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22 Jun
24 Jun 07:30
Argenton I | 2017 OVV 13621
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VAN HORENBEECK LEO - WIJGMAAL

1st NATIONAL ARGENTON 13,621 OLD BIRDS

Wijgmaal: It is the 2nd time that we could go and congratulate Leo with a national victory. In 2003 Leo won the 1st National Vichy against 11,510 youngsters and since then he stayed at the top of the pigeon sport. A few highlights are:

1st National Vichy 2003 Youngsters 11,510b. and fastest of 14,221b.
1st National Argenton 2017 old birds 13,621b.
13 x 1st Provincial !
2017: until the weekend of 24/06/2017: 3 times 1st prize in the combination GHF out of the 6 races
2016: 1st champion GHF Year birds and 2nd Championship Youngster club “Sans Peur Herent”
2015: Brabant Union: 2nd in the category middle distance youngsters, ‘Tussen D&D’ 4th GMD Youngsters , ‘Sans Peur’ 3rd GMD Youngsters
2011:  2nd time National Champion Youngsters Cureghem Centre - All-round champion “Sans Peur” Herent
2012: All-round champion “Sans Peur” Herent
2013: 2nd King and 3rd MD year birds Brabant Union,  1st old and 2nd year birds GMD in Demer & Dijle, 2nd old and 2nd year birds GMD Sans Peur Herent, 4th general championship Brabant clubs of Cureghem Centre
2004: Superstar of the year Long Distance at the ‘Gouden duif’

DARKENED LESBIAN HENS ON NEST

“Small but super fine” … this is how we could describe the colony of Van Horenbeeck perfectly. With only 10 widow cocks, 17 racing hens and about 50 youngster, the season of 2017 was started off.  

Due to lack of space, the racings hens are on the loft together with the youngsters and it doesn’t take very long for the hens to pair up with each other. Leo leaves them be and if they come onto eggs, they are being raced onto nest position. Leo explains :’I keep an eye on these hens and on the other loft I always have some couples together. So when necessary, I can place some youngsters of these couples with the lesbian hens so the hens aren’t only raced on breeding position but also on youngsters.

This system works perfectly except for my national winner ‘Kaat’. For one or another reason she didn’t pair up with another hen, but she had her eye on a young cock and the coincidence is that I’ve split up my young hens and cocks just a fortnight before. So ‘Kaat’ was without a partner all of a sudden! Maybe this was her motivation for her victory. Who will know. ’

Another remarkable fact is that the hens are being darkened the entire day. Reason…parallel the loft there’s a street and the street lights makes that it is never dark on the lofts. That’s why Leo darkens, from the first until the last race, all racing pigeons from 19h until 7h.

In a medical way, Leo takes the advice of vets Stijn Rans and Raf Herbots. Leo is very pleased with the products of the HERBOVET range. Both at arrival as at departure the suiting products are being given.

The bases of the Van Horenbeeck colony, leans on the pigeons of: Jean Vandessel (Wijgmaal), Van Avondt Danny & Nick (Wespelaar), Cammaerts Willy (Wilsele), Vos Jennes (Diest) and Eylette Michel (Diest).

“KAAT”

The national victory was achieved by a chequered hen ‘Kaat’. A lady with spirit and with a couple of strong pigmented eyes. She has already won underneath prize:

2015

-        Bourges: Brabant Union 159/5,660b – National 630/35,307b.

-        La Souterraine: Brabant Union 72/944b – National 1,079/9,760b.

-        Chateauroux: D&D 7/250d. – Brabant Union 22/1,259b – National 125/10,442b.

2016

-        Bourges D&D 33/554b.

-        Argenton: D&D 51/477b.

-        Chateauroux: D&D 13/327b. – Brabant Union 48/1,280b.

-        Nanteuil : Nieuw Verbond 5/399b.

-        Bourges: D&D 45/218b.

-        Argenton: D&D 5/174b. Brabant Union 18/637b.

-        Soissons Nieuw Verbond 53/347b.

2017

-        Argenton National 1/13,621b.

-        Vierzon D&D 28/635b.

-        Chateauroux D&D 21/434b.

-        Soissons Nieuw Verbond 50/716b.

“Kaat” her parents performed both very well, so she has inherited the good genes from both her father “B12-2037027” and her mother “B09-2034015”:

Father – 2037027/2012

Super breeder – Wins a.o. underneath prizes:

-        Bourges  D&D 5/319b. – National 145/13,588b.

-        Chateauroux D&D 9/140b. – National 194/6,005b.

-        Salbris Provincial 42/817b.

-        Bourges National 3,228/33,524b.

-        Momignies 1/73b.

Is father of several good racing pigeons:

-        2173321/2014 raced as a youngster 8 times per 10 with a.o.  Lorris 1/64b. and 5/1,185b. -  Gueret 27/592b. – Sourdun 6/135b. and 92/1,497b. – Soissons 10/182b. and 52/857b.

-        2100279/2015 raced as a youngster 6 timers per 10 with a.o. Soissons 1/211b. and 1/768b. and ½,577b. – Montargis 27/1,049b. – Bourges Brabant Union 110/5,660b.  and National 451/36,307b. – Blois Brabant Union 153/2,324b.

-        2053047/2016 : 1st Provincial Blois youngsters against 1,669b

-        2005034/2015 1st National Argenton old against 13,621b

 

Mother – 2034015/2009

Super breeding hen – wins herself a.o. :

-        Bourges  National 398/37,357b.

-        Pithiviers 12/793b.

-        Blois 23/2,799b.

-        Limoges 125/2,610b.

-        Pithiviers 10/312b.

And is mother of several good racing pigeons:

-        2173321/2014 raced as a youngster 8 times per 10 with a.o.  Lorris 1/64b. and 5/1,185b. -  Gueret 27/592b. – Sourdun 6/135b. and 92/1,497b. – Soissons 10/182b. and 52/857b.

-        2100279/2015 raced as a youngster 6 timers per 10 with a.o. Soissons 1/211b. and 1/768b. and ½,577b. – Montargis 27/1,049b. – Bourges Brabant Union 110/5,660b.  and National 451/36,307b. – Blois Brabant Union 153/2,324b.

-        2053047/2016 : 1st Provincial Blois youngsters against 1,669b

-        2005034/2015 1st National Argenton old against 13,621b

 

Leo…thanks for the nice chat and go for number 3 ! 

"KAAT" B15-2005034": 1st NATIONAL ARGENTON 13,621 OLD BIRDS

 

Stefan Mertens

Number of pigeons

13621

ARGENTON 24-6-2017
         
DE OOST-VLAAMSE VERENIGING
         
AANTAL DEELNEMENDE DUIVEN PER ENTITEIT
AANGEPASTE CIJFERS       
GROEPERINGEN OUDE JAARLINGEN TOTAAL  
         
Oost-Vlaanderen 3135 5739 8874  
         
West-Vlaanderen 2431 3564 5995  
         
Vlaams Brabant 1732 3254 4986  
         
Antwerpen 1561 3197 4758  
         
Limburg 1810 2660 4470  
         
Hainaut 2164 2972 5136  
         
Brabant Wallon 370 492 862  
         
Liège 248 294 542  
         
Namur 170 211 381  
         
Luxembourg 0 0 0  
         
Totaal 13621 22383 36004  
         
Met dank voor de medewerking van de deelnemende maatschappijen.
         
Veel succes gewenst aan de liefhebbers.
         
Het bestuur        
         
De Oost-Vlaamse Vereniging
         
AANTAL DEELNEMENDE DUIVEN PER ENTITEIT
         
GROEPERINGEN OUDE JAARLINGEN TOTAAL  
         
Oost-Vlaanderen 3135 5739 8874  
         
West-Vlaanderen 2431 3564 5995  
         
Vlaams Brabant 1732 3254 4986  
         
Antwerpen 1561 3197 4758  
         
Limburg 1712 2446 4158  
         
Hainaut 2164 2972 5136  
         
Brabant Wallon 370 492 862  
         
Liège 248 294 542  
         
Namur 170 211 381  
         
Luxembourg 0 0 0  
         
Totaal 13523 22169 35692  
         
Met dank voor de medewerking van de deelnemende maatschappijen.
         
Veel succes gewenst aan de liefhebbers.
         
Het bestuur        
         
De Oost-Vlaamse Vereniging
         

Results

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