Léon Roks, Standdaarbuiten
In 2017 he surprised both friend and foe by clocking a pigeon on Barcelona in Standdaarbuiten, while in Belgium there was no pigeon from this king’s flight home yet. An unparalleled performance from a tyrant. For decades this performance will be engraved in the memories of the real marathon pigeon fanciers and especially of the lovers of Barcelona. Don Leo of Léon Roks performed this at 7 years of age against 17,094 pigeons. Three years earlier he was the fastest pigeon on Dax of the Province Brabant 2000. But the pigeon strain of Léon Roks is more than this topper. For years he has performed well on both the National (NPO) and the International (ZLU) flights. He also has a good stock of pigeons.
His pigeon stock is built up with pigeons from top fanciers: Leo Kouters, Cees Luijckx, Theo de Jong, Cor de Heijde, Ina Roobol and Henk de Weerd. These pigeons are mainly seen on heavy races. The foundation is laid with pigeons from Hein Oostenrijk, via Leo Kouters. These pigeons are known for their toughness and never ending motivation. With Leo, now living in Thailand, Léon still has weekly contact via Skype. He has taught Léon the tricks of the natural system.