Jo Bauters – Gavere Strong work...amongst others thanks to the breeding line of topper "Fabian".
26 Sep 2022
Jo Bauters ... this East Flemish top loft no longer needs an introduction. For a few decades now, Jo, his wife Mieke and their two daughters have been at the top of the national results.
The "revelation" really started with Fabian's wonderful victory on a very hard and fair Poitiers-national. This beautiful blue cock had already shown what he was capable of by winning a number of top prizes, but this time he really hit the mark. He immediately became the foundation pigeon of this colony and also appeared to be a strong sire. His descendants were or still are the strong holders of this loft.
In 2016 it was hit again. The blue hen Ellis won the Ace title heavy middle distance youngsters KBDB. Ace pigeons are top pigeons, they are the most performing and most regular racing pigeons in their category. Ellis did this with verve. She is a granddaughter of Fabian and was a proof of the strong genes of this breeding line. Ellis also stayed on the lofts in Gavere.
In 2018 it was Totti who provided a stunt by taking the 1st national Cahors to Gavere. He strung a hard fair flight on his dough. His origin lies in the starting pigeons of Jo with names such as Marc Adam, Jan Haesaert, Beck, Charles Van Lancker etc..... All of them well-known top players from speed to heavy middle-distance and one-day long distance.
Another remarkable exploit was yearling Salvatore's 1st national in 2019 at Limoges. He won the first national from over 10,000 yearlings but was also the fastest from over 20,000 pigeons. On his father's side he is a grandson of Fabian and on his mother's side Gaston Van de Wouwer x the own strain.
This impressive list of real cracking performances are only the cherries that were put on the already well-filled cake during a number of years. Beside these real highlights, there are also a whole team of pigeons that are national winners, which emphasises the strength and the width of this colony.
Also in 2022 the performances were of a very high level with highlights:
“Ramos” (014/20) : 8th National Brive against 6,117 old birds (velocity: 1094 m/m)
“008-19”: 1st Provincial Libourne 850 old birds and 4th National against 3,317 old birds (velocity: 1,009 m/m)
Typically for the Bauters birds…they love to perform in very hard “pigeon weather”!
Let's go back to the summer of 2014. After Bourges and Chateauroux, Poitiers was the 3rd national big middle distance race of the season. No less than 12,377 were on the release site and they were released at 8:30 am with a steel blue sky and northeast wind. "On such flights class always comes to the surface" say experts and they were right because the great winner was "Fabian" (B11-4239270). A classy cock which, before his top performance from Poitiers, was already able to show off its next great performances:
1 Provinciaal Bourges ‘012 2,473b.
3 Angerville 305b.
4 Provinciaal Argenton ‘012 5,548b.
24 Nationaal Argenton ‘012 22,384b.
5 Souppes ‘014 151b.
38 Provinciaal Bourges ‘013 1,791b.
49 Provinciaal Argenton 3,161b.
55 Provinciaal Bourges ‘012 2,175b.
160 Provinciaal Chateauroux ‘013 4,287b.
197 Provinciaal Montluçon ‘013 3,550b.
311 Provinciaal Montrichard ‘012 3,796b.
703 Provinciaal Chateauroux ‘012 4,660b.
And to underline his class once more... the national victory from Poitiers was achieved at a speed of 1111.89 m/m. Pithy detail... "Fabian" was the only old pigeon in the competition that crossed the 1100m/m mark.
As you know, Jo Bauters had a very successful total sale in 2020 on the Herbots website and now Jo has taken a new start with the offspring of "Fabian" and concentrates mainly on the long distance races. But also the breeding lines of the other Bauters top birds are doing very well and we are talking about:
"Ellis": 1st National ace KBDB Fond youngsters 2016
"Totti": 1st National Cahors 2018 against 6,356 old birds
"Salvatore": 1st National Limoges 10,699 yearlings (fastest of 20,277 pigeons)
To come back to the descendants of "Fabian". Not only in Gavere but also with a lot of other fanciers they play a leading role. Recently Team BDS/Speybroeck won the 1st National Issoudun with a grandchild of "Fabian".
References Team BDS
21-3099103: grandchild Fabian
1st national yearbirds Issoudun of 12,349irds
18-3106334 grandchild Fabian
Limoges II 778/10319
15-3109497: super breeder and son Fabian
16-3111143: grandchild Fabian
16-3111144: grandchild Fabian and sister to 16-3111143
Chateaur I 5/3084
Chateaur II 51/26695
17-3074772 grandchild Fabian
18-3106312 grandchild Fabian
19-3039339 grandchild Fabian
18e beste jaarling op 4 fondvluchten
Tulle 53/ 577
Souillac I 107/7514
Referenties FABIANLIJN J &A Van Hoey
20-4138119 grandchild Fabian
19-4178102 grandchild Fabian
20-4178107 great grandchild
20-4178125 great grandchild
20-4178126 great grandchild
21-4120655 grandchild Fabian
1/2064 (daarna gekwetst)
20-4178124 great grandchild Fabian
Referenties Fabianlijn L&D Bombeke
14-4014554 grandchild Fabian
44e/ 802 Bourges
51e/ 615 Pont
18-4057938 grandchild Fabian
1e beste jaarling 2019 op 5 fondvluchten
23e/ 3584 Aurelliac
99e/ 4056 Soulliac
260e/ 7155 Tulle
Gekweekt door Bombeke en gespeeld door TVG
15-4144596 grandchild Fabian
16-4244121 grandchild Fabian
15-4144579 grandchild Fabian
4e asduif pipa ranking hf 7/7 ‘17
16-4079015 great grandchild Fabian
14e nat asduif ghf KBDB ‘19
6e/ 612 Orleans
22e/ 597 Chateauroux 2
30e/ 5605 Chateauroux 1
33e/1407 Bourges 2
76e/ 7369 Vierzon
17-4157858 grandchild Fabian
47e/ 5605 Chateauroux
63e/ 2860 Issoudun
106e/ 4572 Argenton
93e/ 2860 Issoudun
19-4103897 great grandchild
Referenties Fabianlijn Peleman F & R
19-4113810 grandchild Fabian
110e/ 26085 Argenton
19-4116229 grandchild Fabian
62e/ 6195 Argenton
125e op pipa ranking beste zhf duif 7/7 nat vluchten
20-4057810 grandchild Fabian
20-4057864 grandchild Fabian
45e/ 3545 Chateauroux
Now Thursday 29 September ends an exclusive internet auction by Jo Bauters offering probably the very last chance to buy a direct son of "Fabian".
This "Son Fabian" is even more an champion breeder because he is father to "Lena". "Lena" won:
1st Vierzon 954b. - 5th Ecouen 526b. - 13th Sermaises 564b. - 14th Pont 382b. - 15th Blois 426b. - 48th Pont 571b. - 60th Toury 1,080b. - 65th Chateauroux 4,458b. - 75th Ecouen 2,056b. - 149th Orleans 1,979b. - 298th Nat. Bourges 25,096b. - 381st Prov. Orleans 9,265b. - 637th Argenton 7,245b.