The Gaby Vandenabeele Collection
Do you think there is a collection of pigeons that has been more successful than the Gaby Vandenabeele pigeons in races of about 400 to 800 km and even at international level? Well, we donï¿½t. The best proof for this is the loft of the champion himself. This pigeon family from Dentergem is the only one world wide with so many cracks and with so many pigeons that were bred from the outstanding Vandenabeele bloodlines. In this family it is all about performance, domination and conquest. This family is also known for its exceptional breeding qualities. At this moment the ï¿½Royal Collectionï¿½ is maybe the biggest treasure chamber with original Gaby Vandenabeele-birds, populated by more than 50 direct pigeons from Dentergemï¿½ with children from all the actual top-breeders. This is with no doubt one of the biggest en most pure collection from Vandenabeele-birds in Europe.
Rik Cools (Ruiselede, BE) is an excellent hens and young birds player. He is well known in his home province of West-Flanders. His opponents say he is impossible to beat. He is a close friend of Gaby Vandenabeele so it is no surprise that most of his birds are based exclusively on the pigeons of Gaby Vandenabeele from Dentergem. At the auction of Rik Cools (at the end of 2011) Roger Debusschere spent quite some money to obtain some of the very best breeders of the top quality breeding loft of Rik Cools, including
- ï¿½Mauriceï¿½ BE08-3035204, a direct Gaby Vandenabeele and an exceptional breeder from Ruiselede. He is the new stock father and is already father of a 1st Prov. La Souterraine against 2,396 pigeons, a 20th Nat. La Souterraine against 17,814 pigeons and grandfather of a 1st Prov. ace pigeon middle distance yearlings KBDB 2011. He is also a half brother of Paola, who is the winner of a 1st Nat. Argenton against 7,390 in 2010 for Gaby Vandenabeele!
- ï¿½Marieï¿½ BE09-3095296: a full sister of ï¿½Mauriskeï¿½
- ï¿½Birmaï¿½ BE07-3129216, a granddaughter of two legendary breeding pigeons of Gaby Vandenabeele: ï¿½Wittenbuikï¿½ and ï¿½Bliksemï¿½
- ï¿½Fideliaï¿½ BE08-3037623, a half sister of ï¿½As Fideelï¿½, winner of a 4th Nat. ace pigeon long distance KBDB ï¿½06 for Patrick & Dimitri Houfflynï¿½ bred from stock father ï¿½Zoon Blauwe Fideel 584/96ï¿½ (a son of the 1st Nat. Brive 1995 for Gaby Vandenabeele) x ï¿½Birma 216/07ï¿½.
Patrick & Dimitri Houfflyn (Wortegem-Petegem, BE), this successful combination has gained worldwide recognition with their amazing breeder ï¿½Blauwe Fideelï¿½ (a son of the 1st Nat. Brive 1995 for Gaby Vandenabeele, the ï¿½Blauwe Fideel 068/93ï¿½ x ï¿½Sister Cinderella 110/93ï¿½, a daughter of the world famous ï¿½Wittenbuikï¿½), their ï¿½As Fideelï¿½ (winner of a 4th Nat. ace pigeon long distance KBDB 2006 and a son of stock father ï¿½Blauwe Fideelï¿½) and super crack ï¿½Geronimoï¿½ (from the bloodline ï¿½Wittenbuikï¿½ Vandenabeele). Of course this highly valuable family line should not be missing from the Royal Collection and that is why Roger Debusschere has also contacted the Houfflyn family. He transferred a few descendants of the above mentioned cracks to his lofts in Lokeren.
Frederick Everaert (Zwijnaarde, BE): the loft of the new ï¿½General Champion Belgian Entente 2012ï¿½ holds a collection of some excellent long distance pigeons that have been playing a leading role in the national long distance competition in Belgium. His new title of 2012 illustrates his success. Figurehead of the Everaert family is super crack ï¿½Mirageï¿½, winner of five top-75 results at national level as a racing bird. At the moment he is the main stock father in the breeding lofts in Zwijnaarde. Roger has bred three youngsters from ï¿½Mirageï¿½, coupled with two hens of Gaby Vandenabeele.