DIRK VAN DYCK – ZANDHOVEN (BELGIUM) PURE MAGIC ….

ON THURSDAY AUGUST 10th ENDS AT 2pm (cest) ON THIS SITE A TOP AUCTION OF ORIGINAL DIRK VAN DYCK BIRDS ! 

IN THIS AUCTION "SON DI CAPRIO" - DAUGHTER "OLYMPIC NIELS" - CHILDREN NATIONAL ACE "QUEEN" and so much more

If we have a close look at the international pigeon sport then we can certainly note the name Dirk Van Dyck at the top of the “champion list”. Birds such as “Rambo”, “Bourges”, “Kleine Gert” and of course “Kannibaal” are by each fancier world-wide known. These top birds won in the 90’s 1st National ace KBDB middle distance, 2nd National Bourges and a high number of 1st prizes in the famous middle distance union “Union Antwerpen”. These birds wrote more than 20 years pigeon history !

In 1973 , Dirk started with some birds of his uncle and also “pigeon teacher” Jos Dillen. Dirk raced mainly the short distance and crossed his birds of his uncle with pigeons from Frans Van Beirendonck, André Bellens, Gerard Kesselaers. Later on he enriched his winning family with birds of Gommer Leysen (line “oude 03”), Mariën-Royberghs, Louis Adriaenssens, Eduar Moons, Jules Verbeeck, Van Looy-Somers, Marina Van de Velde, Geerinckx LBJ, Leo Heremans (purchase of “Di Caprio”), Gaston Van de Wouwer, Willy Daniels, Marcel Wouters, Jan Hooymans and Eddy Janssens.

TOP REFERENCES … WHO DID NOT SUCCEED WITH THE VAN DYCK BIRDS ?

“DE KANNIBAAL”

But the most famous Van Dyck birds is without any doubt “De Kannibaal” (B95-6246005). “De Kannibaal” became 1st National ace KBDB middle distance but maybe even important he became one of the best breeding cocks ever born in the international pigeon sport.

The last 20 years his children/grandchildren were sold world-wide and almost everywhere the breedingline of “De Kannibaal” breed winners.

One of his most famous daughters is without any doubt “Golden Lady”. “Golden Lady” was bought by Gerard Koopman and became mother of his famous “Kleine Dirk” (NL98-5821416) . “Kleine Dirk” became also a top breeder and is grandfather of for example “Harry” (Hooymans Jan)

Two full brothers of “Golden Lady”, so two sons of “De Kannibaal” are now base breeders by Hermans Jan and Rik (Pulle)

Another daughter of “De Kannibaal” and also sister of “Golden Lady” is “Yzra”. “Yzra” is one of the base breeding hens by Pieter Veenstra and mother of “Special Blue”

A brother of “De Kannibaal” is “Kleine Gert” (B96-6452295) and that cock is at the base of several top birds by Leo Heremans. One of his descendants is “Euro” (B03-6192562) !

Cock “Kleinzoon Kannibaal” (B02-6503571 – grandson “De Kannibaal”) brings by Hennes Kristiaan the “842/03”. “842/03” became father of:

“Ballon” :            1st Argenton 3,136b..
“097/10”:           a real top breeder by Gaby Vandenabeele (father of “Benji 855” (6 x 1st)).  
“Christiaene”:    Top breeding hen by Deno-Herbots. Mother of “Lola” (1st National Argenton 21,092b. and mother of “Garmin” (1 S-Nat. Argenton 5,883b.)

A full brother of “De Kannibaal” is “Den Bourges” . “Den Bourges” is grandfather of “Kleine Dirk” B03-6086339 – the current base breeder by Jespers-Van der Wegen, and father of “Lady Fleur” : 2nd National Bourges against 30,748b..

Out of an uncle of “De Kannibaal” bred Patricia Verhaegen “Grijze Kannibaal”. This cock became a topbreeder and is grandfather of for example “Kai-Mook” (Olympiad bird Poznan by Guido Loockx) and “Olympic Mila” (Olympiad bird Nitra bei Parys Daniel).

“Sunny Rambo” (B05-6407897), a grandson of “Rambo” became by Thijs-Peters grandfather of 3 different national zone winners

By Vanoppen-Luyten are the birds of Dirk Van Dyck the real base of all their successes. Top breeder “Kleine Kannibaal” (B04-2198281) is the base bird of this superb performing top loft. He breeds already in 4 generations winners this on national and Olympiad level.

Bosmans-Leekens win in ‘014 the 1st National Chateauroux. At the mother’s side of the winner we note 3 times the breeding line of “De Kannibaal”

But also in Germany, champions such as Gunther Prange and Heinz Meier won national ace bird tittles with descendants of “De Kannibaal”. But also Klaus Stieneker and Dieter Wöhr win so many 1st and top prizes with Van Dyck birds.

The list with top references is really endless…

DI CAPRIO

 

In 2007 took the auction of Heremans-Ceusters place. Dirk Van Dyck had only in auction number in mind and that was number 167, the auction number of top racer “Di Caprio” (B05-6045015). A golden deal because on the breeding loft of Dirk “Di Caprio” became father of “Olympic Niels” (Olympiad bird Nitra 2013) and grandfather “Natalia” (1st National Bourges). “Olympic Niels” is also a future top breeder because his children  “B13-6122141” - “B13-6122142” - “B13-6122248” have a top result list ! “Olympic Niels” is also grandfather of “Friendship” (1st National Chateauroux 25,710b. bei Rik hermans) and from 1st Dourdan against 4,157 birds by Mertens-De Wolf.

But also on other lofts showed descendants of “Di Caprio” their qualities.

The “Golden Capri” (out “Di Caprio” x “Daughter Kannibaal”) is by Gerard Koopman father of “Kyara” (Olympiad bird Budapest 2015).

“Caprina”, a daughter of “Di Caprio” x “Daughter Kannibaal”, is by Combinatie Verbree mother of “Samanta” (1st National ace WHZB/TBOTB 2015)

Also German champion Heinrich Lepper bred his Olympiad bird out a son of “Di Caprio”

Unfortunately “Di Caprio” does not fertilize anymore since 2014.

 

LADIES POWER

Before the top performances were scored by cocks, now the last years, and this inspired by the top results of Geerinckx and Van de Wouwer, Dirk races also with hens. “I started racing hens much too late” says Dirk because the last years my hens team won:

“Natalia”:           1st National Bourges ‘014 against 10,141b.

“Queen”:            1st National Ace KBDB middle distance ‘015 old birds

“Karolina”:         2nd National Chateauroux ‘013 against 19,691b.

“Little Queen”:  3rd National ace KBDB middle distance ‘015 year birds

 

 

When we read this, we can only conclude that the Van Dyck birds are winning birds…they are pure MAGIC !

 

Stefan Mertens