They claimed their next top result in Issoudun, winning a 2nd National of Issoudun of 11,465 pigeons.
"We are very proud fanciers", says Lars van Wal. Fanta (BE18-6020277) is a beautiful looking chequered hen but that does not mean a lot of course. They have to deliver in the races, and that is exactly what she did, winning a 2nd National Issoudun of 11,465 yearlings, as the 2nd fastest overall of 19,713 pigeons. "The fact that she had to spend three nights in the basket makes her achievement all the more impressive", Lars explains.
"Fanta", 2nd national Issoudun yearlings and 2nd fastest of 19,713 pigeons
“Fanta”(B18-6020277) has a fantastic pedigree. She is a granddaughter of the world famous stock breeders of Hok Vercammen: Elektro (BE08-6174630) and Mustang (BE14-6175237. These breeders have bred many highly talented descendants over the years, and Fanta is a perfect example! Click here to discover her full pedigree.
The sire of Fanta is top breeder Super Elektro (BE15-6026571), whose youngsters have repeatedly excelled in 500+ races. Super Elektro is the sire of the following prize winners:
“Fanta”(B18-6020277): 2° fastest National Issoudun (504km) 19,713 p. 2° National Issoudun (504km) 11,465 p. 1° fastest Issoudun (504km) 527 p. 3° Melun (310km) 762 p. (after 2 loftmates) 7° Melun (310km) 1,210 p.
“Las Vegas”(BE18-6020035): 2° Limoges (672km) 1,025 p. (after loftmate) 3° Provincial Limoges (672km) 1,226 p. (10 hours 4 minutes of racing)
“Andrea”(BE16-6032051): 89° National z. Chateauroux (526km) 4,398 p 45° National z. Argenton (555km) 1,274 p. 2° Ecouen (283km) 1,281 p. 3° Noyon (208km) 524 p. (after 2 loftmates) 3° fast. Noyon (208km) 786 p. 5° Noyon (208km) 542 p. 48° Melun (310km) 4,902 p. 50° National z. Chateauroux (526km) 2,157 p 7° Blois (462km) 269 p. 10° Bourges (479km) 334 p. 14° Melun (310km) 660 p.
The dam of Fanta is the incredible Lily (BE15-6026002), which is truly one of the team's very best pigeons. She too is a daughter of Mustang (BE14-6175237) paired to Polina (BE08-6174628), which makes her a daughter of a 1st National Chateauroux of 33,018 pigeons x the dam of a 1st National Bourges of 64,621 pigeons! "We are not racing our Lilly descendants too often, but each time we do basket them they prove to be natural born winners", Lars explains.
"Lilly"(BE15-6026002) wins for instance:
1° National z. Argenton (555km) 3,954 p. 3° National Argenton (555km) 13,708 p. 1° Provincial Argenton (555km) 1,517 p. 1° fast. Noyon (208km) 810 p. 1° Noyon (208km) 492 p. 1° fastest Noyon (208km) 448 p. 1° Noyon (208km) 226 p. 2° Chevrain (354km) 688 p. (after loftmate) 39° National z. Bourges (479km) 3,024 p. 5° Bourges (479km) 217 p. 9° Noyon (208km) 262 p. 12° Souppes (357km) 133 p. 15° Souppes (357km) 461 p. 19° Chateauroux (526km) 613 p.
The team has also won a 29th National Issoudun in this national race from Issoudun with a talented yearling: BE18-6020131. She is a daughter of Olympic Elektro (PL0264-13-400) x Bambi (BE13-6026002). Olympic Elektro does not really need an introduction anymore; he was the best middle distance pigeon in the 2017 Olympiad in Brussels. Bambi on the other hand is a sister of Aladdin (BE09-6248081), a 1st National Bourges of 64,621 pigeons.
BE18-6020131, 29th national Issoudun
BE18-6020131 is the winner of:
29° National Issoudun (504km) 11,465 p.
9° Provincial Issoudun (504km) 2,147 p. (other race!)
3° Melun (310km) 540 p. (after 2 loftmates)
5° Chevrain (354km) 494 p. (after 4 loftmates)
19° Provincial Chevrain (354km) 5,197 p.
“Olympic Elektro”(PL0264-13-400) wins for instance:
Best Middle Distance bird worldwide Olympiad Brussels 2017! 1st Olympic Ace-pigeon Cat. B Middle Distance (300-600km) 2017 Brussels Gold Medal Winner Olympiad 2017 (first of all countries) 1st National Ace pigeon Poland Middle Distance 2016 2nd National Ace pigeon Poland Middle Distance 2015 1° prize (145km) 6,305 p. (5 minutes ahead) 1° prize (320km) 3,601 p. 1° prize (320km) 2,078 p. (13 minutes ahead) 1° prize (320km) 1,892 p. (9 minutes ahead) 1° prize (320km) 1,623 p. 2° prize (320km) 5,117 p. 4° prize (185km) 6,131 p. (after 3 loftmates) 4° prize (343km) 4,664 p. 4° prize (332km) 3,834 p. 4° prize (337km) 3,234 p. 5° prize (345km) 3,719 p. 7° prize (260km) 5,832 p.
Taxi is not a one trick pony...
The third pigeon to arrive home was the sensational provincial winner from Limoges with an 8 minute lead (!): Taxi (BE18-6020210). You can tell from her pedigree that she has quite a few tricks up her sleeve.
“Taxi”(BE18-6020210) wins for instance:
1° Provincial Limoges (672km) 1,226 p. (1,149 m/min) -> 8 minutes before number two -> 20 minutes before number three 28° National Limoges (672km) 10,783 p. 45° National z. Bourges (479km) 7,514 p. 114° National Issoudun (504km)11,465 p. 70° National z. Issoudun (504km) 3,942 p.
A quiet weekend
Last weekend was a rather quiet weekend for team Vercammen, with just the race from Chevrainvilliers (354km) on the agenda. The young birds demonstrated once more that they are quite good at taking the lead.
29/07/2019 Chevrainvilliers (354km) Interfederation 869 youngsters: 1-2-5-12-14-16-19-… 22/41
The first five arrivals came from a grandchild of Elektro + Mustang, a youngster of Mustang, a grandchild of Elektro, a grandchild of Mustang and lastly a grandchild of Elektro. This is rather exceptional!
The full results of the Vercammen pigeons in 2019 can be found here.