MATTENS PRIDE double grandson of GOLDEN MATTENS. You find the GOLDEN MATTENS mated to PRICELESS on one side and GOLDEN MATTTENS mated to ANEKE on the other side. Nothing but bodacious birds on both sides.
"GOLDEN MATTENS" Bred by Achiel Mattens. Most of you don't know this name but in other countries the Golden Mattens cock is a regular household name. He is a pigeon that Ad Schaerlaeckens, the writer of the Janssen Book wrote, "I can tell you this. A book can be written about the descendants of the GOLDEN MATTENS." The family is Janssen blood - Merckx line with the Meulemans line. Winners from 100 to 450 miles against all kinds of weather conditions and wind directions against birdage up to 30,000 birds. Descendants have won:
- 6 Ace Pigeons Combine for Ad in '96
- 2 Ace Pigeons Provencial, average 10,000 in competition
- Daughter won 1st vs 13,200 birds in 2000, 7 minutes advance
- In 1998, Mr. Leyten won 2nd World Championship Long Dist.
- 1st vs 21,000 birds for Mr. Van Veen
- In 1998 Nat. Orleans: 8th, 10th, 13th places off Golden Mattens
- Grandfather to:
NL 5660144-96, winner of 7 x 1st
NL 5660145-96 (nestmate), winner of 4 x 1st
NL 9782667-97, won 1st vs 6027 birds and 24th Nat. Orleans vs 11,601 birds
- CREILMAN (NL 5212278-92) winner of 8 x 1st
- Achiel Mattens won a car, 2nd National Ace All Holland, 3rd National Orleans vs 10,173 birds. The above is just a fraction of the achievements from offspring down from the GOLDEN MATTENS cock.
"ALEXIS' GIRL/PRICELESS" direct daughter of MR. VITA KING when mated to ALEXIS. "MR. VITA KING" 1st National Ace Pigeon All Holland Old Males Vredesduif, 1st All Distance Ace Eyerkamp Competition.
"ANEKE" full sister to the PRESIDENT, 1st National Ace Pigeon Short Distance W.H.Z.B. All Holland 1995.
"LAURA'S ANGEL" GFL 1474-04, direct daughter of "HOLLYOOD" when mated to "LAURA", the best Hofkens hen in Mike's Loft.
NL 4053083-93 HOLLYWOOD
1st National Ace, Old Male, N.P.O.. All Holland '97
1st Nameche 2512 b. 2nd Creil 1301 b.. 1st Roye 2036 b. 12th Vervins 6231 b. 2nd St Ghislain 5818 b. 15th Creil 2322 b. 2nd Provins 2823 b. 18th Chantilly 3881 b. 3rd Epernay 2823 b. 17th Peronne 1125 b.. 3rd St Ghislain 2623 b. 20th Epernay 1585 b. 4th Roye 5308 b. 20th Etampes 1890 b. 4th Creil 5175 b. 21st Montargis 2049 b. 4th Chantilly 3133 b. 20th Creil 1332 b. 3rd Creil 1684 b. 23rd Chantilly 3200 b. 4th Strombeek 2947 b. --1st Ace Pigeon 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997!!--
--34 prizes in the top 5 places!!--
--14 times 1st Club!!--
HOLLYWOOD is one of the world's top racers and breeders.
"LAURA" is old Hofkens family bred by Louis Van Hove of Belgium. This champion fancier, that lived just a mile from Hofkens, built his family of race winners over 35 years with this super family of birds. Winning National Champion Loft, Belgium, National Ace Pigeons and also Olympiad birds representing all Belgium. "LAURA" - the foundation hen for Mr. Van Hove's loft!! The best Hofkens hen on Mike's property. She is beautiful, true violet eyed, medium size. The Hofken's pigeons dominated the pigeon sport in the early 70's just as they do now. Yes, 30 years later. With a family defined racing pigeons that win from 200 miles to 500 miles under all kind of conditions. They seem to have the ability to win when there are very tough conditions that most birds can't find their way home. They have won Don Barker over $250,000 in just 9 months in big money races (2004).