Basketing Release Race Number of pigeons Category
24 May 09:18
26 May 07:00
Bourges I | 2018 20282
Old

FAMILLE 3D - GHLIN

1st NATIONAL BOURGES 20,282 OLD BIRDS

Ghlin: What an amazing day at the Famille 3D…you just have to place yourself one minute in their shoes. You live near the border of France so you are one of the first lofts that can clock pigeons. You are awaiting the cocks that had been basketed for Toury and all of a sudden a pigeon heads for the hens loft. A hen…that must be Bourges….the hart beat of the family raises. The redeeming ‘beep’ sounds trough the blue sky. The signing clock points 12h06min and 57 seconds….good for a speed of 1,275.43 m/m. Nationally it seems to be the first notification and then it is a long and scary wait to see whether the ‘back’ of the country doesn’t clock sooner. We can imagine that in a situation like that seconds feel like minutes and minutes feel like hours.
But 7 minutes later (at 12h13) a second Bourges racer came home. Good for the 2nd National against 19,929 year birds, and the festival continued : 12h19 (30th Nat. Year birds), 12h20 (49th Nat. Year birds), 12h21 (68th Nat. Year birds), 12h21 (70th Nat. Year birds), 12h23 (118th Nat. Year birds) and so on…This is classful with a big letter ‘C’!

LET’S GET INTRODUCED

This combination was formed in 2011 and is being formed by Reinald Delaere, his wife Marie-Christine Dewispelaere and their son in law Kevin Druart. The tasks have been divided amongst each other perfectly to be able to take care on a daily base of the 100 widow cocks, 54 racing hens, 31 breeding couples and about 200 young pigeons. Everyone carries out their tasks highly motivated and it doesn’t surprise us a lot that results are being set on this loft. 

Famille 3D has one goal only and that is to shine on the national races from the greater middle distance, long distance and to the extreme long distance.
The base of this colony is 90% Erik Limbourg - blood. A big part direct pigeons and another part through Marc De Cock and Koen Van Roy. The other 10% are from Ivan Baetens and Fabrice Carlier.
Shortly mentioned…they formed a true friendship with Erik Limbourg and Patrick Draye. They have a lot of contact by phone and every year Erik and Patrick couple the breeders at the Famille 3D.

“BEATRIX” B15-1011863

National Bourges winner is the 3-year old hen “Beatrix”. “Beatrix” is of the smaller type but perfectly build. Her father is an original Deno-Herbots cock (grandson “Ginamillion” and “Dreamerke” – Vandenabeele). On mother’s side we have a direct Jean-Claude Debiève hen.

“Beatrix” is part of a 54 headed hens team. During the winter period they stayed in an aviary and are being fed according the feeding schedule from Beyers. On February 2nd they were being coupled. They could breed for 10 days and after that the widowhood was a fact. On April 6th they had their first race (90km) and since then on they went onto a race weekly. The week before Bourges the hens performed extremely well on Vierzon Interprovincial. An omen for their top shape !

The hens train twice a day. In the morning from 08h30 until 09h30 and in the afternoon from 15. h30 until 16h30. When necessary the flag is being raised but Kevin told us that the hens trained for 45 minutes without any problem and that only the last 15 minutes needed some ‘pushing’ to keep them in the air. That the super shape was there was shown a last time on Thursday morning (day of basketing). They trained like hell non-stop for 1h15min. ! It was the first time that they trained this hard.
The hens are being basketed as quiet as possible. On the day of basketing they don’t get to see their nest dish neither their cock.
In a matter of feeding they follow the schedule from Beyers and medically they consult a veterinary once a month.

Reinald, Marie-Christine and Kevin… once again a big congratulation and good luck for the coming races !

B15-1011863

1st NATIONAL BOURGES 20,282 OLD BIRDS

FASTEST OF 39,411 BIRDS

 

B17-1042208

2nd NATIONAL BOURGES 19,129 YEARBIRDS

 Stefan Mertens 

Number of pigeons

20282

BRABANTSE UNIE-UNION BRABANCONNE
BOURGES 26-05-2018      
Local Oude/Vieux Jaarse-1an Tota(al)  
Vlaams Brabant        
ANDERLECHT 324 359 683  
BEGIJNENDIJK 72 112 184  
DIEST 55 57 112  
GOOIK 277 477 754  
HERENT 262 261 523  
HEVERLEE 40 35 75  
LIEDEKERKE 71 76 147  
OVERIJSE 3 4 7  
TIELT-WINGE 47 74 121  
BEERSEL 102 149 251  
KAPELLE O/D BOS 206 212 418  
SCHERPENHEUVEL 65 162 227  
OPLINTER 85 99 184  
WOLUWE 47 62 109  
TESTELT 96 118 214  
RUMMEN 91 44 135  
TIENEN 290 192 482  
  2133 2493 4626  
         
Brabant Wallon        
MONT ST.GUIBERT 40 22 62  
NIVELLES 66 66 132  
RAMILIES 141 82 223  
WAVRE 76 77 153  
  323 247 570  
Antwerpen        
BEERSE 161 212 373  
BEVEL 255 534 789  
HERENTALS 196 214 410  
HOUTVENNE 195 190 385  
MECHELEN 170 197 367  
MOL 320 308 628  
OUD-TURNHOUT 252 323 575  
RETIE 191 157 348  
SCHILDE 193 226 419  
SINT-JOB-IN-'T GOOR 334 366 700  
STABROEK 128 111 239  
HEIST-GOOR 69 104 173  
WIJNEGEM 317 333 650  
  2781 3275 6056  
Local Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Tota(al)  
West-Vlaanderen        
AVELGEM 439 228 667  
GISTEL 505 364 869  
KORTRIJK 703 514 1217  
WINGENE 345 339 684  
BEERST 445 366 811  
REKKEM 298 300 598  
IEPER 484 303 787  
ROESELARE 347 252 599  
STEENBRUGGE 484 488 972  
VLAMERTINGE 366 246 612  
WAREGEM 341 328 669  
KORTEMARK 688 533 1221  
  5445 4261 9706  
Oost-Vlaanderen        
AALST 277 368 645  
AALTER 179 104 283  
BAASRODE 250 277 527  
EEKLO 788 638 1426  
ZWIJNAARDE 276 381 657  
LOKEREN 372 451 823  
MOERBEKE-VIANE 468 489 957  
NINOVE 471 504 975  
OPHASSELT 149 184 333  
RONSE 255 308 563  
SINT-GILLIS-WAAS 275 303 578  
ELST 271 350 621  
  4031 4357 8388  
Limburg        
BREE 38 37 75  
GENK 59 50 109  
HALEN 104 90 194  
HAMONT 82 71 153  
HOESELT 63 10 73  
PAAL 275 284 559  
SINT-LAMBRECHTS-HERK 269 176 445  
SINT-TRUIDEN 223 248 471  
LANAKEN 176 69 245  
MAASEIK 143 157 300  
TONGEREN 409 219 628  
WELLEN 216 35 251  
ZONHOVEN 152 126 278  
  2209 1572 3781  
         
Local Oude/Vieux Jonge/Pigeonneaux Tota(al)  
Hainaut        
ATH 336 197 533  
ESTINNES-AU-VAL 351 328 679  
FROIDCHAPELLE 115 104 219  
GIVRY 207 150 357  
LESSINES 370 231 601  
LEUZE-EN-HAINAUT 334 300 634  
MARBAIX-LA-TOUR 35 2 37  
MARCHE-L-ECAUSSINNES 120 120 240  
PONT-A-CELLES 218 167 385  
SOIGNIES 214 370 584  
TOURNAI 605 461 1066  
  2905 2430 5335  
Namur        
COUVIN 58 48 106  
GRAND-LEEZ 32 21 53  
FALISOLLE 28 8 36  
GOCHENEE-HASTIERE 27 20 47  
  145 97 242  
Liège        
HERVE 68 149 217  
LIEGE 42 28 70  
VISE 65 110 175  
HANEFFE 48 65 113  
  223 352 575  
         
Luxembourg        
VIRTON 87 45 132  
  87 45 132  
         
TOTA(A)L                2018 20282 19129 39411  
2017 23155 20759 43914