Sports Pigeons of Russia

Sports Pigeons of Russia

The van Wanroy strain in China is also known as the J.B. strain. Hendriks (named after Ben’s father), who made this strain widely known all over the world, especially winning the 1980 International Barcelona race, the lead edition! At one of the largest distances (1240 km), the winning dove reached a speed of 986 meters per minute.

J.B. Hendriks
Founder of Marathon-Noord
Author of the book: "Overnight racing in The Netherlands".
17 years old absolute champion Apeldoorn.
1.International Barcelona 1980 and many other top performances, mostly at the greatest distance.

1.Nat. Internat. Barcelona 1980 (1240 km) against 13,636 birds; speed is 986 m / m.

Ben Hendriks: the true home of the legendary Jef van Wanroy for long-distance racing.

This family of pigeons for many decades is the furthest strain No. 1 in the Netherlands and Western-Europe!

Almost every year, amateurs win in the National Marathon and the Western European Super Marathon competition, where van Wanroy is decisive for their top achievements.


Almost every large nursery in Western Europe is due to the success of van Wanroy's clean or crossed birds, such as, for example, the international winners of Barcelona: Kuypers brothers, W. van Leeuwen, J.B. Hendriks, Jan Theelen, C. Vanoppen, Vrösch-Meyers partnership, F. Menne and daughters and Danny Vagenende.


The appearance of the birds van Wanroy is mostly dark, they have a soft, like silk, plume, strong skeleton, elastic muscles, beautiful eyes, character and perseverance. This is a strong inbreed variety!
Therefore, they are ideal for cross-country racing for the most difficult races for the night.


Strain van Wanroy consists of the following elements:
1) Hansenne, small pigeons, soft as silk, with bronze icing in their dark gears.
2) Hornstra, here again small heads, smaller pigeons and bronze glaze.
3) Delbar via Staf Dusarduyn.

Pigeons with a high degree of belonging to this variety - "Westerhuis" (also paired with "90")
and “Oud Vosje” (string “Spin”).

For 15 years, Jef van Wanroy has won 182 prize cards from 242 entered birds according to the national classics.
He also won many top positions, for example:

1.en 3.    Barcelona
1.en 7.    St. Vincent
1. 4. 21. and 24.    Marseille
2.en 9.    Dax
3. en 4.   Pau

Unfortunately, in 1971, the death of Jef van Wanroy followed.
In 1974, J.B. Hendriks bought a whole colony of Jef van Wanroy without any exceptions, including all the best breeding birds.

The pair of founders became Acebird "Maaskantkampioen 372" and the famous "90".

Pigeon founder "90" in racing. And breeding the world's best pigeons.

The line "90" is a bird with which it is impossible to compare in the history of racing pigeons.
Her father was NL60-392092, the winner himself 1. Nat. Barcelona 1964
Therefore, excellent skills line "90" are in this family.
She herself won a / c:
4.-7.- 36.-184. Nat. St. Vincent.
11.-34.-125.-139. Nat. Dax
40. Nat. Pau
As a mother and grandmother, she produced the following winners:
3 x 1. Nat. St. Vincent,
3 x 1. Nat. Marseille,
3 x 1. Nat. Barcelona,
2 x 1. International Barcelona,
2 x 1. Nat. Bordeaux
2 times best racer of the Netherlands,
1. Nat. Bergerac (26,000 b.),
1. Nat. Dax
Do you know any bird in the world with such results as a breeder and racer?
In almost all the best pigeons of van Wanroy, the “90” lines still dominate.

Beautiful wing "90"

Outstanding eye "90", at the age of 18

It is striking that so many legendary tribal birds are richly endowed with the blood lines of the race van Wanroy:

- from the Kuypers brothers, “de Kromme” and “Spin 807” (father of Barcelona I, II and III).
In addition, the father of this "Spin 807" is again the son of "Westerhuis x 90"
- '99 Kweker ',' Smaragd I and II 'of Wim van Leeuwen,
- 'Superkweker' of Hermans-Hoekstra,
- 'Superkweker' of Jo van Haaren (Piet Heikants foundation hen is a half sister),
- 'Gouden Kuypertje' of Jan Theelen,
- 'Rode 50' of Co Vertelman and Son,
- 'Super Kweker' of Herman Brinkman,
- 'Ben' of Wilfried Stiel,
- 'Vlekje' of Martha van Geel,
- 'Kleine Donkere' and the 'Black Giant' of Eijerkamp and Sons,
- 'Stamvader 422' of Martien Verwijlen and Son,
- 'Jong Hartje' of Jeu Vervuurt,
- 'Gouden Koppel' of Harm Vredeveld,
- The “Droomkoppel” of the late Evert Glazenburg and last but not least:
"Blauwe Vanoppen" about Harry and Roger Wijnands.

NL 90-1801976 
Granddaughter “90”

Daughter “Soraya” 

“De Elfpenner”
Father ‘Bonny’ (111. Internat. Barcelona hens)

Inbred 1. Internat. Barcelona

Son to Nat. serial winners Perpignan ’92.

de “Barcelonaduivin”
Results: see homepage

“De St. Vincentdoffer” 
Results; see homepage

de “Sven”
Son ‘175’ from ‘Stamdoffer 372’ x ‘078’

In 1964, Jef van Wanroy won 1. National Barcelona with NL60-392092 (line '90').
Sixteen years later, J.B. Hendriks from Twello (later Teuge), van Wanroy pigeons, won 1. International Barcelona.
Forty years after the victory of Jef van Wanroy, the son of J.B. Hendriks, Ben Hendrik from Apeldoorn, who gives the race van Wanroy the best place among the best.Because van Wanroy pigeons remain decisive at the most difficult long distances.

Race van Wanroy is a bird that still dominates night races.

This is shown again and again, as in the national marathons that were won by the partnership P. & S. Verbeek (2008), the partnership Poeth-Erkens (2007), Simon Zeegers (2005), Gradje Roeffen (2003), Matthieu Cox 2002) , C. Vertelman & Son (2001).
Previous winners were M. Verwijlen, H. Wijnands en Zn. (2 x zelfs), H. Jongen, Gebr. Saya, Hendriks-Meijberg, A. Simons, Cuppen-Siebers, G. Dolleweerd, J. Theelen, M. Vervuurt, H. Eijerkamp en Znn, and so on.

In addition, Gradje Roeffen became even twice 1. The champion of the N.P.O night race. (Dutch Association).
This championship was also won by Vincent Vork in 2010, Gerard Hendrix in 2008, Jo van Deurzen in 2005, Bert Meye in 2004, the Gerritsen partnership in 2003, and Bert v. Bree en Lei Rothkrans.

The West European Supermarathon was won by Aad Kuyt (2011), Rik Stevens (2007), Piet de Vogel (2006) and Kurvers-de Weerd (2005), as well as Wilfried Stiel, Jac. Visschers, Theo Ernest en Jean Bessems.

The best pigeons race van Wanroy 


2004 in The Netherlands

1.Nat. and Internat. Barcelona (Vrösch-Meyers partnership)

1.Nat. and  Internat. Perpignan (Kurvers-de Weerd partnership)

1.Nat. Pau (Winter)

1. Nat. St. Vincent  (18/6) sections 2, 3 and 4 (Schouten, Vermeulen, Koopman)

1. Nat. St. Vincent (10/7) section 2 and “overall” against 28000 b. (Ria Tieleman)

1.Nat. Bergerac section 3 and  “overall” (J. v.d. Berg) against 36.619 b.

1.Nat.Cr. Marseille (Wijman - de Jong partnership).


in Germany  

1. Nat. Barcelona (K-H. Kanski)

1.Nat. Pau (K-H. Plum)

1.Nat. Perpignan (F. Menne eand daughters)


2005 in The Netherlands  

1.Nat. Marathon: Simon Zeegers, Roermond.

1. Nat. champion overnight racing: Jo van Deurzen, Roermond.

1. Western-European Super-Marathon: Kurvers-de Weerd partnership.


in Germany  

1.Europabeker: Rutz & Sons partnership.


2006 in The Netherlands  

1.Europabeker: van Ophuizen-Marell partnership

1.Western-European Super-Marathon:  Piet de Vogel

1.Nat. Bergerac, section 3 en “overall” against 40.305 pigeons: Mari Rietveld

1.Nat. St. Vincent, section 3: M. van Beers.

1.Nat. Ruffec, section 4: J. Buwalda

1. Nat. acebird overnight racing The Netherlands: ‘Drogba’ of H. Eijerkamp & Sons.


in Belgium  

1. champion overnight racing: François Struyf


in Hungary  

1. Nat. acebird of Hungary: son to 96-1617230, direct of Ben Hendriks from ‘Marco’.


in Germany  

1. Nat. champion Internat. races: Wolfgang Emser, Homburg/Saar

1. Nat. Marathon: P. and Dr. H.P. Brockamp


2007 in The Netherlands  

1. Nat. champion overnight racing:: P. and S. Verbeek partnership, Naaldwijk

1. Nat. Marathon: Poeth-Erkens partnership

1. Western-European Super-Marathon: Rik Stevens (2. Van Ophuizen-Marell)           

1. Internat. Combine North Bergerac and ‘overall’ 33,000 b.: Heinrich Gent.

1. Nat. and Internat. Perpignan: Vertelman & Son, Hoogkarspel.


in Germany  

1.Nat. Kampioen Internat. races: Rutz and Sons partnership.

1.Nat. Marathon: Rutz and Sons partnership.

1. Nat. and Internat. Barcelona: F. Menne and Daughters.


2008 in The Netherlands  

1. Nat. champion overnight racing: Gerard Hendrix, Ysselsteyn.

1. Nat. Marathon: P. and S. Verbeek partnership, Naaldwijk

1. Nat. and Internat. yearlings Bordeaux Z.L.U.: Leo Pronk, Breezand.

1. Nat. Bordeaux, section 2 and ‘overall’ (36,109 birds): Leen Tijl, Nieuwe Tonge.

1. Nat. Pau: Hubert  Jongen, Kerkrade.

Many section winners on the Nat. races: St. Vincent, Mountaban, Tarbes, Dax, Bergerac and Bordeaux.



The two most famous breeding stations in Western Europe, Natural and Eijerkamp, invested two years to get van Wanroy pigeons straight from the source. All over the world it has become an incredible success story.


1. Nat. BelgiumDanny Vagenende, Smetlede

1. Nat. Germany Rutz and Sons partnership, Blieskastel-Altheim

1. Nat. NetherlandsA.P. de Jong, Gouda

1. InternationalDanny Vagenende


2009 in The Netherlands   

1.Nat.Tarbes ZLURuud Botterweck

1.Nat. Narbonne ZLUHans Knetsch

1.Nat.acebird overnight- racing The NetherlandsPeter Wustmans


in Germany   

1.Nat. MarathonP. en dr. H.P.Brockamp


1.Nat.champion overnight racingVincent Vork,Noorden  

1.Marathon North Wim de Ruiter,Loerbeek

1.Nat.Barcelona hensComb. Caubergh,Maastricht

1.Internat.Tarbes Z.L.UJos Martens,Stein

1.Internat.Limoges,northern UnionGerard Koopman,Ermerveen



1.Western-European Super-MarathonAad Kuyt,Katwijk aan Zee

1. Nat. St. VincentHuub Joosten


Many section winners on the National overnight races



1. Western-European Supermarathon Wim Mudde



1. Nat. MarathonGebr. Saya

1. Acebird Nat. MarathonA. Th. Kop

1. St. Vincent Z.L.U.Aad Kuyt

1. Nat. MarseilleChris en Jaap v.d. Velden



1. Nat. Champion MarathonAlfred van Leuken

 series 3 winner Internat. BarcelonaTwan Bongers

1. Nat. MarathonP. Schurgers



1. Nat. Champion overnight racing nominatedComb. Verwaayen

1. Ace-pigeon Nat. overnight racingComb. Verwaayen

1. Nat. TarbesWinkens-Rothenburg

1. Ace-pigeon Barcelona Z.L.U. 2012-2015Team Vollebregt

1. Barcelona Z.L.U.Cees Droog



1. Nat. and Internat. Pau Z.L.U.Cees Droog

1. Nat. MarathonHuub Joosten

1. Nat. Barcelona hensWim Verbaal

1. Acebird Z.L.U.Sjaak v.d. Velde en Zn.



1. Nat. MarathonTh. En B. Burgers

1. Acebird Nat. Marathon Piet Boyen en dochter

1. Nat. Perpignan Pieter Woord

1. Nat. MarseilleTeam Vollebregt

1. Acebird Z.L.U.Team Vollebregt

1. Nat. Marathon N.P.O. unnominatedH. van Venrooy sr.

Unfortunately, in March 2004, this champion was struck by a hawk.
Ben became 3. a non-nominated and 3. nominated champion for one night in the Federation and 4. a champion for one night in the club of specialists in long distance IJsselstreek.


The key event in 2004 was the first ten of the national ranking in Angoulème with daughter acebird in 2003.

In 2005, the newly emerged strain has not yet lost its quality.
With a true breed of pigeons and in combination with 4,000 participants in the most challenging race of the year, St. Vincent (35 degrees and headwinds), 2, 3 and 4 were scored almost 1100 km.

Also Mt. de Marsan, with almost the same circumstances, was great! With ten pigeons injected and 182 birds in total, Fed won three Ben, 10., 17., 18., 36., 43 places.
Barcelona is already mentioned, and on Bergerac its 1. designated pigeon won a prize of € 500, - in the exclusive club Fondmatadoren (East Holland).


Especially with the designated pigeon, Ben did the incredible, he won a / o:

1. Fed

2. combine

6. Amalgamation GOU (4000 members)

2. long distance specialists club GOU

In the general championship Long Distance Club IJsselstreek Ben took the fourth place.


2006 passed normally, many championships again.

The start of the 2007 season was a bit unfortunate, so for several weeks Ben did not participate in any race. After that, he again started moving with good performance, such as, for example, in National Barcelona (1243 km), 1 pigeon and 697 places against 7520 pigeons.

This is 1484 place against 25 716 pigeons.
In National Bergerac Ben’s, the first pigeon won 92nd place against 15,490 pigeons.


2008: Nat. Barcelona (1243 km), 1 st 988 place of 7043 pigeons.

St. Vincent at Apeldoorn Fed:
3-15-24-35 places against 188 pigeons (8 were included in the test)
National, he started with 120 seats against 5682 pigeons.

Bergerac in Apeldoorn Fed:
5-36-44-61-80-84 places, etc. against 833 pigeons (27 were included in the test)
National, he started with 243 seats against 14,372 pigeons.


2009 and 2010 went well.
It is worth noting that 80% of the prize fund at Barcelona International over the past 4 years.


Best performance delivered from Barcelona.
Ben won only 325 and 681 places. National Barcelona vs 7,046 pigeons.
National pigeons: 127 place against 2183 pigeons.
It is worth noting that 90% of the prize at Barcelona International over the past 8 years.


On the lead edition of Marseille ZLU (2 entered) the result was
Long distance specialists club 1 place out of 194 pigeons.
Nat. 46 place from 3680 pigeons.
Nat. hens 9th place out of 917 pigeons.
Int. hens 22 place from 2455 pigeons.

I quote the report of the Club of specialists in distant distaniyah:

Barcelona turned into a disaster.
Dove "142" flew at 17.30 for the third year in a row.
She landed on the arrival; I looked up in fright, shot back, and I never saw her again; the tenth victim of a bird of prey.

At the end of the street in Kroondomein in Paleis het Loo there are 650 hectares of forest. It really talks about birds of prey!
An additional disappointment is the fact that now Arjan Beens won the first prize in the long-range specialist club with a bird at 19:30.
Fortunately, there are many of her descendants in the nursery, such as her son "48", who became a dove in 2014 in the circle of Apeldoorn.



At Barcelona (scored 5 points - 3 prizes):
Long distance specialists club 2 place out of 209 deep.
Nat 101 out of 5423 depths.
Nat. hens 46 place out of 1809 depths.
Int. 232 place out of 21 166 depths.
Int. chickens 95 place out of 5550 depths.



Unfortunately, Ben Hendriks spent more time in a hospital bed during a year than in his nursery. He survived 4 surgeries and even spent 6 months in the hospital. Between operations, he competed in 3 races, although the birds were not allowed to train in mid-May.
He won several prizes at Bordeaux and Marseille.
In his favorite race from Barcelona, ​​the birds returned too late to win prizes.

Strain van Wanroy - strong inbreed variety over long distances, which still dominates the world.

For all these lovers, the van Wanroy strain was (partially) involved in their outstanding performances. What is also very surprising is the fact that the complete distant peak of Germany has the right to dispose of the following strains: Wanroy: Heinz Seegmüller, Kipp and Sons, even a complete round, Friedel Menne and Daughters, Peter and Hans-Peter Brockamp, ​​Bernd Morsnowski, H. Grün, W. Bölting, D. Rass, Rutz and Sons, and so on.


Belgium: long ago van Wanroy was bought here under such famous names as: Emile Denys, father and son of Vanhee (‘Ginetje’ of G. Vanhee was acebird in Belgium) and Gommair Verbruggen ..Currently, lovers who win with the noble influence of van Wanroy are: Jos Thoné, vd Poel-Buckley, Thomas Peters and Son, Chr.Vanoppen, Chr.Nouwens, Eddy Stulens, Edgar Peumans, A.Simons and Son, A. Jorissen, F.Vos and M. & J.Borgers.François Struyf was crowned 1.Nat. Belgian night racing champion in 2006, due to the pigeons J.B.Hendriks, as well as Ben Hendriks.

Marseille was again the race many lovers dreamed of.
This is a real classic that real marathon runners have always dreamed of.

The winner of this Marseille is the dove that won the prize in every marathon race in which she participated. It is made of the right things. Analyzing her pedigree, her ability to win the main prize is tied to her genes. In 1992, Ben introduced two pigeons for Perpignan, and with very hot weather, they won 21st place and 400th place in National.


They had one mother; Ben’s Fedor x Claudia base pair daughter; respectively grandson and daughter 274 (grandson 90 Van Wanroy).
These two pigeons are the parents of the father (Bonfire).

Mother from the line Hartje x daughter to 100, 2x 1. acebird mid-distance fed. & winner 7x 1. prize; strain De Klak through Albert Leever, Delden. Therefore, 75% Van Wanroy and 25% De Klak.

At Barcelona (2 pigeons entered) the same depth as in 2011 (142 place) was the winner:
Long distance specialists club 44th place out of 178 pigeons.
Nat. 1361 place of 6,392 pigeons.
Nat. hens 408 is the place of 2,087 pigeons.
Int. hens 1119 place out of 7.024 pigeons.


In addition, it is worth mentioning that Wolfgang and Hugo Kipp won 6th place Nat. Barcelona, ​​with a pigeon bred from a pigeon Ben Hendriks from St. Vincent "755 x Laura".



The race from Pau was excellent, especially because the east winds carried all the early birds to the coastline.
Long distance specialists club 1 place from 132 pigeons.
Nat. 266 place from 3124 pigeons.
Nat. hens 37 place of 787 pigeons.

Jef van Wanroy

Tribal value:
Van Wanroy is a strong inbred variety. Its breeding value is unsurpassed: for night racing, the strain is unique to intersect with other strains over long distances, and crossing it with one-day racing strains is ideal for slightly shorter distances, with such crossing Siegward Schubring became the German national champion in 2001.


Famous long-distance racers in Western Europe thank for the success in the national and international races of van Wanroy's pure or crossed doves, such as, for example, the international winners:

Barcelona: Kuypers brothers, W. v. Leeuwen, J.B. Hendriks, J. Theelen, C. Vanoppen,
Vrösch-Meyers partnership, F. Menne and daughters, Danny Vagenende

Perpignan: P. v.d. Eijnden, Saya brothers, P. en H.P. Brockamp, ​​F. Menne and Daughters and C. Vertelman & Son.

In his youth, Ben Hendriks was the younger half of the J.B. Hendriks and Son, an excellent school. In 1972, he began individually racing in Beekbergen. My best successes? In those years I lived in a single-family house and in a brick barn, where I placed 12 widowers, including only two pigeons for long distances. These two brought me sixth place in the Marathon North National competition.

Later, when Ben moved to Apeldoorn, he had his best year in 1983. With a large margin, he became a long-distance champion with his old pigeons in Apeldoorn. In the nineties, Ben excelled at the international race in San Sebastian (1,150 km), gaining 4 birds and winning 47 and 80 points. National race 3 place against 7 366 pigeons.


He won the following championships: 2 times: 1. not nominated for long distances in the federal championship Apeldoorn (about 500 participants) and 1. and 2. long-distance champion in Salland Amalgamation (1000 participants).


In addition, 1. and 2. super-long distance in the club of specialists in long-distance IJsselstreek (10 races per night from 800 to 1240 km) and 1. champion in the race in IJsselstreek, also 1. acebird.


In 2001, NL96-1617034 (Spin Line) was crowned 1. acebird at night races in Apeldoorn Fed. (ACC). In 2005, when he was 9 years old (typical van Wanroy), he won a great prize in Barcelona. At the Super Long Distance Club in the mill, he won 19 against 215 b. National he won 1058. against 7,491 pigeons. In 10 years, this pigeon was transferred to the tribal compartment!


In 2003, Ben again showed his excellent skills. His NL00-1390909 became the best long-distance racer in the Federation and took second place, as well as second place in the Acebird classification for the classification of very strong specialists in long-distance IJsselstreek and 6. Acebird for the night in the largest association The Netherlands.

In our kennel there are sports pigeons of the famous race Jef Van Wanroy purchased from Ben Hendriks. And anyone can buy sports pigeons of the race Van Wanroy from these manufacturers. You can look at our store, where the pigeons of this race are represented, as well as other very popular races of sports pigeons. Or you can email us for pre-ordering for the purchase of Pussy sports pigeons.

Annie's father is the son of Mario, who is 100% Van Wanroy.
Mother is an inbreed product for 788 (base pigeon) through Jac Steketee.


Annie results:
When she was 2 years old, she first entered the marathon race. She clearly showed excellent skills. From 3 races she won 3 prizes in the National race. At the age of 3, she won the w / o 2nd place regional St. Vincent.


A year later, she won 3 prizes from 3 marathon races, and a total of 9 prizes from 9 pigeons who took part in races. To this record, she adds the 2013 Pau victory. In conclusion: super dove.
Another top achievement is that he has won a 82% bonus prize in Barcelona over the past 9 years.

According to Ben Hendriks, many lovers make the mistake of buying birds from successful pigeon breeders who perform fantastically with crossed birds.

The fact of crossing provides added value (heterosis effect).
Heterosis is the positive effect of cross-breeding on viability, resistance to disease, and the ability to heal quickly. This is the only way to increase racing value. Therefore, crossing pigeons has additional value! Simplified: at the intersection of 1 + 1 - this is not 2, but 3.

Many buy crossed pigeons; however, they have already passed the status of additional cost.
Therefore, if you want to succeed, you must make your own cross and not buy already crossed birds.
They have already passed the status of "surplus value."
And many understood this perfectly, for example, Theo Lehnen (Germany) and Joszef Peller (Hungary).

In Die Brieftaube, the best four birds of Theo Lehnen were printed with their pedigree.
They all seemed to be children of the four straight J.B. Hendriks - van Wanroy pigeons crossed with two Janssen birds and two Meulemans birds.

In the all-around event at South Africa Olympiad, Hungarian Joszef Peller and his son grabbed silver from Ben Hendriks - van Wanroy, crossed with Janssen. This pigeon won for the first time eight times against an average of 1,000 pigeons in just two years.Another example of the successful van Wanroy cross is the example of J. van 't Land from Naarden. His “Rookie” was the fastest bird on National Bergerac in 2003 against 28,402 pigeons. The father of this winner was bred by Ben. His grandson is "305".


Ben won 68. Nat. in sector 3. The same applies to the father (son of Marco) from 4. National Barcelona by Heinz Seegmüller in Germany, which is also the fastest 2 Nat. It was only in Olympiad in Oostende (2007) that the young Rutz found out that there were 2. their 2. National Barcelona in 2004 was also bred from the direct Ben Hendriks.


Only now it turns out that in 2004 at National Barcelona in Germany, both from the 2nd and from the 4th. Father comes straight from Ben's.In 2006, the son of NL96-1617230 (the son of Marco), bought directly from Ben Hendriks at Olympiad in Bazel, the best Allround pigeon from Hungary.