The pigeons originating from Wijnands and Son, from Maastricht, were mainly responsible for the successes after the restart in 2006. Albert Willems was good friends with them and obtained these pigeons before the Wijnands record sale. Children and grandchildren of all the famous birds moved from Maastricht to Eisden. That is birds out of "Blauwe Vanoppen", "Gimondi", "Pozzato", "Olano", "Late Simpson", "Vale 099". "Gouden Barcelona", "Witneus", "Ballerini", "Gehamerde", "Vale Florizoone", "Asduif Marseille" and many others.
These pigeons in the hands of a craftsman such as Albert Willems were assured of success, for which they didn't have to wait long.
The foundation of the colony is made up of the following pigeons:
"Duiver Desbuquois" BE05-2035547 ( from Peter Wynants)