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Team Van de Pasch from Grubbenvorst opens their fantastic treasure room

11 Nov 2023

Who didn't know the late Jan Van de Pasch? He was known at home and abroad as a pleasant man who was always ready for a chat and you could always have fun with him. Unfortunately, Jan left us last year and fortunately the pigeon colony has continued to exist. Daughter Leanne continues to run the tribe together with her friend Ricardo Bolhoeve and they do this with verve. If they have to take an exam after a year and a half, we can already say that they have passed brilliantly.

The strength of the Van de Pasch pigeons are ace pigeons and they have a real winning mentality. This is due to years of strict selection by Jan himself and the insight he had into his breeding strategy. He also always sought out fanciers in the Netherlands who were better than him and tried to purchase something there so that his pigeons could also improve. This was especially successful with Willem De Bruijn's pigeons. Jan and Willem got along very well and exchanging pigeons, as well as co-breeding between the two colonies, was a hit. Willem de Bruijn's breed is still very much present here thanks to its successful basis here against Jan's extremely strong breed, which allowed you to breed a super fast pigeon.

The overview in detail of Jan's treasure trove of national trophies and national ribbons is enormous, you could fill an entire house with it, but time and time again during each visit, Jan proudly showed this room. He was proud of his pigeons and what he had achieved.

Now in 2023 the season has been fantastic for the old birds and yearlings with once again several national ace pigeons!!!


1 Nat Champion Sprint Not Nominated NPO W.H.Z.B 2022
1 Nat Champion Sprint Designated NPO W.H.Z.B 2022
1 Nat Ace Pigeon Sprint NPO W.H.Z.B. 2022
3 Nat Ace Pigeon All Round yearlings NPO W.H.Z.B. 2023
5 Nat Champion Sprint Not Nominated NPO W.H.Z.B 2023
7 Nat Ace Pigeon All Round NPO W.H.Z.B. 2023
8 Nat Ace Pigeon Sprint NPO W.H.Z.B. 2023
10 Nat Champion Sprint Designated NPO W.H.Z.B 2023
12 Nat Ace Pigeon middle distance NPO W.H.Z.B. 2023

The short explanation of the breeding loft

We can talk about this in great detail, but in a short nutshell you will quickly find 2-3 important breeding lines in this top colony.

It all started thanks to “Lowieke” BE 96-6598538, this pigeon was original from Janssen Arendonk and was coupled to “Maxima” NL 99-1254938. “Maxima” won 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon All Round NPO WHZB 2001. Their daughter was “Miss Laura” NL 04-1114557 who became 5th Olympiad Pigeon All Round 2007 and she was coupled to a cock “Son Apollo” from Willem De Bruijn. This was the first contribution of Willem De Bruijn pigeons that would be a golden move for the Van de Pasch loft. Together they became the parents of “Jupiter” NL 09-1433175. This top racer became 1st National Ace Pigeon Youngsters 2009 and 2nd West European Ace Pigeon Sprint 2010. The offspring of this wonder racer is still into almost all top pigeons. A strain of pigeons that continues to win generation after generation and can fly 1st prices against thousands of pigeons.

The input of Willem De Bruijn pigeons has been fantastic here, the next hen “Mother Olympic Ranomi” NL 08-1542878 is a daughter of “Cowboy” and granddaughter of “Rossi” x “Spinneke” from Heremans – Ceusters. She is the one and only base breeding hen of this loft in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th generations.Now 15 years later, these 2 bloodlines are still the main breeding lines in the breeding loft which, together with the input of several children of "Olympic Hurricane" and "Murphy's Law" from Willem De Bruijn, provide a fantastic breeding loft. The best son of “Olympic Hurricane” comes through co-breeding with Willem De Bruijn who was coupled to “Olympic Argentonneke” 2 Olympiad Pigeon Cat.H Nitra 2013 and from this “Hurricane 289” was born who is grandfather and great-grandfather of several super racers in this racing team .

Here we show some photos of real top breeders who have produced real top pigeons in several generations in the current racing team that is now being auctioned. Here you can see once again that the best proven pigeons always went to the breeding loft and did fantastic work here.

You can find the references on other lofts in the article that will appear online on Sunday. There is fantastic racing in several lofts thanks to the Van de Pasch pigeons. Something Jan was always very proud of when he could help someone.

National Ace Pigeon No Limit

The ace pigeon “NL 21-1342212” No Limit is a daughter of 2 children who come further from their 2 best breeding lines of their colony. This is the super breeder "Jupiter" coupled to "Mother Olympic Ranomi" who were then crossed with the "Olympic Hurricane" line of Willem De Bruijn.

This beautiful blue hen raced very strongly from the beginning to the end and thus won the title of 1st National Ace Pigeon Sprint NPO 2022. A wonderful title for a wonderful hen that will go through life as “NO LIMIT”.

NL 21-1341212 “No Limit” Blue Hen
1st Prov Ace Pigeon Sprint 2022
1st National Ace Pigeon Sprint NPO 2022

Father NL 14-1260867 Son Jupiter
Won 1 Marche 4,298bSuper breeder
Father of “Miss Emerald Green” 1 Nat Ace Pigeon W.H.Z.B. 2017
Father of “Hurricane 125” 2 Nat Ace pigeon youngsters 2017 ( 4 races )
Father of “Hurricane Queen 392” 1st Prov Ace Pigeon Middle Distance 2020

Mother NL 1847681/2017 Daughter Olympic Hurricane - Willem De Bruijn
Super breeding hen
Mother of a.o. 2 Chalons 864p - 4 NPO Sens 12,475p – 4 Prov Rethel 11,086p – 4 Eijsden 2,647p - 26 Prov Chalons 5,672p – 35 Prov Melun 15,246p
Daughter of “Olympic Hurricane” Olympiad pigeon Cat.F Poznan x “Tooske” 2 Ace pigeon one day long distance


Now to get to the real reality. The racing team of 2023 (old pigeons born in 2020 and 2021) will be included in a unique top auction via www.herbots.beNot a single top pigeon has been removed, all pigeons that were present in the lofts will be auctioned here. The only extra that is left here are some young top cocks from their very best breeding lines and a super yearling 

“NL 22-8594416” Beauty Hurricance which became 1st Prov Ace Pigeon Sprint Limburg 2023 and 8th Nat Ace Pigeon Sprint NPO / WHZB 2023.

Here we introduce you to several other toppers from this unique auction, each of which has achieved several top results from 100-550km.