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Biography: Silvio Mattacchione

Silvio MattacchioneBorn in 1951, in Sora, Italy, Silvio Mattacchione moved to Canada in 1955. He earned a B.A. and an M.A. in History from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

He is known worldwide as a specialist publisher of books about birds. Several of these books are recognized as extremely important works for specialist breeders. Silvio's articles on pigeons have been published in racing pigeon journals in the USA, Canada, China, Taiwan, Mexico, and Australia. He has published four books on racing pigeons: The Will To Prepare by Bob Kinney, Rotondo On Racing Pigeons by Joe Rotondo, World Champions 1994 by Kenechi Yoshihara, and The Pigeon Guide by Shannon Hiatt and Dr. Jon Esposito. These books collectively have done more to bring the husbandry of pigeons into the 20th Century than anything previously available.

Silvio has kept pigeons since the age of nine, and his hobby has come a long way since that nine-year-old immigrant boy first renovated an old trunk to house his only pets, a pair of checker plugs purchased at Toronto's Kensington Market. Today, with an avid interest in genetics, Silvio's colony of Spanjaards/Janssen racing pigeons is one of the most inbred available.

Racing Pigeons Section Contents

Ashdon Farms

Background on Silvio Mattacchione, his pigeons, his loft, and inbreeding program.


A group of articles and editorials addressing various aspects of the sport of pigeon racing and the history of Silvio's line of Spanjaards/Janssens pigeons.

Pigeon Books

Buy fantastic pigeon books online! Selections include The Will to Prepare by Robert Kinney, Rotondo on Racing Pigeons by Joseph Rotondo, and The Pigeon Guide by Dr. Jon Esposito and Shannon Hiatt.

Pigeons For Sale

Some of Silvio Mattacchione's own winning stock is for sale.

Pigeon Consulting

Sivio Mattacchione offers a wide range of racing pigeon consulting services and consults with owners as far away as Australia, Mexico, Taiwan, The Philippines and the United States. Each consultation is tailored specifically to meet the client's needs, and is conducted in as thorough a manner as possible.

Charity Events

Good causes supported by Silvio and the racing pigeon and parrot communities.


Clever pigeon pictures constructed of keyboard strokes by artist Jerry Downs.

Pigeon Links

Links to other racing pigeon sites including those of clubs, products, and information resources. An easy way to navigate a series of pigeon web sites!

Contact Us

Silvio's e-mail, mail, phone, and fax contact information.

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