One of the most remarkable pigeons in Belgium’s pigeon racing this year was our blue hen “La Donna”(B18-6020283). This small to medium sized hen has proven that she has that special capability to excel on all distances and in all weather circumstances.
For the national championship ‘KBDB Nat. Ace-pigeon All-round Old birds and Yearlings’ you need 4 prizes:
- 1 prize on the short distance or short middle distance
- 1 or 2 prizes on the national races of the great middle distance
- 1 or 2 prizes on the national races of the long distance
“La Donna”(B18-6020283) won in 2020 a.o. :
1° / 2,759 birds Melun (310km) (short middle distance)
3° / 15,981 birds National Limoges (672km) (long distance)
10° / 3,618 birds National Chateauroux (526km) (great middle distance)
17° / 3,129 birds National z. Issoudun (504km) (great middle distance)
Coefficient on these 4 races : 0.8747
Super star "La Donna"(B18-6020283)
When you know that the 1st Nat. Ace-pigeon KBDB All-round has a coefficient of 0.9248, which is higher than the one of “La Donna”(B18-6020283), you might wonder why “La Donna”(B18-6020283) was not crowned as 1s National Ace-pigeon KBDB All-round. Well, we can surely say that the KBDB has made a terrible mess of the criteria for this championship. To give you a tangible example : the KBDB does not accept the 1° prize from “La Donna”(B18-6020283) on Melun (310km) as a short middle distance race, while for the fanciers of the province Oost-Vlaanderen the Vierzon (approx.. 450km) race counts as short middle distance race. This is total madness. As a result, almost all the winning ace-pigeons are located in the province Oost-Vlaanderen. Food for thought .... We hope these unfair rules are to be only blamed on the limited time for decision making due to the Covid-19 pandemic…
For us – and people who really follow Belgian pigeon racing – “La Donna”(B18-6020283) is the best All-round pigeon from Belgium. A closer look to these performances shows what a gifted all-round pigeon she really is. The weather circumstances were each time different, the same with the wind direction and the temperatures. The national Chateauroux and Issoudun races were for instance tougher races for “La Donna”(B18-6020283), while the national Limoges race was a faster one.
Already as a youngster and as a yearling she was a talented racer with several top prizes.
Here you can see the complete track record of “La Donna”(B18-6020283) :
1° Melun (310km) 2,759 p.
3° National Limoges (672km) 15,981 p.
10° National Chateauroux (526km) 3,618 p.
17° National z. Issoudun (504km) 3,129 p.
4° Melun (310km) 4,423 p.
17° Provincial Issoudun (504km) 2,147 p. (other race)
4° Chevrainvilliers (354km) 848 p.
6° Argenton (555km) 335 p.
7° Melun (310km) 762 p.
11° Melun (310km) 1,210 p.
15° Montlucon (555km) 371 p.
What is the pedigree of “La Donna”(B18-6020283)? “La Donna”(B18-6020283) is a direct daughter to our top hen “La Perla”(B12-6196185), 1° National Gueret (590km) 2,656 pigeons. “La Donna”(B18-6020283) is a granddaughter to famous “La Bomba”(B10-6052045). The father of “La Donna”(B18-6020283) is called “Bolero”(B15-6026441) and is bred from a full brother to "Mustang"(B14-6175237), 1° fast. National Chateauroux (526km) 33,018 pigeons.
“La Bomba”(B10-6052045) won a.o. :
1° fast. Melun (310km) 3,278 p.
1° Melun (310km) 1,281 p.
2° fast. Dourdan (366km) 5,688 p. (after loftmate)
2° Dourdan (366km) 1,617 p.
2° Vierzon (476km) 363 p.
6° S.-national Vierzon (476km) 6,257 p.
5° Noyon (208km) 475 p.
16° Interprovincial Blois (462km) 2,746 p.
16° S.-national Blois (462km) 762 p. (other race)
58° S.-national Montlucon (555km) 1,426 p. (other race)
59° S.-national Blois (462km) 1,169 p.
61° National z. Montlucon (555km) 6,083 p.
89° National La Souterraine (593km) 3,562 p.
Legendary "La Bomba"(B10-6052045)
"Dodge"(B14-6175321) is a full brother to "Mustang"(B14-6175237) and the grandfather to "La Donna"(B18-6020283)
We have decided to transfer “La Donna”(B18-6020283) to the breeding loft. We are convinced that this super hen can pass her super genes to the future generations!