Results – UK Specialist & Rare Varieties Show 2011

The 23rd Specialist & Rare Variety Open Show was held at Bugbooke Sports & Community Centre, Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire over the weekend of 2nd-3rd July 2011.

Here are the results and photos.

The winners were as follows:

Any Age

  • Lutino – Ian Fordham
  • Yellow-wing – Guppy & Barnes
  • White Wing – Guppy & Barnes
  • Crest – Mick Widdowson
  • Green Spangle – Jerry Donovan
  • Dominant Pied – G & J Al-Nasser
  • Recessive Pied – G&P Norris

Young Bird

  • Yellowface – Jerry Donovan
  • Crest – Mick Widdowson
  • Dominant Pied – Rick Watts
  • Lutino – Ian Fordham
  • Albino – M & M Chapman
  • Yellow Wing – Guppy & Barnes


  • Best English Fallow – Mick Anzara
  • Best Texas Clearbody – T Sadler
  • Best Slate – Mick Widdowson
  • Best Rare Young Bird – Texas Clearbody – T Sadler
  • Best Easley Clearbody – Mrs J A Hill
  • Best Rainbow – Findlay & Flavell


The judges were:

  • Alan Adams
  • Ian Ainley
  • Ian Clarke
  • John Cosby
  • Jac Cuyten
  • Mick Freakley



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


Gallery – Any Age

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Gallery – Young Bird

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Gallery – Rares

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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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  1. Congratulations to all the winners and the participants/exhibitors and judges.

    Thanks also to Terry Tuxford for sharing his wonderful photography.

    Habib Ur Rehman, Pakistan.

  2. Congrats to all breeders!

    There are very nice birds for these varieties.

    We must preserve the rare varieties, so a big congratulations to English breeders for their work!

    Raphael Terra, France

  3. Congratulations to the winners.

    Rare varieties are also one aspect of our hobby.


    Didier Mervilde, Belgium

  4. Congratulations to all (I am too late but its doesn’t matter!).

    Beautiful birds from beautiful fanciers ..

    Muhammad Zohaib Ayub, Pakistan

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