This is the story of a young and ambitious fancier who wanted to defend the reputation of his father Luc, and try and become even more successful. He had an invaluable pigeon collection at his disposal, a pigeon breed that was already in full bloom. This loft had already managed to become one of the national top players in the longer middle distance and light long distance in recent seasons. It has helped Bart to become a successful fancier himself but it is by no means a guarantee for success.
Luc was obviously an invaluable teacher for his son Bart, who learned a lot from his father. Bart combined this knowledge with a more modern approach to pigeon racing, and together with his assistant Jurgen he managed to turn the Geerinckx pigeon breed into a top class loft at national level. A loft that has won many titles, national ace pigeons and Olympiad pigeons.
The Geerinx pigeons have had a strong 2015 season as well, having won a provincial and zonal first prize from Argenton only last week. This is their overall result from Argenton:
Argenton Prov 2,591 yearlings: 1-22-37-113-229-252-263-453-454-484-535-577-695-863 (14/28) Argenton Zone B1 with 6,099 yearlings: 1-30-56-184-394-427-443… (13/28) This also resulted in a 13/28 national, starting with a fifth national prize. Argenton 1,273 olds: 5-67-135-145-170-198-222-235-281-287-293 (11/16)
They had a successful race from Montluçon one week earlier as well:
Montluçon Prov 2,461 yearlings: 11-16-18-26-44-58-82-112-166-170-184-197-200… (21/37) Montluçon Prov 1,178 olds: 24-25-32-54-55-94-98-206 (8/11)
It was one and the same one year old hen that managed to become the first yearling for two consecutive weeks, before claiming a provincial and national victory. It is thanks to these three top results that Little Star is now well on her way to achieving a good result in the national ace pigeon championships longer middle distance. All it takes is one more good results. This is her palmares:
-Little Star BE14-6174075
1st Zone B1 Argenton 6,099 p. 1st Prov Argenton 2,591 p. 7th Souppes s/Loing 908 p. 30th Nat Montluçon 16,982 p. 198th Nat Chateauroux 25,710 p.
Sire: Blue Lagoon BE10-6143302
A very strong racing pigeon with a 1st Prov. Montluçon 2,545 dp. in ’13 and a 1st Intprov. Blois 762 p. (fastest of 3,317 p.) on his palmares. He is a son of Blois BE04-6202033 x Witpen Wouters BE05-6118235, a direct M.Wouters (a full sister of De Leeuw, 8th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB).
Dam: Iron Lady BE08-6259143
Winner of a 1st Prov. Chateauroux 2,611 p., a 1st Prov. Argenton 647 p. and a 3rd Nat. 5,756 p., a 2nd Nat. La Souterraine 4,778 p., and … en reeds grootmoeder van de 1. N.Zone Montluçon 3.494 d.
She is a daughter of Blauwe IJzeren BE96-6618311 x Eénwitpen Willyke BE02-6506323, a super class breeding hen and the dam of Iron Lady, Blauw Vierzonneke, Iron Star, Luc, Iron Men, Blue Girl etc.
Click here for the full pedigree and the palmares of Little Star in the national races.
Those familiar with the origins of the Geerinckx breed have probably noticed that Little Star originates from Willyke and Blauwe Ijzeren, two iconic breeders. Their bloodlines, along with Gladiator and Wittekop Sylvester, are the four key bloodlines in this pigeon loft.
We hope that Bart and Jurgen can put in another great performance in the coming few weeks, so that Little Star can take a crucial fourth top result. Congratulations!