Basketing Release Race Number of pigeons Category
20 Jul
22 Jul 07:20
Argenton II | 2017 CC 11452
Yearling

LEMMENS JOS - HEIST OP DEN BERG

1st NATIONAL ARGENTON 11,452 YEAR BIRDS
FASTEST OF 19,362b.

To see the fastest Argenton racer we had to put Lo-straat in Heist-op-den-Berg in our GPS.  That’s where Jos Lemmens clocked his chequered cock ‘Froome’ (B16-6070202) for a distance of 550km at 12h30min and 58 sec, good for a speed of 1,770.55 m/m average. In his category he beat the pigeons of Faes-Wils (Mol – 1,748.88 m/m) and Huysmans Gert (1,743.77 m/m).

VIA FATHER IN LAW

Jos, 69 years old, inherited pigeon sport from his father in law. His father in law quit pigeon sport in 1970 and Jos took over the lofts immediately. From one second onto the other, Heist-Op-Den-Berg had an extra pigeon fancier on the list. Since then, Jos was never without pigeons any more.

Before the season started, Jos had 13 widow cocks (1 old and 12 yearling birds) and 8 hens. These were being raced all on total widowhood. Jos explains: ‘ I used to race the short distance and middle distance races but the last few years I changed onto the middle distance and greater middle distance. My hens are being basketed every week. One week a middle distance race, the other week a longer middle distance race. The cocks race the national program and go into the basket every fortnight. This way I get to see pigeons get home every week. Argenton national became the last race for my yearling and old pigeons for this season. I’m satisfied with the results of my widow cocks but my hens were disappointing. I must gather some more tips somewhere as I get the impression I make too many mistakes.

My racing team had a winter breeding and in Spring they got together for a short period of time so they could start of their first training sessions motivated. You won’t discover many secrets here. My widow cocks train as many fancier do, twice a day. They train with closed windows and if they remain too long on the roof, I call them in.

The man in the white jacket won’t get rich from me. I only consult him for the obligated paramyxo vaccination and other then that I use at my own feeling the products of Belgica-De Weerd. This is how I give them during two days after the race B.S..

The bases of my colony is still formed by the pigeons of my father in law. I rarely bought other pigeons. My national winner is a grandson of my base breeder that I bred with a borrowed Herbots hen (through a voucher) of Louis Moris.’

FROOME

And so we end up with the national winner himself. ‘Froome’ is a smart, chequered cock that defends his box, top left on his department, with a lot of fire. He is from the average type with a strong back and good muscles. Jos:’ I will never forget him coming home. Through the online logins we already counted a bit…we thought to have some spare time when we saw a pigeon heading my loft. As a possessed one he went into the loft. Whether he was motivated in a special way….no, not special…only the nest dish was shown at basketing. I planned to give the Argenton racers their hen as well, but as they foresaw strong southern wind, I wouldn’t make them too crazy.

The future of ‘Froome’ won’t be in Belgium, as by the professional care of the Herbots team, he moves to the far East. 

B16-6070202

1st NATIONAL ARGENTON 11,452 YEAR BIRDS
FASTEST OF 19,362b.

 

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Stefan Mertens

Number of pigeons

11452

ARGENTON 22-07-2017        
           
Local Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Jong./Jeunes Tota(al)  
Vlaams Brabant          
GOOIK 76 165   241  
BEERSEL 50 94   144  
KAP,O/D BOS 70 134   204  
OPWIJK 3 18   21  
WOLUWE 35 20   55  
ANDERLECHT 94 130   224  
LIEDEKERKE 22 63   85  
HERENT 134 209   343  
TIENEN 258 353   611  
TESTELT 60 37   97  
BEGIJNENDIJK 42 59   101  
RUMMEN 119 167   286  
TIELT 45 48   93  
SCHOONDERBUKEN 110 129   239  
HEVERLEE 38 31   69  
DIEST 34 69   103  
  1190 1726 0 2916  
           
Brabant Wallon          
CHASTRE 47 25   72  
NIVELLES 18 24   42  
RAMILIES 118 202   320  
WAVRE 44 24   68  
  227 275 0 502  
           
Antwerpen          
WIJNEGEM 51 126   177  
BEVEL 105 241   346  
STABROEK 56 77   133  
OUD-TURNHOUT 76 133   209  
HERENTALS 62 108   170  
RETIE 58 122   180  
HOUTVENNE 115 180   295  
MOL 158 299   457  
BEERSE 56 90   146  
SINT-JOB-IN-'T GOOR 109 222   331  
MECHELEN 50 98   148  
HEIST OP DEN BERG 22 69   91  
SCHILDE 75 136   211  
  993 1901 0 2894  
Local Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Jong./Jeunes Tota(al)  
West-Vlaanderen          
STEENBRUGGE 91 158   249  
AVELGEM 147 150   297  
ROESELARE 120 154   274  
GISTEL 84 153   237  
KORTRIJK 159 197   356  
REKKEM 184 330   514  
VLAMERTINGE 114 100   214  
WAREGEM 127 138   265  
WINGENE 86 114   200  
KORTEMARK 190 273   463  
IEPER 194 294   488  
BEERST 73 62   135  
  1569 2123 0 3692  
Oost-Vlaanderen          
AALST 84 197   281  
DENDERMONDE 23 70   93  
NINOVE 141 250   391  
LOKEREN 110 203   313  
SINT-GILLIS-WAAS 79 114   193  
ZOTTEGEM 108 150   258  
EEKLO 244 319   563  
MOERBEKE 174 282   456  
GENT 50 162   212  
OPHASSELT 22 178   200  
AALTER 113 121   234  
WAARSCHOOT 32 18   50  
KLUISBERGEN 70 170   240  
  1250 2234 0 3484  
Limburg          
HOESELT 39 22   61  
SINT-LAMBRECHTS-HERK 122 147   269  
MAASEIK 51 152   203  
GENK 40 77   117  
HALEN 68 84   152  
ST TRUIDEN 123 200   323  
TONGEREN 66 137   203  
JESSEREN 87 71   158  
WELLEN 53 60   113  
ZONHOVEN 49 88   137  
LANAKEN 49 60   109  
HAMMONT 80 81   161  
PAAL 188 171   359  
  1015 1350 0 2365  
           
Local Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Jong./Jeunes Tota(al)  
Hainaut          
LESSINES 131 185   316  
SOIGNIES 144 123   267  
ATH 120 168   288  
ESTINNES-AU-VAL 187 251   438  
TOURNAI 210 301   511  
LEUZE-EN-HAINAUT 120 179   299  
PONT-A-CELLES 109 134   243  
FROIDCHAPELLE 52 45   97  
MARBAIX-LA-TOUR 45 24   69  
GIVRY 127 115   242  
  1245 1525 0 2770  
Namur          
COUVIN 48 21   69  
HASTIERE   2   2  
FORVILLE 59 48   107  
FALISOLLE 18 17   35  
  125 88 0 213  
Liege          
LIEGE 62 25   87  
VISE 64 20   84  
HERVE 89 116   205  
FEXHE-LE-HT-CLOCHER 55 37   92  
HANEFFE 17 26   43  
QUEUE-DU-BOIS 9 6   15  
  296 230 0 526  
           
TOTAL 7910 11452   19362  
           

Results

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Yearling

LEMMENS JOS