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Dreaming of the highest level in pigeon racing brought Portuguese wonder team Picanço to great champion Gaby Vandenabeele from Dentergem … the best of the best in Belgian pigeon racing with a family of pigeons dominating all over the world.

These pigeons had to be the guide to success. One round of youngsters from the champion Gaby had to do the job - including four direct children to ‘Bliksem’ … now, in 2011, Vitor Picanço reached his goal and is one of the biggest Algarve champions ever!! With two Interprovincial victories from the first three races of the season.

The South-West of Europe is famous for its beautiful coastlines with blue sea & touristic shores. It is the place where many Central-Europeans spend their holidays and enjoy the country Portugal. Famous for the burning sun and high temperatures; pigeon fanciers directly know for pigeons to perform in such circumstances, quality has to be outstanding. And with the serious comeback of Vitor Picanço in pigeon racing in 2005, very much the level of top pigeon racing has increased enormously. With 2011 as so far great highlight and confirmation of the upward line in the performance-curve of Picanço, really perfect:

Nisa I      region            798 birds: 1.-4.-5.-8.-24.-30.-38.-39.
            provincial      3,877 birds: 1.-4.-5.-8.-30.-48.-69.-70.
            Interprov.      6,981 birds: 1.-4.-5.-9.-52.-81.-128.-129.
Nisa II     region            774 birds: 1.-13.-15.
            provincial      3,803 birds: 5.-43.-55.
            Interprov.      6,844 birds: 9.-62.-82.
Monforte    region            736 birds: 1.-5.-14.-23.-24.-26.
            provincial      3,678 birds: 1.-6.-33.-53.-54.-60.
            Interprov.      6,272 birds: 1.-6.-33.-57.-58.-64.   

Since an early age Vitor has been connected to birds ans pigeons in particular. “My interest always went to ornithology and pigeon racing. Because of my busy profession I was out of competition between 1995 and 2006 … extremely difficult for me, as my heart always beat for pigeons.” However in 2005, backed up by the support of his sons Daniel and Bruno, the return of Vitor Picanço was a fact! “All the years in between I kept on following the home ground of pigeon racing - Belgium - and I was convinced Gaby Vandenabeele had the best pigeons to bring me to the top. I managed to purchase a round of 61 youngsters at Gaby, who served me with his best … even four children to ‘Bliksem’ amongst them, which is of course sensational and almost a guarantee for success! 40 of these youngsters I kept for breeding and in 2006 some of these pigeons were paired to each other to form 100% Vandenabeele pairs; other were crossed to the old bloodlines of for instance Camphuis and Janssen.”

In 2007 Vitor Picanço returned in competition in a partnership together with close friend João Faustino, forming the team FAUSTINO & PICANÇO. “We raced with 70 youngsters in 2006, all sons to my new breeding team. Due to our small lofts, we fly with about 70 pigeons to all campaign. That is 40 pigeons in short and middle distance and another 30 in long and extra long distance. In the season 2009 and 2010 we achieved great results! And the start of 2011 season really showed the top level our racing team is at now - we won twice out of three races against over 6,700 birds.”

Proud of the quality
What makes Vitor really proud, is the results offspring to his pigeons also have at other fanciers. With as best example Paulo Freitas, who purchased from the basic lines of Picanço and excels with it in a spectacular way! Two pigeons born in the lofts of Vitor managed to win 1. & 2. prize on the race Monforte against 12,236 birds.

The winner of 1. prize 12,236 birds is PT09-9040092, bred from BE03-3224603 ‘Nitro’ (grandson ‘Wittenbuik’) x BE05-3227353 ‘Jeanine’ (from ‘Bliksem’). From this pair also the winner of 60. I.prov. Nisa II 6,566 birds … Furthermore ‘Nitro’ bred 07-7492636

Sardoal      I.prov.         1./   6.894
Nisa         prov.          77./   4,133
Nisa         prov.          36./   3,830
Viseu        Int.prov.     275./   5,481

‘Jeanine’ bred a long list of more super performers, includiing

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5. prov. yearling acebird 2007
T. Novas 1./ 640 – prov. 5./ 3,384 - I.prov. 9./ 6,005
V.Formoso 4./ 680 / prov. 37./ 3,135
T. Novas 4./ 386
Sardoal 5./ 411
Sardoal prov. 57./ 4,832
Sardoal prov. 46./ 3,615
Viseu Int.prov. 64./   5,481
V.Formoso Int.prov. 82./ 3,749
T.Novas prov. 153./   3,1

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T.novas 5./ 722 - prov. 61./ 3,168
V.Formoso 6./ 687 – prov. 15./ 3,266 - Int.prov. 23./ 5,944
V.Formoso Int.prov. 53./ 4,995
V.Formoso prov. 59./   3,427

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2. acebird SD cocks 2008
T.Novas 4./ 857 - Int.prov. 73./ 6,870
Sardoal Int.prov. 61./ 6,894
Nisa prov. 93./ 4,820
Guarda Int.prov. 101./ 7,422

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Sardoal 1./ 370

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V.Formoso 5./ 680 - prov. 39./ 3,135
Castelo Branco Int.prov. 52./ 5,741

Besides, ‘Jeanine’ is grandmother to the 1., 2. & 3. young acebird SC Tavirense 2010 and the winner of 1. prize Nisa against 466 birds, also 9. I.prov. against 6,844 birds

The 2. prize winner is bred from BE05-3224609 ‘Elvis’ – one of the very best breeding sons to ‘Bliksem’ ever – x BE05-3224646 ‘Jessica’, a grandchild to ‘Bliksem’. From this pair also the winner of 7. Nisa 757 birds, also 38. I.prov. against 7,365 birds … and the amazing 06-6131224 … winner of

2. acebird long distance GFC 2010
3. I.prov. acebird extreme long distance 2010
13. I.prov. acebird LD 2010
Benavente 3./ 265 – prov. 10./ 1,240 - Int.prov. 23./ 2,254
Valladolid 3./ 254 - I.prov. 5./ 2,688
Aguilar 4./ 264 - Int.prov. 37./ 2,635
Palencia 6./ 292 - prov. 30./ 1,257
Guarda 10./ 684 - Int.prov. 34./ 7,193
Soria prov. 46./   1,162

Furthermore successful ‘Elvis’ offspring is:

- ‘Picanço 661’ 
Vitoria 4./ 285 - Int.prov. 15./ 1,955 - Int.prov. 20./ 3,839
Guarda Int.prov. 71./ 6,401
Viseu Int.prov. 89./ 6,309
Palencia Int.prov. 87./ 2,181

- ‘Picanço 662’ 
1. acebird long distance 2010
Guarda 3./ 712 - I.prov. 6./ 6,401
Palencia 5./ 295 - Int.prov. 39./ 2,508
Soria 7./ 308 - Int.prov. 30./ 2,282
Soria Int.prov. 54./ 2,021

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2. acebird all distances 2009
2. acebird short distance 2009
Vilar Formoso 2./ 687 - I.prov. 5./ 5,944
Nisa 7./ 865 - Int.prov. 70./   8,030
Torres Novas 9./ 857
Viseu Int.prov. 34./ 5,072
Nisa Int.prov. 35./ 7,002
Guarda prov. 63./   3,525

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2./ 308 - INT.PROV. 7./ 2,282

‘Jessica’ is generally considered as one of the best Vandenabeele breeders at Picanço … and maybe all over the world. More offspring to her won:

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Aguilar 1./ 264 - prov. 3./ 2,635 - I.prov. 8./ 4,971
Leon 4./ 324 - prov. 34./ 1,558
Vitoria 5./ 310 - prov. 13./ 1,394 - Int.prov. 23./ 4,726
Leon 7./ 245 - Int.prov. 40./ 2,061
Benavente prov. 74./ 1,569

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Leon 6./ 322 - prov. 30./ 1,534

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Valladolid 4./ 254 - prov. 7./ 2,688
Soria 6./ 308 - prov. 14./ 1,348 - Int.prov. 18./ 2,282
Benavente prov. 51./ 1,290
Palencia prov. 75./ 1,257

Super pair ‘Picanço 337’ x ‘Marguerite’

“My best pair? That is probably  my best couple of all time,” says Vitor Picanço. And looking and the many references from this pair, this is an understatement. “This couple has given many superb racers … ‘Marguerite’ is direct from ‘Bliksem’ and for sure the best female I had in all my life.” A short introduction of the two: BE04-4612337 ‘Picanço 337’ is Vandenabeele x Van Dyck bloodlines … from ‘Milord’ (son ‘Wolfgang’) x granddaughter ‘Rambo’. ‘Milord’ was a super breeder for ‘Picanço’ and bred a/o

1. prov. acebird Middle Distance 2007
1. acebird middle distance SC Tavirense 2003
3. acebird all distances SC Tavirense 2003
Guarda prov.            1./   6,007
V.Formosa prov.         1./   6,003
Visieu prov.            3./   3,598
V.Formosa prov.         7./   3,601
Guarda prov.           10./   3,607

Back to wonder pair ‘Picanço 337’ x ‘Marguerite’, they bred a/o

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1. prov. acebird middle distance 2009
1. I.prov. acebird middle distance 2009
1. acebird all distance 2009
1. acebird middle distance 2009
2. acebird short distance 2009
V.Formoso 7./ 687 - I.prov. 26./ 5,941
Guarda 9./ 712 - I.prov. 53./ 6,401
Nisa prov. 53./ 4,281

- ‘Picanço 762’    
2. acebird short distance hens 2010
3. acebird all distance hens 2010
6. Prov. acebird short distance 2010
7. I.prov. acebird short distance 2010
Nisa I.prov. 1./   7,002
Torres Novas I.prov. 2./ 6,301
Sardoal I.prov. 8./ 6,894
Viseu I.prov. 68./ 5,841
Sardoal I.prov. 57./ 7,454

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2. acebird middle distance hens 2009
10. prov. acebird middle distance 2009
Nisa 2./ 367
Sardoal 2./ 379
Guarda 5./ 711 - I.prov. 71./ 6,301
Guarda 7./ 681 - I.prov. 25./ 7,422
Torres Novas 8./ 857 - I.prov. 96./ 6,870
V. Formoso I.prov. 23./ 7,328
Guarda prov. 64./   3,525
She bred the 2. prov. & 4. I.prov. acebird middle distance 2010

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Sardoal III            1./     379
Sardoal II             8./     686
prov.                 39./   4,253
Sadoal I prov.       100./   4,832
Sardoal prov.        137./   4,348
V.Formoso I prov.    204./   3,501
Nisa I prov.         437./   4,892

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Guarda 2./ 712 – I.prov. 3./ 12,850

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In 2011 winner of Nisa I.prov. 5./ 6,981

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Torres Novas 1./ 438
Torres Novas 6./ 722 - prov. 63./ 3,168