In 2018 Tim Hage is the 1st NATIONAL GRANDMASTER OF THE ZLU and 1st OVERALL GRANDMASTER ZLU !
In 2019 Tim Hage is the 3rd NATIONAL GRANDMASTER OF THE ZLU !
The successtory started when Tim Hage crossed his own old line of one day long distance (400-600km) pigeons with pigeons from Peter de Haan, Jelle Jellema and Gerard van Tuyl.The most important pigeon, his basic hen, the KOUTERSDUIVIN which is a late youngster from 2003, came at the loft via the combination of Dongen – De Bruin from Sliedrecht.Together with this extraordinairy breedinghen Koutersduivin, the BLAUWE BEN from W.J.van Rijn and Zn and the SCHALLIE VAN CHRIS from Chris Bouhuyzen forme the strong foundation under the Tim Hage strain of pigeons which perform extremely well when the circumstances are heavy and when they need to work hard to get home.
It is especially these pigeons that are extremely suitable to come home at night on the day of release after 13-14-15 hours of flying! In recent years, pigeons have also come from Jelle Jellema and Gerard van Tuyl, as Tim has one big wish: winning Barcelona. And to achieve that goal he introduced the best of the best from these two great Barcelona Champions and Internatioal Barcelona winners in his breedingloft !!! One of the first signs that Tim is on the right track is winning the 5th National Perpignan with a 50% van Tuyl pigeon.
The base of Tim Hage’s success is the strength of his breedingloft:
BRUCE (superbreeder and a.o. father 1.National Cahors), TINKER BELL (superbreedinghen and winner of 1.National Cahors and 9.National Tarbes), MILOTO 1 (superbreeder, father of many very good pigeons), BRUNELLO (superbreeder and father of many good pigeons, 1st Ace bird over 3 and 4 years National Agen ZLU), DE BONTE PRINSES (winner of 4.National St Vincent), RICO (son HEILIGE GEEST (1.Nat St Vincent ZLU) x TINKER BELL), NANCY (dr HEILIGE GEEST x TINKER BELL) 2x son BRUCE, son BRUNELLO, 2x dr BRUNELLO, 2x brothers TINKER BELL, 4x sisters TINKER BELL as well as the parents of TINKER BELL populate his highclass breeding loft.And with the additions of two grandchildren from ZWART GOUD x HELLAS (Jelle Jellema) and from joint breeding with the best pigeons from the International Barcelona winner Gerard van Tuyl one can say that his breedingloft is top of the bill. 5x 1st NATIONAL WINNERS are born at his pigeonloft!!