If we would write a book about Belgian Pigeon history, we could certainly spent a very big chapter about the famous father-son combination VERSTRAETE RAOUL & XAVIER !
It all started in 1968 and Raoul knew that he could only be successful when he invested in champion birds and thanks to those investments Raoul created a winning strain with famous birds such as “Gouden Bol”, “Elvis”, “Rapido”, “Kanon” and “Panter” as headliners !
Later on top birds such as “Uno”, “Solo” and “Miljonair” made the name Verstraete more than international famous !
The last years there are the successful breeding lines of “Topstar” (B03-4343129) - “Xtra” (B06-4296522) – “Diva” (B03-4343099) – “Ohlala” (B03-3077318) – “Magico” (B01-4332011) – “Beststar” (B11-4211041) and so on.
THOUSANDS OF REFERENCES !
Unbelievable how many fanciers are so successful with the purchase of original Verstraete birds. As in 1st , 2nd and 3rd generation…. they like to hit the top of each race result
|Derrick Camilleri - Malta|
|1°-4°-5°-6° Prize in the overse Manfredonia race of 670km.|
|All pigeons Topstar x Avanti-line.|
|Duica Lulian - Romania|
|1° Final Romania Gold Race. 460km. RO012736/17|
|1° Ace Pigeon Romania Gold Race.|
|Line Uno-Bolide- Topstar x Manders|
|Franz Marchat :|
|10th place world championship in Mira for the chinese association, 100% Verstraete, bred by Franz Marchat:|
|Schulz - Helios - Germany|
|2° Golden Algarve Race - 505km - 2624pigeons.|
|Father : Grandson Xtra x Captain One Eye/Ohlala|
|Halfsister also won the 52°prize in the Golden Algarve Race in 2016|
|Erik Limbourg - Belgium|
|1° Prov. Agen. Yearlings.|
|From grandchild Topstar : His father won 1° International Perpignan in 2014, out son Topstar.|
|De Beer : South - Africa|
|ZA 14 TRPF9522 : 100% Verstraete . Brother Xtra x Daughter Golden Couple|
|1° - 936km|
|2° - 796 km|
|Mr. Ante Stojak|
|4° Prize final race Croatia Derby - Brodolr.|
|M : 100% Topstar inbred|
|2° Pr. Final Black Sea One Loft Race|
|+ 2° Ace Pigeon|
|Christiano Paltrinieri (owner wonderpigeon) - Italy|
|14°Prize Greece One Loft Race . From Son Major.|
|Nicole Marchat daughter of Franz Marchat.|
|European champion 2015|
|Vice European champion 2016|
|Ivan Eeckhout - Belgium|
|BE4223465-14 won 1° Limoges|
|BE4223465-14 won 1° Brive|
|Ivan received eggs in 2014|
|Freddy Van Acker|
|8°Prize Belgian Master from grandson Topstar.|
|Duica Lulian - Bucharest|
|2° Prize Black Sea Race - 505km|
|Line Bolide -Uno- Topstar : 50% Verstraete|
|Rob and David Pugh - Cardiff|
|1st,2nd,3rd,4th Welsh South East National & Combine Hythe 28th May 2016…|
|50% Verstraete - Uno bloodline.|
|Team Noel - Willockx|
|Basehen : 911-06 has bin geven several 1° Prize Winners|
|Already 7 generaton of 1° Prize winners|
|Patrick Metayer - France|
|7° Nat. Ace FR16- 290866|
|50% Verstraete. Line Topstar - Panter - Uno|
|Fouche Lofts - South Africa|
|ZA23790 - 08 MK Verstraete ( Boer x Uno line )|
|A One Loft Foundation Cock.|
|3° Allflight Winter One Loft Race.|
|Sire of 3° Ace Pigeon Carnival One Loft Race|
|Fratii Imbrea - Italy|
|1° Brindisi 725km - Golden Medal|
|1° Silver medal Yearlings - Interprov.|
|De Geest - De Cock Robert - Belgium|
|Successful with grandchildren of BestStar x Line Jaws - Hebberecht|
|2017 : 4° Nat. Bordeaux + 4° Ranking Best Bordeaux Pigeons 2016+2017|
“TOPSTAR” A NEVER SEEN MASTER BREEDER !
As already mentioned the Verstraete birds are in several generations very successful, this is proven by the breeding qualities of master breeder “TOPSTAR”
"TOPSTAR" IS FATHER OF "XTRA"
"TOPSTAR" IS BY GABY VANDENABEELE GRANDFATHER OF 1st NATIONAL TULLE WINNER "NEW BLIKSEM"
"TOPSTAR" IS BY ERIK LIMBOURG GRANDFATHER OF 1st INTERNATIONAL PERPIGNAN WINNER "BLACK MAGIC"
"TOPSTAR" IS BY ETIENNE MEIRLAEN GRANDFATHER OF 1st INTERNATIONAL NARBONNE WINNER "MONAR"
At this moment there is a special edition of internet auction Pigeon Bids in which there is the offer of 11 top birds out of the best breeders of the champion loft VERSTRAETE RAOUL & XAVIER.