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FERDINAND & KAREL DENDUYVER (Ichtegem) National champion KBDB yearlings long distance & extreme long distance.

14 Oct 2019

The name Denduyver is in the North-West of Flanders, and way beyond, an established value within pigeon sport…everyone that has to race again them knows it, when you are able to beat them you’re not far from a 1st prize. This has always been the case for the father of Ferdinand, late Cyriel Denduyver…it is like this at his sister/brother in law Deschacht-Denduyver…and this is also the case at Ferdinand and Karel Denduyver.
Ferdinand, forms together with his son Karel, a perfect duo, they complete each other…and despite the fact that Karel lives about 10km from the lofts in Ichtegem, he stops by nearly every day…there is room and space for discussion, and once in a while they mock each other…but the main thing they share is a lot of joy…and there’s nothing more beautiful as that between a father and son.

*Loft and strains:
-Ferdinand and Karel own 27 breeders
On the breeding loft they add each year a few young pigeons, specially bred out of the best breeding and racing pigeons…from 2018 and 2019 you can find about 10 new breeding pigeons on the breeding loft.
-For the season of 2020 you can find 29 widow cocks (13 old + 16 year birds),
and 18 racing hens (6 old + 12 year birds)
-About 120 youngsters are being ringed each year to race in Ichtegem.

The present strains:
Cyriel Denduyver, Deschacht-Denduyver, Marc en Geert Pollin, M. & F. Van De Walle, Gino Depestel, Vandepoele E. &V., Houben J.-L.&N., Georges Lidou, Vergaerde-Denolf, Morent G.&R., Geert Stoop, Vanwildemeersch-Vyncke, Decoster Ronny & Stijn, Dekeyser W.-J.&H., familie Schreel, Erik Denys and Hendrik Mortier.

The breeding loft has 6 real base cocks:
1. 029/96 'De Pelè' : won 2 years in a row the title of Provincial Ace bird (in '98 and in '99)
2. 507/98 'De Marc' : became ao: 1st provincial ace bird West-Flanders youngsters in 1998
3. 812/00 ''T Poeltje' : became ao: 1st Olympiad pigeon Sport LD in Porto 2005, 3rd Prov. Ace bird LD 2004, grandfather 1st national Limoges 2010,...
4. 072/00 'De Temmen' won ao: 1st provincial Perigueux in 2002 and 7th prov. Ace bird LD old in 2002.
5. 626/08 'De Kapitein' : won ao: 1st National Limoges in 2010
6. 587/09 'De Zwever' won many top prizes from Ablis to Tulle

*A dream come true:
After 13 provincial victories, a zonal victory, a national victory, provincial ace birds, 1st Olympiad bird, 2x winner of a One Loft Race, …Ferdinand’s dream came true….he always wanted to be national champion. Two years ago this was almost the case but ended up on a more then decent 4th place…also on the long distance and extreme long distance year birds. But tomorrow never comes wasn’t the case now…as the past season Ferdinand & Karel managed to conquer the national title on the long and extreme long distance for year birds.

The national championship was won with underneath results:
Agen national 4,650b. : 38° with 'Dokus' 108° with 'Redstar'
Libourne national 4,354b.:  139° with 'Dokus' 858° with 'Redstar'
Souillac national 4,056b. : 102° with 'Leo' 103° with 'Gaston'
Tulle national 7,155b. : 218° with 'Romain' 420° with 'Kasper'

The results and strain of these pigeons that win the national championship are to be found further on in this article.
The winning of the national championship accomplishes nicely their wealthy palmaris. Have a look at the most special results of the past years:
-13 provincial victories
-1st provincial champion West-Flanders youngsters 1998
-1st Olympiad bird Sport LD KBDB Porto in 2005
-1st national Limoges two-year old against 5,607b in 2010
-2nd One Loft Race FCI Khon Khen Thailand in 2014
-1st One Loft Race FCI Talent Quatro Czech in 2016 (Fly-4-us)
-1st One Loft Race FCI Khon Khen Thailand in 2016 (Fly-4-us)
-4th national champion KBDB LD + ELD yearlings in 2017
-1st Zonal zone A1 Gueret yearlings in 2018
-1st national champion KBDB LD + ELD yearlings in 2019
-1st provincial ace bird KBDB West-Flanders Greater Middle Distance yearlings 2019

In the meantime Karel started up at his house in Zerkegem a small loft of pigeons under the name 'Hok Denduyver'...and also over there the results didn’t keep us waiting. This is how they had on the 29th of June pigeons on the race from Tours. As usual Karel went to Ichtegem to wait for the pigeons over there first…where they started right at the top on this race. A few minutes after they had 3 pigeons home in Ichtegem (1 yearling and 2 old) , Karel called home to know whether there were also already pigeons home…and yes, also 3 pigeons were already at home in Zerkegem, and if all was correct they would start over there even a bit earlier…full of unbelieve Karel drove home immediately. The result was in fact unbelievable: provincial against 1,627 year birds Ferdinand&Karel win the 2nd … ‘Hok Denduyver’ in Zerkegem won the 1st Provincial…and also the 6th , 7th, 21st , …from 14 pigeons basketed.
On the provincial doubles against 2,629b, they have on both lofts each 3 pigeons within the first 21st provincials and this with 16 and 14 pigeons basketed!

*Medical way & side products
First of all, all boxes and loft are being cleaned on a daily base, which is without a doubt good against coccidiosis, worms, airways…Daily the pigeons are taken in hand, which isn’t only good to get more tame pigeons, but also when their might be something wrong, they notice it very quickly.
Before the season starts, vet Noël Simpelaere is being consulted for a deep and thorough check-up. During the season the vet is only being consulted when the results go back (which luckily isn’t the case much for Ferdinand & Karel).
Against trichomoniases they cure during the season monthly, alternating ¼ flagil or a pil 'BelgaMagix' (Belgica De Weerd). The pigeons who enter a race every three weeks, are being cured after every race.
During the season they also give alternation a cure with 'Amoxicure' or 'linco-spectin'... both about once or twice a season.
At arrival there are always electrolytes at their disposal in the drinking water. 'Sedochol' is something that is being given once in a while 2 days after each other, but this only every 2 or 3 weeks.
Also 'Aminovit' (Herbots) is a product that they like to use over here…the pigeons get this sometimes 3 days in a row.

*The game with old, yearlings and young pigeons:
2 years ago they started racing with hens, this with nice results. This is why they also raced hens on widowhood last year and this year and in the future they will keep on doing this.
After the season all pigeons could raise a couple of youngsters, where after:
-the widow cocks are being coupled again at the end of November to breed…the year birds raise 2 youngsters, it happens that the old pigeons only have to raise one youngster.
-the racing hens are only being coupled again beginning of February, where they can also raise a couple of youngsters again.
The hens are being locked up the entire season in their box, this in norm widow boxes where they sit half-box. Three times a day they get food and drinks all together…in the morning, and after 15 minutes they go into their box again. At noon they can go outside, but they don’t train more than 5 to 10 minutes, so they are being called in again and can eat and drink some more to be locked up again afterwards. In the evening the morning ritual is being repeated.
On a weekly base the hens race a race of about 400km. Before basketing the hens get to see their cock 1 to 1,5h and at arrival they can stay together for several hours..
When there are pigeons that maid up amongst each other, at least one of the 2 goes out.
Before the widow cocks got to see their hen before basketing, but they don’t allow that anymore. The yearling cocks do get to see their hens before basketing of shorter races. Later in the season it happens once in a while that they do show a hen before basketing for a bit more motivation. At arrival the hens are waiting, but they can’t stay together as long as the racing hens.
From the moment on that the youngsters have been weened, a strong selection in hand follows…the pigeons that aren’t that nice in hand go out.
The youngsters are being darkened until the end of May. Once they raced twice Clermont the cocks and hens are being spilt up. The rest of the season there are being raced by the sliding door method.
Aside the fact that they did a strong selection at the beginning, the selection afterwards isn’t that hard for the youngsters. It is from yearling pigeon on that they have to show good results and have to race top to be able to stay in the team.

*A few top pigeons and their lineage:
To start off with the yearlings that won the national championship:

-3044004-2018 'Dokus': 5th provincial ace bird KBDB West-Fl. LD yearlings 2019
This pigeon wins 2 top prizes for the national championship on Agen and Libourne

3044035-2018 'Redstar':
Also this pigeon wins his 2 top prizes for the national championship on Agen and Libourne.

3044008-2018 'Leo':
This one races his top prizes as 1st nominated on Souillac for the national championship.

3044040-2018 'Gaston':
This pigeon came two seconds after his brother ‘Leo’ as 2nd nominated on the same Souillac

3044022-2018 'Romain':
'Romain' was basketed as 1st nominated on the last race for the national championship and didn’t disappoint with a 218th national.

3044081-2018 'Kasper':
'Kasper' came at home as 4th of the 4 yearlings, but does have a good prize per 10 with a 420th national…he is also a brother to ‘Romain’ who was in the basket as 1st nominated.

A few other top pigeons on the loft of Ferdinand & Karel Denduyver:

3022094-2014 'Kurt Junior':

3018031-2015 'Den Uitbreker':

3024033-2016 'Gino':

3044033-2018 'Gaelle': 1st provincial ace bird KBDB West-Fl. GMD yl 2019

3044044-2018 'Steffi':

*To finish up a few nice results 2019:
Arras 114yl.: 5,8,9,10,11,... 14/20
Arras 209yl.: 25 1/1
Arras 442o.: 3,... 6/6
Clermont 240yl.: 11,12,17,18,... 9/13
Clermont 466o.: 1,19,35,36,38,... 21/34
Fontenay prov. 1008jl.: 22,46,50,75,99,... 10/18
Fontenay 261o.: 3,12,15,16,23,26,... 27/32
Fontenay prov. 2744o.: 15,98,164,176,225,233,272,... 19/32
Blois prov. 1892yl.: 14,45,62,98,... 6/9
Blois 402o.: 1,7,9,13,16,... 9/14
Blois prov. 4845o.: 40,115,167,235,271,... 10/14
Clermont 295yl.: 4,... 4/4
Fontenay 403yl.: 3,4,7,10,... 15/18
Fontenay 869o.: 5,6,10,21,27,... 19/24
Vierzon 125yl.: 1,3,4,... 5/8
Vierzon zone A1 511yl.: 3,15,16,40, 6/8
Tours prov. 5864o.: 108,178,347,348,372,388,389,... 14/18
Tours prov. 3091yl.: 91,162,173,182,... 9/11
Poitiers 569o.: 1,6,23,43,47,50,... 13/20
Poitiers prov. 2854yl.: 5,76,156,169,178,... 8/12
Montauban nat. 5408o.: 806,1142 2/2
Agen nat. 4650yl.: 38,108,188 3/3
Tours prov. 3110o.: 3,12,21,95,109,189,212,... 9/16
Tours prov. 1958yl.: 2,56,98,112,... 6/8
Limoges nat. 9661o.: 179,192 2/4
Montluçon 92yl.: 1,3,7,8, 4/6
Montluçon zone A1 439yl.: 3,10,24,25 4/6
Chateauroux prov. 1328o.: 21,27,... 3/4
Libourne 146yl.: 2,... 2/3
Souillac nat.: 4056yl.: 102,103,110,... 4/5
Tulle nat.: 6206o.: 149,... 2/2
Tulle nat.: 7155yl.: 161,218,238,420 4/4
Fontenay 543yo.: 1,20,30,... 18/24
Chateaudun 433yo.: 4,13,30,33,... 17/24
Clermont 772yo.: 20,32,35,44,48,67,... 22/31
Chateaudun zone A1 2525yo.: 47,179,210,... 9/14
Clermont 318yo.: 5,6,... 7/8
Bourges 683yo.: 3,23,31,37,... 10/16
Pontoise 842yo.: 2,6,8,49,65,67,68,74,... 18/32
Chateauroux 636yo.: 8,34,39,45,... 19/32
Pontoise 503yo.: 18,49,... 6/8
Chateaudun zone A1 986yo.: 16,35,81,... 6/8
Argenton 563yo.: 23,35,45,52,55,57,... 7/10
Pontoise 427yo.: 15,27,... 7/8
Chateauroux 298yo.: 24,... 6/6

*The won championships of 2019:
1. Champion of Belgium KBDB Long Distance + Extreme Long Distance Yearlings
1. Provincial Ace bird KBDB West-Fl. Greater Middle Distance yearlings with 033/18
1. General Champion Greater Middle Distance old + yl (Beerst)
1. Champion Greater Middle Distance yearlings (Beerst)
1. Ace bird yearlings with 041/18 (Beerst)
2. Champion yearlings Inter-west Flemish
3. Champion Small Middle Distance youngsters (Wijnendale)
3. Champion Long Distance yearlings (Beerst)
4. Champion Short Distance old + yearlings (Wijnendale)
4. Champion Greater Middle Distance (Beerst)
4. Champion Long Distance youngsters (Beerst)
5. Provincial Ace bird KBDB Long Distance yearlings with 004/18
10. General champion Inter-West Flemish

Malfait Jurgen