Aalbeke: Many amongst us agree when we state that Rino Verheye is one of the most best racing fanciers of West-Flanders in 2017. As from the start of the season it has been a pleasure in watching his widow cocks team heading for the top of the races. On May 13th ‘Igor’ won the 1st provincial Tours and then we don’t even talk about the many head prizes that were already won.
Also in the weekend of the 17th of June it was bingo in the Malgrétoutstraat n° 36 in Aalbeke, when Chateauroux was on the program. With 2,112 old and 3,084 year birds the organisation could count on a nice amount of participators and keeping the weather circumstances into account, it was champion Rino Verheye that had a favourite roll. As a real grandmaster he made his favourite roll more than true as with a doubled year bird he won in both categories. It was the “665-16” who didn’t allow any competitors in front of him with a speed of 1,225.31 m/m. But also the general result can be looked at: 2,212 old : 1-9-46-103-413-628 (6/8) – 3,084 year birds: 1-74-328-701 (4/4). Spicy detail to show the gravity of the race; from the 2,212 old birds only 19 got the speed of 1,200 m/m, with the year birds it were only 15 that got above this speed of 1,200 m/m. These kind of figures speak for themselves!
But the weekend of the 17th of June had also a black side for the colony of Verheye. Bird flu got around in neighbour village Menen and from one moment into the other, Rino couldn’t transport a single bird anymore. Rino was perplexed reading this message…his reaction was won of ‘very sad’ – ‘unreasonable’ – ‘unfair’ – ‘unusual’ – ‘unsportsmanlike’ - ! It couldn’t be that he had to undergo this kind of uppercut. No single race during the next 3 weeks….
Rino followed the strict set measures set by the Federal Food Agency. The consequence was off course that the real top condition was gone for the successful widow cocks team. Nevertheless, the Verheye pigeons didn’t give up just like that and showed their class once again with the provincial victory on Brionne against 4,440b.
PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS KBDB WEST-FLANDERS
The provincial ace birds 2017 KBDB West-Flanders lists was published just now. Rino classified 6 pigeons amongst the provincial ace birds and this with 3 weeks less racing then the competition due to the bird flu.
Underneath you can find an overview :
1° provincial ace bird KBDB all round old and year birds (3005665/16)
4° provincial ace bird KBDB short distance youngsters (3029727/17)
4° provincial ace bird KBDB GMD old (3003419/14)
6° provincial ace bird (EV) KBDB GMD old(3006529/15)
8° provincial ace bird KBDB GMD year birds (3005663/16)
8° provincial ace bird (EV) KBDB all round old and year birds (3005685/16).
The 3005665/16 was as a youngster also already 1st provincial ace bird KBDB all round. He is two years in a row best pigeon of the West-Flanders. Normally he was also the 1st provincial ace bird KBDB GMD year birds with 0,97% but a pigeon can only be classified once with the provincial ace birds in West-Flanders….just for your information, the now winning ace bird has a coefficient of 4,97%.
What might be even more important is the fact that the 3029727/17 and the 3006529/15 are both full brothers of the 3006530/15 which is for sale at this moment in Pigeon Bids. The 3006530/15 didn’t only has good results but is now also a full sister of 3 different pigeons which have classified themselves amongst the provincial ace birds. The 3006528/15 is, as mentioned before, also a full sister and is 9° provincial ace bird KBDB long distance youngsters.
THANKS TO THE ORIGINAL VERHEYE PIGEONS
There were also 4 other provincial victories in 2017 with pigeons where the mother was bought at Rino and Miranda.
- On 17/06/17 the tandem VERMEULEN-DUJARDIN won two provincial victories out of Chateaudun (341 Km) with their pigeon with ring number 3094513/16. This pigeon got the victory in the category of old birds against 2,177b and also in the category of year birds against 2,214b. The mother of this winning pigeon is 3094513/16 and was bought at Rino.
- On 05/08/17,DELAERE Luc, won the 1st provincial out of Pontoise (220km) with pigeon with ring number 3021479/17. He got this victory against 18,184 youngsters! The mother of the 3021479/17, is an original Verheye hen (B15-3006650) and was bought in Rekkem in an auction organized by LCB in 2015. The “3006650/15” was in 2016 also already mother of the 1st provincial Chateaudun (344km) against 3,594b, this on 13/08/16 with pigeon 3053842/16
- On 19/08/17, DELAERE Luc, won the 1st provincial out of Orléans (343km) against 3,398 youngsters. The winning pigeon was “3021513/17”. Mother of the “3021513/17” was bought in Ophasselt on the X-mas auction organized by LCB in 2013. Her ring number is 3002428/13
WEDNESDAY THE 11TH OF OCTOBER THE INTERNET AUCTION OF 12 ORIGINAL AND PROVEN TOP PIGEONS FROM THE LOFT VERHEYE RINO WILL END.