December 2008

Volume 4, number 6.










VARIOUS.  December 2008.



News, miscellaneous and ‘Buy and Sell’ market.


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Ane Visser,

an Allround Fancier.


Originally Ane is from Frisia, as his na­me tells you. He was born in 1948 in the Frisian village of Ber­li­kum. Ane’s first pigeons were Old Dutch Owl; in those days already a po­pu­lar breed. In the beginning he u­sed to have more interest in goats though; some­what like his grand­fa­ther, who used to keep white milk goats. But he also keeps Hook Bill ducks and Frisian Fowl.


By : Nico van Benten

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Exhibition Homers

at Sytze de Bruine (NL).


At Sytze’s, the Exhibition Homers ca­me in 1994. He purchased 2 cou­ples from Tony Hamelink, but he had no luck with them, because they didn’t produced any fertilised egg. In those days there were hard­ly any breeders of the Exhibition Ho­mer in the Ne­ther­lands, thus he went with three hobby friends to the well-known Ger­man Pigeon market in Was­ser­burg, where he bought for 150 Ger­man mark a splendid Ex­hi­bi­tion Homer hen, which was per­fect in type, stand and head shape.


By : Nico van Benten

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Buff American Leghorn bantams.


Buff Leghorn bantams from the USA (American type) are extremely beau­ti­ful. This colour fits excellently this elegant breed with its yellow legs and nicely red comb. The Buff Leg­horn bantams from the USA are rare in the Netherlands. They have not been seen on shows for a long time, since they were accepted in the Dutch Standard of Perfection in the 1970’s.


By : Arie van Bijsterveldt

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Visiting chicken breeders is never dull, as there is always something new or interesting to discover and ad­mire.  Today - a calm, dark day in No­vem­ber, inevitably remind­ing us that winter will soon arrive - we visi­ted Albert Houwer in the Frisian vil­lage of Oosterwolde; the only place in Holland where Dominikaner are kept and bred.


By : Elly Vogelaar

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A week before Christmas Norbert fea­red the worst when his human snuck up and grabbed him... Had fate determined him to be the Christ­mas centrepiece? No, fate had other plans for Norbert as he was the new tom for our Children’s Farm.


By : Monique de Vrijer

Translation : Diana Hedrick

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Crossings of different Varieties (or Breeds) within a Species - the re­sul­tant Progeny usually called a 'cross-breed' or 'mongrel' - are not ex­cep­tional. (For instance: Back­yard poultry). These crosses, mostly acci­dental, are usually nothing to get excited about and not much va­lued except when part of a planned bree­ding program to create a new Breed or intro­duce new features, such as Colour or Markings, into an exis­ting Breed. However, a crossing be­tween two different SPECIES is an­other story! Throughout the his­tory, the existence of such 'Hybrids' has always triggered our fantasy. We have gathered some in­for­ma­tion for you on ‘Fowl Hybrids’.


By : Elly Vogelaar and

Hein van Grouw

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End of the sixties of the last century the blue white mottled Ancona was de­ve­loped from the blue An­da­lu­sian. The creation gave a lot of trou­bles, mainly because of the slate blue legs. It was not easy to breed them with yellow legs (with the wan­ted black mottles.) The Blue An­co­na was really a daring exploit of fancy, but the results were not spar­kling. The intention of breeding a more contrast full coloured bird car­ries the danger of getting a bird with more and larger pearls.


By : Bernard Hanskamp

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Beauty Homer Club

in the Netherlands.


The celebration of the 60 Years Ju­bi­lee of the Dutch Beauty Homer Club 18 October 2008 in Apeldoorn (NL) was a big suc­cess, with many peo­ple and many pigeons. Judging of the pigeons took place in the pre­sen­ce of the Club members and ex­hi­bi­tors with the opportunity to ask questions.


By : Nico van Benten

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Selecting for Proper markings in the Komorner Tumbler.


Breeding a show quality magpie mar­ked Komorner Tumbler is one of the biggest challenges in the fan­cy. Not only do you have to deal with station, large well defined ro­set­tes, a high full balanced crest and a thick powerful bull neck amongst other things, but you are al­so faced with a challenge to pre­sent the judge with a well marked pi­geon.


By : Jan Lombard

3 pages - 140 KB


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Christmas Saved By Pigeons.


If you believe in Santa Claus, surely you can believe two homing pi­ge­ons saved Christmas.


By : Santa Claus

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Part 1.


Proud owners, top animals and stri­king breed products. This time:  The Ju­nior Na­tio­nal Show in Laren (NL), Young Animals Day in North West Ve­lu­we (NL) and the Scottish Na­tio­nal.


By : Dirk de Jong,

Peter van den Top, Denise Moss

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Part 2.


Proud owners, top animals and stri­king breed products. This time: A Show in the Spanish village of Ca­mal­lera at the Costa Brava in the Pro­vin­ce Gerona, organised by ‘Amics de les Aus’ plus a report from the Fancy Pigeon Show in the South Netherlands.


By : Nico van Benten

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Part 3.


Proud owners, top animals and stri­king breed products. This time: Young animals at Gallinova Bar­ne­veld (NL), a combined show with va­rious Specialty Clubs.


Photos : Evert Meerveld and the

Brahma Club.

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