Freddy & Jacques Vandenheede

One of the ‘wonders’ was booked in Zingem in 2010, in the colony of the brothers Freddy & Jacques Vandenheede. In the 2009 edition of ‘JOS’ one of their pigeons on offer was the ‘Dream Limo’ B04-4277488… a direct son of wonder breeder ‘Limoges’ B91-4261261 De Rauw-Sablon… not only the favourite pigeon of their ‘mentor’ Frans Sablon… but also one of the best, if not the ‘best’ racing and breeding pigeon ever bred from the legendary ‘Dream couple’ De Rauw-Sablon. The ‘Limoges’, which was bought by Freddy in the total auction of De Rauw-Sablon (as sale 1)… was at the time coupled with ‘Dromen B01-4383337’ (self 31° Nat Bourges 13.116 p., 24° Prov Chateauroux 6.855 p., 23° Prov Chateauroux 4.366 p…). This ‘Dream Limo’ was sold last year for 41.000 €… as the most expensive pigeon ever in the ‘Jewels of the Sky’. The buyer wasn’t just any old fancier… but a fancier of ‘real top pigeons’, namely Mr. Kai Er … this man who also bought this year a.o. the ‘Locco’ (1° Nat Brive 2010) from Johan Van Damme, and the ‘Ike’ (1° Nat Ace pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2010) from Chris Hebberecht… and who, at the end of last year 2009, had already let his gaze fall on this ‘Dream Limo’!

But the funny thing about this story… is that this ‘Dream Limo’ (coupled with ‘Cara’ B07-4093208) in the lofts of Freddy & Jacques Vandenheede, in 2010… is father of the 11° Nat. Ace pigeon ‘Grand Middle Distance’ KBDB 2010… and he did it as follows:

-B08-4095320 ‘The 11° Nat Ace pigeon’

  • La Souterraine 1.078 p. 2
  • Bourges       3.771 p. 6
  • Vierzon       2.929 p. 7
  • Argenton       5.763 p. 12
  • Chateauroux   4.601 p. 12
  • Bourges       10.906 p. 59
  • Bourges       22.499 p. 73 etc…

And with this he was also 7° Prov Ace pigeon Middle Distance KBDB E-Fl + 11° Nat Ace pigeon Grand Middle Distance KBDB 2010!

Talk about ‘top references’! At the moment Freddy & Jacques are taking part in the last edition of the ‘JOS’-auction of 2010-2011… where once again they are offering a son of this breeding legend ‘Limoges’ (this time coupled with ‘Mispa’, which self won 2° Nat Limoges Hens ’03 + 11° Nat Limoges 16.504 p)… with the ‘Mispa Limo’ B04-4277500… you can find him in the ‘JOS’ January II – Part 6 Nr 2. A chance not to be missed, and without doubt a unique opportunity of obtaining a direct son of this wonder breeder ‘Limoges’!

Because the Vandenheede brothers have, as more or less single proprietor in the West-European hemisphere, the ‘privilege’ of having such a beautiful collection of direct descendants of this golden stock bear ‘Limoges’ in their lofts… something which we as ‘outsider’ should make thankful use of, when such opportunities present themselves! Who knows, with this ‘Mispa Limo’ a new producer of ‘Ace pigeons’ or ‘winners’ up to provincial and national level could be on offer? The ‘Dream Limo’, and his numerous (half)brothers and sisters in the past, have proven that there is a good chance… the noble ‘Ace pigeon blood’ of the ‘Dream Couple’ De Rauw-Sablon in ‘full glory’!