The Gevaert-Lannoo combination was able to add another important victory to their list of achievements rather quickly. They had basketed ten pigeons for the national race from Chateauroux on 4th of July, with six old birds and four yearlings. All ten racing birds claimed a top prize at club level, and more importantly, they took a first place both at club level and in the zone. Here are the results in more detail:
04/7 Chateauroux club 778 olds: 1-55-83… (6/6)
Nat. Zone A2 - 5,679 olds: 1-315-525
04/7 Chateauroux club 1,010 yearlings: 10-85-307-336 (4/4)
Nat. Zone A2 – 9,511 yearlings: 83-759
The family had been going through a rough patch in recent weeks but that did not seem to have any impact on their pigeons. These are very promising results indeed, especially with so many classics coming up in quick succession in the next several weeks.
New Rudy now winner of a 1st Nat. Zone A2 Chateauroux
The Gevaert-Lannoo pigeon breed is mainly crafted around pigeons of grandmaster Gaby Vandenabeele from Dentergem. Their racing team reached a whole new level the moment Paul and Carlos started to obtain pigeons from Dentergem. And their zonal winner in Chateauroux happens to be an 80% Vandenabeele bird as well. This two year old cock is a peculiar bird: this is already the fourth victory in his young career.
-New Rudy 15 BE18-4091015
1. Nat Zone Chateauroux 5,679 p. ’20 – 1. Club 778 p.
1. Vierzon club 289 p. ’19 – 75. National 11,574 p.
1. Toury 378 p.
1. Fontenay 170 p. ’19
4. Bourges club 409 p.
1. Ace Pigeon middle distance 2019 Long Distance Club Eeklo
9. Prov Ace Pigeon middle distance KBDB East Fl. 2019
This pigeon has quite a solid pedigree:
Sire: Bliksem Gaby BE12-3127548
A direct Gaby Vandenabeele from iconic breeder Rudy BE06-3008003 (himself a son of Bliksem x Kaatje) x Shana BE08-3197988 (full sister of Mr Magic, and granddaughter of Bliksem).
Dam: Crown Princess BE16-4282203
A daughter of two phenomenal Gevaert-Lannoo birds. The sire is Rambo Junior BE14-4032089, winner of a 1st Prov. Bourges 1,259 p. (fastest of 5,861 p.), 1st Bourges 324 p. and 6th Nat. Zone 1,890 p. And he comes from a son of Rambo II Gaby Vandenabeele (Duc Gaby), which was paired to super class hen New Marieke of Rik Cools (in turn a daughter of Bliksem Rik x golden stock dam Kaafje - Gevaert-Lannoo). The dam of Crown Princess is the successful racing hen Princess 95 BE15-146095, a 1st Prov. Ace Pigeon middle distance KBDB 2016 olds & YLs, and winner of a 1st Prov. Bourges 1,963 p. and seven first places. She is a daughter of golden stock breeder King Gaby (a direct Vandenabeele) paired to Sister 05 Kaafje (full sister of stock hen Kaafje).
The pedigree of this fantastic New Rudy is packed with world famous breeders and race winners with a proven record, as well as ace pigeons and powerful racing birds. It seems the apple does not fall far from the tree.
This makes New Rudy a perfect illustration of the breeding strategy in the lofts of Gevaert-Lannoo, where nothing but super class birds are put together. It proved the key to success for this small-sized pigeon family!