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Gert Rotman (NL) is a fixture in one loft races

14 Nov 2023

Last year, Gert Rotman from Beuningen in the Netherlands won 3 finals of the one loft races. A stunt that is not easy to repeat, he won 3 finals in one month and what is even better is that the pigeons also perform very well in the regular flights in Belgium and the Netherlands. A unique mix of pigeons that can handle both flights. The Rotman pigeons also performed well in the one-loft races in 2023 and they also performed well in the other lofts thanks to this top colony.

Gert is once again bringing a special auction online with brothers/sisters and children of his winners of recent years and children of his best breeders. Anyone who wants to shine on the OLR flights in the coming years will have the opportunity here. Unfortunately, there are no longer any children available from some top breeders because Gert also had to deal with a pigeon theft in the autumn of 2022 where some valuable top breeders were stolen.

In 2023, the following results were achieved thanks to this family of pigeons: 
1st place Final OLR Mira Portugal 2023 
1st + 11th Ace Pigeon Spain 4,824 pigeons 
1st Ace Pigeon General Golden Ring Agueda Portugal 
1st Ace Pigeon Middle Distance Golden Ring Agueda Portugal 
3rd Semi-final Tatry OLR Derby 
7th Final OLR Avi Rings 
7th Semi-final OLR Avi Rings 
9th Ace Pigeon OLR Autostrada Romania

In 2022 he won 3 One Loft races
1st Final OLR Algarve Great Derby 2,063p – 486km (60,000 Euro prize money)
1st Final OLR Autostrada Romania – 435km – 1087 m/min
1st Final OLR Super Star Romania – 420km – 969 m/min
1st Ace Pigeon OLR Autostrada Romania

He already has a good past for the OLR Algarve Great Derby because he already won this edition in 2015 with “Daughter Algarve Couple” and in 2018 he won the 1st Ace pigeon with “White Sensation 662”. In 2016 he won bronze in the final flight so these races are the favorite domain of these pigeons.


NL 22-4071065 “Algarve 065”
1st Final race OLR Algarve Great Derby 2022 ( 486km )

Sire NL 20-4500526 “De 526”
Inbred to “Moonraker JR” 
“Moonraker JR” is grandfather 2nd Nationaal Tulle 4.993b ( 2nd fastest 9.178 birds ) 664km
“Moonraker JR” is father from “Fenomeen” 2nd Semi Final Golden Algarve 2021 4.794 birds
“Moonraker JR” is grandfather “NL 22-4071927” 1st Finale race OLR Super star Romania 420km in 2022. 
Grandson “Moonraker” Henk Simonsz 1st Final race OLR Krakus ( 530km ) 
Grandson “Queen of the Algarve” 11th Semi Final OLR Golden Algarve 2018

Dam NL 19-4492630 “Sister White Sensation”
Sister from “White Sensation 662” 1st Ace OLR Algarve Great Derby 2018
    8 / 1.244p Final 414km, 43 / 1.365p Semi Final 220km ,  27 / 1.473p – 11 / 1.623p 150km
Sister from “313” is father from “Golden 640” ( raced with Falckenborg – Nijhof )
He won a.o. 1 Prov Chalons 11.861b – 6 NPO Issoudun 1.425b – 24 Prov Chalons 10.871b – 33 Prov Chalons 5.842b – 68 Prov Chalons 9.217b – 72 Prov Quievrain 8.275b
Strain Dirk van Dijck x Samson Boye

NL 23-4630614 “Algarve Sensation 614”  

NL 22-4070993 “Austrada 993”

Final winner OLR Austrada Romania 2022 ( 435km ) 1087 m/min
1st ACE OLR Autostrada Roemenië 2022
2nd place Hotspot 3 ( 240km ) and 76 Semi Final ( 320km )

His full brother “NL 23-4630640” became 9th Ace Pigeon Ace Pigeon OLR Autostrada Romania 2023 and 14th in the semi-final OLR Autostrada Romania 2023

Father is again the line of “Moonraker 211” from Henk Simonz from which Gert himself breeds very good pigeons, crossed with Erik Limbourg x De Rauw Sablon via J.D. Poortvliet.

The mother is a daughter of “Bosnian Princess” from Safet Duran, who won the Algarve OLR final in 2018 in difficult circumstances. This hen is also the mother of 2nd National Tulle 9,178 yearlings this season in Belgium. Talk about a super breeding hen.

NL 23-4630592 “AUTOSTRADA 592”

NL 22-4071927 “Super Star 927”
1ST Final winner OLR Super Star Romania 2022 ( 420km ) 969 M/MIN
6TH Ace OLR Austrada Romania 2022

This was a very hard race where this Winner was no less than half an hour ahead of the 2nd pigeon and his speed was only 969 m/min.

Father here is "Great 780" who is a son of "Algarve Queen" or the one and only stock mother of the colony of Gert Rotman.

Mother is “Sister Fenomeen”
“Fenomeen” became 2nd Semi Final Algarve Golden Race 4,794 pigeonsHer sire is “Moonraker 911 JR” and is a half brother of the sire of 2nd National Tulle this year at Cleirbaut – Samson. Here “Moonraker Jr” was coupled to a hen from Danny Van Dijck.
Mother is a full sister of “Jacinta”“Jacinta” won 3rd International Ace Pigeon Hotspots SAMDPRShe won 3rd / 2,071p – 27th / 2,334p – 31st / 2,216p – 52nd Final 1,548 pigeons
Her father is inbred “New Nationaaltje” Chris Van de Wetering and her mother is inbred to the Algarve couple. Again this couple is at the root of so many successes.

NL 23-4630584 “SUPERSTAR 584”

NL 23-4631947 “SUPERSTAR 947” and NL 23-4630608 “SUPERSTAR 608”


NL 23-4630593 “Algerve 593”

This is a son of stock hen DV 04628-13-365 “Algarve Queen” – SG Böwing & JansenShe is a daughter of “Son New Freddy” 1st National Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance KBDB and super breeder PEC x “Daughter Freddy” Pros Roosen

Top references

 SG Wilß Loft (Germany) 1st place Final OLR Mira Portugal 2023

The final of the one loft race in Mira (Portugal) was flown at a distance of 368km. The winner here was the German combination SG Wilß Loft. He won against 903 pigeons at a speed of 1133 m/min.
The father of this pigeon is a direct pigeon from Gert Rotman who is again a grandson of stock mother "Algarve Queen" where so many top results have been achieved on OLR flights and is also a son of brother "White Sensation 662" who was 1st Ace Pigeon Algarve OLR 2018 became.

Cleirbaut–Samson (Bonheiden)

They won several top national prizes with an original Gert Rotman hen. This hen “NL 21-4601828” won 1 Melun 3,829p – 61 Nat La Souterraine 6,761p – 76 Nat Gueret 12,208 and 91 Nat Issoudun 12,349. This top hen is a granddaughter of the “Algarve Couple”They also won 2nd National Tulle 4,993d (2nd fastest of 9,178 pigeons) 664km with a granddaughter of “Moonraker Jr”.

Manuel Grandal - 1st + 11th Ace Pigeon Spain 4,824 pigeons

In Spain Manuel Grandel won the 1st and 11th Ace Pigeon against 4,824 pigeons. These two topper are also 50% Rotman blood and full sisters of each other. The mother is a product of the best lines of the “Algarve Couple” and “White Sensation”. The basis that Gert himself has succeeded with so many times.

Carlos Gloria & Manuel Goncalves - 1st Ace Pigeon General Golden Ring Agueda Portugal1st Ace Pigeon Middle Distance Golden Ring Agueda Portugal

They also succeed here in Portugal with Rotman pigeons, winning 1st Ace Pigeon twice with 50% Rotman pigeons. The father here is again inbred to the “Algarve Couple”.

Rick Prinsen (NL)

He won 1st Pigeon Champion against 1,028 pigeons with a young hen. She became 6th pigeon champion in this entire department against 13,009 pigeons. Here too the father is a double grandson of the “Algarve Couple”.
With another pigeon NL 22-4071093 he won 2 Prov Bierges 11,941d – 8 Prov Dizy 19,066d, each time with a NE wind. This one is also a grandchild of the “Algarve Couple”

Gert, congratulations on these fantastic victories from the entire HERBOTS TEAM.

Buelens Kim