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20 Jul
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Argenton II | 2017 CC 7910
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BOSMANS-LEEKENS - BEVERLO

1st NATIONAL ARGENTON 7,910 OLD BIRDS

Beverlo: In the category of the old birds, we needed a photo finish to know the winner. During a long period of time, fancier Regnier from Pesche, was marked as number one on the online arrivals. They clocked their Argenton racer at 11h 37min and 24 sec for a distance of 441km or a speed of 1,759.6155 m/m. A very high average speed that was beaten 53 minutes later by ‘Chalon’, a chequered hen from the known tandem Mark Bosmans- Dirk Leekens. They clocked for a distance of 569km at 12h 44min and 28sec, or an average speed of 1,759.8749 m/m !

Since 2012/2013

Dirk Leekens (Niel-bij-As) is a known figure within our national pigeon sport, but despite a marvellous pigeon career, he stopped in 2011 his pigeon fanciers career. One of the main reasons was that Dirk thought he came short by the very Eastern location of Niel-bij-As and not necessary by the quality of the pigeons. He spoke about this to his good friend Mark Bosmans. Mark lives at the more central location, Beverlo and had a large long distance colony. ‘If you stop, we might form a combination?’ was Mark’s reaction. Dirk wanted some time to think about this and took on the challenge, with full enthusiasm a bit later. Before all Leekens toppers went for sale, first they got a round of eggs out of the best Leekens pigeons and moved to Beverlo. There, all the long distance pigeons were sold and with the Leekens pigeons as bases the tandem Bosmans-Leekens was born. Their goal…shine on the national and provincial races to 700km. And we can state that Mark and Dirk succeeded in their planning. Five seasons later there are already 2 national and 14 provincial victories on their palmaris (where off 6 in 2017)! Where will this end?

PREFERABLY WITH HENS

The season of 2017 was started off with a group of 70 hens and 20 cocks. The 20 cocks are being raced together with 20 hens on total widow hood. The remaining 50 hens are being raced on pure widow hood whereby 2 hens are being coupled to one cock that stays home.
The racing team wasn’t coupled during the winter period but Mark makes time free to let the cocks and hens stay together regularly. In short, cocks and hens have to know each other very well as a couple but can’t ever come on eggs.

In Spring their condition is being built up slowly and from the month of May it was really business. Mark and Dirk do everything to get the racing team a very good base condition and ones this is done, they do everything to keep this condition as long as possible on the lofts. That’s also why they decide not to race the hens every week. In between two nationals they do a short distance race or can even rest for a week and are being taken away on Monday for a short distance. This is how the pigeons won’t get through their reserves to quick. On Mondays it is always training loosely without any obligation. Afterwards the rhythm is being increased and they also get a bit heavier food. During the season they train twice a day and the hens always train in the morning about 1h to 1h20.

The feeding is being done by feeling and Mark uses the Light and Dynamik mixtures from Vanrobaeys. They’re being fed twice a day. The medical guidance is in the hands of Ferdi Vandersanden and in a matter of tricho everything is being kept under control with yellow drops.

Motivation

Before basketing the cocks are being put half box. The hens that have to go to the race can come on the lofts but not with their cock and after about 30 minutes the hens go in the basket.  After the race the hens can come only in the corridor, that is in front of the boxes. They can recuperate a bit from their efforts. They have food and drinks at their disposal and when Mark or Dirk notices that they want to be with their cocks, they may…

Chalons

The national Argenton was won by “Chalon” (B14-2090097)… one of the leading ladies of the so feared hens team. Before this national victory she already won:

2nd  Provincial ace bird KBDB 2016  National races 475 km – 600 km

39 prizes without doubles

1. Argenton        ‘17           188b.
1 Provincial                       1,015b.
1 fastest                           2,365b.
1 National                         7,843b.

1. Chalon ss.                     179b.
1. Provincial                      1,369b.
2. Semi- National              6,746b.

1. Chateauroux                229b 
2.Provincial                     2,749b.
3. National z.                   5,939b.

2. Chateauroux ’17             242b.
11.Provincial                     2,463b.
24. InterProv.                   3,973b.

12.Montlucon Provincial     1,074b.
31. Interprov.                   2,750b.
46. National z.                  2,924b.
195. National                    9,462b.

24.Laon Semi-Prov.           2,767b.

29.Sourdun Semi-Prov     1,832b.

36. Bourges Provincial    2,047b.
30. Interprov.                   3,797b.
110. National                   14,496b.           

12. Nevers Interprov.     1097b.
24. Semi- Nat.                  2,145b.

Whether the national winner ‘Chalon’ was motivated in a special way? Mark:” We noticed that ‘Chalon’ was boss on the floor. When the hens were left on the lofts together with the cocks she couldn’t stand other hens were on the floor, she was that pissed. Luckily she didn’t waste a second getting home otherwise we could never celebrate this national victory.

Libourne

That the shape is clearly is present became clear a few hours later on the national race out of Libourne. New bottles of champagne could get out of the fridge as Bosmanss-Leekens also won on this race the 1st Provincial .

Mark and Dirk…congratulations from the entire Herbots team and see you at your next provincial / national victory. 

"CHALON" B14-2090097 :

1st NATIONAL ARGENTON 7,910 OLD BIRDS

1st PROVINCIAL CHALONS SUR SAONE 1,369b.

2nd PROVINCIAL CHATEAUROUX 2,749b.

110th NATIONAL BOURGES 14,496b.

195th NATIONAL MONTLUCON 9,462b.

Best results 2090097-14 ♀ “Chalon”

2 Provincial Ace KBDB 2016  National Races 475 km – 600 km

Won 39 prizes (no doubles)

 

1. Argenton        ‘17           188 bs.

1 Provincial                       1015 bs.

1 fastest                           2365 bs.

1 National                         7843 bs.

 

1. Chalon ss.                     179 bs.

1. Provincial                      1369 bs.

2. Semi- National              6746 bs.

 

1. Chateauroux                229 bs. 

2.Provincial                       2749 bs.

3. National z.                   5939 bs.

 

2. Chateauroux ’17             242 bs.

11.Provincial                     2463 bs.

24. InterProv.                   3973 bs.

 

12.Montlucon Provincial     1074 bs.

31. Interprov.                   2750 bs.

46. National z.                  2924 bs.

195. National                    9462 bs.

 

24.Laon Semi-Prov.           2767 bs.

 

29.Sourdun Semi-Prov      1832 bs.

 

36. Bourges Provincial       2047 bs.

30. Interprov.                   3797 bs.

110. National                    14496 bs.           

 

12. Nevers Interprov.         1097 bs.

24. Semi- Nat.                  2145 bs.

Stefan Mertens

 

 

Number of pigeons

7910

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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