Anneke & Pierre Faes (Baarn, NL)
Founded on Koopman pigeons
Pierre purchased his first 40 direct Koopman pigeons in 2004, 2005 and 2006. "We were very successful with them", Pierre remembers. In order to keep their Koopman collection up to date, they obtained another round of renowned Koopman birds in 2012 and 2013. At this moment, their breeding loft is home to almost 60 direct Koopman pigeons, and these have bred quite a few successful racing birds over the years, including for instance Helena.
Helena won the following titles in 2012:
2nd National Ace Pigeon Sprint 5th Ace Pigeon Sprint W.H.Z.B Olympiad Pigeon Cat. A Sprint in Nitra Slovakia (2013)
She won these titles thanks the following achievements:
Duffel 1st of 8,728 pigeons Nanteuil 1st of 3,060 pigeons Duffel 2nd of 5,080 pigeons Nanteuil 2nd of 5,030 pigeons St.-Quentin 5th of 2,253 pigeons St.-Quentin 6th of 5,574 pigeons
Helena originates from nothing but direct Gerard Koopman pigeons - her full pedigree can be found here. Her excellent results as a racing hen encouraged Gerard Koopman to purchase her and to give her a spot in his own breeding lofts in Ermerveen. The picture below shows the two fanciers agreeing on the transfer.
Anneke & Pierre Faes and Gerard Koopman have come to an agreement about Helena's transfer
Beli, the sire of Olympiad Pigeon Helena
Cybelle, the dam of Olympiad Pigeon Helena
Excellent results in recent years
The 100% Koopman pigeons of Pierre and Anneke have won the following championship prizes in 2016 (1,500 members):
1st Sprint with pigeon NL14-1781130 (hen) 1st Natour with pigeon NL14-1781333 (cock) 2nd Pigeon Champion General Total with pigeon NL14-1781333 (cock) 2nd Pigeon Champion General Sprint with pigeon NL14-1781333 (cock)
The following championship titles were added to their list of achievements in 2017 alone:
In Region A1, Province 7: 1st Nominated Sprint Champion 2nd Nominated middle Distance Champion 1st Pigeon Champion Sprint NL14-1781523 (100% Stefaan Lambrechts) 1st Pigeon Champion Middle Distance NL14-1781320 (100% Gerard Koopman cock) In Region A, Province 7 (approx. 500 members): 1st Nominated Sprint Champion 4th Nominated Middle Distance Champion 2nd Pigeon Champion Sprint NL14-1781523 (100% Stefaan Lambrechts) 3rd Pigeon Champion Middle Distance NL14-1781320 (100% Gerard Koopman cock) In Province 7 (approx. 1500 members): 1st Nominated Sprint Champion 4th Nominated Middle Distance Champion 2nd Pigeon Champion Sprint NL14-1781523 (100% Stefaan Lambrechts) 3rd Pigeon Champion Middle Distance NL14-1781320 (100% Gerard Koopman cock)
Teletext results in recent years:
2nd Nat. Ruffec 8,500 pigeons 2nd NPO. Morlincourt 2,764 pigeons 3rd Nat. Nanteuil 17,000 pigeons 3rd Nat. Sens 2,985 pigeons 3rd NPO. Peronne 2,473 pigeons 3rd NPO. Nanteuil 6,087 pigeons 3rd NPO. St.-Quentin 2,234 pigeons 4th Nat. Orleans 14,000 pigeons 4th Nat. Ablis 3,164 pigeons 5th Nat. Etampes 12,000 pigeons 5th Nat. Orleans 28,500 pigeons 6th Nat. St.-Quentin 5,574 pigeons 7th Nat. Etampes 10,000 pigeons 8th Nat. Tours 8,500 pigeons 8th Nat. Montlucon 10,000 pigeons 9th NPO. Chatearoux 3,504 pigeons 10th Nat. Orleans 5,500 pigeons
Can it get any better?
Anneke & Pierre Faes have been performing at a high level for years, and this is mainly thanks to their investment in top class pigeons. They obtained many pigeons of Gerard Koopman but they also purchased pigeons of such renowned fanciers as Pieter Veenstra and Stefaan Lambrechts. It goes without saying that their investments have really paid off. Anneke and Pierre are fanciers with a genuine passion for pigeon racing, which translates into great results. Will they be able to deliver the same results in future seasons? We think they will.