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(25/05/2018) Communiqué de presse RFCB

Suite aux températures élevées annoncées pour ce week-end, les sociétés devront diminuer le nombre de pigeons par panier.

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(25/05/2018) PIPA now relies on KBDB-Online for the arrivals in all national races

Two years ago the KBDB launched its KBDB-Online website which publishes the arrivals of Belgian fanciers in provincial, national and international races. Now that the system is running pretty much flawlessly, PIPA has decided to no longer monitor the arrivals in the national races. You can still register your arrivals for the international races on PIPA however.

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(25/05/2018) Successful with pigeons of Gaby Vandenabeele? Send in your details

It is becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of the many top results that are being won with Vandenabeele pigeons. We do not want to forget anyone, so we would like to call on you: send in your own top result(s), victories or ace pigeon titles won with Gaby Vandenabeele pigeons. More info below.

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(23/05/2018) Leideman Brothers (Hardenberg, NL) get a fantastic result with a 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th-6th-8th-9th-10th-11th-12th-13th Quievrain 10,570 p.

One of the best fanciers of 2017 in The Netherlands put in another groundbreaking performance in 2018. Their racing team pretty much dominated the race from Quievrain (in difficult weather conditions), winning a 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th-6th-8th-9th-10th-11th-12th-13th over 314 km against 10,570 pigeons. This is the type of performance that is hard to put into words.

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(22/05/2018) A report on the British International Championship Club race from Alencon on 13th May 2018

Five hundred and two members sent four thousand, nine hundred and fourteen birds to the British International Championship Club race from Alençon. After a one day holdover they were liberated at 08.25CEST into a light south-west wind. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.

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(22/05/2018) Team Lexman launches new one loft race Derby Zagreb in Croatia

Croatia may not be that known in worldwide pigeon racing but it does hold a couple of one loft races. Recently, Mr Tihomir Lekić from Team Lexman fulfilled one of his dreams by launching his own Derby Zagreb. A tough one loft race in one of Europe's favourite holiday destinations, organised by an ace fancier with a boundless love for pigeons.

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(19/05/2018) Team Sangers (Eefde, NL) are overwhelmingly strong in Niergnies, winning a 1st-2nd-5th-6th-7th-8th Niergnies 7,100 p.

The level of dominance from Marcel and Brian Sangers in Niergnies (306km) was nothing short of impressive.They claimed a double first prize in a strong headwind and with an additional 40km to cover, while also having 6 pigeons in the top 8 of more than 7,000 competitors. Their racing birds are quite special indeed. Racing hen Niki (a direct Flanders Collection and a 100% Van den Bulck) even ...

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(17/05/2018) Un regard sur les premiers concours provinciaux de grand demi-fond

En Flandre, les premiers concours provinciaux de grand demi-fond se sont déroulés durant le week-end du 12 mai. Il s'agissait bien évidemment des tous premiers de la saison 2018, la Wallonie ne commençant les hostilités que cette semaine. On épinglera la prestation exceptionnelle de la colonie de Gustaaf de Bisschop (Asse) sur le concours de Blois.

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(17/05/2018) CFW: Mâcon - MISE À JOUR: réaction AWC

La communication de la direction de l’AWC a volontairement saboté l’organisation du concours Centre & Est sur Mâcon du 19 mai, en le renseignement comme concours de Fond auprès des responsables du bien-être animal en Wallonie et en annonçant pas le changement de lieu de lâcher.

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(15/05/2018) New auctions: Marcel Sangers & May Auction

Today, Tuesday May 15th, 2 new auctions will start. These auctions will end on Sunday May 27th.

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(15/05/2018) A report on the British Barcelona Club race from Coutances on 12th May 2018

The British Barcelona Club birds were liberated at Coutances at 10.25 CEST into a light and variable winds. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members verifications.

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(14/05/2018) Auction weekend ends with 204,725 euro - Venus 2271 10,000 euro, Sister Lincia 6,600 euro, Son Lincia 6,000 euro

Six auctions ended today, Sunday 13th of May. Each auction is briefly discussed below.

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(12/05/2018) A report on the British International Championship Club race from Falaise on 28th April 2018

Two hundred and ninety-six members entered two thousand, six hundred and forty-seven pigeons into the British International Championship Club race from Falaise. They were liberated at 09.15 CEST. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members verifications.

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(11/05/2018) RFCB: Communication à l’attention des amateurs et des sociétés

L’attention des sociétés est attirée sur le fait que pour une bague en caoutchouc, obligatoirement ou optionnellement, AUCUN montant supplémentaire ne pourra être demandé et que pour TOUS les concours, ces bagues en caoutchouc seront offertes GRATUITEMENT aux amateurs.

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(08/05/2018) Alwin Petrie (Brummen, NL) claims 1st-2nd regional Bierges 7,088 p. with the renowned Gigi dynasty

We are in the fourth week of the 2018 racing season, and Alwin Petrie has ended a very successful month of April with a 1st and 2nd regional of 7,088 pigeons. It was a major success for his renowned Gigi dynasty, which has proven to be particularly tough to beat this season.

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(04/05/2018) Breaking news: Total Auction Gaby Vandenabeele

PIPA has the honour to announce and organise the total auction of living legend Gaby Vandenabeele. It will be an online auction at the end of 2018 on the PIPA website. Gaby is retiring due to health reasons (pigeon lung) and all his birds will be sold. Not a single bird will be kept. Gaby will still race this season but it will be the last in his career.

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(01/05/2018) Tuesday May 1st, 3 new auctions will start at 5 PM CEST.

Today, Tuesday May 1st, 3 new auctions will start. These auctions will end on Sunday May 13.

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(30/04/2018) Auction weekend ends with 274,550 euro – Jelle Jellema 3,744 euro/YB – Flanders Collection 3,108 euro/YB

7 different auctions closed last Sunday 29th of April, raising 274,550 euro in total for 144 pigeons, or over 1,900 euro on average.

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(30/04/2018) PIPA introduces Frank McLaughlin as a new supply agent for America

Frank McLaughlin has been a pigeon fancier since he was 7 years old. His father bought a pair of fantail pigeons to add to Frank’s chicken coop. Over the next few years the fantails went from 2 to 12 pigeons and Frank decided to release a few of them. The fantails flew around and returned to the chicken coop.

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(29/04/2018) Sangers Pigeons (Eefde, NL) wins 1st Tienen 2,450 p. with a 100% Van Den Bulck cock

As if they had skipped autumn and winter, Marcel and Brian Sangers simply continued where they had left off in the end of 2017: by winning races! Team Sangers is in great form, and went on to win a first prize from Tienen of 2,450 pigeons and an impressive 1-5-6-7-12-19-22-23-24-25, etc. The first prize went to a 100% descendant of Dirk Van den Bulck's super class breed.

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(17/04/2018) New auction: Alfons Klaas

Today, Tuesday April 17th, one new auction started. This auction will end on Sunday April 29th.

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(17/04/2018) Portuguese researchers investigate the molecular basis of the superior athletic and navigational capabilities of racing pigeons

Racing pigeons have been selectively bred to find their way home quickly from what are often extremely long distances. A group of Portuguese researchers have investigated the molecular basis of this unique characteristics.

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(16/04/2018) Auction weekend closes at 318,500 euro – Son New Olympiade 12,200 euro, Son New Laureaat 9,600 euro, Son New Laureaat 8,200 euro,…

Eight different auctions closed today, Sunday 15th of April. We briefly summarize each auction below.

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(09/04/2018) PHA Chairman Mr. Paul Ung has passed away

The Philippines have lost an iconic pigeon fancier. The chairman of the Philippine Homing Pigeon Association (PHA) passed away on the 5th of April. Mr. Ung has been a constant supporter and buyer of the PIPA Manila Auction.