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.