Alexandre Margris (Gennes-Ivergny, FR) once again very strong in 2021

In 2021, Alexandre Margris proved once again he was one of the big shots from the French pigeon sport. He kept on adding some of the most prestigious achievements to his name, making him one of the most successful fanciers from the pigeon sport in his country.

When you talk about Alexandre Margris, you are talking about one of the most titled French pigeon fanciers. The founder of the MAPP system is no more counting the titles of national champion and the semi-national victories against several dozens of pigeons. But he is mostly known for his ability to breed national ace birds or Olympic pigeons. Alexandre has real skills when it’s time to create new pairings and combinations and he has been able to create his own stock that he strengthened through targeted purchases but also thanks to inbreeding, something he has paid a lot of attention for.

We are not going to get back in all details on his 2021 season but we decided to talk about a fantastic performance he achieved on the semi-national race of Vierzon on the 18th of July with his entire young bird team. This team was mainly composed of birds bred out of new combinations he did with his last introductions. Moreover, this race was held with conditions that fit perfectly to the pigeons of the Margris loft: clear blue sky, heat and face wind all over the route back home. The new purchases seemed to have brought something, proof that Alexandre had the right feeling when he decided to add something to his collection:

Vierzon (337 km) - 4.324 pigeons: 1-2-4-5-6-8-9-12-21-25-28-46-52-54-... (38/62 with 29x per 10)

We must add that only 27 pigeons from the 4.324 basketed flew above the 1.000 m/min. Among them, there was 10 pigeons from the Margris loft!

A big disappointment for the 2022 Olympiads

While most of the national federations released their selection for the coming Olympiads, it was unfortunately not the case for the concerned French fanciers. They will have to wait several weeks before their pigeons will be awarded like they deserve but the other countries are ahead.
As a true Olympiad specialist, Alexandre is among those fanciers as he is supposed to classify  4 pigeons for the coming Olympiads.

- 'Olympic Viktoria' (FR18-036166)

Top Candidate Olympic Cat. A. -2019-2020 – coef. 32,47
1. Nat. Ace World Best Pigeon Sprint 2019
1. Nat. Ace 300/500 km 2019
4. Nat. Ace 100/300 km 2019
3. Prov. Ace middle distance 2019
3. Prov. Ace middle distance 2020
1. prov. Pontoise – 958 p. (highest speed 2,384 p.)
1. prov. Châteaudun – 660 p. (highest speed 1,749 p.)
1. prov. Montoire – 338 p. (highest speed 1,246 p.)
1. prov. St Maure – 505 p.
1. prov. Blois – 449 p.
1. prov. Châteaudun – 198 p.
2. prov. Blois – 642 p.
3. prov. Fontenay – 322 p.
5. prov. Châteaudun – 575 p.
8. Prov. Blois – 922 p.
9. prov. Pontoise – 1,756 p.

- 'Olympic Wrangler' (FR17-042250)

Top candidate Olympic Cat. B / C ‘19-‘20 (C.16,67) & Cat. D (C.69,73)
2. Nat. Ace World Best Pigeon long distance 2019
3. Nat. Ace World Best Pigeon all-round 2020
3. Nat. Ace World Best Pigeon middle distance 2019
3. Nat. Ace World Best Pigeon FCI all-round 2019
2. Nat. Ace all-round 2020
7. Nat. Ace 300-500 km 2019
8. Nat. Ace all-round 2019
1. Prov. Ace long distance 2018
2. Prov. Ace middle distance 2017 (after loftmate)
1. S. Nat. Zone Gueret – 1,367 p.
10. S. Nat. St. Junien – 5,394 p.
11. S. Nat. St. Junien – 2,324 p.
15. S. Nat. Jarnac – 1,943 p.
20. S. Nat. St. Junien – 5,910 p.
45. S. Nat Brive – 1,451 p.
53. S. Nat. Brive – 2,613 p.
75. S. Nat. Jarnac – 1,305 p.
2. S. Nat. Zone St. Junien – 1,805 p.
6. S. Nat. Zone Bergerac – 1,514 p.
7. S. Nat. Zone Chateauroux – 903 p.
13. S. Nat. Zone Bergerac – 1,310 p.
14. prov. Chateaudun – 2,124 p.
19. prov. Chateaudun – 2,342 p.

Father 'Giant Cat':

14. S. Nat. St. Junien – 5,910 p.
16. S. Nat. St. Junien – 2,894 p.
6. prov. Pontoise – 806 p.
15. prov. Pontoise – 1,737 p.

- 'Olympic Lucie' (FR18-036236)

Top Candidate Olympic Cat. D. 2019-2020 – coeff. 267,77
2. Nat. Ace World Best Pigeon All-round 2020
3. Nat. Ace All-round 2020
1. S. Nat. Zone Bergerac – 1,310 p. / Fastest from 1,856 p.
   4. S.Nat. Bergerac – 3,562 p.
1. S. Nat. Brive - 1,167 p.
8. S. Nat. St. Junien – 5,394 p.
11. S. Nat. St. Junien – 2,222 p.
2. prov. Blois – 922 p.
2. S. Nat. Zone St. Junien – 787 p.
3. prov. Chateaudun – 2,124 p. (after 2 loftmates)
5. prov. Chateaudun – 864 p.
14. S. Nat. Zone Vivonne – 1,843 p.
16. prov. Pontoise – 1,737 p.

- Mother of 'Mo Cuishle II'

4. Nat Ace all-round 2021
1. S. Nat. Zone St. Junien – 2,431 p. / Fastest from 3,352 p.
   2. S. Nat. St. Junien – 5,910 p.
1. prov. La Ferté – 773 p.
3. S. Nat. Vivonne – 2,428 p.
2. prov. Chateaudun – 491 p. (after loftmate)
7. prov. Pontoise – 1,450 p.
12. prov. Chateaudun – 1,704 p.

- 'Olympic Oriane' (FR17-042257)

3. Olympic Ace France Cat. G. Poznan 2019
Top candidate Olympic Cat. A 2019-2020 (coef. 94.61)
Top candidate Olympic Cat. A 2020-2021 (coef. 80.55)
3. Nat. Ace 100/300 km 2019
1. Prov. Ace middle distance 2019
6. Prov. Ace middle distance 2018
4. Prov. Ace middle distance 2020
8. Prov. Ace middle distance 2021
1. prov. Chateaudun – 2,124 p. / fastest from 3,327 p.
1. prov. St. Maure – 640 p. (fastest from 1,384 p.)
1. prov. Châteaudun – 569 p.
1. prov. Chateaudun – 491 p. / fastest from 1,303 p.
44. S. Nat. Chateauroux – 7,723 p.
2. prov. Pontoise – 1,737 p.
2. prov. Blois – 806 p.
2. prov. Chateaudun – 563 p.
2. Prov. Chateaudun – 539 p.
3. prov. Chateaudun – 2,342 p.
3. Prov. Blois – 768 p.
4. prov. La Ferté – 704 p.
6. prov. St. Junien – 1,946 p.
6. Prov. La Ferté – 773 p.
9. prov. Chateaudun – 997 p.

Mother of 'Orjan':

1. Prov. Ace middle distance ybs 2018
4. prov. Salbris – 914 p.
5. Prov. Chateauroux – 310 p.
6. prov. St. Maure – 505 p.
8. Prov. Chateaudun – 901 p.

Mother of 'Lauriane':

2. prov. Chateaudun – 980 p.
3. prov. Pontoise – 786 p.
4. prov. La Ferté – 498 p.

Mother of 'Yuri':

9. S. Nat. Vierzon - 4,324 p.

Alexandre Margris is a challenger, a true competitor who is paying attention to the smallest details. Several years ago, he auctioned his very best pigeons while he was at the top of his game. His performances never went down, quite the opposite, the ultimate proof of his craftmanship. He is enjoying every aspect of the pigeon sport, either the preparation for a race than the whole breeding program. He started to build his own strain 20 years ago and now he can reap the fruits with a brand-new team in full capacities. We think the best is yet to come in his career...