J & F Elkemann
Josef (66 years old) and Frank (46 years old) – father and son – Elkemann lives in Germany.
They race in the club DV05225 Sturmvogel in the federation Ahaus with 65 lofts, combine Ahaus FG with 185 lofts – and the biggest competition in the province is against 523 lofts.
In the 80-ties they started with legendary lines from i.e. Gebr. Janssen, Huyskens Van Riel and Fabry and they raced very well for several years. Later other lines but in the recent years they have added Leo Heremans and Gaby Vandenabeele pigeons with great success.
Therefore they won both a first provincial in 2017 and 2018 with these lines:
1st Provincial 7.325 pigeons from 336 km with DV05225-17-331
1st Provincial 5.205 pigeons from 309 km with YOURIS BOLT
They only keep around 17 couples of breeding pigeons – and the father Josef is in charge of the old pigeons – around 30 couples – while Frank do the youngsters – around 100 of them.
The pigeons are really allround pigeons – racing with success 100 to 750 km – and really strong on the 250-500 km.
Several lofts around the world have great success with the Elkemann pigeons – i.e. the topracer from Germany Willi Ritz – here visiting Elkemann to show them the super pigeons that he got from them!