WIM DE TROY, BERLAAR 1 NAT CHAMPION GREAT MIDDLE DISTANCE YOUNGSTERS KBDB 2016

The Antwerp city of Berlaar, this commune breaths pigeon sport as many top fanciers live here and race at the top of Belgian pigeon sport. One of them is Wim De Troy, Wim runs, together with his wife Marianne and son Steven, the colony. We already went to visit them this year when they won 1st National La Souterraine with the youngsters, then we already could tell that the pigeons were in a great shape. And we were correct as they won this Winter the 1st National Championship Great Middle Distance young birds. An extremely hard competition which they won with a big lead and a fantastic coefficient. As top of the bill onto their fantastic season and also 5 national ace birds within the TOP 40 over the entire country which proofs the strength of the colony.

Where did they go and get their best pigeons ? When you live in Berlaar you don’t have to drive long to get something good. So they went by at Jos & Jules Engels, Van Eynde – Goovaerts, Jozef & Swa Goovaerts ( De Kaasboer ) and Willy Daniels which have proven their best until now. Especially the strain of the “De Keesboer” via Jozef and Swa Goovaerts, strain “Marianne” 2 Nat ace bird great middle distance ( raced at Victor Danneels ) and the “Boxer” strain are the bloodlines that have bred very well over here. On the breeding loft we can find 40 couples where the rule is: when they have good youngsters, they stay together. They don’t re-couple a lot.

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National Champion great middle distance youngsters KBDB 2016

La Souterraine Nat     16,613b : 107 – 521
Chateauroux    Nat     14,762b : 247 – 311
Bourges           Nat (z) 8,989b : 195  -   56

National Ace birds great middle distance youngsters KBDB 2016

10th 6020079/2016 “Moonlight”
19th 6020166/2016 “Willem Tell”
26th 6020109/2016 “Star Wars”
28th 6020117/2016 “Honey-Moon”
31st 6020137/2016 “Cody”

Won championship through the years

  1 Nat Champion Great Middle Distance youngsters KBDB 2016
  1 Prov Champion Great Middle Distance youngsters KBDB 2016
  1 Prov Champion Great Middle Distance youngsters KBDB 2013
  2 Nat Champion Great Middle Distance youngsters KBDB 2013
  3 Nat Champion Great Middle Distance youngsters KBDB 2009
  3 Prov Ace bird Great middle distance 2014
  3 Prov Ace bird Great middle distance 2013
  4 Prov Ace bird Great middle distance 2013
  4 Nat Ace bird Great middle distance KBDB 2010
  5 Prov Ace bird Great middle distance 2013
  6 Nat Ace bird Great middle distance KBDB 2007 “Arend”
10 Nat Ace bird Great middle distance KBDB 2013
10 Nat Ace bird Great middle distance KBDB 2016
11 Nat Ace bird Great middle distance KBDB 2013
11 Nat Ace bird middle distance KBDB 2013

All pigeons race the national races

The old and year birds always race the great middle distance and a few the long distance races. The racing team exists of 50 widow cocks and 25 hens where the partner always stays home.  

In Winter a few old cocks have been coupled and could raise a couple of youngsters. This because the youngsters didn’t go through the moulting period yet and so they weren’t ready to breed. The yearling widow cocks where only being coupled middle of February to breed a few days. He used to let them couple later but Wim thinks they need more time then to get onto the ‘racing speed’. Now they can train fully for about a month before the season starts.

The hens could breed for a few days just like the yearling cocks but not all of them, at the moment he has a bit too much hens but this problem will be solved next season.

Daily they train once a day, the cocks in the morning, the hens afterwards but as from middle of April only in the evening.

The hens are being basketed every week, but when the race was heavy they go onto a Noyon the next week, otherwise they go the a national race every week. For the widow cocks it depends on the weather and he dares to give them a week of rest in between.  

During the week the hens are in small boxes and on grids on the floor, they are loose on the loft and the ones who really want to pair up amongst each other are being watched very closely and can race until the results are going down, then they are taken out at that instant.

Before basketing they all see each other, only the pigeons who go to the long distance races on Wednesday don’t get to see their partner. On Thursdays all partners are being showed for about one hour but they can’t get together. The pigeon which are being basketed are free and all the other are locked up half-box. After the race, they can be together when the biggest part of them made it home. The pigeons can come to rest a bit and enjoy it more like this. After the first short distance races of the season they can only stay together for about one hour, from the moment the races get tougher is this in the evening and when I notice that the pigeons didn’t get any fun yet, they can stay together until the morning after.

I race them on the widow hood system mostly until Bourges II and from then on I decide pigeon per pigeon. When they trow their 4th pin, they won’t race anymore, no matter what.

System youngsters

Yearly about 170 youngsters are being weened and at het start of the season there are about 120 left of them. These are divided over 4 lofts. The oldest go onto two lofts, de 2nd round which are only 14 days younger are on the other two lofts. They all are being darkened from the beginning of May until about the 1st to the 10th of June, this depends how it all works out. I don’t know yet whether I’m go to enlighten them in 2017, we used to race only our hens on the National races so they were the only ones being enlightend. In 2016 I raced everything so I had to enlighten everything but during the winter period I noticed that these had an arrear in the moulting period that they had to pick up.

As preparation they race many times Quievrain and Noyon before the sexes are being split up. Until now they all come out together but from the moment they are on the sliding door system, the hens and cocks from both lofts train separate. One day the hens come out first, the day after the cocks can train first.

The day of basketing (only on the national races) they are being put together around noon 12-12.30 and around 14h they are being split up again and are being fed well and early evening they all go into the basket. They always stay together after a race until the evening or the morning after.

During the season the pigeons train very rare at home. When they come home on a Saturday they can rest on Sunday, Monday there will be a training race out of Vilvoorde and Tuesdays out of Ittre. On Wednesday a last time training around the loft and they are ready for the next race.

National Ace birds

6020079/2016 Moonlight
 4 Nat Ace bird great Middle Distance Youngsters (4 races)
10 Nat Ace bird great Middle Distance Youngsters KBDB 2016

 

  72 Nat (z) Bourges              8.989b
247 Nat                              28.078b
  66 Nat      Argenton          19.592b
107 Nat      La Souterraine  16.613b
247 Nat      Chateauroux    14.762b
433 Prov     Gien                  5.470b

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Father 6060867/2013 Hannibal
½ brother 37 Nat Bourges 17,138b, 58 Nat Bourges 24,676b, 61 Nat Montlucon 17,865b, 75 Nat Tours 24,097b

Gr.F. 6176863/2008 Superbreeder 863
      Original Jozef & Swa Goovaerts ( Kaasboer )
      Son of “487/02” Blauwe 487 x “893/04” Daughter Dikke 584/90 1 S.Nat Chateauroux 13,285b
Gr.M. 6225697/2012 Gouda Van Eynde – Goovaerts
      Daughter “005/09” Blue Tornado Son Tornado Couple x “771/09” Granddaughter Kaasboer is
        mother 1 Nat Montlucon 10,752b

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Mother 6070055/2014 Heaven
Sister “Tia” 11 Nat ace bird middle distance KBDB 2013

Gr.F. 6300860/2004 Kleine Grijze
      Won 1 Prov Blois 2,135b, 14 I.Prov Chateauroux 3,076b
Gr.M. 6030098/2010 Mona Lisa
      Daughter “889/06” Generaal P Verhaegen x “852/09” Strain 1 Nat Gueret T Yskout

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6020071/2016 Miss Moneypenny
4 Nat Ace bird great middle distance youngsters ( 4 races )
33 Nat ace bird great middle distance youngsters KBDB 2016

 195 Nat (z) Bourges             8.989b
 706 Nat                             28.078b
 370 Nat      La Souterraine 16.613b
 439 Nat      Argenton         19.592b
 584 Nat      Chateauroux    14.762b

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6020166/2016 Willem Tell Duiver
19 Nat ace bird great middle distance youngsters KBDB 2016

     6            Noyon                   713b
     6            Quievrain              548b
   36            Souppes             1.662b
   86 Nat (z) Bourges              8.989b
 307 Nat                              28.078b
   94 Nat      Chateauroux    14.762b
 183 Nat      La Souterraine  16.613b

Father 6109092/2009 Den 092
Won 58 Nat Bourges 24,676b, 61 Nat Montlucon 17,865b, 130 Nat Argenton 11,001b

Gr.F. 6176863/2008 Superkweker 863
      Origineel Jozef & Swa Goovaerts ( Kaasboer )
      Son of“487/02” Blauwe 487 x “893/04” Daughter Dikke 584/90 1 S.Nat Chateauroux 13,285b
Gr.M. 6250293/2003 Walt Disney

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Mother 6225975/2012 Las Vegas Van Eynde – Goovaerts

Gr.F. 6163601/2010 Slap Tornado Son Tornado Couple
      Son of “585/04” Tornado Cock x “163/05” Kaasboerin Tornado Hen
Gr.M. 6341253/2005 Vichy Duivin
      Won 19 Nat Vichy 11,022b, 52 Nat Bourges 12,549b, 53 Nat Argenton 4,091b,
       178 Nat Bourges 11,252b, 289 Nat Bourges 11,933b
      Mother of “Jolien Bourges” 3 Nat Bourges 7,479b

6020109/2016 Star Wars Cock   
26 Nat Ace bird great middle distance youngsters KBDB 2016

 105 Nat      La Souterraine  16.613b
 172 Nat      Chateauroux    14.762b
 197 Nat (z) Bourges             8.989b
 717 Nat                             28.078b
1366 Nat     Argenton         19.592b

Father 6060862/2013 Kratos
½ brother “Natalia” 1 I.Prov Chalons 3,950b

Gr.F. 6261504/2011 Den Jules Orig J & J Engels
      Son of “043/03” Den Argenton 1 Nat Argenton x “127/05” Daughter Marieke Olympiad bird
Gr.M. 6315468/2012 Het 468/12 Scheers Lodewijckx

Mother 6060140/2013 Black Marianne
26 Nat Ace bird great middle distance KBDB 2013
Won 50 Nat La Souterraine 13,089b, 170 Nat Argenton 19,303b, 227 Nat Gueret 11,894b

Gr.F. 6175181/2008 Junior Boxer Top breeder
      son of “574/01” Den Boxer base breeder x “032/02” Aphrodite
Gr.M. 6175028/2008 Black Velvet
      Sister “Marianne” 2 Nat ace bird great middle distance KBDB 2007

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6020117/2016 Honey-Moon Hen
28 Nat ace bird great middle distance youngsters KBDB 2016

  11 Nat (z) Bourges             8.989b
  49 Nat                             28.078b
311 Nat      Chateauroux    14.762b
375 Nat      Argenton         19.592b
521 Nat      La Souterraine 16.613b

Father 6082190/2014 Valentijn Willy Daniels

Gr.F. 6044289/2007 Father Valentijn
      Son of  “770/00” De Zot 14 x 1st x “127/06”
Gr.M. 6217201/2009 Mother Valentijn
      Daughter of “066/99” Grandfather Olympiad x “843/07”

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Mother 6026082/2014 Ramona
Sister 50 Nat La Souterraine 13,089b, 80 Nat Bourges 37,357b,
132 Nat Argenton 22,384b, 143 Nat Montlucon 22,875b

Gr.F. 6175181/2008 Junior Boxer Top breeder
      Son of  “574/01” Den Boxer base breeder x “032/02” Aphrodite
Gr.M. 6175028/2008 Black Velvet
      Sister “Marianne” 2 Nat ace bird great middle distance KBDB 2007

6020137/2016 Cody Cock
31 Nat ace bird great middle distance youngsters KBDB 2016

    7            Noyon                 538b
  56            Souppes           1.228b
  88 Nat      Chateauroux  14.762b
271 Nat (z) Bourges           8.989b
945 Nat                           28.078b
278 Nat      Argenton       19.592b

Father 6022149/2012 De Condor
Won 376 Nat Argenton 22,463b
Brother “Arend” 6 Nat ace bird great middle distance 2007

Gr.F. 6250256/2003 De Superkweker
      Won 18 Prov Chateauroux 1,401b, 30 Prov Orléans 12,961b,
      34 Prov Tours 1,652b, 53 Prov Toury 2,429b, 61 Prov Chateauroux 3,417b
Gr.M. 6250259/2003 Blue breeding hen

Mother 6291265/2013 Daughter Superman

Gr.V. 6022044/2012 Superman
      Won 9 Dourdan 2,023b, 34 Nat Chateauroux 19,691b
      Son of “120/11” Mr.Smith 66 Nat Montlucon 22,875b x “703/08” Lara daughter base breeder Boxer
Gr.M. 6374710/2008 Martine
      sister “Marianne” 2 Nat ace bird great middle distance KBDB 2007

6020016/2016 Wonder Women Blue hen
1 Nat La Souterraine 16,613b ( fastest of 19,554b )

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Father 6026038/2014 King Boudewijn son best breeding couple

Gr.F. 6176863/2008 Superkweker Jozef Goovaerts
      Vader van 37 Nat Bourges    17,138b
                     58 Nat Bourges    24,676b
                     61 Nat Montlucon 17,865b
      Son of “487/02” Blue 487x “893/04” Daughter Dikke 1 S.Nat Chateauroux 13,285b J & J Engels
Gr.M. 6374790/2008 Manuella
      Sister “Marianne” 2 Nat ace bird great middle distance KBDB 2007
      Won 12 Nat (z) Montlucon 4,106b, 37 Nat (z) Poitiers 2,108b, 75 Nat Tours 24,097b,
          109 Nat Montlucon 21,827b
      Daughter “833/04” Son Vrome x “880/04” Blue

 

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Mother 6022780/2014 Queen Fabiola Blauw Rechtstreeks Jos & Jules Engels

Gr.F. 6154779/2006 Son Marieke J & J Engels
      Son of “734/99” Father Argenton and son 178/94 x “558/01” Marieke 1 Olympiad bird Cat.B Lievin 2003
Gr.M. 6166273/2010 Daughter As J & J Engels
      Daughter of “676/06” Den As 5 Nat ace bird long distance KBDB 2009
      x “559/06” Double Provincial won 1 Prov Le Mans 3,360b

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Caring

Both the old as young pigeons are taken care of in the same way. On Monday they get 50% Race and 50% Purification. On Tuesday I add more race then purification and on Wednesday and Thursday I combine Race and Turbo Energy from Matador. The last days I add pealed sunflowerseeds, kemp seed and candy.

During the season I use supplements from Herbovet, Schroeder – Tollisan and Mariën. Not that I give something else each day, it is being limited, but I do like to alternate.     
Before the season the pigeon will be taken to the vet for a check-up and normally I only have to treat against tricho. This is being repeated during the season by giving a pill. And don’t suffer a lot from head diseases so I don’t give anything for this.

Results on the 4 National races

22 x 1:100
25 x TOP 100 National (z)

Bourges Nat (z) 8,989 youngsters : 11,35,39,56,64,72,76,86,110,116,135,195,197,208,218,244,270,271,298,
320,373,442,464,488,520,524,563,611,691,705,774,785,… 52/79
Bourges Nat 28,078 youngsters : 49,138,159,207,234,247,261,307,414,428,575,706,717,743,770,859,941,
945,1048,1123,1287,1476,1551,1602,1704,1714,1817,1934,2158,2190,2401,2455,2760,2795,2801,… 54/79

Argenton Nat (z) 5,314 youngsters : 13,31,63,104,112,131,148,151,171,184,206,218,246,248,251,275,286,
295,316,329,360,362,366,416,439,500,520,… 39/77
Argenton Nat 19,592 youngsters: 26,66,139,261,278,327,370,375,418,439,498,541,599,603,609,673,708,
732,794,832,912,922,938,1103,1177,1366,1417,1727,… 42/77

La Souterraine Nat (z) 4,703 youngsters: 1,12,43,48,66,72,74,75,117,135,173,179,196,205,221,254,275,
376,424,… 32/65
La Souterraine Nat 16,613 youngsters : 1,16,69,74,98,105,107,109,183,220,307,320,354,370,402,479,521,
765,893,1042,1074,1420,1479,1557,1577,… 38/65

Chateauroux Nat (z) 4,592 youngsters : 7,45,49,66,79,80,116,145,147,213,251,256,301,305,339,359,399,
431,458,… 37/57
Chateauroux Nat 14,762 youngsters : 9,88,98,134,172,173,247,311,315,477,584,593,694,703,790,829,922,
999,1061,1253,1269,1309,1370,415,… 40/57

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Buelens Kim