Team Vollebregt is without a doubt the most successful tandem in the Netherlands when it comes to ace pigeons in the (inter) national longdistance races and competitions.
The most important ones just for a moment… “De Kilometervreter” (1st Internat. Ace Pigeon 2009 and 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Barcelona 2009-2014 and 2009-2015), “Napoleon” (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon ZLU Fondspiegel 2012-2015, 2013-2015 and 2014-2015), “De Nieuwe Tarzan” (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon ZLU Barcelona 2012-2015 and 2012-2016) and in 2017 “De Baksteen” (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon ZLU and 1st Internat. Ace Pigeon with 4 prices on international flights)!
And then we are not there yet, because pigeons like “Kaasbek”, “Marseille Star”, “Bonfire” (all pigeons with recent multiple places of honor in the various national ace pigeon series) are still there! It characterizes the prototype Vollebregt pigeon… very strong, unbreakable, but also still able to fly by the pure head!
The best proof of this is perhaps “Witneus 006”, 1st Nat. Marseille 2,525 p. 2017 (clocked after more than 13.5 hours of flying), 41st Nat. Agent 6219 p. 2017, 89th Nat. Agen 6638 p. 2015, 3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Agen 2015-2017 and 4th best Marathon Pigeon in the Netherlands with 2 prizes in 2017!
In Wassenaar, Team Vollebregt focuses solely on the ZLU flights. Released in the morning and often at home late at night in the twilight… pigeons that can just go through that last part, those are pigeons that Louis, Nico and Ruth are looking for. They bought pigeons from various places for this, but always from hard-playing lofts! Building a real stock is not a goal, introducing various lines also has the advantage that with different weather types you have pigeons that can fly early, says Louis. The basis is largely formed by a few lines, namely pigeons from Gebr. Kuypers and Cas van de Graaff supplemented with some Theelen (via WielCramers/Cees van de Poel) and Knetsch. However, acquiring new species becomes more and more difficult as you fly at a higher level yourself.
The contribution of some Barcelona top racers 2015 and 2016, who also come from a proven family, should also provide a new impulse in the coming years.
- “Manuel” (Gommans Brothers) 4th National & 13th International Barcelona
- Daughter “Annemarie” (Jan Polder) daughter 1st National, 1st International hens and 2nd International Marseille 2014
- “Vale Barca” (Montulet Partners) 13th National & 35th International Barcelona.
The most recent and successful contribution comes with the pigeons from Jan Bullens. the man who stood at the cradle of a new great longdistance champion, “Red Bullens”.
He wins 1. NPO Bergerac 4.208 p. 2011, 2. NPO Bordeaux 5.028 p. 2008, 2. NPO Bergerac 4,651 p. 2010 and is grandson of “RooieDuuk” 2. Olympic Pigeon Marathon Category E at Dortmund
“Red Bullens” is the new icon of Gerard Koopman, the descendants of this super racer and superb breeder made him 1. National Champion Marathon 2016, it is now also the grandchildren who are making themselves known in the extreme long distance.
“Red Bullens” is also (grand)sire to:
- National Ace Pigeon Marathon W.H.Z.B. 2014
- Limoges – 2,166 p. (861 Km)
- Orange – 602 p. (968 Km)
- St. Vincent – 523 p (1,172 Km)
- St. Vincent – 446 p. (1,172 Km)
- Dax – 383 p. (1,160 Km).
Brothers and sisters of these “Red Bullens” are now also represented in the breeding loft of Team Vollebregt, all directly from master breeder Jan Bullens.
From the richly filled breeding loft, Team Vollebregt offers a group of youngsters 2021, almost ready for breeding.
Take your chance!!
Hans Bodelier – Echt