Familie Toom – Alblasserdam
The Familie (family) Toom consists of father Bart and son Sebastiaan Toom. With an accommodation of 3 meters for the old pigeons and a loft of 2 meters for the 50 youngsters we can count them among the small fanciers.
They mainly have pigeons from Tim Hage from Woerden and Jan & Hanne Sas from Vosselaar in Belgium. On the advice of Jan van Wanrooy there was a knock at the door of these Belgian pigeonfanciers who have only the best of the best from the international champions Kurvers-de Weerd.
Bart has made a golden purchase there about ten years ago, because the pigeons that have ensured that the Family Toom have penetrated the best Dutch fanciers of both the (faster) NPO races with afternoon releases as well as the very heavy International Marathon classics are almost all descendants from the Family Toom’s Golden Breeding couple. This pair of super pigeons comes from Jan and Hanne Sas and is formed by “Messi” (grandchild of the Foundation breedingcock “874” from Lei Kurvers) and “Coby” (granddaughter of the 2nd National Barcelona 2005) who have produced a whole lot of fantastic pigeons! Because of this strong foundation the Family Toom have won within just a few years from the start with these pigeons 1, 1, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13, 17, 25, 26, 26, 26, 28, 30, 38, 40, 51, 51, 60, 71, 93 National!
1 National Agen 2013
1 National Cahors (morning release) 2014
5 National Bergerac 2015
25, 26 National Agen ZLU 2016
6 National Bergerac 2017
17, 26, 51 National Agen ZLU 2017 (2nd National fastest 2 nominated)
4th National Acepigeon St. Vincent ZLU 14-15-16
6th National Acepigeon Barcelona 3 years 15-16-17
2017 was a super season for the Familie Toom as they were crowned 3rd National Champion Extreme Long Distance/Marathon!! But they also won 4th W.E.S.M (West European Super Marathon) – 8 nominated and 8th National Champion Extreme Long Distance/Marathon – 8 nominated. Incredible results bearing in mind the small number of pigeons they have.
For sure this is just the beginning of a never ending journey. Can they do better? Yes they can. Will they do better? Yes they will. Familie Toom, a tiny loft with huge performances!