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Fontaine Gaston wins 1st National Argenton 3.187 Old pigeons (2004)


"SPIERE" of Fontaine Gaston - Aarlen

Due to the wind coming from the west it was expected that the first pigeons of Argenton would be in this area. The victory for the young pigeons goes to Scherpenheuvel and the victory of the yearlings goes to Balen, but the victory of the old pigeons goes to the south of Belgium, to Gaston Fontaine from Aarlen. Gaston had one of the shortest distances, his distance was 470,729 km. His pigeon was clocked on 3.13pm and the speed of the pigeon was 1314.89 m/m. With this speed he was the 2nd fastest pigeon of all. Originally Gaston played under the name FONTAINE-HANZEN but since his wife became ‘the boss’ of the local pigeon federation “Le Rapide d’Arlon” it’s just ‘Gaston Fontaine’. Off course it is not only Gaston who deserves national victory but also his wife, who still helps a lot with the pigeons of Gaston, and not only at home, but also in the local pigeon federation she helps a lot.

They breed specially Roossen and Vanspitael pigeons, added with Moreay, Pierson and Carteus pigeons…
The loft has about 80 widowers and about 7 hens (2 old and 5 yearlings). There were about 100 youngsters ringed this year.



Pedigree "SPIERE"



Palmares "SPIERE"-70100049/2002

2004 : 25/04 Troyes : 98th / 848p. - 02/05 Auxerre 89th / 738p. - 27/06 Bourges 5th / 118p. - 11/07 Montluçon 44th / 254p. - 18/07 Bourges 12th / 91p. - 25/07 Vichy 12th / 266p. - 31/07 Bourges 163th / 3.244p. - 14/08
ARGENTON 1st National 3.187 old pigeons.

2003 :
04/05 Philipville 3th / 94p. - 11/05 Chimay 16th / 93p. - 18/05 Quievrain 22th / 86p. 29/05 Chalons 26th / 122p. - 01/06 Auxerre 98th / 482p. - 22/06 Bourges 271 / 1.163p.
2002 : 09/06 St.Dizier 75th / 572p. - 23/06 Arcis 111th / 478p.


Championships won in the last years:

2003: 1st Champion club "Le Rapide d'Arlon".
6th General Champion Prov. Luxemburg.
2002 : 3rd Provincial champion Luxemburg
3rd Champion Group Luxemburg
1st General champion "Le Rapide d'Arlon".
2001 : 2nd Provincial champion Luxemburg
3rd Champion Group Luxemburg
1st General champion "Le Rapide d'Arlon"


Some top results of 2004 :

7002332/2000 : 116th / 8.538 nat. Montélimar – 471st nat. Orange. Origine "Marseille vader Fontaine".
7010011/2002 : 1.453rd / 19.477 nat Brive – 102nd / 462 nat Pau – 217th / 893 nat Dax - Origine Pierson Francois.
7002907/2002 : 350th / 8.538 nat Montélimar – 11th / 5.738 nat Marseille - Origine Moureau.
7006021/2003 :492nd / 10.624 nat St.Vincent – 17th / 856 CFW Perpignan - Origine Neufcoeur.
1040976/2003 : 877th / 4.181 CFW Limoges Yl. – 7th / 1.675 CFW Beziers - Origine Carteus-Norman.