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Guide to Racing Pigeon Breeds


Racing pigeons are athletes! And like athletics, there are different types of races. Racing pigeons are mostly bred for races over sprint, middle and long distance. Racing pigeons are selected for their endurance and speed in a race distance.

Sprint Racing

Braspenning are Janssen based Super Sprinters
Staf van Reet
Roland Janssen


Gebr van den Heuvel are Dutch sprint/middle Janssen Based Family
Gerard and Piet Lindelauf
Jules Severi are Black Huyskens - Van Riels
Adrie van der Rhee
Flor Engels & Sons
Gaby Vandenabeele - His birds are part of Belgian pigeon history
Michel van Lint - The Wizard of Zouteelouw

Long Distance

Jan Aarden International and Jan Aarden Based families - Possibly Europes finest distance family

All Purpose

Boxford Corbett Busschaert- Supreme all rounders from 150 to 550 miles Busschaert
Johnny Kirkpatrick - A tremendous reputation over decades

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