Over the last fifty years, many hundreds of Champion performance pigeons have been housed at Louella Pigeon World.
This is possibly the most famous feature contributing to the widely acclaimed belief that the stud is recognised as a world renowned centre for breeding excellence.
Janssen based Super Sprinters
Our first purchases were Kleine Lichte the 4 x 1st Open winner to 10,872b. and his hen T'Schicht. A year or so later the key named Champion's De Felle, Van Moorsel, Korte Sprinter, De Rappe, De Moker, De Quievrain, Donkere Witpen, T'Schalieke were all purchased. Additionally, Champions Gold Bond, Gold Finger, Golden Wonder, All
Gold & Gold Mine, the brothers and sisters of Van Moorsel were purchased from Piet Rietvink to build further on our originals. It didn't end there because the internationally acclaimed winners; Compas, Cora, De Flits and De Autowinnaar all came to Louella. The
rest is history - Louella Braspenning's have won everything ever asked of them. If it is pigeons of pure Janssen orientation that you require then we can promise they are no longer available from any other source in such numbers has housed at Louella.
Louella Staf van Reet
A great sprint family always in the prizes
Arguably, perhaps, the most successful dedicated sprinters to come out of Belgium. Our originals were bred & purchased direct from Staf van Reet and no one else. Additionally more UK Champion's worthy of a Champions title have been housed and are housed at Louella. Few families from the continent ever achieve cult status but the Staf van Reet's have done just. Louella is no firmly established as the UK & Europes leading home of the strain. Quite simply there are non better.
Racing in some of the stiffest sprint competition in the whole of Belgium the name of Roland Janssens consistently reigns supreme. The bench marque of Louella's continued success has always to buy in whenever possible the actual breeding or racing Champion's themselves. We did just this with Roland Janssens, his Champions; Super Kweker '12, Rode Bingo, Diamond White, Super Kweker '11, Grey Ghost, Rode Nayonman, Superken, Ronaldo, White Feather, Thundercloud, By Jingo, The Millionaire, Broer Bingo and one of the greatest sprint National Champions Belgium has ever seen, Kleine Jos aso. are all now with us. When you purchase a Louella Roland Janssens there is nothing else in other than top class winners.
Gebr van den Heuvel
Dutch sprint/middle Janssen Based Family
In our never ending quest to seek out the BEST there is one family in Holland that continually rises to the top in the stiffest competition. Gebr. Van den Heuvel of Gouderak Holland and more specifically Anton vd Heuvel is truly a household name - In the who’s who of pigeon fanciers this loft of Janssen based racers has earned a massive reputation and an equal respect from all over the World. Consistantly winning 1st prizes in massive competition from 4,000b. to 40,000b. there can be little doubt that they are amongst the leading group of world’s BEST lofts. I originally purchased for Louella 50 originals including the Star of Stars Champion Schone Blauwe - Breeding with us for three full seasons none of his children have been offered for sale - Instead they have been carefully coupled with our vd Heuvel ‘Aviator’ lines for which number in excess of 100 pairs.
Gerard and Piet Lindelauf
Dutch Masters in Sprint Middle distance racing
One of the most respected strains of superior sprint & middle distance Janssen Bros. based racing pigeons in the World. Based on results there is no other loft that has won more. The principle key racers and breeders were all purchased by Louella without exclusion. These included Wonderboy, Vitesser, Prinses, Wringertje, Tours and
the 1st Open National winners; De Derby 1st Open Rethel National & Car 22,400b., De Super '15 1st Open National Morlincourt 38,234b. & Car & Miss World 1st Open Blue Ribband Orleans National 37,602b. The Lindelauf's like hard days as was demonstrated by Miss World when winning the National at 900 mtrs. per minute.
Louella Lindelauf's won 1st prizes in there launch season racing against more than 11,000b.
The Most Exciting Sprint/Middle Distance Family to come to the UK for years
Based on performance Jacob Poortvliet is something special and is without the slightest doubt a contender for one of Europe's TOP sprint/middle distance lofts. Jacob races to the original loft of the now globally famous Pieter Veenstra and races in the same competitions and more than holds is own. Jacob is in the BIG league!! The Poortvliet family base breeding is principally the lines of Koopman’s Branco, Mr Emerveen, Dirky (sire of Veenstra’s Da Vinci . . . sire of Dolce Vita) aso. Additionally his family is greatly influenced by Marijk Vink’s Reza & Farah Diba, winners and breeders of winners against 10’s of thousands. The birds of Pieter Veenstra, Heremans Cuesters, Dirk van Dyck, De Beek-Baetens are also found in copious quatities. Jacob’s no.1 pigeon is the sensational Magic Wonder 1st International no.1 pigeon of Europe. Magic Wonder is a prime example of Jacob’s clever use of TOP local lofts, her
sire 100% Koopman, Branco, Kleine Dirk & Amore (Amore & Kleine Dirk are g.parents to Jan Hooyman’s young wonder Harry), whilst the dam is a combination of Wonderboy & Golden Girl sister to Marijke Vink’s Reza & Farah Diba.
Louella's Brand new Black Huyskens - Van Riels
I first visited Jules Severi (pronounced Say-vor-rey) in 2006 and introduced some most impressive pigeons with a view to promoting them as a viable alternative to our already very successful middle distance families that included Gaby Vandenabeele, Flor Engels & Michel Vanlint. A few months later an opportunity arose to purchase Jules’ entire loft of pigeons.
The rest is history, the complete collection were purchased by me for Louella. However, because Jules’ is a genuine small team player of only 7 stock pairs, 17 widowers & 30 young birds, there were not, on continental standards, that many to purchase ! This is always a good thing, because to compete at the TOP as Jules did every pigeon had to earn it’s corn.
The Severi’s don’t have long pedigree’s, to use Jules’ own words, ‘don’t ask me about pedigree ( I remember Charel Janssen saying the same), I am not so concerned with these things’. ‘Pigeon racing for me is obtaining good results with my 17 widowers and 30 young birds’. The family has been maintained in it’s purity since the late 1950’s.
The Jules Severi family is indeed a rarity, founded completely on the loft of Huysken - Van Riel a name that is revered as one of the greatest in the history of pigeon sport. If you are looking for pigeons with long lenghthy pedigrees, these are not for you, on the other hand if you are genuine racing fancier that is interested in flying good pigeons, not paper, it might be worth your time to take a second look.
Louella Adrie van der Rhee
A small team man with a BIG reputation
When presented with the opportunity of purchasing the entire collection of Adrie v.d. Rhee's we did just that, regardless of the formidable price tag ! The total loft of 104 stock birds, O.B. race team and Y.B. team all came to Louella. With this in mind it gave us
an insurmountable lead with the family. The Adrie v.d. Rhee's sprint exceptionally well but really start to shine above 150 miles and are still going strong at above 400 miles. Pure or crossed they are proven especially in the British Nationals & Classics.
Louella Flor Engels & Sons
Often described as the Best Loft in Europe
Often billed as World's BEST fanciers, indeed, it would be difficult to argue against them. In sprint and intermediate competition no other loft past or present has won more 1st Provincials, 1st Interprovincials & 1st Nationals in massive competition than Engels.
More importantly, these pigeons are versatile, winning and breeding winners for others too. The family of birds is ancient, spanning 3 generations of the Engels family. The present day family is heavily influenced by the lines of Den '231 and more specifically his no.1 son Den '178, who the Engels freely admit is even better than '231himself. Louella own more direct individuals direct from De '178, Den '231, Marieke, etc. that any other loft. It is perhaps just one of the reasons Louella Flor Engels & sons win.
Louella Gaby Vandenabeele
His birds are part of Belgian pigeon history
It is perhaps not widely know that this family was first introduced by Louella direct in 1985. Furthermore, our purchases at that time included direct stock from Kleinen (sire of Wittenbuijk) & Groten - it pays to have foresight !. We have been back to Gaby's many times since. Our family is intact, not crossed and is not watered down in any way. Our policy of breeding better from the BEST could not be demonstrated better than in Louella Gaby Vandenabeele's. We have recently brought in Champion Pleiades from our good friend John Hodgson a winner of 7 x 1st Open National. Starview Pleiades won 1st
Federation, 1st South Section, 1st Open Scottish National Clermont 456 miles, against the wind and against the odds. Not a one off performer, Pleiades won 5th section, 26th Open Scottish National 5,223b. and 2nd Reims. A TOP performer. The sire of Pleiades was bred by Louella and is a son of our Cassanova (son of Loverboy) & Miss Bond (dtr. of James Bond).
Louella Michel van Lint
The Wizard of Zouteelouw
It didn't take long for the Michael van Lint secret to come out. However, Louella were the first UK loft to introduce direct stock from all of Michael’s BIGGEST winners at that time and included the fabulous pair Champion Adam & Amarilla.
Louella carefully nurtured the family for 3 full breeding seasons and retained all of the direct children of Adam for ourselves it was only then we felt we were able to market them. Remember Louella don’t have get rich quick ideas we have a genuine interest in your success with the family. MM
Today, Louella are noted to be the prime source of Michel Vanlint's exceptional racing pigeons outside of there home loft in Zouteeleuw, with more sons, daughter's, brothers and sisters to the key birds at stock than other loft.
Fanciers are now reaping the rewards of our patient efforts as Louella Michel Vanlint's are winning countrywide. In 2010 Louella congratulated Mr Dunning on his achievement of winning 1st RPRA Yearling Race Yelverton Hotspot 3, 29th RPRA Yearling Race Kingsdown Hotspot 2 and 7th RPRA Yearling Race Yeovil Hotspot 1. 100% Return having only purchased 1 birds for these events a Louella Pigeon World bred Michel van Lint.
Supreme Dutch Sprint/Middle Distance Strain
Without the slightest doubt, one of the BEST colonies that can be found in Europe is Pieter Veenstra, a loft of 5 different 1st National ACE pigeons WHZB, 4 different Olympiad winners - All of the aforementioned are bred through 2 basic stock birds, namely Mr Blue & Dirky.
Pieter Veenstra pigeons are globally recognized as some of the most successful for sprint and middle distance racing, a fact that is endorsed by the astronomical sums of money his pigeons fetch on the open market, with the children & g.children of Mr Blue & Dirky the most valuable & highly prized.
Louella has one of the most important collections of Pieter Veenstra pigeons that includes direct stock from Mr Blue, Dirky, Sissy, Prima Donna, Oliver, Zuster Special Blue, Darryl (Brth to Dirky) aso.
Classic Old Jan Aarden Breeding
A Genuine Old Arden, Kuypers and Van der Wegan Family that have no equals. Winners from National & International from Dax, St Vincent, Bordeaux, Bergerac, Perpignan, Marseille, Indeed from every major point from 500-750 miles.
Louella Jan Aarden International and Jan Aarden Based families
Possibly Europes finest distance family
It will not have escaped the notice of fanciers everywhere, that with our unique stud of Dutch & Belgian International and National long distance winners Louella Pigeon World have established a truly remarkable gene pool for distance bloodlines. The cost of obtaining these birds for LPW was colossal but their contribution to distance racing in the UK has been equally immense. Year in year out, this family continue to amass a formidable catalogue of winning distance performances.
Jan Aarden Marathon Breeder
There are many factors to consider when bringing in new stock and for Louella one of the most important is do they win for others as well as the creator of the strain. It was clear that most of Maarten’s outstanding racing STARS were invariably bred through his World famous Rode Kramers a 75% Jan Theelen 25% Kuypers cock - not only did this pigeon fill Maarten’s loft full of winners but very many others across Europe.
Such lofts C. vd Laan, Ewout vd. Weijden, Fam. Van Houten, Ton Verteleman, Herman Brinkmann, Reedijk-Jongekrig, G. Vedder, Batenburg, H & R Wijnands, Danny Vangende, Gebr. Hagens, Pros Roosen, Wim van der Velden, aso are just a few to have won 1st Open National or 1st International with lines of Super '508 of Jan Theelan but amongst these famous names there are none more famous throughout Holland than Maarten Vinkenborg - everyone respects the man and his family of 'die hard' racers that are primarily bred around the incredible Rode Kramers which is inbred & line bred to Super '508.
Louella have at stock 5 sons & daughters of the fabulous Rode Kramers, these together with Maarten, Sylvia, Infinite Spirit & La Rosa Bonita are the foundation of the family of pigeons we are in a position to offer to the fancy now. The majority are of medium build, slightly longer cast, with soft supple feather and those character eyes. Bred for the job they make winning the longer Classics so much easier, quick enough to win at 450mls and gutsy enough to go right through to 700mls. or more.
New Jan Aarden International
Super Marathon Long Distance Pigeons
Our latest introductions are exceptional beyond doubt, they represent the elite, racing a greater distance than any Barcelona Champion we have ever introduced before, few pigeons ever achieve this consistency at such extreme marathon distances - All are from North Holland, all are 100% old fashioned Jan Aarden and all are truly amazing athletes or breeders of the same.
Louella Boxford Corbett Busschaert
Supreme all rounders from 150 to 550 miles
More recently all of the TOP racers and breeders of the 'Boxford' lofts were purchased by LPW regardless of cost, they include the multi talented Champion Harvey a winner of 15 x 1st to 545 miles, the no.1 pair Dark Dan & Dark Princess, the super racer / breeders Skater & Fran, Skater's brothers Champion's '14 & '41 the winners of 16 x 1st and 4 x 1st respectively, Champions Dan The Man, Cath, Dusky, + many more are all at stock with us. These exceptional birds have been put to work and the majority of there best sons and daughters retained by us so that there respective generations can be race tested by you at fair prices. The 'Boxford' family of Busschaert's are primarily old George Corbett Coppi Cock breeding and fit in beautifully with the already well established lines with us that are responsible via Louella stock for so many Open and Classic winners throughout the UK.
A collection of all our Fabulous Busschaert Lines
The proof of the pigeon is endorsed by the longevity of the family. At Louella since 1977 and still one of our TOP customer requests. Whilst many new families come into the UK it is certain that most will fail and fade away as quickly as they came. However, the Busschaert's continue to proove there true all round capabilities, quite simply they win North & South, in all weathers and at every distance to 700 miles. Louella Busschaert's have always been closely bred around British bred 7 raced Champion's. Some things never change.
A selection of fantastic Champions once housed at Louella
The 1942 rung Newmarket Queen was the first King George V Challenge Cup winner purchased by Louis Massarella ! Please browse here for details of some of the former greats that were owned by Louella. Our never ending quest to search for the BEST continues.......
Louella Johnny Kirkpatrick
A tremendous reputation over decades
First introduced in 1952 and still as popular as ever. Built on originals first purchased from Johnny Kirkpatrick in 1952 they have become a firm favoriet for middle & long distance fanciers. In 2010 a Louella bred Kirkpatrick wins 2nd Open BICC ??? . Although many years gone, few families can claim to have the blue blooded heritage of
ours, the lines of; Solway King, Stranraer Simon, Jubilee Victor, Nans Pride, Man Friday, Double Top, the Kings Cup or Glennifer Gold Globe winners. Additionally such outstanding good winners as Stan The Man, Nevers Hen, Worley Bird, Dream Come True, Silver Supreme were all brought in.