well, with breeding hen NL10-3011170. This Blauwe 170 was an excellent racing bird as well, and winner of two second prizes NPO as a yearling: he claimed a 2nd NPO in Chateauroux of 5,223 pigeons and another 2nd NPO in La Souterraine of 3,077 pigeons.
De Late Turbo 608
We start with Late Turbo 608 NL11-3014608, winner of a title of 1st Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance 2013 in Province 1 Zeeland. He has won quite a few top results over the course of his career. The following overview clearly illustrates that this is a pigeon with plenty of talent.
2nd Prov. - Roye 7,452 pigeons 2nd Prov. - Gien 3,824 pigeons 2nd NPO - Chateauroux 2,227 pigeons 4th NPO - Chateauroux 3,238 pigeons 4th SS - Sens 1,412 pigeons 7th Prov. - Souppes-s.-L. 6,036 pigeons 8th NPO - Ruffec 2,084 pigeons
Late Turbo 608, Koen Minderhoud (Kouderkerke, NL)
Nieuwe Turbo, a new one day long distance star
Another pigeon that deserves a mention is NL11-3014705 Nieuwe Turbo. This excellent racing bird claimed a 1st Niergnies of 1,705 pigeons on 22nd of April, showing that he was still in top form, even at the age of six. We would be surprised if this pigeon did not get a spot in Koen's breeding team. Click here for Nieuwe Turbo's pedigree. This pigeon has won:
1st Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance from 2013 to 2017 2nd Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance Province 1 Zeeland 2016 4th Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance Province 1 Zeeland 2013 3rd Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance SS 2013 3rd Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance SS 2015 7th National Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance 2016
These are his best results:
1st Sens 1510 pigeons 1st Niergnies 1795 pigeons 3rd Quievrain 3037 pigeons 3rd Limoges 1698 pigeons 5th Bourges 4278 pigeons
De Nieuwe Turbo, Koen Minderhoud (Kouderkerke, NL)
A new location
Koen decided in 2017 to return to the town of Westkapelle, where it all started for him. This means he will be racing from a new location next season. Given the level of quality in his pigeon family, we are confident his team will be able to quickly adapt to the new environment. Good luck Koen!