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Valence | 2018 7860
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CULOT DOMINIQUE - WARMIFONTAINE

1st NATIONAL VALENCE 7,687 BIRDS

Distance: 545km

Velocity: 1191,79 m/m

Warmifontaine: Valence was the first Rhône Valley race. The organization could release 7,860 old pigeons in Valence and the fastest was to be found at LCB fellow worker Dominique Culot from Warmifontaine, a village placed in the shadow of the known Neufchâteau.

PIGEON SPORT TO ENJOY

We have to call a cat a cat…who lives in the province of Luxembourg has to have very favourable conditions (read: the wind in their favour with an Eastern releasing point) to score national. The fanciers out of Luxembourg are very happy that the races from the Rhône valley made it to the national racing calendar.
At Dominique Culot pigeon sport is pure hobby, spiced with the necessary ambition to set top results. Dominique has his own system, a system that has a clear strategy and which has proven its effectiveness more than once by setting beautiful results. Dominique won f.e. a few years back the ‘Beker van de Koning’ (Cup of the King).

His breeding loft is 12 couples strong and especially pigeons from Deneufbourg, Depasse and Bourlard are to be found on this loft.

DON’T TEACH AS A YOUNGSTER

Dominique has set his full attention onto the national long distance game with the cocks. He has a group of 20 old widow cocks ready for this. These were being coupled at the end of March. Once on eggs, these are being replaced by plastic ones. The widow cocks can breed on it until the first couple are tired of it and abandon the eggs.

Next to these 20 old pigeons, Dominique also has 30 year birds. These year bird never saw the inside of a basket. Not even for a simple training of a few miles.
Once they become a year bird, Dominique starts off with their first training flights. Bit by bit they are being trained and work through the program of a young bird. Their end race is Bourges National (end of July). All who can get home safe after this race gets a box on the widowers loft for the next season. Getting a price result isn’t a condition that they need…

CARE

As preparation for the racing season the widow cocks got following training program : 2 x 135km, 1 x 170km, 1 x 160km and then 400km. As Dominique has to drive 40km to basket for the short distance race he never takes a clock. He does his own counting of what the result should have been. 

In a matter of feeding Dominique relies fully on the Versele-Laga mixtures. He likes to give them especially the mixture with the dark Bordeaux corn. As the widow cocks are being raced every 3 weeks he has made the following feeding schedule: 1st week after home coming 75% purification + 25% sports mixture. In week 2 they get 50% purification + 50% sports mixture on the menu and in the third week there is 100% sports mixture enriched with Energy mixture. 

In a matter of side products he gives, just as many others, brewers’ yeast, vitamins, garlic oil, apple vinegar, naturaline and so on…

Medically he visits a vet at the start of the season and after the 400km they get ¼ of a pill Flagyl. He doesn’t treat against ornithes.

B16-1173161 – NATIONAL WINNER VALENCE

With a speed of 1,191.79 m/m this dark chequered cock left everybody behind. Dominique: ‘His home coming was one as it should be. He raced like an arrow to his plank, not a minute wasted.’ The winner is of the average to small type, very compact and perfectly build.

Whether he was motivated in a special way? ‘No’, replies Dominique, ‘at basketing I placed his hen half-box for a few minutes, and that’s it..’

Dominique…from the entire Herbots team a big congratulation !

Stefan Mertens 

 B16-1173161 - 1st NATIONAL VALENCE 7,687 BIRDS

Number of pigeons

7860

Valence National du 9 juin 2018 – 7687 pigeons

Belgo-luxembourgeois – 7860 pigeons

 

Merci pour votre participation

Bon vol sur le Rhône

Bon succès aux membres à l’As pigeon du Rhône et à l’Équipe du Rhône
Que le meilleur duo l’emporte !

 

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Pont-à-Celles

187

 

121

Wijnegem

76

5

Givry

87

 

123

Schilde

72

12

Froidchapelle

130

 

124

Oud-Turnhout

69

14

Marche Ecaussinnes

63

 

126

Mol

98

17

Marbaix-la-Tour

55

 

128

Beerse

28

21

Estinnes-au-Val

241

 

129

St Job in't Goor

155

22

Soignies

113

 

130

Retie

60

49

Tournai Union

38

 

132

Stabroek

116

51

Lessines

65

 

133

Mechelen

63

52

Leuze

50

 

134

Hérentals

56

54

Ath

84

 

135

Bevel

55

 

Total Hainaut

1113

 

136

Houtvenne

42

4

Mont St Guibert

25

 

 

Total Antwerpen

890

8

Nivelles     

52

 

81

St Lambrecht Herk

234

11

Ramillies

274

 

83

St Truiden

146

16

Wavre

48

 

85

Tongeren

352

 

Tot. Brabant Wallon

399

 

88

Zonhoven

165

2

Falisolle

166

 

90

Lanaken

203

9

Gochenée

110

 

91

Maaseik

302

18

Couvin

222

 

 

Tot. Limbourg

1402

 

Total Namur

498

 

101

Gent

79

23

Momalle Jeneffe

59

 

102

Ninove

106

25

Liège

62

 

103

Aalst

83

26

Visé

93

 

104

Lokeren

82

30

Herve

226

 

105

Zottegem

30

 

Total  Liège

440

 

106

Dendermonde

50

6

Arlon

93

 

107

Renaix

93

7

Salmchateau

87

 

108

St Gillis Waas

70

19

Virton

148

 

109

Eeklo

66

 

Total  Luxembourg

328

 

110

Moerbeke

137

61

Obrafo Tienen

299

 

 

Tot. Oost Vlaanderen

796

62

Beersel

58

 

142

Wingene

75

63

Hérent

309

 

144

Waregem

118

68

Anderlecht

170

 

145

Rekkem 

78

70

Kapelle o/d/Bos

65

 

146

Vlamertinge

144

71

Gooik

140

 

147

Kortemark

143

73

Testelt

101

 

148

Kortrijk

121

 

Tot. Brabant Flamand

1142

 

 

Tot. West Vlaanderen

679

 

Luxembourg

173

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valence

 

 

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

CFW

2541

2385

2169

2291

2399

Derby Hainaut

199

198

125

120

155

Brabant

1142

874

820

828

758

Limbourg

1402

1354

1274

1156

1234

Antwerpen

890

800

823

810

725

West-Vlaanderen

679

489

352

420

466

Oost-Vlaanderen

796

694

634

894

680

Tournai

38

52

39

23

28

 

       

 

Nombre de pigeons

7687

6846

6236

6542

6449

Nombre d'amateurs

 

 

1052

1188

1114

Luxembourg

173

       

Total

7860

       

 

Results

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