BS Club Show 2010 – Colour Results Any Age

This report, covering the colours and sections, was compiled by Dave Herring, Budgerigar Society President.

Challenge Certificates – Colour line up

Any Age

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Light Green , Dark Green , Skyblue , Dark Blue , Grey Green , Grey , Opaline Green , Opaline Grey Green , Opaline Blue , Opaline Grey , Cinnamon Green , Cinnamon Blue , Opaline Cinnamon Green , Opaline Cinnamon Blue , Lutino , Albino , Yellow Wing , White Wing , Crest , Spangle Green , Spangle Blue , Dominant Pied , Recessive Pied , Yellow Face , Rare , Any Other Colour

Light Green

Judged by Jim McGeehan

Best of Colour – K Leedham’s green cock:

This was a nice light green cock, of a good deep body colour, good width of head and directional feather. A stylish bird that was well balanced and, while the spots could have been slightly better, this was a worthy winner.

In 2nd place came Newton & Shepherdson’s Light green cock:

Another nice bird, well spotted and demonstrating good head qualities. This bird was well presented and was mainly to be faulted by slight opalescence around the neckline.

3rd was a good sized cock bird, with plenty of width shown by D A Turner.

Preparation of the bird could have been better; it was hard to perch the bird, otherwise it may well have finished higher.

4th (& Best Opp Sex of Colour) D McKeown’s nice hen:

Well benched in the Beginner section it had good, even body colour, with a bit of style

Other placings: 5th Moorhouse & Spruce, 6th C & M Snell, 7th S Finlay, 8th N Johnston, 9th S Collins

Judge’s comments on this group:

Overall, I felt that the standard in this colour group was quite poor, with a lot of birds having short tails, missing flights, with poor presentation.

There were several wrong classed birds, with dark greens shown as light greens.

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Dark Green

Judged by Colin Lamb

Best of Colour – Norwood Stud‘s dark green cock:

Although the spots on this bird could have been better placed, it was a bird of good quality with plenty of top-end. It stood well throughout judging.

In 2nd place (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) – again from the Norwood Stud – came an outstanding dark green hen:

Good length and spots. However, it lacked the final head quality of the winner, although it had very good colour.

3rd was Moorhouse & Spruce’s dark green cock:

Very good width of face and a deep mask. Marred somewhat by slight opalescence and its colour was not quite as deep as the first two.

Other placings: 4th S & B Squires, 5th E & M Nee, 6th S Finlay

Judge’s comments on this group:

This colour section was of a good standard throughout.

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Skyblue

Judged by Tony Pope

Best of Colour – L Martin’s skyblue cock:

A very worthy winner this, with a lovely width of head, depth of mask and benched in very good condition.

2nd came from the novice section, benched by D J Brick, a skyblue cock:

Only slightly smaller than the winner. This was a lovely cock with very good face and it was staged in excellent condition.

3rd was Moorhouse & Spruce’s sky cock:

Just a little behind the second bird. This is a bird with good width of head, clean, and well staged.

5th (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) Moorhouse & Spruce’s hen.

A lovely long bird this, showing good overall size, width of face and mask: a little spoiled by flecking and lack of condition.

Other placings: 4th P Ward, 6th A & B Whattam, 7th R Hooper, 8th D Jukes, 9th A M Dean, 10th S Finlay

Judge’s comments on this group:

The overall standard here was very good, but the top end of the order stood out.

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Dark Blue

Judged by Dave Collier

Best of Colour – Brian Sweeting’s powerful, well bodied Cobalt hen:

A very good cap and depth of mask. She was shown in very good condition, but unfortunately her tail was slightly short.

2nd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) went to R & M Miller’s cobalt cock

Shown in very good condition. The back line of this bird was slightly poor, but this was more than offset by a head which showed a very good cap with good frontal rise.

3rd came A Fretten’s violet cock:

A good long bird which sat very well throughout judging, but showed one shadow spot.

Other placings: 4th D Jukes, 5th S Wildes, 6th D Norman, 7th Swain & Ford, 8th D Jukes, 9th Gary Cameron, 10th J T McNulty

Judge’s comments on this group:

The overall standard was quite good, despite some missing flights and thus a fall-back in condition, but there were some good quality dark blues here.

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Grey Green

Judged by Jeff Attwood

Best of Colour – was L Martin’s superb grey green cock:

A width of head and frontal rise of a quality I have never judged before! Staged in excellent condition and the cock that was second in the class displayed very little difference in quality.

2nd came Moorhouse & Spruce’s exhibit, another outstanding cock which I believe was Best in Show last year.

This bird was shown in outstanding condition , other than a few pin feathers, and displayed fine deportment. Not quite the frontal rise and width of the winner.

3rd was from S & B Squires’ team:

A good solid bird with excellent shoulder, depth of mask and good spots. Spoiled by slight opalescence.

6th (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) came J O’Neill’s grey green hen.

Clearly the best of the hens. This was shown in excellent feather condition and had excellent deportment, very good width of head – but not so well de-spotted!

Other placings: 4th C P Spruce, 5th S J Roberts, 7th B E Sweeting, 8th Moorhouse & Spruce, 9th Gary Cameron, 10th The Richardson Partnership.

Judge’s comments on this group:

The colour group overall was a little disappointing, with many cases of poor feather condition and several absentees which spoiled the section. With the exception of the top half dozen the competition was lacking.

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Grey

Judged by Alan Adams

Best of Colour – was P Greenwood’s good thick-faced cock:

Stood well while judged. Benched in good body condition and was a very worthy winner.

2nd was R & J & W Bowker’s grey cock:

A good Grey cock with good frontal, but not quite the backskull of the winning bird, but a good all round exhibit.

3rd was J M Huxley’s cock:

A bird with a wonderful top end, but not quite of the body size of the leading two exhibits.

4th (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) came Freakley & Ainley’s grey hen:

A thick faced hen which was placed fourth in the overall very good line-up.

Other placings: 5th D A Turner, 6th Gary Cameron, 9th T Price, 7th L & S Devaney, 8th Gary Cameron

Judge’s comments on this group:

The Greys were of good quality throughout, with some very good in the rest of the line-up.

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Opaline Green

Judged by Lyn Bancroft

Best of Colour – was C L Bowman’s Opaline Dark green cock:

Not the biggest Opaline I’ve ever seen, but in good condition with a clean cap. He looks a lot better when he relaxes.

2nd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was A Cameron’s Opaline Dark Green hen:

Showed patchy body colour and slight shadow ticking.

3rd was R & J & W Bowker‘s Opaline Light green cock.

This is an excellent budgerigar, but unfortunately is flecked.

Other placings: 4th K Jackson, 5th P Tiller

Judge’s comments on this group:

I have to admit not being an Opaline lover generally. The birds today (too few) suffered from the Opaline disease, many being heavily marked or ticked. Gone are the days when Opalines were paired to Opalines to produce the clear ‘v’.

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Opaline Grey Green

Judged by Geoff Moore

Best of Colour – was an Opaline Grey Green cock benched by Main & Jenkins.

This was a nice tidy cock of good type, with good clean cap of good width. Nice markings and good mask, but with one spot missing. A good winner on the day.

2nd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was G P Sutton’s clean Opaline hen:

Very good mask and clean cap, but staged slightly out of condition and very unsteady when judged.

3rd was R Witherwick’s Opaline cock:

Slightly smaller than the winner with which it otherwise shared good points and slight faults.

Other placings: 4th Ward & Rodgers, 5th A M Carr

Judge’s comments on this group:

There were rather few birds in this line-up and many of them out of condition. Ticking spoiled others and the overall quality dropped off after the first few.

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Opaline Blue

Judged by Cy Thorne

Best of Colour – Moorhouse & Spruce’s Opaline Cobalt cock:

A nice stylish bird, staged in good condition.

2nd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) came L & S Devaney’s Opaline Skyblue hen:

Another stylish bird.

3rd came from the stud of T Salem:

Another hen of good quality, but not in full condition.

Other placings: 4th R Witherwick, 5th Main & Jenkins 6th K Jackson, 7th M & A Beesley, 8th K Austin

Judge’s comments on this group:

The rest of the birds were all pretty average.

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Opaline Grey

Judged by Dave Collier

Best of Colour – was MJ & SL Banks’ Opaline Grey cock:

A good powerful bird. A nice large bird but it was rather unsteady when judged.

2nd place went to Moorhouse & Spruce’s Opaline grey:

Another large bird but unfortunately he tended to lie across the perch, which spoiled his overall balance.

3rd place was taken by D Jukes’ cock:

Another large bird which was not quite as wide in the head as the first two.

5th (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) G P Sutton‘s Opaline Grey hen:

The best hen in the line up.

Other placings: 4th J Horspool, 6th A M Carr

Judge’s comments on this group:

Unfortunately, there was a very poor turnout of birds in this colour group, but the winner was a good quality bird.

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Cinnamon Green

Judged by Ghalib Al-Nasser

Best of Colour – a Cinnamon Light Green staged by K Leedham:

A clear winner of both the class and the run-down, possessing good width of face and shoulder and benched in good feather condition – a pleasure to put him first.

2nd came Moorhouse & Spruce’s Grey Green cock:

Another good quality bird with good face and directional feathering.

3rd was D McKeown, from the Beginner section, another Grey Green cock:

A smart bird with a lovely blow and a credit to his section.

4th (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was P D White’s Light Green hen:

A nice, smart bird with good width and depth of mask. Staged in good condition.

Other placings: 5th S & B Squires, 6th E & M Nee, 7th Carson & Walker

Judge’s comments on this group:

A good standard of birds throughout the section, demonstrated by having the second and third birds in the line-up from the lower sections.

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Cinnamon Blue

Judged by Cy Thorne

Best of Colour – a Violet cock presented by J Stainforth:

A very powerful bird with a very good width.

2nd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was Moorhouse & Spruce’s Grey hen:

A nice stylish bird.

3rd R & M Miller:

An impressive bird, which was not, however, as good as the first two.

Other placings: 4th Moorhouse & Spruce, 5th D W Hughes, 6th P Smith, 7th D W Hughes, 8th C P Spruce, 9th W J Mear, 10th Gary Cameron

Judge’s comments on this group:

There were quality birds altogether in the line-up.

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Opaline Cinnamon Green

Judged by Norma Phillips

Best of Colour – was T & A Luke’s Opaline Cinnamon Grey Green hen:

A nice overall example with nice feather. She sat well while being judged and the slight ticking on her cap did not present as a major fault, as do others.

2nd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) went to N Johnston’s Light Green cock:

A bird benched in good condition, but slightly flecked. The spots did not present well, falling into a split mask which spoils the balance of the face.

3rd from the Junior section, Tom Salem gave us a Dark Green hen:

A nice overall bird although short in the mask, exhibited on the day without tail.

Other placings: 4th D McKeown, 5th A M Carr

Judge’s comments on this group:

This was a poor certificate to judge, although the winner exhibited by T & A Luke was a nice example.

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Opaline Cinnamon Blue

Judged by Mick Widdowson

Best of Colour – went to T & A Luke’s Skyblue cock:

A bird of good size, and an easy winner of the group, because of nice size of head, spot and very clean.

2nd place was taken by M J & S L Banks, with their grey:

Good size. Again, this bird was clean and well spotted but did not have quite the quality of the winner.

3rd came J Newall’s sky cock:

A nice bird but not able to trouble the first two.

4th (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) from the Junior section was Gary Cameron’s nice Sky hen.

Other placings: 5th The Richardson Partnership

Judge’s comments on this group:

There were not too many birds in the group, but I was pleased to note that there was little sign of flecking here.

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Lutino

Judged by Norma Phillips

Best of Colour – was I Fordham’s Cock bird:

A good winner of this certificate. It stood well when judged, exhibiting good feather.

2nd place went to J W Mitchell’s cock bird:

A good second, displaying very good condition and good colour.

3rd K Critchley took this spot with another cock:

Again showing good colour and condition.

4th (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) came I Fordham

Other placings: 5th R Whiteside, 6th J Butcher, 7th R Danks, 8th J M Huxley, 9th M & D Walker

Judge’s comments on this group:

This was a good quality group with some birds benched both in size and colour.

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Albino

Judged by Nigel Beevers

Best of Colour – was taken by Geoff Bowley’s Albino cock:

A super bird with all round qualities excellent stance and good feather.

2nd place (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) went to C B Dew’s very nice hen:

Shown in good condition, but let down by a shortish tail.

3rd came Gary Cameron’s cock:

A nice fair-coloured cock, which however lacked the size of the first two.

Other placings: 4th J Newall, 5th C M Fuller, 6th C M Fuller, 7th S Wildes, 8th K Simpson, 9th Gary Cameron

Judge’s comments on this group:

Generally, condition or colour was a problem throughout the birds, but despite this, there were some nice ones.

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Yellow Wing

Judged by Lyn Bancroft

Best of Colour (&amp Best Clearwing in Show) – was Roger Day’s Dark Green cock:

A bird of good size and showing excellent width of head, enhanced by a clean cap. A couple of flights were missing on the right hand side, admittedly.

2nd (& Best Opp Sex of Colour) went to Guppy & Barnes with their Dark Green hen:

Displayed good balance and deportment with excellent depth of body colour. Dark primary flights and tail tend to spoil the overall effect.

3rd came A G Beasley’s hen:

Displayed good wing markings and was nicely presented, although a little untidy around the tail.

Other placings: 4th A G Beasley, 5th E Newall, 6th M Anzara, 7th M & D Walker, 8th A D M Tait, 9th A D M Tait

Judge’s comments on this group:

The quality of the birds fell away in the lower sections and there really were not enough of them! Disappointing.

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White Wing

Judged by Lyn Bancroft

Best of Colour – was taken by R Docherty’s Skyblue cock:

A stylish bird from north of the border. Although the bird itself was clean and tidy, I would have liked to have seen it in a better show cage.

2nd place went to R Day’s Cobalt cock:

A good bird, but its tail feathers could have done with a more even shade.

3rd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was Guppy & Barnes Violet hen:

Displayed good depth of body colour, which brought with it a darkening of the wings.

Other placings: 4th A G Beasley, 5th A D M Tait, 6th M & D Walker, 7th A G Beasley, 8th A D M Tait

Judge’s comments on this group:

There was more competition in this group, but it still amounted to a deeply disappointing lack of numbers.

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Crest

Judged by Mick Widdowson

Best of Colour – was a full circular Dominant Pied Sky cock from Cheatley & Alcorn:

Shown in good condition and with an excellent crest. A worthy winner all round, enhanced by good size.

2nd was S W Beach’s full circular Cinnamon Sky cock:

Would have pushed the winner even harder, but for a few pin feathers.

3rd came A Miller’s Tufted Light Green:

A good bird, but not as big as the winner.

5th (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) C & S Meachin took this award with a Tufted Dominant Pied Cinnamon Grey:

A nice bird but not fully in condition.

Other placings: 4th D Moss, 6th D Norman, 7th K Bruce

Judge’s comments on this group:

A lot of birds in this group were not in condition, with lots of pin feather apparent.

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Spangle Green

Judged by Geoff Moore

Best of Colour – was annexed by J G Grubb, with an Opaline Green cock:

A super cock shown in excellent condition. This bird has good shoulder and head qualities with plenty of width of face and good lift. A very good winner on the day, and it went on to finish 4th Best Champion Any Age.

2nd went to R & J & W Bowker’s Spangle Light Green cock:

Another super bird with fantastic width of face, good feather quality but with flights missing and not in good enough condition to beat the winner. 5th Best Intermediate Any Age.

3rd was J Thompson’s Double factor Yellow Spangle cock:

Shown in good condition and has good head and shoulder quality. Unfortunately, it was very unsteady during judging.

4th (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) came R Hooper’s Cinnamon Grey Green hen:

A super hen shown in good condition with very nice feather and width of face and shoulder, but slightly flecked. Another very unsteady bird during judging but went on to finish 3rd Best Novice Any Age.

Other placings: 5th Carson & Walker, 6th B Sincock, 7th G & A Hill, 8th Strong & Bradley, 9th J H Woods, 10th A M Benton

Judge’s comments on this group:

There were some super Spangles here with fantastic birds placed lower because of their condition.

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Spangle Blue

Judged by Jerry Donovan

Best of Colour – was taken by Freakley & Ainley’s Cinnamon Grey cock:

A fantastic bird shown in excellent condition and a very worthy winner.

2nd place went to R & J & W Bowker’s Sky Cock bird:

A very nice bird but not quite in the same condition as the winner.

3rd was T & L Jukes’ Double Factor cock:

A nice bird in good condition, displaying good head quality, but not the size of the first two.

4th (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was taken by J Copeland, with a Double Factor hen:

Staged in very good condition.

Other placings: 5th J M Huxley, 6th J G Grubb, 7th G & A Hill, 8th Swain & Ford, 9th R Hooper, 10th C T Atkinson

Judge’s comments on this group:

There were some very nice birds down the line but not of the quality of the main winners.

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Dominant Pied

Judged by Dave Herring

Best of Colour – went to A & D Woan’s excellent Grey Green hen.

A lovely bird this, with all the showmanship of a true show bird of moderate length of feather, which enabled her to present much of the desirable contours that are described in our pictorial and descriptive standard. This bird possessed a full head and mask with good spots which were unfortunately bunched together. She also had a dark tail, but overall was a worthy winner, and vied for Best Opposite Sex in show in the final judging stages.

2nd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was D Jukes’ Grey Green Pied cock:

Difficult to fault, except for a dark tail feather and poorly defined inner spots – probably shadow spots only. The latter slightly spoiled the overall balance of the bird, but his strong head and generous face impressed. Stood well throughout judging.

3rd came Roy Aplin’s Normal Grey hen:

Had much to commend it, starting with excellent head qualities. Marred by slight ticking, missing flight and a rough tail, in the class, this bird had been challenged by a Cinnamon Grey cock with a superb head, but thrown out of exhibition balance by a short tail.

4th from N Johnston was a Normal Skyblue cock:

This bird was beautifully marked throughout – it even had a band which pleases we older pied fanciers. All features were well presented, including even placed spots.

Other placings: 5th L & S Devaney, 6th R & M Miller, 7th J Hickton-Cragg, 8th A W Jennings, 9th J W Mitchell, 10th D Norman

Judge’s comments on this group:

Considering the rather poor numbers in this colour group, this was an excellent section for quality and was a pleasure to judge. It was pleasing to note that flecking was generally very light where it appeared. Congratulations to the owners.

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Recessive Pied

Judged by Nigel Beevers

Best of Colour – was C & D Jones’ Grey Green cock:

A good all round bird, with width of head and shoulder and well marked.

2nd went to D Jukes, who took this place with a Cobalt cock:

Shown in good condition. This bird has also good markings.

3rd came I & P Fielding‘s Dark eyed Yellow cock:

In excellent condition and colour, but not quite the substance of the first two.

6th (& Best Opp Sex of Colour) C & D Jones‘ Cinnamon Grey Green hen:

Slightly flecked but has good shoulder. As a heavy hen she showed the customary heavy markings on wings.

Other placings: 4th M & M Chapman, 5th Pearce & Pears, , 7th C P Spruce, 8th Gary Cameron, 9th S Wildes, 10th S Wildes

Judge’s comments on this group:

The overall quality was not particularly good but all were well marked in body, while wing markings require some attention.

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Yellow Face

Judged by Colin Lamb

Best of Colour – was taken by J Nevin, whose Yellow Face cock:

Showed itself to perfection, with tremendous width of head and excellent capping. Although it could have been bigger, overall it is a very good budgerigar.

2nd came B A Wilson’s Grey cock:

A really good bird of its variety with good contrast between mask and body colour. It had a lovely frontal rise and stood well.

3rd (& Best Opp Sex of Colour) went to Rowell & Heighton‘s Grey hen:

Another good bird which pushed for second place, showing plenty of style and good spots.

Other placings: 4th M J & S L Banks, 5th B A Wilson, 6th N Johnston , 7th D J Brick, 8th D Norman, 8th Gary Cameron

Judge’s comments on this group:

This section was a joy to judge showing good quality throughout.

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Rare

Judged by Ghalib Al-Nasser

Best of Colour – was a Texas Clearbody Light Green hen from the Norwood Stud:

A good sized bird with good depth of mask, which stood well and showed itself well – a good example of the variety.

2nd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) went to J Dunnell, showing another Texas Clearbody, a Skyblue:

Another quality bird with good variety content, but was well pipped by the hen.

3rd came Findley & Flavell, staged a Rainbow cock:

A good bird for its variety and being a Cobalt, it showed the variety content better.

Other placings: 4th J W Mitchell, 5th T Salem, 6th D A Mullee, 7th D A Turner, 8th R J Allen, 9th M Anzara, 10th R J Allen

Judge’s comments on this group:

This is always a good section to have at a show as it serves as an educational part of the fancy. Of course, the entry is not always high.

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Any Other Colour

Judged by Mick Widdowson

Best of Colour – went to T & A Luke’s Lacewing White cock:

A very nice bird of good colour and wide head, with deep mask. A worthy winner.

2nd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was taken also by T & A Luke:

Another Lacewing, this time a Yellow hen, which pushed very hard to win.

3rd came A & D Woan’s Grey Yellow cock:

A very nice bird, but not as large as the first and second.

Other placings: 4th D A Turner, 5th Carson & Walker, 6th Carson & Walker, 7th S J Roberts, 8th J W Mitchell, 9th Strong & Bradley, 10th P Field

Judge’s comments on this group:

Most birds in this group were benched in good condition, with some nice birds in all classes.

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About the Author: Dave Herring is the President of the Budgerigar Society.

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