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27 Jul 07:15
Narbonne I.Nat. | 2018 6346
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1st INTERNATIONAL NARBONNE 6,346 OLD BIRDS

Distance: 853km
Velocity: 1,102.70 m/m

Joost and his wife Elsie add just another one! This was my first thought when I was following the arriving’s out of Narbonne on Saturday evening. A few weeks ago they were already on the highest international level when ‘Floorke’ won the 1st International Barcelona hens. It starts to get a bit Mexican like this. National championships, national ace birds and (inter)national victories…it just never ends over there. Joost his new top pigeon is called ‘Celsius’. We don’t have to look far to declare his name. The month of July will go in the history books as one of the hottest months ever in Belgium. After the release on Friday morning at 7h15, the Narbonne platoon got a vivacious race served. This with temperatures that flirt in France and Belgium all the time with 30° Celsius and as a spicy adding some thunderstorms. In short, only the strongest could place themselves within the top of the results.

“Celsius”: 4178447/14

The international winner, as ‘Celsius’ isn’t only the fastest pigeons of Belgium but also of the entire field of participants, got a speed of more than 1,102 m/m for a distance of 853km . When he clocked at about 20h09, Joost his heart skipped a beat. ‘Celsius’ was the first pigeon clocked above the 1,100 m/m…and it would also stay like this.

Describing a pigeons in words is never easy but this international winner made it very easy. Seldom seen such a complete long distance pigeon: slim and rank build. The ideal muscles to race for hours, a nice balanced out wing but especially his head says it all…so smart and such an appearance! Last year he showed himself already when he won the 75th National Agen against 4,405b (110th International against 12,007b).

An inheritance to dream off

Off course ‘again’ there is a lot of ‘Joost’ (1st International Perpignan) in ‘Celsius’ his pedigree. How many cracks did this proven top racer and top breeder already gave to the world? This in first, second and third breeding line…unbelievable. This is how ‘Celsius’ his mother is a daughter ‘Joost’ who was coupled against ‘Benjamin’ (Sister ‘Witterug’ 18th National Bergerac with a pinch of Oscar Brackenier). ‘Celsius’ his father comes out of a pure Dutch long distance strain. His father is a son of the famous ‘Dax Gladiator’ from Kurvers-de Weerd. You can also find ‘Ballerini’ from Wijnands & zoon and a sniff of the ‘Blauwe Vanoppen’ in his pedigree.

Care and motivation

‘Celsius’ is on a loft where they race on total widowhood. He was motivated extra by this system or let’s say agitated. His ‘steady girlfriend’ became in love with another cock on the loft. It was just ‘new love’ but ‘Celsius’ noticed it anyway and knew he had to come home really fast or he would lose his big love…And look, a bit of jealousy can do a lot, namely winning an international race.

As feeding method Joost uses I.C. Black Label System from Versele-Laga since a while now And it is common known that he has been using for years now the products from Belgavet, together with Wonderpigeon. To keep his colony ‘healthy’ and in top shape he makes use of the consults from vet Pascal Lanneau from Zwevegem. He passes by every Sunday during the racing season to check-up all the racing pigeons. Depending on the diagnose, they treat or they don’t treat. When there are contaminations they give a tricho -  and/or coxi – pill.

Two more Narbonne stars

Next to ‘Celsius’, who won the international palm, there were two other top pigeons that claimed some attention on Narbonne. Two other pigeons were able to reach the loft that same evening and they both were even year birds. The first year bird that got home was a blue white pin cock with band number 4017313/17. He clocked at 21h36 and was good enough for the 3rd National and also the 1st Provincial. In his pedigree we again find the strain of the ‘Joost’. This trough ‘Hugo’ who won the 1st International St. Vincent against 10,737b in 2015. His mother is ‘Chrigi’, a sister of the 1st National ace bird ELD. You can find Chris Hebberecht blood running through her veins as well as the old strain from Joost himself.

The second pigeon(4017312/17), who became the 5th national and 2nd provincial is a hen. She arrived when it was almost totally dark (22h16), what a character that pigeon must have had, strong ! Her father is the “Super Bordeaux” (3rd Int. Bordeaux 6,710b.) coupled to a “Daughter Geert” who is a half-sister of “Amalia” ( 1st Nat. Ace bird GMD 2011).

As they were the only two year birds that could reach the loft that evening they were all alone on the loft the entire night. With as a consequence that Cupid made his move and maybe a super breeding couple for Narbonne has been made…

Joost the “General”

After four, there is five, indeed Joost De Smeyter already won 4 nationals. Now that his fifth national victory is in he called himself while laughing ‘the General’ as they also have 5 stars. Joost and Elsie, thank you for your hospitality and the nice chat. In the meantime you can practice a bit on the trampoline so you will be in the air all together, that is a bit nicer for the photo.
Hopefully we see you soon for number six…but which rank is that??

Congratulations from the entire Herbots-team !

B14-4178447: 1st INTERNATIONAL NARBONNE 6,346 OLD BIRDS

 

Number of pigeons

6346

INDEPENDANTE DE LIEGE
N A R B O N N E        27 / 07 /2018
         
    Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Tota(al)
ANDERLECHT   75 65 140
BEERSEL   29 46 75
GOOIK   66 53 119
HERENT   80 43 123
KAPELLE  O/D   BOS   14 9 23
TESTELT   22 23 45
TIENEN   135 197 332
VLAAMS-BRABANT   421 436 857
         
    Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Tota(al)
MONT ST GUIBERT   14   14
NIVELLES   12 13 25
RAMILIES   76 88 164
WAVRE   14 5 19
BRABANT WALLON   116 106 222
         
    Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Tota(al)
BEERSE   37 16 53
BEVEL   24 19 43
HERENTALS   27 10 37
HOUTVENNE   14 6 20
MECHELEN   18 20 38
MOL   40 63 103
RETIE   17 23 40
SCHILDE   9 8 17
SINT-JOB-IN-'T GOOR   61 54 115
STABROEK   25 9 34
TURNHOUT   32 36 68
WIJNEGEM   24 29 53
ANTWERPEN   328 293 621
         
         
    Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Tota(al)
AVELGEM   32 24 56
GISTEL   76 94 170
KORTEMARK   157 172 329
REKKEM   64 49 113
ROESELARE   42 51 93
STEENBRUGGE/ASSEBROEK   91 95 186
VLAMERTINGE   117 132 249
WINGENE   77 67 144
WEST-VLAANDEREN   624 660 1284
         
    Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Tota(al)
DENDERMONDE/BAASRODE   70 45 115
EEKLO   119 80 199
ELST   104 101 205
GENT-ZWIJNAARDE   49 144 193
LOKEREN   83 73 156
MOERBEKE-VIANE   70 9 79
RONSE   41 82 123
SINT-GILLIS-WAAS   78 97 175
OOST-VLAANDEREN   614 631 1245
         
    Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Tota(al)
BREE   24 11 35
GENK   20 14 34
MAASEIK   34 29 63
LANAKEN   28 44 72
ST-LAMBRECHTS-HERK   94 66 160
SINT-TRUIDEN   40 27 67
TONGEREN   156 56 212
ZONHOVEN   34 4 38
LIMBURG   430 251 681
         
    Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Tota(al)
ATH   48 21 69
ESTINNES-AU-VAL   98 31 129
FROIDCHAPELLE   15 5 20
GIVRY   8 41 49
LESSINES   60 41 101
LEUZE-EN-HAINAUT   88 39 127
MARCHE-LEZ-ECAUSSINNES   20 16 36
MARBAIX-LA-TOUR   27 14 41
PONT-A-CELLES    43 37 80
SOIGNIES   31 30 61
TOURNAI   60 43 103
HAINAUT   498 318 816
         
    Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Tota(al)
COUVIN   26 32 58
FALISOLLE   85 12 97
GOCHENEE-HASTIERE   35 25 60
NAMUR   146 69 215
         
    Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Tota(al)
HERVE   87 40 127
LIEGE   30 31 61
HANEFFE   59 12 71
VISE   13 9 22
LIEGE   189 92 281
         
    Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Tota(al)
ARLON   42 37 79
SALM-LE-CHATEAU   14 2 16
VIRTON   66 104 170
LUXEMBOURG   122 143 265
         
TOTAL   3488 2999 6487
         
         
         
         
2013    NATIONAL   5214 3942 9156
2014    NATIONAL   4558 2802 7360
2015    NATIONAL   4047 3366 7413
2016    NATIONAL   4118 3172 7290
2017    NATIONAL   4300 3480 7780
2018    NATIONAL   3488 2999 6487
         
         
INTERNATIONAL VIEUX 1AN TOTAL  
         
BELGIQUE 3488 2999 6487  
FRANCE 2710 2144 4854  
ALLEMAGNE     909  
PAYS-BAS     3080  
LUXEMBOURG 43 23 66  
ANGLETERRE 105   105  
         
TOTAL 6346 5166 15501  
         
         
         
         
         
         
2013  INTERNATIONAL 11448 7859 19307  
2014  INTERNATIONAL 12528 8360 20888  
2015  INTERNATIONAL 10732 8447 19179  
2016  INTERNATIONAL     18681  
2017  INTERNATIONAL     18927  

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