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Theo & Raymond RUTTEN

1ST NATIONAL CHANTILLY – 2007


The famous Janssen pigeons
of Arendonk have made a
tremendous impact in our
pigeon world over the last
seventy or more years. They
have achieved unparalleled
success and have contributed,
more than any other family, to
the production of our modern
racing pigeon. Their qualities;
intelligence, speed and
beauty, are sought after by all
competitive racing fanciers.
The creators of the
magnificent Janssen pigeons
are all gone but one, Louie
Janssen, now in his 90’s, who Theo Rutten, Louis Janssen, Raymond
still resides at 6 Schoolstraat.
There are many fanciers that This is their story.
became champions, famous
throughout the world because Father Theo, age 68, started
of their wonderful Janssen his interest in pigeon at the
pigeons, but alas, many of age of seven and raced along
them are no longer with us. with his uncle. He later began
Names like Van Limpt racing independently and at
(DeKlak), Koopman, the age of thirteen became
Eijerkamp, etc all persevered General Champion of his 65
the glory of the Janssen member club, P.V. De Reisduif.
pigeon. Unfortunately with the Theo now is responsible for
passage of time we find it the old bird racing and is
more and more difficult to find affectionately called "Mister
fanciers that continue to carry first prize winner" or "Theo,
the torch passed to them by the Dutch Louie Janssen".
the greats of the past.
Fanciers who have continued
the Janssen legacy of
intelligence, speed and beauty
are Theo and Raymond Rutten
of Groesbeek, The
Netherlands.

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Son Raymond, age 33, works Breeding stock
as a legal advisor for the
government in The Theo Rutten first visited the
Netherlands. Raymond, along Janssen Bros in 1958,
with his mother, Tilly, race the purchased a few youngsters
youngsters with great and then continued to visit
success. The combination of Arendonk on a yearly bases to
father, mother and son race purchase youngsters from the
under the name, Comb. TH. Janssen Brothers. Theo also
RUTTEN & SON and have been purchased birds from Jules
the Champions of their club 43 Wouters but only birds from
times, racing 100 km to 1100 the best of the Arendonk
km. Janssens. In later years
Raymond purchased old
breeding couples from Henri
van Venrooij of Deurne but
only birds that were
purchased directly from the
Janssen Bros. Th. Rutten &
Son have the very best of the
old and the new Janssen lines.

The following birds are now in the Rutten breeding loft:

Children from the PRINS (B82-6729585)


Children from the RAKET (B79-6264440, Jonge Raketman x Goedl
Children from the Super Pair, LOUIS x IRMA
G.Children from the 019 (B73-6736019)
G.Children from the OUDE GEELOGER (B67-62282027)
G.Children from the OUDE MERCKX (B67-6282031)
G.Child from the OUDE VOS (B73-6780622)
G.Children from the DAUGHTER 019
G.Children from the DAUGHTER WITOGER

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Racing achievements:

Top national scores in the last few years with all 100% Janssen
Arendonk offspring:

• 1ST National Chantilly (378 km) against 23,193 pigeons.


• 1ST National Orleans (517 km) against 17,000 pigeons.
• 1ST National Montlucon (651 km) against 7,789 pigeons.
• 1ST NPO National St Quentin (280 km) against 6,611 pigeons.
• 1ST NPO National Afd. 8 St Vincent (1056 km) against 2,424
pigeons.
• 2ND National Pont St. Maxence (365 km) against 23,469
pigeons.
• 7TH NPO National Peronne (293 km) against 12,718 pigeons.
• 8TH National Chantilly (378 km) against 15,000 pigeons.
• 9TH NPO National Peronne (293 km) against 33,043 pigeons.
• 10TH NPO National Offenburg (400 km) against 3,514
pigeons.

During the 2006 & 2007 racing season a total of 20 pure 1ST prizes
were won against an average of 1679 pigeons.The only
Championships that Theo and Raymond compete for is the "One
day long distance". During 2007 in this Championship they won:

• 1ST One day long distance Champion Vereniging de Reisduif


(65 members).
• 2ND One day long distance Champion Regio 4, Kring 4 (1250
members).
• 7TH One day long distance Champion GOU, Regio 4 (2500
members).

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Stars of 2007:

"MISS TILLY" (NL07-1515635) wins 1ST NATIONAL CHANTILLY


(378 km) against 23,193 birds with a speed of 1209.558 mpm.
Sire of "MISS TILLY" is "DE SUPER GEELOGER". He is, on his
paternal side, descending from a son of "DE JONGE GEELOGER"
(son of "OUDE GEELOGER") x "DOCHTER BOURGES DUIVIN" and
on his maternal side from "DE GOEDE KWEEKDUIVIN", daughter
from "DE GEELOGER of 67" x "DAUGHTER 019".
Dam of ‘MISS TILLY" is "DE LAATSTE TOPPER 384", whose father
is "DE SUPER GEELOGER" x "KLEINDOCHTER 019"(in the descent
of 019 we find the names of "DE LOUIS", "IRMA", BONTE
MERCKX", "BANGE 67"). "MISS TILLY" is the product of inbreeding
from the top Janssen lines

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The Breeding system:
Young bird racing:
Theo and Raymond have 15
breeding pairs. Many years The young birds will be road
ago Theo got a breeding trained about 10 times before
system from HECTOR DE the first race. The last toss
SMET. In this system you start before the first race will be a
with perhaps three top single toss of about 55 km.
breeding pair. You take After the third race the
brother and sister from one youngsters will race on the
pair and mate them together widowhood system. The
(full brother and sister youngsters get a mid week
pairing). You then take the off toss of 55 km throughout the
spring of this brother x sister race season.
pairing and pair them to the
other two old foundation
breeding pairs. You repeat this
system with each of the key
foundation couples. Breeding
pairs are mated December
20th.

Old bird racing:

The racing team consists of 27


pair. They are mated on
February 2nd. The cocks and
hens are both flown on the
widowhood system. The cocks
and hens are loft flown
Feeding system:
separately for about 1 ½
hours per day. The widowers
get a mid week toss of 55 km. Upon return from the race the
The hens are always shown birds get a depurative mixture
for about 5 minutes before until Tuesday. Tuesday and
shipping. After the race the Wednesday the birds get a
hen and cock stay together for racing mixture and the last
about one hour but from the few feedings before shipping
longer races they stay the birds get a Turbo mix
together until the evening. along with some candy seed.

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Selection process:

Theo and Raymond only keep


a small team of racers and
breeders so there is only room
for the very best. Most
important is performance,
race birds must score prizes in
at least 60% of the races they Medication:
are entered and there must be
a few prizes in the top 10% of One month before the first
the total birds shipped. Like race the birds are given Baytril
most of us they like a for five days. Fourteen days
beautiful eye but they do not later they are given
use the eye theory for Bisonforme mixed with their
selection purposes. grain. Just before the racing
season begins the birds are
given Rinadozole 10%. During
the racing season the birds
get Rinadozole 10% in their
drinking water for 1 ½ days
every three weeks. Upon
return from the race birds will
find electrolytes in the
drinking water. Also the birds
will be provided with
Colombine Tea from time to
time.

Conclusion:

It is my pleasure to introduce Th. Rutten & Son and their


outstanding family of Janssens to the fanciers. Although Theo and
Raymond may not be well known overhere, their birds have
already made their presents known in The Netherlands, Germany,
Great Britain, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Romania,
Slovenia, Greece, Poland, Canada, America, China, Taiwan and
Japan, the new home of "Miss Tilly". It is very refreshing to find a
small family operation, with a small team of birds, reaching the
very top of our pigeon game. They achieve this because of their

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skill, hard work, and quality pigeons…intelligence, speed and
beauty.

We are introducing 21 birds from the lofts of the Dutch Champions


"THEO RUTTEN & SON" . They are a small loft of birds with BIG
RESULTS, they race at the top of the NATIONAL races. Their birds
are 100% ARENDONK JANSSENS. These are the "old style"
Janssens from the World Famous Janssen stars "MERCKX",
"GEELOGER", "019", "STIER" etc. etc. etc.

Sale Pigeon number 1 and 2

NL 2008-1242751 Chequer Whitepied Cock


NL 2008-1242752 Chequer Hen
From The nestmate from Rising Star, THE 2e Ace Pigeon from the federation (2500
competitors) on races from 400 until 700 km. and 10 National Offenburg (396km) x sister Miss
Turbo.

FATHER: NL-05-1072073 the nestmate from Rising Star (NL05-1072072), THE 2e Ace Pigeon
from the federation (2500 competitors) on races from 400 until 700 km. and 10 National
Offenburg (396km).
Grandfather: BEL 89- 2115708 DE TOPKWEKER, Father and grandfather of many top pigeons all over the
world under them at the Rutten loft 3 op 10 Nationals. The TOPKWEKER is a Grandson off DE
OUDE MERCKX ’67 (BEL 67-6282031) , DE OUDE GEELOGER ’67 (BEL 67-6282027) AND DE 019
(BEL 73 6736019) The three best Gebr. Janssen cocks in this TOPKWEKER better is not possible!!
Grandfather from Rising Star: BEL 78- 2099088 is the renowned “De Jonge Merckx” this is the latest and
pigeon
of DE OUDE MERCKX breeding from the Gebr. Janssen Arendonk.
DE OUDE MERCKX won an enormous amount of first prizes and much more importance is the
fact that his siblings are the highest standards. You find his equal anywere in the world. Every
single breed was guaranteed to win first prizes non stop.
Grandmother from Rising BEL 84 – 2547282 This hen descendants direct of DE OUDE GEELOGER ’67 (BEL
67- 6228027). DE OUDE GEELOGER was paired together with a daughter from the 019. Best of the best
from the Gebr. Janssen Arendonk.
Grandmother: BEL90-2515384 mother from:
• National Montlucon (650 km) 1/6.541
• National Pont St. Max (365 km) 2/23.469
• Litmanen (grandchild Jonge Merckx van 78 last son off the Oude Merckx van ’67), Top Gebr. Janssen
Arendonk Breeder, Father off 18 different first price winners against average 2198 pigeons. Litmanen was
self as yearling the best pigeon on One Day Longdistance (400 until 700km.) off the federation against
2500 competitors. In the pedigree we see the best of the best off the Gebr. Janssen Arendonk DE OUDE
MERCKX ’67, DE OUDE GEELOGER ’67 and THE 019.
• Mido Etampes 1/2.319.
And she is mother and grandmother (like Mister Raymond National Peronne 7/12.718) of many first price
winners
The 384 is of the finest breeding material from Gebr. Janssen Arendonk, she descendants direct from DE
LOUIS (BEL 83 – 6460068) X DE IRMA (BEL 77 – 6796976) The 384 is a granddaughter off the best of the
best from the Gebr. Janssen Arendonk BEL 73-6736019, THE 019!!!!

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MOTHER: NL 04-5418051 sister from Miss Turbo (NL 04-1720435) one of the best pigeons in 2007
from the Rutten loft Breuil (365km) 1/202, 2/1408, 11/4028, Peronne (295km) 1/598, 11/3974, Epehy
(278km) 1/293. 11/1837, Strombeek (148km) 7/667, 16/4357, 32/11682, Chantilly (378km) 1/261,
4/1726, Peronne (295km) 4/225, 30/1662, Geel (95km) 5/598, 67/4274 ….. total 10 prizes 1:100. the
051 is also sister from 8e National Chantilly 15.000p, 9e National Peronne 33.043p, 1e
NPO/Nat. St. Vincent 4.651p.
Grandfather: NL 92-5270488 DE STIER The Worldfamous foundation cock at Th. Rutten and Son, The
Super Breeder original Gebr. Janssen Arendonk. Father from Miss Turbo, Super Hen (look above). 8e
National Chantilly 15.000, 9e National Peronne 33.043, 1e NPO/Nat St. Vincent 4.651. and father and
grandfather of 38 first prize winners against average 2.456 pigeons .
Grandmother: BEL 93-2468410 DE RAKETDUIVIN, This Super breeding hen was often paired with
DE STIER and so see is mother from Miss Turbo, Super Hen (look above). 8e National Chantilly 15.000, 9e
National Peronne 33.043, 1e NPO/Nat. St. Vincent 4.651 and father and grandfather of 38 first prize
winners against average 2.456 pigeons.

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Pedigree pigeon 1

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Pedigree pigeon 2

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Sale Pigeon number 3:

NL 2008-1242222 Blue Hen


From DE JONGE PRINS Father from 8 first price winners against average 1.967pigeons. This DE
JONGE PRINS is a Grandson from the famous Gebr. Janssen pigeons DE PRINS AND DE LOUIS.
DE JONGE PRINS WAS PAIRED with Miss Turbo (NL 04-1720435) one off the best pigeons in
2007 from the Rutten loft Breuil (365km) 1/202, 2/1408, 11/4028, Peronne (295km) 1/598,
11/3974, Epehy (278km) 1/293. 11/1837, Strombeek (148km) 7/667, 16/4357, 32/11682,
Chantilly (378km) 1/261, 4/1726, Peronne (295km) 4/225, 30/1662, Geel (95km) 5/598,
67/4274 ….. total 10 prizes 1:100.

FATHER: NL 04-1027927 DE JONGE PRINS Father from 8 first price winners against average
1.967pigeons. This DE JONGE PRINS is a Grandson from the famous Gebr. Janssen pigeons DE
PRINS AND DE LOUIS. THE BEST OF THE BEST FROM THE OLD GEBR. JANSSEN STRAIN.
Grandfather: BEL 92-2283586 SON PRINS, This cock is a son from the DE PRINS (BEL 82- 6729585).
Grandmother: BEL 93-2396508 DAUGHTER LOUIS, This hen descendants direct of DE LOUIS (BEL
83- 6460068). DE LOUIS was paired together with MADONNA.

MOTHER: Miss Turbo (NL 04-1720435) one of the best pigeons in 2007 from the Rutten loft Breuil
(365km) 1/202, 2/1408, 11/4028, Peronne (295km) 1/598, 11/3974, Epehy (278km) 1/293. 11/1837,
Strombeek (148km) 7/667, 16/4357, 32/11682, Chantilly (378km) 1/261, 4/1726, Peronne (295km)
4/225, 30/1662, Geel (95km) 5/598, 67/4274 ….. total 10 prizes 1:100.
Grandfather: NL 92-5270488 DE STIER The Worldfamous foundation cock at Th. Rutten and Son, The
Super Breeder original Gebr. Janssen Arendonk. Father from Miss Turbo, Super Hen (look above). 8e
National Chantilly 15.000, 9e National Peronne 33.043, 1e NAT/NPO St. Vincent 4.651 and father and
grandfather of 38 first prize winners against average 2.456 pigeons .
Grandmother: BEL 93-2468410 DE RAKETDUIVIN, This Super breeding hen was often paired with
DE STIER and so see is mother from Miss Turbo, Super Hen (look above). 8e National Chantilly 15.000, 9e
National Peronne 33.043, 1e NAT/NPO St. Vincent 4.651 and father and grandfather of 38 first prize
winners against average 2.456 pigeons.

Photo Father: DE JONGE PRINS Photo Mother: MISS TURBO

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Pedigree pigeon 3
Sale Pigeon number 4

NL 2008-1242233 Light Chequer Hen


Direct sister from Mister Raymond (inbred to 019 from ‘73) , The 7e
National/NPO Peronne against 12.718 pigeons, old and young together the 10e
place against 25.456 pigeons

FATHER: NL 00-5032868 LITMANEN (grandchild Jonge Merckx van 78 last son


off the Oude Merckx van ‘67, Top Gebr. Janssen Arendonk Breeder, Father of 18
different first price winners against average 2.198 pigeons (always paired with DE SUPER
KWEEKMOEDER NL 00-2471972). Litmanen was self as yearling the best pigeon on One
Day Longdistance (400 until 700km.) of the federation against 2500 competitors. In the
pedigree we see the best of the best off the Gebr. Janssen Arendonk DE OUDE MERCKX
’67, DE OUDE GEELOGER ’67 and THE 019.
Grandfather: BEL 89- 2115708 DE TOPKWEKER, Farther and grandfather of many
top pigeons all over the world under them at the Rutten loft 3 op 10 Nationals. The
TOPKWEKER is a Grandson of DE OUDE MERCKX ’67 (BEL 67-6282031) , DE OUDE
GEELOGER ’67 (BEL 67-6282027) AND DE 019(BEL 73 6736019) The three best Gebr.
Janssen cocks in this TOPKWEKER better is not possible!!
Grandmother BEL90-2515384 Mother from:

Litmanen (grandchild Jonge Merckx van 78 last son off the Oude Merckx van
’67), Top Gebr. Janssen Arendonk Breeder, Father off 18 different first price winners
against average 2.198 pigeons. Litmanen was self as yearling the best pigeon on One
Day Longdistance (400 until 700km.) off the federation against 2500 competitors. In the
pedigree we see the best of the best off the Gebr. Janssen Arendonk DE OUDE MERCKX
’67, DE OUDE GEELOGER ’67 and THE 019.
Rising Star (NL05 1072072) The 2e best Ace pigeon federation (2.500 competitors) on
races from 400km until 700 km. some results as one off the most important pigeons in
2007, 10e National Offenburg 3.514 (first in the club), 3e Strombeek 11.682, 15e Semi-
National Orleans 3.600 (2e in the club), 3e Duffel 661 ….
Mido 1e federation Etampes 2.319.
And she is mother of 10 other different first price winners against 2.680 Pigeons
The 384 is of the finest breeding material from Gebr. Janssen Arendonk, she descendants
direct from DE LOUIS (BEL83 – 6460068) X DE IRMA (BEL77 – 6796976) The 384 is a
granddaughter off the best of the best from the Gebr. Janssen Arendonk BEL73-6736019,
THE 019!!!!
MOTHER: NL 00-2471972 DE SUPER KWEEKMOEDER, together with Litmanen
already good for 18 different first price winners against 2.198 pigeons, in this Super hen
descants direct from the Gebr. Janssen Arendonk, from the Chantilly, Winterjongen and
the 019.
Grandfather: BEL 97-6330067 CHANTILLY, This grandson from the CHANTILLY
descends direct from the Gebr. Janssen Arendonk and is sold for a lot of money at the
public auction from Henri van Venrooij.
Grandmother: BEL 96-6621763 is renowned as KLEIN RAKKERTJE was also born in
Arendonk at the Schoolstraat (Gebr. Janssen Arendonk. This super breeding hen is a
grandchild from DE WINTERJONGEN (BEL 89-6727919) was paired together with a
daughter from the 019.
Pedigree pigeon 4