It appears the Van den Berghe pigeon family is set for the future, as Prinses Gloria managed to add another national victory to his palmares after an already outstanding 2013 season. We can tell that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in this loft: Prinses Gloria is a daughter of Gloria, 2nd nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB long distance 2013. Click here to reread the story behind his national victory from Guéret in 2014.
A Gaby Vandenabeele fan
It is no secret that Bert Van den Berghe is quite a Vandenabeele enthusiast. You can tell from his best yearlings of 2014 that he has no reason to doubt the value of the Vandenabeele breed. Bert combines his direct Vandenabeele birds with some of the best of F&J Vandenheede, Rudi De Saer, Geert Vanrenterghem, Etienne Meirlaen, Jan Hooymans, Team Freddy De Jaeger, Johan & Gaby Demeulemeester, etc.
BE13-4186032 - 7th Nat. Limoges
The '032' is a grandson of Vandenabeele’s Bliksem. The sire of the ‘032’ is 'Returned Bliksem', a top class breeder and grandfather of Baert-Debusschere’s 1st nat. Tulle 2014. He is also related to the line of Lucky 85 (1st nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB long distance 2006) from his mother’s side. Click here for the pedigree of BE13-4186032.
The 032 has won several more prizes in 2014:
Limoges Nat 7 - 6,907 yearlings Bourges Nat 418 - 24,019 yearlings Poitiers Nat 516 - 14.049 yearlings Arras Club 6 - 119 yearlings Clermont Club 12 - 191 yearlings
BE13-4186067 - 82 Nat. Limoges
The sire of '067' is De Verdwaalden, in turn a grandson of Bliksem. He is also related to Bliksem from his mother’s side, combined with the Zorro line of Norman. Click here for the pedigree of BE13-4186067.
Both the sire and the dam of '043' are grandchildren of Bliksem. You can tell from his pedigree that the 043 is an inbred pigeon both to Bliksem and Wittenbuik, two of Vandenabeele's world class breeding birds. Click here for the pedigree of BE13-4186043.
This is the palmares of the 043:
Poitiers Nat 77 - 14,094 yearlings Brive NatZ 43 - 1,660 yearlings Vierzon Prov 139 - 3,848 yearlings Angerville Club 14 - 320 yearlings Fontenay Club 5 - 109 yearlings
National top results of 2012-2014
1st National Guéret 9,815 yearlings 1st National Agen 5,507 old birds 2nd National Libourne 6,658 old birds 3rd National Libourne 7,957 yearlings 3rd National Poitiers 13,135 yearlings 4th National Libourne 7,957 yearlings 4th National Limoges 14,271 old birds 7th National Limoges 6,907 yearlings 8th National Châteauroux 15,902 yearlings 8th National Limoges 14,271 old birds 11th National Limoges 6,907 yearlings 14th National Châteauroux 15,902 old birds 15th National Bourges 31,719 young birds
Bert Van den Berghe and his loft manager Wim Dewitte have managed to create a nationally renowned pigeon loft in a short period of time. We think they will be able to stay at the top for quite some time, given the level of quality in this pigeon loft!