Champion, Jempy and Ike form a solid foundation
Chris Hebberecht and the fanciers that race his pigeons can be seen winning early national prizes every single season. This is no surprise, if you take into account the incredibly talented pigeons that Chris has been able to breed in Evergem in recent years. Perhaps the most gifted of all is Champion, who bred quite a few illustrious descendants that had a profound impact on the competition: Ike (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon), Jaws (3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon) and Edou (7th Nat. Ace Pigeon), as well as half brother Jempy (the sire of Ike). The Hebberecht pigeons have had another great season, winning the following titles:
8th Nat. Champion Long Distance Olds KBDB ’17 12th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Olds KBDB ’17 15th Best Old Bird in the Belgian long distance races 2017 (4 prizes) PIPA rankings 21st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Olds KBDB ’17
The stars of his own loft in 2017
It takes some very talented racing birds to win such prestigious championship titles; let's take a closer look at the most successful racing birds of this season:
12th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Olds KBDB 2017 5th Nat. Jarnac 5,134 p. ’17 (2nd Prov. 848 p.) 26th Nat. Limoges II 6,492 p. ’16 39th Prov. Limoges I 2,870 p. ’17 (174th Nat. 14,937 p.) 72nd Nat. Tulle 7,447 p. ’17 89th N.Zone Brive 3,405 p. ’15 106th N.Zone Tulle 3,358 p. ’15 260th Nat. Brive 5,952 p. ’16 Etc…
Sire: BE07-4373192 Jempy
A super class breeder from the Champion bloodline. He is the sire of Ike (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Olds KBDB 2010 with a 6th Nat. Souillac 7,045 p. (1st Prov. 1,829 p.), 2nd Prov. Limoges 2,754 p. (11th Nat. 10,448 p.) and 45th Nat. 16,815 p. (11th Prov. 3,004 p.), a half brother of Champion (1st Prov. & 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB), as well as a grandson of Pancho (2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB).
Dam: BE11-6289750 Geschelpt-Sproet
A daughter of Marseille (1st Int. Marseille 10,343 p. and 11th Nat. Orange 5,237 p.), which is in turn a daughter of Bordeaux (1st Prov. & 4th Int. Bordeaux).
9th Best Old Bird in the Belgian long distance races 2017 (4 prizes) PIPA rankings 10th Nat. Libourne 3,927 p. ’17 82nd Nat. Brive 9,132 p. ’17 91st Nat. Limoges II 6,946 p. ’16 303rd Nat. Limoges I 14,937 p. ’17 (71st Prov. 2,870 p.) 394th Nat. Limoges II 9,162 p. ’17 Etc…
He finished as 21st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2017 in the WPROL championships.
Sire: BE01-4094676 Costello
An exceptional breeder and a full brother of stock breeder Champion (1st Prov. and 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB). He is the sire of Dirk Deroose's stock breeder Picsou BE06-4378467 (sire of an 8th Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance YLs 2016 and grandfather of a 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance & Extreme Long Distance YLs 2017 & 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance YLs 2017). Costello is also a half brother of Jempy (sire of Ike, 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Olds KBDB 2010).
Dam: BE11-4090166 Ike's Supergirl
A daughter of Ike (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Olds KBDB 2010), in turn a son of Jempy (half brother of Champion and Costello).
Hachi's full pedigree can be found here.
15th Best Old Bird in the Belgian long distance races of 2017 (4 prizes) PIPA rankings 4th Nat. Valence 6,843 p. ’17 (2nd Prov. 611 p.) 19th Prov. Narbonne 810 p. ’16 (343rd Int. 10,836 p.) 24th Prov. Cahors 1,128 p. ’17 (142nd Nat 5,639 p.) 38th Prov. Poitiers 3,845 p. ’13 87th Nat. Souillac 3,641 p. ’13 92nd Nat. Agen 3,524 p. ’15 (116th Int. 6,042 p.) 212th Nat. Jarnac 5,134 p. ’17 384th Nat. Tulle 7,447 p. ’17 Etc…
Sire: BE05-4260399 Santos
An outstanding racing bird and winner of a 4th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB. His racing abilities come from his sire Tarzan, who became 5th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2004.
Dam: BE03-4135793 Geschelpt
A grandmother of JD Action, 2nd South African Million Dollar Race for G&C Koopman. She comes from Gentleman (6th Int. Dax 17,430 p., 47th Nat. Bordeaux 7,519 p., etc.) x Donna (daughter Bjorn, 5th Nat. Narbonne 5,006 p.).
The young birds' competition is not a goal as such for the fancier from Evergem; these races serve to gain crucial experience for later. Nonetheless, his young birds have been able to achieve excellent results on a yearly basis, even at national level, especially his young hens. Miss Blois won several provincial and national top results this season, including most notably:
-BE17-4059037 Miss Blois
2nd Prov. Blois 5,334 p. (1st club 890 p.) 61st Prov. Blois 6,013 p. 117th N.Zone Argenton III 7,382 p. (702. Nat. 21,915 p.) 315th N.Zone Bourges II 10,761 p. (2,576. Nat. 38,456 p.)
Sire: BE08-4130344 Iron
An excellent racing bird and winner of a 5th Nat. Tulle 6,695 p. (2nd Prov. 1,345 p.) and 43rd Nat. Limoges 5,607 p. He is a brother of Home Alone, 1st Thailand Grand Pigeon Race 2008. He is a grandson of the successful racing birds Pancho (2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2004) and Champion (1st Prov. & 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB) from his father's side. They were crossed to a sister and a half sister of Axl (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance KBDB) respectively.
Dam: BE11-4090138 Ike's Sunshine
The dam of Kolonel, a successful racing bird and winner of an 18th Prov. Vierzon 1,570 p., 22nd N.Zone Brive 3,703 p., 61st Prov. Limoges 3,427 p., 86th N.Zone Brive 2,906 p., 88th N.Zone Tulle 2,432 p., etc. She is a daughter of Ike (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Olds KBDB 2010) and thus a granddaughter of Jempy from the line of Pancho (2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB). Ike was paired to the talented breeding hen Marimba at the time (of Nikolaas Gyselbrecht's PEC, coming from G&C Koopman).
National winners and ace pigeons in other lofts
Besides the excellent results in their home loft the Hebberecht pigeons have put their qualities to good use in the racing and breeding lofts of fellow fanciers as well. No less than four national and one international victory were won with Hebberechts descendants in the past two years, along with the title of 1st and 3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon, 1st Int. Ace Pigeon and 2nd Nat. Champion Extreme Long Distance KBDB:
Top references for the Hebberechts pigeons in 2017
1st International Narbonne - Hunerbein Bernard 1st National Jarnac 5,134 p. - Loobuyck Jos & Jan 1st Provincial Tours 6,741 p. - Ally N & S 1st prize final Belgian Master Nevele - Bafort Luc 3rd National Ace Pigeon Long Distance & Extreme Long Distance KBDB - Delhove Alain
Top references for the Hebberecht pigeons in 2016
1st National Valence 6,236 p. (+/- 690 km ) - Hebberecht Johan 1st National Brive 5,952 p. (+/- 680 km) - the fastest of 11,881 p. - Hebberecht Johan 1st National Pau (Germany) - Emser Wolfgang 1st International Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance over 3 races - Van Acker Freddy 1st National Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB - Loobuyck Jos & Jan 1st Champion Long Distance (Fondclub Eeklo) - Strubbe Freddy (he won this title in 2015 as well) 1st General Champion and Long Distance Champion St.-Gillis-Waas - Bafort Luc 2nd National Champion Extreme Long Distance KBDB - Dhooge Martin
An excellent investment
With three national titles on his palmares for 2017 Chris Hebberecht shows that he is still one of the top players in Belgium. And his excellent references over the past two seasons clearly show that his pigeons can raise the bar in numerous other lofts as well, which is something only the strongest of breeds are able to achieve. This is also the reason why the Hebberecht pigeons are in such great demand worldwide. After all, who would not want to obtain pigeons that are guaranteed to bring results?