Genealogy and history of Silvio Mattacchione's line of Spanjaards/Janssen racing pigeons, including the Kannon, H-67-630132, Olympiade 08, St. Thomas, and Spanjaards lines.

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"Kannon" (H-67-766379) Line

This chart shows the pigeons of the "Kannon" (H-67-766379) line leading up to our foundation Spanjaards/Janssen cock, "St. Thomas" (NL-83-8391269). The "Kannon" was 23 x 1st, and definitely Wout Smeulders' greatest racing and breeding pigeon. Smeulders eventually sold the "Kannon" to Helmut Josten of Germany. "St. Thomas" (NL-83-8391269) was, I believe, a throwback to the "Kannon" (H-67-766379)-same color, soft powder blue whiteflight, same apple body, same head, etc., even though his sire, "13", was a rangy deep checker. It is curious to note that the three top lines in Europe were, in fact, decendents from the "Kannon" (H-67-766379), his full-brother, H-67-630132, and a half-brother, "Olympiade 08" (H-68-2070608).

H-67-630132 Line

This chart shows the pigeons of the H-67-630132 line. H-67-630132 was the full brother to the "Kannon" (H-67-766379), who was without a doubt the greatest racing pigeon bred by Mr. Wout Smeulders, and half-brother to "Olympiade 08" (H-68-2070608). This line is usually refered to as the "637" line, referring to NL-75-2467637.

"Olympiade 08" (H-68-2070608) Line

This chart shows the pigeons of the "Olympiade 08" (H-68-2070608) line. The "08" is a half-brother to the "Kannon" (H-67-766379) and H-67-630132. The "08" is the result of a brother x sister mating between "Geschelpte" (B-64-6697683) and B-646697684. This is the line that is traditionally referred to as the "531" line of Wout Smeulders, referring to NL-74-2366531.

"St. Thomas" (NL-83-8391269) Line

These charts show the outstanding offspring of "St. Thomas" (NL-83-8391269) when bred with H-82-132422, "Platina" (AU-91-1322),  "Deanna" (NL-84-400753), "Peggy" (NL-86-455445), "Super 8" (NL-89-2149028), and "St. Joan" (NL-89-2692470).

"Spanjaards" (NL-84-1092058) Line

These charts show the outstanding ancestry and offspring of "Spanjaards" (NL-84-1092058) when crossed with NL-80-1013900, NL-82-36975, "St. Veronica" (NL-89-2684088), CU-88-0441, and NL-84-2111132.

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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!

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