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October 2017: Etienne Meirlaen is Simply the Best in 2017

All international newspapers and pigeonwebsites agreed, Etienne Meirlaen was the best extreme long distance racer in Europe during the past racing season 2017. Championships and Ace Pigeons are the most important proove of the superior results won by the Meirlaen-birds in 2017. We made a selection of the most important onces:

1. National Champion Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2017
1. National Ace Pigeon Extrem Long Distance KBDB 2017
1. International Ace Extreme Long Distance YL 2017 (Agen-Narbonne)
1. & 2. Best YL of Belgium Extreme Long Distance 2017 – PIPA-ranking
1. General Champion Belgische Verstandhouding-Entente Belge 2017
1. Provincial Champion Long Distance KBDB East-Flanders 2017
3. National Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2017
4. Nationale Ace Extreme Long Dist. & Long Dist YL KBDB 2017
5. National Champion Long Distance KBDB 2017

On 6 international races in 2017, the Meirlaen-pigeons won 3 x 1st Prov, 2 x 2nd Prov, 3-4-5th Prov:

1. Prov St.Vincent 581 old
1. Prov Pau (Mont-de-Marsan) 363 old
1. Prov Narbonne 656 YL
2. Prov Agen 1.018 old
2. Prov Barcelona 1.606 old
3.-4.-5. Prov Perpignan 795 old

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-Diamond Anita NL14-1040453

 1. Nat Ace Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2017
1. Club Barcelona      244 birds ’17
 2. Prov Barcelona    1.606 birds ’17
 7. Nat Barcelona     7.874 birds ’17
29. Intnat Barcelona 16.759 birds ’17
10. Nat Perpignan     4.620 birds ’17
35. Intnat Perpignan 14.673 birds ’17


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-Provincial Pau BE12-4278314

  2. International Ace Extreme Long Dist. 2017

3. Nat Ace Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2017
 10. Nat Ace Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2016
  1. Prov St.Vincent   581 birds ’17
 12. Nat St.Vincent   3.092 birds ’17
  7. Nat Perpignan   4.620 birds ’17
  1. Prov. Pau         299 birds ’16
 11. Nat. Pau         1.661 birds ’16
 56. Intnat Pau       9.908 birds ’16
 77. Nat Perpignan   4.191 birds ’16
132. Nat. St.Vincent 3.240 birds ’14
139. Nat. St.Vincent 3.037 birds ’15


Also the best yearling on the extreme long distance is a pigeon of the Meirlaen-loft, a hen named Best of Belgium:


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-Best of Belgium ELD BE16-4237076

1. Internat Ace YL Extreme Long Dist. 2017 Agen-Narbonne
1. Best YL of Belgium Extreme Long Dist. 2017 – 2 races (PIPA-ranking)
4. Nat Ace YL Extreme Long Dist & Long Dist. KBDB 2017
1. Prov Narbonne 656 birds ’17 (1. Club 108 birds)
7. Nat Narbonne 3.424 birds ’17
3. Prov Agen    1.007 birds ’17 (2. Club 125 birds)
16. Nat Agen    5.335 birds ’17

Results that need no more explanation! Simply the best!


June 2017: 1st Provincial Pau - Mont de Marsan with Nestsister Montalisa

After winning 1st and 2nd National from Pau in 2014 and a 1st Provincial Pau in 2016, we now added another provincial first prize in the extreme long distance classic from Pau 2017 to his palmares as well. This is quite a list of results, and we think "Mister Pau" would be a great nickname for Etienne.

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A third provincial first prize with a daughter of the new ‘Dream Pair’

Has Etienne Meirlaen found a talented new breeding pair in Montali x Daughter Ace Pair? It sure looks like it. This provincial first prize from Pau (Mont-de-Marsan) is already the third 1st provincial that was won by a daughter of this very pair. These are the three winning hens:

- Mona Provincial Agen BE15-4240121: 1st Prov. Agen 771 p., and 6th Nat. Agen 3,085 YLs in 2016
- Miss Agen BE13-4077154: 1st Prov. Agen 659 p., and 3rd Nat. Agen 3,180 YLs in 2014
- Nestsister Montalisa BE13-4077160: 1st Prov. Pau 363 p. and 13th Nat. Pau 2,135 p. in 2017

These three provincial winners are also three grandchildren of the invaluable stock dam Yelena.

Nest sister Montalisa wins 1st Prov. Pau (Mont-de-Marsan)

She is a great looking hen: average in size, impressive muscles, very vibrant. She almost feels like a well inflated bicycle tire. She has demonstrated her potential yet again, having already won a 24th Nat. Perpignan and an 80th Nat. Agen hens. Last weekend she claimed the number one spot at provincial level.

-Nestsister Montalisa BE13-4077160

 1st  Prov. Pau (Mont-de-Marsan)  363 p. ’17  
13th  Nat. Pau (Mont-de-Marsan) 2,135 p. ’17
24th  Nat. Perpignan            5,254 p. ’15
80th  Int. Agen Hens            2,011 p. ’16
296th Int. Narbonne Yearlings   8,360 p. ’14
458th Int. Agen Yearlings       8,846 p. ’14

Sire: Montali BE08-4298110
This is his palmares:

Best pigeon from Montauban in Belgium over 2 seasons 2010-2011 (PIPA ranking)
4th Nat. Montauban 2011 – 9,091 p.
12th Nat. Montauban 2010 – 6,654 p. He is a son of Vader Marseille BE00-3127222 x golden stock dam Yelena BE06-4288297. Dam: Daughter Ace Pair BE11-4312938
A top class breeding hen and a daughter of two 1st National Ace Pigeons KBDB, namely Cor BE05-4344528 (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2008) x Perpignan Lady BE05-4344670 (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2009).
Click here for the full pedigree of Nestsister Montalisa

These pigeons are clearly born to win races. Talent breeds talent; you can tell from the origins of the provincial winner Nestsister Montalisa, and her full sisters Provincial Agen and Miss Agen.

The golden Yelena dynasty does it again

A successful career in pigeon racing is usually founded on a strong foundation, one exceptional bloodline, based on a talented breeding pair or a world class breeding bird (cock or hen). Golden stock dam Yelena is currently playing a major role in this success story.

The first three pigeons to arrive home from Pau (Mont-de-Marsan) are all grandchildren of Yelena: the 1st and 18th Provincial Pau are two daughters of Montali, and the 5th Provincial Pau is a son of Monar (Monar won a 1st Intnat. Narbonne 12,605 p.). Monar and Montali are full brothers, as well as half brothers of the equally legendary Marseille (from the same sire), 612 Brother Marseille (sire Fenomeen), Montauban (from the same dam), etc.  

Here is a look at Team Meirlaen's overall performance from Pau (Mont-de-Marsan):

Pau (Mont-de-Marsan) (846 Km):
Club       146 p.: 1-4-7-9-13-17-22-29-32-46 (10/18)
Provincial 363 p.: 1-5-18-24-32-39-53-69-75 (preliminary results)
National 2,135 p.: 13-25-91-109-138-196-238-319-351-517(10/18, preliminary results)

A new important victory on the first international race of 2017 on the great long distance.

14th februari 2017: 1st Provincial Pau and 10th Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance KBDB in 2016

These are two impressive highlights in another successful 2016 season, and they were both won by one and the same pigeon. It is a grandson of two national first prize winners: Monar (1st Internat. Narbonne) and Euro Diamond - Brockamp (1st Nat. Carcassonne and Olympiad Pigeon Marathon). This long distance champion has some exceptional origins indeed, and it shows once again that winners breed winners. Let's take a closer look:

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Provincial Pau BE12-4278314

10th Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance Old Birds KBDB 2016

1st Prov. Pau            299 p. ’16

11th Nat. Pau          1,661 p. ’16

56th Intnat Pau        9,908 p. ’16

77th Nat Perpignan     4,191 p. ’16

132nd Nat. St.Vincent  3,240 p. ’14

139th Nat. St.Vincent  3,037 p. ’15

264th Nat. Pau         1,980 p. ’15

776th Nat. Limoges I  13,493 p. ’16

Sire: Superbreeder 214 BE11-4312214
Sire 6th Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance YL KBDB 2014.
Sire of 10th Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance Old Birds KBDB 2016.

He is a son of 1st International Narbonne 12,605 p. Monar BE08-4298283 (in turn a son of stock dam Yelena) x Daughter Marathonlady BE10-4284777 (a half sister of Yelena).
Dam: Daughter Euro Diamond DV 06720-09-1766
A direct Dr. H.-P. Brockamp bred from top class pigeon Euro Diamond DV06720-02-537 (Olympiad Pigeon Category E Marathon 2007 in Oostende, 1st Nat. Carcassonne 2,719 p., 3rd Nat. Perpignan 1,452 p., 4th Nat. Bergerac, etc.) x 1st Nat. Ace Hen 2006 DV01186-04-1449 (1st Nat. Ace Hen in 2006).
Click here fort he full pedigree of Provincial Pau

The best pigeon of Belgium from Agen 2015-16 PIPA ranking

It is no secret that the Meirlaen pigeons are world class in the long distance and especially the extreme long distance. Etienne now has a new ace pigeon from the phenomenal bloodlines of the two sisters Perpignanlady and Marathonlady (the dam of Yelena) in his collection, called Ace Agen. These are the kind of pigeons that can breed new prize winners over multiple generations, including Ace Agen:

Best Agenduif 15 16 PIPA Ranking 11 4278445

-Ace Agen BE11-4278445

1st Best Pigeon from Agen in Belgium 2015-16 PIPA ranking

20th Nat Agen        3,648 p. ’16 (82nd Internat. 11,826 p.)

29th Prov Bourges    3,470 p. ’13

56th Nat Agen        3,524 p. ’15 (70th Internat. 6,042 p.)

63rd Nat Brive       8,331 p. ’13

75th Nat Brive       5,286 p. ’14

329th Nat Poitiers  13,813 p. ’13

426th Nat Limoges I 18,390 p. ’14


Sire: Son Cor & Perpignanlady BE09-4336174
A direct son of Cor BE05-4344528 (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2008) x Perpignanlady BE05-4344670 (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2009, and a full sister of Marathonlady, the dam of Yelena).
Dam: Sister Perpignanlady BE08-4298214
A full sister of Perpignanlady (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2009), and a full sister of Marathonlady, the dam of the current stock dam Yelena.
Click here for Ace Agen’s full pedigree

28th December 2016: Outstanding in the Thailand One Loft Race

The pigeons of Meirlaen have been winning races across the globe. As you know, a talented group of pigeons will show its potential sooner or later. Descendants of the Meirlaen champions have won several provincial and national victories and ace pigeon titles both at home and abroad, including four national first prizes in the UK. And Etienne himself won a 1st prize in the Benzing One Loft Race in Japan (a race over 700km from Hokkaido Mori) in 2015. In the end of last year he won another top result in the World Championship Thailand 2016, claiming a 7th prize in this One Loft Race with BE16-4237321​, which was also the first Belgian pigeon. This prize winner was bred from ​Halfbroer Monar BE12-4286786​, a half brother of Monar (1st Internat. Narbonne 12,605 p. in 2011), Montali and Montauban and bred from Starlight BE06-4288140 ​(2nd Internat. Tarbes 12,549 p.) x stock dam Yelena BE06-4288297. Halfbroer Monar was paired to ​Dochter Fenomeen BE12-4286740​, a top class hen that was inbred to the phenomenal Marseille dynasty: she comes from 't Fenomeen BE07-4278339 (the best Belgian long distance pigeon over 5 national races in 2010 in the PIPA ranking) paired to Dochter Marseille BE10-4325275.
Click here for the full pedigree of BE16-4237321

26 June 2016: 1st Provincial Agen Yearlings

One week after the provincial victory from Pau, a new provincial victory was won from Agen against 717 yearlings and 6. Nat Agen 2,932 YL (official international result not published yet).

The winner is a hen, named Provincial Agen BE15-4240121, a full sister to Miss Agen BE13-4077154, winner of 1. Prov Agen 659 Yl and 3. Nat Agen 3.180 YL in 2014.

Both are daughter to super breeder Montali (son to basic hen Yelena) x Daughter Ace Pair (a daughter to Cor: 1. Nat Ace Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2008 x Perpignan Lady: 1. Nat Ace Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2009).

Click here for the pedigree of Provincial Agen

19 June 2016: 1st Provinciaal Pau old birds

After the stunt in 2014, with the winning of 1. + 2. Nat Pau… on the international classic from Pau, we won again the 1. Provincial against 299 old birds and 11. National Pau from 1.661 old birds in 2016.
The winner is Provincial Pau BE12-4278314, a grandson from two world-famous top-racers Monar and Euro Diamond:
- Monar: 1. Internat Narbonne 12.605 pigeons
-Euro Diamond – Brockamp: Olympic Ace Cat E Marathon ’07 at Ostend, 1. Nat Carcassonne 2.719 p., 3. Nat Perpignan 1.452 p., 4. Nat Bergerac etc….
Provincial Pau is a son to Superbreeder 214 (son of Monar) x Daughter Euro Diamond.
Click here for the pedigree of Provincial Pau

Once again welcome and we hope you enjoy reading,

Etienne and Yvette











倚天和伊薇特(Etienne and Yvette