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Franky Appelmans

National Winner Gueret 14,940 Yearlings
Fastest Against 27,542 Pigeons


by Stefan Mertens


 

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The Loft






Winning Bird






Eye of Winner








Wing of Winner



Neerpelt: It’s a place situated in the Northern part of the province of Limburg, near by the Dutch border. The fanciers here are very honest…to score well within the national top, they need a strong South-South-Western wind otherwise it’s not possible. And the weekend of Gueret, this wind was present…result…as well the 1 national with the old birds as the 1 national with the yearlings was won in Neerpelt.

The fastest of them all was “Monicque”, a beautiful hen that may be more in love with her boss Franky instead of her cock. The pigeons were released at 7 o’clock and she was clocked at 12h41min15sec at a distance of 622km, “Monicque” reached a speed of 1824.56 m/m. Hereby she beat the yearling birds of Fierens Ludo (Begijnendijk – 1808.69 m/m) and of Motton Frederick (Tienen – 1807.57 m/m).

2012
Franky, originating from the Eastern Flemish Meerbeke, at first played together with Jo Ronsijn in Appelterre (Ninove).  Afterwards, he started his own career as a fancier in Hanuit (the province of Luik), where he won 7 provincial victories. But in 2009, he had to pull down his lofts of the commune of Hanuit. Luckily he had his good friend  Paul Malcorps (Landen) and there he could race the pigeons again. In 2012, Franky moved to Neerpelt, where he build a very beautiful loft, on which he started all over. The youngsters of 2012 had to fly about 5 short distance races and afterwards they were strongly selected to continue their career as a yearling this year.

In spite of the new start, the base of the Appelmans colony remained. A base of pigeons of:  Herbots Brothers (Halle-Booienhoven), Ronsijn Jo (Appelterre-Eichem), Wim Breemen (Holland – race Gommaire Verbruggen) and Marcel Aelbrecht.

TOTAL WIDOWHOOD
He started the season with a group of 42 pigeons (21 pairs) on total widowhood. The racing team was paired for the first time at the end of April, they could breed for about 5 days and than the widowhood was a fact. Franky: “I must say that I imagined the start of the season totally different…not the necessary top-results. I think there were 2 reasons: first of all, my yearlings didn’t get enough experience in their year of birth and secondly, the weather was bad and too cold in Spring and the pigeons didn’t get the right condition.  Luckily the weather changed and the condition became better and better.

Every week, the racers get into the basket to fly a middle distance or a national race. When they left 5 weeks in a row, they get one week of rest and then again 5 weeks to race.

When they arrive home from a race, they get Beyers Super Widowhood to eat and electrolytes in the drinking water (Recup-Fast). Afterwards, they get ¾ Vandenabeele and ¼ Super Widowhood.  From Wednesday it’s 100% Super Widowhood. The by-products he prefers are those of Herbots.

Before the season, he always visits his vet Raf Herbots and he follows his advice.  During the season, Franky regularly makes a phone call to Raf to talk about what’s going on on his loft.

Because Franky owns a newspaper shop in the station of Tienen, he has to leave at 3.30 in the morning and arrives back home at 15 PM. Hereby, he wants to thank his lady friend Monicque for all her help because without her, the pigeon sport couldn’t continue. The team of yearlings only train in the evening. Franky follows the system of Michel Vanlint and as well the hens as the cocks obliged to train one hour. If necessary, he even uses the flag to keep them in the sky.

MONICQUE
The national winning hen is baptised “Monicque” (B12-5046508).  She’s a beautiful hen with an ideal body, an impressive wing and a strong coloured eye in a bright head. Her origins: on fathers side we find the Herbots Brothers (father comes of an egg he got there) and on mothers side we find Danny Roggen. It’s remarkable that the “power” of the Herbots race beats again: we find them in the 1 Nat.l Limoges (directly Deno-Herbots), Hugo Vlaeminck (1 Nat. Chateauroux), Kitano (1 Nat.Chateauroux) and Michaux Francois (1 nat. Montélimar) !

Her arrival was as it should be. Franky knew, when he wanted to score within the national top, he had to clock a bird before 12h48 and when “Monicque” arrived at 12h 41 as an arrow out of a bow, he immediately knew that this had to be an early prize on the national result. Of course, he didn’t think of a national victory but he didn’t have to wait that long before he knew that his dream of winning a national victory became true.

Franky: “Not to forget to thank Jo Ronsijn (Appelterre) – Van Hertem-Schuurmans (Neerpelt – they helped training the youngsters) – Paul Malcorps (Landen), Danny Roggen, Herbots Brothers and of course his wife Monicque, who took care of the pigeons during the long and cold winter.

The future of "Monicque" won’t continue on the loft in Neerpelt.  Thanks to the professional help of Jo Herbots, she’s sold.

Franky, congratulations!
Stefan Mertens


















































































































 

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Franky Appelmans

National Winner Gueret 14,940 Yearlings
Fastest Against 27,542 Pigeons


by Stefan Mertens


 

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Caption




Caption



Caption



Caption



Neerpelt: It’s a place situated in the Northern part of the province of Limburg, near by the Dutch border. The fanciers here are very honest…to score well within the national top, they need a strong South-South-Western wind otherwise it’s not possible. And the weekend of Gueret, this wind was present…result…as well the 1 national with the old birds as the 1 national with the yearlings was won in Neerpelt.
The fastest of them all was “Monicque”, a beautiful hen that may be more in love with her boss Franky instead of her cock. The pigeons were released at 7 o’clock and she was clocked at 12h41min15sec at a distance of 622km, “Monicque” reached a speed of 1824.56 m/m. Hereby she beat the yearling birds of Fierens Ludo (Begijnendijk – 1808.69 m/m) and of Motton Frederick (Tienen – 1807.57 m/m).
2012
Franky, originating from the Eastern Flemish Meerbeke, at first played together with Jo Ronsijn in Appelterre (Ninove).  Afterwards, he started his own career as a fancier in Hanuit (the province of Luik), where he won 7 provincial victories. But in 2009, he had to pull down his lofts of the commune of Hanuit. Luckily he had his good friend  Paul Malcorps (Landen) and there he could race the pigeons again. In 2012, Franky moved to Neerpelt, where he build a very beautiful loft, on which he started all over. The youngsters of 2012 had to fly about 5 short distance races and afterwards they were strongly selected to continue their career as a yearling this year.
In spite of the new start, the base of the Appelmans colony remained. A base of pigeons of:  Herbots Brothers (Halle-Booienhoven), Ronsijn Jo (Appelterre-Eichem), Wim Breemen (Holland – race Gommaire Verbruggen) and Marcel Aelbrecht.
TOTAL WIDOWHOOD
He started the season with a group of 42 pigeons (21 pairs) on total widowhood. The racing team was paired for the first time at the end of April, they could breed for about 5 days and than the widowhood was a fact. Franky: “I must say that I imagined the start of the season totally different…not the necessary top-results. I think there were 2 reasons: first of all, my yearlings didn’t get enough experience in their year of birth and secondly, the weather was bad and too cold in Spring and the pigeons didn’t get the right condition.  Luckily the weather changed and the condition became better and better.
Every week, the racers get into the basket to fly a middle distance or a national race. When they left 5 weeks in a row, they get one week of rest and then again 5 weeks to race.
When they arrive home from a race, they get Beyers Super Widowhood to eat and electrolytes in the drinking water (Recup-Fast). Afterwards, they get ¾ Vandenabeele and ¼ Super Widowhood.  From Wednesday it’s 100% Super Widowhood. The by-products he prefers are those of Herbots.
Before the season, he always visits his vet Raf Herbots and he follows his advice.  During the season, Franky regularly makes a phone call to Raf to talk about what’s going on on his loft.
Because Franky owns a newspaper shop in the station of Tienen, he has to leave at 3.30 in the morning and arrives back home at 15 PM. Hereby, he wants to thank his lady friend Monicque for all her help because without her, the pigeon sport couldn’t continue. The team of yearlings only train in the evening. Franky follows the system of Michel Vanlint and as well the hens as the cocks obliged to train one hour. If necessary, he even uses the flag to keep them in the sky.
MONICQUE
The national winning hen is baptised “Monicque” (B12-5046508).  She’s a beautiful hen with an ideal body, an impressive wing and a strong coloured eye in a bright head. Her origins: on fathers side we find the Herbots Brothers (father comes of an egg he got there) and on mothers side we find Danny Roggen. It’s remarkable that the “power” of the Herbots race beats again: we find them in the 1 Nat.l Limoges (directly Deno-Herbots), Hugo Vlaeminck (1 Nat. Chateauroux), Kitano (1 Nat.Chateauroux) and Michaux Francois (1 nat. Montélimar) !
Her arrival was as it should be. Franky knew, when he wanted to score within the national top, he had to clock a bird before 12h48 and when “Monicque” arrived at 12h 41 as an arrow out of a bow, he immediately knew that this had to be an early prize on the national result. Of course, he didn’t think of a national victory but he didn’t have to wait that long before he knew that his dream of winning a national victory became true.
Franky: “Not to forget to thank Jo Ronsijn (Appelterre) – Van Hertem-Schuurmans (Neerpelt – they helped training the youngsters) – Paul Malcorps (Landen), Danny Roggen, Herbots Brothers and of course his wife Monicque, who took care of the pigeons during the long and cold winter.
The future of "Monicque" won’t continue on the loft in Neerpelt.  Thanks to the professional help of Jo Herbots, she’s sold.
Franky, congratulations!
Stefan Mertens


















































































































 

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Charles Siegel and Son, Inc.

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  News > Appelmans
     
Franky Appelmans

National Winner Gueret 14,940 Yearlings
Fastest Against 27,542 Pigeons


by Stefan Mertens


 

Click on any photo for larger version 




Caption




Caption



Caption



Caption



Neerpelt: It’s a place situated in the Northern part of the province of Limburg, near by the Dutch border. The fanciers here are very honest…to score well within the national top, they need a strong South-South-Western wind otherwise it’s not possible. And the weekend of Gueret, this wind was present…result…as well the 1 national with the old birds as the 1 national with the yearlings was won in Neerpelt.
The fastest of them all was “Monicque”, a beautiful hen that may be more in love with her boss Franky instead of her cock. The pigeons were released at 7 o’clock and she was clocked at 12h41min15sec at a distance of 622km, “Monicque” reached a speed of 1824.56 m/m. Hereby she beat the yearling birds of Fierens Ludo (Begijnendijk – 1808.69 m/m) and of Motton Frederick (Tienen – 1807.57 m/m).
2012
Franky, originating from the Eastern Flemish Meerbeke, at first played together with Jo Ronsijn in Appelterre (Ninove).  Afterwards, he started his own career as a fancier in Hanuit (the province of Luik), where he won 7 provincial victories. But in 2009, he had to pull down his lofts of the commune of Hanuit. Luckily he had his good friend  Paul Malcorps (Landen) and there he could race the pigeons again. In 2012, Franky moved to Neerpelt, where he build a very beautiful loft, on which he started all over. The youngsters of 2012 had to fly about 5 short distance races and afterwards they were strongly selected to continue their career as a yearling this year.
In spite of the new start, the base of the Appelmans colony remained. A base of pigeons of:  Herbots Brothers (Halle-Booienhoven), Ronsijn Jo (Appelterre-Eichem), Wim Breemen (Holland – race Gommaire Verbruggen) and Marcel Aelbrecht.
TOTAL WIDOWHOOD
He started the season with a group of 42 pigeons (21 pairs) on total widowhood. The racing team was paired for the first time at the end of April, they could breed for about 5 days and than the widowhood was a fact. Franky: “I must say that I imagined the start of the season totally different…not the necessary top-results. I think there were 2 reasons: first of all, my yearlings didn’t get enough experience in their year of birth and secondly, the weather was bad and too cold in Spring and the pigeons didn’t get the right condition.  Luckily the weather changed and the condition became better and better.
Every week, the racers get into the basket to fly a middle distance or a national race. When they left 5 weeks in a row, they get one week of rest and then again 5 weeks to race.
When they arrive home from a race, they get Beyers Super Widowhood to eat and electrolytes in the drinking water (Recup-Fast). Afterwards, they get ¾ Vandenabeele and ¼ Super Widowhood.  From Wednesday it’s 100% Super Widowhood. The by-products he prefers are those of Herbots.
Before the season, he always visits his vet Raf Herbots and he follows his advice.  During the season, Franky regularly makes a phone call to Raf to talk about what’s going on on his loft.
Because Franky owns a newspaper shop in the station of Tienen, he has to leave at 3.30 in the morning and arrives back home at 15 PM. Hereby, he wants to thank his lady friend Monicque for all her help because without her, the pigeon sport couldn’t continue. The team of yearlings only train in the evening. Franky follows the system of Michel Vanlint and as well the hens as the cocks obliged to train one hour. If necessary, he even uses the flag to keep them in the sky.
MONICQUE
The national winning hen is baptised “Monicque” (B12-5046508).  She’s a beautiful hen with an ideal body, an impressive wing and a strong coloured eye in a bright head. Her origins: on fathers side we find the Herbots Brothers (father comes of an egg he got there) and on mothers side we find Danny Roggen. It’s remarkable that the “power” of the Herbots race beats again: we find them in the 1 Nat.l Limoges (directly Deno-Herbots), Hugo Vlaeminck (1 Nat. Chateauroux), Kitano (1 Nat.Chateauroux) and Michaux Francois (1 nat. Montélimar) !
Her arrival was as it should be. Franky knew, when he wanted to score within the national top, he had to clock a bird before 12h48 and when “Monicque” arrived at 12h 41 as an arrow out of a bow, he immediately knew that this had to be an early prize on the national result. Of course, he didn’t think of a national victory but he didn’t have to wait that long before he knew that his dream of winning a national victory became true.
Franky: “Not to forget to thank Jo Ronsijn (Appelterre) – Van Hertem-Schuurmans (Neerpelt – they helped training the youngsters) – Paul Malcorps (Landen), Danny Roggen, Herbots Brothers and of course his wife Monicque, who took care of the pigeons during the long and cold winter.
The future of "Monicque" won’t continue on the loft in Neerpelt.  Thanks to the professional help of Jo Herbots, she’s sold.
Franky, congratulations!
Stefan Mertens


















































































































 

 Entire site contents © 2000 through 2011, 2012
Charles Siegel and Son, Inc.

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