Aerens Daniël, "Winner of 1st National Orange 7.600 pigeons (2005)"

Dr Carlo Gyselbrecht & Daniel Aerens

It is not the first time Daniel Aerens has a great performance like this. The last years Daniel Aerens performed excellent on national level, especially on the long distance races. In the beginning of the nineties he won 1st Provincial Barcelona, a 1st Provincial Limoges, and he became 1st Provincial Long Distance Champion East Flanders… During the nineties Daniel Aerens continued to improve his succeses. He also purchased more pigeons, especially for the long distance races, he went to Jos Vanden Broucke, Wielsbeke and also bought original Van der Wegen-pigeons from Steenbergen. In this way this colony grew out to one of the best extreme long distance colonies of the country. The highpoint of his career came in 2002 where he won almost everything possible to win :

*** GOLDEN FRAME 2002 ***
1e Champion of Belgium ‘Long Distance'
1e West European Super Marathon (WESM)
1e Europacup
1e Champion Long Distance Entente Belge
1e Champion Royal Belgian Flying Club ‘Long & Extreme long distance'
1e Champion ‘Long & Extrem long distance' Union et Liberté Gent
Winner ‘Silver Wing' Brugse Barcelona Club

In 2003 Daniel Aerens continued on the same level and succeeded to win 67% prizes on national level ( per 4 ). His first 5 pigeons on Barcelona ( 5 toppigeons by the way ) were also his first 5 pigeons on San Sebastian. Daniel was the one and only belgian that succeeded to do this. The BLAUWE BARCELONA 448/99 won 1e in the club Barcelona 217 pigeons, and 31e Nat 11.806 pigeons.
He won also 1e + 2e Provincial Perpignan hens (259 d.) and Intnat 3.934 d. 24e + 38e prijs in 2003. The Provinciale winner immediately moved to the breeding loft ; the hen that won the second price provincial won in 2004, the year afterwards, the first national Montélimar hens ( 616 hens ). A week afterwards Daniel almost won another national race, but became 2nd on the national Pau race (1st in the club ). Like you see, this is not just the first the best fancier.

From the this same lines from the 1e National Montélimar, and the 2e National Pau , comes the national winner of Orange 2005 against 7600 pigeons. It is a red cock with the rignumber 4033136/03, now called the ‘ORANGE'.

PIGEON : 4033136/03 THE ‘ORANGE'
Won in 2005 already :
04/6 Chateauroux 135 d. 3
11/6 Chateauroux 137 d. 7
02/7 Orange National 7.600 d. 1

He is son of one of the best racing pigeons in the loft of Daniel Aerens, « De 678 » , this one won :
In 1994 : Limoges Nat. 18.608 d. 2571
In 1995 : Brive Nat 21.390 d. 2654 - Limoges Nat 9.222 d. 646
In 1996 : Brive Nat 16.560 d. 460 - Cahors Nat 9.043 d. 737 - Montauban Nat 4.743 d. 222 - Narbonne Nat 6.092 d. 1473
In 1997 : Brive Nat 20.611 d. 3018 - Cahors Nat 9.070 d. 383 - Montauban Nat 7.352 d. 84 - Narbonne Nat 6.021 d. 1290
This “678” is a brother of different topracers, also from ‘140-Hen' that won 1e Barcelona in the club. 



V : 4590320/86



Super Blauwen


V: 4160348/88



Zwarte Pau

M : 4522546/86




V : 4300678/93



“De 678”


V : 3300194/84





M : 3367256/92



Schoon Blauw

M : 3300311/85


Zus 2 x 1e Nat. Argenton



Rechtstreeks Norman N&F




V :4368582/82



Stamvader RODEN


V : 4522657/85



1e Prijs Argenton

M : 4368688/82



Stammoeder ‘KLEINE'

M : 4119905/93



ROOD Duivin


V : 3083716/83



Broer ‘Dikke Angouleme'


M : 3089624/89



Jos Vd Broucke-duivin

M : 3084718/84


Moeder 2 x 1e Barcelona

Halfzus ‘Didi'

The ORANGE 136/03 was first nominated for this race and in this way he did not blame his boss that put so much confidence in him. Was it a sign of top condition or not, the fact is that this cock in the last days before basketting tried to do everything to enter his box, that was closed…
He was prepared in a traditional way like it is done yearly in the loft of Daniel Aerens :
As preparation on the new season the racing pigeons are coupled around. They grow a couple youngsters, but when the hen started to lay a new egg, the egg is taken away immediately, this to avoid the early loosing of the feather. Daniel prefers to keep the hens with the cocks to grow the youngsters, because the cocks already started to do their tranining races. When the hen races Dourdan for the 1st time ( 300 km ), they are with big youngsters ; those youngsters are removed, in that way the cocks can start widowship racing when they get home. This is a system Daniel learned from Anton & Lucie Van der Wegen, which proved to be good on the extreme long distance races. With this system we want to have the hens in top condition for the end of june (first important race :International Pau). If you want to read more about the system of Daniel Aerens, you can consult the other report that is on PIPA.
This system proves to be very succesful, in 2005 :
9 pigeons basketted for Orange, he won 5 prizes next to the national winner. On the Barcelona race Daniel basketted 17 pigeons ; during our visit the 10th pigeon in the Aerens loft arrived already, it was the 54th price in the club against 195 pigeons. This pigeon arrived around 20h20.
Congratulations from the whole pipa team !