Herman van Gestel – A "master to be touched"
Looking for Super fast pigeons my path led me to bevel to Herman van Gestel, which forms a shock community together with his brother Dirk. The official strike is "Van Gestel Gebroeders" as a result (Gebroeders = brothers). Bevel is a small village in the heart of the province of Antwerp. It is an open secret that the competition in this region is extremely strong and certainly exceptional pigeons you needed if you successfully would like to participate in the pigeon sport.
That Gerüder Großteil der belgischen spielen gegen den here Ventura Elite who z.B. Gaston van de Wouwer, Johan de Belser, English, Jos Vervoort, Maurice Hasendonckx, Rudi Diels, Andre Roodhooft, Bart van Oeckel, Bart and Jurgen Geerinckx, Van Elsacker-Jepsen, Van Hove-Uytterhoeven, Marcel Walters, Dirk Van Dijck, Willy Valentine, Andre Baby, Marcel & Gunter Vercammen – jedoch zu den Spielern auf höchstem ständigen Top Level gehören that Gebrüder Van Gestel.
1. Champion yearlings middle distance interplay Union Antwerpen:
Gebroeders Van Gestel
CHAMPIONSHIPS MIDDLE DISTANCE UNION – Z.A.V. FIRST DRAWN JAARSE
1 P. VALLEE NIJLEN 12 106.90
2 VENTURA BROTHERS COMMAND 12 118.51
3 VERVOORT JOS & SON KESSEL 11 73.68
4 DEE RUDI BEERSE 11 103,41
5 HASENDONCKX MAURITS VALENCIA 11 149.84
6 JAN 11 153.25 VAJPAYEE MEERLE
CHAMPIONSHIPS MIDDLE DISTANCE UNION-Z.
A.V. FIRST TWO DRAWN JAARSE
1 VELASQUEZ BROTHERS COMMAND 23 194.35
2 DEE RUDI BEERSE 21 171.82
3 JOCHEMS of HASSELT RIJKEVORSEL 21 282.76
4 FRENCH CHARLES MALLE 20 176.94
5 SALEEM JOHAN RIJKEVORSEL 20 201.47
6 PABLO VALLE NIJLEN 20 202.59
CHAMPIONSHIPS MIDDLE DISTANCE UNION-Z.
A.V. FIRST THREE DRAWN JAARSE
1 VELASQUEZ BROTHERS 375.27 COMMAND 35
2 DEE RUDI BEERSE 32 289.02
3 JOCHEMS of HASSELT RIJKEVORSEL 32 453.24
4 of AEL PETER ZOERSEL 332.23 31
5 OLDER MANS FRENCH WESTMALLE 29 277.91
6 SALEEM JOHAN RIJKEVORSEL 270.53 28
CHAMPIONSHIPS MIDDLE DISTANCE UNION-Z.
A.V. FIRST FOUR COMIC JAARSE
1 VELASQUEZ BROTHERS COMMAND 44 482.05
2 JOCHEMS of HASSELT RIJKEVORSEL 41 563.42
3 of AEL PETER ZOERSEL 40 499.09
4 DEE RUDI BEERSE 39 367.51
5 SALEEM JOHAN RIJKEVORSEL 39 504.13
6 OLDER MANS FRENCH WESTMALLE 37 429.90
The garden blows of the gêbr van Gestel is located on the plot of Herman van Gestel. His brother Dirk has become over the years more greatest on the breeding of Canaries. To bring it to the point: Herman van Gestel is motor and makers and performs all percussion works alone. But who is Herman van Gestel? Now 62 years old he is involved since the age of 12 carrier pigeons. I got to know him as a very friendly, sympathetic and open sports friend. Although he's already always fantastic playing with pigeons he has no star. He is a "master to be touched". I was deeply impressed by the unique quality of his pigeons, which have much speed in the blood. The pigeons are expressive and often beautiful eyes. Herman van Gestel engaged on the flights between 300 and 400 km in the loved one. It is however noted that his pigeons on the other and shorter distances fly extremely well up to approx. 700 km and not infrequently bankruptcies and top prices bring 1 home. Herman van Gestel combines a very close friendship with Paul Huls from Zonhoven and so it is not surprising that the pigeon stock to 90% based on the pigeons. Paul Huls has spared neither expense nor effort to reach real class material. Over the years, he won only the best of the best of the current top hits in Belgium. If such pigeons will then fall into the hands of a pigeon expert such as Herman van Gestel, which flows logically into excellence. Now let's take a look at the pigeons. In addition to a number of exceptional breeding pigeons, I want to make two excellent breeding birds in the spotlight at this point. At first the bird Belg-02-5016349 "Gabriel Kweker" (orig. Paul Huls). "Kweeken" is translated to german in addition 'grow'.
The name of the bird suggests so involuntarily, "Gabriel Kweker" is an excellent Dove. He has used a number of outstanding children in the world with different females. Especially with the hen Belg-01-5241999 "sister Aline" (orig. Paul Huls) he brought very good offspring. As an example I would cite the hen Belg-09-6218210 "Fine Lady". A top hen that is second to none!
She flew on flights between 400 and 600 km as young pigeon among others the following prices: 579. price nat. Bourges against 37.357 pigeons, 104. price prov. Blois against 1,537 pigeons, 50th Prize nat. La Souterraine against 17.814 pigeons and 19 price nat. Guéret against 14,245 pigeons. As years she flew among others a 30 price nat. Bourges against 17.138 pigeons, 371. price nat. Bourges against 14.145 pigeons, 57. price nat. Argenton against 7,358 pigeons and 122 price nat. La Souterraine against 4.778 pigeons. All details are of course without duplications – This of course also applies to the following specifications in the context of this report. Let's take a look at the origin of the "Gabriel Kweker". Father's side, he is a grandson of "As" by Konings and a great-grandson of the famous "light Bourges" of the late Grand Master of Maurice Voets from boiler. The mother of the "Gabriel Kweker" carries the ring number Belg-97-6390150 and is a sister of the Belg-95 6246005 'Kannibaal"(1st National AS pigeon"Medium-range"old pigeon KBDB 1996) by Dirk and Louis van Dyck of Zandhoven. As already shape the "Gabriel Kweker" in particular with the hen Belg-01-5241999 "sister Aline" harmonized (mother of "Great lady") very well. This hen is a sister of Belg-98-5112182 "Aline", which flew price national Argenton against 20,499 pigeons at Paul Huls 1st (fastest of Gesamtauflasses of total 27.481 pigeons). "Aline" is a subsidiary of the Belg-96 6210894 "Wondere Flor" (orig. Flor Vervoort) and the hen Belg-97-5217034 "Vuil Blauw Elske". Many a breeder has teamed up with Paul Huls with offspring of the pair "Wondere Flor" x "Vuil Blauw Elske" reinforced and had a fantastic success this. Perform all breeders at this point would be sure to carry owls to Athens. Nevertheless I would like to mention three at this point because they certainly will be known to most of our readers. First of all are Dirk and Louis van Dyck of Zandhoven. From the Belg-02-5252200 (brother "Aline"), they breed a bird that 2 AS pigeon "Medium-range" old pigeons 2007 is "Union Antwerp" among others. Then is there Frans Rondags from Lafelt, which grew out of the hen Belg-99-5124728 "Het Superke" (sister "Aline") equal to several excellent racers. Finally I would like to lead still no less than the German record champion Andreas Drapa Könnigsbach stone in the field. The brothers Belg-03-5233115 "Paul" and Belg-03-5233116 "Olympus" (both brothers by "Aline") bred very well with him. "Paul" was with him including father 01769-04-1039 "Flash" (3rd Olympiad Oostende "Medium-range" 2007, 7 national AS pigeon "Allround" Germany 2005). From the bird Belg-03-5233116 he bred the bird 01769-04-1163 (1st AS pigeon Nations Cup Dortmund 2008) among others. These examples show that Herman van Gestel really sit the right power lines on its shock has.
The second Super breeding bird from Herman van Gestel which I would like to highlight is the Belg-04-6245202 "Superkweker".
In his lineage can be found as a grandfather and others the bird Belg-00-6551991 "light Kannibaal" (son of the couple "Kannibaal" x "Pareltje") – Dirk and Louis van Dyck). With the hen Belg-05-6086760 "Super nanny" of "Superkweker" and others brings the bird Belg-06-6310170 "de super boy" and the hen Belg-08-6131585 "Super Lady". Both flew many peak rates on short - and medium-haul flights.
The "de super boy" and others won a 1st prize from Dourdan against 1,537 pigeons and a 1st prize from Dourdan against 2,735 pigeons. In addition he flew including one on other flights 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 12, 14 and 15 price against average 609 pigeons. In addition was still mentioned that he is also a from Bourges 393rd price nat. against 26.984 pigeons flew.
"Super Lady" flew including a first prize from Angerville against 71 pigeons, 2nd Prize from Angerville against 106 pigeons, 4th Prize from Angerville against 1,145 pigeons, 4th Prize from Angerville against 152 pigeons, 7 price interprov. Bourges against 844 pigeons, 7 price from Etampes to 1,473 pigeons, 7 price from Angerville against 506 pigeons, 8th Prize from Melun to 1,196 pigeons, 10 price from Melun against 290 pigeons, 10 price from Angerville 994 pigeons, 13 price from Angerville 718 pigeons, 14 price from Angerville against 493 pigeons, 16 price from Marne against 200 pigeons, 19 price from Angerville against 121 pigeons and 21 price from Angerville against 218 pigeons.
A further crack in the House van Gestel is "As" the bird Belg-08-6131649. He flew including a first prize from Toury 724 pigeons, 1st prize from Melun against 290 pigeons, 4th Prize from Angerville against 188 pigeons, 9 price from Pithiviers against 1,507 pigeons, 10 price from Angerville 822 pigeons, 12 price from Angerville against 506 pigeons, 15 Prize from Pithiviers against 2,963 pigeons and 16 price from Angerville 404 pigeons. The grandfather of "As" paternal is the Belg-97-6390160 (brother 'Kannibaal' bird – Dirk and Louis van Dyck).
The mother of "As" is the hen Belg-05-6086858. She is a sister of the hen Belg-05-6086716 "Bourgeske II", 2006 national flying price as a year-old hen travel year with Herman van Gestel the 4th from Bourges against 11.252 pigeons. The mother of "As" and "Bourgeske II" are paternal granddaughters of the "Gabriel Kweker". Once more evident that good blood doesn't lie! All prices, which I have mentioned concern the travel years 2011 and before – Performance figures are not included from 2012.
The pigeons "De Primo", "de super boy", "As" and "Great lady" to deliver now the breeding Loft for promising young talent, while the hen "Super Lady" 2012 was also used in the year of travel to the competitions. With regard to the travel system with age and old pigeons, it can be said that Herman van Gestel starts with 24 birds and 14 women in the tourist season. The partners remain respectively at home. The pigeons are coupled to mid-December and bring up one young pigeon. Beginning of April are they on paired again and after an approx. 5-day incubation of the eggs begins the widower. Before the season, 5-6 times to 20 km is trained about privately. The training starts when the pigeons are sitting on eggs. Herman van Gestel gave me to understand that he travels better with women. In his opinion they are quieter, fighting not so much in the basket and thus have a big advantage over the birds on the competitions. In principle, all pigeons be weekly basked for a short - haul or medium-haul flight. The weather is very bad they however also times to stay home. The feeding is simple during the racing season. At the beginning of the week, a light mixture is fed, while a heavy mixture is used at the end of the week. Further flights is added on the last two days in addition to corn. Typically, the pigeons are basked on Friday evening. In the morning they get the heavy mix, while approximately 3 hours again some seeds and some corn before inserting on the food label. Thus the aim is first and foremost, that the pigeons before inserting again absorb water.
Typical Belgian conditions – Herman van Gestel before his shock
Important appears to be that the Airways of pigeons in order are the master of bevel. For this reason, a 5-day course with a corresponding preparation is done before the season. Also, the pigeons against Paramixo be vaccinated and get Ridzol-S against cancer from time to time. Come to the question, what products to use some products showed me Herman van Gestel. This involved 10% with electrolytes, vitamins, Brewer's yeast, cider vinegar, Naturaline, Sedochol and ROPA-B by Ropapharm. The two latter products are administered via the feed together. Be fed commercial mixtures of Beyers and Vanrobaeys. The veterinarian will be visited as little as possible. The young pigeons are darkened. While the third round participates only in training flights up to 200 km, the first and second round must undergo a demanding program. The females from the first round coming on the national flights between 400 and 600 km in the basket while the birds are played from the first round on the competitions to Orleans (409 km). On flights up to Orleans generally all young pigeons used by the second round. Sometimes participate but also females from the second round in the national flights between 400 and 600 km. I also noticed that the blows are kept not scrupulously clean. Herman van Gestel is not a cleanliness fanatic. When the blows as in bevel are dry, then it doesn't matter most, if not every day the spatula is used. In regard to the construction of a natural resistance, it seems to be also better if you regularly and meticulously cleans everything. It seems the pigeons well to bother, when manure breaks down once a day longer. During my visit, I could admire not only beautiful, but also health packed athletes. The successes are already fantastic and clear evidence that the blows absolute top material is on in bevel.
This is not only known but also now the insiders in Germany the breeders in Belgium. So Heinz Willy bought Ritz at an auction here on homing pigeons markt.de some van Gestel pigeons and describes them as “biggest gain of the last 30 years”! The brothers of Schlüter from Recklinghausen are also full of enthusiasm for the van Gestel pigeons. So pigeons fly in 2013 two-year-old from Van Gestel bred 10 prices over 900 AS points. 2014 the highlight: 13 x 1st prize with the van Gestel pigeons, by 2015 will be the gêbr Sahar of 1 RV RV Recklinghausen Suderwich champion. Dirk Schroll also intensified pigeons with van Gestel. The result was that in the young flight alone 2013 not less than 3 x 1st prize with original! Van Gestel pigeons was won. 2014 5th was won then regional championship at the youngsters and 2015 the 1 RV young pigeon Championship.
Also in Belgium, van Gestel are pigeons on everyone's lips. So an original female of van Gestel at Dany Geerinck in Zolder 2014 no less than 6 x 1 price gains in the year!
Deeply impressed, and to have been the last time in bevel with the certainty I've made myself on the way back home.
Conclusion: I have seen class pigeons and met a sympathetic and friendly people – a "master to be touched".