In the Netherlands you have fanciers who perform great themselves and who are also founding fathers of other lofts. The Hagens Brothers are a good example of this. The men have built up a great base with pigeons from among other Jan Theelen and Bruggemann Brothers and later also Frans Bungeneers and Arjan Beens. The basis on which the strain is built up is consists of pigeons that have delivered top performances.
Namelu Sarina, Carcasonne, Sonja, Maxima, Bauer 014, and De Rode Kweker which are famous throughout the marathon world. In recent years Alejandro and especially Angelo have been added and not to mention the 7e national Barcelona 2013, Gijs. Also in the racing are new toppers such as: Angeliño, Fedde, Harry, Meghan, Mees, Bram, Seppe and Honey.
A selection of our stock pigeons
More about the Hagens Brothers
They own a Golden Breeding loft and the famous top breeder 04/264 is an example of that. This Grandson Sarina-Rijs x daughter Angelo gave several cracks. Together with the 08/162, a full daughter of Angelo, he gave the two super yearlings the 050 named “Bram” and the 051 named “Honey”! They already won 7th Nat Agen ZLU 2017 against 5,930 pigeons and 19th Nat Marseille ZLU in 2017 against 2,528 pigeons! He is also a father but with another hen from the “Olivier” with 14th Nat. Marseille 2015 against 3,611 pigeons and the “Lucibella” with the 59th Nat Narbonne 2015 against 5,338 pigeons and 92nd Nat St Vincent 2017 ZLU against 3,037 pigeons. Only the top 100 national prizes are mentioned.
The input of a few other pigeons also seems to be taking advantage of this expertly built up and inbred stock!
A granddaughter of Queen Tony, Icarus and Penelope of Frans Bungneers gave with the Gijs 7th Nat Barcelona and line Sarina and Angelo the 16/044 with 44th Nat Agen ZLU 2017 but also the 16/014 with 50th Nat Bergerac S2 2017.
A vale cock with a lot of Arjan Beens blood won 2nd in the NIC Middelharnis on the afternoon release!