Results – French CDE Show 2011

Sisteron - FranceThe 43rd annual French National CDE Festival was held on September 22nd – 25th 2011.

The CDE is France’s society for exotic birds.

The show was organised by the Ornithological Association of the Alpes de Haute Provence (AOAHP) and took place at the Sports Centre in Sisteron (in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France).

Show awards were given for sparrows, doves, parakeets, parrots, canaries and, of course, budgerigars.

This year the championship went international – with over 400 birds presented and with judges from France, Portugal, Italy & Switzerland.


The major (Budgerigar) results were as follows:

  • Best Any Age – Hervé & Jocelyne Gros-Lelievre
  • Best Young Bird – Pierre Archambaud
  • Best Any Age Opposite Sex – Roger Lautru
  • Best Young Bird Opposite Sex – Guillaume Froger


The judges were:

  • Alessandro Bernabei (Italy)
  • Marcel Bühler (Switzerland)
  • Tony Binggeli (Switzerland)


All photographs below were kindly supplied to us by: Terry Tuxford

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Terry Tuxford About the Author:

Terry Tuxford first began breeding budgerigars in 1979 and joined the BS in 1980. He was elevated to Champion in 1985 when he went into partnership with Brian Poole. This partnership is probably one of the longest existing partnerships in the UK hobby today having lasted some 27 years so far and is still going strong. Terry and Brian are also partnered by Yvonne Tuxford who joined the BS in 1990.

Terry demonstrated his penmanship early in his budgerigar career and wrote in the second edition of Budgerigar World. Little did he realise then that in just over 8 year’s time he would become editor following a 20 month apprenticeship with founding editor, Gerald Binks. Terry went on to edit a total of 245 editions up to May 2011.

In 1993 Terry took his Budgerigar Society Judges final examination and was awarded Subsidiary Judge of the Year and has gone on to judge the Budgerigar Society World Show on three occasions as well as many top shows at home and abroad. He is also an accomplished speaker and has been a guest at societies throughout the UK as well as Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and many other European countries.

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