Resurrected ‘Name the winner’ honour goes to Gordon

Resurrected ‘Name the winner’ honour goes to Gordon

Gordon Alexander has become the first Scots fancy canary exhibitor to give a title to his winning bird since the Scots Fancy Specialist Club (SFSC) resurrected an old show tradition in 2017.

'Make or break situation’: roller contestants urged to step it up

'Make or break situation’: roller contestants urged to step it up

The long-held tradition of roller canary song contests is under threat from “falling numbers of members and birds bred”, warns the British Roller Canary Association (BRCA).

Exhibiting birds on the Continent: APHA latest - download a copy of the registration form here

Exhibiting birds on the Continent: APHA latest - download a copy of the registration form here

In the face of continued uncertainty over the UK’s membership of the EU, it has been difficult to obtain clear advice from the government concerning arrangements for exhibiting birds in EU countries outside the UK. By way of a test case, Cage & Aviary Birds contributor Colin O’Hara contacted the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) by email this month. We here reproduce Mr O’Hara’s email and the APHA response, for the benefit of exhibitors.

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