In the past years, Ahmad has been the man to beat on the young bird races in Afdeling 10. Due to his busy job as dentist, a young family and the full care over his pigeons, he doesn't race with old birds. The young bird game, however, is something he excels at. Highlights of last season where plentiful, including 1st NPO Reims with only 2 basketed pigeons against 6,036 p. (fastest of 12,805 p.) and the 3rd Olympiad pigeon (Cat. Young) on the Olympiad in Romania with Olympic Storm.
Ahmad houses, as many will know, a great colony of speed pigeons of which many are obtained through close friendships with several internationally renowned fanciers such as Leo Heremans, Dirk van den Bulck, Jos Cools and Gustaaf Boeckmans. Wondergirl, De Vooruit, the Miracle line, Noortje, Cruijff, Little Kittel, Golden Kittel, Mother New 030, nest brother Miracle 307, Speciale Blue, etc. are several examples of the stars that are housed on Ahmad's lofts and form the foundation to all his successes. As mentioned, his results in the current season are once again outstanding. Several examples hereof are (only results in Afd. 10 R1 with 1st Prizes):
67-73-75-85-etc. (47/86) and 1st and 2nd 6,746 p.
23/7 Gennep 152 km 1,750 p.: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-11-13-17-19-21-40-43-49-73-92-94-
95-98-etc (44/72) and 2nd up to 8th 6,259 p.
6/8 Dreis-Bruck 305 km 1,447 p.: 1-2-3-7-9-11-12-13-20-29-45-52-65-91-93-etc (27/66)
27/8 Etroeungt 374 km 431 p.: 1-27-79-etc (3/5) and 2nd 1.756 d.
27/8 Gennep 152 km 1,660 p.: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-18-19-21-
92-etc. (48/59) and 1st up to 4th 5,865 p. and
9-10-11-12 against 12,570 p.
The pigeons in the Top 5 of the races above will be introduced further.
16th July: 1st, 2nd and 4th Kalkar 1,913 pigeons (and 1st and 2nd 6,746 p.)
The 1st prize on Kalkar raced on 16th July was won by NL22-4783419. The father of this hen is a son of breeding phenomenon Cruijff and her mother is a daughter of top breeder Golden Kittel.
See the pedigrees of 1st, 2nd and 4th pigeon on Kalkar against 1,913 pigeons below.
23rd July: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Gennep 1,750 pigeons (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th 6,259 p.)
On Gennep, raced on 23rd July, the 1st prize was won by NL22-4783471. Father is Little Kittel and her mother is a half sister Cruijff.
See the pedigrees of the 1st up to 5th Gennep (1,750 p.) below.
6th August: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Dreis-Bruck 1,447 pigeons
On the race from Dreis-Bruck the 1st prize went to NL22-4783413. On July 23rd the 22-413 also won a top result from Gennep, taking 3rd against 1,750 pigeons. Father of 22-413 is Remco 720, son of Remco (Jos Cools). Mother is Power Cruijff (Cruijff x Lady Cruijff).
The pigeons below occupied the podium on the race from Dreis-Bruck.
27th August: 1st Etroeungt 431 pigeons (and 2nd 1,756 p.)
The NL22-4783477 won the 1st Etroeungt and 2nd against 1,756 p, Also on Dreis-Buck he showed his class with the 3rd against 1,447 pigeons. His father is a son of Best Kittel x Noortje and his mother is another daughter of Cruijff.
27th August: 1st, 2nd, 3rd , 4th, 5th Gennep 1,660 pigeons (and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th 5,865 p.)
The absolute highlight so far was this race from Gennep. Starting with 1st place up to 16th against 1,660 pigeons. The 1st prize was on account of NL22-8060727 (half sister Cruijff). Father of the 727 is Golden Kittel. Mother is a daughter of De Vooruit x Mother Little Kittel.
Find the pedigree of the 1st up to 5th place on Gennep (1,660 p.) below.
Strong stock at the base of success
As mentioned earlier, Ahmad owns a fantastic breeding team built up with stars from amongst others Dirk Van den Bulck, Staff Boeckmans, Jos Cools en Leo Heremans. Read everything about his stock build-up here. Cracks such as Cruijff, De Vooruit, Noortje, Little Kittel, Golden Kittel etc, etc... ensure several top pigeons on the young bird races every year, both on a provincial as national level.