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2nd Ace-pigeon Algarve Great Derby One Loft Race (Portugal) 2022!

The Algarve Great Derby One Loft Race (Portugal) is one of our favourite one loft races. Our birds have been very successful there in the past. In 2021 two babies from the same nest were outstanding: one youngster was crowned as 4th Ace-pigeon in the Derby Algarve and the other won the first prize in Hotspot 1 against almost 3,000 birds. Also in the 2022 edition our birds were in the spotlight.

Yesterday the final race was flown. The birds had to fly a distance of 486km. Our top dark hen “Ms. Algarve”(BE22-6020369) was again early. She won the 94° prize in the final race against 2,093 birds. Before she already won 3° prize against almost 2,600 birds on the second official race (160km). ‘Ms. Algarve”(BE22-6020369) was without any doubt one of the best and most consistent birds in this one loft race. The races were a mix between tougher and faster flights and she never disappointed. No wonder ‘Mss Algarve’(BE22-6020369) was awarded the trophy of 2nd Ace-pigeon of the Algarve Great Derby Race 2022 (entry of more than 3,000 birds)

What is the pedigree of “Ms. Algarve”(BE22-6020369)? Her father is “Panda Boy”(BE19-6016355), a full brother to “Panda”(BE19-6016017) and a half-brother to the sensation of this year “El Muro”(BE21-6138214). “Panda Boy”(BE19-6016355) is also a grandson to “Elektro”(BE08-6174630).

"Panda Boy"(BE19-6016355) is a full brother to top hen "Panda"(BE19-6016017)


“El Muro”(BE21-6138214) won this year three weeks in a row:
1° fast. Provincial Melun (310km) 7,006 pigeons  (3 minutes ahead)
2° fast. Provincial Melun (310km) 7,238 pigeons (after loftmate)
4° fast. Provincial Noyon (208km) 9,176 pigeons

The sensational "El Muro"(BE21-6138214)


The mother of “Ms. Algarve”(BE22-6020369) is “Mercedes”(BE18-6020232), a top performing daughter of famous “Mustang”(BE14-6175237).  The “Mustang”(BE14-6175237) family is a very dominant strain, also on the one loft races.

"Mercedes"(BE18-6020232) is a super daughter to "Mustang"(BE14-6175237) and is the mother to "Ms. Algarve"(BE22-6020369


We are proud of “Ms. Algarve”(BE22-6020369)!

The week before the final race of another one loft race in Portugal was flown. It was the final of the Moledo One Loft race, one of the most difficult One Loft Races in Europe. The loft is located near the Atlantic Coast, that is why the birds have to deal with strong winds, blowing mostly on the head. 

The pigeons were released in the early morning. The weather was not great but the organization decided to take this risk as the birds had many flying hours ahead. In September the days are becoming shorter and they wanted to give the birds the chance to arrive on the same day. It became a very hard race. The flying distance was 435km. The velocity of the first bird was only 932 m/min (!). We sent a small team to this race and our birds managed to win the 24° and 35° on this extremely hard final race! We are very happy about this result. The bird that won the 35° prize in the final race ended as Ace-pigeon number 17.

What is the pedigree of these birds? Well, they are nestmates! Their ring numbers are BE22-6020419 and BE22-6020420. They are grandchildren of “Iron Man”(BE17-6025089) and “Mustang”(BE14-6175237). Their mother “Miss Mustang”(BE17-6025108) won herself 2° National z. Chateauroux (526km) 1,563 pigeons (after a loftmate) / 3° National Chateauroux (526km) 4,641 pigeons. The crossing children “Iron Man”(BE17-6028089) x children “Mustang”(BE14-6175237) is a very successful one! 

"Miss Mustang"(BE17-6025108) is another top daughter to "Mustang"(BE14-6175237)