Peter Theunis (Hoeven, NL) excels with the young birds at Grand Prix race Melun

Peter Theunis (Hoeven, NL) strikes at the Grand Prix race from Melun
This last weekend in the Netherlands there was a fierce battle for the Grand Prix Nieuwe Oogst with the young birds, as part of the national Concours. In Province Brabant 2000 the victory went to favourite Peter Theunis

The Talent Classic

In the Netherlands, there is an ongoing attempt to add some flair to the national Concours. This includes name changes to turn every race into a Grand Prix. This last weekend the first Grand Prix race took place for the young birds, namely Nieuwe Oogst. Melun was chosen as the release site for the Talent Classic for the members of Brabant 2000. 306 members brought 4903 pigeons to the starting line. The birds had to contend with a northern wind. Thus fanciers favoured the young birds that had showcased their ability to perform weeks earlier as contenders for the number 1 spot. Brabant 2000 found an excellent winner with Peter Theunis. With 1138 mpm his Blue Diamond passed the 351 kilometres with flying colours.

The Prelude

Before we showcase the victors to you, we ask for your attention towards the fantastic results that Peter Theunis has been achieving this year with the young birds. It has been an ongoing phenomenon since the seasonal start on the 10th of July from Bierges. The amazing performance at Melun is really a logical follow-up. Below are the results from CC Westhoek '70 Rayon 2 of Brabant 2000;

10-7 Bierges 91 km 1643 p. 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-12-13-15-16-17-18-19-20-22-etc.(73/118)
17-7 Quiévrain 142 km 1153 p. 1-2-3-4-5-7-8-9-10-11-12-14-15-16-etc.(59/110)
31-7 Quiévrain 142 km 1211 p. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-11-15-18-19-20-22-24-etc.(79/109)
7-8 Niergnies 183 km 1188 p. 1-2-3-4-5-7-8-9-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-25-etc.(74/108)
14-8 Morlincourt 248 km 1070 p. 3-4-5-11-13-14-18-19-21-26-27-29-31-34-36-etc.(65/107)
21-8 Pointoise 328 km 963 p. 1-2-4-5-6-7-8-10-11-12-13-14-18-19-20-21-25-26-etc.(53/107)

Phenomenal results at Grand Prix Nieuwe Oogst Melun

The impressive chain results got a worthy addition at Melun. Below are the results of CC Westhoek '70 and of province Brabant 2000;

28-8 Melun Andrezel 351 km
CC Westhoek '70 567 p. 1-3-4-5-6-8-9-10-11-12-13-15-16-17-18-21-22-23-24-25-etc.(51/91)
Brabant 2000 4903 p. 1-11-12-21-23-28-45-46-47-48-54-62-64-71-73-78-96-etc.(53/91)

Blue Diamond Grand Prix winner Melun

NL21-2127802 Blue Diamond wins Grand Prix Nieuwe Oogst against 4903 pigeons

It is the NL21-2127802 Blue Diamond who got the job done for Peter Theunis. After, amongst others, a 34th Quiévrain against 1153 p., 84th Quiévrain tegen 1211 p. And a 177th Pointoise against 9082 p. She added the metaphorical cherry on top with her victory at Melun against 4903 pigeons. Her parents, NL18-1191415 Grey Milenium x NL17-3715065 Golden Ace, are the Golden Pair. Blue Diamond is a sister of, amongst others, Super Ace(National Ace Pigeon Long Distance, 4th National Ace Pigeon and 5th National Ace Pigeon WHZB).. 

NL18-1191415 Grey Milenium, cock of the Golden Pair and father of Blue Diamond
NL17-3715065 Golden Ace, hen of the Golden Pair and mother of Blue Diamond

Millennium Star follow up of Blue Diamond

Peter only needed to wait for 4 minutes before the next pigeon arrived at the horizon in Hoeven. It was the NL21-2111044 Millennium Star who achieved 11th place in the province results of Brabant 2000 with his timely arrival. The father of Millenium Star is the Millennium Ace (11th National Ace Pigeon WHZB). That cock is a full brother of Grand Prix winner Blue Diamond and thus also a son of the Golden Pair. Mother of Millennium Star is NL15-3530499 Dragon Star who herself won, among others, 9th NPO/National Chateauroux against 3817 pigeons.

NL19-4204009 Millennium Ace, son of the Golden Pair and father of Millennium Star
NL15-3530499 Dragon Star, mother of Millennium Star

Super Blue ends as 12th in The Talent Classic Grand Prix Nieuwe Oogst

After loftmate Millenium Star and within 5 minutes of the Grand Prix Winner, also the NL21-2111140 Super Blue succeeded in ending high in the results. Super Blue has won, amongst others, an 18th Niergnies against 3642 p. Super Blue is a descendent out of a dream combination. His father is the NL17-3715057 Lichte SuperRossi. The son of SuperRossi won, amongst others, the 4th NPO Pont St. Maxence against 11479 p., 4th NPO Peronne against 11447 p. and ended as the 8th national Ace Pigeon Allround. Mother of Super Blue is the highlight of 2020 NL18-3802226 Witbuiks Blue with on her honours list, among others, 1st NPO La Souterraine against 2753 p.

NL17-3715057 Lichte SuperRossi, father of Super Blue
NL18-3802226 Witbuiks Blue, mother of Super Blue

Boundless motivation

Once again in 2021, Peter Theunis has managed to set the bar with his young birds. Where many struggles to get their young birds into shape, it seems to go naturally with Peter. Much energy is invested in the young birds and in early stadia, they are trained to deal with all weather conditions. During the young bird season, there is also a strict selection. The young birds are given Theunis mixes.

Companion Jan Timmermans sets down a solid performance from Frisia

That Theunis' pigeons have an easy time dragging in victories and nearly guarantee good results is underlined by pigeon companion Jan Timmermans (Donkerbroek, NL). Under the name J & S Timmermans he wins in sector 11 Frisia '96 the Grand Prix race from Reims against 6769 pigeons and has no less than four pigeons in the top six. All four are mainly descendants from Peter Theunis’ pigeons;

Grand Prix Nieuwe Oogst Reims 449 km 6769 p.
1st Zn. Young Witbuik x Kld. Blue Rocket
2nd Grandson Blue Rocket
4th Son Super Rossi x Kld. Millennium
6th Super Gold x daughter Golden Pair

Two weeks left

There are two tests of strength left on the race calendar for Peter’s young birds. For two more weeks, Peter stands ready to finish this excellent season with an appropriate conclusion for both the old birds, but primarily the young birds.