Peter Theunis (Hoeven, NL) wins the National ‘Eendaagse Fondspiegel’ Long Distance (Cat. 3) in 2022

Embregts-Theunis wins the National ‘Eendaagse Fondspiegel’ Long Distance (Cat. 3) in 2022
Peter Theunis has added a missing title to his impressive palmares by winning the National ‘Eendaagse Fondspiegel’ Long Distance (Cat. 3) in 2022.

National NPO podium spots and National 'Eendaagse Fondspiegel' 

The absolute highlight of 2022 for Peter Theunis (Embregts-Theunis), was winning the National 'Eendaagse Fonspiegel' Long Distance (Cat. 3). The steps which Peter has made in the recent years in the category Best Fancier (NPO/WHZB/TBOTB) is just as admirable. Since 2018, Peter has continuously been in the Top 10 of Best Fanciers in The Netherlands. With 3rd places in both 2020 and 2021, Peter stood on the national podium twice already. In 2022, Peter once again showed his class and finished as 2nd National Loft Champion NPO Not Nominated Cat. Best Fancier Senior. At the Fondclub South Netherlands, Peter was crowned 1st Golden Provincial Champion Brabant 2000. Find an overview of the most prominent championship titles in 2022 won by Peter; 

1st National Eendaagse Fondspiegel Long Distance Cat. 3
1st Gouden Afdelingskampioen Brabant 2000 - Fondclub Zuid-Nederland
2nd National Loft Champion NPO Not Nominated Cat. Best fancier Senior
2nd Loft Champion Vitesse Old birds Not Nominated Afdeling Brabant 2000
4th and 6th Golden Crack Young birds Brabant 2000 - Fondclub Zuid-Nederland
7th Gouden Crack Eendaagsfond Brabant 2000 - Fondclub Zuid-Nederland
4th Loft Champion Long Distance Old birds Not Nominated Afdeling Brabant 2000
9th National Loft Champion NPO Not Nominated Cat. Long distance Senior
15th National Loft Champion NPO Not Nominated Cat. Middle Distance Senior
20th National Loft Champion NPO Not Nominated Cat. Young birds Senior

Near impossible results on long distance races

In 2022, Peter won provincial Top 10 results week in, week out. In total, Peter won 20x Top 10 results in the province Brabant 2000 against an average of 9,700 pigeons. Especially his performances on long distance races were exceptional. On the races Issoudun (24/24) and Chateauroux (20/24) in particular, Peter his pigeons were unmatched. With the 4th NPO Chateauroux (5,290 p.), a 7th and 10th NPO Issoudun (2,467 p.) and a 10th NPO Issoudun (6,438 p.) these pigeons flew straight to the top of the charts. 

The Millennium Pair, the Golden Pair and Super Rossi gave the Theunis colony an enormous boost

The Millennium Pair, which is formed by BE14-6074354 Mister Millennium and NL15-3535059 Millennium, has a huge impact on recent achievements in Hoeven. The hen Millenium is a daughter to Blue Rocket and descends from the Rocket bloodlines which are still valuable for Peter. The Millennium Pair has bred a legion of top pigeons. In 2022 however, the hen Millennium passed away. Nonetheless, this isn't the end of this highly successful breeding line. Direct children such as NL17-3714984 Olympic Millenium and NL17-1371054 Avatar have taken over as stock breeders from their parents. Another key breeding pair which is always coupled to each other is formed by NL18-1191415 Grey Millennium and NL17-3715065 Golden Ace. Together they form the Golden Pair. Grey Millennium is a son of the Millennium Pair. The hen Golden Ace is a daughter of the other crack, NL11-3024491 Super Rossi who thrived on the breeding lofts for years on end. Grandchildren of Super Rossi performed exceptionally well for Peter in 2022. Find an overview of the Millennium Pair's and the Golden Pair's best (grand)children by clicking on one of the links below. Hereafter, we will take a closer look at the (breeding) results of Olympic Millennium and Avatar. 

NL21-2111041 Pure Gold (grandchild Golden Pair), 1st National Ace Pigeon WHZB/TBOTB 2022
NL20-2002146 Mathieu (son Millennium Pair), 1st Niergnies 2,271 p., 1st Quiévrain 2,074 p. and 1st Quiévrain 6,133 p.

Olympic Millennium follows in parents' footsteps

NL17-3714984, 2nd NL Olympiad Poznan 2019 and super breeding hen

At the top of the long list of successful descendants of the Millennium Pair we find NL17-3714984 Olympic Millennium. Below you can find an overview of her most impressive results; 

1st PIPA Ranking Best Young birds Short Distance The Netherlands 2017 - 4 prizes
2nd NL Olympiad pigeon Poznan Cat. A 2019
2nd PIPA Ranking Best Short/Middle Distance The Netherlands 2018 - 10 prizes
3rd National Ace Pigeon Short Distance WHZB 2018
5th PIPA Ranking Best Young bird The Netherlands 2017 - 6 prizes
1st Quiévrain 2,419 p.
1st Pont St. Max 2,373 p.

As a breeder, Olympic Millennium is worth he weight in gold. In 2022, her daughter NL20-2030277 Olympia became 2nd Ace Pigeon Long Distance Old birds Afdeling Brabant 2000 and 7th Golden Crack Long Distance Brabant 2000 in Fondclub South Netherlands. Olympia won a/o 10th NPO Issoudun against 2,467 p. From the young birds team of 2022, NL22-2210355 Perfect Millennium became 6th Golden Crack Young birds Brabant 2000 Fondclub South Netherlands. Below you can find a short overview of the best Olympic Millennium descendants. For a full overview, click on the link below. There you can also find the pedigrees of the descendants mentioned.

NL20-2002219 National Millennium
3rd Ace Pigeon Young birds Brabant 2000 (2020)
12th National Ace Pigeon NPO Cat. Young birds (2020)

NL20-2030277 Olympia
1st Duffel 4,231 p.
2nd Ace Pigeon Long Distance Old birds Afdeling Brabant 2000 (2022)
10th NPO Issoudun 2,467 p.

NL21-2111033 Olympic Rosa
1st Golden Crack Young birds Brabant 2000 Fondclub South Netherlands (2021)
9th NPO Melun 4,903 p.

NL21-2127806 Olympic Fairytale
1st Quiévrain 4,678 p.

NL22-2210355 Perfect Millennium
6th Golden Crack Young birds Brabant 2000 Fondclub South Netherlands (2022)

NPO winner and super breeder Avatar is one of the best sons of the Millennium Pair 

NL17-1371054 Avatar, son Millennium Pair, won a/o 1st NPO Quiévrain against 13,331 p.

During his racing career, NL17-1371054 Avatar won a/o 1st NPO Quiévrain against 13,331 pigeons. After this victory, this son of the Millennium Pair moved to the breeding lofts of Peter Theunis. A golden move. In the meantime, Avatar is father of 6 Top 10 winner in different NPO races; 

NL20-2002167 Millennium Ava
3rd NPO Chateaudun 6,277 p.

NL20-2030265 Avatar's Girl
2nd NPO Sens 8,754 p.
8th National Ace Pigeon

Special Ava
4th NPO Melun 16,023 p.

7th NPO Issoudun 7,183 p.

Super 62
7th NPO Issoudun 2,472 p.

Fighter Avatar
6th NPO Sens 8,754 p.

The Golden Pair is a breeding sensation

The second top pair housed by Peter is formed by NL18-1191415 Grey Millennium x NL17-3715065 Golden Ace. Grey Millennium is a son of the Millennium Pair and thus a brother of Olympic Millennium and Avatar. Golden Ace is a daughter of top breeder NL11-3024491 Super Rossi. Golden Ace herself won a/o 1st Quiévrain against 5,214 p. and the 1st Quiévrain against 6,509 p. Together with Grey Millenium she forms a fantastic breeding pair. Together they are parents of a/o Super Ace (1st Ace Pigeon National 'Eendaagse Fondspiegel', 4th National Ace Pigeon, 5th National Ace Pigeon WHZB), Millennium Ace (11th National Ace Pigeon WHZB, 9th National Ace Pigeon), Miss Golden Eye (17th National Ace Pigeon WHZB Allround), Blue Diamond (1st NPO Grand Prix Melun) and above all they are grandparents of Pure Gold (1st National Ace Pigeon WHZB and 1st National Ace Pigeon PIPA Ranking). 

Blue Diamond takes over from the Golden Pair

NL21-2127802 Blue Diamond won 1st NPO Grand Prix Melun against 4,903 p.

In 2021, NL21-2127802 Blue Diamond won the 1st NPO Grand Prix Melun against 4,903 pigeons. This daughter of the Golden Pair has delivered some remarkable breeding results in 2022; 

NL22-2226357 Blue Torero
3rd Ace Pigeon Afdeling Brabant 2000

NL22-2226358 Torres Blue
22nd NPO Orléans against 4,532 p.

NL22-2210364 El Torro
1st Roye against 1,200 p.

Super Rossi

NL11-3024491 Super Rossi is grandfather of Winning Daisy, 2x NPO Top 10 winner in 2022

Lastly, there is no denying the exceptional breeding results of Super Rossi. Although he is no longer fertile, in 2022 his grandchildren show to have inherited fantastic racing qualities. A grandchild of his, NL22-2226455 Winning Daisy, takes a 4th NPO Melun against 10,233 pigeons and 6th NPO Orléans against 4,532 pigeons. 

Millennium Pair, Golden Pair and Olympic Millennium on other lofts

Of the few children from Olympic Millennium which are transferred to other lofts, promising references were received. For instance, Comb. van Wanrooij (Geffen, NL) has a daughter of Olympic Millennium who bred the 2nd Ace Pigeon Afdeling Oost-Brabant. Willem de Bruijn (Reeuwijk, NL), through co-breeding, has a daughter of Olympic Millennium ((Murphy's Millennium). This hen bred him multiple 1st Prize winners and NPO Top 10 pigeons, including the phenomenon Uranus Best Boy (12th Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance Young birds PIPA Ranking) with a/o 2nd Quiévrain against 27,343 p., 5th NPO Morlincourt against 19,899 p. and a 10th Nat. S2 Pont. St. Maxence against 12,729 p.) Willem also houses a daughter of the Golden Pair. This hen became mother of three Top 10 Ace Pigeon in the federation Gouwe & IJssel. Bas Verkerk (Reeuwijk, NL) his 1st Ace Pigeon Long Distance Gouwe & IJssel was bred from a son of the Millennium Pair. In Frisia (Friesland), Jan Timmermans has an absolute crack called Super Millennium NL20-4211205 (granddaughter Super Rossi). This granddaughter of the Millennium Pair became 1st Ace Pigeon 'Noordelijke Unie', 1st Ace Pigeon Frisian Fondclub and 4th National Ace Pigeon NPO Cat. Long Distance Senior in 2022.