This young cock, a youngster of the third round, was clocked at 14h59 after having covered 524.868 km. It was probably a very close call with the pigeon of Luc Christiaens from Ooigem: the two birds both had a velocity of 1223 m/min. The third provincial bird had an average speed of 1209.90 m/min.
Tomme 12-3040905 is in fact a rather inexperienced bird but that did not keep him from winning a first prize against quite a large number of young birds (3318). And there is more… he was also the fastest bird in Zone A against 7,174 birds and he achieved a decent 30th place national against 16,988 birds.
Let’s take a look at his pedigree:
Sire: Zoon Mathieu – de Pau: 11-3048268
GF: De Mathieu- de Pau: 06-3003346, an excellent long distance racer with such prizes as a 13th nat. Orange 1,270 pigeons, a 230th national Brive 17,456 pigeons, a 312th national Montauban 7,203 pigeons and a 2nd national Pau 2,388 pigeons, a 200th national Tarbes 10,695 pigeons etc.
GM: The Toye hen: 07- 3206083 (line 1st national Cahors 9,043 pigeons)
Dam: Sister Libello: 11-3045730, her brother was Libello, the first provincial ace pigeon heavy middle distance 2012. He has won for instance a 22th national Argenton 19,186 pigeons, a 9th Limoges 3,079 pigeons and a 16th national Tulle 8,232 pigeons.
GF: Father Libello: 07-3206082 (an original Sylv Toye)
GM: Mother Libello: 03-3244405 (an original Et. Devos) and stems from Super Didi x Kapoentje Didi.
Click here for the full pedigree.
This provincial win is a great ending to the 2012 season. Despite the loss of a few excellent racing pigeons they still managed to win a 4th General Champion (loft ranking), a 4th champion long distance yearlings, a 7th in the extreme long distance and a 10th in the long distance old birds in the Fondclub of Rekkem. This is by the way the strongest club in the south of West-Flanders. Many congratulations to Roger & Jeanine with this provincial victory.