1st Provincial Argenton - 4,299 yearlings / fastest of 7,258 pigeons
It was racing bird BE19-3089070, better known as Argenton Prince, that claimed a 1st Provincial Argenton with a velocity of almost 1,207 m/min. This made him the fastest of all 7,258 West Flemish birds.
And the team was quite successful overall, with several early finishes against 4,299 yearlings: 1.-10.-18-.18.-26.-28.-31.-34.-35.-38.-41.-52.-53.-57.-73.-81.-83.-83.-85.-90.-95.-... (115/181).
And here are the results against 2,959 old birds: 5.-9.-18.-22.-74.-90.-97.-... (44/60)
The provincial winner was renamed Argenton Prince. His sire is a son of two national ace pigeons, namely Mr. Fantastic (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB 2017 & winner of a 9th-11th-42nd National) x Golden Princess (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance yearlings KBDB 2017 & winner of a 6th-32nd National). Golden Princess is a granddaughter of the now world famous Golden Prince.
The dam of the provincial winner is Sonia (6th Nat. Ace Pigeon middle distance KBDB).
Impressive reference for Ronny Menten (Rummen, BE)
As we already know, a large number of young birds from Wevelgem are transferred to the lofts of Ronny Menten in Rummen every season. Of course, Gino was very proud of Ronny's excellent results both in Argenton and Valence. He was particularly happy with the prizes in bold, since these were won with direct Clicque birds.
Argenton Nat. - 26,085 yearlings: 3.-5.-12.-15.-29.-49.-60.-106.-122.-153.-158.-...
Argenton Nat. - 16,762 old birds: 3.-4.-10.-13.-46.-126.-...
Valence Nat. - 7,591 old birds: 39.-49.-85.-95.-115.-186.-...
So he had four pigeons in the national top ten and nine pigeons in the national top 100. This is a remarkable reference indeed!
BE19-3089352 (3rd Nat. Argenton / 26,085 yearlings) - Inbred granddaughter Golden Prince
The sire of this hen is a grandson of two iconic Gino Clicque birds: Super Prince (2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB - 4th & 5th Nat. Bourges) and the world famous Golden Prince (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB - 3rd Nat. Brive, 4th Nat. Tulle & 14th Nat. Limoges - grandfather of 2 x 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB - sold for 360,000 euro).
The dam is a direct daughter of that same Golden Prince x dam Prince Rudy (1st Nat. Limoges 2016)
BE19-3089362 (5th Nat. Argenton / 26,085 yearlings) - granddaughter Prince Rudy
This hen has a fantastic pedigree as well. The sire is a full brother of top class bird Amanda (1st Prov. Ace Pigeon All-round KBDB - 1st prov. Tours / 11th Nat. Chateauroux). They are both grandchildren of Piraat (3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon middle distance KBDB 2008).
The dam is a daughter of Prince Rudy (1st fastest Nat. Limoges - 14,575 pigeons), which became a renowned breeder over the years. His youngsters have won for instance an 8th-8th-11th-11th-12th-12th-.. at national level. Nat. Prince Rudy is a grandson of Super Prince.
BE18-3003778 (3rd Nat. Argenton /16,762 pigeons) - granddaughter Red Filip
The sire is a son of two excellent racing birds: Mario (1st Nat. Limoges - 7,221 pigeons) x Lucia (2nd Nat. Agen - 2,932 pigeons).
The dam is a daughter of superstar Red Filip (2nd Nat. Cahors / 6th Nat. Souillac). Red Filip is the grandfather of a 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon extreme long distance KBDB 2018).
BE18-3003736 (10th Nat. Argenton / 16,762 pigeons) - granddaughter Golden Prince
The sire is a son of Devil Prince (1st Nat. Montluçon - 19,298 pigeons) x daughter Super Prince (2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB - 4th & 5th Nat. Bourges).
The dam is a direct daughter of the iconic Golden Prince (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB - 3rd Nat. Brive, 4th Nat. Tulle & 14th Nat. Limoges - grandfather of 2 x 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB - sold for 360,000 euro). Golden Prince had been paired to Piraat 140 for the occasion (the dam of a 6th & 12th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB).
Gino Clicque is always in for a spectacular result, whether it be in his own loft or in the form of an impressive reference for a fellow champion. Last weekend Gino not only achieved a great result in Argenton, Ronny Menten also delivered what is potentially one of the best performances of the year, mainly thanks to the Clicque pigeon breed. As many as four pigeons related directly to the Gino Clicque bloodlines finished in the national top 10 that day, and nine birds claimed a spot in the national top 100. It shows once again that the Prince dynasty from Wevelgem is one of those breeds that delivers pretty much on a weekly basis.