In this auction you will find super bred Van Loon pigeons with great race records next to them.
Danie Hattingh has been flying pigeons for the past 14 years in the Northern Free State Combine with a membership ranging from ± 80 to this year’s 64 flying members which include towns such as Kroonstad, Welkom, Henneman, Virginia, Ventersburg, Odendaalsrus and Parys.
Danie has been the Champion 6 times in the last 14 years, in the Northern Free State as recently as 2018. He finished second this year.
Danie has never finished worse than 3rd position in the Northern Free State for the past 12 years, except in the early years when he finished 9th and 6th.
His pigeons also performed well in the One Day and National Lofts which included Ace pigeons and several wins.
Million Dollar Loft obtained a 23rd and 31st place in final flights.
The reason for the sale is that Danie’s health has deteriorated drastically over the past year due to acute allergy to the protein found in the pigeons powder and Danie developed severe lung disease.
What makes his pigeons achievements remarkable is that Danie could not handle his pigeons this year, nor could he enter the lofts to select to basket pigeons for racing.
His loft assistant, David Ramabitsa, took care of the pigeons and took them to attend the basketing at the club. Due to the pigeon powder, Danie also could not basket the pigeons, however he still finishes 2nd against 64 members in the NFS Combine.
His family pigeons are made up of Van Loon pigeons imported from Eijerkamp and Remy Pluym Van Loons purchased locally.
Later, a few Clausings, Koopman and Janssen Arendonck pigeons from Septemberman and Rhode Vos line were imported from Belgium.
This pigeon family genes inheritance is incredibly strong and their offspring perform very well for various pigeon fanciers all over the country.