Ante and Tom Platteau, the All-Round colony of Sint-Katharina-Lombeek

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Published on: 03/11/2018 4:25

Tom and Ante Platteau do not need an introduction. The 38 year-old twins started on speed in 1991 in Wambeek. Many years later, having moved to Sint-Katherina-Lombeek in the meantime, they are still the best at speed. Every week, these brothers dominate Quiévrain and definitely Noyon in the region.
In the small middle distance (Chevrainvillers) they are even better and in the great middle distance, they have been amongst the great champions for years.
In the nationals, they perform magnificently. Just check out how they played the competition in four national flights for youngsters:

Bourges: 2, 4, 8, 16,… 12/25 per threesome against 328 youngsters
18/8 Chateauroux II: 1, 5, 7, 9, 12, 20,… 18/26 per threesome against 288 youngsters. Provincially they won as well against 1406 pigeons
1/9 Argenton: 1, 3, 9, 18, 34, … 9/25 per threesome against 368 youngsters
15/9 Chateauroux III: 2, 4, 9, 12, 21, 24, 27, … 13/24 per threesome against 208 pigeons

These results show that Ante and Tom are able to perform and obtain top prizes with their pigeons in flights varying from 50 to 500 km.

The brothers take care of the pigeons together, each with their own task, however. Tom motivates the pigeons and Ante takes care of administration and knows every pigeon by heart. There may be some shouting and cursing now and then but the formidable collaboration between the brothers can only be confirmed in view of the fantastic performances they can present and obtain together.
Originally, their strain was made-up of pigeons from Hilaire Van Schelfergem and Roger Schauwers. After that, they also performed with pigeons from Van Nieuwenborgh Maria, Vergotte Astere, Marcel Aelbrecht, Van Roy Geert, Herbots, Van Den Eynde Louis and Ulrich Lemmens.
Maarten De Mot has been important for the development of their success as well. Their neighbor in Wambeek helped them ascertain the rubber rings in their early years. Even in their youth, when they were going out until 4 AM, Maarten was always present to help them catch and ascertain the pigeons.
The flight pigeons were raced on widowhood and for youngsters they use the ‘sliding-door method’.
Everyone who knows Ante and Tom, knows that the pigeons fly every week. They never back-off. Striving for top results on speed, middle distance and great middle distance demands a lot of discipline and passion. That can have its disadvantages now and then. On the day of Chateauroux, for example, they were basketing earlier than normal for Noyon due to a cycling race taking place the day of their provincial victory. So they missed the arrival of their provincial pigeon. But some luck was involved: the bird – later called Miss Châteauroux – obviously entered in time so they obtained first provincial on Châteauroux against 1406 youngsters and fastest pigeon of 2158 youngsters as well. The surprise and joy were tremendous when they checked the online registrations and found their name in first place. Miss Châteauroux kept performing excellently:

1 Provincial Châteauroux 1406 birds 1351 meters per minute!
fastest of 2158 birds
14 NAT. CHÂTEAUROUX 17269 birds
1 Chateauroux 194 birds 495 km
1 Prov. 1406 birds
1 Bego 288 birds
11 Nat. Z. (B1) 5116 birds
14 Nat. 17269 birds
5 Bourges 517 birds 439 km
75 Nat. Z. (B1) 7502 birds
15 Chevrainvilliers 1732 birds 313 km
7 Chevrainvilliers 377 birds 313 km

Medically, they do not look far either: in fall, the birds are treated against paratyphus once and further treatments are administered only when necessary in case of wet eyes. The pigeons are treated against Trichomoniasis every three weeks. On the menu: Paloma feed as well as by-products.

Ante and Tom Platteau’s pigeons’ excellent performances are shown in the many championships and victories they obtained. However, this young duo can also present fine references from pigeon fanciers who performed well with their pigeons. Check out the list below:
Paul Lenaerts: speed champion out of Puurs Super Lady (2120646/09) won 14 in 18 per threesome, amongst which a first prize against 716 pigeons.
Guy Van Holder from Zegelsem 1 prov speed champion East Flanders
Van Nieuwenborg Maria (Welle) won several championships on Quiévrain with pigeons from Ante and Tom.
Jans David, Borchtlombeek, bought a hen from the brothers on Herbots in 2017: 2069566/13 (2nd prov ace pigeon Speed)
David bred 2 pigeons from it with the following results on Quiévrain
2003943/18 => 8/251 ; 50/533 ; 56/443 ;25/412 ;3/321
2003918/18 => 1/443 ; 17/362 ; 21/369 ; 11/255

De Man Bart from Lot (prov speed champion)
Jans Kevin bought a yearling on Herbots (2004919/2016). This was a daughter of the full sister of their 1st prov. Ace pigeon kbdb speed. Kevin bred a youngster 2024982/2018 that achieved Chevrainvilliers (311km) 1/447 ; Chevrainvilliers 9/551 ; Fay au loges (358 km) 3 /198 ,… Furthermore, from 2 pure pigeons Kevin received through a voucher at Ante and Tom, came a first-prize winner 2024912/2018 flying 1/738 on Noyon (164km)

Pieters Omer from Okegem: speed specialist
Kurt Caluwaert from Beveren Waas

Internationally there are pigeon fanciers from Ireland who were extremely satisfied with the Platteaus’ pigeons.

This proves that Ante and Tom’s pigeons are made of the right genes. Pigeons that are driven to the limit by these two passionate pigeon racers with great results. They are not keen on paper pigeons, pigeons with pedigrees are less important. Only the results count. That is why these pigeons are a reinforcement for any loft, as they have the qualities to achieve top performances from Quiévrain to Argenton.

Some top results in 2018

16/04/2018
Noyon 81 old : 1-2-3-4-....
Noyon 65 yearlings : 1-4-10-....
Noyon 353 old : 5-6-7-8-9-11-22-50-52-53-54-57-59-60-.....
Noyon 495 yearlings: 5-6-7-48-53-54-59-68-71-79-......

22/04/2018
Noyon 98 yearlings : 1-5-10-14-16-17-.....(9/12)
Noyon 93 old : 2-7-9-16-18-19-....(9/15)
Noyon 585 old : 5-6-14-18-19-32-33-38-39-40-41-48-49-50-55-56-65-68-....(26/29)
Noyon 724 yearlings : 5-17-32-33-41-47-52-53-53-55-62-64-89-.....(20/26)

6/5/2018
Noyon 207 old : 1-2-6-7-9-10-13-15-16-22-23-28-....(18/20)
Noyon 357 yearlings : 1-4-6-17-21-41-46-49-....(10/11)
Noyon 55 old : 1-2-3-7-10-11-....(9/12)
Chevrainvilliers (313 km) 800 yearlings : 4-13-25-32-37-41-64-85-97-....(12/17)
2567 old : 7-16-56-84-100-109-121-198-253-255-281-....(17/21)
2655 yearlings : 6-17-66-83-89-152-196-225-....(13/17)

20/5/2018:
Noyon (166km): 139 old: 1-2-4-6-8-.... (14/16)
Noyon 76 old: 1-2-3-4-8-9 (6/8)
Noyon 73 yearlings: 1-2-3-... (4/5)
Noyon 193 yearlings : 3-4-5-10-12-17-18-21-40 (9/9)
Chevrainvillier (313 km) : 291 old: 17-20 (2/2)
Vierzon (434 km) : 416 old: 10-75 (2/2)
Vierzon 503 yearlings : 12-21-22-35-... (8/12)

27/5/2018:
Noyon (166km): 159 yearlings: 1-6-7-9-10-12-- ... (9/12)
Noyon 95 old: 1-2-7-8-9-....
Chevrainvillier (313 km) : 224 old: 1-13-36 (3/3)
Chevrainvillier : 441 yearlings : 5-62-... (3/3)
Bourges (439 km) : 379 old : 34 ( (1/1)

3/6/2018
Noyon 146 yearlings : 1-2-6-7-10-15-16-19-.....(12/13)
Noyon 126 old : 1-2-3-3-11-12-16-19-24-25-.....(14/19)
Quievrain 494 youngsters : 2-3-4-12-14-16-19-20-21-30-38-52-53-.....(23/76)
Quievrain 382 youngsters : 1-2-29-32-36-37-51-55-59-60-.....(21/62)
Chevrainvilliers 240 yearlings : 12-16-17-21-26-43-44-....(11/12)

17/06/2018
Chevrainvilliers 260 yearlings : 1-5-7-12-17-18-21-21-31-36-37-...(13/13)
Chevrainvilliers 1201 old : 4-46-49-51-83-103-104-130-130-178-193-...(17/18)
Noyon 246 youngsters : 2-8-11-13-14-15-25-28-35-36-39-42-44-45-47-49-....(27/49)
Noyon 152 yearlings : 3-5-6-...(7/10)

24/06/2018
Noyon 105 youngsters : 1-2-3-4-5-6-12-18-22-23-....(12/18)
Noyon 92 old : 1-2-3-7-10-....(8/13)
Chevrainvilliers 127 old : 1-2-3-29 (4/4)
Noyon 738 youngsters : 2-3-4-5-12-18-18-24-25-45-48-64-66-69-.....(28/61)
Noyon 414 youngsters : 2-4-6-9-10-15-15-17-18-24-25-26-49-57-59-60 ;;;;;(23/31)
Noyon 2197 youngsters : 3-10-12-16-17-34-35-38-41-75-76-78-.......
Argenton Prov Flemish Brabant 2469 yearlings : 10-19-20-82-94-....(6/10)
Argenton Prov- Flemish Brabant : 1387 old : 51 (1/1)
Argenton 428 yearlings : 4-9-10-29-35-....(6/10)
Argenton 217 old : 10 (1/1)
Chevrainvilliers 161 yearlings : 1-7-11-16-22 (5/8)

1/7/2018
Noyon (165 km ) 42 old : 1-2-3-4-5-...(7/8)
Noyon : 32 yearlings : 1-2-3-...(4/5)
Noyon 58 youngsters : 1-2-3-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-.....(14/24)
Noyon 80 old : 1-4-6-9-10-....(9/14)
Noyon 150 yearlings: 2-2-6-8-....(9/11)
Noyon 589 youngsters : 4-7-9-11-16-18-20-21-24-25-29-34-36-47-47-52-55-56-....(34/80)
Chevrainvilliers (313 km) 155 yearlings : 1-8-10-18-....(10/14)
Chevrainvilliers Pajot 775 old : 1-17-18-21-49-73-...(16/19)
Chevrainvilliers Pajot 983 yearlings : 3-18-20-44-61-92-100-...(12/14)

8/7/2018
Noyon (165km) 786 youngsters : 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-10-12-13-15-15-17-18-19-20-25-28-38-58-63-67-71-72-76-80-89-...( (44/77)
Noyon 79 yearlings : 1-2-7-8-.....(7/12)
Noyon 62 old : 1-2-3-8-9-....(8/14)
Noyon 54 old : 1-2-3-4-8-9-...(7/8)
Noyon 37 yearlings : 1-2-4-7 (4/5)
Noyon 107 youngsters : 1-2-6-8-9-13-14-15-16-....(12/19)
Chateauroux 485 km : Prov Flemish Brabant: 605 old : 12 (1/1)
Chevrainvilliers : 313 km : 69 old : 1-7-11 (3/3)
Chevrainvilliers 141 yearlings : 2-6-11-..(4/5)

16/7/2018
Noyon (165 km )
591 youngsters : 1-2-6-7-12-18-19-20-22-23-26-27-28-30-34-35-43-44-50-65-67-74-75-82-83-....(33/52)
Noyon 79 yearlings : 1-2-6-9-11-...(8/12)
Noyon 51 old : 1-2-3-6-9-....(7/8)
Noyon 41 yearlings : 1-4-7-...(5/5)
Noyon 185 youngsters : 1-3-9-13-14-19-20-22-....(12/21)
Blois 419 km Prov Flemish Brabant 1012 yearlings : 5-12-57-81-184 (5/6)
Blois Flemish Brabant 521 old : 5 (1/1)
Noyon 90 old : 2-3-5-6-10-...(10/12)
Chevrainvilliers (313km) 123 yearlings : 3-8-9-11-12-....(8/8)
Chevrainvilliers 73 old : 3-5-8 (3/3)
Chevrainvilliers 377 youngsters : 3-4-7-21-27-....(11/30)

22/7/2018
Noyon (166 km ) 619 youngsters : 1-3-6-9-11-13-14-20-22-23-26-27-28-31-33-41-44-48-48-50-52-53-62 .... ( 43/54)
Noyon 216 youngsters : 1-2-3-6-9-16-20-... (14/22)
Noyon 36 yearlings : 1-2-4-5-6 (5/5)
Noyon 44 old : 1-2-3-6-7-8-9 (7/8)
Noyon 90 yearlings : 1-3-5-7-10-.... (8/10)
Noyon 54 old : 1-3-6-8-9-... (9/14)
Chevrainvilliers (313km) 109 yearlings :2-5-7-9-11-13-... (8/13)

29/7/2018
Noyon (166 km ) 702 youngsters : 1-2-3-4-9-10-13-14-15-16-18-19-22-27-34-40-51-55-63-.... (40/52)
Noyon 256 youngsters : 2-3-4-14-16-24-.... (13/25)
Chevrainvilliers (313 km) 551 youngsters: 12-15-21-33-.... (12/28)

5/8/2018
Noyon 165 km 263 youngsters : 1-2-12-13-14-15-18-19-30-31-33-34-35-46-47-......(18/24)
Noyon 34 yearlings : 1-2-3-4-(4/5)
Noyon 41 old : 1-2-3-4-5 (5/6)
Noyon 33 yearlings : 2-3-5-6 (4/5)
Noyon 606 youngsters : 3-6-8-9-11-12-17-21-24-26-27-35-36-40-42-42-48-49-53-63-70-72-73-74-77-82-91-96-108-....(35/47)
Chevrainvilliers 313 km 304 youngsters : 4-10-11-14-15-16-21-26-26-31-34-35-....(16/28)
Chevrainvilliers (Pajot) 1277 youngsters : 16-35-41-67-68-69-88-100-100-109-116-120-.....(18/28)

12/08/2018
Noyon (165 km) 206 youngsters : 1-2-3-4-8-13-15-18-23-25-34-.....(18/23
Noyon (165 km) 762 youngsters : 1-7-8-9-11-16-20-22-23-26-27-36-38-56-59-60-69-70-73-78-79-83-89-.....(37/51)
Noyon 37 old : 1-3-5-5-7 (5/6)
Noyon 32 yearlings : 1-3-3-5 (4/5)
Noyon 26 old : 2-3-4-6-7-8-9 (7/8)
Bourges 439 km 328 youngsters : 2-4-8-16-....(12/25)
Bourges (BeGo) 517 youngsters : 3-5-14-25-60-70-71-73-....(12/25)
Bourges 142 yearlings : 2-4-6-8-10-17-...(8/10)
Bourges 92 old : 10 (1/1)

18/8/2018
Chateauroux 485 km
Prov Flemish Brabant 1406 youngsters : 1-24-36-39-58-93-165-197-210-213-217-218-229-235-...(19/26)
Prov Flemish Brabant 382 yearlings : 8-12-24-33-41-46-48-55-85 (9/9)
Chateauroux local : 288 youngsters : 1-5-7-9-12-20-.....(18/26) - 48 yearlings : 1-3-4-6-...(9/9) - 17 old : 2 (1/1)
Noyon 165 km : 508 youngsters : 1-2-4-7-9-12-13-17-18-19-23-31-32-43-46-47-49-51-57-65-...(40/51)

26/08/2018
Noyon (165 km) 544 youngsters : 1-7-8-10-13-14-16-17-20-22-29-30-31-32-33-34-35-54-63-70-74-75-77-85-86-89-92-98-......(37/40)
Noyon 16 old : 1 (1/1)  - Noyon 17 yearlings : 1 (1/1)
Noyon 245 youngsters : 3-4-13-17-18-28-35-36-41-47-49-50-54-....(14/23)
Le Mans (427 km) 38 old : 1-2-3-4-6-8-...(8/10)
Le Mans: 101 youngsters : 3-4-6-9-11-12-14-15-16-17-18-....(13/21)

1/09/2018
Noyon (165 km) 474 youngsters : 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-10-11-12-14-16-17-18-19-20-21-23-27-28-29-30-31-33-36-37-39-40-48-51-....(38/40)
Noyon 148 youngsters : 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-15-17-20-21-22-24-31-....(23/23)
Argenton 513 km 368 youngsters : 1-3-9-18-......
Argenton BU 2102 youngsters : 5-9-32-..... (10/25)
Chevrainvilliers 313 km 1720 youngsters : 53-66-67-181(4/5)

9/9/2018
Noyon( 166 km ) 327 youngsters : 1-2-3-5-6-11-13-17-19-21-22-23-26-27-29-30-32-33-34-38-43-44-46-47-48-49-50- 55 .... (41/61)
Noyon 299 youngsters : 1-5-14-15-16-17-27-32-37-44-45-...(18/22)
Blois (419 km ) 211 youngsters :5-19-41-67 (4/5)

16/9/2018
Noyon (166 km ) 183 youngsters : 1-2-3-5-6-10-15-20-.... (14/20)
Chateauroux (485 km ) 208 youngsters : 2-4-9-12-21-24-27-.... (13/24)

Championships 2016

1st prov. champion great speed youngsters KBDB Flemish Brabant
2nd prov. champion great speed yearlings KBDB Flemish Brabant
3rd prov. champion great speed old KBDB Flemish Brabant
3rd prov. champion small middle distance yearlings KBDB Flemish Brabant
2nd ace pigeon Allround yearlings KBDB Flemish Brabant
2nd ace pigeon Allround youngsters KBDB Flemish Brabant
3rd ace pigeon Allround yearlings KBDB Flemish Brabant
3rd ace pigeon Allround old KBDB Flemish Brabant
KEIZER Noyon De Vereniging Liedekerke
1-2-3-4-6 Ace pigeon jonge Noyon De Vereniging Liedekerke
General Champion Recht Voor Ieder Gooik
1st ace pigeon yearlings Recht Voor Ieder Gooik
1st ace pigeon youngsters Recht Voor Ieder Gooik

Championships 2017
17th National Champion KBDB snelheid old en yearlings
4th prov. champion great speed yearlings KBDB Flemish Brabant
4th prov. champion great speed old KBDB Flemish Brabant
5th prov. champion great speed jonge KBDB Flemish Brabant
General Champion Recht Voor Ieder Gooik
1st ace pigeon yearlings Recht Voor Ieder Gooik
1st ace pigeon youngsters Recht Voor Ieder Gooik
General Champion De Snelle duif Lennik
1st ace pigeon yearlings De Snelle duif Lennik
1st ace pigeon youngsters De Snelle duif Lennik
1st ace pigeon old De Snelle duif Lennik
1st Champion Noyon De Vereniging Liedekerke
1st Koning Noyon De Vereniging Liedekerke
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 Ace pigeon youngsters Noyon De Vereniging Liedekerke
1st ace pigeon yearlings Noyon De Vereniging Liedekerke

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