Wijnands pigeons

Among friends

Bèrke Willems has been a good friend of Roger and Harry Wijnands from Maastricht for many years. They mutually respect each others pigeons and ability tot raise and play high class pigeons.

When, in 2006, Bèrke Willems decided to make a new start in pigeon fancing, Roger Wijnands did not hesitate to offer Bèr and Michel Willems and their partner Peter Wynants the chance to get children out of the very best pigeons in Maastricht. We do not know which were the financial implications,, but we are very sure that Roger Wynants did not "kill" his friend financially.
In 2007 Willems-Eijerkamp also got a round of youngsters from the yearling racers in Maastricht. Those youngsters were destined for racing.

For your information you will find here a survey of the top pigeons in Maastricht. It is out of most of these pigeons that Bèrke Willems got some 50 children and grandchildren.
As it is known, those top pigeons were sold publicly in 2007 by Wijnands & Son for astronomical amounts of Euros.

Topduiven in Maastricht

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Blauwe Vanoppen
NL 5127833-88
Brother 1 internet. Barcelona 1987
Direct Chrétien Vanoppen, Alt-Hoeselt
Founding pigeon Wijnands
Sire 099, Super 45, Gimondi...
Grandsire Olano 1 nat. Marseille
Grandsire Late Simpson 1 nat. Marseille

Gimondi
NL 96-1222077
14 nat. Barcelona 6290 p.
89 nat. Perpignan 5479 p.
128 nat. Bordeaux 4831 p.

Pozzato
NL 03-1550140
1 internat. Bordeaux 9001 p.
1 nat. 5279 p.

Olano
NL 94-2015266
Grandson Blauwe Vanoppen
1 nat. Marseille 1997, 4449 p.
76 nat. Bordeaux 1614 p.
147 nat. Barcelona 7947 p.

Late Simpson
NL 03-1550568
Grandson Blauwe Vanoppen
1 nat. Marseille 2005, 3678 p.

Soustons
NL 89-2863641
Car winner
1 nat. Soustons 20.264 p.
Excellent breeder

Perpignan
NL 90-2845732
1 nat. Perpignan 1992 6070 p.
51 internat. Bordeaux 1991
65 internat. Bordeaux 1992

Blauwe Brouwers
NL 97-2005586
Direct Wiel Brouwers, Grevenbricht
Grandson Vale Marathon
Grandson "10" Jan Theelen

Vale 099
NL 91-1015099
Son Blauwe Vanoppen
28 nat. Perpignan 4342 p.
53 nat. Marseille 4601 p.
82 nat. Barcelona 7767 p.
134 nat. Barcelona 5737 p.
329 nat. Soustons 20264 p.

Gouden Barcelona
NL 99-1378727
Son Blauwe Vanoppen
13 nat. Perpignan 7083 p.
76 nat. Barcelona 7875 p.
88 nat. Barcelona 7567 p.
183 nat. Barcelona 8713 p.

Witneus
NL 01-2347667
Son Blauwe Vanoppen
7 nat. Marseille 3679 p.
7 nat. Narbonne 2563 p.
8 nat. Bordeaux 6133 p.
7 prov. Limoges 1527 p.
Sire 1 prov. Pau

Marseille 325
NL 98-1716325
Son Blauwe Vanoppen
Ace Pigeon Marseille
15 nat. Marseille 2000
15 nat. Marseille 2001
24 nat. Marseille 2002
308 nat.Marseille 2003

Picasso
NL 03-1550101
Inbred Blauwe Vanoppen x his daughter

Eros
NL 05-1775487
Last son Blauwe Vanoppen

Pink
NL 05-1775462
Daughter Blauwe Vanoppen x Bontje Didi

Red Simpson
NL 01-2347564
Grandson Blauwe Vanoppen
19 nat. Marseille 7459 p.
47 nat. Bordeaux 6133 p.
7 nat. Mont Ventoux

Coppi
NL 97-2044444
Grandson Blauwe Vanoppen
5 nat. Perpignan 1992 7083 p.
24 nat. Pau 1999 2493 p.

De Gehamerde
NL 97-2044681
4 nat. Barcelona 7567 p.
4 nat. Bordeaux 3558 p.
374 nat. Barcelona 7568 p.
587 nat. Barcelona 8713 p.
660 nat. Perpignan 7195 p.

Ballerini
NL 93-1546348
Autowinnaar
Brother 1 nat. Soustons
4 nat. Soustons 13.781 p.
4 prov. Bergerac 8972 p.
63 nat. Dax 1998 17.121 p.

Poulidor
NL 97-2044544
8 nat. Bordeaux 6656 p.
158 nat. Pau 2493 p.
442 nat. Perpignan 7083 p.
216 nat. Barcelona 8713 p.
262 nat. Barcelona 7567 p.
335 nat. Barcelona 7568 p.

Bonte Marseille
NL 01-2347696
12 nat. Marseille 8730 p.
465 nat. Marseille 7459 p.
579 nat. Perpignan 5890 p.
673 nat. Bordeaux 6133 p.

Tafi
NL 94-2015124
19 nat. Perpignan 5479 p.
37 nat. Marseille 4307 p.
101 nat. Pau 2082 p.
298 nat. Perpignan 3815 p.
383 nat. Barcelona 6290 p.

Zwarte 707
NL04-1218707
12 nat Bordeaux 4220 p.

Annieke
NL02-2030431
Granddaughter Olano
Excellent breeding hen

Duiker
NL 96-1222150
78 nat. Perpignan
146 nat. Barcelona
534 nat. Barcelona

Vale Bordeaux
NL 05-1775349
12 nat. Bordeaux 3552 p.
65 nat. Irun 5791 p.
Programma Check
NL 97-2094591
Grandson 1 nat. Limoges Carteus
31 nat. Barcelona
Vale Florizoone
B 98-3038078
Direct Roger Florizoone
Grandson Primus I
Grandsire Pozzato

The Gimondi-effect

At the new start in 2006 Bèrke Willems also got some Wijnands pigeons via his partner, juweller Peter Wynants of Oostende. Among those were a son and daughter of the famous Gimondi, a son of the Blauwe Vanoppen. Gimondi won14 national Barcelona.

Still in 2006 Peter and Bèrke started breeding with these pigeons in different combinations. A lot of excellent were born at thsi moment!

As one can see in this overview, the Gimondi line proved very successful in Eisden.
(Click on the name of the pigeons for more information. Return to this page with te BACK-button of your browser).