The following is
what Mike Ganus said about Hofken's Best.
old Hofken's blood lines and a good one. He started off as a racer and
destroyed his competition. He was shipped to 30 races in 1993, `94 and
`95 and won 30 early prizes. Hofken's Best never missed and won 6 x
1st. He was put into the breeding loft where the family of winners took
off. In the fancier's own words,
youngster off 801 wins and breeds winners". The loft was taken over by
childern and grandchildren with multiple 1st prizes and combine ace
pigeons. I bought Hofken's Best in 1998. In 1999 he bred five
youngsters for our Weyst/ Ganus team in Holland and all five youngsters
were equal 1st place winners. All five were also in the top 20 Ace
Youngsters in our club. This is unbelievable. Our first bird from
National Orleans that placed in the top 100 national was off Hofken's
won 2 Combine 1st with a son and a daughter of Hofken's Best: 1st
Morlincourt vs 1965 birds and 1st Etampes vs 1278 birds. Again in 2000,
every youngster off Hofken's best was a super racer including our best
Hofken's Best parents were never raced. They were youngsters when they
were purchased from Mr. Verheyen. They were both grandchildren of the Rocket
6506200-75). Hofken's Best is a medium size, perfect body confirmation,
very buoyant, strong breeding eye - a one in a billion breeding male.
Very seldom do you see a bird of this quality and when I did I had to
have him even though he was difficult to buy from his original owner.
story below was told to me by Mike and a good friend of mine that was
with Mike when he bought Hofken's Best and his original mate "The
Super" (Belg 6221333-94) winner of 7 x 1st.
went to Mr. Waters the owner of the pair to purchase birds bred from
Verheyn stock. After looking at several birds Mike decided he wanted
Hofken's best and his mate. A price was negotiated and the pair was
bought, as Mr. Waters brought the pair to the car they noticed
had tears running down his face. It was difficult for Mike to take the
pair after seeing this, but both parties were happy with the price.
you read about what the birds did for Mike in Holland. In the US
grandchildren of Hofken's Best have won over $288,000.00, yes
$288,000.00 in money races in the last three years. From the ones that
we have tested, there are multiple 1st place winners, 1st place winners
in the club, combine, and federation. There are now four generations of
1st place winners down from the "Stommoeder 76"
information provided by David Scott (Crosslander's
of Hofkens Best
Grandchildren of Hofkens Best