エイドリアン・ミラベル - カレニョン(ベルギー)、2012年KBDBプロヴィンシャルチャンピオンロングミドルディスタンス(若鳩)1位。

After a new begining in 2011 and already a few great satisfactions, Adrien has just won his first big title and this in front of a world class loft such as that of the Casaert-Sénéchal partnership!

He is also classified 3rd provincial champion in the same discipline in the yearlings category and this while he had no old birds to race in 2012. He probably became one of the highlights of the longer middle distance national races of his province and this in only 2 years!

This young loft is actually based 75% on the descendants of its basis hen, the Last Hope Smiss, a golden breeding hen born in 2005 and coming from a crossing of Grandson Last Hope Debiève x Grand-Daughter 155 Herbots. A few of her grandchildren were already placed in the breeding loft where they have also produced 1st prize winners since 2011. Her breeding line is now working as far as the fourth generation. This is a nice discovery for such a young loft! Eager to progress higher, Adrien sought for some new reinforcements. He was amazed when he visited the Geerinckx colony (Wommelgem) and that's why he purchased a few pigeons there with his friend Olivier Carlier. For example, a daughter of Gladiator, a son of Miss Argenton and a son of the pair Luc x National Treasure (so 1st nat x 2nd nat). These new reinforcements followed the discovery of the Chipo's Lad, a grandson of the Gladiator and of the Chipo, who was bought in late 2011 and who already gave great satisfaction in the breeding loft right after its entry in 2012 as they already count three differents winners in two different lofts! He also owns a full brother of Jewel II (mother of Yvan, 1st National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB) from Vandersmissen (Rummen), a cock from Joost Desmeyter who has already produced first prize winners in 2012, and two pigeons purchased during the total auction of Damien Baert. They wanted to strenghten the basis formed with the pigeons from Beukenne, Allemeersch & Thibaut-Boons. Each new introduction is directly coupled with the descendants of the basis hen, if possible with two different partners and this to be directly tested to the fullest.
If you want to check the references won by the descendants of the Last Hope Smiss, click here.

1st Provincial Champion Longer Middle Distance Youngsters 2013

This first title is a great satisfaction for our young friend. However, he is a bit disappointed as he could have expected more. In fact, if the provincial title was obtained with the two best races with the two first nominated (Argenton & La Souterraine), Adrien also had a third good result which could have led him to be classified in the national championship of the youngsters for national races! However, a mistake made during the encoding of his electronic rings deleted the performance of his first nominated bird during the race from Bourges. Aware of the mistake (which was not attributable to him), he made the necessary modifications for the next race, without suspecting that his two first nominated would repeat their performance in the races from Argenton and La Souterraine. While he noticed what was happening to him (after La Souterraine), he had one chance left with the race from Guéret for which he tried to prepare his pigeons the best he could, but it was one of his worst results of the season! Too bad because with a coefficient of 34% with 6 prize on 6, he would have been classified 4th in the national championship! 

- Olivia (BE 12-1514969)

2. Bourges club         –   276 pigeons (388 km)
   52.  Prov            – 2,100 pigeons
   144. I.prov          – 3,409 pigeons
6. La Souterraine club  –   158 pigeons (498 km)
   26.  Reg             –   718 pigeons
   33.  Prov            –   847 pigeons
   67.  Iprov           – 1,211 pigeons
8. Argenton club        –   202 pigeons
   23.  Provincial      – 2,041 pigeons (461 km)
   28.  I.prov          – 2,405 pigeons
   168. CFW             – 5,930 pigeons
   335. Nat Zone        – 8,624 pigeons

Olivia is the result of a joint breeding between Adrien and his friend Olivier Carlier. They bought some pigeons together and the youngsters from the first round were moved to the loft in Quaregnon to be rigorously tested. 

Father: Chipo's Lad (BE09-6354561), direct Geerinckx L,B&J, full brother of the 1st national Limoges and double grandson of two legends of the Belgian pigeon sport of nowadays, Gladiator & Chipo! Good blood doesn't lie!
Mother: Daughter Special Eye Patron. Before he became a super breeder, the Special Eye Patron achieved a great career in the racing loft of Erik Limbourg. He was purchased by Olivier Carlier during the total auction of the wonderboy from Brussegem where he became a talented breeder. He was here coupled with a full sister of Jova, the super racer of Olivier Carlier with no less than 4 x top 80 National Zone!

- Golden Haze (BE12-9014603)

9. Aces of Aces Young Birds LCB 2012
2. Noyon               –    563 pigeons 
2. La Souterraine club –    158 pigeons 
    3.  provincial     –    847 pigeons 
    49. Iprov          –  1,585 pigeons
6. Argenton club       -    202 pigeons 
    15.  Iprov         –  2,405 pigeons
    253. Nat Zone      –  8,624 pigeons 
    841. National      – 25,949 pigeons
14. Bourges club       -    276 pigeons
    334. Iprov         -  3,409 pigeons 
22. Orléans            –    728 pigeons 

Father: King Joost, direct Joost Desmeyter (Melden), son of the couple 704/10 x 644/09. The 704/10 won a.o. 1st Limoges CFW 3,742 p. 12 & 79th Argenton 6,036 p. '10.
Mother: 855/08, daughter of the couple Gros Bleu '07 x La 10. The Gros Bleu '07 is a son of the pair Débagué x Last Hope Smiss and is the nestbrother of the Tapiné '07 who is at his turn father of the 4 brothers & sisters born in 2011, Miss Haze, Denis, Loic and 251/08, each of them has won a classification into the national, zonal or semi-national top 100.

Golden Haze is not the only young birds of this couple who achieved some nice performances. In 2012, four young birds were raised, trained & raced. Here is their performance list:

- Blue Haze (BE12-9014642)

4.  Argenton Iprov      –  2,405 pigeons
    24.  CFW            –  5,930 pigeons 
    25.  Nat Zone       –  8,624 pigeons
    172. National       – 25,949 pigeons
8.  La Souterraine club –    158 pigeons
    40.  Régional       –    718 pigeons
    92.  Iprov          –  1,211 pigeons
22. Orléans             –    728 pigeons

- 638/12 (BE12-9014638)

2. Nevers S-Nat        – 1,212 pigeons (after loft mate)
3. Highest speed 5,247 pigeons

The older pigeons born in 2011, Adrien only entered the race in two categories (yearlings and young birds). In 2012, his best yearling is a hen:

- Miss Haze (BE11-9103240)

1. Bourges reg     –    208 pigeons '12 (386 km)
   23.  Provincial –  1,611 pigeons
   76.  Iprov      –  3,010 pigeons
2. Argenton reg    –    750 pigeons '12 (461 km)
   2.   Provincial –  1,864 pigeons
   2.   Iprov      –  3,104 pigeons
   56.  Nat. Zone  –  7,809 pigeons
   138. National   – 22,384 pigeons
3. La Souterraine  –    135 pigeons '11 (498 km)
   9.   Provincial –    928 pigeons
   22.  Iprov      –  1,814 pigeons
5. Orléans reg     –    225 pigeons '12 (313 km)

Father: Tapiné 07, nestbrother of the Gros Bleu '07 (see above) and so, son of the super pair Débagué x Last Hope Smiss.
Mother: Gaby hen, egg from Beukenne (Bruyelle), niece from Gaby who was crowned 1st National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB in '08 and so grand-daughter of the basis pair from the Beukenne loft formed by the Vandenabeele x Orchidée II.

Miss Haze is then a part of the 4 brothers & sisters who achieved some superb performances in the longer middle distance national races for the Mirabelle loft. She is in fact the nestsister of Loic (1st provincial La Souterraine 928 p. '11) but also sister of Denis (42th national Bourges 31,719 p. '11) and of the 251/11 (54th semi-national Nevers 6,058 p. '12). A breeding line working to full effect!

2013
For the next season, the racing team will be composed of 13 cocks (5 old birds & 8 yearlings) and of 15 hens (3 old birds & 12 yearlings) who will be raced on the classic widowhood system in the longer middle distance classics. This year, 65 youngsters were weaned and 5 were already moved from the loft. Seeing the national calendar reserved for the young birds in 2013, Adrien practically doubled the number of his first round but only the young birds from the first round will be kept... to be continued!

Best results
01/05 Soissons 331 yearlings : 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 30, 84, 86 (10/10)
05/05 Nanteuil 617 yearlings : 11, 111, 113 (3/5)
05/05 Nanteuil local 285 yearlings : 6, 61, 62 (3/5)
12/05 Orléans 225 yearlings  : 5 (1/5)
12/05 La ferté 531 old birds : 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 16, 41, 61, 115 (9/10) - doubled
12/05 La Ferté 516 yearlings : 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 16, 29, 42, 78 (9/10)
19/05 Orléans 337 yearlings : 16, 20, 22, 33, 45, 47, 57, 84, 107, 111 (10/11)
19/05 Collégien 323 yearlings : 4, 7, 13, 22, 45 (5/7)
26/05 Bourges Provincial 1,690 yearlings : 39, 231, 232, 386, 400, 495 (6/9)
      Bourges Noyau Direct 2,164 yearlings : 21, 210, 211, 380, 402, 534 (6/9)
      Bourges Noyau 1000 1,873 yearlings : 16, 169, 170, 316, 334, 440, 598 (7/9)
      Bourges CFW 4,760 yearlings : 94, 614, 616, 1013, 1049, 1303 (6/9)
26/05 Orléans 262 yearlings : 18, 20, 22, 29 (4/8)
17/06 Noyon 243 yearlings : 1, 2, 43, 45, 47, 53, 68 (7/10)
      Noyon 563 youngsters : 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 23, 45, 46, 49, 52, 54, ... (21/34)
23/06 Montluçon local 145 yearlings : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 14, 22, 39 (10/14)
      Montluçon Provincial 1,821 yearlings : 6, 20, 33, 36, 41, 86, 176, ... (10/14)
      Montluçon Iprov 3,297 yearlings : 49, 105, 132, 136, 151, 251, ... (10/14)
      Montluçon Noyau 1000 2.906 yearlings : 13, 45, 64, 67, 79, 158, ... (10/14)
30/06 Orléans 335 yearlings : 13, 33 (2/2)
30/06 Argenton Provincial 1,864 yearlings: 2, 49, 158, 197, 284, 508 (6/10)
      ArgentonNoyau 1000 3,104 yearlings : 2, 36, 158, 203, 347, 721 (6/10)
07/07 Nanteuil 433 youngsters : 8, 9, 10, 11, 24, 27, 52, 92 (8/12)
07/07 Orléans 349 youngsters : 2, 3, 24, 25, 27, 36, 44, 50, 54, 68, 69, 70, 100, 107 (14/17)
07/07 Montluçon local 105 yearlings : 1, 5, 22 (3/4)
      Montluçon Derby Hainaut 396 yearlings : 6, 22, 90 (3/4)
07/07 Nevers local 67 yearlings : 1, 11 (2/4)
      Nevers Provincial 1,051 yearlings: 6, 132 (2/4)
      Nevers Noyau 1000 1,676 yearlings : 10, 172 (2/4)
15/07 La Ferté 350 youngsters : 7, 8, 15, 16, 17, 29, 31, 36, 103 (9/13)
15/07 Orléans 96 youngsters : 1, 2, 3, 4 (4/11)
21/07 Saran 728 youngsters : 1, 13, 22, 71, 72, 74, 152, 189 (8/16)
21/07 Nevers provincial 606 youngsters : 1, 2, 7, 34, 80, 173 (6/10)
      Nevers provincial 963 yearlings : 16, 18, 46, 86, 166, 178, 242, 318 (8/9)
      Nevers semi-national 1,212 youngsters : 1, 2, 11, 53, 122, 301 (6/10)
      Nevers semi-national 2,323 yearlings : 31, 35, 85, 161, 320, 351, 480 (7/9)
11/08 Nanteuil 454 youngsters : 22, 32, 35, 51, 71, 89 (6/8)
11/08 Argenton provincial 1,512 youngsters : 17, 52, 67, 151, 195, 234, 268, 339, 412, 422 (10/16)
      Argenton Noyau Direct 2,405 youngsters : 4, 15, 28, 106, 154, 200, 236, 360, 454, 465 (10/16)
      Argenton Noyau 1000 2,041 youngsters : 4, 12, 23, 77, 113, 147, 177, 284, 363, 372 (10/16)
      Argenton CFW 5,930 youngsters : 24, 122, 168, 486, 654, 805, 913, 1209, 1445, 1466 (10/16)
25/08 La Souterraine local 158 youngsters : 2, 6, 8, 11, 16, 22, 34 (7/15)
      La Souterraine provincial 847 youngsters : 3, 33, 50, 85, 102, 125, 181, 275 (8/15)
      La Souterraine DH-BRAB  718 youngsters : 3, 26, 40, 73, 86, 107, 166 (7/15)
      La Souterraine DH 1.211 youngsters : 13, 67, 92, 158, 185, 223, 313 (7/15)
01/09 Soissons 388 youngsters : 2, 6, 9, 13, 14, 17, 44, 89, 130 (9/11)