21/02/2013 - The second part of the auction season 2012-2013 has already started a while ago. The second part will run from the beginning of February till the beginning of June. In that period we will again offer many quality birds.
20/01/2013 - A few minutes ago one of the most sensational auctions of this season started, that of the best Dutch one day long distance loft Marcel Sangers. All his breeders, his entire racing team and a selection of (many inbred) youngsters are sold in an auction that is bound to become legendary … keyword; quality of the next level.
11/01/2013 - In the one of the most difficult and testing seasons on record, this partnership have just completed another successful year by winning 14 federation trophies including all averages and finishing federation champions for the 13th time in the 28 years since joining the Lanarkshire Fed, an unbelievable strike rate of nearly 50% in the most competitive federation in Scotland.
31/12/2012 - At the end of every year we publish an overview of the most read articles (including the translations) on our website. For 2012 we split the list in two: yesterday we published number ten to six, today we present you with the top five.
30/12/2012 - At the end of every year we publish an overview of the most read articles (including the translations) on our website. For 2012 we split the list in two: today we publish part one with the numbers 10 to 6; tomorrow we give you the first five articles on the list.
27/12/2012 - On the 21st of January 2013, the total auction (except for the raced 2012 young birds) of Marcel Sangers (Eefde, NL) starts. Here you can already find a collection of what this colony has to offer.
26/12/2012 - We have been discussing this topic in previous articles and we return to the subject because we hear the following question a lot: is it true that youngsters bred in winter will lose their value later on; no matter how successful they were in their year of birth?
25/12/2012 - Christmas is a time when everybody should be happy; a time when people give presents and spend the long and cold winter evenings together. The entire PIPA team wishes you and your family a happy Christmas!
24/12/2012 - Christmas day is here, which means that the new year is about to begin. While we were having Christmas dinner I was thinking about all the fanciers around. I wish them good luck, good health and a successful season in pigeon racing. At the same time I was wondering what will come out of the young birds that are about to hatch.
21/12/2012 - Ko van Dommelen from Sint Philipsland in The Netherlands has won our prestigious IATP ranking with a comfortable lead. The Belgian Luc Wiels from Roosdaal took the silver medal and the German Rudolf Grün from Wincheringen completed the international podium.
18/12/2012 - The auction of Norbert Ally finished with a total amount of 272.992 euro. Not less than 7 persons were very close to this total amount with a difference less than 5.000 euro. As announced, we only could select 3 winners between them.
16/12/2012 - This week we started with 3 new auctions at PIPA: total auction Norbert Ally (minus yb 2012), total auction Thibaut-Boons (minus yb 2012) and a round of young birds of Marijke Vink (with DNA). These auctions end during the weekend of 15 and 16 December. Below an intro on every auction.
14/12/2012 - Our ideas about pigeon fancying have changed a lot compared to the year 1900. At the same time some things are still exactly the same as back then. It seems that people had already discovered some important truths about pigeons in the early 1900s.
11/12/2012 - One of our regular visitors, a great champion himself, sent us a letter and asked us to publish it on our website. The writer of this letter is surprised to see that so many fanciers hold to theories that should help them to recognise the best pigeons in their loft, especially in winter.
08/12/2012 - Every year Nikolaas Gyselbrecht and Luna Lai travel to China to pay a visit to a few important Chinese clients. This time they were accompanied by Annekatrien Vinck and Chonin Kuo, two new PIPA employees who were very enthusiastic and eager to know more about pigeon racing in China.