01/02/2020 - In the last several years, the Rans Brothers from Wijgmaal have been impossible to ignore in the national and international extreme long distance competition. Their national victories from Pau and Perpignan (2017), as well as their marvelous international first prize from Barcelona (2019) have turned them into true marathon specialists.
01/02/2020 - Pigeon racing can be amazing. Just ask Jaap and Adriaan Scheele from Terneuzen. In our earlier reports from 2018 and 2019, and again in this article from 2020, we have talked about their terrific generation of young birds from 2017.
01/02/2020 - PIPA and the Beijing Pioneer Club, the leading derby race in China, have been working closely together since 2014. Earlier this year, PIPA got involved in a partnership for the charity fund that was raised by Pioneer Club.
31/01/2020 - The breeding loft of Carlo Gyselbrecht is based on the bloodlines of André Vanbruaene. When Carlo and his father got 2 eggs from the Old Laureaat, this turned out te be a golden opportunity...
31/01/2020 - Jeroen & Stijn Rans present you their basebreeder: “The Barcelonaduivin”. She was the best international Barcelona pigeon over 6 years and is mother to a.o. “Frans” (1st Nat. Perpignan) and great grandmother of “Jef” (1st. Int. Barcelona 2019). An impressive breeder!
31/01/2020 - One of the best breeding hens of her generation is without doubt 't Goedje of Rudi De Saer. She laid the foundation for multiple generations of talented birds. This is quite a magnificent dynasty indeed, a bloodline that continues to produce talented new generations.
30/01/2020 - Last year, a "mysterious" lung disease showed up in and around the city of Wuhan, in the province of Hubei, China. Research showed that the disease was caused by the then unknown coronavirus.
26/01/2020 - Klaas & Rik van Dorp were off to a flying start in 2019, with a title of 1st not nominated championship sprint in Rayon Central (Province 5). However, the sad passing of Klaas in June cast a dark shadow over this combination.
24/01/2020 - Shaun McDonough races already more than 20 years pigeons with his dad, but when his father felt that it became too much to cope with, they decided to do a total auction on PIPA. In this video Shaun presents his two main pigeons: Magic Pie & The Ultimate.
19/01/2020 - The name of Houfflijn will always be associated with superstar Geronimo. The Geronimo dynasty has turned the Houfflijn family into an internationally renowned name, with major successes in the long distance and extreme long distance. And the success story continued in 2019.
18/01/2020 - The in-house pigeon family that Martin developed over the years is mainly based around three stock breeders: Rainman, Levi and New Rainman. These were then crossbred to some of the best marathon bloodlines he could find in The Netherlands and Belgium, and this led to the creation of a breed that competes with the best of the best in international marathon races.
18/01/2020 - Martin Dhooge was close to an international breakthrough in 2016, as 2nd National Champion extreme long distance KBDB. And he saw a lifelong dream come true in 2019, claiming a 1st National Pau with Silent King, his favourite pigeon.
18/01/2020 - On Saturday evening, according to annual tradition, the public auction of PIPA & Les Green (Northern Premier Auctions) took place during the exhibition in Blackpool. Every year a special group of young pigeons is sold there. Again this year it was a great success, it became the most successful auction ever in Blackpool, with a total of no less than 125,000 EURO (107,100 GBP), 4,650 EUR / pigeon (3,962 GBP), for 27 youngsters.
17/01/2020 - Long distance fancier Bert Vanden Berghe has had another very successful pigeon racing season, with most notably a title of 3rd best pigeon from Agen 2018-2019 in the PIPA Ranking, as well as a title of 5th Prov. Ace Pigeon middle distance KBDB East Flanders 2019.
17/01/2020 - With 3 national victories booked in only 3 years of time, Kevin Saudoyez showed the world he was one of the new leading names from the Belgian national scene. At only 31 years, he decided to face a new challenge.