04/12/2017 - Pigeon fancier Marijke Vink has been a household name in The Netherlands for several decades now. This pigeon family was founded already in 1988, with the help of Gerard Koopman. We are now 30 years later and the Koopman bloodlines, along with recent introductions of H. & E. Eijerkamp and L. Heremans, can still be found in the pedigrees of her current prize winners Second Aladin, Sanne, Gerard and others.
03/11/2016 - As most of you know, Marijke Vink has a highly capable pigeon breed. Marijke wanted to know what it was that made her racing team so successful. Maybe it had something to do with the so called LDHA gene? We went out to do a bit of research.
08/12/2015 - The renowned Koopman pigeons of Marijke Vink have continued to show their value in 2015. Marijke won the title of 3rd Champion one day long distance in Province 5 South Holland, and she became 1st Champion of the one day long distance in the entente “Hoekske Waard en omstreken”.
14/12/2012 - Marijke Vink has always been associated with the pigeons of Gerard Koopman, whom Marijke visited in 1988 after his impressive results from – at that time – New-Amsterdam. Today, 24 years later, top class pigeons such as Aladian, Reza, Farah Diba and Tips have put their mark on pigeon racing worldwide.
05/09/2010 - After a quiet year without having to perform, the decision was made to try again with the youngsters in the year 2007. It became more of a challenge to try to get back to from where they had said farewell……the top !!!!
05/02/2010 - It was November 2005 when a ‘schock wave’ passed through the Netherlands by the auction of the colony Marijke Vink… seen at that moment as one of the leading colonies in the Extreme Middle Distance in the Netherlands.