Peter Janssen (Kleve, DE): the sky is the limit
Peter Janssen lives in the German city of Kleve but his pigeons are basketed for the races of Province 9 East Holland. He has been remarkably successful for quite a few years now, as you can tell for instance from the reference book of the One Day Long Distance Fondspiegel Competition of 2015. This book has racing bird DV0147-10-92 Müller on its cover, 1st Ace Pigeon National One Day Long Distance 2013-2015. Racing bird DV0147-11-554 Miss Dolce Vita gets a mention as well as 1st Ace Pigeon Championship One Day Long Distance Fondspiegel 2014-2015. And then it was time for the 2016 season, in which Peter Janssens gained some exceptional results, winning one prestigious victory after the other. He claimed 6 first prizes in the entire Province 9 (and 10 in district III), and he added an astounding 15 teletext prizes to his palmares as well. This is a brief yet impressive list of achievements of 2016:
23 April Isnes 176 km 7623 p. (District III) 1-2-3 1 May Mons 215 km 22391 p. (Province 9) 1-2-3 7138 p. (District III) 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11 14 May Peronne 308 km 17935 p. (Province 9) 1-2-3 5 June Rethel 283 km 14170 p. (Province 9) 1 16 July Nanteuil 381 km 7797 p. (Province 9) 1 24 July Issoudun 618 km 1234 p. (District III) 1-2 6 August Blois 584 km 2253 p. (Province 9) 1-2-3 24 July Hasselt 111 km 4635 p. (District III) 1-2 6 August Quiévrain 231 km 9942 p. (Province 9) 1 3 September Asse-Zellik 166 km 5740 p. (District III) 1
We were watching his results during the racing season with growing amazement, and quite a few people wanted to know a bit more about the pigeon breed of Peter Janssen. What pigeons are at the basis of this success story? We will tell you all about them, discussing his best racing birds and his most valuable breeders. This will be quite an interesting revelation.
BE09-6358797 Best Kaasboer Son Ever
Best Kaasboer Son Ever
Let's get straight to it: the first pigeon is BE09-6358797 Best Kaasboer Son Ever (Click here for his pedigree). He is without doubt the best breeding son of Kaasboer ever to have existed. The BE98-6335690 Kaasboer is the stock sire of the loft of Gaston van de Wouwer (Berlaar, BE); his youngsters and grandchildren made Gaston a world renowned fancier. It explains why Peter Janssen decided to clear up some space in his breeding loft for a few youngsters of Kaasboer. It was a smart move, as BE09-797 became the sire of the following prize winners:
1st Ace Pigeon National One Day Long Distance Fondspiegel 2013-2015 1st NPO Sens 6636 p. 1st Morlincourt 8520 p. 1st Isnes 7623 p. 2nd Laon 8387 p. 2nd Sourdun 1609 p. 3rd Reims 1393 p. 3th Charlevilles 1374 p. 4th NPO Blois 4413 p.
Click here for a complete overview of the breeding references of Best Kaasboer Son Ever. The most successful exponent of this son of Kaasboer is DV0147-10-92 Müller.
DV0147-10-92 Müller, 1st Ace Pigeon National One Day long Distance Fondspiegel 2013-2015
The BE09-797 was usually paired to DV09711-07-331, a granddaughter of breeding pair BE91-5286958 Clyde and BE92-5052995 Bonny. Her grandfather from her father's side is BE95-6246005 De Kannibaal, 1st National Ace Pigeon middle distance KBDB 1996 for Dirk & Louis van Dyck (Zandhoven, BE). The best son bred from this pair is DV0147-10-92 Müller (click here for the pedigree), which happens to be one of the very best one day long distance pigeons in The Netherlands in recent seasons. He has won the following titles:
1st Ace Pigeon National One Day Long Distance Fondspiegel 2013-2015 2nd Ace Pigeon National One Day Long Distance Fondspiegel 2014-2015
BE08-6383011, an excellent breeding hen (daughter Kaasboer)
Breeding hen BE08-6383011 (Super Daughter Kaasboer) is another direct descendant of De Kaasboer in Peter Janssen's collection. Her dam is BE06-6034736, 1st Ace Pigeon long distance club Antwerp. Super Daughter Kaasboer has shown to have great breeding potential, just like her half brother. One of her daughters, NL15-1451931, won the NPO race from Blois, and she is part of the Dutch selection for the Brussels Olympiad in 2017, as 2nd substitute in category G. Click here for an overview of the best youngsters of Super Daughter Kaasboer.
NL09-1647161 Der Beste, broer van Dolce Vita (Pieter Veenstra)
Der Beste, brother of Dolce Vita
The most appealing hen in The netherlands is without doubt NL08-2020821 Dolce Vita, which belonged to Pieter Veenstra (Drachtstercompagnie, NL). She won several national and international ace pigeon titles and she was 1st Olympiad Pigeon Allround in The Netherlands in 2011. Peter Janssen is more than happy to have a full brother of this exceptional hen in his breeding team. His NL09-1647161 Der Beste has played an important role here, and he is for instance the sire of DV0147-11-554 Miss Dolce Vita. She finished in the top 25 in four different NPO races, and went on to win the title of 1st Ace Pigeon National One Day Long Distance 2014-2015. Click here for the most important breeding references of Der Beste.
DV0147-11-554 Miss Dolce Vita, 1st Ace Pigeon National One Day Long Distance Fondspiegel 2014-2015
Miss Dolce Vita
Miss Dolce Vita is a worthy successor for the bloodline of Dolce Vita. Click here for her pedigree. These are her best results:
1st Ace Pigeon national one day long distance Fondspiegel 2014-2015 17th Morlincourt 24532 p. 21st NPO Bourges 3073 p. 22nd NPO Auxerre 8506 p. 24th NPO Chateaudun 6844 p. 25th NPO Bourges 5132 p. 35th NPO Châteauroux 3120 p.
DV0147-10-634 Lord Lohengrin, 1st Ace Pigeon National One Day Long Distance Fondspiegel 2013
The third pigeon of Peter Janssen to win an ace pigeon title in the national one day long distance Fondspiegel is DV0147-10-634 Lord Lohengrin: he has the title of 1st Ace Pigeon National One Day Long Distance Fondspiegel 2013 on his palmares. It was a well deserved title, having won two NPO victoires from Bourges and Salbris. This is his list of achievements:
1st NPO Bourges 2013 3073 p. 1st NPO Salbris 2014 7138 p. 7th NPO Bourges 2014 5132 p. 19th NPO Châteauroux 2013 3778 p. 20th NPO Salbris 2013 5946 p.
NL10-1274919 Euro Junior, son of the renowned Euro
Euro x Mysterious
Peter also managed to get his hands on a son of the world famous BE03-6192564 De Euro, which became a renowned racing bird of Leo Heremans (Vorselaar), winning most notably the title of 1st Ace Pigeon WENCup Cat. A Dortmund 2004. Euro is now kept in the lofts of Hans and Evert-Jan Eijerkamp (Brummen, NL), where he developed into one of the most important breeding birds in Greenfield Stud. Breeding bird NL10-1274919 Euro Junior (son Euro x Mysterious) has followed in the footsteps of his illustrious sire, having bred NL14-0147131 (5th National Ace Pigeon YBs NPO 2014) and NL15-1451972 (1st Rethel 4803 p.). Click here for the best descendants of Euro Junior.
BE13-5108638 Daughter Bender, dam of 5th National Ace Pigeon YBs NPO 2014
The dam of the two racing birds that were bred from Euro Junior is BE13-5108638 Daughter Bender. She is a daughter of BE11-4220607 Bender, 1st National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB 2012 and 1st Olympiad Pigeon Cat. G Nitra 2013. Bender has been quite a successful racing bird in the lofts of Stijn Van Laere (Kruishoutem, BE), with an impressive 7 victories on his palmares. Click here for the pedigree of Daughter Bender.
Titles in 2016
To conclude, we have listed the racing birds that have played a prominent role in this year's ace pigeon championships in The Netherlands.
2nd National Ace Pigeon NPO Sprint 2016 4th Best Sprint Pigeon in The Netherlands 2016 (5 prizes) in the PIPA rankings 3rd Mons 22,391 p.
3rd Best Long Distance Pigeon in The Netherlands (3 prizes) in the PIPA rankings 1st Issoudun 1,234 p. 1st Mons 22,391 p.
His secrets revealed?
It was with growing amazement that fanciers watched Peter Janssen achieve the most amazing results in 2016. His overwhelming level of performance is hard to put into words really. And there are no real secrets here: we think this report has made clear that his achievements are solely the result of a deliberate strategy. He is always looking to add new talented pigeons to his collection, and this eventually enabled him to become the successful fancier he is today. There are no secrets in pigeon racing; a collection of top quality pigeons is the key to success in almost any loft.