It is very difficult to start presenting this visit, as it was difficult to start presenting the other visits, that I payed, with Mr. Sorin in April this year. It is a simple reason: we visited only real champions, with top doves and each visit was at its highest level. Everything was great: the way we were received, the people we met, and with whom we became friends and certainly these friendships will be long-lasting; then, the aviaries that we saw and last, but not least, the doves.
Peter Veenstra is considered by all the pigeon specialists from Western Europe the best Dutch pigeon lover for distances of 400-700 kilometers for the last 8-10 years!!! There is no exaggeration about this. Peter Veenstra has reproduced and has made fly the most expensive dove from the history: “Dolce Vita”was sold in China for 250,200 Euros!!! This price was offered online, so it’s real!We have heard and are hearing about certain prices offered for Ace doves, but there is nothing real about those prices. Coming back at the female bought by Mr. Sorin : “Dolce Luana”, a sister of “Dolce Vita”, bought on PIPA.BE for 21,400 Euros. At the oment of the acquisition, on different pigeonsport sites from Romania, some grumpy persons started to criticise and to express their opinions that this might not be the most expensive dove from Romania. That somebody else might have bought a female dove that was even more expensive. This is not true; no real facts. If you don’t have proofs for what you are saying, why are you speaking any more? “Dolce Luana” is the most expensive dove that ever entered Romania, followed by “ Amore’s Dirk” , bought by Marcel Nicolaescu for 20,000 Euros. THESE ARE REAL FACTS, NOT JUST WORDS!!!! Besides this great female , Mr. Sorin has ordered for the summer a lot of 15 offsprings. Everybody thought that Chinese man who bought “Dolce Vita”was crazy, for that incredible amount of money. But that Chinese man is not at all crazy…among others, he is the owner of the great shipyard in the world!!!! What do 250,000 Euros mean for this man??? Nothing!!!! It may sound absurd for many of you, but we have to stop criticising, we have to open our eyes and minds, to ask logical questions and to find adequate answers. These people are not at all stupid or crazy, but they see everything in terms of their fortune and once you are a billionnaire in Euros, 250,000 Euros is not such an expensive price for the dove. 2-3 weeks ago I read in the newspapers from our country that a Chinese man has paid for a Tibet Mastiff male 1,500,000 $; and he sells its squabs for 500,000 $. Is this madness? Just the reality from China. I have a good friend who has just returned from Shanghai and told me he saw there more Ferraris that in Italy or Dubai. The Veenstra doves already have an exceptional evolution in Romania. Till the imports of Mr. Florea Sorin , Dr. Stanescu has imported from the first, more doves among which a male, a son of “Kleine Dirk”, named “Partour”, that was bougth for 18,000 Euros and which, only in 2010 became the grandfather of two national champions at different categories, for Dr. Craciunescu Adrian from Mizil, Prahova.
The Veenstra doves are very expensive, just like the Koopman doves are. They would not be so expensive, if their references were not equally praising them on all the continents. As for Peter, just like all the Wstern champions, he buys national champion pigeons every year. Actually these people invest a lot in pigeonsport, and they do not only sell doves- as the vast majority of pigeons fanciers believe. If they did not invest massively, they would not be able to maintain themselves at the highest level of pigeonsport.
Thanks again Peter and Gea for everything !!! 🙂