Bender (F & J Vandenheede) develops into a fantastic breeder

Bender BE11-4220607 made a name for himself winning a title of 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB 2012, followed by an Olympiad title one year later. And he continues to deliver national ace pigeons and top prizes, this time as a breeding bird!

Bender won his best results as a racing bird in the lofts of Stijn Van Laere (Kruishoutem, BE), and the PIPA Elite Center was eager to add this pigeon to their breeding team in Knesselare. The PEC eventually auctioned Bender in a highly successful PIPA auction in mid-2013. The Vandenheede brothers from Zingem were already aware of the special talents Bender, who would soon develop into a phenomenal breeder for team Vandenheede. Here are his best references:

Bender, 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB 2012 & Olympiad Pigeon Cat. G in Nitra 2013


References in F&J Vandenheede's own team

Bender is the sire of​:

Cheese Bender, BE15-4130335

 43rd Nat. Jarnac       3,904 p. 
135th Nat. Limoges      9,151 p.
196th Nat. Limoges      5,946 p.
240th Nat. Chateauroux 10,442 p.
255th Nat. Montluçon   10,753 p.

National Bender, BE16-4065138

12th Prov. Aurillac       520 p.
33rd Prov. Chateauroux  4,740 p.
34th Prov. Chateauroux  3,788 p.
75th Prov. Orleans      3,578 p.
154th Nat. Tulle        9,578 p.


118th Nat. Jarnac       3,904 p.
203rd Nat. Chateauroux 29,591 p.


25th Nat. Limoges       6,272 p.
28th Prov. Villemandeur 5,156 p.
62nd Prov. Villemandeur 2,135 p.

Allround Bender, BE14-4000111

 38th Nat.Z. Chateauroux 5,865 p.
 46th Prov. Vierzon      7,056 p.
 73rd Nat. Brive         9,132 p.
100th Nat.Z. Tulle       3,358 p.
132nd Nat. Jarnac        4,167 p.

Poulidor, BE16-4065338

  1st Nat. Zone Limoges  3,852 p. - 2nd Nat. 10,554 p.
158th Nat. Tulle         9,578 p.
17th  Nat. Ace Pigeon PIPA Ranking Long Distance YLs 3 races
21st  Nat. Ace Pigeon PIPA Ranking Long Distance & Extreme Long Distance YLs 2 races

Secret Bender, BE16-4065437

73rd Nat. Libourne       3,950 p.

Bender leads to great results in other lofts as well!

Peter Jansen, Kleve (Germany)

A daughter of Bender has developed into a fantastic breeding hen; she is now the dam of:

 5th Nat. Ace Pigeon NPO YBs
 1st Rethel              4,803 p.
 4th Peronne             2,129 p.
 5th NPO Morlincourt    13,560 p.
 8th NPO Bourges         5,761 p.
14th Prov. Duffel        9,657 p.
16th NPO Chateaudun      6,844 p.

Dirk Deroose, Kruishoutem (Belgium)

A granddaughter of Bender, Quattro 3 BE15-4073333, wins the following prizes:

  8th Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance KBDB
 16th Nat. Agen          2,932 p.
147th Nat. Narbonne      3,187 p.

Adrien Mirabelle, Ghlin (Belgium)   

Fonzie BE14-1073383, a granddaughter of Bender, wins 6 first prizes in 2015 alone:

3rd Prov. Ace Pigeon Shorter Middle Distance YLs KBDB
1st Toury                  989 p.
1st Toury                  971 p.
1st Villemandeur           115 p.
1st Laon                   101 p.
1st Toury                   31 p.
2nd Toury                1,228 p. – 1st Toury 104 p.

PEC Racing Team ADK, Tielt-Winge (België)

Bender is the (great-)grandfather of the following prize winners:

 15th Nat. Tulle           7,322 p.
 17th Prov. Vierzon        1,175 p.
 37th Semi-Nat. Vierzon    1,295 p.
 54th Nat. Brive           5,929 p.
 69th Nat. Montluçon      10,753 p.
 72nd Nat. Chateauroux    10,442 p.
 78th Nat. Jarnac          4,559 p.
 85th Nat.Z. Limoges       2,946 p.
 90th Prov. Argenton       4,110 p.
110th Nat. La Souterraine 18,588 p.
131st Nat. Jarnac          4,559 p.
137th Semi-Nat. Vierzon    6,422 p.
161st Nat. Chateauroux    10,442 p.
210th Nat. Bourges        19,889 p.

François Tobback, Hofstade (Belgium)

A half brother of Bender is the grandfather of Den As Olympiade:

 3rd Olympiad Pigeon cat. H Brussel
 3rd Prov. Ace Pigeon KBDB Longer Middle Distance
 6th Prov. Argenton        843 p.
 7th Souppes             2,528 p.
15th Prov. Blois         1,023 p.
86th Nat. Bourges       19,736 p.

He Bin (China)

Wins two top results with a grandchild of Bender:

1st Club & 3rd overall winner Changyang OLT in Bejing

Jelle De Bock, Kluisbergen (Belgium)

A grandson of Bender, Royal Blood BE17-4222396, wins the following prizes in a single season:

 1st Toury 428 p.
 1st Pont 79 p.
 2nd Pont 266 p.
 4th Pont 241 p.
 5th Toury 156 p.
26th Prov. Orléans    6,375 p.
40th Prov. Issoudun   3,874 p.

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