Hot from the press...just before the Final - which was raced during the weekend of 25th March - the BE22-4216624 from Dirk Deroose is ranked 1st in the Grand Average International KING OF ATLANTIC Derby Arona. This classification was based on an 8th in Hotspot 1, 9th in Hotspot 2 and 39th Endurance 1. A new top reference for the super colony from Lozer-Kruisem.
The story becomes even better knowing that this young superstar was bred from the main bloodlines of the Dirk Deroose colony. The same bloodlines which brought him (inter)national fame. In particular the successful bloodlines of stock pigeons Picsou and André.
Golden stock pigeon Picsou BE06-4378467
This is a one in a million stock pigeon! He is a directly Chris Hebberecht from Evergem, bred from one of his stock pigeons, Costello BE01-4094676. Costello is a full brother of Champion: 1st Prov & 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Old birds KBDB. A side note, but not entirely unimportant, the 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Rhônevallei KBDB also comes forth from these same bloodlines.
The dominance of these breeding genes from Chris Hebberecht, gave the Dirk Deroose colony the last push towards the national top.
Picsou is father to a/o:
8th Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme LD Yearlings 2016
1st Nat. Zone / 6th Nat. Argenton – 22,834 p. 2012
2nd Nat. Narbonne – 1,959 p. / 22nd Int. Narbonne 2010
3rd Nat. Pau – 1,523 p. / 11th Int. Pau 2009
5th Nat. Narbonne – 1,959 p. 2010
16th Nat. Jarnac – 3,741 p. 2014
16th Nat. Agen – 2,932 p. 2016
34th Nat. Pau – 3,600 p.
48th Nat. Limoges – 13,569 p. 2019
50th Nat. Vierzon – 20,912 p. 2019
And to the winners of 62nd - 76th - 77th - 87th - 98th National
Real stock pigeons are known for bringing over their breeding value to their offspring. Piscou is a great example hereof, as grandfather of:
2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance YL KBDB 2017 (with Zoom)
7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance YL KBDB 2015 (with Mathias)
7th Nat. Limoges – 10,554 p. (Zoom)
26th Nat. Montauban – 2,124 p. (Mathias)
32nd Nat. Tulle – 9,578 p. (Zoom)
71st Nat. Libourne – 5,890 p. (Mathias)
Picsou is also grandfather of...
4th Nat. Ace pigeon Long Distance Old birds KBDB 2018
6th Nat. Aurillac – 3,886 p.
64th Nat. Libourne – 4,607 p.
One of the best breeding hens bred from Picsou is without doubt Wonder Women BE12-4216895, who in turn is mother of:
7th Nat. Libourne – 4,607 p.
12th Nat. Brive – 3,755 p.
41st Nat. Brive – 3,755 p.
82nd Nat. Agen – 3,935 p.
142nd Nat. Tulle – 3,064 p.
155th Nat. Gueret – 8,517 p.
156th Nat. Angouleme – 5,030 p.
209th Nat. Souillac – 6,668 p.
Stock pigeon André: father of 2 x 1st National winners
That the dominant breeding genes of Piscou are carried through to his offspring is shown by National winner Marcel BE15-4073372 (grandchild Picsou)
1st Nat. Chateauroux – 20,473 p. 2017
9th Nat. Chateauroux III – 17,250 p. 2015
44th Nat. Brive – 5,929 p. 2016
Marcel is the son of another top breeder and stock pigeon from Dirk Deroose, André BE07-4145554 (direct André Van Herzeele) paired to Daughter Niels BE12-4089425 (Niels won a/o 1st Nat Zone Argenton – 6th Nat Argenton 22,834 p. and is a direct son van Picsou).
Furthermore, André is also father to Matisse: winner 1st Nat Argenton 19,757 p. and 1st Chateauroux 497 p. – 55th Nat. 22,718 p.… underlining the phenomenal breeding power of this André.
In short, André father of a/o:
1st Nat. Chateauroux 20,473 p. (Marcel)
1st Nat. Argenton 19,757 p. ’17 (Matisse)
5th Nat. Chateauroux 4,389 p.
6th Nat. Tulle 9,578 p.
9th Nat. Chateauroux III 17,250 p.
9th Nat. Libourne 4,607 p.
21st Nat. Jarnac 3,741 p.
37th Nat. Chateauroux 26,695 p.
44th Nat. Brive 5,929 p.
These breeding results are simply phenomenal!
The mother - Black André BE18-4036516 - of the BE22-4216624 who was ranked 1st in the Grand Average International KING OF ATLANTIC Derby Arona in Tenerife prior to the Final is a daughter of these 2 stock bloodlines from Dirk Deroose. She is a daughter of the abovementioned André paired to Wonder Woman (daughter Picsou). On father's side we find - Grandson Laval-Cas BE18-4036412 - the bloodlines of Joost De Smeyter-Restiaen.
Yet another top reference for Dirk Deroose. A fantastic feat!