A first class champions with many top classifications. In the
meantime "Tim" is already father of several excellent
descendant of the national ace-pigeon of Jan de Crey, Rosmalen (N-Brabant)
is the "Pikker", a crossing Janssen x van Loon. The "Pikker"
is father of many excellent pigeons. Especially on the Middle Distance
races they show their excellent class.
From the champion's hen "Sissie" of the loft of Ad Schaerlaeckens,
Baarle Nassau (N-Brabant) descendants came to Riel and were used for
further outcrossing with the Zoontjens strain.
From Joop Koch, Eindhoven (N-Brabant) a national top pigeon fancier
with mainly Zoontjens pigeons, came a brother and two daughters of
the world famous "President". Via Joop Koch also youngsters
from the "Gouden Frans", an Ace pigeon on the long distance
and of the sort of Frans van Wel, living in Bakel (N-Brabant) came
to Riel. Wal also paid a visit to Frans van Wel directly to buy from
his long distance strain.
From the combination and champions Braad-de Joode, living in Woudrichem
(N-Brabant) Wal obtained several pigeons from the line of the "Chateauroux"
(coming from the line of the "Amerika duif" of Wal himself)
and also of the line of the "Orleans duifje".
Two grandchildren of the famous "Gouden Koppel" of Hans
van der Veeke, Westdorp (N-Brabant) came also to Riel. Hans van der
Veeke is a great champion on the One-day races.
A daughter of "de Witslab" of Maurice Voets, Kessel, Belgium,
was mated with the cock "the Turbo" of Wal Zoontjens. They
became the parents of the 1e price national Etampes in 1999. (Rayon
2 against 15.422 pigeons).
A very important asset of the last years was the "Donkere As"
obtained from the combination de Laure in Tilburg. He was a phenomenon
on the One-day races.
He did win 11 prices in the first 4% of the races (1:25), and was
also champion on the One-day races and 3e Ace pigeon on Provincial
level. After that he went to the stock loft.
Two of his sons already won several first prices against thousands
of pigeons, while the youngest one became 1e Ace pigeon in combine
"Hart van Brabant".
All these pigeons were used for outcrossing with the best Zoontjens
pigeons and when Wal was successful with these pigeons they were used
for inbreeding or linebreeding.
In the inbreeding or linebreeding Wal does not bring in the pigeons
closer than the nephew and niece combination and always goes back
into the family lines. This method came to fruition for so may years
The pigeons keep flying in champion's style and give top pigeons in
Before a new pigeon is brought into the strain, first she has to prove
a good health, meet the quality to win top- and first prices and also
give good results in the breeding loft.
When they don't bring any improvement the new pigeon and her descendants
will be removed very quickly. Till now only a few pigeons from other
fanciers could stand to the qualities. Every time Wal is successful
with a new outcrossing he can go on for the next years.