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Bengt Haeck - Ronse (BE) The ‘De Rauw-Sablon’-pigeons show the way to ‘national top’! - UPDATE

For the last few weeks we have loitered in the area of the Flemish Ardennes to make a number of loft reports… and we had resolved to use this opportunity to visit the… in pigeon terms… ‘youthful’ long distance revelation of the last few seasons… namely Bengt Haeck from Ronse.

There was therefore some climbing to be done again before we ended up in the ‘Rue des virgines’, where the colony of Bengt Haeck has found its home. Over the last few seasons we have… be it from a distance… closely followed the colony of Bengt. It was mentor Frans Sablon who alerted him to us 3 years ago, that he could be a new ‘long distance star in the making’… and we have learnt that the  ‘experienced eye’ of Frans is rarely wrong… so we started keeping a closer eye on the colony of Bengt Haeck. Especially once we got to know him personally, sometimes through parties and other happenings concerning the pigeon sport… and also later when Bengt committed himself to PiPa for placing the homecoming reports of the national races online.


Bengt, with his 32 years, belongs to the ‘young guild’ of pigeon fanciers… call it the ‘generation of the future’. Professionally he is a controller by the food safety agency (FAVV), and is therefore away from the house all day, on the road. Luckily he has found in his parents not only ‘supporters’ of the first hour, but much welcomed help in the practising of his chosen hobby, the pigeon sport. Helping to take care of the breeding pigeons, letting the youngsters out… training the widowers on time… these are important facets for which he can rely on the help of his parents… as a result of which Bengt is able to retain a strict routine and care system. All the things that are more or less necessary for achieving top performances in the pigeon sport! In addition he can also rely on the expert advice of Frans Sablon… the honourable ‘teacher’ who stands by with advice and help... on his way to the ‘top’. That Frans is well on his way to succeed in this mission as ‘kingmaker’… is reflected perfectly in the performances achieved over the last few seasons… whereby already 2 x 1° National Zone A has been won… in 2007 from Bourges, in 2009 from Montélimar! Let’s be honest… that is no ‘small beer’, and performances that open perspectives.

De Rauw-Sablon
When Bengt entered the pigeon sport he already had the preference for the ‘heavy work’… for the long distance. One day he decided, together with his father… to go in search of reinforcements for the long distance races. After thoroughly analyzing the national results, national championships etc…two names were high on their  wish list… those of Roger Meyvaert from Ertvelde (winner 1° Nat Ace pigeon) , and De Rauw-Sablon from Lebbeke (1° Nat Champion Long Distance KBDB ’01 and 2° Nat Ace pigeon Long Distance ’01). When it emerged that Roger Meyvaert didn’t have any youngsters at that moment… they ended up by the duo De Rauw-Sablon. In 2002 the first De Rauw-Sablon pigeons moved to Ronse… they were a hit immediately! Naturally they came into contact with Frans Sablon via these pigeons… and bonds of friendship were forged… and one thing led to another. Frans started to take more and more care of his ‘pupil’, and to guide him… if there was a problem or some doubts with the pigeons, or if advice was needed by the coupling… then the ‘teacher’ Frans was consulted. And who was better to ask for advice? Frans Sablon and Etienne De Rauw had already proven that they were ‘national top’ … and moreover, Frans knew his own De Rauw-Sablon strain better than anybody… a not to be sniffed at advantage for coupling and coaching the pigeons.  Frans revealed a little of the ‘racing system’ that Bengt would be advised to follow in the future… how he could best coach his aspiring long distance racers, and map out their ‘career’.. with an eye to building up a successful team of long distance racers with which he could complete the national racing calendar.

It was up to Bengt to put this all into practice in his own loft, to build up a stock of pigeons which could compete with the best up to national long distance. A mission which he accomplished perfectly, the performances over the last few seasons have proved it!


Perspectives for 2010 We are now a few years further … and Bengt has managed to breed a classy stock of pigeons. At the moment there are 20 breeding couples which reside in a sort of open aviary… ideal, due to the sun and oxygen which is available in abundance. Because of the connections with Frans Sablon… it will not surprise anybody to learn that the breeding loft by Bengt Haeck is built up with 85 to 90% of that golden De Rauw-Sablon blood… with direct descendants from all the breeding toppers of Frans Sablon with the lines of the ‘Limoges’, the ‘Dromer’, the ‘Goudklompje’, the ‘Smallen’, the ‘Marseille’ and ‘Bak 17’ Aelbrecht, the ‘Montélimar’ and the ‘Albi’… who doesn’t dream of owning such a treasure of ‘breeding gold’? This De Rauw-Sablon basis is replenished with pigeons from Freddy & Jacques Vandenheede and Gevaert-Van Schoorisse… and a few pigeons from the old stock built up with pigeons from the region of Ronse.

If there is one thing that Bengt Haeck has imprinted on his mind then it is… success in the pigeon sport is achieved with ‘quality’, not with the mass (read: ‘quantity’)! Take a good look at whom he holds as his example… the De Rauw-Sablon colony, they never raced with more than 24 widowers… Jules Mannaert idem ditto, Marcel Aelbrecht dominated the whole of Belgian for many years with his 19 widowers! Bengt started the 2010 sport season with 28 racing pigeons in widowhood. These haven’t bred before the season, only brooded twice. The first coupling always takes place during the 2° or 3° week of January whereby the pigeons brood for 10 days… after which the pigeons come together again for a second time between the 20th and 25th of march, and are once again allowed to brood for a few days. During that period there are also the first short training races, weather permitting. The pigeons are ‘never’ shown their hens prior to basketting, only their nest dish for a few minutes. An exception is sometimes made during the first weeks of the widowhood… for a fickle yearling… that hasn’t learned the game yet. Bengt sometimes dares to let such chaps see their hen for a few minutes before being basketted… but this is a once only occurrence, after that they have to know what to do. There is nothing spectacular about the feeding or coaching.. at the beginning of the week the pigeons are given ‘depurative Casaert’ , and towards the basketting they are fed up with the Mariman-mixtures  (Super Power and the racing mixture) with some added energetic. Medically, the advice of the veterinary surgeon is strictly followed… but whoever can keep ahead of  ‘trichomonas’, and keep the airways clear (although this largely depends on the loft, temperature and weather conditions)…  is on the right track says Bengt! Pigeons in optimal health and condition… and having the necessary ‘class’…  should perform. No arguing with that… although many fanciers have difficulty in seeing the lack of ‘class’ in their pigeons. They then look for the reason for their failure in the corner where it is least likely to be found! Now, there is no lack of ‘class’ and ‘quality’ in the lofts of Bengt Haeck, with the wealth of De Rauw-Sablon blood, for which Bengt could richly chose from in Lebbeke… by the golden breeding source of Frans Sablon… so as you could read earlier.

Every year 70 to 75 youngsters are ringed. These are darkened with an eye to the national races for youngsters… although Bengt adds… that the game with youngsters is not an aim in itself. What’s more, the attention for the youngsters dwindles somewhat into the background as the accent lies by the game with the old birds. Yet he tries to have a team ready for the first national race for youngsters from Bourges (at the end of July). It also offers the opportunity to test the young hens… and so discover a few top talents which can later prove their worth in the breeding loft… so as the ‘Tia’ and the ‘Mia’ from 2008 (see further by performance pigeons). Whoever has been following the national competitions over the last few seasons, will have noticed how certain colonies, from which their stock is mainly based on that noble De Rauw-Sablon blood… have left quite a mark on the national long distance happenings of our country. It would then be very surprising if somebody so as Bengt Haeck…  who built up his colony with quasi 90 % De Rauw-Sablon pigeons, and is then supported from a distance by a certain Frans Sablon himself… was not able to achieve top performances, with the same genre of pigeons! And admit it… during our visit we had the honour of holding nearly all the breeding and racing pigeons… there is real ‘top class’ there in Ronse! So as you can see and read… not the mass… but solid top quality to almost ‘perfect pigeons’ in the hand, and… exceptionally classy long distance racers and a wealth of upcoming long distance talent in the racing lofts! Let us get the papers and introduce you to the long distance clappers that are calling the shots at the moment:

-‘Super Frans’ B04-4389582 A 100% De Rauw-Sablon, in earlier days called the ‘Montluçon’. Is a son of the ‘Kleinen Dromer 376/02’ (son of the legendary ‘Dromer 519/99’ x ‘Sister Smallen 920/01) x ‘Mother Montluçon 491/03’ (coming out ‘Son Smallen 979/01’ x ‘Daughter Limoges 742/98’)… so a chap with 3 x ‘Dream Couple’, 2 x ‘Smallen’, and 1 x ‘Dromer’ in the pedigree… the nuclear, say the very best of the De Rauw-Sablon colony. This powerful long distance racer illustrated his enormous ‘class’ with verve and won:

’05 Argenton      174 YL    13
’06 Ecouen        520 old  3
’06 Montluçon     426 old  1
      D.H.      1.015 old birds  5
      CFW       3.747 old birds  13
      Intprov   7.459 old birds  15
’06 Chateauroux 1.699 old birds  102
      Intpro   11.526 old birds  168
’06 Argenton      122 old birds  6
      CFW       1.548 old birds  113
      Nat       3.735 old birds  268
’06 Chateauroux   247 old birds  8
      D.H.        452 old birds  14
’06 Limoges       532 old birds  45
      Zone A    5.804 old birds  458
      Nat      13.581 old birds  1336
      Zone A    3.066 Derby 232
’07 Montluçon     473 old birds  43
’08 Bourges     5.743 old birds  220
      Nat      19.084 old birds  1052
’08 Chateauroux 1.078 old birds  28
      Intprov   8.216 old birds  741
’09 Bourges CFW 8.508 old birds  457
      Nat      27.506 old birds  2075

-‘Kleine Dromer’ B03-4038485
Excellent pigeon and beautiful athlete out the ‘Papillon 949/97’, originating from Denis Van Der Beken (out the ‘Papillon’ x ‘1° Prov Cahors 1995’ De Smeyter-Restiaen) x ‘Het Dromerke 373/02’ (so as her name suggests, a daughter ‘Dromer 519/99’ De Rauw-Sablon x ‘Sister Smallen 920/01’). This ‘Kleine Dromer’ performed as follows:

’05 Argenton      155 old birds  3
      D.H.        290 old birds  4
      Nat       3.942 old birds  102
’06 Limoges     1.238 old birds  9
      CFW       3.411 old birds  11
      Zone A    5.804 old birds  26
      Nat      13.581 old birds  81
’06 Chateauroux 5.361 old birds  410    (10 June)
      Intprov  11.526 old birds  644
’06 Montluçon   3.747 old birds  291
      Intprov   7.459 old birds  513
’06 Chateauroux   247 old birds  12    (22 July)
      D.H.        452 old birds  18
’07 Dourdan       558 old birds  43
’07 Bourges       303 old birds  3
      Zone A    2.793 old birds  31
’07 Argenton      102 old birds  5
      Nat       5.001 old birds  310
’08 Bourges       588 old birds  4
      D.H.      1.833 old birds  15
      Zone A    5.472 old birds  52
      Nat      19.084 old birds  75

-‘Fernando’ B03-4038402
Was bred out the ‘Wringer 283/98’ (cock originating from De Smeyter-Van Overwaele) x the ‘Argentonske 646/98’ (also originating from De Smeyter-Van Overwaele out ‘Den 250/95’ Opsomer-Roman x ‘Argentonske 609/94’, winner 1° Argenton). This ‘Fernando’ distinguished himself with:

’05 Argenton      155 old birds  7
      D.H.        290 old birds  9
’06 Chateauroux 5.743 old birds  26
      Intprov  11.526 old birds  53
’06 Argenton      122 old birds  3
      Nat       3.735 old birds  175
’06 Montluçon   1.015 old birds  51
      CFW       3.747 old birds  158
      Intprov   7.459 old birds  256
’06 Limoges       532 old birds  27
      CFW       3.411 old birds  152
      Zone A    5.804 old birds  279
      Nat      13.581 old birds  812
’07 Bourges       250 old birds  1
      D.H.        897 old birds  1
      Zone A    3.024 old birds  1
      Nat      11.933 old birds  10
’08 Toury         477 old birds  9
’08 Bourges       588 old birds  12
      D.H.      1.833 old birds  26
      Zone A    5.472 old birds  94
      Nat      19.084 old birds  137
’08 Chateauroux 1.078 old birds  6
      Intprov   8.216 old birds  252

-‘Montélimar’ B06-4332208

Not only a pigeon with all the trimmings, but also a pedigree to make you lick your lips! He stems on father’s side from ‘Den Bengt 498/03, former top breeder in the lofts of Frans Sablon and brother of ‘Lucky 77’, the 1° Nat Ace pigeon Long Distance KBDB ’05 by Erik Limbourg (and son of ‘Brother Dromer 903/00’ x ‘Annelin 735/99’… a daughter ‘Dream Couple’) x the ‘Klein Cahorske 352/03’ (daughter of the 8° Nat Cahors 13.093 p., 4° Brive 250 p… the ‘Cahors 643/97’ x ‘Sister 2° Nat Ace pigeon Long Distance 2001’ 853/00… also a daughter ‘Dream Couple’ De Rauw-Sablon)! This ‘Montélimar’ has up until now performed as follows:

’07 Ecouen      399 YL    39
’07 Dourdan     329 YL    25
’07 Argenton    773 YL    60
’08 Limoges     467 old birds  54
      D.H.    1.175 old birds  162
      CFW     2.742 old birds  360
’08 Montluçon   339 old birds  33
’09 Montélimar  111 old birds  1
      Zone A  1.334 old birds  1
      CFW     3.738 old birds  20
      Nat     8.232 old birds  32    etc

-‘Galaxy’ B06-4332244
Son of the ‘Great Galaxy 496/03’, bought as an egg from De Rauw-Sablon (out the ‘Blauwe Freddy 253/01’ x ‘Daughter Limoges 805/00’, winner 30° Nat Bourges 36.506 p.) x ‘the Dromerke 373/02’, a super breeding hen (and daughter of the world famous ‘Dromer 519/99’ x ‘Sister Smallen 920/01’).. This ‘Galaxy has performed as follows:

’07 Chateauroux 212 YL    4
      CFW     3.969 YL    34
      Intprov 8.218 YL    70
’07 Bourges     109 YL    3
      CFW     2.741 YL    175
      Nat     9.021 YL    605
’08 Vierzon     747 old birds  48
      D.H.    1.690 old birds  90
      Intpro 11.391 old birds  461
’08 Montluçon   339 old birds  18
      Intprov 7.302 old birds  639
’08 Limoges     467 old birds  9
      CFW     2.742 old birds  35
      Zone A  5.549 old birds  124
      Nat    11.995 old birds  234
      Zone A  3.166 Derby 82
      Nat     6.016 Derby 140
’09 Montélimar  111 old birds  9
      Zone A  1.334 old birds  87
’09 OrangeCFW 2.543 old birds  220
      Nat     5.237 old birds  412    etc

-‘Keyno’ B07-4233763
A 100% De Rauw-Sablon pigeon, bred out the ‘Blauwe Frans 768/05’, a direct Frans Sablon (out ‘Son Limoges 497/04’ x ‘Bont Goudklompje 442/03’… daughter of  the capital breeding couple ‘Dromer’ x ‘Goudklompje’) x ‘Grote Tom-hen 486/03’, a direct De Rauw-Sablon (out a son ‘Limoges’, being ‘Brother Cracksken 554/99 x ‘Tom hen 891/99). This ‘Keyno’ leaves no doubt to his enormous class with:

’08 Chateauroux 559 YL    3
      D.H.    1.007 YL    6
      Intprov 4.611 YL    20
’08 Issoudun    402 YL    5
      D.H.    1.073 YL    10
      Intprov 5.815 YL    72
’08 Limoges     562 YL    23
      D.H.    1.352 YL    55
      Zone A  7.823 YL    256
      Nat    16.012 YL    843
’09 Bourges     826 old birds  50
      CFW     8.508 old birds  167
      Nat    27.506 old birds  957
’09 Chateauroux 581 old birds  6
      CFW     5.230 old birds  78
      Intpro 10.198 old birds  107
’09 Montluçon   347 old birds  1
       D.H.   1.006 old birds  30
’09 Limoges     419 old birds  11
       D.H.   1.112 old birds  29
       CFW    2.933 old birds  17
       Nat   11.869 old birds  326
       Zone A 2.941 Derby 143
       Nat    6.138 Derby 199    
’09 Souillac    698 old birds  5
       CFW    2.021 old birds  19
       Zone A 3.290 old birds  16
       Nat    7.597 old birds  51
       Zone A 2.941 old birds  143

-‘Cavendish’ B06-4332209
Once again a product from 2 direct De Rauw-Sablon pigeons… with as father the ‘Blue Top breeder 490/03’, already father of the 2 best youngsters in ’05, and the best 2-year olds in 2008… (coming out ‘Son Smallen 979/01’ x ‘Daughter Limoges 742/98’) x ‘Klein Tommeke 460/03’ (out a ‘Soon Limoges’, the ‘Brother Cracksken 554/99 x ‘Tom-hen 891/99’)! The following performances shine in the honours list of the ‘Cavendish’:

’07 Momignies     45 old birds  1
’07 Toury        446 YL    19
’07 Bourges DH 2.269 YL    18
’07 Argenton     773 YL    16
       D.H.    1.737 YL    46
       Intprov 7.353 YL    524
’08 Souillac     283 old birds  8
       Zone A  3.625 old birds  31
       Nat     7.315 old birds  230
’08 Vierzon      747 old birds  30
       D.H.    1.690 old birds  68
       Intpro 11.391 old birds  366
’08 Brive        531 old birds  36
       Zone A  4.381 old birds  345
’08 Argenton     157 old birds  9
       Zone A  1.060 old birds  65
’08 Limoges      467 old birds  59
       Nat    11.995 old birds  1981
’09 Etampes      688 old birds  39
’09 Bourges DH 2.435 old birds  139
       CFW     8.508 old birds  225
       Nat    27.506 old birds  1230
’09 Montélimar   111 old birds  3
       Zone A  1.334 old birds  20
       Nat     8.232 old birds  264    etc…

-‘Lance’ B07-4233706
Half-brother of ‘Cavendish’… as son of top breeder ‘Mika 454/06’,  a direct Frans Sablon (out ‘Grandson Marseille 735/05’ x ‘Daughter Limoges 484/04’) x ‘Klein Tommeke 460/03’… he won:

’08 Chateauroux 559 YL    17
       D.H.   1.007 YL    68
       Intpro 4.611 YL    323
’08 Limoges   1.352 YL    213
       CFW    2.856 YL    449
       Nat   16.012 YL    2849
’08 Bourges     441 YL    33
       CFW    5.178 YL    411
       Nat   16.771 YL    1293
’09 Brive       510 old birds  17
       D.H.   1.481 old birds  39
       CFW    5.343 old birds  60
       Nat   17.456 old birds  490
’09 Cahors      561 old birds  96
       CFW    2.486 old birds  244
       Nat    7.347 old birds  1045
’09 Limoges     419 old birds  7
       D.H.   1.112 old birds  21
       CFW    2.933 old birds  12
       Zone A 5.109 old birds  133
       Nat   11.869 old birds  187
       Zone A 2.941 Derby 87
       Nat    6.138 Derby 117    etc…


-‘Oscar’ B07-4233740

’08 Toury       217 YL    2
’08 Limoges     562 YL    8
       D.H.   1.352 YL    21
       CFW    5.178 YL    166
       Zone A 7.823 YL    73
       Nat   16.012 YL    336
’08 Chateauroux 559 YL    58
’08 Montluçon   339 old birds  27
’08 Argenton    714 old birds  58       
’08 Bourges     441 YL    16
       D.H.     995 YL    35
       CFW    5.178 YL    166
       Zone A 3.921 YL    165
       Nat   16.771 YL    549
’09 Etampes     688 old birds  41
’09 Cahors      561 old birds  54
       CFW    2.486 old birds  129
       Nat    7.347 old birds  558
’09 Limoges     419 old birds  33
       D.H.   1.112 old birds  71
       CFW    2.933 old birds  69
       Nat   11.869 old birds  801
       Nat    6.138 Derby 474    etc…

-‘Contador’ B06-4332254
Son of ‘Den As 160/98’, self 3° Ace pigeon BDS Middle Distance ’01 with a.o. 1° St-Witz 712 p., 1° La Souterraine 355 p., 1° La Souterraine 287 p., 1° La Souterraine 284 p…etc. (coming out the ‘Bourges 344/94’ x ‘Blue Topkweekster 659/94’ originating from De Smeyter-Restiaen) x ‘Bont Goudklompje 442/03’, a direct De Rauw-Sablon (out the titanic couple ‘Den Dromer 519/99’ x ‘Goudklompje 874/98)… this ‘Contador’ won:

’07 Chateauroux 564 YL    29
       D.H.   1.378 YL    69
       Intpr  3.857 YL    239
’07 Bourges   2.269 YL    230
’08 Vierzon     747 old birds  40
       Intpr 11.391 old birds  410
’08 Bourges   4.400 old birds  391
       Nat   11.875 old birds  1241
’08 Chateauroux 369 old birds  15
       Intpro 3.484 old birds  106
’09 Etampes     688 old birds  10
’09 Bourges     826 old birds  16
       D.H.   2.435 old birds  29
       CFW    8.508 old birds  42
       Nat   27.506 old birds  318
’09 Chateauroux 581 old birds  17
       Intpr 10.198 old birds  325
’09 Montluçon   347 old birds  20
’09 Vichy       111 old birds  7
       CFW    2.372 old birds  243

-‘Sastre’ B07-4233704
Is on mother’s side family of ‘Contador’… he comes out the ‘Smallen 362/02’, a De Rauw-Sablon (coming out ‘Brother Smallen’ 847/00’ x the wondrous ‘Goudklompje 874/98’) x the ‘Superke 099/01’ (out the ‘Bourges 344/94’ x ‘Blue Topkweekster659/94’, originating from De Smeyter-Restiaen).

’07 Dourdan     267 youngsters 2
’08 Issoudun    402 YL    31
       D.H.   1.073 YL    51
       Intpro 5.815 YL    310
’08 Limoges     562 YL    34
       Zone A 7.823 YL    417
       Nat   16.012 YL    1215
’09 Issoudun    330 old birds  2
       D.H      666 old birds  2
       Intpro 4.478 old birds  5    etc

-‘The Kid’ B08-4246128
Full brother of ‘Cavendish’… and so a 100% De Rauw-Sablon, out the ‘Blue Topkweker 490/03’ x ‘Klein Tommeke 460/03’. He was a promising yearling with, included in his honours list:

’09 Etampes     212 YL    10
’09 Chateauroux 852 YL    41
       D.H.   1.545 YL    50
       Intpro 7.871 YL    128
’09 Argenton    817 YL    37
       Zone A 8.935 YL    326
       Nat   21.092 YL    1474
’09 Limoges     585 YL    44
       CFW    3.391 YL    228
       Nat   16.893 YL    1330 etc


-‘Mia’ B08-4246180
Half-sister of ‘Contador’… because her father is also the ‘Den As 160/98’… this time coupled with ‘Kimmeke 286/06’,  a direct Frans Sablon (out the ‘Inbreed Smallen 703/04’ x ‘Sister Goudklompje 081/00’)… a formidable breeding line, and this ‘Mia’ also proved this with performances so as:

’08 Toury          484 youngsters 20
’08 Toury          474 youngsters 50
’08 La Souterraine 453 youngsters 18
       Zone A    7.118 youngsters 86
       Nat      21.258 youngsters 1873
’08 Gueret         235 youngsters 9
       Zone A    5.166 youngsters 311
       Nat      14.784 youngsters 1602

-‘Tia’ B08-4246179
Very strong hen as a youngster! She is a daughter of the ‘Wipstaartje 452/03’, a powerful racing and breeding pigeon (self 19° Semi-Nat Chateauroux 11.526 p., 12° Prov Chateauroux 5.361 p, 3° Dourdan 321 p…) and full brother of ‘Sastre’ (so out the ‘Smallen 362/02’ x the ‘Superke 099/01’) x ‘Tortura Libertine 003/05’, a Vandenheede pigeon  (daughter of the 19° Nat La Souterraine 13.708 p., 31° Nat Argenton 17.010 p., 268° Nat Bourges 40.471 p.: the ‘Liberty 312/02’ x ‘La Tortura 025/02’). This top racing hen ‘Tia’ performed as follows:

’08 La Souterraine 453 youngsters 1
       Zone A    7.118 youngsters 2
       Nat      21.258 youngsters 512
’08 Argenton       548 youngsters 3
       D.H.      1.255 youngsters 4
       Zone A    8.277 youngsters 31
       Nat      25.583 youngsters 358
’08 Gueret         235 youngsters 13
       Zone A    5.166 youngsters 471
       Nat      14.784 youngsters 2170

It is clear that Bengt Haeck has taken good notice of the ‘good advice’ and ‘planning’ from  his teacher Frans Sablon. Just like by De Rauw-Sablon self, but also by their immediate friends so as Marcel Aelbrecht and Jules Mannaert… the ‘quality’ came to the surface and their sublime long distance performances achieved with a minimum number of pigeons… but then with ‘real class’! The quality is also rising to the surface by Bengt, and the pigeons have to produce noble honours lists in order to be allowed to remain for the winter… and/or later earn their place in the breeding loft! Bengt doesn’t participate with the ‘mass’ either… but only with pigeons that are worth the predicate ‘top pigeon’. It is exactly there where the strength of the colonies of bosom friends De Rauw-Sablon, Aelbrecht and Mannaert were based…  and where Bengt now not only uses as an example, but… so as the above chain of top class pigeons and performance lists clarify… that they are ready to follow in the footsteps of these ‘creators’ of the world pedigree De Rauw-Sablon. We wish this sympathetic youthful pigeon fanatic all the best! Carry on the good work Bengt!

The performances from 2009 at a glance

09/5 Etampes     688 old birds  10-39-41-49-68-73-80… (15/17)
                 344 YL    27-32-36-70-97 (5/8)
23/5 Etampes     330 old birds  2-18-34-107 (4/8)
                 392 YL    2-15-23-74-83 (5/8)
23/5 Bourges     826 old birds  16-50-74-77-106-226-253 (7/9)
       Zone A  7.394 old birds  212-547-684-707-995-1847 (6/9)
       CFW     8.508 old birds  42-167-225-238-457-1208-1444-2559 (8/9)
       Nat    27.506 old birds  318-957-1230-1286-2075-4728-5554 (7/9)
30/5 Issoudun    330 old birds  2 (3)
       Intprov 4.478 old birds  5 (3)
06/6 Chateauroux 581 old birds  6-17-41 (3/5)
       D.H.    1.362 old birds  28-74-124 (3/5)
       CFW     5.230 old birds  78-225-363-1737 (4/5)
       Intpro 10.198 old birds  107-325-552 (3/5)
06/6 Montélimar  111 old birds  1-3-9 (3/4)
       Zone A  1.334 old birds  1-20-87 (3/4)
       Nat     8.232 old birds  34-264-1163 (3/4)
13/6 Cahors      148 old birds  16-34 (2/2)
       CFW     2.486 old birds  129-244 (2/2)
       Zone A  2.310 old birds  336 (2)
       Nat     7.347 old birds  558-1045 (2/2)
16/6 Chateauroux 852 YL    20-41-57-175-264 (5/6)
       D.H.    1.545 YL    23-50-69-302-515 (5/6)
       Intprov 7.871 YL    36-128-185-1363 (4/6)
21/6 Montluçon   347 old birds  1-6-20-66 (4/7)
       D.H.    1.006 old birds  38-68-153-325 (4/7)
26/6 Orange       55 old birds  3-6-13 (3/4)
       CFW     2.543 old birds  220-341-689 (3/4)
       Nat     5.237 old birds  412-658 (2/4)
04/7 Limoges     419 old birds  7-11-34-77 (4/4)
       CFW     2.933 old birds  12-17-69-178 (4/4)
       Zone A  5.109 old birds  133-231-522-1102 (4/4)
       Nat    11.869 old birds  187-326-801-1790 (4/4)
       Zone A  2.163 2-Ja  87-142-313-635 (4/4)
       Nat     6.138 2-Ja  117-199-474-991 (4/4)
11/7 Jarnac      158 old birds  4 (1/1)
       CFW     2.262 old birds  110 (1/1)
18/7 Souillac    326 old birds  4 (1/6)
       CFW     2.021 old birds  19-554-599 (3/6)
       Nat     7.597 old birds  51 (1/6)
 

A selection of the ‘Highlights’ from the previous seasons ’06-‘07-‘08

10/06/06    Chateauroux L.L. (463 km) 818 p.    16-36-46-68-86-179-180 (7/12)
10/06/06    Chateauroux D.H.         1699 p.    14-41-49-73-102-256-257-482-544 (9/12)
10/06/06    Chateauroux CFW          5361 p.    12-37-49-76-113-410-412-1000-1208-1445 (10/12)
10/06/06    Chateauroux Intpro.     11526 p.    19-53-71-111-168-644-647-1660-2033-2503 (10/12)
24/06/06    Montluçon L.L. (499 km)   426 p.    1-26-50-53-93-95-128 (7/12)
24/06/06    Montluçon D.H.           1015 p.    5-51-92-104-194-196-264-318 (8/12)
24/06/06    Montluçon CFW            3747 p.    13-158-264-291-506-513-686-859 (8/12)
24/06/06    Montluçon Intpro.        7459 p.    15-256-466-513-926-937-1270-1613 (8/12)
22/07/06    Chateauroux L.L.          247 p.    8-11-12-17-29-32-33-34-47-58 (10/12)
22/07/06    Chateauroux D.H.          452 p.    14-17-18-29-50-58-60-61-94-119 (10/12)
25/05/07    Bourges L.L.              109 yls   3 (1/1)
25/05/07    Bourges L.L.              250 p.    1-12-15-25-38 (5/9)
25/05/07    Bourges D.H.              679 yls   48 (1/1)
25/05/07    Bourges D.H.              897 p.    1-101-114-173-255 (5/9)
25/05/07    Bourges CFW              2741 yls   175 (1/1)
25/05/07    Bourges CFW              3553 p.    4-270-318-590-889 (5/9)
25/05/07    Bourges Zone           2239 yls   57 (1/1)
25/05/07    Bourges Zone           3024 p.    1-118-141-296-517 (5/9)
25/05/07    Bourges National       9021  yls   605 (1/1)
25/05/07    Bourges National       11933 p.    10-925-1076-1958 (4/9)
02/06/07    Bourges D.H.             2269 p.    18-23-133-230-366-370-549 (7/7)
24/05/08    Bourges Club (416 km)   588 Old birds  4-12-46 (3/4)
24/05/08    Bourges D.H.             1833 Old birds  15-26-122 (3/4)
24/05/08    Bourges CFW              5743 Old birds  15-26-220-1770 (4/4)
24/05/08    Bourges Zone           5472 Old birds  52-94-617 (3/4)
24/05/08    Bourges National       19084 Old birds  75-137-1052 (3/4)
31/05/08    Issoudun Club           402 yls   5-31-43-48-59-60-68-73-120 (9/14)
31/05/08    Issoudun D.H.            1073 yls   10-51-70-81-106-107-134-149-242-297 (10/14)
31/05/08    Issoudun Interpro.       5815 yls   72-310-397-493-669-679-832-905-1336 (9/14)
21/06/08    Montluçon Club (495 km) 339 Old birds  18-27-33-43-61-82-83 (7/7)
21/06/08    Montluçon D.H.           1007 Old birds  98-134-152-187-250-329-333 (7/7)
21/06/08    Montluçon CFW            4028 Old birds  349-504-565-702-958-1260-1274 (7/7)
21/06/08    Montluçon Interpro.      7302 Old birds  639-946-1062-1346-1817 (5/7)
12/07/08    Limoges Club            562 yls   8-23-33-34-41-85-90-134 (8/10)
12/07/08    Limoges D.H.             1352 yls   21-55-79-83-104-205-213-313 (8/10)
12/07/08    Limoges CFW              2856 yls   91-184-243-246-284-435-449-621 (8/10)
12/07/08    Limoges Zone           7823 yls   73-256-399-417-520-1189-1252 (7/10)
12/07/08    Limoges National       16012 yls   336-843-1178-1215-1460-2738-2849 (7/10)

'Montelimar' (1° Nat Zone A in 2009).

Comments

proficiat beste sportvriend je prestaties mogen gezien worden zeer knappe resultaten doe zo verder groeten marc Very Happy

prachtige resultaten met een minimum aan duiven,proficiat.