When we talk about the successful duo Reedijk-Jongekrijg it begins to ring bells by many people. Most of us will think of the only National extreme distance race in the Netherlands, National Blois, straight away. After a few years of racing top-10 in this race, the masculine half of this duo, Gerard Reedijk, was even named 'Mister Blois'. It is a fitting name for this combination.
Results National Blois: 2006 - 6.449 pigeons 5. Nat. with ‘Bomberman’ 2007 - 5.087 pigeons 3. Nat. with ‘Diddlina 7. Nat. with ‘Flame’ 8. Nat. with ‘Bumba’ 2008 - 4.673 pigeons 1. Nat. with ‘Bumba’ 10. Nat. with ‘Olympic Danica’ 2009 - 6.384 pigeons 9. Nat. with ‘Funny’ 11. Nat. with ‘Cloe’ 2010 - 4.010 pigeons 7. Nat. with ‘Butterfly Blue’ 8. Nat. with ‘Boy’
It was fireworks again in 2011, the pigeons returned to the lofts in Puttershoek like rockets last season. And this gave magnificent results in the big races:
5th International Barcelona against 26.066 pigeons
Strombeek 4308 pigeons 2-19-27-30-55-56-91- etc. 29/47 = 2311 pigeons 1-10-13-15-26-27- etc. Nijvel 4647 pigeons 1-2-27-39-46-51-83- etc. 31/47 = 38.057 pigeons. 1st and 2nd fastest pigeon. ( in the auction: March II) Peronne 4509 pigeons 6-35-49-86-99-100-etc. 33/50 Mantes la J. 3919 pigeons 18-31-37-44-74-77-80-81-etc 31/50 Nanteuil 3337 pigeons 16-20-23-25-33-35-36-38-etc 33/50 Vierzon 1712 pigeons 1-5-13-15-24-34-51-58-etc. 27/50 Peronne 1797 pigeons 2-5-18-60-99- etc. 6/16 Tours 1130 pigeons 3-4-15-28-52-63-64-82-etc. 15/30 Nijves (Jong) 3605 pigeons 6-10-37-94-97-98-99-etc. 26/69 Menen (Jong) 3124 pigeons 14-15-20-29-59-75-etc. 25/60 Pommer.(Jong) 3119 pigeons 16-27-33-59-60-69-86-etc. 22/69 Peronne(Jong) 3240 pigeons 10-14-24-31-72-79-97-etc. 28/60 Sens (Jong) 1505 pigeons 4-10-20-22-27-42-43-etc. 29/47 Strombeek 3607 pigeons 4-6-8-14-18-67-71-etc. 29/37 Nijvel 3461 pigeons 10-32-36-46-72-etc. 26/36
Yes, this successful duo know how to manage their 'feathered friends'. Beautiful results with regularly a pigeon out front and a nice series against a great number of pigeons! You should have them (see the PIPA March II auction!). To what does this combination owe its success, and how do they manage it? All questions which will soon be answered and be prepared if you are in the Netherlands because they have great plans for 2012 in both the programme races as the overnight races!.
No, dear people, we are not referring to the successful singer from the pop group U2. Although he is named after him we are talking about a much more important leading person. 'Bono' is the stock father of the loft Reedijk-Jongekrijg, an excellent Gebr. Janssen cock which produces sublime descendants. The type of cock we are all looking for and dream of owning. Luckily his descendants are just as good where the breeding is concerned. Something which distinguishes the Janssens pigeons, and that is a quality which the duo Reedijk-Jongekrijg noticed early! Over the last few years no less than 20 direct Gebroeders Janssen pigeons moved from Arendonk (BE) to the lovely Puttershoek (NL) where Reedijk-Jongekrijg also carried on that success story. But not only that, because the strong basis has also created a new success story, a new dynasty . . the 'Bono'-Dynasty!
'Bono' (99-2411761) is already father of :
Creil 1/9187 pigeons ( @ G&S Verkerk) Strombeek 1/304 pigeons = 4/3607 pigeons Ablis 1/295 pigeons Blois 1/258 pigeons = 6/2286 pigeons Le Mans 1/239 pigeons = 4/1546 pigeons Morlincourt 10/1757 pigeons Orleans 10/1006 pigeons
What his grandchildren achieve (and so his children where the breeding is concerned) is formidable. Olympiad pigeons, Ace pigeons, in all sorts and sizes, with that noble blood from 'Bono' flowing through their veins.
Olympic Danica (06-1112764) 1st Ace bird Extreme middle distance Hoeksche-Waard '08 3rd Provincial Ace bird Extreme middle distance '08 2nd Olympiad Bird Extreme middle distance '08 Bourges 1/106 Blois 3/4776 Bourges 3/1153 ( = 44th NPO - 12905 pigeons) Sezanne 11/1696 Moeskroen 15/2620 Ablis 19/4277 Creil 20/16296 And further grandfather of a.o.: Nijvel 1/4647 ( = fastest of 38057 ) Peronne 1/2827 Strombeek 1/2672 Creil 1/2632 Ablis 1/1889 Bourges 1/1153 Blois 1/659 Peronne 1/586 Peronne 1/524 Harchies 1/514 Pommer. 1/513 Creil 1/503 Strombeek 1/501 Creil 1/412 Morlinc. 1/341 Chantilly 1/324 Creil 1/226 Peronne 1/216 Bouillon 1/184 Blois 1/132 Chateau. 1/120 ( 13th NPO-8191 pigeons)
This makes this topper father of 5x 1st prize, and grandfather of no less than 21x1st prize. And to complete the list, also great grandfather of 15x1st prize. That is impressive! 'Bono' good enough for 41 x 1st prize up to the 3rd generation! No don’t often see such quality, not to mention the other prizes at provincial and national level!
Successful overnight loft:
Over the last few years Gerard and Elly have also been very successful with a.o. the pigeons from the pigeon loving couple Hubert & Riet Jongen from Kerkrade(NL) with which they regularly excelled in the overnight races with top performances.
One of the current toppers in the Reedijk-Jongekrijg loft where the overnight is concerned is 'Fay' (08-1583619)
Best National Marathon pigeon over 2 International races 2010 ( Perpignan & Pau )
8th Nat. Pau- 791 hens 19th Inter. Pau- 1.972 hens 32nd Nat. Pau- 2.657 pigeons 69th Inter. Pau- 8.170 pigeons 7th Nat. Perpignan- 1.443 hens 12th Inter. Perpignan- 3.464 hens 19th Nat. Perpignan- 5.409 pigeons 96th Inter. Perpignan- 15.756 pigeons Granddaughter of 'Rainman' 1st Ace bird extreme middle distance 1995 1st Ace bird extreme middle distance 1997 'Rainman' is also father of 'Definition':
1st National Ace bird overnight long distance Fondspiegel 2006 2nd National Ace bird overnight long distance NPO 2006
This year the combination was also successful from 'Barcelona'. Their top bird 'The Blue Moon' was in form and classified as 5th International pigeon in this race against no less than 26.066 pigeons!!.. A marvellous success achieved by working hard. This hard work takes place in a beautiful accommodation by the way, see this film.
The Combination Reedijk-Jongekrijg are top racers. Have marvellous pigeons, acknowledged by many champions. So have G & S Verkerk, with 'Feline' (her father is son of Street Fighter x Akira) a marvellous yearling in the lofts which raced 9x 1/100. Combination Reedijk-Jongekrijg has in turn found another successful formula by crossing with the pigeons from G & S Verkerk. All in all, it seems to here also to be all about 'the good pigeon '. A fact which is music to the ears of the duo from Puttershoek, music from a.o. their top breeder 'Bono' and top pigeon 'Fay'.
We congratulate Gerard and Elly Reedijk-Jongekrijg on a successful 2011 and which them all the best for 2012!