My Klitschko family

My Klitschko family, Wladimir Klitschko 1st nat.Ace Marathon (NL) 2016

Best Marathon Pigeon in The Netherlands 2016 is named Wladimir Klitschko, raced by Peter Van Dongen and bred by Mart Stokman (Oost-Souburg,NL).

When I saw a picture of this pigeon, and especially the photo of the eye (see below), I knew this was a good line to build on… Wladimir Klitschko was sold by PIPA.  

When you see the pedigree it appears to be 75% Gebr.Brugemann…  

I contacted Mart Stokman at the end of 2017 and asked if the parents were still at his loft and if there were brothers/sisters of Wladimir Klitschko available. When I was visiting Mart Stokman I had the opportunity to see the parents and some brothers/sisters.  Three very late bred youngsters looked very nice and a couple of weeks later those three brothers of Wladimir Klitschko moved to my breeding loft. The first year I paired them to 3 sisters, daughters of New Witbuik. From each pair I gave Mart a couple of youngsters as a present. In return, Mart gave me two inbred youngsters, brother Wladimir Klitschko x Mother Wladimir Klitschko, and he promised the next daughter out of the basic pair would be a gift to me. In 2020 the first couple of youngsters from his basic pair were a tall cock and a small hen and Mart would bring the hen later that (Corona-)year. When the hen arrived it seems that the tall cock “became” in fact the hen and vice versa …  Unfortunately, these were the last youngsters of his basic pair. The cock of the basic pair was fertilizing irregular and the hen was hospitalized during 2 months at the pigeon clinic of Dr.Henk de Weerd in Breda. Both pigeons came to our breeding loft in 2021. Only late 2021 I paired the hen to a son of New Witbuik and that resulted in 2 youngsters.

My Klitschko family :

Eye Wladimir Klitschko