Those who have strengthened their colony with Sangers’ pigeons were invariably successful. This is a confirmation of the unique breeding capacities that have characterized the Dutch champion for so long.
Despite his eternally youthful appearance, Marcel Sangers has already passed 50. He can look back on a pigeon sport career, that started with victories from the very beginning. This began in the 1990s and has now been going on for more than 25 years. To refresh our memory, here are some of his most appealing highlights:
1st World Champion Yearling Sprint Versele Laga
1st National Champion One Day Long Distance
1st National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance NPO
1st National Ace Pigeon Sprint
1st National Ace Pigeon One Day Long Distance
1st Superstar of the Year Middle Distance 'Golden Pigeon'
1st Superstar of the Year Sprint 'Golden Pigeon'
1st semi-National Champion One Day Long Distance Northern Union
1st-4th-5th-6th-7th-8th-16th-etc. NPO Orleans 18,127 p.
1st-3rd-5th-7th-9th-10th-17th-etc. NPO Bourges 10,765 p.
1st NPO Chateauroux 7,834 p.
1st NPO Chateaudun 6,062 p.
1st & 3rd Nat. Orléans 6,025 p.
1st-7th-8th NPO Chateauroux 2,957 p.
Car winner National Blois 75,000 p.
1st-2nd-5th fastest Soissons total release 16,915 p.
1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th-6th-7th fastest Chimay total release 10,239 p.
1st-2nd-5th-6th-7th-8th fastest Niergnies total release 7,100 p.
An eye for super pigeons
There are fanciers who are always one step ahead of the competition by investing in pigeons that make a difference… Marcel Sangers is one of those fanciers. In the nineties, he invested in pigeons from the Dutchman Bertie Camphuis, a decade later he knocked on Gerard Koopman's door… and in recent years it has mainly been pigeons from Dirk Van Den Bulck and Stefaan Lambrechts that, both pure and in crossing with his own old bloodlines, make the difference. Team Sangers, not only owns a unique collection of Van Den Bulck and Lambrechts pigeons, they also perform sensationally with them. The Van Den Bulck breeding team of Team Sangers now consists of:
– 3 children of Goede Rode x Olympic Rosita – parents of Kittel
– 3 children of Olympiad Pair – parents of Olympic Rosita (mother Kittel)
– 2 children of Greipel – 6th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB & brother of Kittel
– 3 children of New Kittel – Reserve Olympiad & brother Kittel
– 2 children of Broer Goede Rode’ x Olympic Rosita – super pairing
– 2 children of Broer Goede Rode x Golden Leo 40000 – stock couple
– 2 children of Broer Goede Rode x Golden Leo 999 – super pairing
– 2 children & 2 sisters of Olympic Kittel 006 - Van Den Bulck super racer
In addition, Marcel and Brian obtained a wonderful selection of direct Stefaan Lambrechts pigeons, especially the line of 1st National Ace pigeon KBDB Lincia is very successful. The collection includes amongst others, 5 children of Lincia, 4 full brothers and 2 full sisters of Lincia who have clearly manifested themselves in the breeding team … but also children of all other Lambrechts stars strengthen the colony.
The interest in descendants from their pigeons is mainly due to the weekly top performances that Marcel and Brian manage, especially with the Van Den Bulck supergenes. Often via online auctions on PIPA, children from their very best breeders and racers move all around the world… and in recent years it turned out that many fanciers have been successful with their Sangers descendants. A summary of the best references:
G. & H. Calis (NL); subsidiary branch of Team Sangers
Gerard and Harold Calis can be seen as a subsidiary branch of Marcel Sangers. Sangers pigeons largely determined their rise to the national top. It is no surprise that their best breeders are direct Sangers pigeons … a short overview:
In 2019 Harold and Gerard obtained, NL19-1418294 Cinderella, from the Sangers super couple NL18-1739758 Homesick (12th-30th-48th NPO winner) x NL16-1259596 Kira (3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance 'De Allerbeste' 2017 with 3x 1st Prize and daughter Angelina) … from Cinderella they bred the winners of:
1st Ace Pigeon Late Tour Federation 2020
1st Hazeldonk - 1,530 p.
1st Asse Zellik - 845 p. / 3rd – 5,592 p.
1st Asse Zellik - 480 p. / 8th – 2,020 p.
2nd Sens - 700 p. / 5th – 1,744 p.
3rd Peronne – 3,328 p.
Also 6th-8th-9th-10th-10th-10th-10th in large competitions
Two other direct Sangers stars at Calis are Just Relaxing and Vale Bulck ... Just Relaxing is bred from the old Sangers lines and became the (grand)father of many 1st Prize winners and a.o. 1st Nat. S3 Melun 10,654 p., 1st Sezanne 3,246 p. / 2nd prov. 7,003 p., 2nd prov. Laon 6,469 p., 6th NPO Bourges 4,803 p., 8th NL Young bird Middle Distance PIPA Rankings 2016, 8th Prov. Ace Pigeon Allround 2019 against 19,000 p., 15th Nat. Old birds Ace Pigeon 300-700 km ‘De Allerbeste’ 2019, etc., etc.
Calis bought NL18-1631765 Vale Bulck, bred directly from Angelina (super sister Kittel) x son of Gold Dust (best breeding sister Kittel in the world), … now one of the most important breeders on the Calis lofts, and mother of:
- Bond Girl; 1st Prov. General Ace Pigeon +19,000 p. with 8x Top 10 in a large competitions
- Hera; winner of 3x 1st Prize with a.o. 4th NPO Sens 2,403 p. / 10th Nat. S3 8,415 p.
- White Beak Mealy; 3rd Prov. General Ace Pigeon +19,000 p. with 1st Salbris 885 p.
- 376/21; 2nd Prov. Young birds Ace Pigeon 2021 & Top 5 Nat. Young birds with 2x 1st Prize
- 355/21; 18th Prov. Young birds Ace Pigeon 2021 with 3x Top 10 in large competitions
J. & P Van Der Haar (NL); takes NPO victory with Sangers pigeons
Another fantastic Sangers breeder is housed on the lofts of the Dutch super fanciers, Van Der Haar. This star is a son of BE16-4258919 Katu (from Broer Goede Rode x Olympic Rosita) x BE15-4100451 Angelina (super sister Kittel) … the very best of Van Den Bulck … this son of Katu x Angelina bred the winners of:
2nd Prov. Blankenheim 17,726 p.
5th Prov. Bierges 25,233 p.
3rd Rethel 953 p.
4th Chalons 794 p.
6th Tongeren 2,591 p.
Derek Walsh (UK); sublime with children from Sangers’ top breeders
The Englishman Derek Walsh invested in youngsters from the very best Van Den Bulck breeders from Team Sangers. Children of the following stars moved to England; Katu and Kamala, from Broer Goede Rode x Olympic Rosita ... Bratt, super brother of Kittel ... Skittel, Surin and Syrah, top children of Kittel ... Konica, full brother Olympic Rosita ... Alicia from Broer Goede Rode x 40000 ... Tata, one of the best daughters Greipel ... and King, the super son of New Kittel ... descendants of all these icons won a.o.:
1st Federation 2,405 p. child Skittel x Syrah
1st Federation 1,537 p. grandchild King x Tata
1st CS Classic 1,434 p. grandchild King x Tata
1st Federation 1,252 p. child Katu x Alicia
1st Federation 1,102 p. grandchild King x Tata
1st Nat. IHUNFC 730 p. grandchild King x Tata
1st National 490 p. grandchild Konica x Surin
2nd INFC 3,034 p. grandchild Konica x Surin
2nd Federation 2,440 p. child Skittel x Syrah
2nd Federation 2,157 p. child Katu x Alicia
2nd Nat. IHUNFC 730 p. child Katu x Alicia
3rd Federation 2,002 p. grandchild Konica x Surin
3rd Federation 1,131 p. grandchild Konica x Surin
3rd Federation 634 p. child Skittel x Syrah
3rd Federation 219 p. grandchild Konica x Surin
4th Federation 2,440 p. grandchild Konica x Surin
4th Federation 2,293 p. grandchild King x Tata
4th INFC 1,555 p. child Katu x Alicia
4th Nat. IHUNFC 949 p. child Katu x Alicia
5th National winner 2,148 p. child Bratt x Kamala
5th Federation 1,782 p. child Katu x Alicia
5th Federation 1,131 p. child Bratt x Kamala
Alexandre Margris (FR), National top performers bred from Skittel x Gold Dust lines
With Olympiad pigeons and National Ace pigeons, Alexandre Margris is perhaps the most successful French fancier of the past decades … he quickly saw the strength of the Sangers breeders and obtained his top breeder Bites The Dust from the top pair Skittel x Gold Dust … super son x best sister Kittel in the world. From Bites The Dust Alexandre bred amongst others;
2nd & 3rd Prov. Clermont 2,692 p.
3rd Prov. La Ferté 395 p.
15th Prov. Pontoise 1,411 p.
Skittel lines are also successful in a.o. Morocco and Canada
De Marokaanse duivenliefhebber Boulaaras Kamal is enorm in zijn nopjes met de NL19-1418130 die hij haalde uit Skittel (superzoon Kittel) x Ruby (uit zoon x zus Kittel) … kinderen wonnen al 4e prijs 162 km 2.332 d., 6e prijs 398 km 2.000 d. en 9e prijs 294 km 2.218 d.
Maar ook een kleinkinderen van Brat (topbroer Kittel) x Red Diamond (uit Broer Kittel) deden het voortreffelijk! Ze wonnen o.a. 5e prijs 332 km 2.000 d., 9e prijs 294 km 2.218 d. en 23e prijs tegen 22.242 d.
In Canada blijkt Arpan Bajwa zeer tevreden over een zoon van Skittel … deze kweekte voor hem de 1e asduif jong 2019 en 1e asduif jaarling 2020. Een prachtig succes dus.
The Moroccan pigeon fancier Boulaaras Kamal is delighted with the NL19-1418130 bred from Skittel (super son Kittel) x Ruby (from son x sister Kittel) … children have already won a 4th prize 162 km against 2,332 p., 6th prize 398 km against 2,000 p. and a 9th prize 294 km against 2,218 p.
Grandchildren of Brat (super brother Kittel) x Red Diamond (from brother Kittel) also performed extremely well! They won a.o. the 5th prize 332 km against 2,000 p., 9th prize 294 km against 2,218 p. and 23rd prize against 22,242 p.
In Canada, Arpan Bajwa appears very satisfied with a son of Skittel … he bred the 1st Ace Pigeon Young birds 2019 and the 1st Ace Pigeon Yearlings 2020 from this cock, a great success!
Peter Van De Merwe (NL); super successful with Sangers pigeons
It is no surprise that Peter Van De Merwe has close contacts to Marcel Sangers. His stock cock from the beginning of this century (Replay) came directly from Marcel Sangers … when he saw that the Van Den Bulck pigeons excelled in Eefde, he was at the front of the line to get his hands on the best … what to say of a child of Zulu (from son x sister Kittel) x Ruby (from son x sister Kittel), who bred the following cracks: 1st Lennik 39,125 p., 1st Nanteuil 2,189 p. / 7th Prov. 35.017 p., 4th Prov. Lennik 39,125 p., 4th Quievrain 3,531 p., 4th Niergnies 1,431 p.
Moreover, a child of Bratt (brother Kittel) x Angelina (super sister Kittel) bred winners such as 5th Quievrain 1,427 p., 8th Quievrain 1,800 p., 11th NPO Fontenay 17,629 p., 12th NPO PS Maxence 33,687 p., 41st NPO Chateauroux 4,973 p., 61st NPO Vierzon 9,031 b. on the lofts of Peter Van De Merwe and Gwen Van De Merwe.
However, the best breder that Peter Van De Merwe bought is Bulck 118, bred from Padeli (son Broer Goede Rode x 9999) x Gold Dust, world's best breeding sister of Kittel. Bulck 118 gave the Van De Merwe colony a unique quality injection; descendants won a.o
2nd Nat. Young bird 6 pr. PIPA Ranking 2018 (son)
5th Prov. Ace Pigeon Middle Sist. 2020 (daughter)
6th Nat. Ace Pigeon yearlings 2020 (daughter)
1st NPO PS Maxence 12,240 p. / 2nd Nat. 33,636 p. (daughter)
1st NPO Fontenay 5,577 p. / 2nd Nat. 12,591 p. (gr. grandson)
1st Niergnies 3,393 p. (daughter)
1st Nanteuil 3,086 p. / 4th prov. 12,413 p. (daughter)
2nd NPO Roye 20,172 p. after loft mate (daughter)
4th s-prov. Melun 9,656 p. (daughter)
5th NPO Issoudun 10,850 p. / 1st-1,173 p. (granddaughter)
6th NPO Roye 20,199 p. (daughter)
6th NPO Fontenay 17,630 p. (daughter)
6th s-prov. Peronne 8,420 p. (son)
12th Nat. Pontoise 8,068 p. (daughter)
12th NPO Pontoise 6,621 p. (daughter)
16th NPO Chateauroux 4,973 p. (granddaughter)
19th NPO PS Maxence 3,577 p. (granddaughter)
22nd NPO PS Maxence 19,399 p. (daughter)
29th NPO Peronne 16,670 p. (daughter)
32nd NPO PS Maxence 3,477 p. (granddaughter)
36th Nat. Pontoise 8,068 p. (daughter)
38th Nat. Blois 11,576 p. (granddaughter)
43rd NPO Fontenay 17,630 p. (daughter)
45th Nat. Vierzon 9,013 p. (granddaughter)
6th Quievrain 1,400 p. (daughter)
7th Duffel 1,369 p. (daughter)
8th Quievrain 2,391 p. (son)
8th Lennik 1,202 p. (daughter)
9th Quievrain 3,742 p. (daughter)
9th Niergnies 3,393 p. (granddaughter)
9th Lennik 1,202 p. (daughter)
10th Quievrain 1,400 p. (daughter)
Portuguese success with Sangers descendants
Penas, Nogueira & Lobato have been good friends with the Sangers family for years...the past seasons they bought youngsters from the best Lambrechts and Van Den Bulck pairs via Sangers Pigeons...for instance, a son of Bratt (brother Kittel and nest brother Gold Dust) x Red Diamond (inbred Kittel) bred a.o. the following winners:
1st Regedouro 148 km 259 p. / 5th Prov. 4,012 p.
6th Montalvo 265 km 550 p. / 33rd Prov. 2,385 p.
7th Nisa 258 km 176 p.
9th Nisa 258 km 217 p.
A daughter of Padelli (from Broer Goede Rode x 40000) bred a.o. the winners of 7th Prov. Almeida 391km 9,762 p., 11th Prov. Covilha 309km 8,952 p. and 14th Prov. Nisa 254km 8,193 p. ... a child of Rosaly (inbred Kittel) became father of 11th Prov. Covilha 6,288 p. and 15th Prov. Covilha 6,288 p.
2nd Ace Pigeon One Loft Race China
At the Ningxia Senxiang One Loft Race, against more than 7,100 p., the 2020-26-0613306 excelled. He was bred from direct Sangers Pigeons cock NL19-1418325 Cashflow, who in turn is a son from Skittel (son Kittel) x Gold Dust (best breeding sister Kittel), and bought by Gong Ping from Xian. The 2020-26-0613306 managed the following fantastic results:
4th Ace Pigeon across 3 races
6th Ace Pigeon across 2 races
22nd 400 km 6,018 p.
61st 200 km 7,100 p.
71st 500 km 4,562 p.
114th 300 km 6,764 p.
1st Final Fauna One Loft Race 500 km
The Greek fancier Christos Karousos is very pleased with the purchase of direct Sangers pigeon NL19-1413758 that was bred from Zulu (from son x sister Kittel) x Ruby (from son x sister Kittel) ... a grandchild of Zulu x Ruby won the 1st prize in the final of the Fauna OLR 2021 across 500km and also took a 6th prize 110km, 9th prize 150km and 53rd prize 190km.
In 2020, the American fancier Phil Hubis from Lone Oak Loft bought the Sangers pigeon NL20-1254125 Gold Strike on PIPA. He is a son of Banksy (from Kittel x his own mother) x Gold Dust (best sister kittel in the world). Gold Strike bred the magnificent AU21-LOL-2124, who won the 1st Prize on the 148 mile race at the Cuevas Classic OLR against 998 p. on 15th November 2021.
Gebr. Dekker (NL) excel with Sangers-Lambrechts pigeons
Marcel Sangers saw the potential of the Dekker brothers as upcoming National stars and decided, together with these ambitious men, to test a group of direct Sangers youngsters every year. This group of youngsters consisted mainly of pigeons with Lambrechts genes. It resulted in many provincial top results, in which superhen Olympia often played a leading role! She was crowned 4th Prov. Ace Pigeon Late tour Afdeling Zeeland with 8x Top 100 provincial spots... she also became 3rd Ace Pigeon Late tour Federation and 6th Ace Pigeon Short Distance Federation. She may even have more talent as a breeder, as her (grand)children won a.o.:
1st Niergnies 1,605 p.
1st Roye 1,248 p.
2nd Prov. Niergnies 6,562 p.
4th Ace Pigeon Late tour Federation 2021
6th Prov. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance Young birds 2021
8th PS Maxence 1,060 p.
9th Prov. Melun 4,302 p.
10th Prov. Chateaudun 3,702 p.
10th Prov. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance Young birds 2021
Olympia is bred form 2 direct Lambrechts pigeons; Atari (son Olympic Kittel) x Vichy (from Tiamo x sister Vale Jackpot).
And many more references...
Many more fanciers worldwide managed to excel with Sangers pigeons... we want to share a few of these wonderful references:
- Family Bolger (Ireland); winners 1st Nat. Valentina Isl. in Ireland against approx. 2,200 p. Winner is a grandson of Gold Dust and Konica (super brother Olympic Rosita).
- David Van Aalst (Australia); wins the 1st King Moora 215 km against 2,242 p. with a 9 minute lead. The 1st prize winner is a descendant of Gold Dust.
- Reint-Jan Blauw (NL); wins the 1st Enschede 103 km against 2,421 p. / 9th – 8,208 p. with a grandchild of Skittel (son Kittel) x Surin (daughter Kittel).
- Danny De Voogd (NL); wins 1st prize against 1,500 p. and 2nd prize against 1,700 p. with a descendant of Gold Dust.
- Family Heeren (NL); win many Top 10 prizes with descendants of stars such as King (super son New Kittel), Syrah (daughter Kittel), Katu (from Broer Goede Rode x Rosita), Ruby (from son x sister Kittel), Skittel (super son Kittel), Rosaly (from Broer Kittel), Special One (son Olympic Kittel) and Sofie (Sister Rosita).
- Tom Verstrepen (BE); wins several Top 10 prizes with descendants of Stefaan's Favorite (inbred son Lincia) and Dominator (top son Blauw Gert x Van Loock hen).
- Wilfred Sebens (NL); does an excellent job with the Lambrechts and Van Den Bulck lines via Sangers, wins a.o. 1st Gendringen 773 p. / 7th – 2,250 p. … 1st Venlo 275 p. / 2nd - 1,477 p., also 9th Prov. Venlo 5,245 p. … 1st Burdinne 260 p. and 9th - 1,175 p., 18th Prov. Burdinne 3,478 p. … and 7th Late tour Ace Pigeon in the district 2021.
- John Isaac Talampas (USA); wins 1st prize and 3rd prize against an average of 400 p. with descendants of Angelina.
- Karim Oumast (Marrocco); breeds incredibly well with the lines of Stefaan's Favorite (inbred son Lincia) and Golddigger (daughter Lincia)! He wins 1st Ace Pigeon Speed ANTSC 2021 with a.o. 2nd prize 300 km 1,560 p. and 3rd prize 135 km 1,647 p. … and 7th Prov. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance LGSC 2021 with a.o. 5th prize 300 km 16,357 p. and 7th prize 135 km 18,408 p.
- Jan Karsten (NL); 1st Ace Pigeon Young birds with a granddaughter of Bratt (brother Kittel) x Vichy (from Tiamo x sister Vale Jackpot).
- Gertjan Van Huisstede (NL); wins 8th NPO Niergnies 18,691 p. & 1st General Ace Pigeon 2020 and 2021 … also 1st Ace Pigeon Sprint. Bred from a son of Katu (from Broer Goede Rode x Olympic Rosita) x Jade (granddaughter Kittel).