A little history of Mr Joël Verschoot

I’am a pigeonfancier since i’am 10 years old, with my father I went daily to the pigeonlofts and every week tot he pigeonclub.… When I was 14years old I started gambling with my pocketmoney on the pigeons. The day we married, my parents moved out to an appartment and we could stay in the house of our parents. Annie and myself we continued the pigeons, but I had to go to work everyday and we worked a lot, during the day I was working and my father helped me with the pigeons because I had a lack of time. My father passed away at the age of 82, and from that moment our 4 sons helped us with the pigeons. Since 5 years i’am retired and i can spend more time on the pigeons.

 

What are your best racing results / performances:

We have been flying top results on all disciplines from Speed up to Long Distance. The last 10 years we have had several top results on National and International leveland achieved the top position in Belgium with Armando 1° Nat ace Kbdb.

In 2019 we had a spectacular pigeon auction of all our best flyers and “Armando” gave us international fame. We had an auction of 178 pigeons and they went 13.498€ average.

Our Best results are:

1°NATIONAL AGEN YL 2013
1°NATIONAL BRIVE OUDE 2013
1°NAT PAU OUDE 2016
1°NATIONAL ANGOULEME 2018
2 x 2°General Champion of Belgium KBDB
2 x 2° Champion of Belgium KBDB FOND
1°NATIONAL ACE KBDB FOND with “ARMANDO”
1° BELGIAN OLYMPIAD BIRD WITH “ARMANDO” IN POZNAN – POLEN
3 X General Champion from INTER-WESTVLAAMSE in  2012, 2016 en 2018.
8 X GENERAL CHAMPION IN THE CLUB in REKKEM 2011,2012,2013,2015,2016,2018,2019 and 2020.

Last year in 2020
1° PROVINCIAL ISSODUN with “ NEW BETSY “
1° PROVINCIAL MONTELIMAR with “ALLIBABA”

What do you use to put your pigeons in good condition

I CHOOSE THE PRODUCTS OF THE “DE REIGER” AS THE BEST, I AM BIG FAN OF THE “ELEXIER DE REIGER”, I GIVE THIS UP TO 3 TIMES A WEEK. ALL MY 1°NAT PRIZES AND 1° KBDB ACE PIGEON ARMANDO WERE RACED WITH DE REIGER
FROM MARCH TO SEPTEMBER

I GIVE 2 X A WEEK DE REIGER DURING THE MOULTING AND BREEDING AND IN COMBINATION OF COURSE WITH OTHER PRODUCTS OF DE REIGER SUCH AS BASIS MIX

I USE DE REIGER PRODUCTS ALMOST EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR.
MY PIGEONS ALWAYS LOOK VERY BEAUTIFUL AND ALWAYS FLY AND TRAIN AS IT SHOULD BE AT MY LOFT. DURING THE MOULTING AND BREEDING TIME MY PIGONS ARE ALWAYS IN TOP CONDITION.

 Origines of your pigeons (bloodlines):  

My old pigeons lines are offspring of Mr Georges Lidou and Robert Dobbelaere from Marke crossed with pigeons out of the bloodlines of Gaby Vandenabeele from differents regional fanciers.

How big is your loft:

My breederloft has 25 to 30 breedingpairs, on my flying loft I have 72 widowcocks and 16 widowhens. We race on the classical widowship system where the partners stay at home. We have +/- 200 youngsters that are trained and learned and they are raced onall flights and also the 4 National Races. So from then we can make a hard selection to become yearling and good racer…

Some tip and trics for the polish fanciers with DE REIGER or with pigeons : 

Take care of your pigeons every day, it requires a lot of work and energy but you will be re-warded after it.

Try to stay shedule a system to feed, train and be on your loft on the same « time periods » every day, give them a good pigeonfood such as Vanrobaeys and I give almost 2 – 3 times an aditional product of De Reiger / week. In racing seasons, almost every day.

Give them good trainings around the loft and give them on pigeons races, the baskets will tell you the results of the “good health and condition” of your pigeons.

SO FAR AN OVERVIEW OF HOW I SEE AND DO IT.

JOEL VERSCHOOT (VERSCHOOT PIGEONS)