Basketing Release Race Number of pigeons Category
25 Jul 09:44
29 Jul 07:30
Tulle | 2018 4171
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DEKENS WILSON - ZINGEM

1st NATIONAL TULLE 4,171 OLD BIRDS

Zingem: The famous Heulestraat in Zingem…not only the brothers Freddy and Jacques Vandenheede live in this street but also the known long distance racer Deksens Wilson has his lofts here. Since 1973 he lives together with his wife Lydie in the Heulestraat and shortly after they moved there, the first pigeon lofts in their garden were a fact. First he raced like hell on the short distance races, afterwards he perfectly switched onto the middle distance and greater middle distance. The last decade Wilson specialized on the long distance and extreme long distance races. With results as in the meantime he managed to gather amazing results with as current highlights : 1st National Ace bird long distance KBDB 2012 with ‘New Ace’, 1st National Limoges 2014 against 18,407b and now the national victory out of Tulle. “A victory that really gets to me” says Wilson while we’re walking towards the pigeon lofts….”honestly, I didn’t expected the pigeons yet. I was in my lazy seat watching television when I suddenly saw a pigeon racing towards the loft in the corner of my eye. The clock only pointed out to be 13h30…that couldn’t be a Tulle racer, could it…but when I had a closer look I saw that it indeed was one of my pigeons from Tulle.”
Clocked at 13h31min and 11 seconds for a distance of 612km the ‘Geschelpte 157’ gets a speed of 1,694.82m/m. He has beaten all 9,491 Tulle racers and leaves in the category of the old pigeons the pigeons from Billiau Ronny (Adinkerke – 1623 m/m) and Velghe Frans and Kris (Zwevezele – 1612 m/m) behind.

ONLY WIDOWCOCKS

With a team of 29 old and 45 yearling cocks Wilson started of the season of 2018. These are all cocks who are being raced according the principle of the classic widowhood. Important to know is that all old pigeons are on one department and that all yearling cocks are on another. These departments can be divided in smaller departments by means of a sliding door. The widow cocks didn’t get a winter breeding but have to wait until March to see their partner appear on the loft. First all old pigeons are being coupled and 14 days later the year birds are being coupled. All can breed for 8 days and then the nest is being taken away and the hens return to the aviaries. When the cocks get their first training races beginning of April, some of the year birds can come together with their hen again so they get to know the rules of the game of widowhood rather fast.

From May on they train twice a day. In the morning first the old birds and when they all are in, the year birds can start training. In the evening it is the other way around…then the year birds can stretch their wings first and afterwards the old ones.

ALWAYS FOOD AT THEIR DISPOSAL

Wilson continues: “The past weeks we had nearly every day a basketing and that’s why it isn’t easy as a fancier to feed all pigeons in a proper way. To foresee all pigeons of the necessary energy I do the next: In a common feeding trunk the pigeons always have “Super Weduwschap” from Beyers at their disposal. The ones who need to be basketed get the last few days before basketing their food individually, so in their box, and this with a fat rich mixture of  Van Robaeys and an extra portion of peanuts. On the day of basketing itself at about 13h00, the pigeons who are going to be basketed get an extra portion of rice.
In a matter of side products I also mix on the day of basketing some Belgasol in the water and also Gervit-W or Tollyamin will be added in the drinking pot. Oh yes…my young pigeons get nearly daily a mixture of “PH-Control” + “Oregano liquid” + “Tollyamin Forte” … I’m going to touch wood but I managed to keep my youngsters healthy until now this way.
In a medical way I cured 14 days before Barcelona against trichomoniases. Against ornithes the old pigeons didn’t get anything yet, the year birds were already cured against this.

THE NATIONAL WINNER

The national Tulle winner is a chequered cock (B15-4121157). The “157” is small and perfectly build. Before he won national Tulle, he already won:

2016:
768 Internat. Carcasonne 7,811b. – 434 Nat.
2017:
434 Prov. Vierzon 7,056b.
1,227 Nat. Limoges 14,937b.
1,387 Nat. Brive 9,140b.
1,745 Nat. Limoges 9,120b.
2018:
3,072 Nat. Bourges 20,284b.
1,880 Nat. Brive 9,278b.
1 National Tulle 4,171b

At the question whether the national winner was motivated in a special way wasn’t an immediate reply. “As always the cocks who are going to be basketed for a race get to see their hen for 45  minutes, this while the other loft mates are training outside. Did something happen…I don’t know…it can be as the cock isn’t being locked up in his box with his hen but can be free on the loft.”

Wilson…once again a big congratulations from the entire Herbots team.

B15-4121157: 1st NATIONAL TULLE 4,171 OLD BIRDS

Stefan Mertens

Number of pigeons

4171

Les Amis de Bordeaux - Tulle - TELEVIE  
TULLE    28-07-2018       
Local Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Tota(al)  
Vlaams Brabant        
KAPELLE O/D BOS 17 39 56  
ANDERLECHT 18 46 64  
GOOIK 25 48 73  
HERENT 77 104 181  
BEERSEL 35 62 97  
TESTELT 26 37 63  
TIENEN 171 148 319  
  369 484 853  
         
Brabant Wallon        
MONT ST.GUIBERT 17 24 41  
NIVELLES 38 20 58  
RAMILIES 163 218 381  
WAVRE 17 72 89  
  235 334 569  
Antwerpen        
BEERSE 11 20 31  
BEVEL 27 38 65  
HERENTALS 21 22 43  
HOUTVENNE 25 38 63  
MECHELEN 27 52 79  
MOL 42 110 152  
OUD-TURNHOUT 41 69 110  
RETIE 19 22 41  
SCHILDE 32 9 41  
SINT-JOB-IN-'T GOOR 47 99 146  
STABROEK 14 10 24  
WIJNEGEM 25 38 63  
  331 527 858  
Local Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Tota(al)  
West-Vlaanderen        
AVELGEM 13 41 54  
GISTEL 111 94 205  
REKKEM 83 103 186  
ROESELARE 59 47 106  
WINGENE 83 94 177  
STEENBRUGGE 129 127 256  
VLAMERTINGE 73 99 172  
KORTEMARK 161 202 363  
  712 807 1519  
Oost-Vlaanderen        
DENDERMONDE 59 99 158  
EEKLO 180 138 318  
GENT 55 117 172  
LOKEREN 118 107 225  
VIANE-MOERBEKE 163 174 337  
RONSE 82 86 168  
SINT-GILLIS-WAAS 43 98 141  
ELST 181 263 444  
  881 1082 1963  
Limburg        
ST.TRUIDEN 23 79 102  
SINT-LAMBRECHTS-HERK 67 173 240  
LANAKEN 45 41 86  
MAASEIK 65 70 135  
TONGEREN 97 164 261  
ZONHOVEN 61 48 109  
  358 575 933  
         
Local Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Tota(al)  
Hainaut        
ATH 56 52 108  
ESTINNES-AU-VAL 142 186 328  
FROIDCHAPELLE 93 52 145  
GIVRY 42 42 84  
LESSINES 74 80 154  
LEUZE-EN-HAINAUT 41 86 127  
MARBAIX-LA-TOUR 39 18 57  
MARCHE-LEZ-ECAUSSINNES 15 47 62  
PONT-A-CELLES 129 92 221  
SOIGNIES 92 53 145  
TOURNAI 98 105 203  
  821 813 1634  
Namur        
COUVIN 45 92 137  
FALISOLLE 61 87 148  
GOCHENEE-HASTIERE 40 103 143  
  146 282 428  
Liège        
HANEFFE 45 72 117  
HERVE 146 231 377  
LIEGE 43 32 75  
QUEUE-DU-BOIS 18 8 26  
VISE 36 38 74  
  288 381 669  
         
Luxembourg        
SALM-CHATEAU 30 35 65  
  30 35 65  
         
         
         
TOTA(A)L                2018 4171 5320 9491  
2017 7447 9578 17025  
2016 6101 7322 13423  
2015 6229 8621 14850  
2014 5976 5731 11707  
2013 7350 6972 14322  
2012 6817 10251 17068  
2011 5124 6345 11469  
2010 6695 8323 15018  
2009 5676 7467 13143  
         

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