Last weekend Wilson and his wife Lydie proved that they have a really strong and versatile collection of long distance racing pigeons. Jordy and New Ace, two of their greatest stars, were sold to an Asian fancier in the last few seasons. In most lofts this would be a serious loss and it would greatly influence the performance of that loft. In fact some fanciers might not be able to reach that level of performance ever again. This is not the case for the pigeon loft of Wilson Dekens, which does not seem to be affected at all by this loss of top quality pigeons: there is an excellent team of young birds ready to take the place of the (aforementioned) first and sixth national ace pigeon long distance KBDB. They have the qualities to equal (or even better) their list of achievements.
So the fancier from Zingem did not have to wait long for a new success, although he did not have a trouble free start to the season. On 4 May the old birds raced their first middle distance flight from Angerville. Due to continuous bad weather and weather forecasts the entire group of racing pigeons stayed at home on 11 May and Wilson only wanted to basket four pigeons for the race from Vierzon, which is regarded as an important test for the national from Limoges. All pigeons except for the Vierzon birds were basketed for Bourges after a three week recovery period and the results from Bourges were great. This was the first sign of the team’s great fitness. Wilson was hopeful and he decided to basket 12 birds for Limoges (four from Vierzon and eight from Bourges) and they achieved an impressive 9 out of 12 at provincial level (five pigeons per ten). Last weekend three racing pigeons were selected to race from Montélimar and they achieved an impressive local, provincial and zonal victory! The last few weeks have shown us that the Wilson Dekens pigeons feel at home in bad weather conditions, with great results in the races from Bourges, Limoges and Montélimar. These are extra strong long distance pigeons and the Monti (BE10-4031613) was the first of them to win a top prize in 2013: a provincial and zonal victory from Montélimar. This is his list of achievements and his pedigree:
In 2011: Angerville 436 p. 30 Vierzon Prov. 4,366 p. 300 Châteauroux 6,148 p. 223 Zone 10,587 p. 587 Nat. 25,263 p. 1,072 Argenton Prov. 4,948 p. 235 Zone 8,000 p. 423 Nat. 19,782 p. 817 In 2012: Pont 252 p. 19 Vierzon Prov. 5,893 p. 126 Perpigan Nat. 6,661 p. 1,485 In 2013: Bourges 284 p. 85 Montélimar Prov. 741 p. 1 Zone 803 p. 1 Nat. 5,952 p. 9
He is a son of Zwarten Sterken paired to Geschelpt Brinkman BE07-4351153. These are both grandchildren of the outstanding stock dam of Wilson Dekens, the Goed Geschelpt BE03-4210983. Goed Geschelpt is for instance the dam of Jordy and the great-grandmother of New Ace.
-Zwarten Sterken BE07-4046731
In 2008: Vierzon Prov. 2,003 p. 121 I.Prov. 5,076 p. 202 St.-Vincent I 1,581 p. 349 Nat. 8,393 p. 1,936 St.-Vincent II 145 p. 9 Prov. 1,448 p. 66 Nat. 7,356 p. 270 I.Nat. 8,612 p. 304 In 2009 : Châteauroux 467 p. 25 Prov. 3,840 p. 94 Barcelona Prov. 2,395 p. 192 Nat. 13,502 p. 1,024 I.Nat. 27,669 p. 2,259 In 2010: Blois Prov. 2,595 p. 83 Vierzon Prov. 7,030 p. 105 Montauban 116 p. 1 Prov. 1,291 p. 5 Zone 2,597 p. 10 Nat. 6,654 p. 13 Tarbes I.Nat. 15,035 p. 2,778 In 2011: Blois Prov. 3,600 p. 44 Pau Nat. 2,279 p. 185 I.Nat 8,555 p. 741 Perpignan 185 p. 25 Nat. 5,591 p. 709 I.Nat. 15,192 p. 1,973 In 2012: Limoges Nat. 13,781 p. 957 Montauban Prov. 1,383 p. 206 Nat. 6,822 p. 864
This is without doubt a very strong family of long distance pigeons and they have demonstrated their qualities with quite a few other excellent results and top prizes as well, some of which deserve special mention: the partnership Van Driessche-Boone won the second international prize from Narbonne 2012 with a long distance pigeon that was bred from a brother of Monti! Another brother of Monti won 96th Nat. Narbonne against 6,933 pigeons and 109th International Narbonne against 11,000 pigeons. A full brother of Zwarten Sterken won 65th national against 6,933 pigeons and 73th international against 11,000 pigeons in that same race from Narbonne! This is a pigeon family you can count on. They are capable of winning top results at the long distance, both at national and international level.
The results of the last three weeks have shown that the pigeons of Wilson Dekens are in high spirits this season. Wilson can look forward to the great classics from Cahors, Montauban etc. with great confidence. Many congratulations Wilson and Lydie!
The achievements of 2013 up to now
04/5 Angerville 365 old birds: 9-12-30-53-54-55-68-75-89… (15/32) 18/5 Vierzon Prov 6,420 old birds: 21-480-1115 (3/4) 25/5 Bourges Prov 3,470 old birds: 18-39-40-84-146-195-267-282-283-317-359-388-412-441-538-575… (20/28) 01/6 Limoges Prov 3,610 old birds: 126-201-252-291-318-437-527-751-777 (9/12) 08/6 Montélimar Loc 49 old birds: 1-6-17 (3/3) Prov 741 p.: 1-76 (2/3) Nat Zone A 803 p.: 1-121 (2/3) Nat 5,952 p.: 9-470 (2/3)