On the lofts of Will & Falco Ebben a maximum of twelve old bird pairs are used for racing. About twenty youngsters start the young birds season.
 
Because about sixty to seventy percent of the racing team of the Ebben’s consists of yearlings, apparently breeding twenty youngsters was not sufficient for the necessary replenishment.
 
That is why in 2005 the men decided to also bring twenty youngsters for racing purposes to Falco’s address in Boven-Leeuwen … the very best of them are transferred to the old birds loft at Will at the end of the season. In Boven-Leeuwen the youngsters are raced under the name of 'Combinatie (partnership) Ebben'.

Since 2020 oldbirds are also raced from the loft in Boven-Leeuwen.



The racing loft in Boven-Leeuwen. Here we can race with a maximum of 16 couples oldbirds and about 35 youngbirds. The loft is 6,5 meters long and devided in three sections. On this tiny loft we became 2nd National NPO champion in 2016 and 7th National NPO champion with the youngbirds in 2017!
Oldbirds are raced on this loft since 2020. Before, we only raced youngsters from Boven-Leeuwen. In 2021 we became 2nd National NPO Champion Short Distance on this loft and in 2020 2nd Semi-National Champion Long Distance NU.

Combinatie Ebben 2023

  • Date
    Station
    Distance
    Nr. of pigeons
    Prizes
    Pigeons/Pr. 1:4
  • 09/09
    Prov. Niergnies
    252 km
    6770
    1-3-14-21-59-74-75-79 etc.
    17/15
  • 02/09
    Chimay
    221 km
    4597
    10-12-49-85-172-1730-182-211-212-331 etc.
    25/20
  • 26/08
    S-Prov. Nanteuil le Haudouin
    363 km
    3482
    12-13-23-29-61-62-82-83-89-131-179-211 etc.
    25/23
  • 26/08
    Quievrain
    209 km
    1420
    25-93-105-113 etc.
    9/9
  • 19/08
    Bierges
    144 km
    2699
    6-17-47-181-226-334-387 etc.
    10/9
  • 18/08
    Prov. Chimay
    215 km
    7617
    10-11-57-99-133-216-334-371-510 etc.
    27/16
  • 12/08
    Tienen
    126 km
    3506
    22-39-69-70-91-97-226-350-511-515-592
    11/11
  • 12/08
    Prov. Niergnies
    252 km
    9870
    5-41-62-76-309-396-415-499-787-846-855 etc.
    30/19
  • 05/08
    Prov. Chateauroux
    628 km
    420
    3-4-24-45-60-64-80 etc.
    14/11
  • 04/08
    Quievrain
    209 km
    2813
    7-29-42-74-93-96-152-156-220-229-273-299 etc.
    30/21
  • 22/07
    Tienen
    126 km
    2947
    12-13-15-47-48-49-52-56 etc.
    28/20
  • 22/07
    Issoudun
    605 km
    678
    10-11-13-14-35-94
    12/6
  • 08/07
    Prov. Gray
    495 km
    2942
    13-16-67
    5/3
  • 02/07
    Melun
    413 km
    1064
    11-16-25-74-132-208
    8/6
  • 30/06
    Ruffec
    760 km
    433
    16-70
    2/2
  • 24/06
    Chimay
    221 km
    1730
    1-15-129-156-169-383
    8/6
  • 17/06
    S-Prov. Laon
    288 km
    4727
    15-81-110-132-135-360-361-505-723
    11/9
  • 11/06
    S-Prov. Gien
    510 km
    3372
    46-59 etc.
    5/4
  • 10/06
    Niergnies
    252 km
    4881
    24-34 etc.
    10/8
  • 03/06
    S-Prov. Chalons en C.
    337 km
    4853
    5-42-50-126-172-196-197-323-472 etc
    12/11
  • 27/05
    S-Prov. Niergnies
    252 km
    5719
    61-123-166-241-255-283 etc.
    8/8
  • 27/05
    SFG Gien
    510 km
    2566
    1-34-49-216 etc.
    8/5
  • 20/05
    Prov. Morlincourt
    313 km
    17172
    6-7-183-236-429-458-670-695-793-796 etc.
    16/14
  • 13/05
    S-Prov. Morlincourt
    313 km
    9598
    1-29-68-71-89-91-110-228-256-483 etc.
    17/13
  • 06/05
    Quievrain
    209 km
    4729
    1-114-125-170-424-429-437-541-577-669 etc.
    24/19
  • 30/04
    Bierges
    144 km
    4020
    11-12-38-111-115-186-196-230-371-376 etc.
    20/17
  • 22/04
    Tienen
    126 km
    2344
    23-25-27-29-35-114-347-444-451-701-702-759-767
    22/13