De Backer Koen

Long distance racing pigeons in Hoevenen-Antwerp

Other breeders, different strains

"Son Maximus" (Chris & Jaap Van der Velden)
On a sale on GPS-auctions I bought a son to "Maximus".
This top performer was 1st international ace pigeon Perpignan 2007-2011.

This son was in my breeding loft since 2013, and in 2014 a daughter to him won 1:10 on St Vincent, 288th national 3142 pigeons.
As 2y old, I raced her on Barcelona with expectation, but onfortunately, She only arrived on Sundag at 5h00 when I woke up. The was clocked at 05h04, good for a price 1:4. It was only a bit later that I've seen she was wounded and lost feathers in her wing. She showed some caracter to got home. The wound was already dry, so maybe she was flying a lot of km's with that wound.
In 2016 I've raced her again. 27th provincial Valence, clocked at 05h00, raced in de dark.... She also won her price on Barcelona. In 2017 she had to race Barcelona again and won the 23th provincial (207th national). Clocked in the dark again, 23h12. Unfortunately "Son Maximus" is nog longer in the breeding loft. He was no longer fertile, that's why he was removed. I lost to much time with him. Every time I lost 2 youngsters and a hen of which I didn't have youngsters of. Because I don't race hens anymore in 2018, "Zwart Witkopje", 3/3 on Barcelona and some other good prices, will reproduce her genes in the breeding loft.

2 inbred sons "De Hollander" (Johan Ceulemans)

My interest in the Frederik Leliaert pigeons is something for years now. The problem is they're "too expensive" for me.
That's why I bought a voucher of Johan Ceulemans (Essen, BE). He was pretty succesfull with the Leliaert pigeons.
Hij got them since 2010 and did race with them

"De Hollander" became 14th national ace Montauban 3 year ranking.

He also won:
He's also brother to "De Jan", which won 1st provincial Bourges at the Gyselbrecht-Leliaert loft.
form the 2 sons "de Hollander" I bred the first youngsters in 2015, and they looked good.
944-15 was in his first year paired to "Het Moederke", Mother to my 10th international "De Carcassonne". In 2017, I got the first good results with 3 early birds on Aurillac 725km. 22nd - 34th - 37th provinial against 455p in Antwerp One of them won 4 out of 4 on Bourges - Chateauroux - Argenton - Aurillac. A promising bird for 2018!

"De Ludo" (Ludo Verstraeten)

I bought a voucher from Ludo at the end of 2014. I got a 2y old cock, ready for breeding.
He was from his best lines, a son to "De 67", nestsister "De Super 61".

Results"De Super 61"

"De Smalle" & "Het Grijs"

From a pair of eggs @ Guy Baerts.
Inbred wonderbreeder "Little Joe"

Father is "Opium", son superbreeder "Little Joe"
Mother is from top racer "Armani", Nicolas Bascourt paired to adaughter "Little Joe"

"Opium" is father to a.o.:
he also grandfather to 29th international Perpignan 12689p

"Little Joe" won himself 9th Marseille 20.786d and is a wonder breeder. Father & grandfather and grandgrandfather to:
Bred by Etienne Devos, raced by Nicolas Bascourt

"Best of Barca I"

Own bred from the investment my brother did, a son to "De Nieuwe Tarzan" (Team Vollebregt) best Barcelona ace pigeon Netherlands 2012 - 2016 paired to a daughter "El Campio Barca" (Geert De Coninck) Primus inter pares ace Barcelona 2013 - 2015

Especially bred to breed in the future.

"De Nieuwe Tarzan"

"El Campio Barca"