Pigeon fanciers Paul and Carlos Gevaert-Lannoo are particularly known for having a rather small but exceptionally talented collection of pigeons. They have been able to stand up against some of the most successful lofts worldwide, who can basket a much higher number of pigeons for each race. The pigeons of Gevaert-Lannoo put in another great performance in the national race from Châteauroux on Friday 10th of June, winning three national top prizes with their 1st, 2nd and 3rd nominated. Additionally, they win five national prizes with six basketed pigeons. Let's have a look:
Châteauroux club 1,512 yearlings: 4-8-9-20-21 (5/6) prov. 7,617 yearlings: 7-24-26-65-66 (5/6) nat. 29,591 yearlings: 39-104-109-267-269 (5/6)
Three of these prize winners are considered to be the stars of this loft, which is not an easy thing to accomplish in Meigem. We take a look at these three prize winners, and we briefly discuss the most important results on their palmares as well:
-Prince 26 BE15-4146026
65th Prov. Châteauroux 7,617 p. ’16 267th Nat. Châteauroux 29,591 p. ’16 9th Bourges I 550 p. ’16 104th Zone A Bourges I 5,014 p. ’16 74th Nat. La Souterraine 9,760 p. ’15 88th Nat. Issoudun 11,984 p. ’15 33rd Zone A Châteauroux IV 3,661 p. ’15 153th Nat. Châteauroux IV 10,442 p. ’15 94th Prov. Argenton 2,733 p. ’15
Last year Prince 26 was one of the stars of the young birds' loft together with Platina (1st Prov. and 5th Nat. Ace Pigeon Shorter Middle Distance KBDB 2015). He went on to win the following ace pigeon titles:
3rd Best young bird of Belgium (PIPA Ranking over five national races) 5th Prov. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Young Birds KBDB 2015 6th Nat. Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance Young Birds 2015
Prince was bred from King Gaby (a half brother of Gloria, 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2013) x Sister Kaafje 105/09 (bred from Dikke Antoon x stock dam Chateauke). Click here for the pedigree of Prince 26.
Two other pigeons were particularly successful in the race from Châteauroux:
Bond Girl, the dam of Legend CEO 006/15, which won a 39th Nat. Châteauroux 29,591 YL
- Legend CEO BE15-4146006
39th Nat. Châteauroux 29,591 p. ’16 50th Nat. Issoudun 11,984 p. ’15 31st Zone A Châteauroux IV 3,661 p. ’15 125th Prov. Châteaudun 4,634 p. ’15
Legend CEO comes from Double Legend (which in turn was bred from a super class breeder and son of Bliksem Vandenabeele: Bliksem CEO 979/04 x Chipa) x Bond Girl BE13-4035007. Bond Girl is a daughter of Blauwe Blikkaaf 087/11 (a son of Bliksem CEO 979/04 x super class hen Kaafje 406/07) x Amber 014/12 (2nd Ace Pigeon East & West Flanders).
Bardot, the sire of '039', 2nd nominated from Châteauroux
- The ‘039’ BE15-4146039
24th Prov. Châteauroux 7,617 p. ’16 104th Nat. Châteauroux 29,591 p. ’16 29th Prov. Vierzon 2,029 p. ’16
The 039 was bred from Bardot BE12-4218848, which is a son of Baron (a half brother of Kaafje, being a son of CEO 979/04 x stock dam Chateauke 164/05, the dam of Kaafje) x Brigitte 161/07 of Philippe Dobbelaere (Olympiad Pigeon Middle Distance Poznan 2011). The dam of the ‘039’ is a full Sister Platina (1st Prov. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2015 and 5th Nat. Ace Pigeon Shorter Middle Distance KBDB 2015), which means she is also a daughter of top class pair Willy 076/13 x Perfecta 080/13.
The key to success has always been to breed pigeons from proven super class breeders. The exceptional team of breeders of Geveart-Lannoo has played a crucial role, since they have been able to breed an endless number of highly talented racing birds. Paul and Carlos can rely on a top quality pigeon family with excellent breeding value, and this has enabled them to beat fanciers with much bigger teams.