3rd national champion very long distance KBDB 2007
Emiel Denys from Tielt
Tekst : Johan Kempen
Edited : ‘T Jolyn Stefan
Mr. Emiel Denys is very famous in international pigeon racing
sport. He is famous as a businessman( has part in several pigeonmagazines in
Emiel has had very good racing results in his career but 2007 must
be considered as one of his best seasons ever. Winning the bronze medal in the
important championship KBDB very long distance is big. Emiel will be proud on
the podium in
Let me give two examples of races in 2007 of the strain Denys:
The history of a world famous strain
Emiel Denys Sr. started racing pigeons in 1920 on short distance
because in those years there was no other choice in the West-Flanders.
Systematically he aimed what higher and began participating in far middle
distance competition. Better material was rounded up from the stock of masters
Theo Vandevelde, Cattrysse, Devriendt and C. Van der Espt. Together with his
sons Cyriel and Camiel, the family Denys bought one of the most famous Van de
Velde pigeons of the region, namely the ‘Herkuul’ having belonged to Meyns from
Roksem. This goes to show that this feature of wanting the best was and stays a
real family feature. Then began World War II and all pigeons in the area were
requisited by the Germans and taken away. After the War the Denys family looked
for other material. In
The family business in hides and in wool kept on growing and Cyriel
became manager of a concern in plumes in Opwijk. As a result the family cards
had to be rearranged. Cyriel, his father Emiel and his mother, moved to Opwijk.
Camiel stayed for the business in Gistel and had to take care of the pigeons.
New lofts were building at the new address Markt and the birds rehoused from
Mosselstraat to Markt. The donation bought on the charity sale in ‘Union
Gistel’ had to be traded in for a bird of the second round from the Moerse
grandmasters Cattrysse. Camiel had on his footsteps, Mieltje his eldest son who
was becoming a real pigeon fanatic and simply idolized the Brothers Cattrysse
and André Vanbruaene. Mieltje, born in 1946 became the now famous Emiel Denys.
The youngster chosen at the loft Cattrysse was ‘Sprinter 595/58’, became basic
bird of Emiel. Emiel graduated in 1964 and in 1965 he became in charge of the
whole Denys pigeons. As a 19-year old, he won 1st national
On this race TEE 4415211/76 won:
1979 national 6,602p-24th
1980 national 6,660p-3rd
1981 national 6,729p-69th
1982 national 8,351p-2nd
International 15,605p-4th + Golden Wing!
He did not race after winning Golden Wing. Remember that his son Playboy won also Golden Wing. Emiel became first fancier to win Golden Wing two times!
During the late 80’s children and grandchildren of TEE won the best
results but also from the hen 368/80 (strain REMI), which won two times in a
row 1st national
Top birds championship KBDB 2007
Kleine Marseille 3203072/03
2006 Albi nat. 5063d-26
His father is ‘Bush Junior 915/00’ a son of ‘Witneus 260/90’(direct son of golden pair ‘Pau Coutteau’ x ‘daughter Gebroken Poot’) x ‘Lange duivin 128/90’ (inbred to TEE). The mother is ‘199/97’ , bred from ‘Zwarten André 752/94’ (inbred to TEE) X ‘Geschelpte Coutteau 463/95’ (direct Georges Coutteau)
Witpen Moor 3203707/03
2005 Cahors nat. 9275d-276
Dax intern. 11.989d-1722
The father is ‘Moor
mother is ‘Bosduivin 887/99’ from golden
Zwarte Marseille 3101026/01
2002 St-Vincent 1533d-141
2004 Bordeaux nat. 7519d-977
Marseille intern. 19627d-145
2005 Pau nat. 2212d-494
2006 Albi nat. 5063d-526
Carcassonne intern. 10448d-538
2007 Pau nat. 2157d-187
father ,‘Geschelpte Schonen 916/98’, is
a son of basic cock ‘Schone Zwarten 329/90’ (5de intern.
is ‘Express Barcelona 137/96’ from ‘Grote Marseille’ x ‘Kraai 839/91’ (daughter
golden pair ‘
2007 S an Sebastian intern. 1963d-30
The father is ‘515/99’ from the other basci pair ‘Adonis 777/93’ (Pau Coutteau x daughter Gebroken Vleugel) x ‘Signorita 744/91’(Late Prins TEE x dochter Marseille A. Vanbruaene)
Barcelona 2005 national 12.998d-18
Barcelona 2006 national 11.802d-1557 (1st nominated)
Barcelona 2007 national 12.612d-1639 (Championship KBDB)
father is ‘Broer donkere
EXPRESS 144 3203144/03
G.Sire:GROTE MARSEILLE 4574474/91
G.Dam: KRAAI 4446839/91 a daughter of the GOLDEN PAIR:
PAU COUTTEAU 3307220/89 X D.GEBROKEN POOT 4465322/89
Dam:daughter KLEINE TEE 3101032/01
G.Sire:KLEINE TEE 3316198/94 7.INTERNAT.BARCELONA 1997-24908 D.
G.DAM:JONG.MIENTJE 3305077/95 Super breeding hen
DEN 445 3203445/03
Sire: DEN 515 3108515/99
Dam:DIKKE MATHILDE 3303924/98
G.SIRE:GESCHELPTE PAUL 4612041/86*
G.DAM:Daughter 5 X 3 4499291/90
Other top birds on the lofts Denys
Silver Ring 3203161/03
2004 : ST.VINCENT NAT. 10.624 D. - 57
ST.VINCENT NAT.ZONE A 3.711 D. -16
ST.VINCENT PROV. 1.946 D. - 7
2nd Ace pigeon on the two races St-Vincent
2004 : ST.VINCENT INTERNAT.1.876 D. - 22
ST.VINCENT II FRANCO BELGE 951 D. - 15
2006 : SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNAT. 1.446 D. - 2
2007 : SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNAT. 1.803 D. - 34
IRUN INTERNATIONAL 15.627 D. - 324
IRUN-NATIONAL 5.846 D. - 186
This cock is top on the loft Emiel Denys. The father is ‘Broer Libelle 879/00’ . The sister ‘Libelle 310046/00’ (bred by Emiel Denys and raced by Rebecca Denys) won in 2002 1st international Olympic race from San Sebastian. ‘Libelle’ won as youngster on Arras and Clermont. She won 107de international St-Vincent 3979 as a yearling and the international race as 2-year old. Now on the breeding loft. She is a daughter of ‘Kleine Zwarte Adonis 3341287/94’(also father of 5de nat. Perpignan YL 2001, 8ste intern. St-Vincent hens 2001). He is a son of ‘Adonis 777/93’, brother 5de intern. Perpignan 1993, X ‘Signorita 744/91’ (168ste nat. Barcelona 1993). Also grandparents of 6de national Barcelona 1999. The mother of ‘Libelle’ is ‘Geschelpte Paul 750/99’, a sister of the mother of 6th national Barcelona 1999 and 5de national Marseille 1999. She is from ‘Geschelpte Paul 041/86 X daughter 5X3, a son of famous TEE. Also grandparents of 5th national Marseille 1999, 6th national Barcelona 1999 and 1st provincial St-Vincent 2002.
The mother of ‘Silver Ring’ is ‘Dahlia 826/98’ ( won 2 times from Barca) and is from ‘Jonge dali 290/95’ X ‘Zwart Mientje 103/96’. She is the best hen from line ‘Mientje’. She won national prize on Narbonne as yearling but also 82nd national Barcelona. A direct daughter of ‘Witpen Adonis’ wins 17de national Barcelona in 2006 AND ‘Zilveren Vleugel’.(Silver Wing Brugse Barcelona Club)
1st Grand Prix Lotto 2007 on Pau with 1-2 nominated birds national
Rebecca Denys wins this excellent prize donated by Lotto Belgium on Pau. The two birds wend national. These hens are not old for the long distance but have won: ‘Schuwke St-Vincent’ (strain Dali, Pau-Coutteau and Grote Marseille) won 55th intern. St-Vincent ’05, 213de nat. Pau ’06; ‘Witpen Pau’ (strain Kleine TEE, Pau-Coutteau and BIBI Perpignan) won in 2006l 290th national on Pau.
De Pau-story 2007 was compleet with national prizes 28-86 en 92. Emiel beat his daughter with 28ste national. His cock ‘3004200/04’ from strain ‘Black Panter’ (4th national ace pigeon Barcelona 1998-2002) x Vanessa ‘131/99’. The hens of the loft Rebecca won the other prizes. The hen ‘Edellady St-Vincent 383/04’ won 86th national. She is direct daughter of ‘Edelman 3100038/00’. This cocks won ( Emiel Denys ) as a yearling from St-Vincent Edelman’ is bred from ‘Fijnen 3207076/97’ good racer bred from ‘331/95’ (strain 1st national Bergerac Holland X daughter Pau Coutteau) X 328/95’daugther Diamand’(12th intern. Perpignan hens 1993). The mother of ‘Edelman’ is 3288448/98 ,daughter DALI. ‘Dali 612/93’ won 3 X top from Barcelona and realized Europa-Cup in 1996. ‘Dali’ is a son of ‘Diamand’ x ‘197/94’, sister of 7de intern. Barcelona 1997.
The 92ste national Pau won by Rebecca Denys is the hen ‘St-Vincent 418/05’ . She won 221st international St-Vincent in 2006. She was bred from ‘Zwarte TEE Dali’ x ‘Zus Astrid’ (van der Wegen x Bergerac)
on the loft Rebecca Denys is very simple. On this loft are only the hens raced
never cocks. These hens are matched in the beginning of April and race
Qieuvrain, Bouillon (2x) and Orleans. They cannot raise youngsters, only
breeding. The hens race Tours (
These method is also used in the other loft in Tielt for the hens. But Emiel races cocks on widowhood system on this loft too. These cocks are paired together with the stock birds on January 20th each year. The eggs of the breeders are put in the box of some widowers so Emiel can have more youngsters of the stock birds.
All the widowers can raise youngsters, old and yearlings. The partners of these widowers go to an aviary when the youngsters are about 12/15 days old. The cocks get diet mixture after the babies are put on another loft. They cannot fly out of the loft because they must get their racing weight. Training of the racing cocks starts one week before the tossing and the racing begins. They train for one hour in the evening. The morning training begins in May. Widowers only get the hen after racing. Old birds know this quickly but it will take some weeks before the yearling cocks know the system. These yearling cocks are raced the national St-Vincent I, the yearling hens on St-Vincent II. Widowers can breed twice after racing but no youngsters.
of the first and second round are raced on the loft in Tielt. They are raced
weekly upto 450-
Emiel give the mixture of Versele-Laga. The cocks get diet in the morning and sport in the evening; each time one spoon. They get 100% sport mixture 3 days before basketting. All birds get tee on Monday. Vitamins and sedochol during the winter.
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