Rare Variety & Colour BS – News Feb 2012

The society is looking forward to its next Annual Members Show / Seminar / AGM to be held on 20th May 2012 (week 20) and staged at Loddington Village Hall, near Kettering, Northants.

Mick Widdowson will be judging the show.

Les Martin with his winning Texas ClearbodyThe Society’s 2011 club show was held in conjunction with the Budgerigar Society Club Show and entries in the rare section had a further increase to 81 for Philip Dye to judge – while the Any Other Colour section (which caters for the Greywings and Lacewings) had an entry of 56 for John Lees to judge.

As always there were some good quality Texas Clearbodies benched and, as with the 2010 show, both challenge certificate winners of the rare sections were of this variety.

The honour for staging the Best Rare in Show by a member and Best Rare Young Bird went to the World Champion at the show, Les Martin, with his quality Texas Clearbody Skyblue hen, while the Best Rare Any Age by a member went to John Dunnell, with his Texas Clearbody Yellowface Skyblue cock. Anthracites were benched again at the Club Show thanks to Ghalib & Janice Al-Nasser, Alison Carr and A. Wood.

Other trophy winners by members at the club show were:

  • Jim Mitchell, Lacewing
  • David Turner, Greywing
  • Ghalib & Janice Al-Nasser, English Fallow & Saddleback
  • Les Martin, Texas Clearbody
  • Deamonn Mullee, Slate
  • Roger Day, Rainbow

Janice Al-Nasser presenting the trophies to Les MartinSubscriptions are now due and can be sent to Bob Allen, membership secretary (14 Brockley Close, Little Stoke, Bristol BS34 6EZ). The new rates are single £8, any partnership living at same address £12, any partnership living at different addresses £16, OAP partnership £9, OAP / Disabled / Junior £6.

All communications, other than matters relating to subscription & patronage, to be sent to the chairman Ghalib Al-Nasser (Evenstar, Pinkuah Lane, Pentlow, Sudbury CO10 7JW).

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About the Author: Ghalib Al-Nasser kept budgerigars as a young boy in his native country Iraq, but after completing his engineering studies in England he started again and joined the Budgerigar Society of G.B. in 1971. He is heavily involved in the administration (management & shows) of many local, national and specialist societies as well as being the secretary of the World Budgerigar Organisation (WBO). He has judged in not less than 30 countries in the 6 continents and has lectured in many countries all over the world. He was made President of the Budgerigar Society of G.B. in 2001.

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