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 2022

  • Date
    Station
    Distance
    Nr. of pigeons
    Prizes
    Pigeons/Pr. 1:4
  • 06/08
    Quievrain YB
    209 km
    2.392
    6-33-99-150-153-155-208 etc.
    25/15
  • 30/07
    Bierges YB
    144 km
    2.370
    1-2-8-53-54-97 etc.
    20/12
  • 23/07
    NPO Issoudun
    605 km
    3.864
    7-12-56-62-79 etc.
    15/10
  • 23/07
    Tienen YB
    126 km
    2.399
    5-21-27-29-37-79-83-84-85-86-87-88-97 etc.
    30/17
  • 16/07
    Prov. Nanteuil
    363 km
    5.809
    92-181-230-337-402 etc.
    10/9
  • 09/07
    NPO Vierzon
    574 km
    3.768
    4-60-124-149-294-464 etc.
    14/9
  • 09/07
    Prov. Chimay
    221 km
    7.168
    7-8-45-60-90-404-408 etc.
    9/9
  • 02/07
    Melun
    413 km
    839
    19-29-44-45-61-62-160-215
    10/8
  • 01/07
    Nat. Ruffec s3
    760 km
    7.130
    1-153-384-814-1327-1991-2103
    8/7
  • 25/06
    NPO (S) Nevers
    571 km
    1.842
    12-13-17-24-32-56 etc.
    10/7
  • 18/06
    Prov. Niergnies
    252 km
    10.021
    34-65-107-120-135-309-504 etc.
    24/13
  • 11/06
    Chateaudun
    519 km
    1.173
    2-54-65-82-87-104-113-149-177-202-277 etc.
    17/12
  • 04/06
    Prov. Chalons en Champagne
    337 km
    10.901
    33-40-76-122-270-337-480-540-643-760-858 etc.
    27/24
  • 28/05
    Prov. Niergnies
    252 km
    11.764
    63-73-317-620-1140 etc.
    8/8
  • 28/05
    NPO La Ferte Saint Aubin
    530 km
    6.865
    18-36-118-241-281-331-429-557-709-875 etc.
    20/13
  • 21/05
    Prov. Morlincourt
    313 km
    17.024
    6-7-30-194-314-317-373 etc.
    19/17
  • 14/05
    Prov. Morlincourt
    313 km
    20.278
    12-13-47-155-180-185-441-574-777-791-792-813 etc.
    21/20
  • 07/05
    Quievrain
    209 km
    3.275
    7-35-36-38-40-59-61-101-118-170-212-225-226 etc.
    27/25
  • 30/04
    Bierges
    144 km
    3.447
    12-14-42-43-44-48-57-64-66-82-83-84-88-90 etc.
    29/23
  • 16/04
    Reusel (only a club race)
    67 km
    254
    1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-16-17-18 etc
    31/22
  • 12/04
    Tilburg (only a club race)
    52 km
    101
    1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-12-15-16-17-18 etc
    31/23