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Batenburg-Van de Merwe (Klaaswaal, NL) close the season with seven pigeons in the national top 100 Perpignan

They had three teletext prizes from Cahors and six pigeons in the national top 100 ZLU Narbonne, and Hugo & Anita Batenburg-Van de Merwe closed the season adding another 7 national top 100 prizes ZLU Perpignan (5,589 p.) to their palmares.


The Batenburg-Van de Merwe family

The 2015 season, which was initially planned to be a transition year, proved a great success already: the team won several top results, and they did great in the closing race from Perpignan, with 7 pigeons in the national top 100 against 5,589 pigeons. Hugo decided to transfer his 14 best racing birds to the breeding loft in the winter of 2014-2015, because he wanted to pair his own world famous Witbuik breed with some of the national champions in recent seasons. For instance, his New Laureaat (1st Int. Barcelona 2013) and Special One (1st International Barcelona 2015) were transferred to the loft in Klaaswaal in cooperation with the PIPA Elite Center.

They also did a joint breeding with the super class pigeons Kleine Jade (1st International Barcelona 2014), Sylvie (3rd International Barcelona 2014) and Olympic Romee (Olympiad Pigeon Marathon 2015) of Jelle Jellema, and pigeons of long distance champion Etienne Meirlaen (Deurle, BE). In addition, they introduced a few young birds of Dr. Carlo Gyselbrecht. It goes without saying that this team relies on a collection of invaluable breeding birds. The goal for 2015 was to put the descendants of their renowned breeders to the test. A group of 114 yearlings was basketed for the opening race from Cahors, and this was the result:

National Cahors S2 against 5,279 pigeons
3-7-9-19-26-34-46-120-137-140-169-221-245-274-282-320-346-392-398-409-436-437-449-513-etc.
(3 x Teletekst, 24 x 1/10, 45 x 1/4)

They won 45 prizes and many top results, making the opening race was a great success. Click here to reread our race report. The second important yearlings' race was that of Narbonne. 75 yearlings were basketed for this race, and they did a great job:

National Narbonne ZLU against 5,338 pigeons
10-55-61-88-90-117-149-163-171-207-235-240-251-301-320-405-406-414-480-500-524-etc.
(21 x 1/10, 33 x 1/4)

Click here to reread the report from Narbonne.

The closing race was Perpignan, for which Hugo had prepared a team of 62 racing birds. These pigeons turned out to be very promising racing birds as well, winning the following prizes in this classic:

Province 5 Perpignan against 1,033 pigeons
1-3-13-23-24-26-27-49-51-53-60-92-98-117-120-125-137-138-143-144-151-168-172-179-191-201-202
(13 x 1/10 and 27 of 62 pigeons with 1/4)

National Perpignan ZLU against 5,589 pigeons
13-16-49-82-85-90-94-202-214-217-263-383-399-489-506-522-596-597-620-621-664-782-801-838-906-
939-940
(16 x 1/10 and 27 of 62 pigeons with 1/4)

National Perpignan ZLU hens against 1,484 pigeons
4-18-34-36-38-70-72-126-131-161-181-186-238-255-256
(9 x 1/10 and 15 of 22 pigeons with a 1/4)

We will take a closer look at the seven pigeons that managed to finish in the national top 100.

NL13-1219323 New Witbuik Perpignan

The first prize winner in Province 5 and the 13th national prize was won by New Witbuik Perpignan. This cock is a full brother of the 7th National Cahors Sector 2 against 5,279 pigeons in 2015. The sire is the invaluable New Witbuik, winner of a 1st National Barcelona against 6,392 pigeons in 2012 (and 6th International against 25,320 pigeons). New Witbuik is now the sire of:

 7th Nat. Cahors S2 '15 5,279 p.
13th Nat. Perpignan '15 5,589 p.
32nd Nat. Agen      '15 6,638 p.
44th Nat. Cahors S2 '15 5,279 p.
65th Nat. Narbonne  '15 5,338 p.

The dam of New Witbuik Perpignan is an inbred pigeon to a son of New Witbuik (NL81-120) x a granddaughter of Witbuik. Click here to learn more about the origins of New Witbuik.

NL09-1137480 Little Diamond

Little Diamond  won a 16th National and a 4th National hens. This exceptional racing bird won the following prizes from Perpignan:

2011  5th Nat. 5,607 p. (and 6th Int. 15,107 p.)
2013 79th Nat. 4,978 p.
2014 20th Nat. 6,413 p.
2015 16th Nat. 5,589 p.

This is an impressive palmares, which made her 1st National Ace Pigeon Perpignan 2011-2015. The sire of Little Diamond is a son of the world famous Euro Diamond of Hans-Peter Brockamp. Euro Diamond was 1st Olympiad Pigeon and winner of a 1st National Carcassonne against 2,717 p. (2nd Int. 10,448 p.) and 3rd National Perpignan against 1,452 p. (5th Int. 14,900 p.). The dam of Little Diamond is Davonne. This hen has won quite a few prizes as well:

 21st Nat. Tarbes      5,210 p.
 50th Nat. Narbonne    3,843 p.
 69th Nat. Tarbes      4,011 p.
204th Nat. Bergerac   14,576 p.
313th Nat. St.-Vincent 5,232 p.

Click here for the pedigree of Little Diamond.

NL13-1219346 Miss Witbuik 153

Miss Witbuik 153 was the third best pigeon in Perpignan, winning a 49th National and an 18th National hens. The sire of Miss Witbuik 153 is a son of Davonne. Davonne is also the dam of Little Diamond, which won a 16th National and the title of 1st National Ace Pigeon 2011-2015 (see earlier). The dam of Miss Witbuik 153 is the NL05-601, a granddaughter of Witbuik (NL81-120). She is the nest sister of NL05-602, winner of a 16th Nat. Bordeaux against 12,423 p. and a 79th Nat. Bordeaux against 5,645 p. Click here for the full pedigree of Miss Witbuik 153.

NL12-1598309 Daughter Tarbes

Daughter Tarbes won an 82nd National and a 38th National hens. This was not her first top result, since she had already won a 71st National from St. Vincent against 3,714 pigeons (and a 16th National Hens) this year. Her sire is De Tarbes of A. VD Berg (Spijkenisse, NL), which won a 1st National Tarbes, a 231st National Bordeaux (5,645 p.) and a 574th National Cahors (6397 p.). The dam of Daughter Tarbes is another granddaughter of Witbuik (NL81-120) and comes from NL94-1340153 Witbuik 153. This Witbuik 153 is an outstanding breeder; his name can be found in the pedigrees of numerous top class pigeons. For instance, the following prize winners from Perpignan are related to him:

13th National NL13-1219323 New Witbuik Perpignan (great-grandfather Witbuik 153)
49th National NL13-1219346 Miss Witbuik 153 (grandfather Witbuik 153)
82nd National NL12-1598309 Daughter Tarbes (grandfather Witbuik 153)
85th National NL12-1598311 Lady Witbuik 153 (grandfather Witbuik 153)

In addition, Witbuik 153 is also the sire, grandfather or great-grandfather of:

1st International Ace Pigeon Perpignan 2010-2011
1st Barcelona Masters
2nd International Barcelona 2013
2nd National Mont-de-Marsan
3rd National Bordeaux
4th National Marseille

Click here for the full pedigree of Daughter Tarbes.

NL12-1598311 Lady Witbuik 153

This is yet another hen with an excellent pedigree, bound to become a great racing bird. Her sire is Euro Diamond, a son of the renowned Euro Diamond of Hans-Peter Brockamp. That Son Euro Diamond is also the sire of Little Diamond, which we mentioned earlier in this article. The dam of Lady Witbuik 153 is another daughter of the phenomenal breeder Witbuik 153. Click here for the full pedigree of Lady Witbuik 153. Lady Witbuik 153 seems to be just as talented as her parents, as you can tell from her best results this year:

85th Nat. Perpignan   5,589 p. (and 36th Nat. hens)
87th Nat. St.-Vincent 3,714 p. (and 20th Nat. hens)

NL13-1219412 Euro Diamond Lady

Euro Diamond Lady, a granddaughter of Euro Diamond, won a 90th National Perpignan 5,589 pigeons and a 38th National hens. Her sire Euro Diamond is also the sire of Diamantje, which in turn became 1st International Ace Pigeon Perpignan 2010-2011. The youngsters and grandchildren of Son Euro Diamond have won for instance:

  7th Nat. Perpignan
 15th Nat. Pau
 21st Nat. Cahors
 23rd Nat. Pau
 23rd Nat. Cahors
 47th Nat. St.-Vincent
 76th Nat. Perpignan
 83rd Nat. Bordeaux
 90th Nat. Cahors
185th Nat. Barcelona

The dam of Euro Diamond Lady is a daughter of Barcelona Crack, which was 2nd National Ace Pigeon Barcelona 2007-2008 with the following results:

34th Nat. Barcelona 2008 11,484 p.
44th Nat. Barcelona 2007 12,612 p.

Click here for the full pedigree of Euro Diamond Lady.

NL13-1219324 Young Cahors

Another top class pigeon is Young Cahors. He had already won a 94th National Perpignan before winning an impressive 18th National Cahors 7,557 pigeons as a yearling last year. His sire is Young Jules, the sire of the following prize winners:

 1st International Ace Pigeon Perpignan 2010-2011
 7th Nat. Perpignan 5,409 p. (44th Int. Perpigan 15,756 p. and 4th Int. hens 3,464 p.)
18th Nat. Cahors 7,557 p.
76th Nat. Perpignan 5,607 p.

The dam of Young Cahors is Narbonne Special, a daughter of the 1st National Narbonne x the 11th National Narbonne. Click here for the full pedigree of Young Cahors.

A solid future

A lot has been said about the loft of Batenburg-Van de Merwe. The level of quality in the renowned Witbuik breed is hard to put into words, since the Witbuik racing birds have dominated the marathon competitions for years. Hugo has managed to merge the old bloodlines with a number of prize winners of the current generation of long distance pigeons, which has resulted in the creation of another highly renowned marathon breed. The talented yearlings that come from this combination will allow the loft from Klaaswaal to maintain its position as one of the leading long distance lofts in modern day pigeon racing.

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Nieuwe bomen in het huis? Very Happy

Groetjes van Esplechin.

proficiat Hugo met de prestaties grtj uit belgie

Anita & Hugo,
Na meer dan 10 jaar vriendschap volg ik het reilen en zeilen van jullie kolonie van nabij.
De logica zelve.
De trein terug op de rails, dat is nu reeds duidelijk.
De aanstormende jonge garde stak in 2015 al meermaals de neus aan het venster !
Er nu nog bij herhaling een TGV van maken is de uitdaging voor de komende jaren ...
Dat zal wel lukken hand in hand met het Pipa Elite Center.
Nogmaals gefeliciteerd !

Team BDS

is het ook mogelijk dat hugo en anita ook jonge melkers in het zadel helpen met wat duifjes en raad en daad ?. want wij hebben allemaal niet zo ne grote portemonee jammer genoeg anders had ik mijn zoontjes iets van het beste gekocht want krijgen doe je ze niet jammer genoeg.

Super pigeons, top loft in extremely long distance races!

good !