Cor de Heijde (Made, NL)
Achievements at home
Cor de Heijde was once again very successful in the 2019 marathon season. We already discussed his semi-national first prize from Dax in an earlier PIPA report, which you can find here. And that was not the only major result for Cor in 2019; we take you through his best achievements this year:
1st National Dax Sector 1 Rayon A of 1819 p. (4th National of 9057 p.) 1st Golden Crack Marathon races Long Distance club South Holland 1st Golden Marathon Champion Long Distance club South Holland 1st Ace Pigeon FBZ (NL16-3621473 Gouden Crack 473) 3rd General FBZ 11th National ZLU Barcelona of 4129 p. (NL15-3516018 Smaragd) 15th National ZLU St. Vincent of 2696 p. (NL16-3621473 Gouden Crack 473) 18th National ZLU Agen (old birds) of 5214 p. (NL17-3731097) Zonal prize Barcelona Cureghem Centre Zone 4 1160-1185 km.
Jonge Don Michel is invaluable to this team
NL08-3818593 Jonge Don Michel
A notable descendant of the Klamper breed is NL08-3818593 Jonge Don Michel, who clearly left his mark on the marathon competition. This cock excelled as a racing bird, winning a 17th National Perpignan of 4978 p. and a 1st Ace Pigeon title Barcelona ZLU for 2011-2013. And his breeding potential is truly something else. He is the sire of:
Blue Dream; 1st International Barcelona hens 2nd National Barcelona Diamantje; 4th National Barcelona Smaragd; 10th National Perigueux (sector I) (click here for the pedigree) 11th National Barcelona Agen hen; 18th National Agen Olds
NL15-3516018 Smaragd (daughter of Jonge Don Michel) wins an 11th National Barcelona 2019 of 4129 p.
In Don Michel's slipstream
This Jonge Don Michel has followed in the footsteps of his sire and namesake NL96-9659671 Don Michel. This is a grandson of Klamper, and he has a 17th and 21st National Perpignan to his name. As a breeder, he proved particularly important in the further development of cor de Heijde's pigeon family. In fact, the best results of 2019 were all won by pigeons that were bred from Don Michel's youngsters and grandchildren.
NL16-3621473 Gouden Crack 473, 1st Golden Crack Marathon races long distance club South Holland
Gouden Crack 473
And it was racing bird NL16-3621473 Gouden Crack 473 that claimed the title of 1st Golden Crack Marathon races in Fondclub Zuid-Nederland (long distance club South Holland). He won this title based on the following results:
9th Province 2 St. Vincent of 1560 p. 15th National St. Vincent ZLU of 2696 p. 84th National Perpignan ZLU of 4283 p.
The dam of Gouden Crack 473 is a granddaughter of Don Michel through both her parents. For the pedigree of Gouden Crack 473, click here.
NL17-3731019 Dax doffer (Grandson Don Michel), a 4th National Dax 9057 p.
Dax doffer wins a 4th national Dax
NL17-3731019 Dax doffer won a first prize in the national race from Dax (Sector I Rayon A) of 1819 pigeons in 2019, and he had no more than three birds ahead of him in the national results, hence his 4th National of 9057 p. This Dax Doffer is a grandson and a great-grandson of Don Michel. Click here for an extensive pedigree.
Long list of references including (inter)national ace pigeons Barcelona
Cor has a long list of impressive references for 2019, as we have come to expect from him. We were particularly surprised by the high number of top prize winners and ace pigeons from Barcelona with Klamper origins. We have picked a few:
S & A Deckers (Meers Elsloo,NL) 2nd National Golden Barcelona pigeon 2019 – 3 years 10th National Barcelona 2019 of 4129 p. Raf Stijnen (Geel,BE) 1st International Barcelona hens of 5090 p. 2nd International Barcelona 2019 of 15981 p. Gerard Schalkwijk (Lopik,NL) 1st National Golden Barcelona pigeon ZLU 2019 – 3 years 1st International Ace Pigeon Barcelona 2017-2019 Frans Bungeneers (Ranst,BE) 1st International Ace Pigeon Barcelona 2016 – 2017 1st International Ace Pigeon Barcelona 2015 – 2017 H & P & G de Lau (Eersel, NL) 1st Barcelona province 3 East-Brabant
And the Cor de Heijde pigeons have been great in other races as well. They had several references from rising star Frank Zwiers (Terheijden, NL), whose best hen NL17-3723185 Aurora (5th NPO St. Vincent Prov. 2 of 1560 p. and 11th National St. Vincent ZLU of 2696 p.) is a 50% Cor de Heijde. For an overview of his best references from 2019, click here.
Reference BE11-6047958 Elena of Frans Bungeneers, Int. Ace Pigeon Barcelona 3 years (2015 - 2017) speaks to the imagionation.
Generation after generation
Pigeons that are blessed with Klamper origins of Cor de Heijde have shown their potential generation after generation. Cor has nothing to worry about thanks to his Don Michel and Jonge Don Michel descendants, among others.