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24 May 09:18
26 May 07:00
Bourges I | 2018 19129
Yearling

SAUDOYEZ KEVIN - TERTRE

1st NATIONAL BOURGES 19,129 YEAR BIRDS

Tertre: For the 3rd time in a row we have to go to Kevin Saudoyez to congratulate him for a national victory. In 2016 he won 1st National Chateauroux against 18,363 year birds (and also the fastest against all 31,939b), last year he hit the rose on national Chateauroux against 4,391 year birds and last weekend it was the 1st National Bourges against 19,129 year birds. At 12h08 and 56 seconds his chequered white hen “B17-1001053” came in. Kevin didn’t have to wait long for the rest of his Bourges racers to get home. The arrival times of the Saudoyez pigeons are really impressive : 12h08 (1st Nat. Year birds) – 12h11 (6th Nat. Year birds) – 12h17 (37th Nat. old), 12h18 (57th nat. old), 12h19 (58th Nat. old), 12h19 (84th Nat. Year birds) – 12h20 (101st Nat. Year birds) – 12h20 (107th Nat. Year birds) – 12h20 (93rd Nat. old) !

SINCE 2008

Kevin explains: “Pigeon sport was a totally unknown sport for me and for my family. It was my brother that came home in 2007 with 2 ‘found’ pigeons. We fixed some planks together and the first ‘pigeon loft’ was a fact. My father told this to one of his colleagues at work, Derouquiere Olivier, and he offered 6 late youngsters and a sputnik. The pigeon germ could start doing its work.
In 2008 I completed my first loft list and I got from Olivier 21 early youngsters to race. I will never forget my first race…it was a race from St. Quentin and I won immediately 1st and 2nd prize ! I won 3 x 1st prize that first year. 
In 2010 I made a step towards the greater middle distance. The first national race I entered was Bourges. I won the 27th and 64th national with siblings. These two pigeons are now the base of my current colony. I looked out for reinforcement and found those at ao.. Danny Le Turcq, Damien Baert, Flasche and a few others but especially the reinforcement from the pigeons from Bros. Van Gestel was a hit in the rose. The past few years I also exchange and co-breed successfully with Danny Dusousoit from Beloeil. Also my national winner has an original Dusousoit pedigree.”

ON SLIDING DOORS

“My system is a mixture between total widowhood and sliding doors. I started of this season with 39 cocks and 39 hens. The cocks reside on a loft with boxes and the hens on a loft with chapels. Only one sliding door parts them from each other. Before basketing, one week the door opens, the other week it stays closed. When I let them together it is sometimes long and sometimes very short. I work with a lot of variation in my system.
At basketing for Bourges National the doors stayed closed…the hens were taken from their chapels and the cocks out of their boxes. Simple, quick and apparently equal efficient. 

A PREPARATION WITH DELAY

At the contrary to the other years the racing pigeons were being coupled very late. The calendar was already turned to February when they were coupled. The racers could raise a couple of youngsters and the sexes were separated before there was a new nest.
To slow down their upcoming condition a bit the cocks and hens were being darkened from 15/02 until 15/03. Both cocks and hens train twice a day. The hens 45 minutes and the cocks one hour. If necessary I take out the flag. I have to leave for work at 9 o’clock and that’s why the hens have to train really early. At around 6 o’clock - when possible – the hens start to train and it struck me already that they were in top shape. They trained daily 45 minutes without touching the roof. Even when it was foggy they took off without any problem. I’ve seldomly seen that happening.
In a matter of feeding I use the mixtures of Colombi ( a local manufacturer). I follow a 3-phase system where I make use of the mixtures “Energy”, “Sport Légère” and “Récuperation”. I also give a lot of side products and these come from the Beyers range. In a medical way I fully trust on vet Van Renterghem. I go for a consult every month and only on his advice I will cure or not.
Yearly 120 youngsters are being weened. These have to get the necessary experience in their birth year. For the hens it is – if possible – 4 national races and for the young cocks 2 national races.

THE NATIONAL WINNER

The National Bourges winner (B17-1001053) is a marvellous hen. By hand the perfection itself…nothing to remark. Her home coming was one as it should be, straight out of the right direction and immediately on the shelf. Not a single second was wasted. 

053/17 won in 2018:
Noyon: 190/1,303b.
Pont: 330/1,420b
Ecouen: 194/1,225b
Toury: 62/701b
Toury: 192/715b.
Bourges: 1st NAT /19,226b.

Kevin…once again a big congratulation and off to your national victory number 4 .

B17-1001053: 

1st NATIONAL BOURGES 19,129 YEAR BIRDS

WON IN 2018:

Noyon: 190/1,303b.

Pont: 330/1,420b

Ecouen: 194/1,225b

Toury: 62/701b

Toury: 192/715b

Bourges: 1st NAT /19,226b

 

B17-1023460: 

6th NATIONAL BOURGES 19,129 YEAR BIRDS

WON IN 2018:

Toury: 28/1225b.

Toury: 196/715b.

Bourges: 6 NAT /19,226b.

 

 

Stefan Mertens

Number of pigeons

19129

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