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Where, what and how
In the previous article I pointed out what foreigners should NOT do when buying birds from Belgian and Dutch fanciers. The point is there are so few good birds.
Ace Four Ever part 13 - In conclusion
We started this series with the best pigeon of Belgium in 2013, the "Ad" from Marcel Wouters. The mother of the "Ad" was after all a fusion of the bloodline of Home Alone x daughter Ace Four.
Ace Four Ever part 12
In the pigeon sport too many popular theories and preconceptions are regularly overturned in practice. It seems as if many fanciers like to hang on to a certain theory and act upon it accordingly, and not only in word but also in practice.
Ace Four Ever part 11
1996 was an historic year at Ad Schaerlaeckens" lofts. Not only did his pigeons perform superbly well in every race they were entered, but in 1996 he also ringed two young pigeons out of the couple Blauwe Geeloog x Beauty 1.
Keep things simple
I find people that will help fellow fanciers to mate their birds the charlatans of this sport. Sometimes they even ask money for that. A mistake that many make is that they make things too complicated.
Ace Four Ever part 10
We have now come to 1995, the birth year of the small 95-230. The "230" was the first child, a cock, out of the couple Blauwe Geeloog (Mattens x Sissy) x the Beauty 1, and like his brother and sister, he would grow into a super breeder.
Do they not read pigeon magazines? Do they not listen? Or do they simply not think at all?
Ace Four Ever part 9
Ad Schaerlaeckens had all but forgotten about the "Sissy" when he received a letter from the Japanese fancier who had bought her. The Japanese did not write to tell him how pleased he was with the pigeon, no, he found the bird a disaster in the hand and he was very disappointed about the fact that Ad Schaerlaeckens had contrived to sent him such a bad pigeon.
Ace Four Ever part 8
Meanwhile we are talking about the period of the early 1990"s. A period that for Ad Schaerlaeckens meant a new beginning in his pigeon career.
"I really do not understand" is what both L from Taiwan and L from China said. Both of them are fanatic and competitive and always looking for the best.
In this article I want to talk again about loft visits of fanciers that have stayed with me over the years. Because these visits were remarkable and educational.
Ace Four Ever part 7
Before Ad Schaerlaeckens would make the ultimate coupling in 1995, he bought another important pigeon, already mentioned before, that would bring great success to many lofts.
Ace Four Ever part 6
The "Bendner" produces his best offspring with three specific hens, and all three have more or less Schaerlaeckens blood in their veins.
Ace Four Ever part 5
It didn"t take long before the son of the "Jonge Merckx" was put in Ad Schaerlaeckens" breeding loft. Until the present day this cock plays an important role as breeder within the pigeon sport, and the fanciers that have been successful with descendants from him are numerous.
Ace Four Ever part 4
In 1974 and 1975, the name of Jan Grondelaers was on everyone"s lips in the Western part of the pigeon world. Jan won everything there was to win with his now world famous pigeons, of which the "Chateauroux", the "Stuka" and the "Orleans" were the best known.