“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...

The Derby Super Star Winter Edition: A Controversial Conclusion

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On the foggy morning of March 22, 2024, 1,218 pigeons were released for what was meant to be the climax of the Derby Super Star Winter Edition. This finale, a grueling race of 505 kilometers, was the final hurdle of a series that began with a modest 5-kilometer training session...

Sky Kings: The Unstoppable Ascendancy of Hardy Krüger, Germany's Youngest Pigeon Racing Prodigy Turned Legend

Jan de Wijs

Prepare to be captivated, racing pigeon aficionados! Allow me to unveil the scintillating journey of Hardy Krüger, a living legend who shattered norms and rewrote history in the pigeon racing world. Picture this: A young prodigy, merely 13, gets entranced by the sky-racing wonders, laying the cornerstone of a legendary saga....

We'll Tell You: The Heartbreaking Story of Charel Van Laer and the Night His Pride Was Stolen

Jan de Wijs

In a world where the biggest scandals and most shocking events grace the front pages, a drama unfolds in the small town of Pulle that seems to interest neither the major auction houses nor the news sites. Oh, Charel Van Laer is certainly not a VIP customer at one of...

The Unbeatable Legacy of Ganus Family Lofts: Meet B.09-3181936 “Wolverine” – The Million-Dollar Bloodline!

Jan de Wijs

Attention all pigeon racing aficionados around the globe! Buckle up because what we're about to share is nothing short of extraordinary. Allow us to introduce you to the unparalleled Ganus Family Lofts (GFL) and their legendary bird B.09-3181936, popularly known as "Wolverine"! 🕊️🌟 The Phenomenon That Is GFL Ganus Family...

The Incredible Battle in the Sky: The Fate of Pigeon Racing

Jan de Wijs

In the whisper-quiet dawn, where once the air was filled with the flapping of pigeons, now hangs an oppressive silence. Pigeon racing, once a thriving pillar of tradition and community spirit, teeters under the pressure of inequality and a threatening exodus that concerns enthusiasts. The latest figures reveal a true...

Taking Flight: The Transformation from Racing Pigeon Expert to Pigeon Boss

Jan de Wijs

In the dynamic world of pigeon racing, standing out and capturing the attention of enthusiasts and clients is paramount. That's why, after months of meticulous planning and testing, we're excited to share a significant transformation in our journey. Welcome to the era of the Pigeon Boss! The Experiment: A/B Testing Unveils...

"Kleine Dirk": The Magnificent Racing Pigeon from Gerard Koopman

Jan de Wijs

In the world of pigeon racing, certain birds have achieved legendary status for their exceptional speed, endurance, and intelligence. One such pigeon is NL.98-5821416, fondly known as "Kleine Dirk. In the world of pigeon racing, certain birds have achieved legendary status for their exceptional speed, endurance, and intelligence. One such...

Why the Ban on Photography and Video at Pigeon Releases Is a Bad Idea

Jan de Wijs

In a recent and controversial decision, the South Dutch Union (ZDU) has prohibited employees from taking photos and videos during and before pigeon releases. This decision has led to a wave of astonishment and criticism within the pigeon world. The crux of the issue seems to revolve around transparency, openness,...

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...

Unearthing Secrets: The Discovery of Dove Rings near a Hawk's Nest in Noord-Holland

Jan de Wijs

In the serene woodlands of Spanderswoud, nestled within the natural haven of Noord-Holland, an intriguing discovery unfolded beneath the watchful eyes of veteran forest ranger Olaf Langendorff and his son, Casper. Armed with nothing but a metal detector and boundless curiosity, they embarked on a quest that would unveil a...

The Fascinating Saga of Marathon Pigeon “Red Bullens"

Jan de Wijs

Let's take a deep dive together into the captivating world of our cherished sport: pigeon racing! It's a world filled with unforgettable personalities, the pigeons that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of enthusiasts all over the world. One of these superstars, a true titan in the marathon...

Discover the Legendary Marathon Performances of Philip Geerdink: The Story of Mr. Perpignan!

Jan de Wijs

Oh, wow! Are you ready to immerse yourself in the incredible story of a true legend in the world of racing pigeons? Get ready to be blown away by the incredible success story of none other than Philip Geerdink, better known as "Mr. Perpignan," straight from the picturesque Hoogerheide! For...

Jan & Jens Van Gompel: the home of the 1 Int. National Ace Barcelona 2020-2022

Jan de Wijs

Prepare to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring journey of Jan & Jens Van Gompel, a Barcelona powerhouse that has etched its name into the annals of pigeon racing history! Nestled in Mol, Antwerp, their reputation precedes them, particularly for their spectacular performances in extreme long-distance races, notably the illustrious Barcelona...

A Few Exciting tips to kick off the season with a bang!

Jan de Wijs

The start of pigeon season varies globally, with some regions beginning as early as March and others waiting for warmer weather. This variation underscores the importance of local knowledge and adaptation to climatic conditions, as cold temperatures can be particularly detrimental to pigeon health. Beyond the Cold The comparison to...

The Pigeon World Rockstar: How Khaled from Qatar Became a Legend

Jan de Wijs

When we look back at the sands of time, there are moments that seem to sparkle more than others. One of those glittering moments in the pigeon sport was back in 2010 when a visit from Khaled of Qatar shook things up. A Visit to Remember 📅Khaled's visit wasn't just...