The Introduction of the Hans and Evert-Jan Eijerkamp Strain
In the past many stars passed the test and made a substantial contribution to the success of the Eijerkamp lofts. For example, several pigeons of the Gaby Vandenabeele strain had an immense impact. In the 1990's from Gaby himself the "Jonge Wittenbuik" was purchased, he was a direct son of the icon "Wittenbuik" a world class breeder. The Vandenabeele bloodlines were richly added to at the beginning of this century, when Koen Minderhoud's entire race team moved to the Eijerkamp lofts, of which descendants still perform very well today, such as the 100% Koen Minderhoud cock the "Jonge Blauwe Ronker" (4th National Ace Pigeon One Day Distance for the Fondspiegel 2007-2009).
Recently three children of Jan Hooymans "Harry" the Best Dagfond (One day distance) pigeon ever, were obtained. "Harry" flew 2x 1st NPO and 1x 3rd NPO and became the 1st National Ace Pigeon Dagfond WHZB 2009..."Harry" is out of a son of Vandenabeele's "Bliksem" paired to a daughter of the "Kleine Dirk" x "Amoré" from Gerard Koopman.
Now that we have mentioned Gerard Koopman, his strain can certainly be called world class... over the years a few pigeons regularly moved from Ermerveen to Brummen; never large numbers, but always a few select pigeons out of the very best. A direct daughter of the "Kleine Dirk" - "Tara" became a super star breeder at Greenfield Stud; especially when paired to "Ché" she produced several supers. Another spectacular addition to the Koopman strain was the purchase of the "world's best breeding pair" "Tips" x "Geschelpt Kannibaaltje" at the total sale of Marijke Vink... a pair with an outstanding list of children and grandchildren capable of racing at the very top of the race results. Recently Eijerkamp also strengthened their breeding lofts with the very best from the Long Distance Matador Chris Hebbberecht from Belgium; out of all the toppers such as "Ike", "Jaws", "Pancho Jelle" , "Champion", "Hulk", etc.
Another important line in the Hans and Evert-Jan Eijerkamp strain is that of "Troyes duifje, the National winner from Troy for Gerard Boesveld, who now is the loft manager at Eijerkamp. He introduced this fantastic line of pigeon to the Eijerkamp lofts and descendants of them flew to the top of the West-European Countries Cup ("Lady Francis"). Further other toppers such as "Olympic Queen" ( an Olympiade pigeon) and her son "Messi" (2nd National Ace Pigeon)..."Phillips" (1st against 29,751 pigeons)... and various others have given shape to the Hans and Evert-Jan Eijerkamp collection.
A summary of the foundation pigeons of the Hans and Evert-Jan Eijerkamp strain.