You recognise a pigeon by its feathers; a fancier is recognised by his successes. If the pigeon and the fancier form a good team you can achieve great success. The key figure in this success story is Lex Udo, a pigeon fanatic from Province 6 in the town of Heiloo. This is the home base of the sprint champions of Lex, who have been doing great in 2012.
Achievements in 2012:
2nd Provincial Champion Sprint nominated 2nd Regional Champion Middle distance not nominated 3rd Provincial Champion Middle distance not nominated 3rd Provincial Loft Champion Sprint 3rd Regional Champion Middle distance nominated 3rd Regional Champion Sprint not nominated 3rd Regional Champion Young birds not nominated 3rd Regional Champion Young birds nominated 4th Provincial Champion Middle distance 5th Provincial Champion Super sprint nominated 5th Provincial Champion Sprint 6th Provincial Champion Super Sprint 7th Provincial Loft Champion Young birds 7th Provincial Champion Middle Distance nominated 10th Provincial Loft Champion Middle Distance Chimay - 2456 pigeons - 1-12-32-33-53-68-etc 33/17 286km = 15,448 pigeons - 4th prize provincial Soissons - 2163 pigeons - 1-2-6-33-34-43-96-etc 19/13 370km Sens - 2186 pigeons - 1-4-78-89-127-149-150-etc 12/10 499km = 13,373 pigeons - 8th and 20th prize national! Meer - 2337 pigeons - 1-51-55-56-148-149-150-etc 18/10 122km = 15,241 pigeons - 7th prize national Morlincourt- 1290 pigeons - 1-3-8-9-20-22-23-25-45-etc 29/23 357km = 9131 pigeons - 3th prize national Soissons - 1350 pigeons - 3-4-7-14-15-24-32-51-96-etc 18/11 370km Meer - 3017 pigeons - 5-18-22-35-41-53-60-etc 34/24 122km Nijvel - 1960 pigeons - 5-12-19-39-52-86-95-etc 19/16 224km Grimbergen - 1086 pigeons - 7-8-17-50-97-etc 18/10 184km Meer - 3625 pigeons - 8-12-13-14-15-18-20-21-23-29-etc 22/16 122km Duffel - 3728 pigeons - 8-18-19-52-55-etc 20/11 168km Nanteuil - 1517 pigeons - 8-11-12-48-96-etc 18/12 408km
The pigeon breed of Lex (49) is mainly a combination of Steef Duijn and Rens v.d Zijde, two cracks with an impressive list of achievements. So it is not surprising that the most successful pigeons of Lex were bred by these two champions. He has a few pigeons that play a key role in the breeding and the racing loft. During the day Lex is assisted by Lia and their children Kasper (15) and Lieke (13). He has a busy career as a project leader so good time management is important here.
Top class pigeons
This is an outstanding breeding couple and the two pigeons are great breeders on their own as well. This is in fact a characteristic of many of Lex’s pigeons. They breed very well together but they are good breeders with other partners as well. In fact Lex does not change around his couples very often but he sometimes couples the same bloodlines with different partners. An important breeding hen is ‘Excellentia’, a hen of Rens v.d. Zijde (an Ad Schaerlaeckens). She plays an important role in Heiloo: she is one of his best breeders of Lex. Excellentia and Marvin form an outstanding pair. Several of their children and grandchildren have won big top prizes.
'Excellentia' x 'Marvin' have bred:
Morlincourt 1/12679 Strombeek 1/ 4360 Chimay 1/ 3827 Meer 1/ 3044 Duffel 1/ 2686 Peronne 1/ 2204 Hasselt 1/ 2180 Morlincourt 1/ 2130 Peronne 1/ 2068 Peronne 1/ 2057 Morlincourt 1/ 2044 Soissons 1/ 1743 Nanteuil 1/ 1383 Nijvel 1/ 1057 Kapellen 1/ 501 Meer 1/ 465 Strombeek 1/ 434 Strombeek 1/ 343 Strombeek 1/ 338 Meer 1/ 333 Peronne 1/ 301 Meer 1/ 235 Nijvel 1/ 217 Chantilly 1/ 201 Chimay 1/ 201 Chimay 1/ 176 Duffel 1/ 175 Strombeek 1/ 173 Nanteuil 1/ 135 Nijvel 1/ 125 Nanteuil 1/ 70
Notice that this list only includes the first prizes; it does not even include the other top prizes. That explains why Lex breeds new racing pigeons from this bloodline every season. The second, third and even the fourth generation has a lot of top prize winners and ace pigeons! Lex has also coupled the ‘Marvin’ to ‘Amy’, which is a full sister of ‘Excellentia’. This pair has bred several promising pigeons as well. (Click here for the pedigree of 'Excellentia')
We will take a closer look at ‘Jonge Voormiddag’ and ‘Special’. These two pigeons have bred great descendants with several different partners. ‘Special’ is a daughter of the outstanding ‘Late Lange Vos’ of Ludo Claessens, whose descendants have won more than 100 first prizes. ‘Jonge Voormiddag’ is another pigeon of Steef Duijn. Both pigeons have become stock breeders in the breeding loft. They have been breeding both racers and breeders. (Click here for the pedigree of 'Jonge Voormiddag' and 'Special')
They have bred the following prize winners (both as a pair and with other partners):
Morlincourt 1/12679 Morlincourt 1/ 9841 Peronne 1/ 2279 Sens 1/ 2186 (8th Nat. - 13,373 over 80km and more) Soissons 1/ 2163 Chimay 1/ 1879 Strombeek 1/ 1815 Soissons 1/ 1743 Morlincourt 1/ 1290 (3rd NPO - 9,131 pigeons) Nijvel 1/ 1057 -/+20 other first prize winners
They are real cracks and their breeding qualities have had a great impact on this year's achievements, with for instance three teletext notations!
Lex Udo is the owner of a great team of sprint pigeons! In 2013 the main focus will be on the sprint/middle distance and the young birds' races (the sprint championship) again. We wish him all the best for next season!