In the month of December 2015 the Dutch fanciers Piet van de Woestijne and his friend Henk Verwoert paid us a visit. They have some Hok Jos Vercammen birds on their lofts and wanted to update us about the successes they had with these birds.
One of the first things Piet van de Woestijne told us was: “Your pigeon “Thunderbolt”(B08-6144141) is in my eyes one of your best breeders. Of course he is a top breeder at your own loft but also on my own loft in Holland the descendants of “Thunderbolt” are very dominant. Their performances are great!”
“Thunderbolt”(B08-6144141) bred different top racers in the past. Also in the racing season 2015 his descendants flew some remarkable results on our own loft.
In 2015 a grandson of “Thunderbolt”(B08-6144141), the checkered cock “Zorro”(B15-6026003), became 3rd National Ace-pigeon KBDB Middle Distance.
One of our best racers in 2015 was the beautiful checkered hen B14-6175241. She is a direct daughter to “Thunderbolt”(B08-6144141). She won for instances three races in a row a national top 100 position!
B14-6175241 won a.o.:
2° Tulle (657km) 184 p.
39° National Tulle (657km) 8,621 p.
5° Provincial Argenton (555km) 442 p.
23° National Argenton (555km) 2,418 p.
8° Provincial La Souterraine (593km) 380 p.
76° National La Souterraine (593km) 2,548 p.
5° Souppes (357km) 1,478 p.
11° Tours (505km) 1,092 p.
On the loft of Piet van de Woestijne the breeding line of “Thunderbolt”(B08-6144141) is very successful too. Many of his current best racers are descending from “Thunderbolt”! Below you can see some examples. Here are some of the best racers of Piet van de Woestijne :
NL14-1752697: (bred from a grandchild to “Thunderbolt”)
1st Ace-pigeon Federation Short Distance 2015
1° fast. Provincial Laon (291km) 7,549 p.
1° Sezanne (382km) 962 p. (federation)
3° Sezanne (382km) 2,397 p.
2° Asse Zellik (149km) 1,576 p. (federation)
6° Asse Zellik (149km) 4,349 p.
14° Quievrain (216km) 2,458 p.
18° Asse Zelik (149km) 2,074 p.
NL12-1391071: (bred from a son to “Thunderbolt”)
4° Ace-pigeon Federation Middle Distance 2015
NL12-1021580: (bred from a son to “Thunderbolt”)
1° Asse Zelik (149km) 912 p.
8° Laon (291km) 1,429 p.
NL12-1391001: (bred from a son to “Thunderbolt”)
1° Ace-pigeon Federation Middle Distance 2014
NL14-1752662: (50% Vercammen pigeon)
5° Asse Zellik (149km) 1,576 p. (federation)
12° Asse Zellik (149km) 4,349 p.
6° Laon (291km) 1,429 p.
Thanks to the performances of these birds Piet van de Woestijne became 1st Provincial Champion Short Distance (August – September). To win this title he had to beat famous champions like Eijerkamp and Alwin Petrie.
We want to congratulate Piet van de Woestijne with his top results and wish him all the best for the future!