21/11/2012 - 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th against about 570 pigeons
In 2012 this father and son tandem had an excellent season, flying the short speed races. After a slow start the widowers gained their form and became difficult to stop. Several first prizes and many other top prizes were added to father and son teams record. Due to circumstances, halfway through the season they no longer qualified at the lower level of competition. They didn't let this stop them as they continued on with their winning ways, having the fastest pigeon twice against large numbers and also earned many other top prizes.
Following the example of Hans and Evert-Jan Eijerkamp most of their youngsters were saved for the Natour. This has resulted in a good sized team of fine-looking cocks and hens prepared and ready to compete in 2013. This race team, besides a number of direct pigeons from Eijerkamp also has descendents out of their tremendous breeding loft which houses several children of the very best breeders to be found in Brummen. The bloodlines of the Heremans-Ceusters
form the backbone of the breeding team and showed their class in the last weeks of the natour, especially the last two weeks, there was no stopping them.
- Old Birds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10 against 78 pigeons (9/26), against large competition this was 2, 3, 4, 5 fatest against about 570 pigeons (15/26).
- Young Birds: 1, 2, 8, 9, 10 against 182 pigeons (14/50) and against larger competition (23/50).
- Old Birds: 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 against 78 pigeons (11/28) and against large competition this was the 2nd fastest against about 410 pigeons (16/28).
- Young Birds: 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 against 147 pigeons (17/48) and against larger competition (21/48).
A daughter out of Eijerkamp's top breeder Jackpot"Jackpot"
and a full sister to the top hen "Vivian
" is the mother of the 1st old bird and the 1st young bird on Vervins. The old bird winners father is "Euronext
" a son of the Euro"Euro"
. The winning young bird's father is "Valentino
", a son of Rossi"Rossi"
. In other words the very best of the Heremans-Ceusters
are represented in these pigeons.
On Reims the old bird winner is a daughter of "Spiderman
" a full son of "Spinneke
" a top breeder in the Heremans-Ceusters
family of pigeons x "Summer
" a granddaughter of Chicago"Chicago"
x Miss Saigon"Miss Saigon"
. The young bird winner is a cock obtained from Henk Douna of the Van der Stouwe-Douna partnership from Donkerbroek, a top loft containing a large amount of the Eijerkamp blood lines.