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26 Jun 09:29
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Agen | 2018 4541
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DENOLF MARC - KORTEMARK

1st NATIONAL AGEN 4,541b.

Distance: 807km
Velocity: 978,74 m/m

 

The second international race of the season was the race out of Agen with the old birds, and for the first time also year birds could compete on this race.

The weather gods made sure it was going to be a really tough race for the real fighters and pigeons in top shape. An entire day full of sun and with a severe North – North-Eastern wind, it wasn’t going to be an easy one. Released at 8 in the morning it was going to be a question whether pigeons could make Belgium on the same day. Normally it should have been as the first clocking in in France did suspect that this was going to be the case, especially in the border area.  

And this was what happened, a few pigeons around the border made it home the same day…but at 21h44 it was the “Braven Agen” in Kortemark at Marc Denolf that called in. Kortemark isn’t at the border anymore but in the middle of the province of West-Flanders. This red four year old cock didn’t dawdle and beat every single pigeon on national level. Marc only saw him coming the last 50 meters, nicely sideways the stables of the farm, to clock with a speed of 978.74 m/m for a distance of 807km. It was shivering and shacking for a while to realise when it got really dark that they could celebrate the 1st national victory against 4,541b. On an international level he became the 8th against 10,622b and was beaten by 7 Northern France pigeons.

A first national victory and this on a very hard but honest race can be compared to a victory on Parijs-Roubaix or the ‘Ronde Van Vlaanderen’.

Pigeon sport in a Flandrien way

Marc Denolf (57 jaar) and his wife Annie are self-employed and have a farm with greeneries and cattle. They are busy on a daily base with nature and realise more than anyone else that taking care of nature is crucial for all of use on a long term. Taking care, observe well, react immediately, quality and this for both the greenery as for the animals. And this also with their pigeons. No unnecessary things, a good and correct care and it will be the quality that reigns.

Marc isn’t the guy with a lot of paper work, pedigrees exist out of a few copies and the results are from the local club Kortemark (where he races weekly against the top of West-Flanders) .

Focus is on the long distance and extreme long distance and it gets serious over here as from 500km and above. They started with 47 old and year birds and yearly they buy 100 rings for own use. On December 1st they were being coupled and the widow cocks could raise a couple of younsters. The year birds are already being replaced in August to the racing lofts and breed to be more attached to their box.

The lofts are attic lofts, very dry, sunny and clean, but no big luxury. The young birds also reside on brick lofts on the ground floor.

The base of the colony is formed by the historic strong pigeon strain from Kamiel Corneillie from Rumbeke accomplished with pigeons from a few top racers out the region.

The ‘Braven Agen’ is a 100 % Stefaan Van Overbeke

We call the winner ‘Braven Agen’ (‘Good Agen’) as Marc thinks of his pigeons to be rather shy, but this red cock is a quiet, calm, good pigeon. He always behaves very calm between the rest of the force on the loft. He was bred out of 2 pigeons that Marc bought at Stefaan Van Overbeke from Esen-Diksmuide.  Stefaan has really good pigeons and Marc wanted some out of the strain of the ‘Colorade’, who has an extra ordinary palmaris on the extreme long distance (with oa. 8th provincial ace bird West-Flanders ELD). We find names as Ampe, Vandamme-Bodaert, Gilbert Deprez, Taildeman, Vandenabeele, Peiren, Florizoone, Blomme in the pedigree of the parents of the winner.

Stefaan was of opinion that these pigeons weren’t up for the real heavy work but Marc was convinced they could do it. On the other heavy races these birds always got home fresh and this was confirmed on the extremely hard Agen with a national victory.

The widow cocks train twice a day with closed windows and get on the quiet days 50% purge and 50% sport and are being fed separately in their box with a spoon towards basketing. Marc dares to give once in a while pure corn as well.

After their early breed, all pigeons go in the aviary until approximately the 15th March. They stay healthy in a natural way and like this the daily care is being brought back to a minimum.

In Spring Wim Boddaert is being consulted for a traditional check-up before the start of the season and beside this they don’t interfere much in a medical way. At homecoming they get electrolytes in the drinking pot and that’s it…care on a Flandriens’ way !

This top pigeon out of Agen isn’t a one-day-fly on the lofts from Marc and Annie.

It has already been a season for the strong once and the widow cocks from Marc showed this with underneath results :

  • Valence  143 b : 4-12-17-26-46 (5/6). ‘Braven Agen’ had the 12th prize
  • Cahors 190 b : 10-14-25 (3/4)
  • Brive 189 year birds: 3-26-49-61 (4/6)
  • Brive 319 old : 5-19-34-48-67-89-102 (7/7)

It strikes that in the strong club of Kortemark they race head of the race continually and this with a high percentage of prizes. An average colony in amounts of pigeons but with a lot of quality !

Again the proof that pigeon sport as a pure hobby still exists and has a right of existence. We head more and more to professionalising the sport but weekly top results are being set by the true hobby fancier…provided that the necessary quality is present. The loft from Marc Denolf proofs it.

A nice victory, proud winners. Congratulations from the entire Herbots team !

B14-3141675: 1st NATIONAL AGEN 4,541b.

 

PEDIGREE FATHER

PEDIGREE MOTHER

 

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Dhaenens Geert

Number of pigeons

4541

LES AMIS DE BORDEAUX - TULLE -TELEVIE
AGEN  29-6-18    
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
KAPELLE O/D BOS 54 65 119  
ANDERLECHT 101 54 155  
BEERSEL 10 18 28  
GOOIK  104 44 148  
HERENT 75 51 126  
TESTELT 27 26 53  
TIENEN 74 84 158  
Vlaams-Brabant 445 342 787  
         
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
MONT ST.GUIBERT 14 0 14  
NIVELLES 16 12 28  
WAVRE 12 18 30  
RAMILLIES 43 22 65  
Brabant Wallon 85 52 137  
         
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
BEERSE 44 10 54  
BEVEL 40 34 74  
HERENTALS 38 16 54  
HOUTVENNE 21 23 44  
MECHELEN 24 67 91  
MOL 54 21 75  
OUD-TURNHOUT 34 45 79  
RETIE 30 10 40  
SCHILDE 32 63 95  
SINT-JOB-IN-'T GOOR 136 112 248  
STABROEK 34 37 71  
WIJNEGEM 45 69 114  
Antwerpen 532 507 1039  
         
         
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
VLAMERTINGE 178 186 364  
AVELGEM 30 70 100  
GISTEL 188 202 390  
KORTRIJK 104 144 248  
REKKEM 81 77 158  
ROESELARE 55 77 132  
WINGENE 82 56 138  
STEENBRUGGE 180 74 254  
WAREGEM 60 41 101  
KORTEMARK 231 158 389  
West-Vlaanderen 1189 1085 2274  
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
AALST 105 87 192  
BAASRODE 45 103 148  
EEKLO 175 167 342  
GENT 85 97 182  
LOKEREN 76 96 172  
VIANE-MOERBEKE 113 61 174  
NINOVE 72 176 248  
RONSE 65 75 140  
SINT-GILLIS-WAAS 153 105 258  
ELST 110 60 170  
Oost-Vlaanderen 999 1027 2026  
         
SINT-LAMBRECHTS-HERK 81 57 138  
MAASEIK 87 127 214  
ST.TRUIDEN 37 28 65  
TONGEREN 174 119 293  
ZONHOVEN 98 35 133  
LANAKEN 41 56 97  
Limburg 518 422 940  
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
ARLON 21 18 39  
VIRTON 25 3 28  
Luxembourg 46 21 67  
         
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
ATH 62 58 120  
ESTINNES-AU-VAL 19 24 43  
FROIDCHAPELLE 56 43 99  
GIVRY 14 18 32  
LESSINES 77 55 132  
LEUZE-EN-HAINAUT 69 115 184  
MARBAIX-LA-TOUR 16 14 30  
MARCHE-L-ECAUSSINNES 4 11 15  
PONT-A-CELLES 29 17 46  
SOIGNIES 23 25 48  
TOURNAI 136 50 186  
Hainaut 505 430 935  
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux JAARD-1AN JAARD-1AN  
COUVIN 40 50 90  
FALISOLLE 43 40 83  
GOCHENEE 10 17 27  
Namur 93 107 200  
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
HERVE 51 58 109  
VISE 13 9 22  
HANEFFE 30 22 52  
LIEGE 35 19 54  
LIEGE 129 108 237  
         
  Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
BELGIQUE-BELGIE 4541 4101 8642  
NEDERLAND-PAYS BAS     10530  
DUITSLAND-ALLEMAGNE     1355  
ANGLETERRE-ENGELAND     644  
FRANCE-FRANKRIJK 2039 1.640 3.679  
INTERNATIONA(A)L     24850  
         
         
2017 BELGIQUE-BELGIE 4405 5.335 9740  
2017 INTERNATIONA(A)L 12007 13.189 25196  
         
2016 BELGIQUE-BELGIE 3648 2.932 6580  
2016 INTERNATIONA(A)L 11826 9.043 20869  
         
2015 BELGIQUE-BELGIE 3524 2.767 6291  
2015 INTERNATIONA(A)L 6042 4.524 10566  
         
2014 BELGIQUE-BELGIE 3928 3180 7108  
2014 INTERNATIONA(A)L 11227 8.845 20072  
         
2013 BELGIQUE-BELGIE 5507 5.283 10790  
2013 INTERNATIONA(A)L 12942 10.579 23521  
         
2012 BELGIQUE-BELGIE 4971 5480 10451  
2012 INTERNATIONA(A)L 10724 10620 21344  
         
2011 BELGIQUE-BELGIE 4864 6217 11081  
2011 INTERNATIONA(A)L 10622 11444 22066  
         

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