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ALLY NORBERT – AARSELE
1st NATIONAL MONTAUBAN OLD BIRDS – FASTEST AGAINST 6,119b

 

       
by Stefan Mertens


 

 

 

 

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ALLY NORBERT – AARSELE
1st NATIONAL MONTAUBAN OLD BIRDS – FASTEST AGAINST 6,119b.

Aarsele: With "Neymar", a super champion wins the national race from Montauban in the category of the old birds…not often we see that great class. Just like the "Favoriet" of Rudi De Saer (national winner Limoges II 2015), he now has a 1e as well as a 2e national on his prize list.

"Neymar" is not only a super racer but he's a "dream bird" in the hand. An athletic body and when you look this national winner in his eyes, being a fancier, you're completely lost. He's perfect!

1e NATIONAL MONTAUBAN 3.990p.
2e NATIONAL BRIVE 3.850p.
39e NATIONAL TULLE 5.731p.
54e NATIONAL LIMOGES 6.907p.

The base

In 2010, they clocked the first national victory from Souillac; now…5 seasons later, they add the second one to the impressive prize list of the retired vet Norbert Ally and his son Stefan.

The colony is mainly based on pigeons of Gaby Vandenabeele (bought at the beginning till 2000), Norman Filip and Nicolas (very successful with the strain of the "Zorro") – a top breeder of Robert Dewaele – Gaston Van de Wouwer (bought since 2010 – 2011) – Limbourg Eric (since 2008 – strain "Blue Ace") – a top hen of Pollin Marc (mother of the national winner "Neymar") and some other investments of which the results are not yet known.

400km – 800km

They started the season of 2015 with a group of 60 widowers that stay on 3 compartments. On a compartment of yearlings, they use the system of total widowhood but this experiment didn't yet give the results they wish for and so they have to adjust it a bit more.

The widowers got paired on December 1st and they could raise a couple of youngsters. The eggs of their 3 best racers were moved and they could come on eggs one more time. These youngsters, they could raise themselves. On March 20th, the hens returned to the lofts and after a short breeding period, the widowhood started.
They use food mixtures of different firms. Of course, the medical guidance is done by Norbert. Usually, if it's necessary, the birds are treated individually against cancer and ornithose.

The races that Norbert and Stefan prefer are Limoges, Brive, Souillac, and Tulle…in other words, distances between 400km and 800km. Norbert: "Normally, we don't participate to Montauban but there were 2 reasons that persuaded us to do so. First of all, we already have good coefficients for the national championship long distance and because the racing season moves on, we had to take every chance when we can take points. The second raison: "Neymar" won 2e National Brive by the same weather conditions…we knew that "Neymar" could score at the top with that hot weather and we hoped him to prove it one more time."

Motivation

Stefan: "When we decided to put "Neymar" in the basket, I saw an opportunity to motivate him extra." We knew that he like a place under the boxes in the corner of the compartment but there were 2 yearling birds who like it there too. So sometimes, Neymar had to leave for those two younger birds. On the day of basketing, my father took the 2 yearlings away and "Neymar" felt like a king on the loft and it seemed that he left for Montauban, extra motivated. It seems that the extra days in the basket, didn't make him forget because after he returned home, he immediately went to his corner. Did we see him arrive? No, he suddenly sat on the roof…the shelf to get inside, wasn't even open. Luckily, he had some advance."
Norbert and Stefan, congratulations!
Stefan Mertens
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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