Results – Eire BS 2010

The Eire Budgerigar Society’s 56th Annual Show took place in Kilkenny on Saturday the 11th of September.

The awards were placed by none other than world famous budgerigar breeder Jac Cuyten from Holland assisted by, his friend and fellow breeder, Rinus van den Broek.

There was a entry of 120 birds from 17 different exhibitors from Counties Dublin, Cork, Carlow, Wexford, Clare, Wicklow, Kildare, Kilkenny and Louth.

Best in Show went to a superb grey cock bred by John O’Neill from Naas, County Kildare.

Best Opposite Sex in Show was awarded to a super cinnamon grey green hen from the partnership stud of Mark & Tony Rodgers.

The same partnership also took the coveted Best Breeder in Show award with a stunning spangle hen.

The remaining classes were awarded as follows:

Best of Colour Any Age

  • Normal Green: Brian Flynn
  • Normal Blue: Gerard Lanigan
  • Normal Grey or Grey Green: John O’Neill
  • Opaline: Peter Mc Cabe
  • Cinnamon or Opaline Cinnamon: Mark & Tony Rodgers
  • Albino: David Hennessy
  • Spangle: James Sidney
  • Any Variety Pied: Noel Kelly

Best of Colour Breeder

  • Normal Green: Gerard Lanigan
  • Normal Blue: Brian Flynn
  • Normal Grey or Grey Green: Mark & Tony Rodgers
  • Opaline: Mark & Tony Rodgers
  • Cinnamon or Opaline Cinnamon: Darragh Frawley
  • Lutino: Ron Thompson
  • Spangle: Mark & Tony Rodgers
  • Pied: Mark & Tony Rodgers
  • A.O.C: Brian Flynn

Note: The above information supplied by Gerard Lanigan.

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About the Author: Gerald Binks began breeding budgerigars when he was 12 years old and is now arguably the most knowledgeable budgerigar fancier in the world. He has bred his fair share of Best in Show birds, judged in no less than 20 countries, founded the World Budgerigar Association, and has published two of the three classic books on the hobby. His stud in the UK attracts fanciers from near and far and is always high on the list for those wishing to purchase BA23 quality budgerigars.

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