At the age of 37, Stefaan is still considered a relatively young fancier. He followed in the footsteps of his uncle Cyriel Lambrechts, a successful sprint fancier in the province of Antwerp. Stefaan’s pigeon breed is based on the bloodlines of Geert Lambrechts (not a relative), the late Jos van Loock from Berlaar, Bart Henderickx from Berlaar, Leo Heremans and most notably pigeons of Dirk Van den Bulck from Grobbendonk. This is a perfect example of successful cross fertilization, as Stefaan was particularly successful with pigeons of Van den Bulck pigeons and vice versa. For instance, the sire of Van den Bulck’s Olympiad Pigeon ‘Olympic Rosita’ is a direct Stefaan Lambrechts pigeon. Olympic Rosita is in turn the dam of Kittel (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB sprint) and Greipel (6th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Sprint), which goes to show that the pigeons of Lambrechts have played a significant role in the loft of Van den Bulck in recent seasons as well.
Having a strong pigeon breed not only leads to great results in your own loft, it should also enable other fanciers to gain excellent results. This is the least we can say about the Lambrechts pigeon family:
1st Olympiad Pigeon Nitra 2013 with 'Olympic Rosita' for Dirk Van den Bulck (BE) 1st Olympiad Pigeon Nitra 2013 with 'Olympic Bolt' for Kas & Karel Meijers (NL) 1st NPO Nanteuil 5,901 p. 2013 for Eijerkamp (NL) 1st fastest Nijvel 38,871 pigeons for Willem De Bruyn (NL) 1st fastest Pommeroeul 13,146 pigeons for Willem De Bruyn (NL) 3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB sprint 2014 with 'Den Tornado' for Yves De Wit (Mechelen, BE) 9th Nat. Ace Pigeon TBOTB 2013 with 'Vroom' for Willem De Bruyn (NL) Car winner of Poelstra & Sons (NL)
It is worth noting that these references can all be attributed to Stefaan’s four main bloodlines, which are the foundation of his collection. We take a closer look:
Parents of Olympic Bolt
Dirk Van den Bulck's Olympiad Pigeon originates from the Lambrechts bloodline, and Karel & Kas Meijers have also won the title of first Olympiad Pigeon with a direct Lambrechts pigeon. Their Olympic Bolt BE12-6055611 has won:
Nijvel 1 – 1,655 / 4 - 6,899 Maaseik 2 - 7,676 Chimay 4 - 4,271 Nijvel 21 - 1,576 / 60 - 7,754
The sire of Olympic Bolt, the BE10-6146323, is a direct Leo Heremans, originating from the lines of Donker Aske, Eenoogske, Dino, Gebroken Poot, Olympiade, De Jan, and others. The dam of Olympic Bolt is BE10-6291346, and she is related to the old breed Cyriel and Emmanuel Lambrechts, which was combined with a great racing hen of Alex Dockx. Click here for the pedigree of Olympic Bolt.
His parents, the 323-10 and 346-10, bred several more top class racing birds besides Olympic Bolt. For instance, the following prize winners have been bred for Herman Pouw (Utrecht, NL):
1 - 2,196 14 - 1,326 31 - 3,049 26 - 2,473
They are also the grandparents of six first prize winners of Karel Laenen (Herenthout, BE).
Super class bloodline of 2nd nat. Ace Pigeon
Stefaan won the title of 2nd nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB middle distance with his BE13-6151188 in 2013. This blue coloured hen was particularly successful as a young bird:
Angerville 6 - 2,850 Orléans Prov 8 - 4,262 Angerville 9 - 2,179 Angerville 26 - 2,433 Guéret Nat 172 - 11,894
The sire of this Ace Pigeon is BE10-6358364, which is a direct Van den Bulck pigeon coming from a grandson of Olympiade (Leo Heremans) x a daughter of one of Van den Bulck’s stock pairs, the Broer Goede Rode x Golden Leo 40.000. The dam of Ace Pigeon is a daughter of Kleine Dirk (a direct Van den Bulck from stock pair Goede Rode x Golden Leo 999) x Donker Bart (a direct Bart Henderickx, Berlaar). Click here for the pedigree of the 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon. This ace pigeon is also related to the outstanding breeding hen BE97-6407575 of Bart Henderickx, which was paired to Gaston van de Wouwer’s Kaasboer when she bred the '098 - Rony' and the '240 – Torre', two great breeders of Van de Wouwer. The bloodline of this 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon has given excellent racing pigeons, not only in its home loft but also for other fanciers:
The nest brother of the 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon, the BE13-6151187, is the sire of several prize winners for Pouw-Willems (Utrecht, NL):
Troyes 1 - 1,061 Asse 17 - 2,719 Troyes 37 - 1,061 Morlincourt 38 - 1,492 Asse 48 - 2,719
The BE12-6055418, another brother of the second Nat. Ace Pigeon that now belongs to Michaël Smoorenburg (Arnhem, NL), is the sire of:
Soissons 2 - 4,658 Pommeroeul 6 - 2,000 Duffel 12 - 5,614 Meaux 17 - 3,332 St. Quentin 37 - 3,305 St. Quentin 60 - 4,060 Feluy 61 - 8,040 Wolvertem 91 - 3,653
The dam of the 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon is a full sister of Usain, a successful racing bird for Eijerkamp
6th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Sprint Young Birds 2010
Stefaan won the title of 6th Nat. Ace Pigeon with his BE10-6291347, which did great as a young bird in the races from Quiévrain & Noyon:
3 - 1,368 7 - 1,277 9 - 1,594 10 - 1,783 11 - 1,208 26 - 2,252
The sire is Vele Bart BE08-6064501, a direct Bart Henderickx; the dam is Veel Noyon BE08-6156468. Together they form one of the main stock pairs for Lambrechts, having bred a number of great racing birds, including:
BE13-6151184 (for Stefaan Lambrechts)
1st Angerville 1,474 p. 2nd Prov. Orléans 4,262 p.
BE13-6151281, Vale Jackpot, car winner for Poelstra & Sons
He was transferred to the lofts of the Eijerkamp family after winning a car.
BE12-6055482 for Herman Pouw
2nd Nijvel 2,303 p. 21st Noyon 1,613 p. 24th Quievrain 2,768 p. 35th Peronne 10,241 p. 37th Niergnies 7,886 p.
Top class breeding pair BE10-6358361 x Goe Vaal
The invaluable breeding pair BE10-6358361 (a direct Dirk Van den Bulck from 'De 4000' x 'Dochter Montluçon') x BE09-6252489 'Goe Vaal' has given great racing birds in their home loft:
6th Angerville 1,236 p. 10th Angerville 3,084 p. 19th Nat. Bourges 33,524 p. 54th Nat. Bourges 33,524 p.
Their youngsters have been very successful in The Netherlands as well, achieving several great results:
'Vroom' has won the following prizes for Willem De Bruijn:
9th Nat. Ace Pigeon TBOTB 2013 2nd Vierzon 1,702 p. 6th Pommeroeul 4,403 p. 23rd Nijvel 4,974 p. 33rd Strombeek 50,512 p. 50th Nanteuil 6,905 p. 34th Pommeroeul 4,229 p. 75th Nanteuil 9,527 p.
'Porshe' proved a successful racing bird for the Eijerkamp family
'Kawasaki' was equally successful in the Eijerkamp loft
3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Sprint Young Birds 2014
The strength of the Lambrechts pigeon breed is highlighted once more in the loft of Yves De Wit (Mechelen, BE). His Den Tornado BE14-6087164 managed to win the title of 3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Sprint. These are the best results of Den Tornado:
Noyon 1 - 1,012 Noyon 1 - 822 Noyon 1 - 556 Noyon 1 - 426 Noyon 3 - 566 Noyon 9 - 579
Den Tornado is related to some of Stefan’s strongest bloodlines, including the sire of Olympic Bolt of Kas & Karel Meijers (BE10-6146323), the dam of Stefaan’s own 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance (BE10-6291386), an aunt of Dirk Van den Bulck’s Olympic Rosita (BE09-6252481), and Kleine Dirk (BE09-6293900), a first class breeding pigeon for Lambrechts that is no longer alive. Click here for the pedigree of Den Tornado. Stefaan did not hesitate to get his hands on this pigeon, which indicates that he is based on all of the best Lambrechts bloodlines. It proved a great investment!