Another successful season for the pigeons of De Rauw-Sablon

The pigeons of De Rauw-Sablon have performed really well again in 2014. Their origins can be found in Erik Limbourg’s international winner from Perpignan, the 2nd and 4th National Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2014 of F & J Vandenheede, and many others.

The noble bloodline of De Rauw-Sablon continues to perform at the highest level, bringing (inter)national victories to different renowned pigeon lofts. It is no coincidence that such champions as Erik Limbourg and Freddy & Jacques Vandenheede have great confidence in the pigeons of De Rauw-Sablon. They have relied on the impressive breeding value of these pigeons for years.

Erik Limbourg, 1st International Perpignan 2014

Black Magic, Erik Limbourg’s winner of the international first prize from Perpignan, originates from the very best pigeons of De Rauw-Sablon and Aelbrecht from his mother’s side. Marcel Aelbrecht and De Rauw-Sablon exchanged pigeons very often, which is why their respective breeds have a lot in common in terms of bloodlines. For instance, Black Magic originates from the breeding pair of Aelbrecht De Marseille x 't Fijn Blauw, and this Fijn Blauw is a granddaughter of the De Rauw-Sablon dream pair Albert x Paolo, which have bred numerous national ace pigeons. You can find the pedigree of Black Magic here. The international victory from Perpignan was clearly not a one-off result, as you can tell from the impressive palmares of this excellent long distance pigeon. Click here to take a look at the list of achievements of Black Magic.

Freddy & Jacques Vandenheede, 2nd & 4th National Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance 2014

Freddy and Jacques Vandenheede have been happily using pigeons of De Rauw-Sablon for many years as well, and they were very successful with them once again this season. They have won several national ace pigeon titles just like in 2013, including a 2nd and 4th National Ace Pigeon KBDB Extreme Long Distance 2014. They are also in the running for an ace pigeon title in the longer middle distance. Interestingly, the winners of their two ace pigeon titles in the extreme middle distance happen to be two nest brothers.

BE13-4050440, Ace Marsipulami I, 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Extreme Long Distance, and winner of:

32nd National Agen 2014
73rd National Narbonne 2014

BE13-4050439, Ace Marsipulami II, 4th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Extreme Long Distance, and winner of:

34th National Agen 2014
95th National Narbonne 2014

These two nest brothers have excelled in this year’s extreme long distance competition, and they are both grandchildren of Sjah BE02-4478695, one of the stock pigeons of Vandenheede. Sjah is in turn a direct son of De Limoges BE91-4261261, an invaluable breeder for De Rauw-Sablon that was bred from the De Rauw-Sablon dream pair Albert x Paola. Click here for the pedigree of BE13-4050440 Ace Marsipulami IClick here for the pedigree of BE13-4050439 Ace Marsipulami II.

Flanders Collection, caretakers of De Rauw-Sablon

From left to right: Yannick Deridder, Frans Sablon and Bruno Van den Brande

The De Rauw-Sablon bloodline will always be associated with the Flanders Collection. Bruno Van den Brande and Yannick Deridder, the men behind the Flanders Collection, are widely known as the caretakers of the noble De Rauw-Sablon pigeon breed. Click here to reread our article about the foundation of this breed. Their collection includes direct youngsters and grandchildren of some of the very best breeders, including the Dream pair (Albert x Paolo), De Limoges, Topkweker Freddy, De Dromer, De Marseille, Lucky 848, Bak 17, De Smallen, De Marseille, Blue Ace, and De Fondman. These youngsters and grandchildren have been bringing new generations of national winners, ace pigeons and other champions as well. To give you an idea, Bruno and Yannick have the parents of an impressive five national winners in their loft. Rarely has a pigeon breed had such a profound influence on pigeon racing at (inter)national level. The De Rauw-Sablon pigeon breed received another quality boost earlier this season, when Frans Sablon visited the loft in Liedekerke in person to come up with a new generation of pigeons based on his old breed. The goal is to guarantee the future value of his breed, and Flanders Collection has achieved that goal for sure!