|Basketing||Release||Race||Number of pigeons||Category|
17 Jun 07:00
|Brive | 2017 BV-EB||9.123||
TEAM FREDDY DE JAEGER: 1st NATIONAL BRIVE 9,123b.
Knesselare: Brive national has his winners…winners of a severe race…warm and North-East wind…only the lofts that have their pigeons in top condition are able to compete in these weather circumstances. In this kind of weather, pure class will show without a doubt. A loft that has class and where the pigeons are in top shape is without a doubt the champion loft of Team De Jaeger Freddy. On National Bourges they started off with the 2nd national against 20,701 year birds but now on Brive they hit the rose: 1st National against 9,123 pigeons !
Winner on duty was the proven racer “Mariano” B15-4014080. This marvellous blue cock is a crack who managed to gather many top results :
1 National Brive 9,123b.
3 National Chateauroux 29,591b.
85 National Chateauroux 9,540b.
113 National Argenton 18,363b.
167 National Limoges 6,946b.
On Brive they clocked at 16h44m38s for a distance of 657km, good for an average speed 1,115.87 m/m. They beat the pigeons of De Vos Nicky (Asper – 1,148.62 m/m) and Vincke-Dobbelaere (Beernem – 1,147.64 m/m).
TEAM DE JAEGER: FREDDY – MARIJN AND FRANK
The ‘Trinity’ from Knesselare is without any doubt part of the top of Belgian Pigeon sport. Their current list of honour is one on a very high level with as highlights:
1st General Champion Entente Belge 2015 and 2016
1st National ace bird Great Middle Distance KBDB 2014 with “Carla”
1st National ace bird Long Distance KBDB 2015 with “Warrior”
2st National ace bird Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2015 with “Fury”
1st National Brive 9,123 old birds
and so on….
How did this team come together? Well, Freddy had proven more than once in the past that he had the right feel for pigeon sport and had more than one title or victory. But he was looking for something more and was prepared making an extra investment for this. He had some difficulties due to some health problems in taking care of the entire platoon by himself and that’s why he was looking out for some reinforcement in the form of a team that could help him out with his pigeons.
He looked and found Frank Morren and Marijn Laureyns…this is how ‘Team De Jaeger’ arose. Freddy supervises, coaches, steers and especially enjoying the results. He is a person that can delegate and give trust and gave this to his companions Frank and Marijn. Frank makes sure everything on the administrative side is running perfectly and helps out if necessary in taking care of the pigeons. He also represents his team on several events and celebrations. He makes sure they’re ‘visible’ enough and is therefore the contact point for many within this threesome.
Marijn is, since a few years now, the full time caregiver of the colony. With Marijn, Freddy made sure he had someone on a high level to take care of his birds. Marijn is a guy of deeds, not of words. A lot of experience, a lot of top results on his own loft and most of all a winners mentality. Knowledge and experience and a lot of mordant united in one person and with result. Marijn is at his best in the lee and does things in a determined way and with a clear view for the perfect caring of the racing team.
The base of this success colony goes back to the old strain of Freddy De Jaeger which already had amazing results. This strain was being accomplished with pigeons from late Roger Florizoone, the top purchase of champion “De Tulle” ( Hofflack - Fr), Marc & Geert Pollin, Jos Thoné, Marcel Aelbrecht, pigeons from Marijn, Filip and Nicolas Norman, Chris Hebberecht, Etienne Meirlaen and not to forget the superb bloodlines of the colony of Gaby Vandenabeele from Dentergem where the successful breeding line of the “Tsunami” is inherited of.
THE SECRET…GOOD PIGEONS AND GOOD CARE
Secrets don’t exist according to Freddy, you have good pigeons, you make them healthy, you test them and you select very hard. For the season of 2017 they have a team of 60 old widow cocks, 60 widow year pigeons and about 40 racing hens.
The difference can be made with a true good fancier as Marijn …one that has that bit sharper observation, motivation, guidance that others don’t have and then you become a champion !
On the medical side they have veterinary Wim Boddaert that comes for a weekly (preventive) check – up. They discuss further medical guidance with him.
The feeding is also something they take good care off. The used fodders are mainly Versele-Laga and Matador but within this range they variate very strong according to the needs of the pigeons. They feed rather lightly and the last 5 feedings they make the food heavier.
The caring is correct, need and especially base on a very strong observation of the pigeons in group and individually. Marijn tries to ‘read’ the teams and pigeons individually and gets the best out of them doing this.
It is always a pleasure in meeting these champions…their first national victory is a fact, but we are convinced many more will follow. The entire Herbots team wishes this them by heart.
1st NATIONAL BRIVE 9,123b.
3rd NATIONAL CHATEAUROUX 29,591b.
85th NATIONAL CHATEAUROUX 9,540b.
113th NATIONAL ARGENTON 18,363b.
167th NATIONAL LIMOGES 6,946b.
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Below you can find the results