Karel Meuleman's GOLDEN COUPLE
Vandenbosch male - Janssen female
The base couple of Karel Meulemans and Adriaan Wouters (a partnership in which Meulemans would breed and Wouters would race) was the Oude Van Den Bosch male, BELG 67 6729926 and the Blauw Janssen, BELG 66 6122023. This golden breeding couple is one of the best breeding couples in modern history producing such children as the following:
These are some of the more famous children of this golden breeding couple but the list goes on (list taken from Ad Schaerlaeckens website). All are champions and top producers and founders of winning lofts world wide. Some of the best fanciers around the world have the Meulemans bloodlines in their lofts. Fanciers such as Antoine Jacops, August & Frank Daelemans, The Maestro Albert Babington, Gommaire Verbruggen, Herman Beverdam, William Geerts, Willy Van Berendonk, Raymond Hermes, Hans Eijerkamp, Morris Scheers, Serge Elsacker-Jepsen and many more.
One of the first children of the GOLDEN COUPLE, the MERCKX, BELG 69 6653841, was an excellent racer. He won 6 firsts as a yearling and from 1971 untill 1974 he won from Quievrain: 1, 2, 24, 2, 6, 16, 2, 1. From Noyon: 2, 5, 2, 6, 9, 15, 2, 25, 12, 1, 16, 2, 1, 45. From Corbeil he scored 44, 2, 35, 17, 147, 1, 15, 287, 1, 4. From Dourdan 27, 718, 60, 4. From Montargis 6, 6, 2. From Etampes 13, 147, 188 and from Orleans 4th place, all prizes without doubles! He was also NATIONAL ACE PIGEON MIDDLE DISTANCE and represented Belgium at the Olympiad in Budapest 1975.
To read a more complete history of the Meuleman pigeons according to Ad Schaerlaeckens, click here: PART 1 and PART 2