Bert Vanden Berghe (Wortegem - Petegem, BE): 1st national Pau 2020

Bert Vanden Berghe has more than earned his stripes in pigeon racing, having already won a 1st national Agen, a 1st national Gueret and 3 x a 2nd national Agen, Libourne and Brive. His renowned Boswachter (NL17-1410366) has now added another top result to Bert's palmares.

We go back in time, to the year 2018. Boswachter, a one year old cock at the time, arrived home at 10:26 pm in the loft of Vanden Berghe, claiming a 2nd National Agen of 4,086 yearlings. It was a magnificent result, and Bert knew he would continue to basket this talented pigeon. One year later, Boswachter showed that he is more than a one trick pony: he went on to win a 6th provincial Issoudun and a 16th national Perpignan. And then came the icing on the cake: a 1st National Pau last weekend. Boswachter is quite an impressive racing bird!

De Boswachter, winner of a 1st Nat. Pau

Hooymans, Batenburg en Cor de Heijde.... these are the bloodlines which most of Bert's pigeons are related to. The sire of Boswachter is a brother of the renowned Harry (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon one day long distance WHZB 2009). Harry is a grandson of top breeder Bliksem of Gaby Vandenabeele, which 75% of Bert's pigeon family comes from. The dam, NL13-1390395, is a daughter of Dreampair (the Bosua x Koopman bloodline), straight from Snellen & Son. Boswachter was raced in classic widowhood and he successfully completed a few shorter races first, plus Vierzon and Limoges. "He had not one but two hens around him when he was basketed for Pau, and apparently this was enough of a motivation to beat the entire Belgian field", Bert says laughing.

The lofts of Bert Vanden Berghe

Video 1st Nat. Pau 2020 Bert Vanden Berghe