Flanders Collection (Liedekerke, BE) owns a unique group of Dirk Van den Bulck pigeons

Bruno Van den Brande and Yannick Deridder, also known as the Flanders Collection, are known for their superior collection of De Rauw-Sablon pigeons. They managed to get their hands on an a additional group of valuable pigeons last year, bringing the ace pigeon dynasty of Dirk Van den Bulck, the sprint champion from Grobbendonk, to Liedekerke.

Dirk Van den Bulck developed into one of the most successful sprint fanciers in Belgium in recent years, thanks to an impressive list of achievements:

 1st National Ace Pigeon KBDB young birds sprint 2013 with Kittel
 1st National KBDB champion young birds 2013 with Greipel & Super Sprint 873/13
 1st Olympiad Pigeon Nitra category F 2013 with Olympic Rosita
 4th National Ace Pigeon KBDB young birds sprint 2012 with Olympic Rosita
 6th National Ace Pigeon KBDB young birds sprint 2013 with Greipel
 6th National KBDB young birds sprint 2010
 9th National KBDB young birds sprint 2009
 9th National KBDB young birds sprint 2011
11th National KBDB champion old birds sprint 2013
15th National Ace Pigeon KBDB old birds sprint 2013

Van den Bulck decided in 2014 to get rid of his pigeons, and Flanders Collection was the number candidate to obtain this sprint breed, which they could then incorporate into their existing De Rauw-Sablon collection. They obtained some of the finest pigeons available. The Van den Bulck dynasty is based on two key bloodlines, that of Goede Roede and that of Broer Goede Rode x Golden Leo 40000. It is worth noting that both these lines oringate from direct Leo Heremans pigeons. Goede Rode and Broer Goede Rode were bred from a daughter of the 'New Dreampair': Rossi x Eenoogske; Golden Leo 40000 in turn comes from a grandson of Olympiade 003.

Goede Rode

The bloodline of Goede Rode can further be split into the bloodlines of Kittel, Vale As, and Sagan.

Kittel dynasty

Goede Rode was paired to Olympic Rosita, 1st Olympiad Pigeon Nitra, and together they bred:

  • Kittel, BE13-6139803
    • 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Sprint 2013, with the lowest coefficient ever (0,9%)
    • 1st against 2,089 pigeons
      1st against 1,792 pigeons
      2nd against 2,023 pigeons
      3rd against 2,443 pigeons
      4th against 2,121 pigeons
      9th against 1,934 pigeons
  • Greipel, BE13-6139849
    • 6th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Sprint 2013
    • Co-winner of 1st Nat. Championship KBDB Sprint 2013
    • 2nd  against 1,559 pigeons
      5th  against 1,371 pigeons
      5th  against 1,603 pigeons
      10th against 1,255 pigeons
      13th against 1,178 pigeons
  • New Kittel, BE14-6091710
    • 1st  against 1,371 pigeons
      3rd  against 1,993 pigeons
      8th  against 1,571 pigeons
      26th against 2,126 pigeons
      60th against 1,623 pigeons
      86th against 2,412 pigeons

Sagan dynasty

De Goede Rode paired to Golden Leo 998 proved a great combination; they belong to the successful Sagan dynastie of Patrick Boeckx:

  • Sagan
    • 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB sprint old birds 2013
  • Saganne I
    • 1st against 2,061 pigeons
      2nd against 2,121 pigeons
  • Saganne II
    • 1st against 2,121 pigeons
      2nd against 1,863 pigeons

Vale As dynasty

Goede Rode and Golden Leo 999 are at the basis of the Vale As dynasty. This bloodline alone has managed to give an impressive 16 first prize winners against an average of 1,500 pigeons. This bloodline can also be found in the pedigree of the 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Shorter Middle Distance 2013.

Brother Goede Rode x Golden Leo 40000

This is the second most important bloodline of Van den Bulck. The combination of Broer Goede Rode x Golden Leo 40000 can be found in the following pedigrees:

1st  National Ace Pigeon KBDB young birds sprint 2013
2nd  National Ace Pigeon KBDB shorter middle distance 2013
4th  National Ace Pigeon KBDB young birds sprint 2012
6th  National Ace Pigeon KBDB young birds sprint 2013
14th National Ace Pigeon KBDB sprint 2013

Their descendants have won 17 first prizees against an average of 1,250 pigeons. Broer Goede Rode x Golden Leo 40000 are also the grandparents of Olympic Rosita, the pigeon behind the successful Kittel bloodline. This means this incredible sprint family has gone full circle.

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