エイドリアン・デ・ムンター父子 - ザルラルディンゲ(ベルギー)、東フランダースプロヴィンシャル長距離エースピジョン(若鳩)1位。

The best was yet to come after a magnificent season with the old birds and yearlings. The young birds were even more successful: their young hen Martine won the title of First Provincial Ace Pigeon Long Distance Young Birds.

Adrien and his sons

Their home base is in Zarlardinge, a part of the East Flemish town of Geraardsbergen. This partnership consists of Adrien and his two sons Bas and Tom and they have a pigeon breed that is based on a few great champions. First of all there is the bloodline of their provincial Ace Pigeon of 1992, which is regarded as their one and only stock sire. This cock has won nine first prizes and countless prizes per ten. Consequently his origins can be found in nearly every pigeon in this loft. They have also been using pigeons from William Secelle, Lucien De Norre & Son, Beulens & Son, Jerome Kellens, Luc Bouvijn, Verrect-Ariën, Van Hove-Utterhoeven etc. Their family comprises 20 breeding pairs and 36 widowers and they breed approximately 100 youngsters every season. They do not race pigeons that are older than four years. If a pigeon can manage to be successful for four years it has a good chance of being moved to their breeding loft.

Results of the young birds in 2012

This partnership has had a great season with the old birds and the yearlings but we would like to focus on the best youngster they have ever had. Martine 4132103/12 is an amazing bird; she is undoubtedly one of the best allround pigeons in Belgium. She managed to win the title of First Provincial Ace Pigeon Long Distance East Flanders. When the oldest son was about to move out with his girlfriend Adrien asked him to pick a name for the “very best pigeon” they had ever bred. “He did not hesitate: he gave it the name of his mother and my wife: Martine.”

These are the results of this amazing racing hen:

Noyon      1st  against 1,003 p.
Noyon      1st  against 393 p.
Noyon      2nd  against 545 p.
Toury      2nd  against 991 (behind a loft mate)
Pont       2nd  against 929 (behind a loft mate)
Pont       2nd  against 304 (behind a loft mate)
Toury      5th  against 1,006 p.
Angerville 6th  against 462 p.
Angerville 10th against 1,275 p.

She did equally well in the national races:

Bourges:

Local:  5th  against 665 p.
FCD:    21st against 1,896 p.
prov.:  17th against 6,871 p.

Argenton:

Local: 1st  against 545 p.
FCD:   21st against 1,478 p.
Prov.: 83rd against 6,097 p.

La Souterraine:
Local: 2nd against 378 p.
FCD:   4th against 1,009 p.
prov.: 5th against 4,567 p.


Martine, an amazing bird

Just to give you an idea: the 12-4132167 is a pure sister of Martine and she did great as a racing hen as well:

Toury      3rd  against 991 p. (behind 3 loft mates)
Pont       4th  against 304 p. (behind 3 loft mates)
Pont       4th  against 304 p. (behind 3 loft mates)
Angervile  5th  against 101 p.
Noyon      9th  against 342 p.
Angerville 36th against 490 p.
Toury      80th against 1,006 p.

The pedigree of these top class birds look as follows:

For the sake of completeness we have also included some of the results that were achieved with the young birds in 2012:

Angerville 404 young birds: 1, 6, 11, 17, 19, 22, 34, 39,...(22/36)
Toury 991 young birds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 19, 28, 50, 51, 55, 76, 77,...(15/22)
Angerville 452 young birds: 1, 5, 19, 20, 54,…(17/22)
Orleans 728 young birds: 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 24, 30, 31, 44, 54, 69, 76,...(21/31)
Angerville 462 young birds: 1, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 24, 25, 35,... (20/21)
Ecouan 395 young birds: 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 26, 31, 38, 39,…(24/30)
Angerville 322 young birds: 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 16, 18, 19, 22, …(17/25)
Angerville 203 young birds: 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 24,…(7/22)
Argenton 545 young birds: 1, 17, 45, 56, 104, 105 6/10
Angerville 144 young birds: 2, 5, 7, 8, 12,... (9/15)
Toury 422 young birds: 3, 5, 13, 17, 25, 32, 38, 42, …(13/17)
Pont 304 young birds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 14, 23, 35 (8/9)
La Soutterraine 378 young birds: 2, 6, 23, 108 (4/8)
Noyon : 393 young birds: 1, 5, 10, 27, 29 (5/5)