For the last few years the Fanger brothers were able to call themselves the terrors of the region Amsterdam and they have excelled in the NPO races. With numerous national top notations and titles, they belong to the better racers of our country.
The brothers Hanny and Frans Fanger used to race individually. Frans raced with his son Dave and Hanny with his twins Danny and Pascal. During the period 1985 t0 2002 both brothers could be counted as champions in District F. Hanny decided to move to Badhoevedorp in 2001 and to race there with the youngsters. The lofts are situated behind the well-known food company which is also run by the Fanger gentlemen. Although it is always a matter of waiting at a new location to see how the pigeons perform, the Fanger gentlemen have together been causing fireworks since 2004. With teletext notations, national top pigeons, Acebirds and chain results they are the men to beat in their province.
The division of labour is quite simple. Hanny is mainly busy with the youngsters, and if they endure this well then they come under the supervision of Frans. Since the 1st year the Gebr. Fanger have belonged to the champions of the province. And now a few years later they have built up an honours list to bow down to (just the last 3 years)
1st National Acebird 1-day long distance NPO 2009 1st General champion 1-day long distance Province 6 2010 1st Champion 1-day long distance Nominated Province 6 2010 1st Performance loft 1-day long distance Province 6 2010 1st Keizer champion 1-day long distance Fond club North Holland 2009 1st Champion 1-day long distance Province 6 2009 2nd National Champion 1-day long distance NPO 2009 2nd Acebird 1-day long distance The Best of The Best 2009 2nd National Loft champion 1-day long distance N.P.O. 2010 2nd 1-day long distance Fondspiegel Cat. 8 2009 2nd Best fancier of the Netherlands W.H.Z.B. 2009 3rd National Acebird Sprint N.P.O. 2010 3rd National Acebird 1-day long distance N.P.O. 2010 4th National Acebird 1-day long distance N.P.O. 2010 4th Best hen of the Netherlands W.H.Z.B. 2011 ‘Isabel’ 4th Best Fancier of the Netherlands W.H.Z.B. 2010 5th Best Fancier of the Netherlands W.H.Z.B. 2011 6th Acebird of the Netherlands W.H.Z.B. 2011 ‘Isabel’ 6th Best Sprint bird W.H.Z.B 2010 ‘Isabel’ 8th Best Acebird W.H.Z.B 2010 ‘Isabel’ 8th Keizer The Best of The Best 2011 9th All round bird The Best of The Best 2011
That such titles (just the last 3 years) are backed up by resounding performances is somewhat logic. Yet we don’t want to keep them from you.
Strombeek against 5259 pigeons 66/41 1-2-3-7-22-27-31-32-37-46-47-50 Morlincourt against 3875 pigeons 60/37 1-2-3-5-19-20-21-31-39-44-47-48 Bergen op Zoom against 6536 pigeons 85/57 1-2-3-10-etc.. Nat. Ablis against 3689 pigeons 28/20 1-3-12-14-20-22-30-56-60-etc.. Strombeek against 4445 pigeons 82/69 3-4-5-7-14-16-17-22-33-35-38-40-41 Strombeek against 4451 pigeons 54/45 2-11-16-17-21-23-24-32-35-38-etc.. Nijvel against 2348 pigeons 28/19 1-2-3-4-26-29-30-33-37-etc.. Chimay against 2225 pigeons 27/22 2-14-16-17-28-etc.. Orleans against 2043 pigeons 25/18 2-8-15-23-25-etc… Nijvel against 2139 pigeons 29/25 1-6-7-8-etc…. Blois against 1728 pigeons 33/25 1-4-7-15-16-22-23-etc.. Bourges against 1396 pigeons 31/18 3-7-17-24-38-etc.. Chateauroux NAT against 6009 pigeons 32/19 1-2-3-30-38-39-43-etc.. Orleans NAT against 2750 pigeons 24/14 1-7-9-16-26-etc… Blois NAT against 2990 pigeons 24/18 2-3-12-32-48-63-65-etc.. Strombeek against 4471 pigeons 50/29 1-5-13-29-48-49-etc..
Solid facts from these Fanger brothers. What is also solid is their stock building, with pigeons from J.Manten, Koen Minderhoud (Vandenabeele) via the late B.vermeulen , Dirk van Dyck and opponent, but close acquaintance Henny la Grouw (out his best lines from Co Verbree, Louis van Loon and G&S Verkerk). These pigeons form 1 of the 3 factors which the Fanger fanciers consider important, namely good pigeons! The other 2 factors are; a good loft and a good system.
The system has been well thought through and the men leave nothing to chance. You can’t if you want to shine in the NPO and National races. The loft can be described as ‘simple’, although perhaps against all theories and rules. It is however functional and that is the only thing that matters. As, a.o. the following pigeons managed to find their niche, and excelled on numerous podiums.
07-5712256 ‘Youri’Chateauroux 1st NPO against 6009 pigeons Orleans 8th NPO against 5146 pigeons Tours 58th NPO against 6074 pigeons Blois 81st NPO against 5368 pigeons Chateauroux 94th NPO against 5491 pigeons Car winner Chateauroux 2009 14th Best Acebird W.H.Z.B. 2010 07-5712255 ‘Noa’ Chateauroux 2nd NPO against 6009 pigeons Blois 5th NPO against 5368 pigeons Blois 14th NPO against 8803 pigeons Tours 14th NPO against 6565 pigeons Chateauroux 19th NPO against 5491 pigeons Orleans 28th NPO against 5146 pigeons 4th National Acebird Extreme middle distance NPO 2010 1st Acebird extreme middle distance Province 6.
08-5808629 ‘Ace Devil’ Blois 3rd NPO against 8803 pigeons Chateauroux 3rd NPO against 6009 pigeons Bourges 4th NPO against 6798 pigeons Orleans 43rd NPO against 13729 pigeons 1st National Acebird extreme middle distance NPO 2009 2nd Acebird Extreme middle distance The Best Of The Best 2009 5th Best Acebird Extreme middle distance W.H.Z.B. 2009
08-5808677 ‘Isabel’ Nijvel 1st against 828 pigeons Strombeek 1st against 23347 pigeons Tours 1st against 1261 pigeons = 2nd NPO against 6565 pigeons Nijvel 5th against 4215 pigeons Nanteuil 6th against 2554 pigeons Chateaudun 9th against 2342 pigeons = 26th NPO against 7879 pigeons Breuill Le Vert 9th against 1298 pigeons Ablis 14th National against 3688 pigeons Tours 19th NPO against 3916 pigeons Bourges 33rd NPO against 5100 pigeons Blois 40th NPO against 5368 pigeons Bourges 61st NPO against 6891 pigeons 3rd National Acebird Sprint NPO 2010 4th Best hen W.H.Z.B 2011 6th Best Acebird W.HZ.B 2011 6th Best Sprint bird W.H.Z.B. 2010 8th Best Acebird o.b. W.H.Z.B. 2010
And the Fanger gentlemen have a ‘number’ of pigeons like these. It is a top loft with unbelievably high quality pigeons which race top both in the sprint, but also certainly in the extreme middle distance. Partly due to the marvelous care.