The north, the North West wind which was over all France leads to the fact that only 9 pigeons of the total 22.685 fly faster than 1000 m/m. The hen 004.254/2010 from the French fancier Jacques VANDERMEERSCH was one of these 9 birds. She was clocked at 18h56 for 724 km. With a speed of 1011,73 m/m she won the national race against 1720 yearlings but was also the fastest from all the 3784 pigeons which were played by the French fancier on Narbonne. In the international list, the hen of Jacques was the second yearling behind the bird of the Belgian team DE RIJCK-DUYM. From all the 22.685 pigeons started in Narbonne at 7h00, only 3 were faster that the French hen. Great result for this yearling hen, isn’t it?
Jacques VANDERMEERSCH lives in St Aubin/Quillebeuf in the North of France. Jacques is pigeon fancier since 1971. At the beginning he only played his birds on races under 600 km. But after that he specialized himself on races from 700 to 900 km.
By specializing on these races he had to find new pigeons which were able to perform on these distances. That’s why he introduces pigeons from Pol TOSSENS, from A&P DESMET via MARNIX, from GYSELBRECHT via MARNIX and from Firmin SCHLEININGER. To all this well knowed names he added some EIJERKAMP/MULLER pigeons which he buyed directly in the Netherlands and via his French friend José POTEAUX.
Jacques have PUNT pigeon’s lofts. But a part of his hens are also in aviaries. His lofts are oriented to the South. In average there are not less than 350 pigeons in Jacques lofts.
Jacques is not a man of theory. He thinks that the only way, to find out which are good and which are bad pigeons, is to play them. But he like to have little pigeons with a strong character and a intelligent look!
The 004254 from 2010, the hen which won Narbonne had a good season in 2011. Before winning Narbonne she has make the 97th LA FLECHE (199 km), 44th ANGERS (235 km), 72th BERGERAC (510 km) et 90th MARMANDE (548 km). In her father bloodlines you will find EIJERKAMP/MULLER, TOSSENS and DESMET pigeons. Her father is a son of « Super Crack 433 ». This cock won in the past the 10th Perpignan (770 km) against 3819 pigeons and the 80th Pau (681 km) against 2181 pigeons. The mother of the winning hen was also a good flyer. She won early prices on Bergerac, Pau and Perpignan. In her bloodlines you will find EIJERKAMP/MULLER, TOSSENS and VAN NESTE.
Congratulations to Jacques VANDERMEERSCH for his great performance and good luck for the future.