By winning again 3 prizes in international races 2019 (Pau, St-Vincent, Perpignan), Kloden of Samuel Turcq from Mérris (59-France) retains and confirms its title of Best European Marathon Races Pigeon in recent years.
Indeed, at 9 years old and for his eighth season in international competitions, Kloden still ensures these 3 prizes of 3 basketing. This brings to 18 the number of prizes won in a European marathon races. Since 2012 and its participation in Narbonne Yearling, Kloden has consistently ranked at the top of the important milestones of the calendar as well:
- 2012 : Prize at Narbonne International Yearling
- 2013 : Prize at St-Vincent International
- 2014 : Prize at Pau International, St-Vincent International, Perpignan International
- 2015 : Prize at Perpignan International
- 2016 : Prize at Pau International, St-Vincent International, Perpignan International
- 2017 : Prize at Pau International, St-Vincent International, Perpignan International
- 2018 : Prize at Pau International, St-Vincent International, Perpignan International
- 2019 : Prize at Pau International, St-Vincent International, Perpignan International
With the following results :
- 70 / 11388b St.-Vincent International 2014 – 837kms
- 142 / 17971b Perpignan International 2014 – 900kms
- 158 / 9544b St.-Vincent International 2018 – 839kms
- 195 / 8295b Pau International 2014 – 852kms
- 273 Narbonne National Yearling
- 374 / 11714b Pau International 2018 – 852kms
- 419 Perpignan National 2013
- 579 Perpignan National 2015
- 666 / 11515b St.-Vincent International 2017 – 837kms
- 699 / 14851b Perpignan International 2017 – 900kms
- 758 / 12349b Perpignan International 2018 – 900kms
- 832 / 9908b Pau International 2016 – 852kms
- 839 / 11285b Pau International 2017 – 791kms
- 1207 / 10643b St.-Vincent International 2016 – 837kms
- 2314 / 12689b Perpignan International 2016 – 900kms
After winning, the latter, the following Ace pigeon titles :
- Ace European Marathon Races Pigeon 5 years 2014 – 2018
- Ace European Perpignan International 5 years 2014 – 2018
- 2nd Ace European Pigeon 2014 – 3 prize
- 19 Ace European Pigeon 2014 – 2 prize
- 22 Ace European Pigeon 2018 – 3 prize
- 36 Ace European Pigeon 2017 – 3 prize
Samuel can again be satisfied with his Kloden. Thanks to these services 2019 :
- 781 / 12770b Perpignan International 2019 – 900kms
- 1065 / 12119b Pau International 2019 – 852kms
- 1370 / 10623b St.-Vincent International 2019 – 839kms
Kloden win again won the following Ace pigeon titles this year :
- Ace European Marathon Races 5 years 2015 – 2019
- Ace European Marathon Races 4 years 2016 – 2019
- Ace European Perpignan 5 years 2015 – 2019
- 13 Ace European St-Vincent 4 years 2016 – 2019
Damn can not lie, Kloden comes from a family of winners and regular in international races. His father, the 526371-2008 was awarded 13 times in international competitions including :
- 26 St-Vincent National 2012
- 52 Soustons National 2009
Fatherly side, we find in his pedigree the origins of Gaston Slots (Belgium).
On the maternal side, his mother is a 100% Gaston Slots (100% Van der Wegen origins). The BE 2007-4014026 is a sister of Papesy (1st NPDC, 2nd National and 9th International Barcelona 2016 at Samuel Turcq’s loft). She is the mother of:
- Albicy : 10 prizes if International races.
- 1st Tour 2016
- 4 Ace Pigeon Yearling AIF 2015
Small colony, max results, we could sum up Samuel Turcq’s loft in this way. In Mérris, the play team is compound of a dozen to fifteen old birds basketing in classic widowhood, 18 months included as well as fifteen late males. Added to this 4 breeding pairs and here is the composition of the colony.
Small in size but large in quality, in the 4 breeding pairs, we can find :
- Kloden (2 times Best European Ace Marathon Races Pigeons in 5 years),
- Bokolo (Ace National Barcelona 5 years),
- Albicy (10 prizes in the international races)
- associated with sons or daughters of the best pigeons of Joël Thorel (France), who win the Best European Colony 2018 or of the Rezenthel’s brothers (France) who have got many Ace European on Marathon Races also.
There is no doubt that the future is secure, especially since the young people of Kloden 2018 and 2019 are following in their father’s footsteps. Moreover, another son of Kloden has just completed this season 3 prizes of 3 engagements at Claude Vermeech loft (France). Which shows all of Kloden’s breeding qualities.
All this obtained through inbreeding work on its basic origins: Gaston Slots (Belgium) and Jack Van Der Wegen (Nederlands) introduced with his friend Philippe Bodart from Merville (59-France).
As for the racing season, nothing could be simpler, after having reared in the late season, the travelers are separated during October until the end of March. They are then returned to housekeeping and incubate for a few days.
In preparation for international races, the old birds take part in 2 speed competitions, 3 middle-distance competitions, including a competition in the Nord Pas de Calais department (North of France : race with 20000 birds). The pigeons are then divided into several teams and still participate in a 600kms competition before being basketed for their 1st international competition. In terms of motivation, on the day of basketing, Samuel reunited males and females at the end of the morning until 4 p.m., the time at which he left the basket-winners.
On the food side, widowers receive a sport mixture, no depurative or super diet, or dessert mixture. They are fed twice a day, always before the flight (7:30 am and 5:30 pm). This allows Samuel to be able to go to work without worrying. At the start of the season, they receive a teaspoon per meal and finish with a tablespoon at the end of the preparation.
In winter, widowers receive a mixture of 80% Barley – 20% sport.
An anti-trichomoniasis is given as a preventive after each international competition.
Part of the winners of recent seasons :
- 2014 : 2nd Ace European Pigeon with Kloden
- 2016 : 1st NPDC, 2nd National, 9th International Barcelone with Pape Sy
- 2017 :
- European General Champion on Marathon Races
- 1st National Championship with the first basketing
- 1st National Championship with the 2 first basketing
- 1st National Championship with the 3 first basketing
- Winner IATP PIPA Ranking (ranking by the web site ww.pipa.be)
- 3 Championship General European Cup
- 5th National St-Vincent
- 2018 :
- 3rd National Championship with the first basketing
- 2nd National Championship with the 2 first basketing
- 9 National General Championship on marathon races
- 7 IATP PIPA Ranking (ranking by the web site ww.pipa.be)
- Best European Ace Pigeon on Marathon Races 5 years 2014-2018 with Kloden
- Best European Ace Pigeon on Perpignan 5 years 2014-2018 with Kloden
- Best National Ace Pigeon on Barcelona 5 years 2014-2018 with Bokolo
- 2019 :
- Best European Ace Pigeon on Marathon Races 5 years 2015-2019 with Kloden
- Best European Ace Pigeon on Marathon Races 54 years 2016-2019 with Kloden
- Best European Ace Pigeon on Perpignan 5 years 2015-2019 with Kloden
Pape Sy – 1st NPDC, 2nd National and 8th International Barcelona 2016
- 109/2560b National Marseille 2014
- 871/12054p International Marseille 2014
- 135/3832b National Perpignan 2014
- 350/17971b International Perpignan 2014
- 4278/19089b Barcelone International 2015
- 225/2581b National Marseille 2015
- 977/10104b International Marseille 2015
- 308/3862b National Perpignan 2015
- 1455/15954b International Perpignan 2015
- 1er NPDC Barcelone 2016
- 2 National Barcelone 2016
- 9 International Barcelone 2016
Bokolo : Ace National Barcelona 5 years 2016 – 2018
Half-brother of Papesy. His mother is also a 100% Gaston Slots origins.
Bokolo win :
- 2014 : Prize on Barcelona International and Narbonne International
- 2015 : Prize on Barcelona International , Marseille International and Perpignan International
- 2016 : 87 National Barcelona
- 2017 : Prize on Barcelona
- 2018 : Prize on Barcelona
- Ace National Barcelona 5 years 2014-2018