Pieter Veenstra 224 birds 3,342 euros/pigeon!!!!
On Sunday morning, the total amount for all of Pieter Veenstra's birds was still at about 450,000 euros. In just a few hours, the amount had risen to almost 750,000 euros. At the beginning of the auction, it was already clear that the number one lot would be Miss Overegge/Sister Dolce Vita. That ace hen won 3 x 1st NPO/Provincial in only a few weeks time and had in the meantime also become the dam of a 1st NPO winner. In the end she was sold for 158,000 euros to a Chinese fancier.
The second most expensive bird was BIS sale number 4, sold for 25,000 euros to China as well. The buyer can choose between one of Dolce Vita's best brothers ever and ace racer Jappeloup.
Miss Overegge now enters the top 10 of most expensive birds ever sold. The is ranked 10th in the overall list and, as far as most expensive hens ever sold goes, she is listed 2nd after Dolce Vita.
1. Golden Prince 360,000 (Gino Clicque) 2. Bolt 310,000 (Leo Heremans) 3. Safier Kweekkoppel 270,000 (Leo Heremans) 4. Dolce Vita 250,400 (Pieter Veenstra) 5. Nikolaas 244,000 (Casaert-Sénéchal) 6. Nieuwe Olympiade 210,000 (Leo Heremans) 7. Ouders Bolt 184,000 (Leo Heremans) 8. Euro Diamond 170,000 (Dr Hans-Peter Brockamp) 9. Gilbert 162,000 (Leo Heremans) 10. Miss Overegge/Sister Dolce Vita
158,000 (Pieter Veenstra) 11. Blauwe Prins 156,000 (Pros Roosen)
More info: https://www.pipa.be/en/content/pipa-milestones
The 224 birds were sold to 25 different countries: China (75), Taiwan (38), Iraq (24), Netherlands (21), Belgium (7), Japan (6), Thailand (6), Romania (5), USA (5), Italy (5), Poland (5), Canada (4), Iran (4), Colombia (3), France (3), UK (2), Argentina (2), South Africa (2), Australia (1), Bangladesh (1), Egypt (1), Hongary (1), Kuwait (1), Philippines (1), Turkey (1).