The Painter De Meyers are our sensational family of sprinters that we've introduced with great success over a decade ago now.
At our lofts we own an extensive team of these lightning fast sprinters, and they continue to win up and down the country. They have won 1st Clubs, 1st Feds, 1st Amals and 1st Open MCC for ourselves and others have enjoyed considerable success too - a snippet of which is captured on the "Others Win Too" page.
The PAINTER DE MEYERS are a family that have their base as a De Meyer; but then have subtle other pigeons blended into them to make them our own super family of sprinter. We don't keep ourselves awake at night worrying whether we're breeding something that is genetically 100% of a certain breed of pigeon. We keep ourselves awake at night trying to constantly improve and improve and improve! For instance, our "CHAMPION OLYMPIC TAFFY" is one pigeon that's proven to blend into the De Meyers with stunning success.
In 2015 we were the proud winners of both 1st and 2nd Section, 1st and 2nd Open MCC Portland. We were also 1st and 2nd Open in the same race, but this was extended into an "Open Race" when non-members of the MCC could also particiapte. End result was we were 1st and 2nd Open in that, both birds carring our Painter De Meyer bloodlines.
Here's 3 examples of cocks that have been in our race team.
These, and others are available to view in our Photo Album on the main Home page
"ROBIN VAN PERSIE"
Bred by ourselves in 2010. A genuinely superb racer, and now ace breeder. He won a West Midlands Region Award in the 0-250 miles category in 2011. His father was purchased from the fabulous loft of Mr and Mrs J. Bradley whilst his Dam is one of our wonderful De Meyer Breeding hens. He has 10 x 1st and 3 x 2nd's to his name! Amongst "Van Persie's" performances are :-
1st Club Kingsdown. 1st Section 19 Clubs sent 1,301 birds, 1st Fed (38 Clubs sent 2,816 birds). He won the Fed by over 13 yards per minute.
1st Club Kingsdown. 1st Section (20 Clubs sent 1,620 birds) and also 1st Open Federation against 3,267 birds.
1st Club Kingsdown 278 birds, 2nd Section 1,951 birds, 2nd Federation (Beaten by 0.05 ypm).
As a true widowhood cock "Van Persie" did not get much opportunity as a breeder - and yet on the 8th September 2012 we won 1st and 2nd Section (20 clubs sent 1976 birds) and 1st and 2nd Federation Wincanton against 3,925 birds. Both timers hit the landing board together.
The winner was direct out of "Van Persie's" brother whilst the other was direct out of "Van Persie" himself! Since going to Stock "Van Persie" has gone on to breed 1st Section 2,164 birds 1st Wolverhampton Federation 4,353 birds etc
He is also the direct father to our 2016 West Midlands Region Award winner
BRED IN 2006 BY OURSELVES WINNER OF :-
1st CLUB 381 BIRDS - SW WIND
1st CLUB 305 BIRDS - EAST WIND
1st CLUB 308 BIRDS - EAST WIND
1st CLUB 297 BIRDS - STRONG NE WIND
2nd CLUB 349 BIRDS - WEST WIND
1st WEST SECTION (25 CLUBS) 3,309 BIRDS NE WIND
1st FEDERATION 6,388 BIRDS NE WIND
3rd WEST SECTION 3,088 BIRDS EAST WIND
5th FEDERATION 6,772 BIRDS EAST WIND
16TH FEDERATION 6,679 BIRDS WEST WIND
"Oily Rag" is now proving himself as a breeder by being responsible for birds to win 1st prizes. Gordon Bros & Sons in N.Ireland have pigeons that have taken multiple positions in the top 12 Open of the East Down Combine carrying the blood of “Oily Rag”.
BRED IN 2006 BY KEVIN HEAD - RACED BY OURSELVES (BAD TRAPPER). This cock is now an electric Sire and G.Sire of winners for ourselves and
other fanciers. The list of his birds that are winning are hard to keep up with!
1st CLUB 105 BIRDS SW WIND
1st CLUB 286 BIRDS ENE WIND
1st CLUB 347 BIRDS ENE WIND
2nd CLUB 379 BIRDS ENE WIND
2nd CLUB 441 BIRDS SE WIND
3rd CLUB 187 BIRDS SW WIND
3rd CLUB 410 BIRDS NE WIND
4th CLUB 305 BIRDS ENE WIND
5th CLUB 227 BIRDS SW WIND
6th CLUB 228 BIRDS NW WIND
4th WEST SECTION 2,698 BIRDS
7th FEDERATION 4,872 BIRDS
14th FEDERATION 6,684 BIRDS
16th FEDERATION 7,501 BIRDS
23rd FEDERATION 3,497 BIRDS
23rd FEDERATION 6,388 BIRDS
26th FEDERATION 6,338 BIRDS
Kev's Boy now retired to Stock in 2009 where he's throwing absolutely top class pigeons 17/09/12. We are 1st and 2nd Section Wincanton, 1st and 2nd Federation Wincanton against 3,925 birds. Both birds hit the landing board together. 1st is direct out of a full brother to "Van Persie" whilst 2nd Federation 3,925 birds is direct out of "Van Persie" himself when mated to a direct daughter of "Kev's Boy" !
About 2 years ago now we introdued the AERTS pigeons on to the garden to compliment our existing family of PAINTER DE MEYERS. We introduced 10; 7 of which were hens and put to the breeding loft and 3 cocks were put to test on the road. One cock took 1st Open Wolverhampton Federation against approx 3,000 birds. The other cock took good positions in the MCC and Federation. The other cock in 2015 is the FATHER of the pigeon that won "BEST YB in the NORTH WEST REGION" for Devine & Kelly of Liverpool.
You may not have heard of Aerts Brothers because they are largely non-comercial; but they are exceptional. If you look at the background of the De Meyer pigeons you can find such influences as LAMBRECHT, GERT HEYLEN and also AERTS BROTHERS (to name but three). These fanciers are good friends with one another and as such you an often see each one influencing the birds of another.
The AERTS are an exceptionally intelligent pigeon; just like the PAINTER DE MEYERS and that's why we hoped they would blend into our existing family nicely. Looking at the NW REGION YB Champion of 2015 that gives us hope for the future as he is an AERTS x PAINTER DE MEYER.
GEBR HEERES & SON
In recent times we've introduced FOUR pigeons bred in 2015 DIRECT from the Dutch Wonder Loft of GEBR. HEERES AND SON. Wait until you see the performances and what have come onto the garden!
We've introduced a PAIR that are DIRECT from the legendary
His performances are jaw-dropping.
This 2004 cock won :
1st Duffel 27,144 birds
1st Lessines 28,355 birds
2nd Heteren 29,035 birds
6th Boxtel 29,125 birds
15th Duffel 12,297 birds
16th Pommeraine 21,666 birds
"ARAMIS" is also a cracking breeder: Take a look at an example of his breeding prowess
2nd Prov. Heteren 26.797 birds
34th NPO Arras 18.112 birds
Zoon Aramis (08-641):
3rd Prov. Hasselt 29.559 birds
25th Prov. Heteren 30.933 birds
35th Prov. St.Quentin 16.871 birds
2nd Ace pigeon Middle Dist. Div 11 (1.800 members)
Fluwelen Kras (07-615):
20th NPO Arras 18.112 birds
Noble Blue (09-640):
1st Duffel 3.819 birds
Young Aramis (09-524):
1st Menen 1.963 birds
At the loft of Sjoerd Sytsma (Dokkum) a daughter of Aramis bred
1st NPO Sens against 8.200 pigeons.
Another top racer,
Blauwe As (NL-08-1995562),
was bred from a brother of Aramis,
Blauwe As was Ace Pigeon All-round in ACG
(150 members)winner of 31 prizes in 35 races over 3 years incl
1st Prov. Boxtel 23.103 birds
1st Ines 1.117 birds
2nd Troyes 1.026 birds
4th Meer 3.646 birds
8th Pommeroeul 2.762 birds
10th Prov. Hasselt 29.559 birds
We've a PAIR of 2015 that are DIRECT from "ARAMIS" at Stock
If that isn't enough to excite you then let me tell you that we've also acquired a PAIR that are DIRECT from the actual FATHER of "ARAMIS". Yes, the
"DER PETER"cock himself!! (a 2002 pigeon) -
We have a PAIR of 2015 children from him at Stock. These are HALF-BROTHERS to "ARAMIS".
"DER PETER" has bred :
Aramis winner of
1st Prov. Duffel 27.144 birds
1st Prov. Lessines 28.355 birds
2nd Prov. Heteren 29.035 birds
6th Prov. Boxtel 29.125 birds
15th Prov. Duffel 12.297 birds
16th Prov. Pommer l from 21.666 birds
St Ghislaintje winner of
1st NPO St Ghislain17.200 birds
D'Artagnan winner of
1st NPO Menan 26.784 birds
1st Heteren 3.054 birds
Athos winner of
2nd Prov. Duffel 12.297 birds
Porthos winner of
4th Prov. Duffel 27.144 birds
Porthos II winner of
6th NPO Arras 18.112 birds
Please enquire if you are interested in any of these families. We are pleased to help.
You can also read more about our birds here