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Joksch-Bremen, the art of two champions (part 1)

In the International acceptation of Germany as one of the leading countries of International pigeon racing, the role of Joksch-Bremen has been a very prominent one over the last 10 years. Their records in acebirds and – often massive – victories are amongst the most impressive in Germany … where dedication, top quality pigeons and breeding talents come together into a synergy never shown before.

Over the last decade they made a name for themselves; Thomas Joksch and Thomas Bremen. The sympathetic fanciers from Oberhausen and Gelsenkirchen who were born with a pigeon in their heart and both blessed with a strong motivation to be the best … in business, in life; but especially in pigeons. The equality in thoughts about characteristics of pigeons and profiting optimally from their genes by well considered breeding methods are unique … the combination of their financial means enabled the champion-duo to compose a breeding colony that had to lead the way to the top … and that’s just what they did.


Combination of ambitions

Manfred and Thomas Joksch in Oberhausen and Ratz-Bremen in Gelsenkirchen are both very successful for a long period in pigeon racing. Always searching for good pigeons and talents in breeding and racing brought both lofts to the very best in their region … characteristic for champions however is to always want better and it is just that issue the two men discussed at their first encounter. As representative for the Versele Laga firm, Thomas Joksch talks to fanciers all the time; the philosophy explained to him at a pigeon show in 2007 by the extremely motivated Thomas Bremen met up to all his principles about making that extra step to the top …

Keyword in that shared philosophy is ‘the best’… Because that was the goal of both men; becoming the best in German program racing but also in International One Loft Racing … the way to that goal  - the two agreed - was via the best pigeons available at the moment. And where was the top of International pigeonsport generally offered? On PIPA.be, for Thomas and Thomas for years the medium that informed them about the developments in Dutch and Belgian pigeon sport. And when PIPA started auctioning from the greatest champions in pigeon sport, they knew this was the podium to bring in their dreamed breeders … however, bringing in the best would ask for the best of investments ever done for them in racing …
 
Therefore in 2008 they started a joint breeding programme in Gelsenkirchen. Combining their budget to purchase pigeons was one of the most important measures taking to succeed in their goal; owning toppers no one else owns. Accommodation for 35 breeding pairs and 10 pairs in separate breeding boxes (to avoid unintentional breedings) was realised, that formed the home ground of new success and breeders of unequalled came …


‘Supercracks Rookie’; the perfect choice

Investing in pigeons is one thing; hitting the jackpot is another … The supreme Cees Van Koppen bloodlines of wonder couple ‘Real King’ x ‘Blue Queen’ - labelled as Best breeding couple of The Netherlands - together with lines of the old ‘Golden Couple’ formed the majority of the bloodlines in the Joksch-Bremen breeding colony; the quest for an individual reinforcement with the capacity to grow out to become base breeder, lead their focus to the auction of Ludo Claessens on PIPA in 2009 … He was considered to own the best middle distance colony of Europe and especially his nr. 1 breeder ‘Jonge Supercrack’ was well known for its supreme skills in breeding generations of champions … Thomas and Thomas pondered on a way to purchase the chequer inbred son to this legend ringed NL08-1660056.

NL08-1660056 'Supercracks Rookie' - one of the best breeders in the world

The first love is often the best love … it has been said many times before and it certainly counts for Joksch-Bremen and their new acquisition. He was called ‘Supercracks Rookie’ and has only 2 brothers and one sister in the world – being bred from ‘Jonge Supercrack’ x his own mother ‘Schoon Donker 83’ … the pedigree was extremely promising and since he filled his first egg, he proved to be worth the investment … and much more than that. He developed as Germany’s new top breeder. Up to 2012 he became father & grandfather to 11 Nat./Int. acebirds and winners of 42x 1. prize. In 2013 offspring won 15x 1., 1. Int. acebird Amazing Wings June 2013 & 13. Nat. championship 2013 … the success continued in 2014 when two great grandchildren were crowned 1. prov. acebird on 2 different premises; a direct son, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren were co-winners of the 1. Nat. championship Germany & 1. prov. championship 2014. Together with many 1. prizes for Joksch-Bremen and at other lofts, performances were devastating.  
Some of his best direct are:
- ‘Katharina’
      1. young acebird RV Herne-Wanne 3,800 birds
      1. young acebird Versele-Laga Master Award Germany (equal first )
      7. young acebird Versele-Laga Master Award Germany/Belgium/Nederlands
- ‘Supercracks Rookie’s Gold DV02585-10-401
      1. yearling acebird comb.- 2,700 birds
      1.- 2,609  / 1. - 3,758
- ‘First Lady’
      23. young acebird RV Herne–Wanne 3,500 birds
      1. prize 2,790 birds
- ‘Blaue Witpen Rookie’
      3. yearlings acebird RV Oberhausen Zentral
- ‘Supercrack Chipo’ DV02585-14-714
      Co.-Winner 1. Nat. champion Germany 2014
      11.-2384/17.-15696/15.-2399/70.-14923
- ‘Double Supercrack’ DV02585-14-602
      4 races/4. prizecards
- ‘Supercrack Porsche 911’ DV0297-12-911
      3. prov. Ace pigeon 2014

DV0297-11-758 - Most Beautiful Son Supercracks Rookie

DV02585-10-498 'Cracks Girl' - granddaughter 'Supercracks Rookie' & winner 3x 1. prize

DV02585-11-896 'Miss Supercrack' - grd. 'Supercracks Rookie' & 1. Int. acebird, 1. prov. acebird, etc.


‘Supercracks Rookie’ is (great) grandfather to a whole deal of wonderful performers
- ‘Miss Supercrack’
      1. Int. acebird Amazing Wings month June 2013
      1. prov. acebird 2013 & 1. prov. ace hen 2013
      Best prov. hen 2013 over all prov. races
      3. I.prov. acebird over 2 years – 6 races from over 100,000 birds
      (2x 450 km – 2x 520 km – 2x 620 km)
      1.-972 / 1.-17,000 / 1.-6,000 / 1.-977
- ‘Big Boy’
      1. young acebird RV Herne–Wanne 3,800 birds ( equal first )
      7. yearling acebird Best of the Best RV Herne–Wanne 2,700 birds
- ‘Crack Girl’
      6. young acebird RV Herne–Wanne 3,800 birds
      5. yearling acebird Best of the Best RV Herne–Wanne 3,800 birds
      Winner of 3x 1. prize
- ‘Strong Boy’
      4. young acebird RV Herne–Wanne 3,800 birds
      4. yearling acebird Best of the Best RV Herne–Wanne 2,700 birds
- ‘Phantom’
      2. young acebird HDI Brieftaubenmarkt 600 fanciers / 4 Nations against approx. 25,000 birds
- ‘Great Wall 2’
      1. prize Sun City One Millon Dollar race 3,300 birds with a 1 minute 19 seconds lead
- ‘Miss Europa’
      7. acebird Europa Mira World championship race 400 birds
      9. acebird world Mira World championship race 500 birds
      25. acebird Grand Prix Villa Gasper Nova
- ‘Mr. 100%’ DV02585-11-925
      15 races 15 prize cards  2011
      1. prize 2,000 birds & 1. prize - 903 birds equal first
- ‘Blue Ace’ 855/11
      1. young acebird with 5 prize cards 2011
- ‘Golden Boy’
      17. young acebird with 4 prize cards against 2,750 birds
      1. young acebird Gold Cup 2011 – 2,000 birds
- ‘German Security’
      7. prize Sun City One Millon Dollar race 4,400 birds 2012
      301. prize final race Sun City One Million Dollar race 3,500 birds 2012 (578 km headwind)
- ‘Eurofighter DV02585-11-1058’
      4. Europa Cup bird short distance Germany Dortmund 2012
      2. young Europa Cup bird short distance Germany Dortmund 2012
      1.* prize 1,455 birds & 1.* prize 903 birds
- ‘World Champion Rookie’
      Co-winner vice world championship Nitra 2012
      8. final race FCI Nitra Germany 2012 12 seconds behind the winner
- 'Olympic Rookie' DV02585-11-1046
      Co-winner 1. ‘Gouden Duif’ winner Germany
      1. yearling, 5. Nat. Olympiad short distance Nitra 2013
- ‘Mr. Wels’DV02585-12-1416
      1. acebird yearling combine 2013 & 3. acebird combine 2013
      2. best cock RV 2013
      5. prov. ace cock yearling 2013 & 8. prov. ace cock 2013
      1. I.prov. Wels – 2,974 birds (632 km) & 1. prov. against - 570 birds (632 km)
- ‘Supercrack 602’ (raced by Thorsten Bornhoff Dortmund)
      2. best hen combine 2013 & 12. I.prov. acebird 2013 RegV. 402
      1. prov. – 1,494 birds (420 km) 2013
- Winners of
      5. prize final One Loft Race Ukraine 2012
      9. acebird One Loft Race Algarve Portugal 2012
- ‘Supercrack 652’ DV02585-14-652
      Co Winner 1.comb. champion 2014 & 1. prov. champion 2014
      Co Winner 1. Nat. champion Germany
      Co Winner 3. Nat. Gouden Duif Winner
      23.-15,696 / 135.-14,923 / 16.-12,623
- ‘Supercrack 619’ DV02585-14-619
      1. prov. young acebird over 3 races 2014
      Co Winner 1.comb. champion 2014 & 1. prov. champion 2014
      Co Winner 1. Nat. champion Germany
      Co Winner 3. Nat. Gouden Duif Winner
      Candidate Olympiad cat. F. Germany Budapest 2014
      Fasted youngbird Germany 2014
      3.-14,923 / 1.-2,088 /5.-12,963 / 23.-9,603
- ‘Supercrack 620’ DV02585-14-620 (Brother 619)
      1.-2,354 / 2.-14,923 / 429.-9,603 / 378.-15,696
- ‘Supercrack 626’ DV02585-14-626
      Co winner 1. comb. champion 2014
      5 races /5 prize cards
- ‘Supercrack 616’ DV02585-14-616
      6. prov. acebird 2014
      Co- winner 1. nat. champion Germany 2014
      196.-15,696 / 378.-14,923 / 117.-12,623 / 123.-9,603
- ‘Crack Provincial 1239’ DV02585-12-1239
      1. prov. acebird two years old 2014 - 10,000 birds
      2. prov. acebird 2014 – 10,000 birds
- ‘Supercrack 806’ DV0297-12-806
      4. prov. acebird 2014
- ‘Supercrack 527’ DV0297-13-527
      11. prov. acebird 2014
- ‘Supercrack 429’ DV0297-13-429
      2. prov. acebird 2014
- ‘Miss Europa Cup’ (great grandchild ‘Supercracks Rookie’)
      3. Europa Cup bird short distance Germany Dortmund 2012
      1. young Europa Cup bird short distance Germany Dortmund 2012
      1.* prize 1,455 birds (270 km)
- ‘Miss Europa Cup II’ (great grandchild ‘Supercracks Rookie’)
      1. prize - 1,417 birds  (283 km) & 1.* prize - 903 birds (150 km)
- ‘Olympic Lord’ DV02585-14-662 (Brother ‘Miss Europacup’)
      1. acebird combine - 2,500 birds
      2. prov. acebird - 15,700 birds
      Fasted youngbird Germany 2014
      Co Winner 1. comb. champion 2014 & 1. prov. champion 2014
      Co Winner 1. Nat. champion Germany & 3. Nat. Gouden Duif winner
      5. Olympiade pigeon Kat. F. Germany Budapest 2014
      24.-15,696 birds / 4.-14,923 birds / 12.-12,623 birds / 309.-9,603 birds
- ‘Brother Olympic Lord’ DV02585-14-661
      2. acebird combine – 2,500 birds
      Co Winner 1. comb. champion 2014 & 1. prov. champion 2014
      9.-2,384 / 187.-15,696 / 815.-14,923 / 47.-12,623 / 913.-9,603
- ‘Supercrack Portugal’ P14-4101197
      Co Winner 1. comb. champion 2014 & 1. prov. champion 2014
      4.-14,923 / 397.-15,696
- ‘Miss Rookies Porsche’ DV0297-11-911
      Co-winner 13. Nat. championship 2013 (yearling birds)
      Co-winner 1. prov. championship 2014       Winner of 27 prize cards in 2 years
      Winner 8.-10.-12.-26.-35.-36.-39.-41.-50.-52.-54.-61.-70.-91.
- ‘Miss Rookies Chip’ DV0297-12-806
      Co-winner 13. Nat. championship 2013 (yearling birds)
      Co-winner 1. prov. championship 2014       Winner of 28 prize cards in 2 years
      Winner of 5.-8.-11.-20.-23.-27.-58.-66.-72.-73.-87.-99.
- ‘Rookies Blue Prince’ DV02585-12-1239
      Co-winner 13. Nat. championship 2013 (yearling birds)
      Co-winner 1. prov. championship 2014       Winner of 29 prize Cards in 2 years
      Winner of 2.-4.-6.-7.-9.-15.-17.-25.-28.-30.-33.-36.-54.-61.-69.-75.
- Rookies Mister Wels DV02585-12-1416
      Co-winner 13. Nat. championship 2013 (yearling birds)
      Co-winner 1. prov. championship 2014       Winner of 24 prize cards in 2 years
      1. prov. Wels 632 km - 2,974 birds


DV02585-14-619 'Supercrack 619' - 1. prov. young acebird over 3 races 2014
Co Winner 1. comb. champion 2014 & 1. prov. champion 2014 & 1. Nat. champion Germany & 3. Nat. Gouden Duif winner
Top qualification Olympiad cat. F. Germany Budapest 2014

 

DV02585-14-662 'Olympic Lord' - 1. acebird combine 2,500 birds & 2. prov. acebird - 15,700 birds
    Co Winner 1. comb. champion 2014 & 1. prov. champion 2014 & 1. Nat. champion Germany & 3. Nat. Gouden Duif winner
      5. Olympiade pigeon Kat. F. Germany Budapest 2014