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Limoges II | 2017 BV-EB 10.565
Yearling

BART & NANCE VAN OECKEL - OUD-TURNHOUT

1st NATIONAL LIMOGES 10,565 YEARBIRDS

Oud-Turnhout: Hat off for the performance of the yearling hen of Bart & Nance Van Oeckel. Knowing that the first pigeons didn’t even make 1,175 m/m and clocking 1st prize national against 10,565 year birds on one of the longest distances (700km952m) … we can only speak about an amazing performance !

When you visit Bart & Nance you are immediately impressed with the marvellous loft which was built brand new in 2015. Not a loft that was just built like that, no…you can feel that there’s a strategy behind it. Thinking about the way of constructing it is something Bart surely kept awake during several nights. First of all, the loft needed to work perfectly with their system and secondly the loft acclimatization (oxygen – temperature – light) needed to be correct for 100% 

Although Bart pretends not to be a real pigeon fancier at all, his list of honour says the opposite. If you know that Bart & Nance entered their first loft list in 2001 and now 16 years later can write 3 national victories and 14 provincial victories on their palmaris, we can put the Van Oeckel colony without a doubt in the range of the ‘top colonies’.

“ZWARTE DIAMANT” AND “F-16”

Bart and Nance have pigeons on their loft from several different fanciers but won’t give any names, afraid in forgetting some one. The base breeder of the Van Oeckel colony is without a doubt “Zwarte Diamant” (BE05-6054296). He is a direct Geerinckx pigeon (son of  ‘Blauwe Ijzeren’ x ‘Dochter Goede Rode’). Fantastic children from “Zwarte Diamant” are amongst other: ‘F16’, ‘Magic Diamant’, ‘Miss Poznan’ and so on…
We like to give some attention to top pigeon “F-16”, according to Bart the new base breeder of their loft. The list of honour of the “F-16” is one to have tremendously respect for: 1st National La Souterraine 3,562d 620km (fastest of 20,124b) – 5th National Bourges 24,676b – 10th National La Souterraine 4,778b – 1st Ace bird Confidential Cup FCD Budapest 2012 – 2nd European Ace bird Cat. C 2011 – 4th Olympiad bird Belgium Cat. C Nitra 2012

CHAOS AS FORMULA OF SUCCESS

The season of 2017 was started off with a group of 190 racing pigeons, whereof 23 old pigeons and 160 yearlings. Before we talk about the system, you have to know a bit more about the loft construction. Both on the left as on the right side there are 3 lofts (1 for the old/year birds – two for the youngsters) of 8m. That 8m loft exists out of 3 departments, that is one department for the hens, one department for the cocks and in between one department named ‘the cuddling room’. This last one is a loft full of boxes and ‘dark corners’. The pigeons who reside on the left are being basketed for the races on Thursday and the pigeons on the right are being basketed for the long distance (basketing on Wednesday).

No winter breeding for the racing pigeons but they had to wait until the 20th of January before the hens and cocks could come together in the ‘cuddling room’. After 4 weeks the sexes were being split up. At that time about 40% were on eggs. They didn’t have a second breed in Spring.

Bart: “in a matter of motivation, the cocks and hens come together in the ‘cuddling room’. In other words; chaos. One week they do come together before basketing, the other week they don’t, sometimes for a short period, sometimes for a longer period. I think, variation brings on motivation. Also after a race there isn’t a fixed timing in how long they should stay together. Mostly they can stay together longer when they performed well and for a shorter time of period when they didn’t perform well.”

CARING

The feeding happens a lot by feeling. They make a mixture with the next mixtures: Galaxy Light, Galaxy Energy (Beyers), Super Diet and Breeding mixture (Van Robaeys). According to the race they have to do, the share of one or the other mixture is being increased or decreased.

In a matter of side products the products of the Herbovet range is at number 1. Products as Herbo Elite Pigeon, Herbo MMK, Herbosol and Herbo Recovery Plus have become indispensable.  Vet Raf Herbots is being visited twice a year but a lot of calls are made in between to discuss the does and don’ts of the Van Oeckel colony.

The week before Limoges all pigeons stayed at home (with exception of 4 pigeons to gather the necessary points for the championships). Bart: ”As from end of March they went into the basket every week so a weekend of resting was more than welcome. During this obliged resting period we gave them daily a shot of beet juice in the drinking pot.”

ORIGINAL HERBOTS GEBROEDERS

Since 2016, we have an agreement with the Herbots family to exchange 50 youngsters from the 3rd round. As youngster, no results are expected but as a year bird and old bird they have to proof their class. And look…an original Herbots hen wins national Limoges and at the Herbots family an original Van Oeckel pigeon wins on the same race the 37th national. Again a well-meant big thank you to the Herbots family for the perfect cooperation!”

When taking the national Limoges winner by hand it stroke immediately that she dropped her first pin and at the day of the race her new pin was showing slightly. Apparently this wasn’t a ‘handicap’ to win this majestic victory.

Bart and Nance…congratulation from the entire Herbots team ! 

B16-2146311 - ORIGINAL HERBOTS GEBROEDERS
1st NATIONAL LIMOGES 10,565 YEARBIRDS

 

 

Stefan Mertens

Nombre de pigeons

10.565

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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