Today we present with you with the bird DV02884-08- 854, named ‘The Great One’ in reference to the Canadian ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky, one of the currently best breeding birds in German pigeon racing.
At the beginning of the nineties, the up-and-coming batting community Reinhold Werkmann and Norbert Kober from Dietzenbach with the bird DV04408-88-785 called ‘Speedy’ had a real exception flyer, which managed to win the first bankruptcy six times against large numbers of pigeons in the German program and also to pin an unimaginable number of other top prizes to his flags. As an equally successful exceptional pigeon, the ‘Speedy’ then presented itself in the breeding.
At an already advanced age, the batting community Horst & Frank Sander from Münster was able to acquire this exceptional bird at the end of the nineties. In 1999, the first son moved from the ‘Speedy’ to Frank Schlechtriem in Waldbröl, followed in 2000 by another son and a daughter.
These three ‘Speedy’ children should be among the top sanbers of Frank Schlechtriem until your death, even today ‘Speedy’ grandchildren like ‘Hermi’ or ‘Queens 411’ are among the absolute pillars of the breeding stroke there.At the same time, on the beat of Sander in Münster in the shadow of the Eurostar’s with the DV02884-04- 537, called ‘Speedy 537’, a grandson of the old ‘Speedy’ there developed into an exceptional flyer of the special class, he was able to place himself seven times against an average of 3,500 competitors seven times up to the third bankruptcy so that the magazine ‘Taubenmarkt’ introduced him as a topper of the month in one of your editions:
After the end of his career as a travel pigeon, the ‘Speedy 537’ switched to the breeding stroke at Sander and was paired there to the best that was to be preserved in European pigeon sport, a direct daughter of the exceptional couple ‘Little Dirk’ mal ‘Amore’ by Gerald Koopman, called ‘Dirks’ Amore’.
What heredity these pigeons possess is known worldwide, so is a direct sister of the ‘Dirks’ Amore’, called ‘Dirkje’, the famous täubin of the tribe of Jan Hooymanns and thus among others the mother of the exceptional bird ‘Harry’:
In autumn 2008 two children of the couple ‘Speedy 537’ x ‘Dirks’ Amore’ were sold by Horst and Frank Sander as part of a young pigeon auction, due to the success with the offspring of the direct ‘Speedy’ children, both changed to Frank Schlechtriem in Waldbröl, whose arrival there began in conjunction with the in-house ‘Queen’ line a success story began.
Already in the first nest of 2009 the bird of this pair, later called ‘The Great One’, put all its heredity. In 2011, his two children were able to finish with a full price number on 13 bets, while the bird with the final number 30 finished as the best bird of the RV, the female with the final number 31 was only relegated with 1,050 AS points by Schlechtriem’s own super-täubin ’60’, which represented Germany at the 2013 Olympics in Nitra, to the second place of the RV Best List. After an injury in the winter of 2011, the 31 was finally able to finish with 11 prizes in 13 appearances and 958 AS points after a mixed start to the season, including the highlight of the regional flight victory from Straubing 421 km against 8,162 pigeons:
The ‘The Great One’ children from 2010 added another tooth while the daughter 239 was able to complete 239 in 2011 with a full price number on 13 bets as the Best Täubin of the RV and FG and also override the 1,000 AS-Point mark, the daughter 274 won the first bankruptcy four times in a total of only nineteen bets, whereby in 2012 she was the number 1 in Schlechtriem’s team with 4 prizes & 399.18 AS points. that the 2nd German Middle Distance Championship at the federal level was won behind the outstanding Wolfgang Röper. Unfortunately, the 274 had to be stopped already after the seventh prize flight of the 2012 season due to a slight wing injury, so she could only qualify as a reserve pigeon for the Olympic Games in Nitra 2013 in the category middle distance, with another top prize she would have been an integral part of the German team:
In 2011, ‘The Great One’ was first paired with an inbreeding daughter of Schlechtriem’s native ‘Queen’. From the first clutch comes the 431, which was the second best in 2013 and the sixth best bird of the RV in 2014. From the second clutch comes the hen 487, this was played only young & year old, she won among others the 1st, 6th, 7th & 12th prize against average 2,867 pigeons !
Her brother 488 flies the twice the first prize from Neumarkt and concludes in 2012 as the second best yearling of the company ! However, the golden shot only succeeded in the third clutch with the single child ‘555’, a stranger from a young age, who unfortunately became a victim of the bird of prey in 2013. The ‘555’ won thirteen prizes with 1,172 ACE points in thirteen appearances in 2012 as a year-old Bird, making him the best bird of the RV & FG, as well as he was undoubtedly one of the fastest birds in the Fr. Germany, only in the AS pigeon classification of the association he could not be ranked, because the regional association could not meet the conditions of the association in 2012.
After the successes in 2012, ‘The Great One’ was reunited with the ‘Queen’ inbreeding in2013 the children of this year were able to shine again, so the daughter flies twice in 1188 the first prize and so far five times until the sixth prize against average 3,365 pigeons, while the nest sister finishes 1189 years old as 4th ACE-hen in the regional association or as 30th ACE-hen at the federal level.
The ‘The Great One’ was able to breed the absolute goal together with the ‘Queen’ inbreeding in2014, with the son DV08455-14- 1520 was born as in 2011 with the ‘555’, whose greed for ‘Speed’ ultimately prevented the conclusion as the 1st ACE bird of the FRG in 2015.
The ‘1520’ wins ten prizes with 952.53 AS points in 2015 in twelve stakes, with six prizes & 598.03 ACE points 1e HDI-ACE pigeon of the year category Yearling pigeons, this score would also have won in the Category Old Pigeons in the HDI competition, for the ACE pigeon rating at the federal level he brings with four prizes a smooth 399.00 ACE-points into the rating, only a evaluation flight over 500 km carried out in tailwind and blue skies after a week of competition break (heat conditional) also prevented the triumphal round in this rating, because the ‘1520’ always acted according to the motto who brakes in his short career loses – in detail the ‘1520’ won the following prizes in 2015:
1e – 9.008 Tauben – Straubing II
1e – 2.023 Tauben – Rottendorf II
5e – 2.378 Tauben – Amstetten – hinter 3 Tauben des eigenen Schlages !!!
6e – 11.471 Tauben – Straubing I
9e – 6.566 Tauben – Regensburg – hinter 4 Tauben des eigenen Schlages !!!
15e – 4.368 Tauben – Rottendorf I – zeitgleich hinter 13 Tauben des eigenen Schlages !!!
20e – 3.030 Tauben – Höchstadt II – hinter 14 Tauben des eigenen Schlages !!!
106e – 2.963 Tauben – Neumarkt I
107e – 2.692 Tauben – Neumarkt II
154e – 2.165 Tauben – Neumarkt III
The travel career of the ‘1520’ was thus over, for the 2016 season he switched to the breeding stroke of Frank Schlechtriem, so that he was spared the fate of his equally outstanding brother ‘555’. This move should be worthwhile in a very short time, because it immediately started in the breeding strike like the fire brigade, in 2018 his first offspring could complete as follows:
⦁ Enkelsohn ‚1520‘ – DV8455-17- 119 1e AS-Vogel im Regionalverband 407
⦁ Sohn ‚1520‘ – DV8455-17- 85 3e AS-Vogel im Regionalverband 407
⦁ Enkeltochter ‚1520‘ – DV8455-17- 52 W 3e AS-Weibchen im Regionalverband 407
⦁ Tochter ‚1520‘ – DV8455-17- 84 W 9e AS-Weibchen im Regionalverband 407
⦁ Enkelsohn ‚1520‘ – DV8455-17- 120 16e AS-Vogel im Regionalverband 407
DV02884-08- 854 ‘The Great One’ – Original Horst & Frank Sander, Münster
His direct children fly in recent years without doubling fifteen times the first bankruptcy against averaged 2,995 pigeons as follows:
1e – 9.008 Tauben – Straubing 421 km (Regionalverbandsflug)
1e – 8.162 Tauben – Straubing 421 km (Regionalverbandsflug)
1e – 4.373 Tauben – Rottendorf 215 km
1e – 3.741 Tauben – Neumarkt 325 km
1e – 3.321 Tauben – Neumarkt 325 km
1e – 2.975 Tauben – Neumarkt 325 km
1e – 2.165 Tauben – Neumarkt 325 km
1e – 2.148 Tauben – Neumarkt 325 km
1e – 2.023 Tauben – Rottendorf 215 km
1e – 1.741 Tauben – Neumarkt 325 km
1e – 1.406 Tauben – Straubing 421 km
1e – 1.210 Tauben – Marktheidenfeld
1e – 945 Tauben – Straubing 421 km
1e – 877 Tauben – Neumarkt 325 km
1e – 835 Tauben – Wegscheid 513 km
But not only the first generation of ‘The Great One’ is one of the flag bearers of the Schlechtriems, also the first grandchildren, who were tested from him, were able to convince immediately.
Thus, the grandson DV08455-12- 700 wins the first prize three times in 2015 and becomes 2e HDI-ACE pigeon of the year 2015 in the category Old Pigeons at the federal level, while the grandson DV08455-14- 1416 concludes as the best year-old bird of the RV:
By the way, also the nest sister of ‘The Great One’ stands out as a hereditistic pigeon, she is among others mother of the DV08455-13- 1075, she wins in 2015 in twelve stakes twelve prizes with 1,029,55 ACE-points, thus she becomes the best deceit of the company and air community !
Descendants of “The Great One” dominate bad riem in 2018 – judge for yourself:
⦁ 1e AS-Vogel im Regionalverband 407 &
2e Bester Jähriger Vogel der RV – Urenkelsohn „The Great One“
DV8455-17- 119 13x gesetzt / 12x Preis & 1.047,71 AS-Punkte
⦁ 2e AS-Weibchen im Regionalverband 407 – Tochter „The Great One“
DV8455-16- 3161 W 13x gesetzt / 12x Preis & 1.057,51 AS-Punkte – 1x 1e Konkurs
⦁ 3e AS-Vogel im Regionalverband 407 &
1e Bester Jährige Vogel der RV – Enkelsohn „The Great One“
DV8455-17- 85 13x gesetzt / 12x Preis & 968,49 AS-Punkte
⦁ 3e AS-Weibchen im Regionalverband 407 &
4e Bestes Jähriges Weibchen der RV – Urenkeltochter „The Great One“
DV8455-17- 52 W 13x gesetzt / 11x Preis & 981,19 AS-Punkte
⦁ 4e AS-Weibchen im Regionalverband 407 &
1e Bestes Jähriges Weibchen der RV – Enkeltochter „The Great One“
DV8455-17- 189 W 13x gesetzt / 12x Preis & 1.054,64 AS-Punkte – 2x 1e Konkurs
⦁ 9e AS-Weibchen im Regionalverband 407 – Enkeltochter „The Great One“
DV8455-17- 84 W 13x gesetzt / 9x Preis & 792,72 AS-Punkte
⦁ 16e AS-Vogel im Regionalverband 407 &
6e Bester Jähriger Vogel der RV – Urenkelsohn „The Great One“
DV8455-17- 120 13x gesetzt / 11 Preis & 839,04 AS-Punkte
⦁ 2e Bester Altvogel der RV – Enkelsohn „The Great One“
DV8455-16- 3026 13x gesetzt / 12x Preis & 833,43 AS-Punkte
⦁ 2e Bestes Altweibchen der RV – Enkeltochter „The Great One“
DV8455-15- 2019 13x gesetzt / 12x Preis & 810,72 AS-Punkte
⦁ 2e Bestes Jähriges Weibchen der RV – Enkeltochter „The Great One“
DV8455-17- 82 W 13x gesetzt / 12x Preis & 1.108,49 AS-Punkte – 3x 1e Konkurs
⦁ 3e Bester Jähriger Vogel der RV – Urenkelsohn „The Great One“
DV8455-17- 7 13x gesetzt / 12x Preis & 931,47 AS-Punkte
⦁ 5e Bester Jähriger Vogel der RV – Enkelsohn „The Great One“
DV8455-17- 34 13x gesetzt / 12x Preis & 1.008,34 AS-Punkte – 2x 1e Konkurs
⦁ 5e Bestes Jähriges Weibchen der RV – Urenkeltochter „The Great One“
DV8455-17- 196 W 13x gesetzt / 11x Preis & 778,02 AS-Punkte – 1x 1e Konkurs
⦁ 6e Bestes Jähriges Weibchen der RV – Urenkeltochter „The Great One“
DV8455-17- 132 13x gesetzt / 10x Preis & 597,40 AS-Punkte
⦁ 8e Bestes Jähriges Weibchen der RV – Urenkeltochter „The Great One“
DV8455-17- 91 13x gesetzt / 11x Preis & 976,92 AS-Punkte – 2x 2e Konkurs
In 2018, the following of his descendants will also conclude by double digits:
⦁ DV8455-16- 3030 13x gesetzt / 10x Preis & 501,99 AS-Punkte – Sohn „The Great One“
⦁ DV8455-16- 3037 13x gesetzt / 10x Preis & 612,07 AS-Punkte – Enkelsohn „The Great One“
⦁ DV8455-16- 3054 W 13x gesetzt / 11x Preis & 848,23 AS-Punkte – Tochter „The Great One“
⦁ DV8455-16- 3076 W 13x gesetzt / 10x Preis & 761,25 AS-Punkte – Enkeltochter „The Great One“
⦁ DV8455-16- 3156 W 13x gesetzt / 11x Preis & 818,51 AS-Punkte – Enkeltochter „The Great One“
⦁ DV8455-17- 6 13x gesetzt / 10x Preis & 728,71 AS-Punkte – Enkelsohn „The Great One“
⦁ DV8455-17- 170 W 13x gesetzt / 10x Preis & 773,77 AS-Punkte – Enkeltochter „The Great One“
⦁ DV8455-17- 204 13x gesetzt / 10x Preis & 625,68 AS-Punkte – Sohn „The Great One“
The top star of the 2017 season, DV8455-15- 2077, called ‘The Power’, is also a member of the “The Great One” family, drawn from “Hero 99″, father ‘Olympic AS 60”, Olympic pigeon of the FRG 2013 in Nitra in the Cat. ‘H’ Old Pigeons, paired with daughter “The Great One”, “Super AS 274”, even 4x 1e prize:
From the “The Great One” crossed with the line of the regular “Queen” a family predestined for the medium-haul flights of the German travel program has emerged, which is not afraid of distance flights of five and six hundred kilometers, because of the influence of the ‘Little Dirk’ of Gerald Koopman, which is not afraid of distance flights over five and six hundred kilometers.
In the company Sieg Westerwald, starting with a flight speed of 1,340 m/min. until the 23rd prize, 21 bad-bred pigeons were placed, of which no less than 18 (in words eighteen) carried the blood of “The Great One” in their veins – in the Netherlands the question would be: Wie heeft ze beter? !!!