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fancy

in the name of canary breeds, refers to a special, cultivated show type of bird, rather than the ordinary type. In dog and cat circles, it refers to the entire following of breeders, owners and admirers.
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There are about 60,000 fanciers in the UK, 42,000 of these race their pigeons from April to September, using the winter months for breeding and husbandry.
We thought there should be a tribute to local pigeon fanciers.
Coun Linnecor said: "This spate of thefts has really upset local pigeon fanciers one man has given up his hobby because he is scared of being targeted again.
Despite being from a generation who are too young even to remember cult TV show Geordie Racer, last year the teenager from South Lane, Seahouses, Northumberland, came runner-up in the North-East Fancier of the Year award.
The Queen has donated one of her prize racing pigeons to a fellow fancier for a charity auction.
David, 41 - backed by the Royal Pigeon Racing Association - is set to lead hundreds of fanciers in a civil court action against mobile firms for lost birds and interrupted breeding.
It's held about six times a year, and most fanciers spend a lifetime trying to notch up a win.
All because he knew that if you took an everyday item and made it just a little bit fancier, you could change the world.
Pigeon fancier Ken Stephenson, 56, from Old Fold, who also has a cree on the site, looks after John's pigeons.
Pigeon fancier Brian Tumilty was driven to attempting to hold a fellow competitor's bird hostage after losing his own loft in an arson attack, Newcastle Crown Court heard.
But he later tried to persuade another fancier to lie to police about the attack.
Because an item comes with a certificate of authenticity means nothing and, chances are, the fancier the certificate and the pricier the item likely means a better chance the item is counterfeit.