01/02/2019 - La Colombe Joyeuse hands out their prestigious Europe Cup every season, and the 2018 edition was dominated by Dutch and Franch fanciers: places one and two go to Dutchmen Batenburg Van de Merwe and Jos Martens, with Frenchman Joél Thorel finishing in third place.
11/06/2018 - Met de vlucht van Pau op 22 juni 2018 start naar goede gewoonte het jaarlijkse Euro Diamond Pigeon-kampioenschap. Inschrijven is eenvoudig en goedkoop: €10 voor 2018 of €50 voor een vijfjarenlidkaart voor de periode 2018-2022.
05/04/2018 - Tenerife, the island of eternal spring, hosted the 13th edition of the final of the Derby Arona One Loft Race. The pigeons, all in great form, were basketed on Wednesday 21st of March. They were well prepared for the final race, having covered 1500km across 25 races.
24/01/2018 - The final race of the Thailand Grand Pigeon Race, one of the world's prestigious one loft races, was held recently. It was a bird of the Belgian-Thai partnership Veulemans-Techavichian who won the tough race from Nongkai with an average velocity of 1,052 mpm, already the second win for Teerapol Techavichian after he won along side Jos Thoné.
20/06/2017 - The Asociación Iberolatinoamericana de Colombofilia (AILAC) was founded to build and improve relationships between Spanish-speaking pigeon countries across the world. The organisation has recently launched a new international competition ranking the best birds in the Iberian and several Latin-American countries in one single championship.
09/02/2017 - Pigeons usually have ten primaries. However, exceptions with eleven primaries occur. The way in which this feature is inherited, has been unravelled after fifteen years of research and almost 500 test results. The expression of this characteristic is based on three genes, acting together.
02/12/2016 - The KBDB published the preliminary ranking for the Olympiad Pigeons in the sports category this evening. The top-three of each category is to represent their country in the upcoming Olympiad in Brussels. Any complaints can be sent in until 9th of December.
18/12/2015 - As an increasing number of top lofts are trying to predict the level of performance and the value of their breed through genetic testing, the influence of this LDHA gene only becomes more and more apparent.
15/10/2015 - The national race organiser Brabantse Unie have crowned PEC Racing Team ADK as King of 2015 of their highly prestigious championship. Jespers-Vanderwegen and Gilbert and Julien Pronckaert win the silver and bronze medal respectively. The championships encompass about all fanciers racing in the province of Flemish Brabant.
09/02/2015 - After having tested a lot of parentages by DNA, we thought it would be nice to publish some statistics of how many parentages were tested as correct parents or not. We have included 1241 recent parentage tests and 3617 samples for this evaluation, meaning we can make some very nice conclusions in general for racing pigeon breeding.
19/12/2014 - 2014 will surly go down as one to remember here at Kingsmead School the project has had its most successful year ever both in and out of the classroom, there have been new arrivals to the project both of the feather variety and also with the addition to the team of students that look after the pigeons.
14/11/2014 - As a fancier we are susceptible to new ideas and innovations in pigeon racing. It is by chance that we stumbled across a product that dozens of fanciers were already talking about. This product called Wonder Pigeon was invented in Italy and its formula is patented worldwide.
07/11/2014 - The long-awaited results of the prestigious national Dutch championship WHZB/TBOTB are out. Rene and Peter van Langen from De Lutte have crowned themselves fanciers of the year 2014. They have beaten J.C. van der Bas from Stolwijk and H. Loonstra from Zwagerbosch, which are the second and third best fancier of Holland in 2014 respectively.
29/06/2014 - The season has well and truly started at Kingsmead School. The past few months alterations were made to the loft for the start of the 2014 racing season. Some of Kingsmead's students got pigeons of their own and new sponsors became part of the Kingsmead School Project.
16/06/2014 - The new website 'Flying back to nature' was created, to educate schoolchildren of the benefits of nature and to introduce them to the world of pigeons. A second website, 'Secret messages', tells of the impact of racing pigeons during the two World Wars.