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Comb. Reedijk-Jongekrijg from Puttershoek (NL)
National champion young birds!
Seldom seen such a unique conflux between old glories and young blood! Do you think the name 'old glories' for the brothers Janssen from Arendonk badly chosen? The combination Gerard Reedijk- Elly Jongekrijg from Dutch Puttershoek thinks it is! For every "Janssen"- lover names like; "De Afgekeurde", "Blauw Kweekduifje 77", "Geeloger", "Groten Donkeren", "Klamper", "De Vos", "Jonge Merckx", "De Raket", "Victor" and "Schoon Duivin" sound as music in their ears. The "Janssen" strain lead to miracles in pigeon sport and not only in the past. When you see the combination Reedijk-Jongekrijg achieving a unique double by becoming national champion youngsters 2015 as well with the nominated as the non-nominated you just must have SUPERB pigeons! The "Janssen"- pigeons were pimped by Gerard Reedijk to a modern version; therefor he crossed this 'historical pigeon strain' with the current dominant strain of the Verkerk-pigeons. Everybody knows that Gerard and Bas Verkerk from Reewijk (NL) have fast pigeons. And as it was a match made in heaven with the 'Janssen' strain is something the competition knew very quickly. The "Verkerk"- pigeons which came to the breeding loft in Puttershoek were the best you could find in Reewijk. This is how offspring of next couples moved to the loft of Gerard and Elly; son "Houdini" x "Kate", daughter "Revenge" x "Diddl", daughter "Olympic Sponge Bob" x "Estelle", son "Bulldozer" x "Zita" and "Adele". Completed with a sniff of grandmaster Gaby Vandenabeele (through Koen Minderhoud) a 'kind' of pigeons arose who deserve the predicate EXCELENT for sure.
"Bono, NL2411761/99", the pigeon with the golden genes!
Emphasizing on living, I could call "Bono" a living legend! Despite his youthful age of 17 years, he still does what he needs to do on the breeding loft. What an amazing dynasty of winners this bird produced? In almost all the top pigeons from the combination Reedijk-Jongekrijg his pedigree is intertwined. It is "Janssen"- blood above in his pedigree, when you have a closer look you can see that 'Bono' is an inbred to the "Afgekeurde" from the Janssen brothers. The list of successful offspring is becoming a huge register.
Le Mans 1st/ 239*
Blois 1st/ 258*
Bourges 8th/ 977
05-1441789, "Gerelly", G&S Verkerk
Ablis 1st/ 295*
Bourges NPO 64th/8,579
Strombeek 1st/ 304*
06-1112764, "Olympic Danica" ("Starlight" x "Daldina")
1st Pigeon champion LD Union Hoeksche-Waard '08
3rd Prov Pigeon champion LD '08
2nd Category LD Olympiad Dortmund 2009
Bourges 1st/ 106*
Blois 3rd/ 4,776
Bourges 3rd/ 1,153
Sezanne 11th/ 1,696
Moeskroen 15th/ 2,620
Ablis 19th /4,277
05-1441727, "Akira" (do "Luka" x do "Yara")
Bourges 1st/ 218*
Chantilly 5th/ 2,236
Creil 22nd/ 3,659
05-1441774, "Bomberman" (son inbred" Bono" 04-297)
Blois 1st/ 132*
Blois NPO 5th/10,927
Creil 1st/ 319*
Pommeroeul 3rd/ 1,811
Peronne 7th/ 1,278
Creil 8th/ 2,492
Mariembourg 19th /2,608
06-1112899 (daughter inbred "Bono" 04-297)
Harchies 1st/ 514*
Harchies 3rd/ 611
07-1861292, "Destiny" ( "Starlight" x "Daldina")
Chateauroux 1st/ 120*
06-1112714 (do Inteelt "Bono" 04-297)
Bouillon 1st/ 184*
Peronne 5th/ 3,636
07-1861219 (son inbred "Bono"04-299)
Chantilly 1st/ 324*
Pommeroeul 1st/ 513*
Ablis 2nd/ 399
Duffel 3rd/ 628
07-1861246 (son 05-709 is son "Bono")
Strombeek 1st/ 501*
08-1583756 (son "Daldina")
2e Pigeon champion Union Hoeksche-Waard
Creil 1st/ 226*
08-1583760 (son 05-5531111 daughter "Bono")
Creil NPO 3rd/9,977
Orleans NPO 103rd/12,039
09-1228001, "Butterfly Blue" ("Starlight" x "Daldina")
Blois 1st/ 132*
Mantes la Jolie 14th/1,552
14e Nat ace pigeon middle distance Master Award 2011
09-1228008 (son 05-5531111 daughter "Bono")
Ablis 1st/ 301*
09-1228051 (daughter 05-5531111 daughter "Bono")
Nijvel 1st/ 618*
Fastest Prov 38,057
09-1228062 (son "Victor" x 04-299 daughter "Bono")
Peronne 1st/ 337*
09-1228063 (daughter "Victor" x 04-299 daughter "Bono")
Morlincourt 1st/ 341*
09-1228085 (daughter inbred "Bono" 04-297)
Peronne 1st/ 586*
Charlons en Campagne 31st/4,322
09-1228126 (daughter 08-745 son "Bono")
Strombeek 1st/ 535*
10-1724703 ("Luka" x "Irma")
Creil 1st/ 412*
10-1724725 (son 05-709 is son "Bono")
Peronne 1st/ 216*
11-1778414 ("Starlight" x "Daldina")
Peronne 1st/ 524*
12e Nat ace pigeon youngsters Master Award 2011
06-1112729, "Bumba" ("Shadow" x "Lou Lou")
Blois 1st/ 109*
Blois NPO 8th/ 9,545
Mariembourg 5th /2,608
Oudenaarde 6th/ 4,226
1e Pigeon champion middle distance Union Hoeksche-Waard
St-Quentin 5th/ 1,134
Peronne 6th/ 1,278
Pommeroeul 13th/ 1,811
Strombeek 14th/ 2,687
Peronne 1st/ 464*
Vierzon 1st/ 160*
07-1861268, "Fair Lady" (daughter: "Olympic Danica")
Bourges 1st/ 101*
NPO 9th/ 8,579
Peronne 1st/ 491*
Chateauroux NPO 24th/ 8,191
Chantilly 8th/ 2,562
Orleans 1st/ 167*
08-1583676 (from son "Luka")
St-Quentin 1st/ 3,326*
Prov fastest of 26,744*
08-1583698 (son "Bumba")
Sezanne 1st/ 430*
10-1724696, "Tinka" (son "Victor" x granddaughter "Bono")
Morlincourt 1st/ 393*
Pommeroeul 1st/ 493*
Mantes la Jolie 37th/3,919
10-1724697, "Tika" (son "Victor" x granddaughter "Bono")
Vierzon 1st/ 212*
Pommeroeul 1st/ 589*
Pommeroeul 7th/ 945
15e Nat ace pigeon middle distance Master Award 2011
10-1724749 (daughter "Bumba" x "Fair Lady")
Mantes la Jolie 1st/368*
11-1778518 (grandson inbred "Bono" 04-297)
Strombeek 1st/ 573*
11-1778521 (daughter of son "Victor" x "Butterfly Blue")
The "Teletext Pair"
This title can be worn by "Starlight 1184211/03" and "Daldina 1441887/05". With FIVE children who made it onto teletext this is more than justified. A Dutch fancier know how hard it is and if it happens with five children from one couple this surely is amazing.
- "Olympic Danica", 3rd NPO Blois 4,776 b.
- "Butterfly Blue", 8th NPO Blois 6,814 b.
- "Yuna", 12th Nat. Châteauroux 13,512 b.
- "Hopeful", 4th NPO Ruffec 4,133 b.
- "Isa", 1st NPO Sens 3,109 b.
In the pedigree of this superb couple you will find unavoidable 'Bono' ("Daldina" is a daughter). "Starlight" again is a "Janssen"-product. In fact this couple shows a clear view on how the 'strain' Reedijk-Jongekrijg is built. The best from "Janssen" and always "Bono" is in it somewhere!
Top on speed and long distance
It surely isn't easy to race 'everything', but Gerard and Elly just like to do that. They love the rush of the speed and middle distance races to the kick of the homecoming of a long distance bird. On the breeding loft the two disciplines are separated, 28 breeding couples for the program races and 16 for the long distance. Because the youngsters performed very well last season they have 12 couples more than normal, 43 couples at the moment. They are being raced on total widowhood and race from the first until the very last race. Every week there's a race on the program, weather it is a short or long distance race doesn't make any difference.
Especially the young pigeons had a great season in 2015 with two national titles as a reward. Gerard and Elly breed every year about 150 youngsters. The training of the youngsters is an important chain in the racing system. They are being trained very young, end of April, and are driven a lot. Until the start of the season they are taken away twice a week at about 45km. Once the races with the youngsters started they only have to do this extra flight on Wednesday.
It is remarkable that young pigeons don't be separated and that they are raced on the nest. As long as they don't have a nesting position they train once a day, as soon they have a nest they train in shifts. The cocks train in the morning and the hens in the afternoon. The darkening occurs from end of March until the longest day, from 18h until 8 o'clock.
The system of success
One who needs to fly a lot of kilometres has to be nourished well. During the racing season Gerard's athletes eat a very variated sports mixture. He mixes different brands together; Beyers, Versele-Mariman and Zoontjes. To keep up the necessary fat reserves they give rather a lot of candy. In the evening, after a normal feeding, they get a sized portion candy extra. Aside the normal side products, grit and minerals, they get yeast with amino acids once a week.
Gerard and Elly lean on vet Vincent Schroeder for the medical side; his products are being used as well.
A few nice results
26-07, Peronne 237 km, 2,260 b 27-28-30-38-41-46-48-64-66-71-80-82- … 57/34
01-08, Morlincourt 271 km, 2,510 b 1-2--5-10-11-12-13-14-15-22-23-24-25-29-41-43-64-93-… 57/31pr
08-08, Nanteuil 322 km, 2,250 b2-6-8-9-14-20-22-31-33-36-37-38-45-51-55-56-57-71-76-93-… 55/38pr
16-08, Pont st Maxence, 311 km 1,661b 2-4-7-9-10-12-22-23-27-30-34-36-43-48-52-53-60-70-82-87-89-… 57/33pr
22-08, Pont st Maxence 311 km, 1,619b 8-20-26-45-51-52-84-87-89 … 50/23pr
29-08, Troyes 391 km, 938 b 1-6-18-19-26-27-58-71-72-74-78-83-99-… 30/14pr
06-09, Duffel 78 km, 1,255 b1-2-7-15-17-18-21-26-27-28-33-36-40-41-42-49-50-52-61-67-75-80-86-96-… 48/37pr
Sens 1,099 b1-2-6-16-17-34-36-37-38-57-93-… 48/19pr
Duffel, 4,375 b, 5-6-7-8-9-10-12-27-28-31-42-… 50/44pr
Bourges, 1,358 b, 1-3-4-11-14-27-38-41-49-… 40/31pr
Ruffec, 777 b, 2-4-6-9-19-22-24-34-… 30/19pr
It is obvious that the combination Reedijk-Jongekrijg didn't sit back and relax eight years after achieving the title of 'The best fancier National competition WHZB 2007'. What they perform weakly is of a 'Champion League' level but the best thing for this sympathetic couple is the fact that their friends and top fanciers Gerard and Bas Verkerk do wonderful with their pigeons.
Congratulations for the achieved results and championships.
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