Caretaker Gerard Boesveld flanked by Hans and Evert-Jan Eijerkamp
A lot has been said about the loft of Hans and Evert-Jan, which has been achieving great results at national and international level for many years. 2015 has been another highly successful season. Their Heremans-Ceusters champions, the old Janssen breed and the renowned Van Loon bloodline are still the leading names in pigeon racing today. They continue to show their value on a weekly basis, both at home and in lofts in The Netherlands and abroad. It would be impossible to discuss all major achievements in recent seasons, but we will take a look at some of the highlights.
Top results 2015
Hans and Evert-Jan won the following prizes in 2015:
13x 1st prize in District IJssel 12x 2nd prize in District IJssel 8x 1st prize in Regio 4 GOU 5x 2nd prize in Regio 4 GOU 3x 1st prize in GOU South 3x fastest Province 8 GOU (2500 members) 14 Teletext prizes
Some of their best results:
NPO Bourges 620 km 3,612 p.: 1-11-16-33-51-75-96-98-etc. (25/38) and 1st Prov. 8 of 6,194 pigeons Soissons 362 km 5,392 p.: 1-2-8-15-20-22-24-25-40-57-etc. (50/80) and 1st and 2nd Prov. 8 of 14,630 pigeons Gien 551 km 2,576 p.: 1-3-5-7-18-21-26-30-31-32-40-etc. (35/45) Chateaudun 564 km 2,039 p.: 1-2-4-5-15-16-22-28-33-34-36-37-etc. (27/38) Quievrain 255 km 1,309 p.: 1-4-7-11-16-22-23-24-25-etc. (18/20) Soissons 356 km 1,249 p.: 1-3-8-10-12-51-60-63-etc. (33/58) Quievrain 255 km 1,052 p.: 1-5-6-7-39-49-59-etc. (12/18) Tongeren 152 km 2,572 p.: 1-3-4-11-12-14-16-17-18-19-etc. (79/196) Argenton 699 km 108 p.: 1-2-3-5-6-7-8-9-10-etc. (15/29) and 1st Prov. 8 of 499 pigeons St.Quentin 322 km 3,657 p.: 1-2-5-6-15-16-23-25-27-28-29-etc. (88/127) Asse Zellik 189 km 1,874 p.: 1-2-3-4-6-7-8-9-10-13-14-19-etc. (61/143) Feluy 220 km 547 p.: 1-3-4-8-10-11-12-13-16-etc. (30/47) Chateauroux 666 km 400 p.: 1-2-3-4-5-8-10-20-21-26-etc. (18/35
Most of the pigeons that are responsible for this impressive list of achievements would be worth taking a closer look at but we will only focus on those that have played a key role in winning the different championship titles in the district, region, or province.
This Eijerkamp-Janssen hen has really played a pivotal role this season. Her sire was 1st Olympiad Pigeon in Poznan (Poland), and her dam originates from the 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon WHZB 2008. Click here to learn more about Honda’s pedigree. Honda was 2nd Ace Pigeon old birds in Province 8 already in 2014, and she added the following titles to her palmares in 2015:
1st Middle dist. District IJssel 1st Middle dist. Region 4 7th Middle dist. Prov. 8 (2500 members) 1st General Sprint District IJssel 1st General Sprint Region 4 4th General Sprint Prov. 8 4th Sprint District IJssel 9th Sprint Region 4
These are some of her best results:
2nd Lessines 226 km 7,384 pigeons 2nd Nanteuil-le-Haudouin 408 km 4,720 pigeons 4th Asse-Zellik 189 km 5,741 pigeons 9th Feluy 221 km 6,770 pigeons 7th Peronne 332 km 2,623 pigeons
Indy was particularly successful in the one day long distance races, becoming 1st one day long distance Region 4 and 2nd One day long distance in the entire province 8 (2500 members). Her pedigree includes some great racing birds of the invaluable Eijerkamp and Van Loon breed. You can find Indy's pedigree here. She has won the following prizes in the one day long distance:
5th Troyes 449 km 4,122 pigeons (5th teletext) 9th Chateaudun 565 km 3,621 pigeons 7th Chateauroux 667 km 2,200 pigeons 81st Gien 552 km 4,152 pigeons 96th Bourges 620 km 3,612 pigeons
Jana is a full sister of the aforementioned Indy. She became 1st Ace Pigeon Natour District Ijssel and 6th Ace Pigeon Natour Region. She also won the title of 10th Ace Pigeon National WHZB in 2015 with 15 prizes, and on top of that she won two teletext prizes as well:
1st NPO Bourges 620 km 6,187 pigeons 10th NPO Chateaudun 565 km 6,293 pigeons
Avery is a 100 % Heremans-Ceusters. All world famous pigeons such as Jackpot, Olympiade, Rossi and Nieuwe Olympiade can be found in her pedigree, which you can find here. She has won the following prizes as a one year old:
2nd General Sprint District IJssel 6th General Sprint Region 4 4th Middle dist. District IJssel 10th Middle dist. Region 4 9th Natour District IJssel
She won an impressive 15 prizes in 2015 alone:
4th Chalons-en-Champagne 373 km 2,830 pigeons 8th Soissons 362 km 5,392 pigeons 27th Feluy 221 km 6,770 pigeons 15th Soissons 356 km 3,538 pigeons
Leontien is another hen from the lines of Eijerkamp-Van Loon. Her grandfather is Don Leo, an outstanding racing bird that won a 4th NPO Montluçon (11,330 p.), a 6th NPO La Souterraine (7,923 p.) and a 28th NPO Argenton (8,916 p.). Her dam Kentucky is also the dam of a 1st NPO Peronne, a 3rd NPO Orléans, a 3rd NPO Peronne, an 11th Nat. Blois and a 38th Nat. Blois. You can find Leontien's pedigree here. Leontien became 2nd one day long distance in the Ijssel district this season, 2nd one day long distance Region 4 and 4th one day long distance Prov. 8. She has already won twelve prizes in the one day long distance competition:
4th Chateauroux 667 km 2,200 pigeons 11th Bourges 620 km 3,612 pigeons 48th Gien 552 km 7,845 pigeons 18th Orléans 556 km 2,351 pigeons 22nd Blois 611 km 2,666 pigeons 22nd Chateauroux 667 km 2,397 pigeons 52nd Blois 611 km 3,672 pigeons 51st Bourges 620 km 3,090 pigeons 61st Tours 655 km 2,924 pigeons 168th Salbris 598 km 3,657 pigeons 18th Argenton 700 km 108 pigeons 542nd Chateaudun 565 km 6,293 pigeons
Another member of the team of old birds for the 2015 racing season is the outstanding hen Lynn, which had won no less than three races as a one year old:
1st Soissons 362 km 5,392 pigeons 1st Quievrain 256 km 1,052 pigeons 1st Soissons 362 km 1,249 pigeons
She ended the season with an impressive 15 prizes, including 10 per 10. You can find the full palmares of Lynn here. Lynn is again a 100% Heremans-Ceusters, and she originates from several top class stock breeders, including Jackpot, Rossi and Nieuwe Olympiade. Click here for the pedigree of Lynn.
The young birds’ team had a great season as well, with high prize percentages and impressive overall results. The best young bird in the team was Sasha, a 100% Heremans-Ceusters hen and winner of six prizes:
1st Pigeon champion District IJssel 1st Pigeon champion Region 4 2nd Pigeon champion Prov. 8 (2500 members)
She won the following top results:
53rd Nanteuil 408 km 4,860 pigeons 85th Tongeren 153 km 8,115 pigeons 40th St.-Quentin 323 km 3,720 pigeons 131st Asse-Zellik 189 km 6,214 pigeons 181st Feluy 220 km 4,711 pigeons 259th Troyes 449 km 1,773 pigeons
Hardly a week goes by without one of the Eijerkamp pigeons showing their potential in their home loft in Brummen or in other fanciers’ lofts. Countless letters of thanks and references come in every week, from fanciers that achieved great results with Eijerkamp descendants worldwide. Click here for their best references in 2015. Hans and Evert-Jan are proud that so many fanciers across the world have been doing great with the help of the Eijerkamp breed. It underlines their breeding strategy: they keep working hard to try and increase the level of quality of their current breed. Hans and Evert-Jan have only one mission: breeding top class pigeons.