Basketing Release Race Number of pigeons Category
25 May
27 May 07:00
Bourges I | 2017 BU-UB 23.208
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HEINDRYCKX WILFRIED - ZEDELGEM

1st NATIONAL BOURGES 23,208 OLD BIRDS

The first National race of the season was well-provided with 23,208 basketed old birds. Since 1991 only the editions of ’99 – ’02 – ’05 – ’09 and 2011  knew a higher quantity of participants.

Fastest of all old birds was “B15-3020313” from the sympathetic Wilfried Heindryckx of Zeldelgem, West-Flanders. Clocked at 12h14min and 09 sec for a distance of 453.598km, he got a speed of 1,443.89 m/m. He left, with this speed, the old birds from Deprez Olivier (Poperinge – 1,440.26 m/m) and Demely Liliane (Moorsele – 1,439.10 m/m) behind him.

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THE SECOND YEAR ON THE NATIONALS

We meet a very happy Wilfried when we congratulate him with his national victory. You could tell in a minute that Wilfried never expected that winning a national victory would cause so much commotion. Two phones that are ringing without stopping, visitors with felicitations, press and so on…it will take more than one good night sleep for Wilfried to realize what kind of top result his ‘313’ achieved.

Wilfried: “Pigeon sport is something I was born with. Both my grandfather and father walked around the house most of the time with their overall around their shoulders. Since 1984 I race independent from my current address nevertheless my job took me about 12h a day…so you know enough. Luckily I could always count on the support of my wife Linda so it was possible to make beautiful weather on the short distance and small middle distance races. I retired in 2016 and decided to test my pigeons on the national races. And…to be honest…I’m not a highflyer but have already enjoyed their results. I especially basketed for the races from Bourges until Brive.

I call myself a ‘small’ fancier, with modest means to enjoy pigeon sport in my own way. I could never dream about a national victory and look now…I can already put one on my palmaris…pigeon sport can be this beautiful !

 

LIMITED TEAM

The base of my loft exists of pigeons from different fanciers. My fathers’ pigeons were strengthened with pigeons from : Eric Honoré (Snellegem), Loft Bastiaensen (Snellegem), Den Duyver (Ichtegem), Baert-Symoens (Torhout), Gebr. Van Houwaert (Hertsberge), Halaert (Ichtegem), Eichert (Duitsland) and De Coster Ronny and Stijn (Roksem). I apologize if I have forgotten someone.

My widow cocks team exist out of 6 old and 7 year birds. Count another 2 racing hens which are being raced between my youngsters and you know the size of my racing team. I weened 45 youngsters from my first round (there are about 30 left now) and my 12 breeding couples take care of the necessary after breed.
The widow cocks were coupled on the 6th of December. They could race a couple of youngsters and when the hens and youngster were taken away from the loft, the widowhood could start. There was no second coupling. The first time they got to see their hen was at homecoming of their first short distance race. As there wasn’t a second coupling and as they never see their hen at basketing (they only get to see their nest dish), I leave the hen for about 1 to 2 hours with the widow cocks. After a national race I even leave them together until the day after.

SYSTEM

Feeding is being done with a spoon and on the menu there’s a racing mixtures of Van Robaeys and a racing mixture of Versele-Laga. My widow cocks are never hungry on the day of basketing and I feed them 3 times that day, a matter of basketing them with a full crop. At homecoming I give them electrolytes in their water and I dare to give them a vitamin preparation during the week.

The vet did the obliged vaccination of paramyxo and did a control of the droppings at the same time but everything was ok. I use weekly yellow drops and now – after Bourges – I’m going to give them for the first time a Spartrix. They didn’t get a treatment against ornithosis yet.

WITH FEAR

Whether my winner was extra motivated? Not that I know of…his box is his sanctuary…nobody can get in. Even I get a huge fight when I try to put my hand in his box. I must say that I basketed Bourges nervously…the day before basketing my widow cocks trained their regular rounds but due to a party at my neighbours’ house they flew around the entire evening or sat on a neighbours roof but didn’t want to come in. It took until 9 o’clock in the morning until I could call my last cock in.  To gain their trust I’ve let them train once more on Thursday but they were still a bit scared. Again it took way too long to get them in. Maybe it was due to this situation that my ‘313’ got some nerves and which made him super motivated…who will tell !

Wilfried…the entire Herbots team wants to congratulate you and enjoy this marvellous victory. 

B15-3020313 : 1st NATIONAL BOURGES 23,208 OLD BIRDS

 

Stefan Mertens

 

Number of pigeons

23.208

BRABANTSE UNIE-UNION BRABANCONNE
BOURGES 27-05-2017        
Local Oude/Vieux Jaarse-1an Tota(al)    
           
Vlaams Brabant          
ANDERLECHT 366 330 696    
BEGIJNENDIJK 91 115 206    
DIEST 102 85 187    
GOOIK 225 461 686    
HERENT 374 294 668    
HEVERLEE 42 36 78    
LIEDEKERKE 85 174 259    
OVERIJSE 37 33 70    
TIELT-WINGE 116 159 275    
BEERSEL 191 220 411    
KAPELLE O/D BOS 208 282 490    
SCHERPENHEUVEL 202 244 446    
WOLUWE 74 43 117    
TESTELT 76 97 173    
RUMMEN 134 108 242    
TIENEN 420 384 804    
  2743 3065 5808    
           
Brabant Wallon          
MONT ST.GUIBERT 51 15 66    
NIVELLES 114 104 218    
RAMILIES 232 155 387    
WAVRE 142 60 202    
  539 334 873    
Antwerpen          
BEERSE 122 175 297    
BEVEL 220 428 648    
HERENTALS 339 372 711    
HOUTVENNE 196 247 443    
MECHELEN 162 167 329    
MOL 413 396 809    
OUD-TURNHOUT 267 364 631    
RETIE 186 103 289    
SCHILDE 272 341 613    
SINT-JOB-IN-'T GOOR 501 468 969    
STABROEK 204 175 379    
HEIST-GOOR 61 101 162    
WIJNEGEM 235 280 515    
  3178 3617 6795    
Local Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Tota(al)    
West-Vlaanderen          
AVELGEM 351 283 634    
GISTEL 381 278 659    
KORTRIJK 497 437 934    
WINGENE 418 317 735    
BEERST 257 202 459    
REKKEM 583 615 1198    
IEPER 459 489 948    
ROESELARE 387 334 721    
BRUGGE 340 425 765    
VLAMERTINGE 453 163 616    
WAREGEM 359 309 668    
KORTEMARK 660 609 1269    
  5145 4461 9606    
Oost-Vlaanderen          
AALST 354 328 682    
AALTER 240 159 399    
BAASRODE 176 307 483    
EEKLO 797 623 1420    
GENT 218 340 558    
LOKEREN 484 521 1005    
MOERBEKE 556 616 1172    
NINOVE 374 310 684    
OPHASSELT 182 251 433    
RONSE 232 181 413    
SINT-GILLIS-WAAS 345 373 718    
ZOTTEGEM 341 326 667    
  4299 4335 8634    
Limburg          
BREE 117 72 189    
GENK 140 50 190    
HALEN 156 205 361    
HAMONT 80 39 119    
HOESELT 127 19 146    
JESSEREN 287 230 517    
PAAL 294 277 571    
SINT-LAMBRECHTS-HERK 319 166 485    
SINT-TRUIDEN 388 401 789    
LANAKEN 277 142 419    
MAASEIK 194 345 539    
TONGEREN 362 156 518    
WELLEN 140 91 231    
ZONHOVEN 299 138 437    
  3180 2331 5511    
           
Local Oude/Vieux Jonge/Pigeonneaux Tota(al)    
Hainaut          
ATH 394 245 639    
ESTINNES-AU-VAL 468 224 692    
FROIDCHAPELLE 207 145 352    
GIVRY 322 244 566    
LESSINES 348 251 599    
LEUZE-EN-HAINAUT 343 284 627    
MARBAIX-LA-TOUR 91 10 101    
PONT-A-CELLES 415 196 611    
SOIGNIES 277 230 507    
TOURNAI 565 468 1033    
  3430 2297 5727    
Namur          
COUVIN 116 33 149    
FALISOLLE 55 5 60    
FORVILLE 127 27 154    
GOCHENEE-HASTIERE 0 0 0    
  298 65 363    
Liège          
HERVE 114 85 199    
LIEGE 51 14 65    
VISE 83 60 143    
HANEFFE 70 37 107    
  318 196 514    
           
Luxembourg          
VIRTON 78 53 131    
  78 53 131    
           
TOTA(A)L                2017 23208 20754 43962    
           
           

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