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                                 The Janssen Brothers Story

 

 Janssen Brothers of Arendonk Belgium are "household words" in the international sport of racing pigeons.  Henri Janssen (1872-1947) is the originator of the Janssen strain.  Henri started with his first pigeons in 1886.  He married Pauline and together they had 9 children; Fons, Frans, Jef, Vic, Irma, Adriaan, Charel, Marie and Louis.  Henri was a star fancier and helped found the Arendonk pigeon club.  The children were all very involved in pigeon keeping.  After the death of  their father the boys continued to race and win.  The induction of key pigeons from the 60's-70's skyrocketed the brothers fame who became unbeatable when combined with their family line.  These fanciers remained at the top of the sport for over half a century.  Virtually every champion racing pigeon in the world today has some of their great racing pigeon blood running through them.  In May 2012 Louis, the last of the brothers at 99 years old sold off the last of his beloved pigeons, marking the end of an era.  Author: Ad Schaerlackens has written books about these famous fanciers.

 There is one thing we can all agree on: the Janssen brothers from Arendonk have been the
greatest ambassadors of the Belgian racing pigeon worldwide. Fanciers from anywhere in the world have been playing with the famous Janssen pigeons and owetheir success to this amazing pigeon breed. There has never been a better pigeon breed than the glorious breed of the brothers from Arendonk. No wonder the loft in Arendonk has turned into a sacred place for many fanciers. Thousands of visitors from all around the globe have paid a visit to the lofts in Schoolstraat 6. The Janssen pigeons were world famous, not only thanks to their own achievements but also thanks to the achievements of thousands of other pigeon fanciers who obtained descendants in Arendonk. They were mainly successful in the sprint races in the region Only the brothers knew their pigeons inside out. They knew their pigeon breed like the back of their hand. They knew how to handle their slate blue, clear blue, white-eyed, red-eyed and yellow-eyed pigeons every season again. It was their secret weapon with which they managed to breed a homogenious group of great pigeons year after year. These pigeons have very soft feathers, supple wings and well defined and strong muscles. These pigeons look great and they are generally in great health. These pigeons have everything you need! The Janssen brothers were always limited in space and the number of pigeons that could spend the winter in Arendonk was limited to 80 to 100 birds. In the last few years there were only a few couples left in their loft. Janssen wanted to keep things simple, regardless of their worldwide reputation. They could have grown as much as they wanted but Louis decided not to. He had a few basic values: a small, healthy and good group of great quality. “That is all that matters”, said Louis shortly after he was forced to get rid of his pigeons due to health reasons. It was not thanks to impressie results in the national long distance races that the Janssen brothers gained their excellent reputation. It was not thanks to a short period in which they dominated the field in the races over 150km that they gained international recognition. Keep in mind that there was no internet back then; there were only a few pigeon magazines that reported about their amazing achievements. However, they knew surprisingly well how to draw the attention to their results. They managed to promote their pigeon breed in the newspapers and many fanciers paid them a visit to have a look at their pigeons or to purchase some of these birds to reinforce their own lofts. Many of these fanciers turned very successful with these birds. Jos Van limpt (aka ‘De Klak) from the nearby town of Reusel, just over the border with The Netherlands, was one of them. Many other fanciers followed in his footsteps. It was only later that fanciers from China, Japan, America and the rest of the world found their way to the lofts in Arendonk. That is when Janssen turned into a world famous pigeon family. They have become world famous thanks to the achievements of thousands of fanciers from Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany etc., who obtained pigeons from the Janssen brothers and with which they were
able to breed the greatest champions in races of 1,100 and 1,200km. Arendonk is synonym to pigeon racing, Arendonk is pigeon racing. This is mainly thanks to Louis Janssen and his companions. They have turned Arendonk and the Schoolstraat into a sacred place for many fanciers. People would do anything to obtain one of these precious pigeons. There was a long list of orders… The descendants of the old ‘Geeloog’, ‘Bange’, ‘Scherpe’, ‘Witoger’,  ‘Oude Lichte’, ‘Schone Lichte’, ‘Merckx’, ‘Schouwman’, ‘Raket’, ‘Oude Donkeren’, ‘Oude Vos’, and ‘019’ have conquered the planet; they have turned into iconic Janssen pigeons. They will go down into the history books asillustrous and highly popular pigeons. The collection of pure sprint racers have turned into a world famous breed. It was partially thanks to the breeding methods based on inbreed and family breeding that these pigeons can be crossed with other lines very easily, without losing their intelligence and their speed. This is what made them so successful in the national long distance
races. No one has ever been able to create a bloodline of similar quality. I think we will never see a pigeon breed like this again in the future. Today the achievements and the results of every pigeon are instantly published on the internet and every successful pigeon immediately attracts the attention of wealthy fanciers, especially from abroad. They will not hesitate to purchase our very best pigeons and take them out of their home loft. No one knows if the world famous Janssen brothers would have had the courage to refuse the money and to turn down the offers from rich fanciers as we know them today. Most
international fanciers started to take an interest in these pigeons only after they had gained fame in Belgium and in the neighbouring countries Germany and The Netherlands. Nobody has achieved anything like this!

Below you'll find 100% pure Arendonk Janssen pigeons. These birds all go back to original Janssen imports bred directly by the Janssen brothers. Many of these birds are full siblings and derive from mainly a couple key pairs. Back in 2002' Dr. Mike Brown of Skylake Loft based in California visited the home of Louis Janssen (the last living Janssen brother who passed away at the ripe old age of 101 years old in 2012'. Mike was with world reknown pgeon photogragher Henk Kuijlaars, and was able to pruchase B.02-6478434 Red Check hen & B.02-6507066 Blue Check cock at that time. There is also AU 16 Midnight 8884 nicknamed "Big Red" that is down from Janssen import "Chantilly 52". Birds listed below are all grandchildren to original Janssen imports and come fully pedigreed. Mention racing pigeons, and one of the first things that comes to mind is teh famous "Janssen brothers of Arendonk, Belgium"

AU 18 AA 27585 Red Check Cock

Medium built bird with a light yellow/orange eye. Sire is Midnight 8884 or "Big Red". Dam is Sky 1 alias "Uno One" who is directly off Belgium import "Witoger 71" (B.02-6507071 bred by Janssen brothers) when paired to Sky 0023 who is directly off "Schone Lichten" when paired with Schoon Voske" who were both bred by Janssen brothers and purchased by Dr Mike Brown in 02'. Price is $250 plus shipping and comes fully pedigreed.

AU 17 AA 31669 Blue Check Cock

Medium built with a pearl eye. Sire is SKY 1140 who is a direct son of Janssen import "Schone Lichte" (B.02-6507066) when paired to his daughter. Dam is SKY 1 "Uno One" who is direct daughter of "Whitoger 71" (B.02-6507071) when paired up a to a daughter off Janssen imports "Schoone Lichte" & "Schone Voske" bred by the Janssen brothers. Price is $150 plus shipping and comes fully pedigreed

AU 18 AA 27587 Red Check Cock

Medium built bird with a light yellow/orange eye. Sire is Midnight 8884 or "Big Red". Dam is Sky 1 alias "Uno One" who is directly off Belgium import "Witoger 71" (B.02-6507071 bred by Janssen brothers) when paired to Sky 0023 who is directly off "Schone Lichten" when paired with Schoon Voske" who were both bred by Janssen brothers and purchased by Dr Mike Brown in 02'. Price is $225 plus shipping and comes fully pedigreed.

AU 17 AA 31668 Blue Check Cock

Excellent conformation medium built bird with a red/yellow eye. Sire is SKY 1140 who is a direct son of Janssen import "Schone Lichten" (B.02-6507066) when paired to his daughter. Dam to #31668 is SKY 1 "Uno One" who is a directly off Janssen import "Witoger 71" (B.02-6507071) bred by Janssen brothers whne paired to daughter of "Schone Lichten" & "Schoon Voske". This bird is grandchild both sides to original Janssen imports from Janssen brothers. Price is $325 plus shipping and comes fully pedigreed

AU 18 AA 27597 Red Check Hen

Medium built bird with a dark pearl eye. Sire is Midnight 8884 or "Big Red". Dam is Sky 1 alias "Uno One" who is directly off Belgium import "Witoger 71" (B.02-6507071 bred by Janssen brothers) when paired to Sky 0023 who is directly off "Schone Lichten" when paired with Schoon Voske" who were both bred by Janssen brothers and purchased by Dr Mike Brown in 02'. Price is $150 plus shipping and comes fully pedigreed. SOLD AM

AU 17 AA 31656 Blue Check Cock

Outstanding pearl breeding eye for the eyesign fanciers out there. Sire is Midnight 8884 "Big Red" that goes back to Jannsen import "Chantilly 52". Dam is #34266 that goes back to Oak Haven Farm (OHF) Janssen import "Louisa". Price is $225 plus shipping and comes pedigreed

AU 16 AA 34266 Red Hen

Medium built with a pearl eye. This bird is a little differently bred than many of the others listed on this page, but still 100% Janssen. She is off a brother/sister mating. #34266 goes back to "Louisa" (AU 95 OHF 5188), bred by Oak Haven Farms going back to original Janssen imports. Price is $125 plus shipping and comes pedigreed

AU 18 AA 27581 Blue Check Cock

Medium built bird with a pearl eye. Sire is Midnight 8884 or "Big Red". Dam is Sky 1 alias "Uno One" who is directly off Belgium import "Witoger 71" (B.02-6507071 bred by Janssen brothers) when paired to Sky 0023 who is directly off "Schone Lichten" when paired with Schoon Voske" who were both bred by Janssen brothers and purchased by Dr Mike Brown in 02'. Price is $250 plus shipping and comes fully pedigreed.

AU 12 Vita King 4460 Red Check Cock (17' hatch w/old band)

Excellent 100% bred Janssen going back to the famous Voss(red) line. Sire is Midnight 8884 "Big Red" that goes back to Janssen import "Chantilly 52". #34266 goes back to "Louisa" (AU 95 OHF 5188), bred by Oak Haven Farms going back to original Janssen imports.Price is $250 plus shipping and comes pedigreed

AU 18 AA 27579 Blue Check Cock

Medium built bird with a pearl eye. Sire is Midnight 8884 or "Big Red". Dam is Sky 1 alias "Uno One" who is directly off Belgium import "Witoger 71" (B.02-6507071 bred by Janssen brothers) when paired to Sky 0023 who is directly off "Schone Lichten" when paired with Schoon Voske" who were both bred by Janssen brothers and purchased by Dr Mike Brown in 02'. Price is $150 plus shipping and comes fully pedigreed.

AU 17 AA 31655 Blue Check Hen

Medium built with a red/yellow eye. Sire is SKY 1140 who is a direct son of Janssen import "Schone Lichte" (B.02-6507066) when paired to his daughter. Dam is SKY 1 "Uno One" who is direct daughter of "Whitoger 71" (B.02-6507071) when paired up a to a daughter off Janssen imports "Schoone Lichte" & "Schone Voske" bred by the Janssen brothers. Price is $150 plus shipping and comes fully pedigreed

AU 18 AA 27573 Red Cock

Larger built bird with a pearl eye. Sire is Midnight 8884 or "Big Red". Dam is Sky 1 alias "Uno One" who is directly off Belgium import "Witoger 71" (B.02-6507071 bred by Janssen brothers) when paired to Sky 0023 who is directly off "Schone Lichten" when paired with Schoon Voske" who were both bred by Janssen brothers and purchased by Dr Mike Brown in 02'. Price is $250 plus shipping and comes fully pedigreed.

AU 17 AA 31670 Blue Check Cock

Foundation quality, medium built with a pearl eye. Sire is SKY 1140 who is a dairect son of Janssen import "Schone Lichte" (B.02-6507066) when paired to his daughter. Dam is SKY 1 "Uno One" who is direct daughter of "Whitoger 71" (B.02-6507071) when paired up a to a daughter off Janssen imports "Schoone Lichte" & "Schone Voske" bred by the Janssen brothers. Price is $325 plus shipping and comes fully pedigreed

AU 17 AA 31655 Blue Check Cock

Foundation quality 100% Janssen that according to my notes when phograghing is top notch. He is medium built with a pearl eye, and goes back to the famous Voss(red) line. Sire is Midnight 8884 "Big Red" that goes back to Janssen import "Chantilly 52". Dam is #34266 going back to "Louisa" (AU 95 OHF 5188), bred by Oak Haven Farms going back to original Janssen imports.Price is $300 plus shipping, and comes pedigreed

AU 18 AA 27577 Blue Check Hen

Medium built bird with a pearl eye. Sire is Midnight 8884 or "Big Red". Dam is Sky 1 alias "Uno One" who is directly off Belgium import "Witoger 71" (B.02-6507071 bred by Janssen brothers) when paired to Sky 0023 who is directly off "Schone Lichten" when paired with Schoon Voske" who were both bred by Janssen brothers and purchased by Dr Mike Brown in 02'. Price is $175 plus shipping and comes fully pedigreed.

AU 18 AA 27575 Blue Check Hen?

I believ is a hen, and I have marked down in my notes that hse is top shelf quality. #27575 is medium built bird with a pearl eye. Sire is Midnight 8884 or "Big Red". Dam is Sky 1 alias "Uno One" who is directly off Belgium import "Witoger 71" (B.02-6507071 bred by Janssen brothers) when paired to Sky 0023 who is directly off "Schone Lichten" when paired with Schoon Voske" who were both bred by Janssen brothers and purchased by Dr Mike Brown in 02'. Price is $250 plus shipping and comes fully pedigreed.

AU 17 AA 31659 Red Check Cock

Medium built bird with a red/yellow eye. Sire is Midnight 8884 or "Big Red". Dam is Sky 1 alias "Uno One" who is directly off Belgium import "Witoger 71" (B.02-6507071 bred by Janssen brothers) when paired to Sky 0023 who is directly off "Schone Lichten" when paired with Schoon Voske" who were both bred by Janssen brothers and purchased by Dr Mike Brown in 02'. Price is $250 plus shipping and comes fully pedigreed.