Moreover, Philippe Dobbelaere won the title 1st Prov. Champion Heavy Middle Distance Young Birds KBDB 2021, and 11th Nat. Champion Middle Distance Young Birds KBDB 2021. This in addition to the 30 x 1st Prizes that were won in 2021. This shows that 2021 was an extraordinarily successful season. The results of tough selection, with performance as most important measure. Breeding from 'winners' and 'ace pigeons' is the basic guideline to develop the stock, and forms the foundation to the successes of the past seasons.
National Ace pigeon parade with 1st – 3rd – 5th Nat. Ace pigeon KBDB in 2021
It is hard to miss the extensive list of National Ace pigeon KBDB that the colony of Phillipe Dobbelaere has brought forth in the past seasons. In 2021, this impressive list became even more extensive with the addition of a 1st - 3rd and 5th National Ace pigeon KBDB. Interestingly, this list of National Ace pigeons are closely related to one another.
1st Nat. Ace pigeon Allround Young birds KBDB 2021 (Super Jan)
1st Nat. Ace pigeon Long Distance & Extreme Long Distance YL KBDB 2019 (Robin)
1st Prov. Ace pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2019 (Gilliam)
1st Best YL in België 2014 – across 7 Nat. Races KBDB PIPA-Ranking (Evita)
1st Prov. Ace pigeon Middle Distance Young birds KBDB 2017 (Camillo)
2nd World Best Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB-FCI 2019 (Gilliam)
2nd Nat. Ace pigeon Olympic Hope ‘Cat B’ Middle Distance KBDB 2020 (Gilliam)
3rd Nat. Ace pigeon Long Distance YL KBDB 2021 (Albert)
3rd Nat. Ace pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Old birds KBDB 2017 (900-hen)
3rd Prov. Ace pigeon Long Distance Old birds KBDB 2020
5th Nat. Ace pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Young birds KBDB 2021 (Super Jan)
Impressive! When taking a closer look at the pigeons that were responsible for winning these titles, we notice that they are strongly related. Especially the golden Rocco bloodlines, together with that of Emerson, Jules and Evita are found back in these pigeons' pedigrees.
In the most recent seasons, the Rocco dynasty plays a large role in breeding National Ace pigeons.
The Rocco dynasty delivers 2 x 1st National KBDB Ace pigeons
The Rocco dynasty orginates from the golden base pair Father Cleo BE00-3155029 x Black Romulus BE05-4377735, the success lines that can be found throughout the colony of Philippe Dobbelaere. In 2009, this wonder pair bred stock hen Cleo and her nest brother Keizer. Both are foundation breeders who are responsible for many 1st prizewinners and cracks. Many siblings followed in their footsteps. In 2011, Father Rocco BE11-4264416 was born. The founding father of the mighty Rocco dynasty.
It started with superstar Rocco BE16-4100307: 5th Nat. Limoges 10,554 p… (palmares: see picture) and a direct son to Father Rocco.
- Super Jan: the recent winner of 1st and 5th Nat. Ace pigeon KBDB is the newest Rocco dynasty superstar. He is a grandson to Robby, who himself became 7th Nat. Ace pigeon KBDB in 2019.
Super Jan BE21-4078387
1st Nat. Ace pigeon Allround Young birds KBDB 2021
5th Nat. Ace pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Young birds KBDB 2021
Who was it that said "Ace pigeons are born from Ace pigeons?" This Super Jan is the perfect example hereof. His father, Jan BE19-4099341, became 14th Nat. Ace pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2020, whilst his mother is a daughter to Robby: 7th Nat. Ace pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2019, paired to Evita: 1st Best Yearling in Belgium across 7 national races in 2014. It's in the genes!
-Robin: 1st National Ace pigeon Long Distance & Extreme Long Distance YL KBDB 2019. He is a son to Brother Rocco BE17-4197528… again a direct son to Father Rocco.
1st Nat. Ace pigeon Long Distance & Extreme Long Distance YL KBDB 2019
1st Nat. Libourne 4,356 p. (fastest of 8,963 p.)
5th Nat. Limoges 10,789 p.
75th Nat. Argenton 16,496 p…
-Robby BE17-4197527: 7th Nat. Ace pigeon Long Distance Fond KBDB 2019
That Robby possesses super genes immediately becomes clear from his first descendants. Through his Daughter Robby BE20-4126707 he became grandfather to 1st Nat. Ace pigeon & 5. Nat Ace pigeon KBDB in 2021, ‘Super Jan’.
-Giliam: 1st Prov. Ace pigeon KBDB 2019, 2nd World Best Pigeon FCI-KBDB 2019, 2nd Nat. Ace pigeon Olympic Hope KBDB 2020 (palmares: see picture). This super crack is a descendant of the Rocco bloodlines on both his mother's and father's side.
1st Prov. Ace pigeon KBDB 2019
2nd World Best Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB-FCI 2019
2nd Nat. Ace pigeon Olympic Hope Middle Distance – Cat. B in Belgium KBDB 2020
Giliam is a result of inbreeding of the base pair Father Cleo x Black Romulus. His mother is super hen Zorah BE15-4158915 (daughter to Broer Cleo BE10-4073099, full brother to Father Rocco). Giliam's father is a grandson to Keizer (son to base pair Father Cleo x Zwart Romulus).
-Rocky BE18-4076108: top racer with the following results on his palmares; 55th Nat. Argenton 22,826 p., 70th Nat. Souillac 6,668 p., 56th Prov. Vierzon 7,838 p., 68th Nat. Zone Chateauroux 6,645 p… he too is a son of Father Rocco.
-Rob BE20-4126808: 5th Nat. Zone 1.,441 p. & 30th Nat. Souillac 4,571 p... a son to Robby x Evita, and a full brother to the mother of Super Jan.
-Jane BE19-4099242: winner of 1st Sermaises 3,062 p., 6th Nat. Argenton 23.,260 p… and a half sister Greg: 1st Nat. Jarnac 3,904 p... father is H.Brother 1st Nat. Chateauroux BE12-4218820, who is not only father to 1. Nat Jarnac, but also a grandson to Keizer (full brother Father Rocco).
The Rocco dynasty has phenomenal breeding qualities, and deliver 1st Prize winer and ace pigeons up to a National level. A mighty bloodline, that has developed into one of the strongest breeding dynasties in international pigeon sport at the moment.
Albert – full brother 900-Hen – wins 3rd Nat. Ace pigeon Long Distance YL KBDB 2021
Besides the golden Rocco bloodlines, there are also the lines from which Albert, 3rd Nat. Ace pigeon Long Distance YL KBDB 2021, descends. A full sister to Albert, the 900-hen, became 3rd Nat. Ace pigeon Heavy Middle Distance KBDB in 2019. 75% of this breeding line is built up from Gaby Vandenabeele bloodlines.
3rd Nat. Ace pigoen Long Distance YL KBDB 2021
1st Nat. Zone Souillac 1,441 p. – 25th Nat. 4,571 p.
32nd Nat. Limoges 9,218 p.
His full sister 900-hen was not only 3rd Nat. Ace pigeon KBDB. In the same year, 2017, she became 1st Best Old bird in Belgium Heavy Middle Distance across 7 national races. Both descend from the pair Emerson (100% Gaby Vandenabeele, direct son to stock pair Tsaby x Kim from Geert Venrenterghem and Annick Goeteyn), paired to Julie (daughter to Jules (Jules is a half brother to Two Times Brigitte: 1st Nat Chateauroux 17,984 p. in 2014, and double grandson 1st Nat. Brive 16,007 p. in 2007… paired to the line Brigitte: 2nd Olympiad pigeon Poznan 2011). Once again proving that winners are bred from winners!
Besides the many Ace pigeons, many titles were won up to the highest level. In 2021, Philippe Dobbelaere became 1st Prov. Champion Heavy Middle Distance Young birds KBDB in the province East-Flander. The most prominent titles from 2020-21 are:
1st Prov. Champion Heavy Middle Distance Young birds KBDB 2021
1st Prov. Champion Middle Distance YL KBDB 2020
4th Prov. Champion Middle Distance Old birds KBDB 2020
11th Nat. Champion Middle Distance Young birds KBDB 2021
Furthermore, the 3x 1st National victories within a 5 year period haven't gone unnoticed.
1st Nat. Libourne 4,356 p. ’19 – fastest of 8.963 p. (Robin)
1st Nat. Chateauroux 17,984 p. ’14 (Two Times Brigitte)
1st Nat. Jarnac 3.904 p. ’16 (Greg)
This shows craftsmanship and pigeon sport performed at the highest level!
Super Jan, Albert, Robby, Gilliam, Evita, Rocco… a breeding loft full of ace pigeons and super cracks
Philippes Dobbelaere's breeding loft is a treasury of world class pigeons. National ace pigeons such as Super Jan, Albert, Robby, Giliam and super hen Evita are the stars of these lofts.
Evita, who became 1st Best Yearling in Belgium across 7 national races in 2014, is mother to Camillo: 1st Prov. Ace pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2017 and grandmother to Super Jan: 1st Nat. Ace pigeon Allround Young birds KBDB 2021 and 5th Nat. Ace pigeon Heavy Middle Distance KBDB 2021. A breeding wonder!
Is anyone still surprised how Philippe Dobbelaere's colony manages to shine on middle distance to national long distance races year in, year out? With so many cracks, 1st prize winners and National KBDB ace pigeons on the lofts, it is no wonder he manages to perform at the highest level and settle amongst the best Belgian fanciers. The future looks promising in Olsene!
Crack and super breeder Jan won 14th Nat. Ace pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2020 and is father to Super Jan.