ファンヘール - リーメンス(クリンゲン)、スピードとミドルディスタンス2009年の意外な事実!

In the winter before the ’09 season friends Jo Vangeel and Ulrich Lemmens (Lemmens-Hild, Balen) decided to start a partnership in Kuringen. Jo is racing and breeding the pigeons,

 Ulrich delivers youngsters from his loft and also delivers some new breeders for the lofts in Kuringen. Off course also important is the knowledge of 2 fanciers instead of 1!

The season couldn’t start better with immediately the first prize on the first race they participated as a partnership.  This was the start of a wonderful season, with 26 times 1st prize and 12 times 2nd prize and if we tell you they race against guys like Pros Roosen, Guido Rego etc … than they only deserve more respect for what they did.

Jo’s loft contains about 15 breeding pairs, 20 widowers,  12 hens and about 100 youngsters. The old and yearbirds are raced on classic widowhood, the youngsters on the slizedoor.  For feeding it’s very simple, 4 sportmixtures are mixed and fed to the pigeons. The water is kept sour with applevinigar a whole year true. Further a lot of probiotics are used to improve the digestion of the pigeons.  Once a month the vet is visited and his advice is followed.

Which also was an important point to become a partnership, is both strains of the friends. Jo’s pigeons are mainly Soontjes pigeons, known as the fastest pigeons on earth. Ulrich’s  “Gust-Line” is known as bloodline which can win from 100-900km in each kind of weather. But both fanciers are facing a future of to close family breed and with the partnership, they will cross both bloodlines with each other, to create an even better all round strain.

Jo’s stamfather is “The Terminator” a cock he bought of a German pigeonfriend.  “The Terminator” is a triple inbreed to the worldfamous “LATE TOME” from Jos Soontjes, the bloodline which made Pros Roosen world-famous.

5111091-2009 “FUTURE
GRANDSON “TERMINATOR”

02/08/2009 Couvin
1 - 199 Club Late Breds
1 - 521 Club Youngsters
1 - 570 Semi-Provincial Late Breds
1 - 1832 Semi-Provincial Youngsters

09/08/2009 Couvin
1 - 207 Club Late Breds
5 - 664 Club Youngsters
7 - 679 Semi-Provincial Late Breds
45 - 2389 Semi-Provincial Youngsters

30/08/2009 Couvin
1 - 84 Club Late Breds
6 - 333 Club Youngsters
1 - 459 Semi-Provincial Late Breds
9 - 1570 Semi-Provincial Youngsters
Late bred youngster (born end of March !!) !
Between 9/8 and 30/8 not raced because of pox !!

510135-2006 “The Last Son
Very Last son “Terminator”

Father ao:
“Lady Gaga”
1 – 322 Couvin
1 – 119 Couvin
1 – 48 Couvin
2 – 146 Couvin
17 – 3841 La Ferté
3 – 360 La Ferté
3 – 624 Couvin
3 – 412 Couvin
5 – 1059 Couvin
7 – 467 Couvin

 5111017-2009 “Steffie
Granddaughter "Terminator"

BOURGES  II
3 – 98 Club
61 – 4377 Provincial
135 – 11797 National C
304 – 37357 National (0,81 %)

After destroying most races during the season the partnership strikes a last time in the ace pigeon competition of their club “De Pijl Kermt” ! Following titles were won:

5101387-2006
Super Spy
1° ACE PIGEON SPRINT OLD !
1 - 909 Couvin
1 - 329 Couvin
1 - 388 Chimay
1 - 829 Vervins
1 - 265 Chimay
1 - 617 Chimay
2 - 973 Vervins
2 - 123 Couvin
3 - 451 Chimay
4 - 544 Couvin
4 - 146 Couvin
4 - 2504 Vervins
6 - 624 Couvin
Son “Inspector” x “Belle” (= granddaughter “TERMINATOR”)

5111102-2009 “Sweety
1° ACE PIGEON LATE BRED YOUNGSTERS SPRINT
2 – 207 Couvin
2 – 84 Couvin
3 – 548 Couvin
3 – 100 Couvin
4 – 248 Reims
4 – 459 Couvin
5 – 135 Reims
8 – 455 Reims
10 – 644 Reims
10 – 826 Couvin
11 – 679 Reims
12 – 199 Couvin
13 – 431 Reims

Daughter “Reflection” x “R&B”
Halfsister “Flashback”, “Shakira”, …
Further they won 2° ACE PIGEON SPRINT YEARLINGS with “De Schuwe” (Son “R&B”, Brother “Shikara”) and 3° ACE PIGEON M.D. YEARLINGS with the “484-08”.

In the middle of the season the partnership already got the cherry on the pie when “Beauty” and “Nero” both bred by Ulrich Lemmens won both top results at Jo Vangeel’s loft. This was the ultimate thing to happen and this was the prove both took the right decision by starting the partnership!

6086203-2009 “Beauty
3 – 1480 Vervins
4 – 4151 Vervins
Daughter “Ongerginde” x “De Goede 700”
Halfsister to “De Gust” & “Tito”
Bred by Ulrich Lemmens, Raced by Jo Vangeel

6086204-2009 “Nero

Has won ao:1 – 966 Reims1 – 3344 Reims
2 – 431 La Ferté
10° Prov. La Ferté 5374 p.
Son “Ongerginde” x “De Goede 700”
Halfbrother to “De Gust” & “Tito”
Bred by Ulrich Lemmens, Raced by Jo Vangeel

The strains that added to the success of Vangeel – Lemmens are the following
Vansweefelt, Pros Roosen, Soontjes via René Geladi
Eric Limbourg via Jaak Konikx
Lemmens – Hild
Jean & Jos Vanbrabant
Alfons Slaets

One last question:
What did make 2009 so successful ?

·    Believe in yourselves and your pigeons
·    Food, food, food (you can’t feed a pigeon to much)
·    With 2 you known more than alone
·    Gossip only makes you more motivated and stronger
·    always try something new (when you standstill, you go backwards)