Gerard van Tuyl – Hellouw

The long distance crack from Hellouw is probably the pigeon fancier with the best nightflyers in the Netherlands. Many times he clocked a whole series of pigeons in the middle of the night or very early in the morning of various flights. Just look at a few examples like: Angouleme 22 pigeons clocked in the night. The international winner from Pau was clocked at 04.41am, the 3rd international Perpignan was clocked at 06.10am; the international Barcelona winner, RODICO, probably flew during the nightly hours, otherwise he could not have been clocked at 7.04am. The national Brive winner was clocked at 6 o’clock with a 3 hour lead. The national winner of M & R de Bruin, a direct Gerard van Tuyl pigeon, was also clocked at 5.22 am.


What is the origin of his strain of pigeons?

In Gerard’s lofts you can find pigeons of the Van Zantvoort brothers, St. Michielsgestel (Jan & Theo Ernest, Adrianus van der Wegen and Lazeroms/van Zelderen), Hagens brothers, Achthuizen and the late Theo Ernest (DON PEDRO and DE VAN ZELDEREN). About 75 % has the blood of the Theo Ernest species running in their veins. Gerard has already been buying his pigeons from Ernest ever since 1993 and he also took over Ernest’s last ten pigeons.


Characteristics of Gerard’s pigeons:
* pear shaped
* small feathers (swallow type)
* fly in any kind of weather
* night flyers

Due to this characteristic, the great urge to come home in combination with the enormous endurance of his pigeons, Gerard van Tuyl won much! Very much! Six times he won a 1st National Extreme Long distance/Marathon flight, which resulted in two International victories! This big champion won: 1st International Barcelona, 1st International Pau, 1st National Brive, 1st National St Vincent, 1st National Ruffec, 1st National hens Narbonne, 2nd National Aurillac, 2nd National Brive, 2nd National hens Marseille, 2nd National hens Narbonne, 3rd International Perpignan, 3rd National St Vincent, 3rd National Bergerac (+ carwinner). But Gerard also won the CUP VAN WALLONIE at Barcelona, and the prestigious title Keizer van de Grote Fond at the ZLU, 1st Super Prestige ZLU, 1st Pyreneen Cup, 1st Champions league, 2nd Europe Cup, 2nd Europe Marathon.  

The 90-2772243 JONGE DAX from Gebr. Van Santvoort has become one of the stock pigeons in the loft (25% of his blood is from good short distance pigeons). The “night flying” started with his daughter, DEN BRIVE, who won a 1st National Brive with 3 hours lead, clocked early in the morning. A son of DEN BRIVE, 97-1526267 DONKERE BRIVE surely got his mother’s genes as he arrived 3 times around 05.15 in the morning. He in turn became the father of cracks like NACHTVLINDER and NACHTFEE who repeated this piece of art. The NACHTFEE did it twice! She arrived from Perpignan at 00:15am and at 01.45am. Generation after generation toppers are born with this quality. A hen that was spared during the theft is the 97-1526227 PERPIGNAN 27. She has undoubtedly become the contemporary ancestor. She has won a 3rd International Perpignan in 2001, among others. Together with a few of her best children, the PERPIGNAN 27 has been very valuable in building the stock, with the most successful results achieved by the pairing of TWIN and DONKERE BRIVE.


The pigeons which made Gerard van Tuyl’s comeback after the theft of his best breeders and flyers 🙁 🙁

RODICO, 1st International Barcelona:

A cock of average type with a frame of iron and an ideal wing. He is very strong muscled and very softly plumbed. The yellow color dominates in his bright eyes. He has predominantly pigeons from the famous long distance strain from Theo Ernest from Halsteren in his pedigree. His father is a brother of Theo Ernest’s 2nd National Barcelona. The mother of RODICO, the international Barcelona winner, is a daughter of the famous TWIN, the stock pigeon and topper with 75 and 125th National Pau. TWIN was paired to the PERPIGNAN 27, 3rd International Perpignan and daughter of de JONGE VECHTER (Theo Ernest) x sister 1st National Ruffec (Gebr. Hagens, Achthuizen).

DE FOPPE, 1st International Pau:

Foppe was bred out of a son of the ROSA, winner of 1st National St. Vincent and his mother is a joint breeding of Cas de Graaf x Theo Ernest from the Barcelona 1 and 2 line.


Super sire and father of the 1st National St. Vincent and 1st National Brive! DE JONGE DAX is the son of DEN DAX from the Gebr. Van Santvoort. DEN DAX is the 3rd best National cock at the Olympiad Prague 1983 Sportclass. DEN DAX himself was a grandson of HET SCHEERMES who was the best cock of the Netherlands WHZB 1976 and Olympiad pigeon in Blackpool 1977 Sportclass.

Children (!) of DE JONGE DAX win: 1.Nat Brive, 1.Nat St Vincent, 7.Nat Brive, 14.Nat Ruffec, 14.Nat St Vincent, 51.Nat Narbonne, 53.Nat Brive, 70.Nat St Vincent, 71.Nat. Marseille, 91.Nat Bordeaux.

DE PERPIGNAN 27, 3rd International Perpignan:

Her father was DE JONGE VECHTER, a grandson of the 1st National Tarbes in 1990 at Theo Ernest x 1st Nat.ional Perpignan 1990 at Jan Walpot. Her mother was a sister of WINDOW, winner of the 1st National Ruffec at Gerard van Tuyl.

(Gr)children of PERPIGNAN 27 win: MISS LEE-SEE, 8.Nat Ace Barcelona 3 yr, NACHTVLINDER, 1st Int. Ace IFC 4000, 3rd Nat. Ace Barcelona 3yr, 4th Nat. Ace Perpignan 3yr, 4th Nat. Ace Perpignan 4 yr, RODICO, 1st Int. Barcelona, 3rd Nat. St Vincent, 4th Nat. Periqueux, 5th Nat. Bordeaux, 7th Nat. Dax, etc.


His father is a grandson of the 03 of Theo Ernest. His mother is DE BRIVE, who won the 1st National Brive at Gerard van Tuyl. The offspring of DE DONKERE BRIVE inherit extremely well. Famous children are: NACHTVLINDER and MISS LEE-SEE (both from DE DONKERE BRIVE x PERPIGNAN 27).



Tim Hage                                       Woerden

Fam. van Houten                          IJsselstein                         (a.o. 2nd Nat Montauban, 3rd Nat Barcelona, 7th Nat Barcelona, 8th Nat Brive)

Maurice Derksen                          Braamt

M. R. de Bruijn                              Woudrichem                     (1st Nat St Vincent)

Herry Peters                                  Panheel                             (via van Houten)

Wim Verbaal                                 Valkenswaard                    (2nd Nat Barcelona, 1st Int hens Barcelona)

G & J Pronckaert                           Schepdaal (BE)                  (1st Nat Barcelona)

Bennie van Holland & Zn             Ede                                     (1st Nat St. Vincent sector 3)

Jan Doppenberg                            Voorthuizen                    

Jurian van Amerongen                 Bunnik                                                   

Richard Kuijer                               Maarsen

Comb. van den Berg                    Utrecht

Erik Aldus                                      Opijnen

Philip de Smet                               Belgie                               (7e Nat St Vincent)


Best results from the last years:


Pau                       2, 43, 64, 84 National

Narbonne           7 National, 1 National hens

Perigueux            5 National, 1 NPO



Pau                      60, 210, 462 National               6/15

Perpignan          47, 131, 493 National               11/28



5th WESM

Perigeux             8 National                                 11/22

Pau                     67, 82, 123, 276, 363 Nat         9/14

St. Vincent         20 National

Marseille            8 National, 2 National hens

Narbonne          7 National, 2 National hens     8/15   



2nd Best Marathon Pigeon Fondspiegel 2016-2017

13th                      WESM

Pau                      41, 294, 337 National              10/18

St. Vincent          21, 54 National                            

Marseille            57, 66 National

Narbonne           66, 193, 199 National               8/15

Dax                      8 National

Perigueux           53, 54, 61 National

Orange                9, 19, 21, 28, 35 NPO                6/11



Pau                      61, 139, 165, 485, 522 Nat        9/17

Agen                   22 National yearlings 

Agen                   40, 108 National                         6/15

Perpignan          39, 123, 281 National                12/33

Orange               13, 48 National


Gerard van Tuyl is one of the greatest marathon pigeon fanciers in The Netherlands (and West-Europe) and this auction is THE BEST WHAT HE HAS AT HIS LOFT. All pigeons in the auction are summer bred pigeons from his VERY BEST BREEDERS!!

                                                                                                                                                          S-U-P-E-R    Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y…!!





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