BS Club Show 2010 – Colour Results Young Bird

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

Challenge Certificates – Colour line up

Young Bird

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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 – a Light Green Cock from R J Allen:

A good bird this with nice even body colour, nicely prepared and presented but I would have liked to have seen a bit more width in the head.

In 2nd place came a cock from J M Huxley:

Another bird of good body colour, but this one was lacking in spot and he was unsettled in the cage, so did not give himself the best chance of finishing higher.

3rd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was benched by P Ward:

A nice young hen with good width of face, but lacking in spot. A good stock hen, which could have been better prepared for the show.

Other placings: 4th Pearce & Pears, 5th J Newall, 6th A & D Woan, 7th D A Turner, 8th S Finlay

Judge’s comments on this group:

Again, the standard was disappointing. There may be several reasons for this and some of the young birds should go on to become nice adults.

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Dark Green

Judged by Colin Lamb

Best of Colour – came a hen from P D White:

A hen which asked to be judged and highly placed. A very good quality hen with excellent face and spots, and which stood well.

2nd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) came Quigley & Watson’s young cock:

Pushed the hen for first place, but was short of one flight.

3rd was a bird from R & J & W Bowker:

A bird which had a nice face but had a tail feather missing and it was not quite as long in the body as the leading two.

Other placings: 4th A W Jennings, 5th S & B Squires, 6th E & M Nee, 7th S & B Squires, 8th Gary Cameron

Judge’s comments on this group:

This section lacked the overall quality of the adult section.

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Skyblue

Judged by Tony Pope

Best of Colour – was from the partnership of C & M Snell:

A very nice young bird not quite in best condition. He was easily the winner of the C.C.

2nd place was benched by A G Price:

A young bird slightly narrower that the winner and with a touch of flecking – still a nice bird.

3rd came from R Witherwick:

A cock which was slightly out of condition with blood quills in the head, but I liked this bird very much.

5th (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was staged by A & B Whattam:

A nice, typy bird, slightly flecked but overall a decent bird in fair condition.

Other placings: 4th D Jukes, 6th T Price, 7th D Norman, 8th S J Roberts, 9th A M Dean, 10th Gary Cameron

Judge’s comments on this group:

The top tier of birds picked themselves and then the standard started to fall away.

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Dark Blue

Judged by Dave Collier

Best of Colour – went to B E Sweeting’s excellent Cobalt Cock:

A long bird whose condition could have been better.

2nd place went to A W Jennings’ Violet cock:

Again a nice long bird, but not as wide as the winner.

3rd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was a hen from Quigley & Watson:

A very good hen

Other placings: 4th T Price, 5th A Edden, 6th D Norman, 7th E & M Nee, 8th S & J Blakey, 9th D Norman , 10th W J Mear

Judge’s comments on this group:

Some excellent young birds in this section but condition was not very good.

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Grey Green

Judged by Jeff Attwood

Best of Colour – came from R & J & W Bowker:

This was a really beautiful hen with exceptional head quality and shown in excellent condition. One of the few birds which exhibited the much talked about “buffalo effect”. Congratulations to this up and coming stud.

2nd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was C & M Snell’s young cock:

A very good bird excelling in size, shoulder, width of face and head quality. A little lacking in depth of mask.

3rd came from B E Sweeting:

A lovely hen of exceptional quality in all departments. I only wish she had let me see her better, as she could have been placed higher were she not so unsteady.

Other placings: 4th M & D Walker, 5th E Newall, 6th L & S Devaney, 7th Ward & Rodgers, 8th W J Mear, 9th K Austin

Judge’s comments on this group:

I thought the overall quality of the young birds exceeded the adults. There were some excellent specimens throughout – a really good section to have judged.

I felt the quality overall was with few exceptions the best for several years. Some exceptional birds which have moved the goalposts forward yet again.

It is disappointing that we can’t attract a greater entry, but increasing traffic congestion and increased travelling time, coupled with much higher costs I feel are keeping the entry down.

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Grey

Judged by Alan Adams

Best of Colour – was staged by the Norwood Stud:

An outstanding Grey hen which excels in quality throughout. An easy winner which should go further.

2nd place (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was taken by R & M Miller’s wide headed Grey cock:

Shown in wonderful condition and was the winner of a quality class.

3rd went to R & J & W Bowker‘s lovely faced Grey cock:

Could have done better had its condition not been rather poor on the day.

Other placings: 4th Newton & Shepherdson, 5th D J Brick, 6th B Lander, 7th P Hodgkins, 8th L & S Devaney, 9th C P Spruce, 10th Gary Cameron

Judge’s comments on this group:

Some very good birds in the line-up. The Greys were a pleasure to judge and good through all the sections.

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Opaline Green

Judged by Lyn Bancroft

Best of Colour – was M & T Rodgers’ Light Green Hen.:

It is true to say that she had flights missing, but the selection was limited.

2nd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was a cock from S J Roberts:

A nice clean Light Green cock, but lacking in head qualities.

3rd was D Jukes‘ young hen:

A typy bird but showed some shadow head flecking.

4th S Finlay

Other placings: n/a

Judge’s comments on this group:

There were only the four birds in this line-up. It would have been nice to have a few more.

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Opaline Grey Green

Judged by Geoff Moore

Best of Colour – Main & Jenkins’ Opal Grey Green hen:

A nice bird benched in good condition and showing a clean cap with good mask but with one spot missing.

2nd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) came from J Newall:

A nice Grey Green cock this, long in body but marred by rather heavy markings. However, it had a nice clean cap with good mask and spots, but was rather unsteady when judged.

3rd from the Beginner section was C Kirk:

A nice bird with good shoulder but heavy markings. A nice face and mask, but was also ticked. Nevertheless, a useful beginner bird.

Other placings: 4th D A Turner, 5th Main & Jenkins

Judge’s comments on this group:

Only a small number of birds, unfortunately nearly all out of show condition on the day.

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Opaline Blue

Judged by Cy Thorne

Best of Colour – was B E Sweeting‘s Skyblue hen:

A good quality and stylish bird and a worthy winner indeed.

In 2nd place (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was again B E Sweeting with a Skyblue cock:

A good stylish Skyblue cock, benched in nice condition.

3rd came a good quality Skyblue hen from E Newall:

A good bird this, but not of the quality of the first two.

Other placings: 4th C Wakeman, 5th S & B Squires, 6th A M Dean

Judge’s comments on this group:

The rest of the birds went down in quality.

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Opaline Grey

Judged by Dave Collier

Best of Colour – was M & T Rodgers Op. Grey hen:

An excellent young hen. When she relaxed, she showed a marvelous head quality. A beautiful young hen.

In 2nd place (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) came T & L Jukes’ Op Grey cock:

A large bird which was a little out of condition.

3rd was S & B Squires‘ Op. Grey hen:

A large hen but rather ticked.

Other placings: 4th R Tonks, 5th Ward & Rodgers

Judge’s comments on this group:

The first two birds were excellent, but the quality dropped off after. It was disappointing to note that there were only seven birds in the section.

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Cinnamon Green

Judged by Ghalib Al-Nasser

Best of Colour – was Ward & Rogers‘ Grey Green cock:

A magnificent bird coming from the beginner section with good width and blow of cap. It was staged in good condition and was slightly spoiled only by one shadow spot.

In 2nd place (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was taken by R & J & W Bowker with a Cinnamon Grey Green hen:

A useful, powerful bird. It was staged in good condition and possessed all the desirable properties.

3rd came C L Bowman‘s Light Green cock:

A good all-round bird which stood well but needs more width.

Other placings: 4th J S Purvis, 5th C L Bowman, 6th E Freel, 7th T Salem, 8th Moorhouse & Spruce, 9th R Hooper.

Judge’s comments on this group:

Although the Young Bird section did not fare as well as the adult section, the winners were very good.

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Cinnamon Blue

Judged by Cy Thorne

Best of Colour – was taken by Moorhouse & Spruce‘s Skyblue cock:

A stylish and powerful bird. It went on to be Best Opposite Sex Young Bird in Show

In 2nd place came D J Brick‘s Grey cock:

A powerful bird, just behind the winner.

3rd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was staged by C & M Snell:

A nice stylish and powerful Grey hen, which unfortunately was flecked.

Other placings: 4th E W Freel, 5th R Keeber, 6th Moorhouse & Spruce, 7th A J Andrews, 8th R Marston, 9th J Butcher, 10th D Norman

Judge’s comments on this group:

The general quality in the line-up was reasonably good.

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Opaline Cinnamon Green

Judged by Norma Phillips

Best of Colour – was staged by D McKeown:

This was a nice, clean example of an Opaline Cinnamon Dark Green hen. Its condition was very good and it stood very well on the perch – asking to be noticed. The only fault on the day was slight flecking on the cap.

In 2nd place came a Grey Green hen from R Hooper:

Flecked on the cap, although otherwise it was a nice clean hen. On the day, it was not in full condition, having a missing tail.

3rd was benched by R Aplin:

Overall, its condition was fair. It was quite clean on the cap but short in mask.

Other placings: N/A

Judge’s comments on this group:

This was not a very strong line-up in this colour certificate, although the Best of Colour was a good winner.

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Opaline Cinnamon Blue

Judged by Mick Widdowson

Best of Colour – was a Skyblue hen staged by T & A Luke:

This is a super bird, staged in good condition with a nice deep mask and good width of head.

In 2nd place (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) came J Newall‘s Grey cock:

A nice bird but not quite of the same quality as the winner.

3rd was a young cock from E W Freel:

Nice all round.

Other placings: 4th A M Dean 5th S & B Squires

Judge’s comments on this group:

I felt a little disappointed that there were not many birds. After the first, the quality dropped quickly.

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Lutino

Judged by Norma Phillips

Best of Colour – was taken by Ian Fordham, and this was another example of the quality of his Lutinos:

Again, a good winner, standing well to be judged. Good condition and feather.

In 2nd place (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) came from A W Jennings:

A good example of colour in Lutinos, having a nice deep shade of yellow. He stood well in the show cage and was a good runner up to the winner.

3rd was from Ian Fordham:

A good third place winner, smart and good overall condition.

Other placings: 4th J W Mitchell, 5th D J Brick, 6th M & D Walker, 7th R Whiteside, 8th R Whiteside

Judge’s comments on this group:

This was a good certificate group to judge, with good quality birds coming to the front.

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Albino

Judged by Nigel Beevers

Best of Colour – was an Albino hen benched by A Kelly:

Of decent colour for the variety.

In 2nd place (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was D G Bowley‘s cock:

A good bird but could not match the winner for colour quality.

3rd came J W Mitchell‘s young bird:

Failed in size compared to the first two.

Other placings: 4th C M Fuller, 5th R Danks, 6th P W Burgess, 7th S Wildes, 8th K Austin, 9th K Austin

Judge’s comments on this group:

The quality of exhibits dropped significantly after the first two.

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Yellow-wing

Judged by Lyn Bancroft

Best of Colour – was Guppy & Barnes‘ Dark Green hen:

Has a good depth of body colour, enhanced by a clean cap. Unfortunately, she was a little flighty in the show cage and didn’t display herself to advantage.

In 2nd place (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour), again from Guppy & Barnes, was a Light Green cock:

In excellent condition but he just lacked that little something.

3rd was E Newall, from the Junior ranks, who staged a Light Green cock:

Well prepared and presented.

Other placings: 4th M Anzara, 5th A D M Tait, 6th A D M Tait

Judge’s comments on this group:

Apart from the first two in the line-up, it was very disappointing. Once again the numbers weren’t there.

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White-wing

Judged by Lyn Bancroft

Best of Colour – came from Roger Day, was a beautiful Cobalt hen:

A lovely clean-looking bird of nice contrast and good wing markings. It was unfortunate that whoever checked the ring number managed to shut the tail feathers in the door.

In 2nd place (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour), staged by Guppy & Barnes, was a Violet cobalt cock:

Of really nice body colour – but its dark primary flights and a lack of head quality marred its prospects of further success.

3rd was a hen from M Anzara:

Another hen which needs more contrast to stand out in a crowd.

Other placings: 4th T & J Rivers, 5th A D M Tait, 6th A D M Tait, 7th T & J Rivers

Judge’s comments on this group:

The line-up fell away after the first two.

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Crest

Judged by Mick Widdowson

Best of Colour – was a clear winner for Andy Brown:

A full circular Skyblue cock of good size and crest. It was not in “A1″ condition, with one or two pin feathers apparent.

In 2nd place came Cheatley & Alcorn‘s full circular Sky cock:

Displayed a good crest but overall it was not as big as the winner.

3rd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was taken by S W Beach‘s half circular Skyblue hen:

A nice hen with an off-centre crest.

Other placings: 4th D Moss, 5th D Norman, 6th D Norman, 7th R Hooper, 8th D Norman, 9th Cheatley & Alcorn, 10th D Moss

Judge’s comments on this group:

There was a big drop off from the winner, as many of the exhibits had pin-feathers on the crest.

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Spangle Green

Judged by Geoff Moore

Best of Colour – was staged by J M Huxley, from the Beginner section:

This was a very nice hen with a good wide face, complemented by a deep mask, bulls-eye spots and good marking. Staged in a condition which was a real credit to the owner, this bird went on to be 5th Best Beginner Any Age.

2nd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) came from D J Brick:

A nice “typy” Light Green hen with a nice width and cap spoiled by an untidy mask; otherwise, shown in good condition.

3rd went to R Day‘s Dominant Pied Grey Green:

Shown in very good condition, but slightly marred by a missing spot.

Other placings: 4th T Wood, 5th T Salem, 6th N R Porter, 7th A W Jennings, 8th S Finlay, 9th A M Carr, 10th S Finlay

Judge’s comments on this group:

There were not many birds in this Young Bird section. Some were out of condition, had missing tails etc, but the first five in the line-up were very good birds.

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Spangle Blue

Judged by Jerry Donovan

Best of Colour – was benched by B E Sweeting:

A very good Grey cock presented in good condition, so much so that it went on to achieve 4th Best Champion Breeder.

In 2nd place (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) came from J Copeland:

A very big and powerful Blue hen but unfortunately she lacked the condition of the winner.

3rd place was claimed by S & J Blakey‘s Grey cock:

A good bird which lacked the quality of the first two.

Other placings: 4th J Newall, 5th J M Huxley, 6th J M Huxley, 7th D Jukes, 8th P D White, 9th G Barton, 10th G Barton

Judge’s comments on this group:

There were some high quality birds in this group, but many of them sadly lacked condition.

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Dominant Pied

Judged by Dave Herring

Best of Colour – was taken by P Hodgkins, from the Beginner ranks, with his Cinnamon Light Green Cock:

A tall, strong bird which was benched in excellent condition. He was very clean and with pleasing, balanced markings on the body and wings. A very smart bird which well deserved its success.

2nd in the line up (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) came D Page:

A beautifully strong Cinnamon Grey Green hen which was spoiled only by a rather grizzled (albeit faintly) cap. Very good markings and confident stance, this bird was a credit to its breeder.

3rd came M & T Rodgers who staged an admirable Grey hen:

Very good head qualities and well balanced body markings. This bird was very well presented but could not overcome the disadvantage of a short tail and a slightly ticked cap.

4th came J Hickton-Cragg, from the Junior section, who staged a large Grey cock.

Very strong features. He was well spotted and evenly marked and had much to commend it. On the down side only, was slight ticking on the cap.

Other placings: N/A

Judge’s comments on this group:

Another good section, though a little disappointing numerically. Generally, most birds benched were in good to excellent condition and a credit to their owners. Can it be that fewer exhibitors are prepared to bench their exhibits other than in reasonable show condition?

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Recessive Pied

Judged by Nigel Beevers

Best of Colour – was M & M Chapman‘s Cobalt hen:

A long well shaped bird presented in very good condition.

In 2nd place was a Cinnamon Dark Green from S Wildes:

Another nice bird, fairly well marked.

3rd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) went to C P Spruce‘s Grey Green cock:

Shown in excellent condition and shape, but spoiled to some extent by flecking.

Other placings: 4th C P Spruce, 5th S Wildes, 6th S Wildes, 7th Pearce & Pears, 8th I & P Fielding, 9th M & M Chapman, 10th I & P Fielding

Judge’s comments on this group:

Generally speaking, this section was made up of well-marked birds, but quality faded towards the end of the line-up.

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Yellow Face

Judged by Colin Lamb

Best of Colour – was an easy winner for Moorhouse & Spruce, a Cinnamon Grey hen:

A large, stylish bird with loads of top end. A credit to its owners.

In 2nd place (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) came from R & M Miller:

Another stylish bird with good depth of mask and good face colour, slightly opalescent but still worth its second place in the line-up.

3rd came another entry from Moorhouse & Spruce:

A good quality hen with excellent face and mask, and with good body colour.

Other placings: 4th C & M Snell, 5th A Fretten, 6th J Theobald, 7th G Cameron, 8th R Hooper, 9th T Salem, 10th G Cameron

Judge’s comments on this group:

As in the Adult section, this was a colour group of high quality.

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Rare

Judged by Ghalib Al-Nasser

Best of Colour – came from Swain & Ford, who benched a Texas Clearbody Grey Green cock:

A big bird for the variety and a worthy winner that stood well while being judged.

In 2nd place came D Norman with a Texas Clearbody Cobalt cock:

Stood well and was presented in good condition. It is good to see our junior exhibitors coming forward to this extent.

3rd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) was M & M Chapman‘s Texas Clearbody Cinnamon Mauve hen:

A good all round hen staged in very good condition.

Other placings: 4th D Curry, 5th R J Allen, 6th R Day, 7th R J Allen, 8th R J Allen, 9th M Anzara

Judge’s comments on this group:

Again, a low benched figure and the winners did not fare as well as the Any Age section.

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Any Other Colour

Judged by Mick Widdowson

Best of Colour – went to T & A Luke‘s Lacewing Yellow cock:

A very nice bird with good width of head and mask. A good example of this variety enhanced by being staged in good condition.

2nd (& Best Opposite Sex of Colour) again was taken by T & A Luke with another Lacewing:

This hen pushed the cock strongly, as it also displayed good head and mask qualities.

3rd came Rowell & Heighton‘s Grey Yellow cock:

Again, a good example of the variety. A deserved third place, but not as big as the first two in the line-up.

Other placings: 4th Rowell & Heighton, 5th Carson & Walker, 6th Quigley & Watson, 7th Swain & Ford, 8th R Bastin, 9th D Corker, 10th A M Carr

Judge’s comments on this group: N/A

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