Where it all started
Since 1982 the first steps were taken to the extreme long distance. The first real marathon pigeons came from the Gebr. van Zelderen. The strain is built up by putting the best pigeons in the breeding loft every time. Since 1987, pigeons have been purchased from Wim Muller. This input reinforced the strain, as the offspring became better. IJsbrand received 10 youngsters from the breeders twice. In 1990, four more late hens were taken from Wim Muller. From them was the best breeding hen that the men had. She was among others mother of two pigeons who won a 2nd national and a winner of a 4th national. Together with a cock of Flip Hoogervorst she gave toppers. Later the Brügemann pigeons would come. That was since 1995.
There are also 20 pigeons from region-mate Win Grapendaal. There were two good pigeons. In 2001 came from Brügemann the 190 top breeder. She became mother of the Ace Pigeon Narbonne, the Ace Pigeon Marseille, Irun-pigeon (first pigeon from Irun of North Holland). She is also grandmother of the Barcelona-couple. This couple flew great on Barcelona and also gave toppers as descendants for this queen flight. The last ‘new’ pigeons come from Jan Roelofs (“Montar Koppel”), Martijn De Groot (“Mother of the Stien ” Cees vd Laan and Gerrit Veerman (from the line of the famous “Betuwe couple”).
Since 1987, pigeons have been purchased from Wim Muller
1987-417 Is Granddaughter Rode Doffer and the “Duivin Super Koppel”– (Inteelt naar het doffertje van t superkoppel)
1987-421 Is Granddaughter Superkoppel and the “De 300” (4e-11e Nat Marseille)
1987-419 Is Grandson “Kweek Doffer” and the Kruisbek(Father 300)
1988-156 Is Inbreeding Super koppel and granddaughter “Kruisbek”
1988-162 Is Inbreeding Super koppel (Super koppel Parents from the Genaaide” – “Willam” – “Kleindochter Madonna”
1988-168 Is Grandson Superkoppel and the Marseille Star (4e-11e Nat Marseille)
In 1990, four more late hens were taken from Wim Muller, From them was the best breeding hen that the men had
1990-622This hen came from Brother Madonna X Mother Grand Cru (Mother litter sister Mona Lisa)
1990-677 this hen is Daughter from “Dolle Marta” and granddaughter from the “De Genaaide”
1990-618 Deze duivin is een Inteelt Koppeling naar Lijn Madonna’s
In 1995 pigeons purchased from Gebr Brugmann Assendelft
1995-920 Son Rani (11e Nat Bordeaux Jaarlingen 1995)
1995-986 Daughter Sheila (2e Asduif Barcelona Over 3 jaar) and Sister Nest Chiba 3e nat Pau
1995-534 Daughter Sasin (32e Nat Barcelona)
There are also 20 pigeons from region-mate Wim Grapendaal. There were two verry good pigeons.
In 2001, Gebr Brugmann 190, Best breeder Ijsbrand in the loft.
2001-190 this hen she comes from the brother Kleine Orhan(“(30e Nat Perpignan 1999) X De Ravieta (4e Nat St Vincent) mother from the“Jamelda”(6e int Barcelona)
Ancestress 190 mother from