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  • Rare breed interest sparks new yearly club meetings

    Rare breed interest sparks new yearly club meetings

    23rd September 2021

    Above: All those interested in the London fancy canary are invited to the London Fancy Canary Club’s meeting on October 24. Pictured above are LFCC club secretary Bernard Howlett with publicity officer Andy Early   AN INCREASED INTEREST in the…

  • Doors close for Sunrise Aviculture

    Doors close for Sunrise Aviculture

    16th September 2021

    Above: Les Carr with his well-stocked Sunrise Aviculture show stand. Cage & Aviary Birds would like to thank Mr Carr for his long-term support as a regular advertiser   WELL-KNOWN BIRD-BREEDING EQUIPMENT company Sunrise Aviculture has closed its doors and…

  • Goodbye rosettes, hello vouchers

    Goodbye rosettes, hello vouchers

    9th September 2021

    Above: Mid Essex BS’s junior member ‘Junior Ginge’ (Francesca Probert) displays the new bespoke Countrywide Seed vouchers designed exclusively for Mix Essex BS exhibitors   BREAKING WITH CLUB tradition, Mid Essex BS has scrapped show rosettes in favour of pre-paid…

  • Second sustained breeding medal goes to Peter White

    Second sustained breeding medal goes to Peter White

    26th August 2021

    Above: A pair of Mueller’s quailfinches at the nest. ‘The female is in front, probably checking the male’s progress,’ Peter White said. During 2011 to 2017, he bred 43 of this subspecies   THE AVICULTURAL SOCIETY’S (AS) Ezra Award, instituted…

  • Last judging engagement for Jeff?

    Last judging engagement for Jeff?

    24th August 2021

    Above: greatly respected in the fancy: Jeff Attwood fills out his judging results on show day   A POSSIBLE FINAL judging engagement for the budgerigar maestro Jeff Attwood was celebrated at Somerset BS’s post-lockdown open show – an event that…

  • Out now: Rise of The Fancy Bird

    Out now: Rise of The Fancy Bird

    24th August 2021

    Above: New limited-edition work from Bernard Howlett: only 50 copies are to be printed   A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITED-EDITION book on the London fancy canary has been self-published by Bernard Howlett. A single print run consisting of 50 copies of Rise…

  • Canary record finds its way back to club

    Canary record finds its way back to club

    6th August 2021

    Above: Graham Wellstead photographed with the roller canary record on July 15. He said: ‘I knew of the record but had never had a copy. Often we hear claims of song tours which are simply not there, and all too…

  • Trespa cage deal: initial success with budgie clubs

    Trespa cage deal: initial success with budgie clubs

    28th July 2021

    Above: a BS-approved Trespa show cage   ORDERS FOR MORE than 500 Trespa show cages have been placed, since Budgerigar Society (BS) president Phil Reaney announced a special deal to benefit budgerigar clubs and individuals. Mr Reaney, who accepted the…