Why an auction?
At the head of a recomposed family of 4 children, the current house of Tertre became too small. It became obvious that the family had to seek for a bigger house while keeping in mind the new geographic situation should fit for the ambitions of Kevin in the pigeon sport. That's why they started the construction of a new house at the west of the current location, more on the racing line of Flanders. Also, another important reason is that when you take such an important decision, you have to do it when you are still at the top. That's the reason why all the old pigeons from the loft are currently auctionned (∗), including the generation who allowed Kevin to win 3 national victories while enforcing a real domination in his discipline to his opponents:
1. Argenton national 18.390 p. '16 1. Highest speed 31.939 p. '16 1. Châteauroux national 4.391 p. '17 1. Bourges national 19.129 p. '18 2. National Ace Pigeon GMD Yls KBDB '16 1. Provincial Ace GMD ob KBDB '18 1. Provincial Ace GMD Yls KBDB '18 1. Provincial Ace GMD ob KBDB '19 ...
(∗) All the pigeons born in 2018 and 2019 will be kept for racing a last season in the accomodations of Tertre in 2020, then they will only focus racing in Péruwelz.
Such an auction gives us the opportunity to check up all the main pigeons who built the reputation of this colony.
The golden pair '452' x 'Gold Ingrid'
Kevin owes his main success to the discovery of a fantastic breeding pair. The cock was mainly bred from local origins with a touch of Hebberecht blood and his parents are also parents of the 1st Interprovincial Ace Pigeon CFW GMD as well as the 1st Ace Pigeon Derby Hainaut. The hen was purchased at the brothers Van Gestel (Antwerp) and is bred out of the best lines from Paul Huls, a well known pigeon fancier.
What this breeding pair has produced over the last 5 years is simply amazing and it makes it one of the best breeding pairs to be found over the last ten years.
- 'Ambre' (BE15-1014603)
Ambre is a direct daughter of the pair 452 x Gold Ingrid and she won the 2nd National Ace Pigeon Great Middle Distance Yls KBDB in 2016.
2. National Ace Pigeon GMD Yl KBDB '16 1. Bourges I reg - 361 p. 37. national zone - 6.756 p. 87. national - 19.889 p. 1. Châteauroux reg - 322 p. 4. national zone - 8.863 p. 98. national - 29.591 p. 2. Argenton regional - 285 p. 24. national zone - 5.133 p. 40. national - 18.363 p. 2. Montluçon regional - 126 p. 11. provincial - 962 p. 2. La Souterraine reg - 105 p. 9. provincial - 633 p.
The next year following the birth of 'Ambre', the golden pair 452 x Golden Ingrid became parents of 'Ambrouille' who won the title of 1st Provincial Ace Pigeon Great Middle Distance old birds KBDB in 2018.
- 'Ambrouille' (BE16-1066695)
1. Provincial Ace GMD ob KBDB 2018 5. Montluçon Iprov - 3.196 p. '17 6. Bourges Iprovincial - 1.961 p. '18 8. National Zone - 6.176 p. 58. National - 20.284 p. 6. Guéret Iprovincial - 561 p. '18 38. National Zone - 1.478 p. 12. Argenton I Iprov - 1.529 p. '18 14. Vierzon Iprovincial - 9.260 p. '18 26. Bourges I Iprov - 1.556 p. '17 40. Châteauroux I Iprov - 1.935 p. '18 566. National - 18.799 p. 56. Bourges II Iprov - 1.847 p. '17 ...
Finally, one year before the birth of 'Ambre', the pair 452 x Golden Ingrid bred 'Cya', 2x 1st Interprovincial Ace Pigeon GMD in 2017 but moreover mother to 'Marcelyne', 1st national Argenton 18.390 pigeons and highest speed from 31.939 pigeons in 2016.
- 'Cya' (BE14-1032114)
1. Interprovincial Ace Pigeon GMD 2017 6. Argenton Iprov 1.607 p. 12. Montluçon IProv 1.530 p. 14. Châteauroux Iprov 2.179 p. 24. Argenton Iprov 2.104 p. 32. Châteauroux N Zone 6.692 p. ...
- 'Marcelyne' (BE15-1014621)
'Marcelyne' was one of the first grandchildren of the golden pair being raced and she will stay forever in the heart of Kevin as she won the 1st national Argenton 18.390 pigeons with the highest speed from the 31.939 pigeons in 2016, this being the first of the 3 national victories he won in his career.
1. Argenton nat 18.363 p. 1. Highest speed 31.939 p. 1. Nanteuil 476 p. 5. Vierzon iprov 675 p. 17. S-nat 2.644 p. 6. Montluçon 126 p. 39. Iprov 1.398 p. 13. Toury 574 p. 27. Nanteuil 1.130 p.
- 'Stormi' (BE17-1023146)
Stormi is a grandson of Cya through his mother, which makes him another descendant of the golden pair 452 x Golden Ingrid. He won also the title of 1st Interprovincial Ace Pigeon GMD in 2018 and was also 4th Best Yearling from Belgium in the great middle distance with 4 prizes (PIPA Ranking), which leads him to be in fact unoficially classified as 22th National Ace Pigeon GMD KBDB.
22. National Ace Pigeon GMD Yl KBDB 2018 1. Interprovincial Ace GMD Yl KBDB 2018 1. Châteauroux II Iprov - 1.370 p. '18 9. National Zone - 3.737 p. 82. National - 13.098 p. 2. Guéret Iprov - 640 p. '18 5. National Zone - 2.775 p. 27. National - 8.517 p. 3. Bourges I Iprov - 1.909 p. '18 26. National Zone - 6.920 p. 97. National - 19.133 p. 17. Argenton I Iprov - 2.022 p. '18
- 'Le 452' (BE13-9039452)
Le 452, cock of the basic pair.
- 'Gold Ingrid' (BE13-6055998)
Gold Ingrid, hen of the basic pair.
- 'Stella' (BE17-1001053)
The national winner of Bourges I 2018 is a hen received by his good friend Dany Dusausoit, former double national winner on the great middle distance races. Both fanciers are good friends and are exchanging birds regularly.
Not raced as a youngster, here is her performance list from 2018 with a nice 6/6 for a totally unexperimented pigeon who ended her career right after her national victory:
14/04 Noyon 190/1.303 p. 21/04 Pont 330/1.420 p. 28/04 Ecouen 194/1.225 p. 05/05 Toury 62/701 p. 12/05 Toury 192/715 p. 26/05 Bourges 1/19.129 p.
- 'Hope' (BE16-1066730)
Last but not least, the new star pigeon discovered was received as an egg from by Adrien Mirabelle. This pigeon won the title of 1st Provincial Ace Pigeon Great Middle Distance KBDB 2019 with 3x top 80 national and 7x top 80 national zone.
1. Provincial Ace Pigeon GMD KBDB 2019 1. Montluçon Iprov 3.196 p. '17 4. Bourges Nat Zone 6.176 p. '18 37. National 20.284 p. 5. Vierzon Nat Zone 6.153 p. '19 20. National 20.956 p. 9. Bourges Iprov 1.556 p. '17 79. Nat. Zone 7.364 p. 348. National 20.759 p. 25. Bourges Nat Zone 2.182 p. '19 71. National 7.254 p. 48. Argenton Iprov 2.009 p. '17 367. Nat. Zone 7.332 p. 60. Argenton Nat Zone 4.350 p. '19 251. National 15.235 p. ...
Being able to book such kind of performances is only possible when you are working with pigeons of great class and you can manage them with great care. Kevin proved to the world he was able to bring his team to a high level while booking results of worldwide class. In the near future, he will face a new challenge in his new accomodations. We wish him all the best but we are convinced that he will find his way to the top once again.