The state of affairs
In November, an article on PIPA took note of the amazing season that Arie Dijkstra had accomplished. In January, yet another article focused on the top couple Leonardo x Tinkelbel, making it once more quite clear that these pigeons still play a very important role in Arie's on-going successes. Both these reports documented, as well, the magnificent performances achieved with Dijkstra pigeons in one-loft races worldwide. The ink is barely dry but Arie’s current achievements in national competitions and Olympiad news are already a very good reason for an update.
New Fausto 7th national Ace Pigeon Yearlings De Allerbeste
Looking back at the 2020 season, we note that the performance of NL19-1183487 New Fausto, already a phenomenon in Oudwoude, became the topic of a lot of talk. New Fausto had already attracted attention when he won the title of 8th national Ace pigeon Sprint (natour) WHZB / TBOTB, already in the same year he was born! Now it appears that New Fausto kept himself at the top of (inter) national competitions in 2020, as well. At De Allerbeste, we see New Fausto in the Category Yearlings shining in the 7th place. Moreover, he came 17th in the PIPA Ranking Best Middle Distance pigeon in the Netherlands - 4 prizes. We have listed his Ace pigeon titles for you right underneath:
1st Ace pigeon Old birds + Natour district De Walden 2020
1st Ace pigeon Middle Distance district De Walden 2020
1st Ace pigeon General Short (Sprint + Middle Distance) team C 2020
2nd Ace Pigeon Middle Distance team De Eenheid 2020
2nd Ace pigeon Natour district De Walden 2020
3rd Ace pigeon Middle Distance team C 2020
4th Provincial Ace Pigeon General Short (Sprint + Middle Distance) Province Friesland'96 2020
7th National Ace Pigeon Yearlings De Allerbeste 2020
8th National Ace Pigeon Sprint (natour) WHZB / TBOTB 2019
10th Provincial Ace Pigeon Middle Distance Province Friesland '96 2020
17th PIPA Ranking Best Middle Distance pigeon in the Netherlands - 4 prizes 2020
Fausto x Milla
NL15-1163294 Fausto and NL15-1163169 Milla are the parents of New Fausto. Fausto won 10th national Ace Pigeon Sprint WHZB / TBOTB in 2017. But also Milla got herself a number of ace pigeon titles. Okidoki (grandfather Fausto) and Boogie (grandfather Milla) are both children of the top couple Leonardo x Tinkelbel.
News from the Olympiad
Another pigeon had become the topic of discussion in the past for his amazing performances. That was NL17-1827431, a Rink Wijnstra bird (Drachten, NL). The name of this cock is now Olympic King. He owes that name to his current results for the FCI Olympiad 2022 where Olympic King occupies a wonderful 2nd place, in the Allround category. And he got this nomination thanks to his victories, among which the following:
1st Weert 209 km. against 993 p. (83rd prov. Friesland '96 against 18516 p.)
1st Chateaudun 652 km. against 987 p. (5th NPO against 2381 p.)
Olympic King's dam was bred from NL10-1029951 Rocking Blue x BE12-6023410 Gastorina, a top couple at Arie’s loft.
NL10-1029951 Rocking Blue (son Leonardo x Tinkelbel) and BE12-6023410 Gastorina are an outstanding breeding pair!! (Gastorina is granddaughter De Kaasboer, Gaston van de Wouwer). These two birds are the parents of top-quality pigeons that can compete at national level with the very best:
3rd Nat. Ace pigeon Cat. Allround World's Best Pigeon 2019 (grandson Rocking Blue / Gastorina)
6th Nat. Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance WHZB / TBOTB 2019 (grandson Rocking Blue / Gastorina)
7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Yearlings De Allerbeste 2020 (grandson Gastorina)
8th Nat. Ace pigeon Sprint (natour) WHZB / TBOTB 2019 (grandson Gastorina)
8th Nat. Ace Pigeon Old PIPA-Rankings 2019 (grandson Rocking Blue / Gastorina)
8th Nat. Ace pigeon Cat. Allround De Allerbeste 2019 (grandson Rocking Blue / Gastorina)
8th Int. Ace Pigeon One-day Long Distance Northern Union 2017 (grandson Rocking Blue)
10th Nat. Ace Pigeon Sprint WHZB / TBOTB 2017 (son Gastorina)
11th Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance + One Day Long Distance PIPA Rankings 2019 (grandson Rocking Blue / Gastorina)
12th Dutch Olympiad Pigeon One-day Long Distance Cat. C 2022 (grandson Rocking Blue / Gastorina)
15th Dutch Olympiad Pigeon Marathon Cat. E 2019 (grandson Rocking Blue)
17th Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance PIPA Rankings 2020 (grandson Gastorina)
At provincial / department level:
1st Prov. Ace Pigeon One-day Long Distance Frisian Long Distance Club 2019 (grandson Rocking Blue/Gastorina)
1st Prov. Ace pigeon Marathon Morning release Frisian Long Distance Club 2018 (grandson Rocking Blue)
2nd Prov. Ace Pigeon One-day Long Distance Frisian Long Distance Club 2018 (grandson Rocking Blue)
4th Prov. Ace Pigeon One-day Long Distance Prov. Friesland '96 2019 (grandson Rocking Blue/Gastorina)
4th Prov. Ace Pigeon General Short (Sprint + Middle Distance) Prov. Friesland '96 2020 (grandson Gastorina)
5th Prov. Ace Pigeon General Short (Sprint + Middle Distance) Prov. Friesland '96 2017 (son Gastorina)
6th Prov. Ace Pigeon One-day Long Distance Frisian Long Distance Club 2017 (grandson Rocking Blue)
6th Prov. Ace Pigeon Sprint Prov. Friesland '96 2017 (son Gastorina)
10th Prov. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance Prov. Friesland '96 2020 (grandson Gastorina)
16th Prov. Ace Pigeon One-day Long Distance Prov. Friesland '96 2017 (youngsters Rocking Blue)
A powerful breeding loft with Powerplay
Powerplay has had an impressive racing career with top-level results, having won 3rd national Ace cock Old birds WHZB / TBOTB 2016 and 7th Int. Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance Northern Union 2016. Now, this magnificent cock continues his series of successes, this time in the breeding loft. In 2020, to give only two examples, daughter Polly and granddaughter Lolita definitely showed us what they’re made of.
Polly – a winner of ace pigeon championships at natour
The two-year-old NL18-1394420 Polly (daughter of Powerplay) proved herself once more as a specialist in natour in 2020, just like she had already done in 2019. In those two years, Polly grabbed the following Ace pigeon titles:
1st Ace pigeon Natour p.v. The Dowetille 2020
1st Ace pigeon Natour p.v. The Dowetille 2019
4th Ace pigeon Natour rayon De Walden 2019
Lolita – 3rd Ace Pigeon Middle Distance Rayon De Walden 2020
Powerplay’s breeding value is incontestable and that shows in his descendants, such as the second generation NL19-1183401 Lolita. That hen won 19th NPO Chalons en Champagne, plus a bunch of ace pigeon championships:
3rd Ace Pigeon Middle Distance Rayon De Walden 2020
6th Ace Pigeon Young Pigeons Samenspel C 2019
One loft races
We have already discussed extensively the Dijkstra pigeons’ successes in one loft races worldwide, in a previous report. Right below, you can find an overview of their latest successes that we would like to add:
- Greg Team wins (with a pigeon from the same couple) 20th in Race 2 (semi-final 430 km.) against 4601 pigeons in Pattaya Int. Pigeon Race (December 2020).
- Greg Team, moreover, gets the 15th place in Race 2 (the father is bred from two direct Arie Dijkstra pigeons).
- Kenny Rhodes (USA) wins the final in the California Classic OLR with California Kid (son of Diablo)
(December 2020). Diablo is a super breeder (son Leonardo x Tinkelbel). His children have won in the past two cars in the Million Dollar Pigeon Race (South Africa).
- Alkandari Loft wins 2nd at a 150 km. race against 1246 pigeons in Al-Muluk. The mother of that pigeon was bought from Arie at a PIPA auction.
- Sergio Ferreiro wins 3rd at a 350 km. race against 1292 pigeons in Derby Al Najib OLR 2021 (Egypt). Both parents are 100% Arie Dijkstra pigeons.
Excitement in all seasons
Never a dull moment with Arie Dijkstra, and sure enough, not only in his own lofts, but also in the one loft races where the Dijkstra pigeons demonstrate their greatness. And also in the final results of the latest national competitions, the name Arie Dijkstra keeps appearing again and again.