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08 Jul 07:00
Limoges II | 2017 BV-EB 9.073
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RONSIJN JO - APPELTERRE

1st NATIONAL LIMOGES 9,073b. - FASTEST OF 19,638b.

Limoges II…organized by the ‘Belgische Verstandhouding’… could bring no less than 19,638 old and yearling pigeons for the edition of 2017 towards the releasing point. Exactly 6,201 pigeon more than in 2016. Fastest of all competitors was the old widow cock from long distance champion Jo Ronsijn from Appelterre (within the neighbourhood of Ninove). The colony Ronsijn has been known for years now for their top results on the national and international races. Several times they got a top 10 result national but know it was the hit in the rose. With a speed of 1,173.18 m/m the “Zoon Cahors” (B15-4108024) beat very near the yearling Herbots – hen from Bart & Nance Van Oeckel (1,172.29 m/m).

Long distance and again long distance

As most amongst us, Jo started together with his father on the short distance races, smoothly the middle distance and the long distance races got their attention, but the origin of the current success is to be found in 2002. Jo went to grandmaster Luc Van Coppenole from Ouwegem for a round of youngsters. And it was a hit in the rose immediately, in one of these eggs was the base breeding mother of the current colony, the famous ‘Montauban-ken’. This super hen was a real unique specimen. At the moment the breeding loft exists out of 60% descendants of Luc Van Coppenolle, especially the strain of ‘Montauban-ken’. This strain is being accomplished with pigeons from pigeon friends Rufin and Luc Buyl and Hans De Rijck, where yearly several pigeons are being exchanged.

The breeding loft exists out of 19 couples, where off 7 fixed couples. These are being coupled around Christmas and make that Jo has some new potential supers.

In the beginning of the eighties, Jo went to deepen himself in the wing theory of Vanderschelden and this is still the way he selects his pigeons. They have to have wings as a vulture swallow, they can race for hundreds of kilometres in one track. If you take the pigeon in your hand and open its wing and look at it straight they have to bent inwards as much as possible. But especially the wing has to be looked at after a heavy race. After the race the pins are ‘straight” but the day afterwards they already have to bent inwards again, if not, the pigeon won’t have a long long distance career.

Widow cocks

The racing team of 2017 exists of 22 old and 35 yearling cocks. These are being raced in a classic way. The preparation is a bit different. The year birds are being coupled to the breeders around Christmas and can raise a couple of youngsters. This way they get more attached to their box. There isn’t a spring coupling anymore. The old pigeons have to wait until the beginning of April, they can only breed for a few days. To motivate the cocks at the beginning of the season, their partner is being showed before basketing. After about 4 races, they stop doing this, from then on the cocks know the game normally. The basketing for the long distance races happens preferably as quite as possible. After the season the remaining widow cocks can have a nest to get to rest entirely but especially to get a good moulting period.

Feeding and side products

You won’t find any complicated feeding schedules during the racing season at the loft. No, simplicity rules. This is partly due to the past. When he was still working he could give the pigeons food only once a day. And as it worked out back then, Jo keeps on doing it this way. During the racing season the widow cocks get the same mixture all the time. So there isn’t any kind of recuperation mixture or extra feedings. This fixed mixture, composed by Jo himself, exist out of different kinds of sport and energy full mixtures as Premium Fond Matador - Turbo Energie Matador - Champion Versele Laga - Superstar Versele Laga - Vlucht Vanrobaeys and Brilliant Beyers.

It is indeed rather heavy food but as they (every pigeon individually) are being fed more than sufficient, the pigeons only eat what they need. This also has a positive influence on the delivered training, this is long and intense (1h30m).

To keep the entire colony in shape the entire year around, Jo uses mostly side products from Herbovet from Raf Herbots. Different side products are given to the pigeons with great satisfaction.

Medically

In the end, the medical aspect is simple. A lot of check-ups and only interact when necessary. Before the start of the season he goes to vet Raf Herbots. And again the same principle is being applied, only when necessary they interact. An advantage is that Jo can do his own check-ups. He examines the pigeons before basketing for trichomoniases and coccidiosis. If there is a positive control (read contamination ) , they consult with Raf Herbots if a treatment is necessary.

The national winner

Jo explains: “it is easy to talk afterwards, but “Zoon Cahors” showed the last few days before basketing that he was in great shape. Normally he would have been as 4th on the basketing list but I placed him on number 2.

What happened on the racing loft is something I don’t know, but he was furious with a yearling cock that housed above him. He was also the only pigeon that I couldn’t get in easily after their daily training. It was even so that I didn’t let him train on the day of basketing and on its way to the club he turned around entirely in his basket. Something he had never done before.

Jo and Marleen…congratulation on this marvellous victory ! 

B15-4108024 : 1st NATIONAL LIMOGES 9,073b. - FASTEST OF 19,638b.

 

Stefan Mertens

Nombre de pigeons

9.073

LIMOGES-08-07-2017          
             
Local Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Jong./Jeunes Tota(al)    
Vlaams Brabant            
GOOIK 95 245   340    
BEERSEL 35 121   156    
KAP,O/D BOS 53 89   142    
ANDERLECHT 120 169   289    
HERENT 182 256   438    
TIENEN 182 345   527    
TESTELT 70 145   215    
BEGIJNENDIJK 24 39   63    
  761 1409   2170    
Brabant Wallon            
CHASTRE 23 18   41    
NIVELLES 92 81   173    
RAMILIES 210 177   387    
WAVRE 51 41   92    
  376 317 0 693    
             
Antwerpen            
WIJNEGEM 50 95   145    
BEVEL 40 69   109    
STABROEK 31 42   73    
OUD-TURNHOUT 52 84   136    
HERENTALS 36 147   183    
RETIE 65 78   143    
HOUTVENNE 49 64   113    
MOL 97 162   259    
BEERSE 32 16   48    
SINT-JOB-IN-'T GOOR 105 138   243    
MECHELEN 57 44   101    
SCHILDE 49 51   100    
  663 990 0 1653    
Local Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Jong./Jeunes Tota(al)    
West-Vlaanderen            
STEENBRUGGE 259 256   515    
AVELGEM 143 116   259    
ROESELARE 112 102   214    
GISTEL 201 370   571    
KORTRIJK 214 261   475    
REKKEM 298 338   636    
VLAMERTINGE 219 184   403    
WAREGEM 194 212   406    
KORTEMARK 344 314   658    
RUISELEDE 202 301   503    
  2186 2454 0 4640    
Oost-Vlaanderen            
AALST 271 288   559    
DENDERMONDE 91 179   270    
NINOVE 187 259   446    
LOKEREN 256 253   509    
SINT-GILLIS-WAAS 137 204   341    
ZOTTEGEM 258 284   542    
EEKLO 518 537   1055    
RONSE 229 273   502    
MOERBEKE 463 496   959    
GENT 144 226   370    
  2554 2999 0 5553    
Limburg            
SINT-LAMBRECHTS-HERK 178 169   347    
MAASEIK 40 100   140    
ST TRUIDEN 118 59   177    
TONGEREN 106 76   182    
ZONHOVEN 120 128   248    
LANAKEN 36 62   98    
  598 594 0 1192    
             
Local Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Jong./Jeunes Tota(al)    
Hainaut            
LESSINES 228 289   517    
SOIGNIES 152 153   305    
ESTINNES-AU-VAL 249 131   380    
TOURNAI 212 209   421    
LEUZE-EN-HAINAUT 161 182   343    
PONT-A-CELLES 187 236   423    
FROIDCHAPELLE 109 58   167    
MARBAIX-LA-TOUR 29 11   40    
GIVRY 117 130   247    
  1444 1399 0 2843    
Namur            
COUVIN 64 57   121    
HASTIERE 61 40   101    
FORVILLE 58 33   91    
FALISOLLE 54 15   69    
  237 145 0 382    
Liege            
LIEGE 36 7   43    
VISE 39 35   74    
HERVE 135 176   311    
MOMALLE (Jeneffe) 24 16   40    
SALM-CHÂTEAU 4 19   23    
  238 253 0 491    
Luxembourg            
ARLON 16 5   21    
  16 5 0 21    
             
             
TOTAL 9073 10565   19638    
IN-EN 2016 6488 6949   13437    
             
             

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