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Hans & Evert-Jan Eijerkamp (Brummen, NL) are close to achieving their goal

Hans & Evert-Jan Eijerkamp have one mission in our sport: to breed the world's best pigeons. The achievements of the pigeons from Brummen and the many grateful fanciers from all around the world seem to indicate that they are close to completing their mission.

Hans & Evert-Jan

Together, Hans and his son Evert-Jan have been actively involved in the sport for over a century. They share a great passion for pigeon racing, and their common goal is to breed what Evert-Jan describes as the very best pigeon breed worldwide. They are willing to do everything it takes to achieve that goal, which means they invested in several top quality pigeons. The purchase of Nieuwe Olympiade at the total auction of Leo Heremans (Vorsselaar, BE) in 2013 illustrates that they spare no effort. Hans and Evert-Jan are very pleased with the level of performance of their Eijerkamp pigeons, and the many references from pigeon fanciers from all around the world make them very proud. The Eijerkamp pigeon breed has been very successful in no less than five different continents. 

The 2014 season

This season saw quickly changing weather conditions, which really tested both the racing pigeons and the people responsible for the releases. Despite the demanding weather conditions the pigeons from Greenfield Stud were able to gain excellent results. The following is an overview of the best results achieved in province 8 south 4 district 1:

19-04    Duffel        161 km   2656 p.   1 – 4 – 6 – 13 – 16 – 34 – 43 – 44 etc.(81/149)
26-04    Asse Zelik    189 km   2683 p.   2 – 3 – 4 – 15 – 24 – 30 etc.(65/142)
03-05    Feluy         221 km   2732 p.   2 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 10 – 13 – 14 – 15 etc.(91/142)
17-05    Quievrain     255 km   2671 p.   1 – 2 – 7 – 9 – 10 – 16 – 22 – 23 – 26 etc.(87/137)
24-05    St. Quentin   322 km   1584 p.   3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 10 – 11 – 13 – 19 etc.(30/50)
31-05    Soissons*     362 km   4685 p.   1 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 18 – 36 – 41 – 44 etc.(89/130)
07-06    Salbris       598 km    811 p.   2 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 17 – 24 – 26 – 27 etc.(32/79)
14-06    Meaux         420 km   1120 p.   2 – 3 – 4 – 6 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 16 – 17 etc.(65/124)
21-06    St. Quentin   322 km   1091 p.   1 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 etc.(32/40)
21-06    Bourges*      620 km   1856 p.   2 – 4 – 9 – 11 – 15 – 17 – 18 – 24 etc.(45/81)
* Province 8 South 4

The stars of the loft

In 2014 they won the provincial ace pigeon titles in province 8 in the middle distance and the one day long distance competition, while also claiming second in the middle distance. These ace pigeons are all related to the most renowned breeders of Hans & Evert-Jan.


NL04-1560084 Ché, an excellent breeder for Hans & Evert-Jan Eijerkamp

Ché

The NL04-1560084 Ché has an impressive track record as a racing bird, winning for instance a 1st National NPO Orléans (14,285 p.) in 2006. Based on the old lines of the Janssen brothers (Arendonk) and Louis Van Loon (Poppel, BE), he is the perfect example of a modern-day Eijerkamp pigeon. He proved an excellent breeder, as the sire of Shilpa (1st NPO North Orléans 2007 5,164 p.) and as the grandfather of the national champion young birds NPO 2011 (Van Panhuis combination). The descendants of Ché demonstrated their potential again in 2014. 


NL13-1801609 Claudio Ché, Provincial Ace Pigeon One day long distance Province 8

Claudio Ché

Winner of the title of 1st Provincial Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance in Province 8. His sire NL11-1342719 Bergerac Ché is a grandson of the outstanding breeder Ché. You can find the pedigree of Claudio Ché here. This pigeon won the title of ace pigeon with the following results:

                               Kring Ijssel    Regio           NPO Zuid
Bourges      620 km            4 – 589 p.      4 – 1856 p.     13 – 3090 p.
Sens         480 km            8 – 508 p.     18 – 1644 p.     54 – 2943 p.
Salbris      599 km            9 – 811 p.     33 – 2456 p.    133 – 4026 p.
Gien         552 km           18 – 963 p.     44 – 3038 p.    105 – 5340 p.

Click here for an overview of the best results of Claudio ChéDescendants of ché have brought great success to many other lofts as well. The Stouwe-Douna combination (Donkerbroek, NL) took a first prize NPO from Menen (12,057 p.) partly thanks to Ché, while Hein and Lucie Van Es (Spaubeek, NL) have won a first prize from Epernay against 13,077 pigeons in the province of Limburg thanks to this bloodline. Click here for an overview of the best references of Ché in 2014.


BE03-6192777 Jackpot, sire of Olympic Vivian

Jackpot

The iconic breeder BE03-6192777 Jackpot, a direct son of BE01-6455003 Olympiade, was purchased at the total auction of Leo Heremans (Vorselaar, BE) in March 2007. Hans and Evert-Jan were able to obtain almost all of the great names of this Belgian top class loft, including Euro, Jackpot and Rossi. Jackpot then became the sire of Olympic Vivian, the pigeon that represented The Netherlands in the sports category of the Nitra 2013 Olympiad, where she finished in third in the middle distance. This season it was Jackpot’s granddaughter Claudine that gained a lot of attention.


NL10-1273398 Claudine, 1e Provinciaal Asduif Midfond afdeling 8

Claudine

The NL10-1273398 Claudine won the title of 1st provincial Ace Pigeon middle distance 2014 in province 8 in 2014. You can find the pedigree of Claudine here. She won an ace pigeon title thanks to the following results:

                                 District Ijssel    Region
Moeskroen-Menen    254 km        15 –  774 p.       26 – 2467 p.
Soissons           362 km        32 – 1595 p.       61 – 4685 p. 
Soissons           362 km        16 –  577 p.       39 – 1932 p.
Meaux              421 km        24 – 1120 p.       81 – 3332 p. 
St. Quentin        323 km        45 – 1091 p.      111 – 3305 p.

Claudine has already won 56 prizes in her career - you can find a full list of achievements here.

   
BE03-6192564 Euro, grandfather of national ace pigeons young birds '07 and '11

Euro

One of the leading names in this impressive collection of Heremans pigeons in Greenfield Stud is BE03-6192564 Euro, 1st National Ace Pigeon Young Birds 2013 De Reisduif and 1st WENcup cat. A Dortmund 2004. He is the most invaluable breeding pigeon of this loft. For instance, he is the grandfather of the 1st national ace pigeons (young birds) in The Netherlands of 2007 and 2011. His granddaughter NL11-1341382 Eureca has been performing really well in the racing loft of Hans & Evert-Jan.


NL11-1341382 Eureca, kleindochter Euro

She won two top three places in the races from Asse Zellik and Quievrain, against 5722 and 3529 p. respectively. Click here for a list of achievementsSeveral descendants of Euro have won important races for other fanciers as well this season, including Evert van der Horst & son (Harderwijk, NL), who took an NPO win from Meaux. You can find an overview of the best references of Euro in 2014 here.

New introductions

Even the best lofts have to continue developing. The Eijerkamp family has managed to add another invaluable pigeon to their collection by obtaining BE10-6146101 Nieuwe Olympiade. His daughter, which was a gift for Evert-Jan’s 50th birthday, is the dam of NL12-1231150 Cherie (1st Ace Pigeon Natour Region 4 in 2014).  This illustrates that Nieuwe Olympiade is a perfect match for the old Eijerkamp bloodlines. Ché is also a grandfather of Cherie. From 2012 onwards, the Eijerkamp fanciers made regular trips to Belgium to further strengthen their breed. This time they visited the loft of Stefaan Lambrechts, whose direct pigeons have proved their potential in the racing loft. One of these pigeons was 2nd provincial ace pigeon middle distance 201114 BE13-6304137 Esther.

To conclude

The many references and thank letters are a culmination of a carefully thought out breeding strategy. The many provincial and national first prizes, NPO wins and Olympiad pigeons prove that the Eijerkamp family is close to completing their mission. Not convinced yet? Take a look at the best references of the 2014 season by clicking here.