- BS CLUB SHOW 2014
reported compiled by Ghalib Al-Nasser - Photos © Mick Freakley
The Societys club show was, once again, held in conjunction with the Budgerigar Society Club Show in November and because of the new challenge certificate for the Double Factor Spangle group the total entry of the three groups showed an increase to a total of 203 in comparison to 169 and 168 in the previous two years. It was even more pleasing to see that all the six certificate winners went to club members. There were 86 spangle greens entered, 85 spangle blues and 32 DF Spangles.
The Association extends its congratulations to all winners and our thanks to Michael Chapman who judged the Spangle Greens, Donald McCullum who judged the Spangle Blues and Dave Cottrell who judged the Double Factor Spangles. As always winning members in the Spangle sections were treated to some wonderfully designed certificates and the Best Spangle in Show and six major winners also received special certificates enclosed in glass frames which added a further special touch to the awards. Our sincere thanks are extended to John Cosby for producing those wonderful certificates.
The adult certificate went to a stylish Light Green hen belongs to Bill & Malcolm Hough showed in perfect condition. This was followed by the new Mick Widdowson & Brian Wilson partnership that benched a lovely top end Light Green cock in second spot. Third was the partnership of Graham Barton & Richard Mann with a Light Green cock.
The young bird certificate was won by Steve & Bill Squires with a good sized Light Green cock of good blow and large spangle spots. Robbie Keeber was second with a nice Light Green cock followed by his Grey Green nice hen in third place.
A powerful Cinnamon Grey cock with good head quality won the adult certificate for Richard, John & Wayne Bowker. This was followed by a nice well balanced Cinnamon hen benched by Dave & Pat Herring in second place and Steve & Bill Squires powerful Y/F Grey cock in third place.
Richard & Michael Miller head the young bird CC with a powerful Opaline Cinnamon Violet hen with good frontal rise. The Squires were second with a stylish clean Grey hen followed by Jerry Donovan in third position with a Skyblue cock of good length and condition.
Double Factor Spangles
Heading the adult CC was Bill & Malcolm Hough with their well known Yellow cock of good size staged in good condition which went on to win Best Spangle overall in Show. N. Holt from the beginner section was second with another Yellow cock of good size. This was followed by Dean Juke in third place with another quality Yellow cock but showing some Grey Green suffusion.
Arnold Stevens captured the young bird certificate with a Yellow cock of good width and even colour. Mark Hibbs benched another Yellow cock of good solid quality in second place. Daniel Norman from the junior section was third with a Yellow hen. Where were the DFS Whites??