The people who know this colony have probably already heard about her N°1 genitor, in fact a world class breeder, the 'Pros'. This pigeon was born in the loft of the late Pros Roosen. J-M purchased him via a voucher he bought for a youngster in the legend of Kermt. It was in 2001. He was directly put into the breeding loft and the leasdt we can say is that he found his right place there. In 2005, the combination Thibaut-Boons (wife of J-M) climbed twice on the highest rung of the podium in Ostend. They were first in the national Ace Pigeon middle distance and first in the national championship for the Yearlings. The mother of the National Ace pigeon, 'Kimi' (who was also the most important for the title with the yearlings), is a direct daughter of this 'Pros', a pigeon which was not so old at the time (5 years). Jean-Marc directly knew that he now owned something that he should take the greatest care of. He noticed that the descendants were better in second, third and fourth generation. He decided then to purchase better breeding material to cross with his new find. It was really because he didn't own what he needed at the time, no. Jean-Marc simply wanted to cross a level, to improve the quality of his loft and that's why he went in search of royal origins! He bought pigeons out of the best lines from Deno-Herbots, for example 'Beckham', 'Blauwe Bliksem', or Koen Minderhoud, the dutch firm of Gaby Vandenabeele with direct descendants of the 'Wittenbuik', 'James Bond', etc. A common point between these two lofts? The Vandenabeele of course! For Jean-Marc, the pigeons from the master of Dentergem are perfect for crossing with his pigeons. The result was astonishing: a level was simply crossed! It can't really be seen in the improvement of the results (which were already good). Jean-Marc was simply sucessful in maintaining the performance of his loft at the same level. You can make your own conclusion!
We are now ten years further since this golden purchase, the 'Pros' just had his jubilee before breathing his last gasp at the beginning of 2012. He died of a sort of cancer (which is the diagnosis established by the Dr. Henk de Weerd). Unfortunately, the hens he was paired to didn't produce any fertile eggs since 2010. After having tried everything, it's a new chapter that needs to be written in Sombreffe. Pros had been housed in a box since 3 years so J-M fortunately had enough time to breed a few descendants from his top breeder. So the legend continues... Because J-M found a successor to this exceptional breeder. He is called 'Sebastian' and he is a... direct son of the 'Pros'! Poor racer (he is a late breed from 2007 which was raced a few times in 2008), 'Sebastian' seems to own the same gift as his father: he has the ability to transmit his superior genes to his youngsters. Jean-Marc's observation was right. As long as the generations succeed themselves, the descendants of the 'Pros' are better! We just want to give you the proof of what we said.
- ‘The Super 58’ (BE 10-8016058)
1st Provincial Ace Pigeon middle distance KBDB 2010 2nd Ace Pigeonneaux Demi-Fond LCB 2010 3rd 'As des As' national LCB 2010 1st Bourges Provincial 562 pigeons 2nd Bourges I.prov. 3.595 pigeons 13th Bourges Zonal 9.512 pigeons 50th Bourges National 30.748 pigeons 2nd Guéret Zonal 3.047 pigeons 28th Guéret National 13.885 pigeons 8th La Souterraine Provincial 258 pigeons 63th La Souterraine I.prov. 1.640 pigeons
With these prizes, a lot of people showed interest in her and she was finally sold in China at the end of 2010. But Jean-Marc knew that he has 'something behind'. Her nest brother is in fact a superior racer:
- 'Red Bull' (BE 10-8016059)
2nd Provincial Ace pigeon Yearling 3rd Ace pigeon Yearling 'Club du Jeudi' 3rd Ace pigeon Yearling 'Fond Club Namurois' 10th Ace pigeon Master Award 2011 Cat 1 17/04 4th Soissons 440 pigeons 24/04 1st La Ferté 443 pigeons 01/05 3rd Melun 379 pigeons 21/05 24th Orléans 1.186 pigeons 28/05 5th Toury 1.335 pigeons 04/06 18th Toury 1.411 pigeons 02/07 21th Toury 693 pigeons 16/07 12th Orléans 464 pigeons 30/07 4th Bourges 1.021 pigeons 13th Zonal 5.141 pigeons 17th CFW 4.281 pigeons 6th Noyau 2.221 pigeons 62th Nat 12.607 pigeons 06/08 1st Toury 174 pigeons
Father: 'Sebastian' (BE 07-8002375), the new super breeder of the loft, son of the 'Pros' x 'Chimen', the same pair that bred 'Nels', 8th National Ace Pigeon midde distance as well as Olympic Pigeon in Poznan category B in '11. This 'Nels' was at his turn put in the breeding loft in 2010 and he has already showed a lot of talent! 'Chimen', their mother, is a super breeding hen coming from the own sorts. She is mother of the 6th National Ace Pigeon Sprint '04.
Mother: 'Jeanne' (NL 07-1772619), direct Geenens-Peeters, already mother of 'Jade', 1st 'As des As' youngsters LCB '09, 23th best youngster on the 4 nationals '09 (PiPa ranking). She was sold last year on PiPa! 'Jeanne' is an inbred product on the 'Lowieke' from Jan Van de Pasch (NL), his N°1 breeder. He is in fact father of 3 different Olympic pigeons as well as a National Ace Pigeon WHZB.
- 'Kenza' (BE 09-8005661)
She raced the 4 nationals as a youngster but didn't came home from Guéret. She was classified 7th Ace Pigeon Master Award Belgium 2009.
25/07/09 - 6th Bourges 617 pigeons 08/08/09 - 35th Argenton 1.236 pigeons 22/08/09 - 6th La Souterraine 2.280 pigeons
Mother: 'Anne So', an excellent racing hen that deserves interest! See below.
As you can see, this 'Sebastian' has more than one reference to his name! His descendants have already shown some class in the breeding loft as two of his children are confirmed breeders by Jean-Jacques Baleau!
- 'Anne So' (BE 08-8003083)
1st Bourges - Inteprov 4.756 pigeons ‘08 2nd Bourges – Semi-Nat 10.995 pigeons ‘08 1st Guéret – Provincial 586 pigeons ‘10 2nd Guéret – Zonal 1.221 pigeons '10 14e Guéret – National 2.953 pigeons ‘10 1st Montluçon - Provincial 509 pigeons ‘09 3rd Ecouen - Local 288 pigeons ‘09 5th Ecouen – Provincial 1.070 pigeons ‘09 4th Lorris - Local 207 pigeons ‘09 5th Argenton – Local 218 pigeons ‘10 40th Argenton – Provincial 1.349 pigeons ‘10 7th Lorris - Local 214 pigeons ‘09 8th Châteauroux – Provincial 1.082 pigeons ‘10 60th Châteauroux – Noyau 1000 2.825 pigeons ‘10 113th Châteauroux – Zonal 5.993 pigeons ‘10 9th Guéret – Local 202 pigeons ‘09 17th Châteauroux – Interprov 1.009 pigeons '09 75th Châteauroux – CFW 3.517 pigeons '09 191th Châteauroux – Semi-Nat 10.719 pigeons '09 17th Châteauroux – Provincial 956 pigeons '10 223th Châteauroux – Zonal 4.706 pigeons ‘10 17th La Souterraine – Provincial 392 pigeons ‘08 78th Moulin – Provincial 1.177 pigeons ‘10 76th Vierzon – Provincial 1.108 pigeons ‘10
Father: 'Blue Eijerkamp' (NL 05-2109395), a 100% Vandenabeele cock purchased from the Eijerkamp family. He's a grandchild of the 'Jonge Wittenbuik', best breeder from the Vandenabeele strain by Eijerkamp and (grand)father of nothing less than three different NPO winners ! This pigeon is a son of the famous 'Wittenbuik'...
Mother: 'Semi-sister Kimi' (BE 03-8036702),'Kimi' is the superior crack which won 1st National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance '05 (via the mother,daughter of the 'Pros') and her father is the '860/99', full brother to the father of 'Kimi' !
A hen of high value. After a great career in the racing loft, she was placed to the breeding section in 2011 and she is already mother of two promising yearlings which are in the racing team for 2012 (if you want to see the pedigree, click here).
- 'Wonder 17' (BE 10-80616017)
1st Bourges – Club 262 pigeons ‘10 1st Bourges – Provincial 486 pigeons ‘10 3th Bourges – Interprov 2.485 pigeons ‘10 1st Guéret – Provincial 215 pigeons ‘10 1st Guéret – Interprov 736 pigeons ‘10 1st Guéret – Noyau 1000 1.218 pigeons ‘10 1st Guéret – CFW 3.413 pigeons ‘10 1st Guéret – Zonal 3.047 pigeons ‘10 16th Guéret – National 13.885 pigeons ‘10 5th Orléans – Club 355 pigeons ‘11 11th Orléans – Provincial 1.186 pigeons ‘11 62th Orléans – Interprovincial 2.452 pigeons ‘11 5th La Souterraine – Provincial 311 pigeons ‘10 18th La Souterraine – Inteprov 868 pigeons ‘10 89th La Souterraine – Zonal 2.020 pigeons ‘10 6th La Ferté – Club 443 pigeons ‘11 11th Melun – Club 379 pigeons ‘11
Father: 'Blue Deno' (BE 09-2100694), son of the '255/04' who is a half-brother of the best Deno-Herbots pigeons so as ''Beckham', 'Kleinen 798' or 'Blauwe Princess'. He was bred from the basis pair 'Blauwe Bliksem' x 'Golden Wittenbuik' or the golden pair at Deno-Herbots!
Mother: 'Sister Kimi' (BE 06-8014007), a name that speaks for itself. Daughter of the pair '660/98' x '185/02' (daughter of the 'Pros')
If you want to check her pedigree, click here.
- 'Zoé' (BE 08-8003009)
6th Provincial Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance 2008 1st Orléans – Provincial 552 pigeons ‘10 1st Orléans – Interprov 1.874 pigeons ‘10 3th Orléans – Interprov 2.797 pigeons ‘10 1st Châteauroux – Provincial 452 pigeons ‘10 1st Châteauroux – Interprov 1.082 pigeons ‘10 18th Châteauroux – Noyau 1000 2.825 pigeons ‘10 1st Guéret – Interprov 296 pigeons '09 1stGuéret – CFW 1.131 pigeons ‘09 3th Guéret – Zonal 1.265 pigeons ‘09 3th Guéret – National 2.636 pigeons ‘09 4th La Ferté – Club 286 pigeons ‘09 9th Bourges – Provincial 505 pigeons ‘09 11th Vichy – Provincial 291 pigeons ‘09 13th Toury – Club 257 pigeons ‘10 18th Toury – Provincial 587 pigeons ‘10 29th Moulin – Interprov 303 pigeons ‘10
Father: 'Son Kimi' (BE 04-8034791), son of the phenomenal 'Kimi' and inbred to the 'Pros'. After his title, 'Kimi' stayed a few months in Sombreffe where Jean-Marc tried to obtain the maximum from him. Apparently, it was done sucessfully! He was coupled here to 'Cristale', one of the best breeding hens at the time. 'Cristale' is mother of the '166/10', 12th national Bourges 30.748 pigeons, grand-mother of 'Jade', etc. Pigeons with astonishing performance lists! And guess what, 'Cristale' is a daughter of the 'Pros'!
Mother: 'Brad Girl' (BE 06-2259306), daughter of 'Brad Pitt' who was an Olympic Pigeon in Lièvin for the Herbots brothers. He was coupled to a daughter of the 'Fenomenale' from Kamiel Nuyens, 1st National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB '02 and 4x 1st provincial!
If you want to check her pedigree, click here.
Right after new year's eve, the racing season is coming in sight! Over 3 months the first sprint races will take place. We will keep you in touch regarding the results of this colony.
And I think that we will have many surprises in Sombreffe.... Jean-Marc, congratulations and good luck for 2012!