Comb. Poelman from Erica is still one of the top lofts in The Netherlands thanks to their Black Power bloodline!
The excellent Black Power bloodline of the Poelman combination has been the secret to success for decades. Ep and Harco have bred countless top class pigeons by crossing this bloodline to other breeds.
Ep and Harco managed to breed many successful pigeons by combining these different bloodlines, and we would like to introduce some of their current stars.
Wondere Arrow (NL10-1135664) and Fleur (NL10-1222875) are without doubt the number one stock pair of this combination: they have bred a countless number of top pigeons. We give an overview of all top 100 prizes NPO/Province that have been won by youngsters or grandchildren of this outstanding pair:
2nd NPO Tessenderlo 4,387 p. and 1st 781 p. 4th Prov Quievrain 5,579 p. and 1st 2,331 p. 8th Prov Hapert 6,724 p. and 6th 1,500 p. 9th NPO Asse-Zellik 9,042 p. and 5th 1,774 p. 9th NPO Sint Truiden 10,715 p. and 2nd 2,234 p. 11th Prov Wijchen 10,186 p. and 1st 2,246 p. 15th NPO Pommeroeul 6,885 p. and 3rd 1,336 p. 15th NPO Gien 5,606 p. and 2nd 502 p. 19th Prov Quievrain 11,260 p. 34th Prov Wijchen 10,186 p. 39th NPO Gien 5,606 p. 39th Prov Boxtel 8,161 p. 42nd Prov Quievrain 9,746 p. 50th Prov Boxtel 8,161 p. 55th Nat. Reims 4,913 p. (Juniors Derby) 77th Prov Hapert 11,146 p. 88th Prov Morlincourt 5,943 p. 91st Prov Hapert 8,188 p. 97th Prov Duiven 5,552 p.
Wondere Arrow is a son of Wander (see earlier) and a grandson of NL83-815. This NL83-815 is also the sire of the legendary pigeons Black Power, Black Power Lady and Superas 660. He is also the grandfather of the amazing Amore of G. & C. Koopman. The dam of Wondere Arrow is a granddaughter of super class breeder Arrow of Siebren Wierstra. Fleur is a daughter of Super Son Bourges of D. & L. Van Dijck. The dam of Fleur is a daughter of Herman Dijkstra’s winner, which was a 2nd National Ace Pigeon sprint in 2003.
One of the most important racing birds in recent seasons is without doubt De Generaal. This is a son of Wondere Arrow x Fleur, and he has won quite a few prizes over the years:
4th Prov Quievrain 5,579 pigeons 19th NPO Quievrain 11,260 pigeons 39th NPO Gien 5,606 pigeons
He was basketed 11 times in 2014 and he won 11 prizes. This resulted in the title of 1st General Ace Pigeon in the Union and 4th Ace Pigeon in Rayon 11.
Floris is a full brother of top class breeder Fleur, which we already mentioned. This is another cock with a proven record in the breeding loft. He is for instance the sire of Cleo (winner of a 6th Prov. Tessenderlo against 9,496 pigeons) but also of Ramses:
3rd Hasselt 9,841 pigeons 5th St. Truiden 3,062 pigeons 6th St. Dizier 3,010 pigeons 9th Nanteuil 2,100 pigeons
Meisje is another very talented breeding hen of Ep and Harco. The sire of Meisje is Blue Tiger, which is an inbred pigeon to De Jan. De Jan is a full brother of Black Power. The dam of Meisje is Beauty Rondags, which they obtained from Frans Rondags. You can find the pedigree of Meisje here. One of the successful youngsters of Meisje is Torro, which has won the following prizes:
2nd NPO Tessenderlo 4,387 pigeons 3rd Duiven 431 pigeons 3rd Pommeroeul 255 pigeons 4th Hapert 168 pigeons 25th Hapert 1,193 pigeons
Tara, winner of a 1st from Wijchen (2,246 pigeons) was bred from Meisje as well. In addition, the youngster NL14-308 won a 1st Santa Olala (595 p.) and a 3rd Badajoz (484 p.) in a Spanish One Loft Race. Fastboy is another very talented pigeon that was bred from top class breeder Meisje.
This talented young bird won a 1st prize from Quievrain as a young bird against 1,532 pigeons (and a 7th NPO against 5,488 pigeons) and a 1st Boxtel against 2,544 pigeons (and a 9th Prov. against 8,161 pigeons) this season. As we said, the dam of Fastboy is Meisje; his sire is another son of the renowned breeding pair Wander x Famous 08 of Nico-Jan Koenders (Westervoort, NL). Fastboy was not the only successful young bird, as you can tell from the following prizes won by this team’s young birds:
Boxtel 2,800 p.: 2-3-13-43-44-67-84-etc. (3rd and 6th 4,405p.) Tessenderloo 1,892 p.: 1-10-12-13-15-16-28-39-41-etc. (3rd 3,047p.) Boxtel 1,481 p.: 1-7-11-15-38-39-42-43-44-etc. (9th Prov. 8,161p.) Quievrain 1,532 p.: 1-3-13-18-39-69-73-etc. (7th and 10th NPO 5,471p.)
A very solid breed
Ep started to achieve great results with his Black Power bloodline already in the early 1990s, and many other fanciers have taken benefit from this solid pigeon breed. This bloodline continues to provide a basis for highly successful racing birds, both for the combination and for other fanciers. You can tell from the countless references both at home and abroad. Ep and Harco have been able to breed another top quality pigeon family with the help of their good friends Siebren Wierstra, Frans Rondags, Herman Dijkstra and the Appelmans brothers.