Final Africa Pro One Loft Race: Pigeons Soar to Victory in South Africa

Jan de Wijs

On October 14, the sky over South Africa was filled with excitement as the final of the Africa Pro One Loft Race took place. This challenging race covered a whopping 601 kilometers, equivalent to 371 miles, and saw 960 pigeons from around the world competing for glory and a share...

Marathon Flights and the Success Story of NL.06-2026038 "Barry"

Jan de Wijs

One of the most challenging aspects of pigeon racing is the marathon flights, also known as long-distance races. These races are among the longest and toughest in pigeon racing, with pigeons sometimes having to cover up to 1350 kilometers before returning to their loft. Marathon flights are the ultimate test...

The Success Story of the Teletext Couple from Huub Hermans

Jan de Wijs

Huub Hermans possesses a teletext couple consisting of pigeons B.07-2253251 "Inbred Kannibaal" and NL.07-1014544 "Daughter Blue Magic," a duo that has made a name for itself in the world of pigeon racing. Let's delve into the success story of this remarkable pair. Pigeon racing is a passion that has fascinated...

Andre Roodhooft, 1st National Argenton 3.994 old pigeons

Jan de Wijs

Let's dive into the excitement again! Andre Roodhooft from Pulderbos (B) is the talk of the town in the pigeon racing world. Why? Because he's secured yet another first-place trophy at the National Argenton race. His amazing hen, “Marleentje”, not only topped the category for older birds among 3,994 competitors,...

Urgent Appeal: 37 Pigeons Stolen from Kolvenbag & Son

Jan de Wijs

On a distressing night between 11:21 PM on September 29 and 1:07 AM on September 30, 37 valuable pigeons were stolen from Kolvenbag & Son. The owners and the pigeon-racing community are deeply shocked by this event, and a reward has been offered for the safe return of these pigeons.Contact...

“De Dure” The Story Behind the Legendary bred by A.P. Overwater

Jan de Wijs

In the world of pigeon-fanciers, there are a few iconic names that are synonymous with endless success and championships. One of those names is A.P. Overwater from the small Dutch village of Strijen. But it's not just the pigeon-fancier himself who enjoys fame; it's primarily his famous pigeon, NL.92-2905050, who...

A Turning Point in Pigeon Racing: Gerard Koopman Scales Back After Half a Century of Dominance

Jan de Wijs

Gerard Koopman, a true ambassador and leading figure in international pigeon racing, has recently announced that after nearly 50 years of active participation, he is scaling back his role. Gerard's influence on the sport goes far beyond just his time commitment; he has bred some of the most iconic and...

"De Kannibaal" - Unleashing Dirk van Dick's legend...

Jan de Wijs

Born in 1995, "De Kannibaal" emerged as a shining star within Dirk van Dijck's breeding loft. Bred from a remarkable lineage of champions, this light chequered colored pigeon displayed exceptional potential from an early age. In the world of pigeon racing, certain names resonate with unparalleled success and legendary status....

The miraculous story of NL.10-2059701 “Olivia”

Jan de Wijs

A phenomenal pigeon that makes history!In 2010, an incredibly lucky moment arrived for Adrie and Ineke van der Rhee from Alblasserdam when they received several pigeons from Tiny van Rosmalen, including the special NL.10-2059701 “Olivia”This gift, which was part of a trade, marked the beginning of an extraordinary adventure in...