" DE KLAK"   5018       CHECK COCK   

              DE KLAK X VANABEELE/SCHELLEN/VERVOORT/ROOSEN

                                                                                                                                                                       

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This beautiful Cock was sold to me by Thomas Smit . This bird was bred by the German Wilfried Muhlenstrodt .

The combination of de Klak - Gaby van den Abeele - Flor Vervoort - Schellens and Pros Roosen resulted in a bird that handles excellent and I personally can not wait to test his offspring. Brilliant!!

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The Father of 5018 was bred by the Borgmans Brothers. Jos van Limpt was their Uncle. Follow the link to learn more about this highly respected family from Holland

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               The original Pedigree from Borgmans in the Netherlands

 

 

Sire


Ped

BELG 01-1921062 -Drect Jos van Limpt "De Klak"

 His Father - B 01 2189106 - Blauwe 106 won 9 prijzen in 2001 

His Mother - B 01 2189121- KRAS 121- also won 9 prijzen in 2001 and is also a pure De Klak Janssen

 

Dam


Ped

DV 05 0262 0787 -

Her Father - B 00 - 280294 is a original Gaby van den Abeele bred from 'MANOLITA' and 'KAATJE'


 Her Mother - DV 01 07364 660 was bred from a Flor Vervoort's Cock from thefamous 'BOURGESMAN' line and a Schellens/Pros Roosen crossed Hen

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                   THE FATHER  - B 02 -1091062 -(DE KLAK -  (Father and Mother)

Jos van Limpt-De Klak, 50 Year Champion



 

Pigeon racing has produced many champions in a span of just half a century. Wegge, Bricoux, Huiskens-Van Riel, Stichelbaut, Havenith, Gebroeders Janssen, Delbar and Cattrijsse are, to name a few, all well-renowned names. They were for various periods of time great champions. Even today their roles haven't ended yet, in many a family tree you will find the names of the base pigeons of these pigeon fanciers.

A man who belongs without a doubt in this illustrious list is Jos van Limpt-de Klak from the small village of Reusel. This man has always performed in great style until his dying day.

The life of Jos de Klak was completely devoted to racing pigeons. The well-being of the pigeons was secured first with anything that passed in the home of Van Limpt. Because, according to Jos' philosophy: no matter in what sport, if you don't give it your all you will never reach the top.

Jos van Limpt-de Klak was born and raised with pigeon racing. Besides his love for the sport, he also received his nickname ‘De Klak’ from his father. When Van Limpt senior was spotted during a mild rain shower with a large ‘klak’ (Belgian expression for hat), his nickname was born. After Van Limpt senior passed away in 1943, Jos automatically inherited his father's nickname.

Before the Second World War, Van Limpt senior was already spoken about with much awe. In this time he was one of the first who raced with pigeons of the sort the Janssen brothers from the nearby town of Arendonk used. Jos' father worked at sigar factory beside Arjaan Janssen and was able to get the best of the best this way

Because keeping pigeons was outlawed during the Second World War, Jos had to start from scratch afterwards. His mother insisted he approached the famous brothers from Arendonk. After all, his father was always treated correctly there and he achieved great successes with their pigeons. Jos never wanted any other pigeons afterwards than those of the Janssen brothers. Not because all the other pigeons were bad, but they certainly weren't better.

The medium distance flights were Jos' greatest passion in all his life, he was less interested in other races. He created a type of pigeons that was inimitable for medium distances and which were fast enough for the short jobs and tough enough for the single-day races. The watchword of Jos was: work with a good pedigree, eliminate inbreeding, race a lot and select strictly. Because of that it might happen when you study a family tree of a random recent Klak pigeon, you can encounter cracks of old times like the ‘881 van ‘47’, the ’43-duif uit het Jong Koppel’, ‘Vechter x Witpenneke’ or the ‘613’!





 

 

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Wonderland Loft

Jos van Limpt De Klak

 


By Ad Schaerlaeckens

It is unbelievable how surprised Dutch and Belgian fanciers can be about questions that they are asked by foreigners, especially Americans.
But it is not only Americans that ask naive questions.
An English importer recently asked where he could buy the pure Hofkens birds. I told him there are no pure Hofkens birds and that they have never existed either.
Hofkens did not have a so-called strain and did not believe in it either.
According to this champion nearly all super birds are products of crossings that’s why he bought pigeons everywhere.
Someone else asked me the address of Schellens whose pigeons are the most popular birds in Germany nowadays.
Schellens (in his 90-ies now) quit the sport about 15 years ago.
And believe it or not, once I was even asked (again by an American) if I would know about a man who had the Wegge strain.
He wanted Wegge birds as he his fellow sportsmen won everything with them.
I told him Wegge died in 1903, shrugged my shoulders and changed the subject. I would rather talk about the weather than listen to shit like that.
There are also many misunderstandings about Jos van Limpt, nick named Klak.

STILL RACING?
Many foreigners looked at me questioningly when I told him Klak’s results had been outstanding in recent years.
‘Klak’s results outstanding? I thought Klak was history’ I have often heard.
Fortunately Klak himself did not hear this I sometimes think.
How frustrating it must be to race so good whereas others think you ‘are history’.
And why do so many foreigners think so?
- Klak does not seek publicity and has never done.
- The demand for his birds has always been greater than the supply and as Klak cannot handle so many strangers in his house he only sells to friends. Of course this irritates many middlemen, as they cannot make any money with birds from Klak so why should they talk positive about him or his results?
- Furthermore Klak does not race long distance and it is the long distance results that get the attention in the press and on the Internet nowadays.
A middle distance racer has to be a champion for decades to get famous abroad.
As for long distance one good result from Barcelona is enough to become a name.

STILL STRONG!
But as I said Klak is not only racing still, he was the Champion in his combine in 2002. This achievement is especially great, as he cannot take care of the pigeons himself any more due to his bad health.
In 2002 Klak has been in his loft only once the whole year round.
Klak: ‘I myself am getting worse whereas my pigeons seem to get better.’
And unfortunately the future does not look good as the hospital has become his second home.
Hopefully I am wrong but it would be a miracle if Klak would be able to race for another year. He is already discussing an auction of all his birds and if this auction will take place the auctioneers will need a football stadium.
Too many people that cannot buy his birds now will take their chances and go for it.

KLAK AND JANSSENS
As for Klak he is the only fancier who is still successful with the old Janssen birds as far as I know.
In Belgium the Janssen’s strain is outdated since long.
It is mainly the ‘sellers’ who promote them especially abroad.
I have often seen such people at Janssen’s.
They did not want to see the birds but were only interested in that little piece of paper called pedigree.
Klak bought his first Janssen’s in the 40-ies with only one reason: to win the races.
About 10 years ago he stopped buying.
I myself live close to Janssen and it must be said in the past their birds were far superior to others.
From my childhood I remember that one egg from Janssen brothers was good enough for many a fancier to become a champion later on.
In the 80-ies I wrote a book about the brothers as they deserved it and I wanted to preserve their results, their ideas and their methods for our sport.
It was then that I noticed that many super birds descended from ‘Young Merckx’.
I got a son of him and the first baby he gave me won National Orleans. Later on I sold it to Japan, which turned out to be one of the greatest mistakes I ever made.
It is well known that Janssen Brothers seldom raced further than 250 kilometers but others won first prizes National at long distance with their strain.
Klak raced long distance only once. He won 2nd National and was only beaten by a bird that he had given to his nephews (Borgman Brothers).
In the old days Klak knew the birds of Janssen better than anybody else but the strange thing is he never wanted a red one.
It is true that nowadays very few Belgian champions race Janssen birds, maybe they are out dated indeed but no one can deny their greatness in the past.
Just the best birds ever.
Let’s go back to Klak.

GOOD HANDLER
Due to his poor health I have assisted clocking his birds that came from the races for three years and it was then that I found what a great handler he was.
When a race was on we sat on the terrace and whenever a bird arrived I went into the loft to clock it.
Of course it happened that more birds arrived together and what happened then was unbelievable.
When I was in the loft I heard Klak outside instruct me where to grab the bird that had just arrived.
‘Box 4, Box 7, Box 11’ and so on he cried.
Imagine that!
Even before it had landed he knew which bird it was!
What also distinguishes Klak from others is that he has always raced natural.
As far as I know he is the only Middle Distance champion who does.
Klak thinks training is the key to his successes with birds raced on the nest.
Every morning and every evening a flag is out that keeps the birds flying, those that have eggs or little babies included.
You would think it is a lot of work to grab all those breeding birds from their nests but not for Klak though as his birds are conditioned.
When entering the loft he (nowadays his manager) will knock on the floor with a stick and all birds leave their nests like hell and fly outside. Then the flag does the rest for about 45 minutes.
A longer training would be risky, as eggs would get cold and little babies die.

NO NONSENSE METHOD
The following thing is special for Klak as well.
Whereas fellow sportsmen have complicated methods feeding the birds (diet early in the week, grains that contain fat later on) Klak birds get the same mixture the whole year round no matter if it is racers, breeders or youngsters.
Also birds on eggs and on babies get the same composition.
‘Fanciers switch over from one mixture to the other too sudden’ he says adding ’if you always give the same food birds are less vulnerable to Coli’.
Concerning this he likes to refer to people.
‘ Would switching from rice to French fries and rump steak again and again be good for a man’s stomach?’

EXPORTER
The fact that Klak could sell his birds anyway may be the reason that the pigeon business has never interested him very much.
But he has learned his lesson though.
When a middleman once visited Klak and asked him to buy birds for a Taiwanese client his reaction was as usual: ‘I do not have any; they have all been ordered already.’
The middleman sneeringly reacted ‘do you know I have exported more of your birds than you have ever had in your loft yourself?’
Klak knew what he meant and said:
‘I believe you but I can tell you that NEVER EVER you have exported even one single good bird of mine and there is the door.’
What he wanted to say is this:
Klak sold many birds to fellow fanciers and naturally they were not all good. So what did those people do?
If they bought, say for arguments sake, 8 birds and 2 of them were good they sold the 6 bad ones to middlemen and they exported them.
The client of the middleman thinks he has birds direct from Klak’s loft as he has a correct pedigree. He does not realize he is buying birds that have proven to be no good in other lofts.

PEDIGREES AND STUFF
So what did Klak do in recent years to keep up his reputation?
He wrote the date and the name of the buyer on the pedigrees.
Only a fool would buy Klakbirds in 2003 with a pedigree that says: ‘Sold to Mr. X in June 1999’.
When importing birds you always need luck as even the greatest Champion breeds bad pigeons, Klak included, but… if you buy birds from a great champion from another loft you have a bad bird for sure.
Klak is also known for his common sense.
When I was at his place once there was also a real rich guy.
He said he would pay good money if he could have birds off of Klaks best.
That is kind of normal.
Most champions charge more for youngsters off of their favourites, but not Klak.
He has a fixed price for all his birds regardless the origin.
Furthermore it is impossible to order from certain birds. Potential buyers will have to wait till youngsters are ready and then they have to accept what Klak has available.
Klak:
‘One of the best racers I ever had was my ‘613’ and it stands to reason everybody wanted his babies, even for a very high price. But do you know this ‘613’ has never given a good racer nor have his parents?
When you are a champion all your birds must have the potency to give good babies and of course all your birds, the best included, may give bad ones.
Moreover people should realize no champion would ever sell a baby if he were sure it would be a champion but is not that uncertainty a nice thing about our sport?’
So far Klak.

ADVICE
As for the champions in our sport I would advise never to buy pigeons that do not come DIRECTLY from their loft.
You cannot imagine how many direct Janssen birds were in numerous lofts before they were transferred to the Far East.
As they were no good they were sold and resold.
And nobody lost any money on Janssen birds.
One might also wonder who ever have ever culled a direct Janssen bird as it was no good. I only know one such guy: Klak.
But I must add he never told his wife about this as also Klak has always paid what the Janssen’s charged him. And believe me, the late Adrian was a good fancier but Louis was a good businessman.
Let’s finish this article with some food for thought.
In Dutch National pigeon magazine NPO I once described a series of birds that are supposed to be the best in history.
Very few of them were good breeders!!!!
Now you may understand why Klak has a fixed price for all his birds regardless the origin.


 

 

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   THE MOTHER  - Gaby van Abeele x Vervoort/Schellens/Pros Roosen

                 GABY VAN ABEELE

In Dentergem, een klein dorp op de grens tussen Oost- en West Vlaanderen, woont in de Wontergemstraat 72 Gaby Vandenabeele. Hij heeft Dentergem tot ver over de Belgische grens bekend gemaakt. Sinds 1988 heeft Gaby 5 maal een nationaal concours van België gewonnen. Tevens heeft hij meer dan 74 maal een provinciale vlucht gewonnen. Een prestatie van formaat




Liefhebbers die Gaby Vandenabeele voor het eerst bezoeken verwachten een mega accommodatie zoals men dat gewend is in reportages bij gerenommeerde melkers. Gaby is altijd met beide benen op de grond blijven staan. Samen met zijn vrouw Christine verzorgt hij zijn volledige kolonie die uit 50 weduwnaars, 30 kweekkoppels en ongeveer 120 jonge duiven bestaat. Daarnaast heeft hij ook nog een klein aantal voedsterkoppels.

De duiven van Gaby vliegen aan de kop van 100 tot 800 km. Het spelsysteem in België is anders als in Nederland. Men heeft daar aparte vluchten voor jaarlingen, tweejarige, oude duiven en natuurlijk jonge duiven. In al deze categorieën is hij in de top van de uitslagen te vinden. Zijn cracks vliegen niet alleen eerste prijzen, maar ook provinciale overwinningen en hoog gewaardeerde kampioenschappen. Maar de mooiste vluchten zijn volgens Gaby de zware midfond- en dagfond concoursen. 

Selectie
Bij Gaby worden andere selectie normen gehanteerd. In België wordt om het grote geld gespeeld en vaak om zeer veel geld. Diegene die Gaby kent weet dat hij ook graag in deze discipline erbij zit en dat legt hem geen windeieren. Dit alles is alleen maar mogelijk met duiven, die kop vliegen. Daarom is en blijft hij altijd op zoek naar nog betere duiven. Duiven die kop vliegen bij tegenwind of met snelheden van ongeveer 1200 meter per minuut. Duiven dus, die bij echt duivenweer de eer voor zich op eisen. Deze duiven krijgen bij Gaby op jonge leeftijd de kans zich te bewijzen op het kweekhok. Zo verging het jaren geleden ook de "Wittenbuik". Naast 4 eerste prijzen vloog hij ook vele prijzen bij de eerste tien.


Ditjes en datjes
De weduwnaars worden allemaal eind november en begin december gekoppeld. De eieren van de kwekers worden overgelegd bij de weduwnaars. Deze brengen dus allemaal een koppel jongen groot in januari. Ze worden daarna gescheiden en 20 maart herkoppeld waarna ze na drie dagen broeden op weduwschap gaan. De groep van 50 weduwnaars wordt gesplitst in 2 groepen en per hok voorbereid op de vluchten. Ze worden afwisselend om de 14 dagen gespeeld. Het grote voordeel van deze spelwijze is dat op zware- of rampvluchten de helft van de duiven onderweg is. Hiervoor geldt het spreekwoord: “Je moet nooit al je geld op één paard zetten”.


De eengezinswoning en de hokken in de tuin zijn in 1978 gebouwd. De eerste duiven kwamen van zijn vader Gentil. Deze was in zijn tijd een topper op de midfond in West-Vlaanderen. Hij had zijn stam duiven opgebouwd uit duiven van Valère Desmet-Matthijs (Nokere), Pol Bostijn (Moorslede) en Lucien Verstraete (Deinze). Vader Gentil heeft met deze duiven de eerste steen gelegd waarop zijn zoon Gaby verder kon bouwen. 

De Vandenabeele stam werd in het verleden door drie machtige zuilen gedragen namelijk de "Kleinen"-, de "Bijter"- en de "Groten" lijn. Deze drie lijnen lieten zich prima kruisen. De huidige duiven wordt door de lijn van de "Kleinen" en zijn zoon de "Wittenbuik" gedomineerd


de "Kleinen"
Jaren achtereen was, B'81-3238253, in Dentergem de beste kweekdoffer terwijl hij nooit deel genomen had aan wedvluchten. Dit gaat eigenlijk volledig tegen Gaby’s principe in. Voor hem geldt: ”De mand geeft de beste selectie”. De ouders van de "Kleinen" zijn het "Zitterke", B'80-4055428, van Josef Delodder uit Zulte en de "Ameyke", B'77-3064419, von Gilbert Van Parijs uit Aarsele. In Dentergem ontpopte de "Kleinen" zich als een vererver van wereldklasse. Gekoppeld aan diverse duivinnen bracht hij nakomelingen voort die zo goed presteerden dat het hok Vandenabeele in heel België en ver daar buiten een begrip werd.


                  De ''Kleinen'' B'81-3238253


De "Wittenbuik"
De "Kleinen" was naar ieders mening de perfecte duif. Jammer genoeg is hij in het voorjaar van 1995 op 14 jarige leeftijd gestorven. 
Maar een zoon uit de ''Kleinen'' nl. de "Wittenbuik", heeft deze leemte, in het kweekhok, meer dan opgevuld . Met verschillende duivinnen gaf de "Wittenbuik" nakomelingen van superklasse! Zonen en dochters uit deze wonderdoffer presteerden heel sterk zowel op de vluchten als in de kweek en dit niet alleen in Dentergem. Maar spijtig genoeg is heden ook de periode van de "Wittenbuik" afgelopen. Hij is ondertussen overleden op 18 jarige leeftijd en zijn opvolger was zijn kleinkind, de Bliksem die ondertussen in 2007 overleden is maar waarvan diverse kinderen op het kweekhok zitten                                               
De ''Wittenbuik'' B'88-3206112



''Turbo'', B 90-3119128, 
was in 1993 1e As-duif van de fond in West-Vlaanderen 
en in 1994 werd hij 2e As-duif van de fond na een hokgenoot in West-Vlaanderen 


FLOR VERVOORT
Flor, who died at the end of November,2002, was for many years the man to beat in the province of Antwerp. When his pigeons were sold in a complete auction in mid-March, 2003, a lot of money was paid for the Vervoort pigeons (a total of 800,000 euro for 385 pigeons). "Fieneke 5000" was the hen that everybody was looking at and for an amount of 90,000 euro she was sold to Japan. "Fieneke 5000" has the following results on her prize list: 1st Bourges 7,765 pigeons (2nd national against 38,152 pigeons) - 1st Orleans against 10,194 pigeons - 1st semi-national Vierzon against 13,700 pigeons - 1st Toury 410 pigeons - 6th semi-national Argenton against 3,359 pigeons

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Van Cauter - Plas
With Schellens Pigeons
to the Top

by Stefan Mertens

But in 1996 I made the best investment of my life. Namely, I bought pigeons from Karel Schellens (Kessel). I still remember my first visit to that "wonderman." I was so impressed by the quality of those pigeons. Such a quality of feathers, wings, eyes, really unbelievable. Combine these things with magnificent racing results, and I must admit, I was immediately in love. And that was not all. The first youngsters I bred from those Schellens pigeons put some phenomenal results on paper. For those reasons I went back to Kessel to buy pigeons again. In all, I bought more than 80 original Schellens pigeons and now at this time I still have 50 Schellens pigeons in my loft.

Question: With which lines of Schellens did you succeed?
Answer: For those who know the Schellens pigeons a little bit, they know that "De Argenton" (B83-6114062) and "Bibberke" (B85-6043216) are the parents of the world famous "Nationaal I." Well, I have two sons and three daughters from this couple in my breeding loft. Also from the "Nationaal I" there are a son and a daughter in my loft. I bought those children before the "Nationaal I" was sold. I must say that I succeeded very well with the son of that super cock. But that's not all. From "Bibberken" (mother "Nationaal I") I have a brother (B87-6069499) and a sister (B87-6069622). Together with a "daughter Fenomenale" (B83-6114117) they gave the B91-4850104, a real top bird with top results as 1/124 - 2/125 - 3/653 - 5/527 - 7/714 - 8/2488 - 9/609 - 12/2377, and so on.
Another breeding bird is the "B88-6069640." That cock comes from "Broer Bibberken" (B86-6260630) with "dochter Fenomenale" (B84-4850139 - sister "Argenton"). So a son (B91-4850139) from that cock won 54 prizes (1/10) and was once 5th and once 10th provincial ace pigeon. In 1989 another son was 1st provincial ace pigeon, and his brother won 1/186 - 1/537 - 2/201 - 2/150 - 4/177 - 5/153 - 7/588. You must know that the "Supercrack" from Reynckens also comes from this bloodline.
A second line with good breeding is the line of the "Maes-couple," so named by Karel Schellens himself. From that couple we have two sons and three daughters. A lot of fanciers are successful with pigeons from this couple.
And then there are of course those other famous Schellens pigeons like "Witstaart" (82-6043933), "Poot" (84-6154105) and "Windsor" (81-6430852).

  PROS ROOSEN



The beginnings

Pros (Prosper) Roosen was born on June 5th in 1939. He lived his childhood during World War II. His father Emiel Roosen was a fervent pigeon fancier. He favoured the shorter distances. The young Prosper was very interested in the pigeons and to stimulate his passion, his father soon changed the name of the loft into "Roosen Prosper and Emiel". Their loft was situated in Stokrooie, a village near Hasselt.

They had mostly blue pigeons, coming from friends and neighbours. Fanciers as De Haes, Geuns and Vercammen provided their founding pigeons who were successful in races from 80 until 400 km.

Pros was unlucky to loose his dad at a relatively young age in 1965. Pros was just 25, at the beginning of a successful career in real estate business. He lived in a flat in Hasselt and had a very busy professional life. So there was a problem to retain and play the pigeons who were housed in Stokrooie. Pros found a partner who could take care of the pigeons and so he decided to carry on the pigeon sport. He acquired some new breeding pigeons and from this time on only the very best pigeons and results would satisfy his ambitions...

Came in pigeons of Biron (Emblem), Gust Ducheyne (Schoten) and Gust Hofkens (Merksplas). Not the least. In 1969 Pros Roosen managed to win the provincial championship for young birds. This was the real start of an extremely successful career as a pigeon fancier.

In 1972 he moves into a house in Kuringen (nearby Hasselt) where he finally has a pigeon loft on the site where he lives. The pigeons made a very promising start but some years later a tennis club is established on an adjacent parcel. The noise and all the coming and going is very disturbing for the pigeons and Pros decides to find himself another location to live with his family and to build a new loft. So in 1976 he moves into the charming residence where he still lives at the Holrakkerstraat 85 in Kermt (a municipality in the neighbourhood of Hasselt). An ample new loft is built and in 1977 Pros Roosen makes his third start.


SUPERCRACK 327

The best racing pigeon ever?


Pros Roosen of Kermt, Belgium

Article by Tony Oates
Racing Pigeon Pictoral International 1997


Pros Roosen is owner of best Belgian Barcelona pigeon of over a five-year period. This is his 'Rosten' ring number 90.5328339, the bloodlines of wich came from the outstanding Dutch long distance fliers Frenken Brothers. The performances of the 'Rosten' over the past five years in the Barcelona national are as follows: 1992 - 438th Barcelona National (11,399 birds) ; 1993 - 180 th Barcelona National (13,343 birds); 1994 -149th Barcelona National (11,214 birds); 1995 - 306th Barcelona National (9,759 birds); 1996 - 800th Barcelona National (10,068 birds). Barcelona to the loft of Pros Roosen is 1,086 km (679 miles).

Other prizes that the 'Roston' has won are 1991 - 181th Provincial Argenton (1,141 birds); 1991 - 237 th Provincial Jarnac (2,952 birds); 1991 - 51st Provincial La Souterraine (364 birds); 1992 - 70th Provincial Brive (2,598 birds); 1992 - 259th National Narbonne (6,531 birds); 1993 - 32nd Regional Brive (1,006 birds); 1993 - 213th National Narbonne (5,929 birds).

After his fantastic succeess racing in the middle distance and sprint races Pros developed an ambition to become successful in the long and extra long distance races. He studied the International results to find who were the most regular scorers in all the International races over several years and this investigation led Pros to the loft of Frenken Brothers of Weer, Holland. In 1990 Pros purchased several pigeons from their loft and the success of 'Rosten' has proved how right he was.

'DE RAKET'

1st Ace Pigeon Belgian racing Short Distance Father of 88.5243953 'De Asduif' Grandfather of 90.5335977 'De Nationaal'.

Pros Roossen has been at the top of pigeon racing, not only in this province of Limburg, but in all of Belgium for over 30years.

I was very fortunate to have visited him for the first time in 1979, and at that time his results were fantastic. The main bloodlines then were from his father's loft crossed with the Van Sweevelt and 'Fabiola' and 'Mona Lisa' bloodlines from Jef Carlens. It was from these bloodlines blended together that his outstanding pigeon named 'Supercrack 327' was born in 1978, and he is still alive in 1997. The bloodlines of 'Supercrack 327' are very much present in most of Pros Roosen's ace pigeons such as 'De National' 1st National Bourges in 1993, wich was bred from a grandson of 'Computer I' when paired to e sister of 'Supercrack 327'.

In 1992 Pros Roosen had a pigeon selected to represent Belgium in the Olympiade in Las Palmas in the sport middle distance class. This pigeon, ring number 90.5328321 whose name became 'Olympiade', ws bred from a daughter of 'Supercrack 327' when paired to 'Hond', wich was also the father of 'Magic star' the 1st ace middle distance pigeon of Belgium KBDB in 1994, bred by Pros Roosen and raced by Jaak Koninx.

'HOND'

Father of 'den Olympiade' Cat Sports Middle-distance Gran Canaria 1993, 'Magic Star' 1st Ace Pigeon Middle-distance KBDB 1994, Koninx Jaak, Zonhoven.

Sire of 'Hond' was 'Computer II' winnner of thirteen 1st prizes and 80 other prizes. He was also 1st ace pigeon in the Province, short distance, KBDB 1989; 2nd ace pigeon in the Province, short distance KBDB 1988; 5th ace pigeon of Belgium short distance KBDB 1988; 5th ace pigeon of Belgium short distance KBDB 1989 and 6th ace pigeon Provincial KBDB 1990. Dam of 'Hond' was a daughter of 'Computer I' wich was an ace pigeon of Belgium KBDB and was also ace pigeon BDS.

Both 'Computer I' and 'Computer II' have the same sire which was the famous 'Tom' of Jos Soontjes of Wommelgem from whom Pros Roosens purchased the best lines. Roosens purchased the best lines.

Another outstanding pigeon for Pros Roosen was 'De Asduif' which in 1991 was the 1st Ace Middle Distance pigeon of the Province of Limburg and also 1st Ace pigeon middle distance of the LDS 2,000.

This crack pigeon also finds his origin in the Soontjes x 'Supercrack 327' bloodlines. His sire was 'De Raket' Which was an offspring of 'Computer I' and dam of 'De Asduif', was a daughter of 'Supercrack 327'.

When you read the list of prizes won by 'Supercrack 327' you will agree that he has earned the name 'Supercrack 327'. As with his and all the other birds listed these are single performaces without any duplication. I am of the opinion that 'Supercrack 327' is the best racing pigeon that has ever lived. I do not know of a pigeon with a better racing record than he has!

'Supercrack 327' also won, 1979 - 3rd Ace Pigeon Yearlings De Belgische Duivensport after loft mate 78.5174310; 1980 - 4th Ace Pigeon Mid-distance De Belgische Duivensport; 1982 - 1st Ace Pigeon Mid-distance De Reisduif, 2nd Ace Pigeon Mid-distance De Belgische Duivensport; 1983 - 2nd Ace Pigeon Mid-distance De Belgische Duivensport, 2nd Ace Pigeon Mid-distance Vlaams - Waals Fondclub, 3rd Ace Pigeon Mid-distance De Reisduif. He was co-winner of 1981 Golden Pigeon of Belgium, Superstar Middle-distance of Belgium - De Reisduif, Best Loft of Belguim, De Reisduif.

 

'SUPERCRACK 327'

1979

Orléans
Orléans
Montagris
Montagris
Montagris
Orléans
Silenrieux
Orléans
Laon
Corbeil

1st
1st
1st
1st
1st
2nd
12th
17th
20th
155th

   137 birds
     83
1,215
   205
   115
1,223
   660
2,717
   793
2,966

1980

Orléans
Orléans
Salbris
Melun
Chimay
Orléans
Melun
Orléans

1st
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
13th
22nd
23rd

98 birds
156
2,240
1,848
273
938
230
4,667

1981

Montagris
Châteauroux
Montagris
Orléans
Clermont F
Montagris
Montagris
Châteauroux

Orléans
Vierzon
Clermont F

3rd
3rd
3rd
4th
9th
9th
10th
14th
79th
98th
105th

185 birds
338
290
467
259
1,274
1,806
2,823
4,598
2,511
1,725

1982

Orléans
Vierzon

Orléans
Vierzon
Orléans
Orléans
Vierzon
Bourges
Melun

1st
1st
1st
2nd
7th
13th
23rd
52nd
83rd

248 brids
296
201
2,245
4,859
2,384
673
705
1,475

1983

Orléans
Vierzon
Toury
Orléans
Vierzon
Châtereauroux
Toury
Orléans
Châtereauroux

1st
2nd
3rd
3rd
6th
6th
24th
28th
47th

159 birds
495
284
4,954
1,698
579
1,950
1,931
2,422

'OLYMPIADE'

Olympiade Middle-distance Cat Sports Las Palmas 1993
1st Ace Pigeon Middle-distance LDS 2000 1992
2nd Ace Pigeon Middle-distance LDS 2000 1991
2nd Prov Ace Pigeon Middle-distance KBDB 1992
6th National Middle-distance Ace Pigeon KDB 1992
World Champion Versele-Laga
Co-Winner Best Loft

1991

Bourges
Pont
Meaux
Orléans
Meaux
Orléans
Meaux

1st
20th
22nd
25th
52nd
71st
282nd

1,426 birds
537
389
3,976
2,497
6,843
4,250

1992

Montagris
Orléans
Bourges
Toury
Marne
Chimay
Vierzon
Sens
Sens

3rd
3rd
6th
8th
16th
22nd
72nd
61st
495th

2,701 birds
1,161
1,262
2,490
2,499
371
3,303
2,230
2,347

Without duplication

'COMPUTER I'

Ace Pigeon KBDB
Ace Pigeon BDS
Grandfather of 1st National Bourges of 9,759 birds, 1993
Great-Grandfather of 'Olympiade' Gran Canaria Cat Sports
Great-grandfather of 1st Ace Pigeon H 1994 KBDB Koninx Jaak, Zonhoven

1983

Mettet
Chimay
Soissons
Chimay
Laon

1st
1st
1st
2nd
3rd

266 birds
223
295
618
134

1984

Laon
Chimay
Chimay
Laon
Soissons
Silenrieux
Chimay
Soissons
Silenrieux

1st
1st
1st
1st
1st

2nd
2nd
2nd
3rd

259 birds
191
120
165
345
273
308
257
275

1985

Shimay
Shimay
Soissons
Meaux
Soissons
Chimay

1st
2nd
2nd
3rd
3rd
3rd

219 birds
170
428
2,378
403
164

Without duplication

 

'DE FABIOLA'

1970

Angouleme

1st

Luik

1971

Saint Denis
Angouleme

1st
1st

Sint-Truiden
Limburg-Luik

1973

Barcelona

2nd

241 birds

after mother 'Mona Lisa'

1974

Barcelona

1st
45th

325 birds
10,273

1975

Barcelona

24th

309 birds

1976

Barcelona

1st
26 th

268 birds
11,016
















 

 

 

Broer 'MAGIC STAR'

Direct brother of 'Magic Star'.
1st Ace Pigeon Middle-distance KDBD 1994
Koninx Jaak, Zonhoven

1993

Chimay
Vervins
Marne
Chimay
Orléans
Soissons
Chimay
Toury
Orléans
Marne

1st
11th
34th
40th
87th
136th
156th
243th
247th
344th

473 birds
223
4,408
473
6,577
741
488
2,833
3,054
1,922

1994

Cognelee
Argenton
Toury
Montagris
Orléans
Soissons
Chimay
Crepy
Chimay
Mane
Marne
Toury
Sens
Marne

1st
4th
4th
10th
11th
33rd
53rd
59th
65th
155th
162nd
239th
209th
308th

161 birds
101
1,133
2,220
2,257
283
318
284
292
1,603
2,380
2,091
2,556
1,886

Without duplication





 

'COMPUTER II'

13 1st prizes - 56 x per ten - 80 x prize
1st Ace Pigeon Provincial Short-distance KBDB 1989
2nd Ace Pigeon Provincial Short-distance KBDB 1988
5th Ace Pigeon National Short-distance KBDB 1989
5th Ace Pigeon National Short-distance KBDB 1989
6th Ace Pigeon Provincial KBDB 1990
Grandfather; ' Olympiade' Gran Canaria 1993 Roosen Pros
1st Ace Pigeon Middle-distance 1994 KBDB Koninx Jaak

1986

Chimay
Meaux
Melun

3rd
9th
110th

171 birds
2,732
3,739

1987

Laon
Soissons
Silenrieux
Soissons
Reims
Chimay
Laon
Soissons
Silenrieux
Silenrieux
Meaux

1st
1st
3rd
4th
9th
12th
13th
14th
15th
18th
167th

506 birds
156
106
421
485
470
386
389
154
417
2,066

1988

Chimay
Soissons
Meaux
Chimay
Chimay
Vervins
Soissons
Meaux
Crepy
Soissons
Meaux

1st
1st
2nd
2nd
3rd
10th
13th
29th
30th
30th
66th

171 birds
486
138
176
166
221
168
1,485
324
420
2,277

1989

Chimay
Chimay
Chimay
Vervins
Soissons
Soissons
Chimay
Soissons
Chimay
Chimay
Meaux

1st
1st
1st
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
4th
7th
17th
83rd

171 birds
170
239
311
296
265
326
406
208
224
2,084

1990

Crepy
Chimay
Soissons
Chimay
Chimay
Verbins
Chimay
Vervins
Chimay
Chimay

1st
1st
3rd
5th
6th
7th
7th
8th
12th
20th

105 birds
196
426
175
170
198
283
279
13
288

1991

Chimay
Congelee
Soissons
Reims
Chimay
Crepy
Mettet
Momignies
Chimay

1st
2nd
2nd
2nd
7th
7th
8th
9th
10th

190 birds
227
169
668
178
101
129
116
209

1992

Chimay

13th

199 birds

Without duplication

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Fastest Provincial Orléans out of 5,367 birds

Bourges
Orléans
Marne
Châtereauroux
Marne
Orléans
Vierzon
Montagris
Orléans

1st
1st
4th
6th
9th
16th
33rd
33rd
39th

9,759 bIrds
2,337
1,778
13,285
1,858
2,968
3,733
2,220
1,988

'DE ASDUIF'

1st Ace Pigeon Prov Middle-distance 1991,
1st Ace Pigeon Middle-distance LDS 2000 1991, 28 times per ten

Toury
Meaux
Orléans
Orléans
Meaux
Vervins
Soissons
Meaux
Meaux
Soissons
Orléans
Orléans
Bourges
Orléans
Melun
Meaux
Orléans
Sens
Orléans
Bourges
Melun

1st
1st
1st
1st
1st
2ne
7th
8th
8th
8th
9th
14th
22nd
23rd
28th
30th
30th
35th
42nd
55th
82nd

966 birds
389
178
150
146
198
368
2,548
2,123
325
3,458
2,999
715
2,096
1,886
2,045
2,342
2,347
2,636

1,262
3,097

Without duplication
This crack also finds his origin in 'Soontjes x Dochter 327'. His father, 'De Raket' 84.5070684, is an offspring of 'Computer I'. His mother is again 'De Schilderij' 83.5324401.