GINO CLICQUE – WEVELGEM

1st NATIONAL ACE BIRD KBDB GREAT MIDDLE DISTANCE OLD
1st – 2nd NATIONAL ACE BIRD KBDB EXTREME LONG DISTANCE & LONG DISTANCE YEAR BIRDS
1st NATIONAL CHAMPION KBDB EXTREME LONG DISTANCE & LONG DISTANCE YEAR BIRDS

Wevelgem: Guido Gezelle street n°42… we didn’t need to input this address into our GPS as we have to go this way several times a year to write about achievements set by this superior colony. We can pull out a box with superlatives to describe this colony but we prefer to show the set results as we have seldom seen such dominance on a national level as from these Clicque pigeons. This colony won in 2018 no less than 11 prizes within the Top 5 national – 17 prizes within the Top 10 national – 32 prizes within the Top 20 national and 83 prizes within the Top 100 national. Agreed….the Clicque team doesn’t go basketing with a small basket but despite this huge team they manage to set these amazing results and the fact that there is individual class present at the loft is being proved by the national KBDB ace bird titles.
The Clicque pigeons were honoured as: 

1st National ace bird  KBDB great middle distance old with “First Lady” (B16-3144110)
1st National ace bird KBDB ex long distance & LD year birds with “Golden King” (B17-3061598)
2nd National ace bird KBDB ex long distance & LD year birds with “New Piraat” (B17-3061793)
6th National ace bird KBDB ex long distance & LD year birds with “Grandson Super Prince 650” (B17-3061650)
10th National ace bird KBDB ex long distance & LD year birds with “Grandson Pacha 563” (B17-3061563)
11th National ace bird  KBDB great middle distance old with “Devil 430” (B16-3107430)
12th National ace bird  KBDB great middle distance year birds with “Turbo Piraat” (B17-3061532)
13th National ace bird  KBDB great middle distance old with “Devil 429” (B16-3107429)
14th National ace bird KBDB ex long distance & LD year birds with  “Silver Filip” (B17-3061517)

And again to be clear…these ace bird titles were won in 1 season! If you don’t respect this as a fancier, I don’t know what else will.

A SUPER STRONG BASE

The breeding bases have been formed historically onto 3 strains where since the last 2 seasons a 4th strain is pushing in being catalogued as a base strain as well:

“De Robert-strain”: is the oldest strain based on pigeons from Robert Dobbelaere (Marke). These pigeons were bought in 1996 and were very successful in their offspring. These are pigeons that can handle the long distance and extreme long distance races and take care of the necessary strength in the breed. 

“De Figo-strain” has been introduced in 2000. The pigeons from the Reynaert family with as highlighters “Figo” and the “Goen” are worldwide known for their strength and are successful on numerous lofts. These are really fast pigeons with a super GPS. These pigeons have been crossed in at Gino’s with all other strains but have been kept relatively pure as well.

“De Gaby-strain”: in 2012 they went to the grandmaster Gaby Vandenabeele and got 6 pigeons. Out of these they bred 2 pigeons that delivered 1st nationals. Afterwards even more pigeons were bought at Gaby’s, in total about 20, whereof 12 of them delivered very strong results in their offspring.

A 4th strain which gave top references last year is from “Red Filip” (B11-3008153 – Lucien Staelens). “Red Filip” shined himself with a 2nd Nat. Cahors 7,140b. – 6th Nat. Souillac 5,282b. – 56th Nat. Libourne 6,658b. And 61st Nat. Jarnac 3,726b. Last season the tandem Vandeputte-Kubica won the 1st  National Ace bird Extreme Long Distance with their “Françoise” (B16-1003111) , “Red Filip” is grandfather from this national ace bird. In Wevelgem “Red Filip” became father to “Silver Filip” (14th  Nat Ace KBDB 2018). Breeding references that count !

MOTIVATED TEAM
You have to do it, sell your entire base in 2017 and restart with pigeons that are maximum 1 year old.  This is what only the really ‘great’ ones manage to do and this is what the Clicque team have proven plenty in 2017 and 2018. When we look how hard Gino worked all the time, then we know that he knows that nothing comes for nothing. As a young lad (15 years old), he lost his father Germain and had to run the family business on his own. Barriers, hedges, garages, log cabins and so on…but he did well! In the meantime this business is being rented out and can Gino call himself a professional pigeon fancier.
The entire care is in the hands of Gino, his wife Kristien and his son Jasper. Since end of 2018 daughter Lauren joined the team as well. Her graphic studies will be a big help in distributing the world wide publicity.
During the season they work very hard to take care of the entire colony fully, and this from early in the morning until late in the evening. During the summer period this can take up to 16 hours a day. In Autumn and Winter this is a bit less intense but then many visits to international fairs and visits from the far East are on the program.

FROM TOTAL TO PURE WIDOWHOOD

A novelty for the season of 2019 is a change in the way of racing. It struck Gino that the bigger part of his national ace birds weren’t being raced according the system of total widowhood but according the system of pure widowhood. For this reason 105 cocks will have a home staying hens and the 125 hens will have to settle for 80 home staying cocks this year. Gino is convinced that he will have some losses within the hen’s team so during the season all hens will have a fixed partner. The widow cocks were coupled on the 26th of March and could breed. The racing hens were coupled on the 6th of April and also those who had a cock could breed. Once the first couples leave the eggs, the widowhood becomes a fact. Gino: ’Normally we also couple the hens in March but due to my visit to the Chinese Spring show in Lang Fang the coupling was later this year.’

CARE

 Vanrobaeys is the food supplier in Wevelgem. Gino has had his own recipe mixed for years but since this year this mixture is being commercialized under the name “Golden Racing Clicque”. It is a really outbalanced mixture with no less than 27 components. Gino explains: ‘as a base I mix 50% sports mixture with 50% purge. Only the last 2 to 3 days before basketing I feed my own mixture.
In a matter of side products Gino trusts full the products from the Röhnfried range. At home coming he gives K + K protein over the food and Avipharm (electrolytes) + Mumm will go into the drinking pot.  Aside this they work a bit by feeling with Gervit-W , Hexenbier, Ro-200 conditional powder and Avidress. These products are being given most of the time 2 days in a row.

During the racing season vet Pascal Lanneau (Moen) visits weekly or every fortnight. Out of the group of pigeons that have to go on a race a few are being taken out and are being examined and whatever the vet says to do, will be done. Fourteen days before the first long distance race they are being treated against airway infections and in the month of October during 10 days with Cosumix against parathypus. Eye drops are being given both at basketing as at arrival.

BREEDING BOXES

In the meantime Gino is building his dream. A big hanger has been rebuilt to a breeding loft/reception room. The breeding boxes which are all on wheels, were being modified into the smallest details and with the highest quality. Gino installed 16 breeding boxes which are being reserved for the best only. Impressive to see that this all is the idea from Gino himself. National ace birds and national winners will be coupled against each other here. Youngsters will be born here that will have 4 grandparents that won a 1st national or were we can find 16 different great-grandparents who all won a national race. National ace birds coupled to national ace birds….in Wevelgem big things are still about to happen. Gino is convinced that the best are bred out of the best.

A RED CARPET FOR 9 NATIONAL ACE BIRDS

3144110-16  “First Lady”
1st National ace KBDB great middle distance old birds 2018

Father: B13-3031927 –  “Zoon Pacha” – grandson “Zidane” of Etienne Devos
G.F. : B08-3172821 – “Pacha” – best belgian fond bird 2012 over 4 and 5 races. Won o.a. 27 Nat. Souillac 7,760b. – 41st  Nat. Tulle 6,817b. – 47th Nat. Montauban 6,822b. – 75th  Nat. Cahors 8,651b.
G.M. : B12-3000440 –  “Dochter Zidane” , Etienne Devos – “Zidane” won 1st Internat. Carcassonne – 2nd Nat Albi .

Mother : B15-3050804 –  Daughter “Golden Prince”
G.F. : B13-3031767 “Golden Prince” : 1st  Nat ace Fond KBDB – 3rd Nat. Brive 3,850b. – 4th Nat. Tulle 5,731b. – 14th Nat. Limoges 6,907b.
G.M. : B09-3171437  “Lucy” –  sister of 19th Nat La Souterraine 17,814b. – 72nd Nat. Cahors 8,348b. – 68th Nat. Libourne 6,658b.  Breeding line “Figo” Reynaert

 

3061598-17  “Golden King”
1st National ace KBDB Marathon and long distance yearbirds 2018

Father: B12-3162754 –  “Piraat 754” – champion breeder, father of “Spiderman” (5th Nat Libourne 5,024b. – 33rd Nat. Montauban 4,327b. – 65 Nat Montluçon 19,298b – 61 Nat Jarnac 4,167b – grandfather 1st Nat Agen’16
G.F.  B05-3188928, “Piraat” – 3rd National ace ½ Fond KBDB’08 – 5 Nat Bourges 19,084b. – 4th Prov Tours 3,135b – 2nd Prov. Poitiers 1,227b – 2nd Argenton 515b – son of “Super Roberto” x “Eva”
G.M. B08-3172901 –  “Nest-sister Super Prins” – “Super Prins” won 4 Nat Bourges – 5 Nat Bourges – 6 Nat Argenton) breeding line “Figo” – Reynaert

Mother : B14-3090085, – Sister 1 Nat Montluçon’08 – sister “Devil Prince (1 nat Montluçon – 9 Nat La souterraine 6205 p – 17 Nat Montluçon 19298 p – 28 Nat Chateauroux.)
G.F. B12-3162870 – “Super Gaby” – father of “Devil Prince” ( 1 nat Montluçon – 9 Nat La souterraine 6205 p – 17 Nat Montluçon 19298 p – 28 Nat Chateauroux …. ) Grandson “Bliksem” Gaby Vandenabeele
G.M. B 11-3008127, “Robertina” – mother of 1 Nat Montluçon 19,298b – grandmother “Prince Rudy” – 1 Nat Limoges 6272b. –

 

3061793-17
“New Piraat”
2nd National ace bird KBDB ex long distance & LD year birds

Father: B12-3162770 –  “Piraat 770” – also father of “Peter”: 4th Nat Libourne 5890b.
G.F. : B05-3188928 – “Piraat” – 3rd National ace middle distance KBDB’08 – 5 Nat Bourges 19,084b – 4 Prov Tours 3,135b – 2 Prov Poitiers 1,227b – 2 Argenton 515b
G.M. B11-3008432 –  Belgium’s Princess – daughter “Super Prince” , winner of 5 Nat Bourges 22476b – 4 Nat Bourges 10906b – 6 nat Argenton 10549b  x “Miss Belgium” – Best YB of Belgium ’10 – 1 Prov Blois 2413b – 10 Nat La Souterraine 17017b – inbred “Figo” (Reynaert)

Mother : B 16-3141167 –  “Zus Ida”
G.F. B10-3086721 – “Nest-brother Super Bolt” 
Clermont : 5/8374 – 4/591 – 14/6939 – 2/375 – Ablis : 29/6185 – 5/418 – 2/510 – 5/473 – 13/789, …..breeding line “Wittenbuik” (Vandenabeele)
Gr.M. : B 13-3056225, Gaby Returned Bliksem
– 100% Gaby Vandenabeele out “Returned Bliksem” x “Jacoba”

B17-3061650
“Grandson Super Prince 650”
6th National ace bird KBDB ex long distance & Long Distance year birds

Father : B13-3031517 –  “Ferrari Prince” – Son “Super Prince”

G.F. : B 08-3172902 – “Super Prince” – 5 Nat Bourges 22,476b – 4 Nat Bourges 10,906b – 6 Nat Argenton 10,549b – 12 Nat Bourges 22,499b – Is grandfather of 2 x 1st National  ace KBDB – 1st Nat Bourges 45,730b – 1st Nat Limoges 14,575b – 1st Nat Chateauroux 47,286b ……
G.M. : B11-3008437 –  “Dochter Bijter 437” – ½ sister “Gino Boy” – (father of 1st  Nat Limoges 13,789b – grandfather 1st Nat-zone Chateauroux – ½ brother won 1st nat Libourne ’13) – breeding line “Piraat”

Mother: B 15-3148473 – granddaughter “Super Prince”
G.F. : B13-3031521, Son “Super Prince 521”
– Son of 2nd National ace Great middle distance KBDB – x daughter “Piraat”: 3rd National ace great middle distance KBDB (mother is nest-sister 1st Nat Bourges –  fastest 45,730b)
G.M. : B 14-3157819 –  “Dochter Ceasar”
– out 10th  I.Nat Barcelona 25,381b.

 

B17-3061563
“Grandson Pacha 563”
10th National ace bird KBDB ex long distance & LD year birds

Father : B13-3031988 – “Son Pacha 988” – grandson “Andy” (4th National ace Fond KBDB)
G.F. : B08-3172821 – “Pacha” – Beste Belgian fondbird 2012 over 4 and 5 races, won o.a. 27 Nat Souillac 7,760b. – 41 Nat Tulle 6,817b – 47 Nat Montauban 6,822b – 75 Nat Cahors 8,651b
G.M. : B11-2201694 – original Van Eycken Robert – daughter of 4th National Ace Fond KBDB “Andy” – 9 Nat Marseille 3,586b – 47 Nat Montélimar 8,232b ….

Mother : B15-3050693 –  “Granddaughter Piraat” won herself 101 Nat Limoges 6,946b – 108 Nat Jarnac 3,904b – 113 Nat Chateauroux 29,591b
G.F. : B 12-3050299   “De Hikker”, son of “Piraat” x “Jong Kerkduifje” (Kees Bosua)
G.M. : B 12-3112488 – “Kurt” – original K & R Platteeuw – mother 66 Nat Cahors 6164b

3107430-16
“Devil 430”
11th National ace KBDB Great middle distance 2018

Father: B13-3031911 – “Devil Prince” – 1st Nat Montluçon 19,298b. – 9 Nat La souterraine 6205 p – 17 Nat Montluçon 19298 p – 28 Nat Chateauroux brothers and sisters won 9th, 17th, 28th, 62nd National
G.F. B12-3162870 – “Super Gaby” – Father Devil Prince – 1 nat Montluçon – 9 Nat La souterraine 6205 p – 17 Nat Montluçon 19298 p – 28 Nat Chateauroux …. Grandson “Bliksem” Gaby Vandenabeele
G.M. B11-3008127 – “Robertina” – mother of “Devil Prince” – granmother “Prince Rudy” : 1st Nat Limoges 6,272b. –  Granddaughter nest-sister “Super Prins”.
Mother : B14-3028139 – “Alexandra” – 5 Argenton 4732b. – 24 Tours 4436b. – 79 Chateauroux 3956b. – 80 La Souterraine 2877b. – 8th National Ace Fond YB ’14
G.F. B06-3125930 – “Alegandro” – Rudi De saer – won Tours : 3/1981 – 74/3135 – Orleans 10/1675 – – 110 Nat Brive 16815b. – 383 Nat Limoges 10448b.
G.M. : B 10-3163723 – “Zora” – breeding line “Figo” (Reynaert)

 

 

3061532-17
“Turbo Piraat”
12th National ace bird  KBDB great middle distance year birds

Father: B12-2080203 – “Brother Miss Belgium” – Brother Best YB of Belgium 2010 – 6th National ace KBDB
G.F. : B07-5100921 – Inbred “Figo” Reynaert
G.M. : B09-5183351 – breeding line “Monnik” Olympiad bird by Paul Huls
Mother : B12-3050140 –  “Piraat 140” – mother 3rd Prov Chateaudun 4579b – 7 Prov Tours 5313b – mother “Sonia” : 6th National ace middle distance KBDB – mother “Rose”: 4th Provincial ace All Round ….
G.F. B05-3188928, “Piraat” – 3 Nat Ace ½ Fond KBDB ’08 – 5 Nat Bourges 19084b. – 4 Prov Tours 3135b. – 2 Prov Poitiers 1227b. – 2 Argenton 515b. – Son “Super Roberto” x “Eva”
G.M. B 07-3038761, Chris duivin – mother 1st National Chateauroux 22,718b.

3107429-16
“Devil 429”
13th National ace KBDB Great middle distance 2018

Father: B13-3031911 – “Devil Prince” – 1st Nat Montluçon 19,298b. – 9 Nat La souterraine 6205 p – 17 Nat Montluçon 19298 p – 28 Nat Chateauroux brothers and sisters won 9th, 17th, 28th, 62nd National
G.F. B12-3162870 – “Super Gaby” – Father Devil Prince – 1 nat Montluçon – 9 Nat La souterraine 6205 p – 17 Nat Montluçon 19298 p – 28 Nat Chateauroux …. Grandson “Bliksem” Gaby Vandenabeele
G.M. B11-3008127 – “Robertina” – mother of “Devil Prince” – granmother “Prince Rudy” : 1st Nat Limoges 6,272b. –  Granddaughter nest-sister “Super Prins”.
Mother : B14-3028139 – “Alexandra” – 5 Argenton 4732b. – 24 Tours 4436b. – 79 Chateauroux 3956b. – 80 La Souterraine 2877b. – 8th National Ace Fond YB ’14
G.F. B06-3125930 – “Alegandro” – Rudi De saer – won Tours : 3/1981 – 74/3135 – Orleans 10/1675 – – 110 Nat Brive 16815b. – 383 Nat Limoges 10448b.
G.M. : B 10-3163723 – “Zora” – breeding line “Figo” (Reynaert)

 

 

B17-3061517
“Silver Filip”
14th National ace bird KBDB ex long distance & LD year birds

Father : B11-3008153 – “Red Filip” : 2 Nat Cahors 7,140b – 6 souillac 5,282b – 56 Nat Libourne 6,658b. – grandfather 1st National ace KBDB’18 – father of 5th + 14th National ace KBDB
G.F. : B09-3128071- “Young Lucien”
– father 2 Nat Cahors – 6 nat Souillac – 2 Nat Agen. Son of “Lucien” x “granddaughter Figo” (Reynaert)
G.M. : B09-3127490 – “Didi Designe”
– daughter “Red Design” x “Inbred Kleine Didi”(Etienne Devos)

Mother: B15-3050534 –  “Marriott” – 5th Provincial Ace KBDB – 35 Nat Chateauroux 17,250b – 77 Prov Bourges 5,855b….
G.F.: B11-3172003 –  “Mario” – 1 National Limoges 7,221b. – 88 National Argenton 7,046b.
G.M. : B 13-3047545 – “Daniella” – 22 NAT Perpignan 5,254b. – 131 I/NAT Perpignan 15,954b. – 508 Nat Barcelona 7,629b. – breeding line 1 I.Nat Dax

 

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