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Budgerigar Society Judges Training Scheme - Final Test 2015

Budgerigar Society Judges Training Scheme – Final Test 2015

Eventually the two candidates Terry Sadler and Sam Wildes successfully completed their tasks

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THE BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2015

The benched figure also increased to a total of 1660 ……………

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The Floor Birds of Europe

Many budgies sit on the floor of their aviaries for all or most of the day. Why do they do it and does it matter?

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Parents and Grand Parents Wanted for Film

We’re looking for some grandparents (or parents!) who keep budgerigars and have grandchildren/children aged between 3 and 7.

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Further Copies Of The Challenge Now Available

Further Copies Of The Challenge Now Available

This is a rare opportunity to obtain your copy of the “Budgerigar Bible” – The Challenge.

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Specialist and Rare Variety Open Show 2015 – UK

Specialist and Rare Variety Open Show 2015

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Dorset Seminar 2014

Dorset Seminar 2014

News of the Dorset Seminar

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Crested BC & Spangle BBA DOUBLE JUBILEE CELEBRATION

Crested BC & Spangle BBA DOUBLE JUBILEE CELEBRATION

It was a Jubilee Celebration for both societies and they held a joint function with 43 fanciers attending.

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See Willy Dokter’s New Video

Click here – Willy Dokter Video

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Meet the BS Councillor - Gordon Grist UK

Meet the BS Councillor – Gordon Grist UK

Gordon Grist started breeding budgerigars as a teenager in Sheffield in 1958.

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Thoughts From Tanglewood Part Two – Gerald Binks UK

Thoughts From Tanglewood Part Two – Gerald Binks UK

innovations to improve his efficiency and management in the hobby.

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Just what is the Judge Seeing? by Alison M Carr, Tyne & Wear

Just what is the Judge Seeing? by Alison M Carr, Tyne & Wear

As an intermediate breeder of ‘Rares’ I often stay back at shows to steward for the judges. Doing this one hears all the ‘behind the scenes’ comments from the other stewards and the Senior Stewards. These often include ‘what is he looking at’, or ‘what is he seeing that I am not seeing’. Well this […]

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National Specialist and Rare Variety Open Show in its 25th Year by Terry A Tuxford

The first National Specialist and Rare Variety Open Show in the UK was held on 3rd July 1988

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Thoughts from Tanglewood - Part One - Terry Tuxford puts GSB on the Spot

Thoughts from Tanglewood – Part One – Terry Tuxford puts GSB on the Spot

Gerald Binks has been breeding budgerigars for an incredible 67 years and I have been fortunate enough to know him for more than 30 of those.

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Geoff Capes - Passionate and Competitive - Terry Tuxford UK

Geoff Capes – Passionate and Competitive – Terry Tuxford UK

I was both surprised and pleased to discover that Geoff is a true hobbyist.

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Feeding Exhibition Budgerigars - By Dr Rob Marshall B.V.Sc., M.A.V.C.Sc. (Avian Health)

Feeding Exhibition Budgerigars – By Dr Rob Marshall B.V.Sc., M.A.V.C.Sc. (Avian Health)

Protein additives are necessary for the big bodied, heavy feathered modern day budgerigar.

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What is an Anthracite Budgie? - Carl Slavin - Canada. Photos Didier Mervilde, Belgium

What is an Anthracite Budgie? – Carl Slavin – Canada. Photos Didier Mervilde, Belgium

Simply stated it is basically a color enhancer.

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The Darkwing - An Unusual Variety - Ken Yorke - Australia (2004)

The Darkwing – An Unusual Variety – Ken Yorke – Australia (2004)

The decline in popularity was a bigger problem that in trying to breed them

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So You Want To Be A Steward? Asks Lincoln Baldwin, New Zealand

As judging proceeds a steward should try to learn what the Judge is looking for.

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Concaves Yes or No? - The Late Gordon Davis, Florida USA

Concaves Yes or No? – The Late Gordon Davis, Florida USA

That was ten years ago and I have never used a concave since.

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Tips For Looking After Your Birds During Hot Weather – Nigel Tonkin, South Australia

Make provision for extremes of temperature when the weather gets hot.

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Improving A Stud Of Exhibition Budgerigars – Brian Poole UK

Grey and Grey Greens have done consistently well over the years must form part of a stud.

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Reaping the Fruits of Your Labour – Young Bird Flights - Tony Gestier, Australia

Reaping the Fruits of Your Labour – Young Bird Flights – Tony Gestier, Australia

The young bird flight is a place of heightened stress

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Developing A System For Breeding 'Rats' - Gerald Binks UK

Developing A System For Breeding ‘Rats’ – Gerald Binks UK

It is easy to breed ‘mice’, but the ‘rats’ are more difficult.

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