In 1964 Hans Eijerkamp purchased, from the Janssen brothers, Arendonk, the "Oude Bange van 64
", according to those in the know, one of the best breeders ever produced by the Janssen Brothers. But, a daughter out of the "De Stier
", a son out of "De Oude Witpen
" and a son out of the "Kaaskop
", also moved to the Eijerkamp lofts. These purchases heralded the beginning of an era, an era which to this day has not ended, when one sees that many of the recent toppers are directly down from these Eijerkamp-Janssen
When Hans Eijerkamp and Walter Jasynski paired the "Oude Bange van 64
" together with a daughter of the "Merckx
", an absolute top foundation pair was born!! The best breeding daughter out of this pair is the "Bange 780 hen
", who is the grandmother of the Olympiade pigeons "Flits 85"
and the "Jonge Generaal"
An important role within the Eijerkamp-Janssen
strain, was set aside for pigeons from Wout Smeulders, from who, amongst others, the magnificent "Generaal
" moved to the Eijerkamps. These Smeulder pigeons played a great role in the pedigree of the "De Fameuze 05"
, who after winning his title of 1st
National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance WHZB in 1981, via Bertus Camphuis, took up residence in the Eijerkamp lofts and since then has claimed the role of an indisputable foundation sire. His offspring excelled all over the world and for Eijerkamp he was responsible for building the "05"dynasty from which Aces such as "James Bond"
National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance 1984), "Glamourboy"
National Etampes 13,842 pigeons) "Wonderboy 05"
and "Wonderboy 06"
National Ace Pigeons WHZB 1990) developed into new icons.
New giants such as "Porsche Bond"
Ace Pigeon Rijn-IJssel) and "La Prima Vera"
(10 x 1st
) were born and they easily took over the role of star breeders from their illustrious forbearers.
For the Eijerkamp lofts themselves the Eijerkamp-Janssen
s during this period provided for, till then unknown successes. All three of the Olympiade pigeons "Romario"
(Gran Canaria 1993), "Flits 85"
(Utrecht 1995) and "Jonge Generaal"
(Basel 1997) can thank the Eijerkamp-Janssen
base pigeons for their genes. Later toppers such as "Silvester"
National Vitesse Pigeon WHZB 1997), "Mister Loverman"
National Cock WHZB 2000) and "Lady Jumbo"
National Hen WHZB 2000), came along. In short: the impact of the Eijerkamp-Janssen
strain, on the racing pigeon sport in the Netherlands, has been extraordinary!