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Specialist & Rare Open Show

The Midland Budgerigar Association held its Annual Specialist and Rare Show on 22nd October 2017 at Markfield Community Centre. The judges were Pat and Gren Norris. The show attracted a benched entry of 245 birds from 24 exhibitors.

Best of Colour Results

 

 

 

Lutino

1

3

Walker M & D

Best of Colour

Albino

503

1

Bannister M

Best of Colour

Yellow Wing

5

2

Walker M & D

Best of Colour

White Wing

7

1

Thorne C

Best of Colour

Crested

411

1

Sharpe C.D.&S

Best of Colour

Spangle Green

13

3

Woan A & D

Best of Colour

Spangle Blue

15

4

Woan A & D

Best of Colour

D/F Spangle

17

4

Potter C

Best of Colour

Dominant Pied

120

1

Hough HW & M

Best of Colour

Recessive Pied

124

2

Hawkins C

Best of Colour

Yellow Faced

128

2

Terheege AR & TR

Best of Colour

Rare

133

2

Clarke S & R

Best of Colour

Clearbody

35

1

Thorne C

Best of Colour

Any Other Colour

39

1

Woan A & D

Best of Colour

Lutino

302

1

Swain & Ford

Young Bird Award

Albino

503

1

Bannister M

Young Bird Award

Yellow Wing

105

1

Taylor B

Young Bird Award

White Wing

507

1

Sharpe C.D.&S

Young Bird Award

Crested

312

1

Anzara M

Young Bird Award

Spangle Green

114

1

Woan A & D

Young Bird Award

Spangle Blue

116

4

Potter C

Young Bird Award

D/F Spangle

518

1

Bannister M

Young Bird Award

Dominant Pied

120

1

Hough HW & M

Young Bird Award

Recessive Pied

124

2

Hawkins C

Young Bird Award

Yellow Faced

128

2

Terheege AR & TR

Young Bird Award

Rare

133

2

Clarke S & R

Young Bird Award

Clearbody

135

2

Thorne C

Young Bird Award

Any Other Colour

143

1

Woan A & D

Young Bird Award

Pairs

945

1

Terheege AR & TR

Best of Colour

Best Team

946

2

Clarke S & R

Team Award

Colour Budgerigar

947

6

Williams S

Best of Colour

 

 

 

 

 


Any Other Colour Winner A & D Woan

Area Open Championship Show 2017

The MBA 2017 Open Show had an entry of 507 birds with 19 Champion exhibitors, 6 Intermediate, 6 Novice, 4 Beginners and 1 Junior. We were fortunate to have the BS President Mr Ken Whiting visit the show and obliged us by presenting the Awards and saying a few words.

The Best in Show Award went to Pat and Gren Norris with a very good Spangle Blue hen whilst Best Young Bird and Best Young Bird Opposite Sex went to the partnership of Adrian and Trevor Terheege & Emma Roby. The Best Young Bird was a very good Double Factor Spangle White Hen with the Best Opposite Sex Young Bird a Normal Cinnamon Light Green. Best Opposite Sex Any Age in Show was won by Peter Hickton Collins with a Light Green Cock.

Best in Show & Best Any Age - Pat & Gren Norris

Best Young Bird in Show In Show - AR & TR Terheege & Emma Roby

Best of Colour Results     Main Award Sheet  
Class  AA /YB Winner Top Specials  
Light Green AA Collins P Best in Show Norris G & P
Dark Factor Green AA Leedham K Best Young Bird in Show Terheege AR & TR
Sky Blue AA Johnson J Best Any Age in Show Norris G & P
Dark Factor Blue AA Holland Stud Best Opp Sex Young Bird in Show Terheege AR & TR
Normal Grey Green AA Ludlow G Best Opp Sex Any Age in Show Collins P
Normal Grey AA Holland Stud Champion  
Opaline Green AA Johnson J Best Champion Any Age Norris G & P
Opaline Blue AA Woan A & D 2nd Best Champion Any Age Collins P
Cinnamon Green AA Holland Stud 3rd Best Champion Any Age Leedham K
Cinnamon Blue AA Collins P Best Champion Young Bird Terheege AR & TR
Opaline Cinnamon AA Terheege AR & TR 2nd Best Champion Young Bird Norris G & P
Lutino AA Norris G  & P 3rd Best Champion Young Bird Terheege AR & TR
Albino AA Thompson L Intermediate  
Yellow Wing AA Williams O Best Intermediate Any Age Ludlow G
White Wing AA Taylor B 2nd Best Intermediate Any Age Ludlow G
Crested AA Clarke S & R 3rd Best Intermediate Any Age Ludlow G
Spangle Green AA Leedham K Best Intermediate Young Bird Ludlow G
Spangle Blue AA Norris G  & P 2nd Best Intermediate Young Bird Woodfield M
D/F Spangle AA Norris G  & P 3rd Best intermediate Young Bird Ludlow G
Dominant Pied AA Devey & Wright Novice  
Recessive Pied AA Norris G  & P Best Novice Any Age White D & C
Yellow Faced AA White D & C 2nd Best Novice Any Age White D & C
Rare AA Clarke S & R 3rd Best Novice Any Age Johnson J
Clearbody AA Collins P Best Novice Young Bird Johnson J
Any Other Colour AA Terheege AR & TR 2nd Best Novice Young Bird Johnson J
Light Green YB Edden A 3rd Best Novice Young Bird Deakin D
Dark Factor Green YB Cutler L Beginner  
Sky Blue YB Edden A Best Beginner Any Age Leedham T & P
Dark Factor Blue YB Potter C 2nd Best Beginner Any Age Leedham T & P
Normal Grey Green YB Devey & Wright 3rd Best Beginner Any Age Leedham T & P
Normal Grey YB Holland Stud Best Beginner Young Bird Leedham T & P
Opaline Green YB Woan A & D 2nd Best Beginner Young Bird Leedham T & P
Opaline Blue YB Cutler L 3rd Best Beginner Young Bird Leedham T & P
Cinnamon Green YB Woan A & D Junior  
Cinnamon Blue YB Terheege AR & TR Best Junior Any Age Williams O
Opaline Cinnamon YB Terheege AR & TR Best Junior Young Bird Williams O
Lutino YB Dailey C & L    
Albino YB Terheege AR & TR    
Yellow Wing YB Taylor B    
White Wing YB Taylor B    
Crested YB Clarke S & R    
Spangle Green YB Moore J    
Spangle Blue YB Norris G  & P    
D/F Spangle YB Terheege AR & TR    
Dominant Pied YB Terheege AR & TR    
Recessive Pied YB Norris G  & P    
Yellow Faced YB Johnson J    
Rare YB Clarke S & R    
Clearbody YB Collins P    
Any Other Colour YB Terheege AR & TR    
Best Pair Exhibit   Terheege AR & TR    
Best Team in Show   Greenway B    
Colour Budgerigar   Williams S    
Novice certificate of Merit AA White D & C    
Novice certificate of Merit YB Johnson J    
Beginner certificate of Merit AA Leedham T & P    
Beginner certificate of Merit YB Leedham T & P    
Junior certificate of Merit AA Williams O    
Junior certificate of Merit YB Williams O    

Nest Feather & Young Stock Show & Members Day - Saturday, 1st July 2017

It has been a long time since the Association embarked on the format for this Members Day with the format being that during the day their would be three lectures, which started with Trevor Terheege giving a power point presentation on the B.S. followed by Stephen Holland doing a talk on Medication For Budgerigars and finally David Woan doing a presentation on Colour Varieties.

Sadly we failed to get the support that we were hoping for with 12 exhibitors and 84 birds benched. The judges for the day was Adrian Terheege & Emma Robey.

Best In Young Stock in Show (Normal Sky Blue) and Best Nest Feather - A&D WOAN.


Best Intermediate Nest Feather - Mick Woodfield


Best Intermediate Young Stock - Swain & Ford
Normal Light Green

Best Beginner Young Stock Brian Sykes - Normal Grey Cock


David Woan giving a presentation on Colour Recognition

Nest Feather Show 2017

The Association held its first Nest Feather Show on Sunday 2nd April and the judge for the day was Cy Thorne. Unfortunately the turn out was low with only 40 birds benched. The major winners were Best in Show and Best Champion – A&D Woan with a normal sky Blue hen. Best Intermediate were Swain & Ford with a normal sky blue cock, whilst Best Beginner went to Brian Sykes with an Opaline Light Green cock.

Best in Show & Best Champion - A & D Woan

Best Intermediate Swain & Ford
Best Beginner Brian Sykes

MBA area Championship 2015 - Show Report
Report by S. P. Holland

I find it hard to believe that another MBA open show has been and gone. We were privileged enough to see some super birds bench amongst the 438 on show. So the good news is that the number were about the same as last year and as one of the judges on the day, the four of us seemed to spread the awards around various stud.

Best in show and Best Young bird in Show was our secretary  Bruce Greenway’s Cinnamon Grey Hen. A very solid hen with good width of face, well done Bruce. This hen has done well around the show season so BIS was a fitting conclusion to its season….or maybe not!!!

Best Any Age in show was awarded to Alec and Dave Woan’s Sky Blue cock. As always with the Coventry father and son partnership the bird was turned out in cracking condition.

Best Opposite Sex Young Bird went to the Lutino of Rick Watt’s. A beautiful example of the variety and when Rick explained after the show that the cock was only 4 months old, it still has a long way to go and can only get better.

I was really pleased for Rick as he had travelled so far to the show.

The final major award went to the Welsh partnership of Thomas and Wall who’s Spangle Grey Green hen took the award for Best opposite sex Any Age. Again turned out in immaculate conditions. Again many thanks for travelling to our show.

I think Dave Woan our show manager was somewhat frustrated with the four of us that judged, but it is testament to the standard of the birds on show at we could not agree on any of the major awards, all were split decisions.

In the section awards the partnership of P & K Hunt took best Intermediate AA with and outstanding Lutino hen, unfortunately it was not in the best of feather condition but would have been in the running for a major award  if it had been fit. A really solid hen with good width of skull and shoulders.

In the Novice section both the awards for both the Any age and Young bird went to Clive Mayers, Clive had travelled up with Rick Watts so it was just rewards that he should take these awards, both with spangles the AA a spangle blue hen and the young bird a spangle green cock.

In the beginner section The Stratford upon Avon father and son partnership of D & C White took best any age with a spangle blue hen, this partnership seem to be able to produce some good solid birds and this bird was no exception.

In the beginner young birds Jack Dixon took the top award with a grey cock, a well turned out birds.

Moving down to the junior sections Tom Leedham took the Any age awards with his Sky blue cock and Olivia Edwards took the Young bird award with her dominant pied hen. I know from reports on the web that Olivia has fallen foul of a few “dirty tricks” whilst attending another show and I hope this win helped put right some of her disappointments.

Again many thanks to all those who showed.

The award for Best intermediate Young Bird went to Mike Woodfield who benched a very nice Grey cock. I was so pleased for Mike as he is a committee member that travels from Shropshire every months. Well done Mike. 

Challenge Certificate Winners

Any Age

Colour

Young Bird

D & C White

Normal Light Green

A & D Woan

Thomas & Wall

Normal Dark Green

C. Potter

A & D Woan

Normal Sky Blue

B. Greenway

A & D Woan

Normal Dark Blue

B. Greenway

K. Leedham

Normal Grey Green

A & D Woan

A.R & T.R Terheege

Normal Grey

A & D Woan

M.Dell

Opaline Green

J.Johnson

K.Leedham

Opaline Blue

B. Greenway

R.Watts

Cinnamon Green

K.Leedham

L.Cutler

Cinnamon Blue

B.Greenway

A.R & T.R. Terheege

Opaline Cinnamon

H.W & M Hough

R.Watts

Lutino

R. Watts

Swain & Ford

Albino

R.Watts

B.Taylor

Yellow Wing

S & R Clarke

B.Taylor

White Wing

G.F. Doody

S & R Clarke

Crest

S & R Clarke

Thomas & Wall

Spangle Green

A & D Woan

A & D Woan

Spangle Blue

M.Milton

H.W & M Hough

Double Factor Spangle

A.R & T.R Terheege

R. Watts

Dominant Pied

B. Greenway

M & M Chapman

Recessive Pied

M & M Chapman

A.R & T.R Terheege

Yellow Face

H.W & M Hough

Thorne & Finlayson

Rare Varieties

S & R Clarke

H.W & M Hough

Clearbody

M & M Chapman

A & D Woan

Any Other Colour

D & D Dunkley

Major awards
Champion Any age

Best A & D Woan 5-3
2nd Thomas & Wall 34-2
3rd H.W & M Hough 37-2
4th R. Watts 17-4

 Champion Young Birds

Best B. Greenway 120-4
2nd

R.Watts

123-1

3rd

B. Greenway

106-6

4th

A & D Woan

111-4

5th B. Greenway 140-5
6th R.Watts 125-3
7th B.Greenway 108-3

Intermediate Any Age

Best

P & K Hunt

224-2

2nd

M. Woodfield

209-2

3rd

Swain & Ford

237-2

4th

Swain & Ford

26-1

 Intermediate Young Birds

Best

M. Woodfield

311-2

2nd

P & K Hunt

314-1

3rd

Swain & Ford

334-1

4th

Swain & Ford

301-1

5th

D & D Dunkley

338-1

6th

Swain & Ford

333-1

7th

P & K Hunt

326-1

 Novice Any Age

Best

C. Mayers

436-1

2nd

C. Mayers

403-1

3rd

C. Mayers

443-1

4th

C. Mayers

401-1

 Novice Young Birds

Best

C. Mayers

533-1

2nd

G.F. Doody

529-1

3rd

D. Deakin

543-1

 Beginner Any Age

Best

D & C White

636-1

2nd

M.Milton

611-4

3rd

 

613-1

4th

M.Milton

609-3

 Beginner Young Birds

Best

J.Dixon

711-1

2nd

M.Milton

705-3

3rd

J.Johnson

713-1

4th

D & C White

714-1

5th

J.Dixon

707-2

6th

D & C White

738-1

7th

D & C White

710-2

 Junior Any Age

Best

T.Leedham

805-1

2nd

T.Leedham

812-1

 Junior Young Bird

Best

Miss.O. Edwards

940-1

2nd

Miss.O Edwards

916-1

Midland Budgerigar Association 2015

The Midland Budgerigar Association held it 2nd Nest Feather and Young Stock show on Sunday 21st June. The two judges for the day Roger Carr (Young stock) and Terry Sadler (Nest Feather) were presented with a total of 123 birds.

In the Young stock section the award for Best Young Stock and Best Champion Young Stock went to the partnership of Alec and Dave Woan with their Grey green cock. This partnership pulled off the double by taking the award for Best Nest Feather and Best Champion Nest Feather with an Opaline Dark Green hen.

The award for best Intermediate Young stock was taken by Mick Woodfied with a good structured Dominant Pied Grey Green that lacked a bit of variation. Mick again pull off a double taking the award for Best Intermediate Nest Feather with another Dominant Pied.

Doubles seemed to be the order of the day with Dave Deakin taking both awards in the Novice section. His opaline Cinnamon green took the Best Novice young Bird and his Grey took the Nest Feather award.

The final “double of the Day” was completed in the Beginner section by Mick and Tracy Dell. Their Spangle Blue took the award for Best Beginner Young Bird and their dominant pied took the award for Best Beginner Nest feather.

In the junior section the awards were split between Oliver Williams who’s Dominant Pied light green took the award for Best Junior Young Bird, with Max Beesley’s Grey taking the award for Best Junior Nest Feather.

The committee enjoyed seeing so many members support the show as exhibitors and visitors as the show fell on Fathers Day and they would like to thank all for their support and look forward to seeing you all at the Area open show in September.

MBA Young Stock & First Nest Feather Show Results 2015

Results from the MBA's first nest feather show held on Sunday 22nd March 2015

Best In Show :- H.W &M Hough :- Sky Blue
Best Champion :- H.W & M Hough:- Sky Blue
2nd Best Champion :- H.W & M Hough:- Spangle Grey
3rd Best Champion :- C.Lamb:- Spangle Grey Green

Best Intermediate:- M.Woodfield:- Normal Grey
2nd Best Intermediate:- M.Woodfield:-Opaline yellow face grey pied
3rd best Intermediate :- M. Woodfield:- Yellow face Cinnamon opaline Sky Blue

Best Novice:- D.Deakin:- Normal Grey
2nd Best Novice:- D.Deakin:- Spangle Grey Green
3rd Best Novice :- D.Deakin:-Cinnamon Spangle Sky Blue

Best Beginner:- P.Harris:- Sky Blue
2nd Best Beginner:- G.Johnson:- Cinnamon Violet
3rd Best beginner:- P.Harris:- Lutino

Best Junior:- O.Williams:- Cobalt
2nd Best Junior :- O.Williams:- Sky Blue
3rd Best Junior :- O.Williams:- Dominant Pied Light Green

60 birds benched


Judge for the day John Punchard hard at work

Judge for the day John Punchard was presented with 60 nest feather birds at the Midland Budgerigar Associations 1st Nest Feather show on Sunday 22nd March. The entry this year was a little down on last year, with a number of well know studs being absent from the event. Our judge spent a lot of time to pick his best in show as the one birds in contention would not perch, finally he pick the Sky Blue from the partnership of H.W & M Hough. This bird had good length and showed well all day. The other bird in contention was the Best Intermediate Grey bench by Mick Woodfield. This bird had a very strong line through the shoulders and a nice width of skull, but by the time it came to the best in show line up it just would not perch for the judge.


2014 president Steve Holland presents the award for Best in show to M & W Hough

Following the show the MBA held it AGM and our president for 2015 Alan Blakeman presented our retiring treasurer Alec Woan with the silver bird trophy in recognition for all his years of service to the MBA as treasurer. Mr.Cy Thorne was elected as president elect and Mr.Brian Moule joined the committee to replace Mr.John Goslin who stepped down due to ill health. The position of treasurer has been taken by Mrs R Terheege and our financial checker for 2015 will be Mr. Alec Woan. The AGM agree a number of rule changes/updates which will be circulated to all members with the next newsletter.


2014 president Steve Holland presents the award for best Novice to D.Deakin

MBA Young Stock & 2nd Nest Feather Show Results 2014

Young Stock                                                                                                         Nest Feather

Best       J. Archer   Spangle Grey green Cock                      Best          A.& D. Woan  Light Green Cock

Champion

 

 

 1  A.& D. Woan      Light Green Cock

A.& D. Woan   Light Green Cock

 2  D. Roberts

A.& D. Woan

 3  B. Greenway

Thorne & Finlayson

 4  H.W.& M. Hough

A.& D. Woan

 5  B. Greenway

B. Greenway

 6  A.& D. Woan

D. Roberts

 7  H.W.& M. Hough

H.W.& M. Hough

Total         23 Birds                                                                    Total     22 Birds  

Intermediate

 1  J. Archer      Spangle Grey green Cock

  Swain & Ford

 2  J. Archer

   M. Woodfield

 3  Swain & Ford

   Swain & Ford

 4  M. Woodfield

   M. Woodfield

 5  M. Woodfield

   Swain & Ford

 6  M. Woodfield

   Swain & Ford

 7  M. Woodfield

   Swain & Ford

                          Total            16 Birds                                                                  Total    11 Birds

Novice

1  G. Doody     White Wing Cock

G. Doody

 2  G. Doody

 

3  G. Doody

 

                           Total          6 Birds                                                                            1 Bird

Beginner

1  J. Dixon      Grey green Cock

  C.& D. White

2   J. Dixon

  C.& D. White

3  K. Beddoes

  C.& D. White

4  K. Beddoes

  K. Beddoes

5  K. Beddoes

  C.& D. White

6  S. Williams

  P. Harris

                             Total            10 Birds                                                                Total   11 Birds

Junior

     1  O. Williams   Spangle green Cock

                    2  O. Williams

                    3  O. Williams

                    4  O. Williams

                                                                                    Total          5 Birds 

105 Birds from 17 Exhibitors

MBA Young Stock and Nest Feather show results

Best Young stock :- J.Archer Spangle grey green cock
Best Champion Young stock:- A & D Woan Light green cock
Best Intermediate Young stock:- J.Archer Spangle grey green cock
Best Novive Young stock:- G.Doody White wing cock
Best Beginner Young stock:- J.Dixon Grey green cock
Best Junior Young stock:- O.Williams Spangle grey green
Best Nest Feather:- A & D Woan Light green cock
Best Champion Nest Feather:- A & D Woan Light green cock
Best Intermediate Nest Feather:- Swain and Ford
Best Novice Nest Feather :- G.Doody
Best Beginner nest Feather:- C & D White

MBA Area Championship Show 2014 Report
Report by S.P.Holland

I find it hard to believe that another MBA open show has been and gone. We were privileged enough to see some super birds bench amongst the 438 on show. So the good news is that the number were about the same as last year and as one of the judges on the day, the four of us seemed to spread the awards around various stud.

Best in show and Best Young bird in Show was our secretary  Bruce Greenway’s Cinnamon Grey Hen. A very solid hen with good width of face, well done Bruce. This hen has done well around the show season so BIS was a fitting conclusion to its season….or maybe not!!!

Best Any Age in show was awarded to Alec and Dave Woan’s Sky Blue cock. As always with the Coventry father and son partnership the bird was turned out in cracking condition.

Best Opposite Sex Young Bird went to the Lutino of Rick Watt’s. A beautiful example of the variety and when Rick explained after the show that the cock was only 4 months old, it still has a long way to go and can only get better.

I was really pleased for Rick as he had travelled so far to the show.

The final major award went to the Welsh partnership of Thomas and Wall who’s Spangle Grey Green hen took the award for Best opposite sex Any Age. Again turned out in immaculate conditions. Again many thanks for travelling to our show.

I think Dave Woan our show manager was somewhat frustrated with the four of us that judged, but it is testament to the standard of the birds on show at we could not agree on any of the major awards, all were split decisions.

In the section awards the partnership of P & K Hunt took best Intermediate AA with and outstanding Lutino hen, unfortunately it was not in the best of feather condition but would have been in the running for a major award  if it had been fit. A really solid hen with good width of skull and shoulders.

In the Novice section both the awards for both the Any age and Young bird went to Clive Mayers, Clive had travelled up with Rick Watts so it was just rewards that he should take these awards, both with spangles the AA a    spangle blue hen and the young bird a spangle green cock.

In the beginner section The Stratford upon Avon father and son partnership of D & C White took best any age with a spangle blue hen, this partnership seem to be able to produce some good solid birds and this bird was no exception

In the beginner young birds Jack Dixon took the top award with a grey cock, a well turned out birds.

Moving down to the junior sections Tom Leedham took the Any age awards with his Sky blue cock and Olivia Edwards took the Young bird award with her dominant pied hen. I know from reports on the web that Olivia has fallen foul of a few “dirty tricks” whilst attending another show and I hope this win helped put right some of her disappointments.

Again many thanks to all those who showed.

The award for Best intermediate Young Bird went to Mike Woodfield who benched a very nice Grey cock. I was so pleased for Mike as he is a committee member that travels from Shropshire every months. Well done Mike.

Challenge Certificate Winners

Any Age

Colour

Young Bird

D & C White Normal Light Green A & D Woan
Thomas & Wall Normal Dark Green C. Potter
A & D Woan Normal Sky Blue B. Greenway
A & D Woan Normal Dark Blue B. Greenway
K. Leedham Normal Grey Green A & D Woan
A.R & T.R Terheege Normal Grey A & D Woan
M.Dell Opaline Green J.Johnson
K.Leedham Opaline Blue B. Greenway
R.Watts Cinnamon Green K.Leedham
L.Cutler Cinnamon Blue B.Greenway
A.R & T.R. Terheege Opaline Cinnamon H.W & M Hough
R.Watts Lutino R. Watts
Swain & Ford Albino R.Watts
B.Taylor Yellow Wing S & R Clarke
B.Taylor White Wing G.F. Doody
S & R Clarke Crest S & R Clarke
Thomas & Wall Spangle Green A & D Woan
A & D Woan Spangle Blue M.Milton
H.W & M Hough Double Factor Spangle A.R & T.R Terheege
R. Watts Dominant Pied B. Greenway
M & M Chapman Recessive Pied M & M Chapman
A.R & T.R Terheege Yellowface H.W & M Hough
Thorne & Finlayson Rare Varieties S & R Clarke
H.W & M Hough Clearbody M & M Chapman
A & D Woan Any Other Colour D & D Dunkley

Major awards

Champion Any age

Best A & D Woan 5-3
2nd Thomas & Wall 34-2
3rd H.W & M Hough 37-2
4th R. Watts 17-4

Champion Young Birds

Best B. Greenway 120-4
2nd R.Watts 123-1
3rd B. Greenway 106-6
4th A & D Woan 111-4
5th B. Greenway 140-5
6th R.Watts 125-3
7th B.Greenway 108-3

Intermediate Any Age

Best P & K Hunt 224-2
2nd M. Woodfield 209-2
3rd Swain & Ford 237-2
4th Swain & Ford 26-1

Intermediate Young Birds

Best

M. Woodfield

311-2

2nd

P & K Hunt

314-1

3rd

Swain & Ford

334-1

4th

Swain & Ford

301-1

5th

D & D Dunkley

338-1

6th

Swain & Ford

333-1

7th

P & K Hunt

326-1

Novice Any Age

Best

C. Mayers

436-1

2nd

C. Mayers

403-1

3rd

C. Mayers

443-1

4th

C. Mayers

401-1

Novice Young Birds

Best

C. Mayers

533-1

2nd

G.F. Doody

529-1

3rd

D. Deakin

543-1

Beginner Any Age

Best

D & C White

636-1

2nd

M.Milton

611-4

3rd

M.Milton

613-1

4th

M.Milton

609-3

Beginner Young Birds

Best

J.Dixon

711-1

2nd

M.Milton

705-3

3rd

J.Johnson

713-1

4th

D & C White

714-1

5th

J.Dixon

707-2

6th

D & C White

738-1

7th

D & C White

710-2

Junior Any Age

Best

T.Leedham

805-1

2nd

T.Leedham

812-1

Junior Young Bird

Best

Miss.O, Edwards

940-1

2nd

Miss.O   Edwards

916-1

First 2014 Nest Feather Show
Report by judge on the day Steve Holland

Sunday 23rd March saw the start of the show season at the MBA with our 1st Nest Feather show attracting a slightly disappointing entry of 54 bird, down on 2013, but there were some quality babies on show for me to judge.

Best in show and Best Champion nest Feather went to our  outgoing president Trevor Terheege and his partner Adrian with a very powerful Double Factor Spangle yellow hen. This bird had power through the eyes and shoulders and display no  suffusion.

Second in the Champion line up was a Grey Green from the partnership of H & M Hough. It pushed the winner but lacked a little of the power through the eye that the winner had.

In the Intermediate section the partnership of Swain and Ford took the first two places. First in the line up  was a strong  Cobalt cock with good length but missing the power through the eye and shoulders of the BIS. Second in the line up was a Light green.

The big disappointment on the day was the lack of Novice and Beginner birds. Not one bird on show in these two sections. Like most in the hobby I think this is a major cause for concern.

In the Junior section Oliver Williams took a clean sweep. Best Junior was a Cobalt cock. A strong bird but as I told Oliver the best cobalt was second but was missing a tail. Second in the line up was Oliver's Spangle light green another pleasing bird from this young member.

My thanks to the stewards on the day and all who helped with the staging and catering.

Best in show

A.R & T.T.Terheege

Double Factor Spangle yellow

Best Champion

A.R & T.T.Terheege

Double Factor Spangle     yellow

2nd Best Champion

H & M Hough

Grey Green

3rd Best Champion

A.Blakeman

Grey Green Pied

4th Best Champion

H & M Hough

Light green

5th Best Champion

H & M Hough

Yellow Face Sky Blue

6th Best Champion

C.lamb

Sky Blue

7th Best Champion

H & M Hough

Cinnamon Grey

Best Intermediate

Swain & Ford

Cobalt

2nd Best            Intermediate

Swain & Ford

Light Green

 3rdBest            Intermediate

M.Woodfield

Sky Blue

4th Best            Intermediate

Swain & Ford

Opaline Light Green

5th Best             Intermediate

M.Woodfield

Light Green Pied

6th Best Intermediate

M.Woodfield

Cinnamon Light Green

7th Best             Intermediate

Swain & Ford

Cinnamon Spangle Light Green

Best  Junior

O. Williams

Cobalt

2nd Best Junior

O.Williams

Spangle Light Green

3rd Best Junior

O.Williams

Opaline Cobalt

4t Best Junior

O.Williams

Lacewing

5th Best Junior

O.Williams

Sky Blue Pied

6th Best Junior

O.Williams

Albino

MBA Open Show 2013 Report

This year the judges for our Open Show was the Club President Trevor Terheege and his son and partner Adrian Terheege along with Terry and Linda Jukes. Once again some outstanding exhibits were benched, with the Top Award—Best in Show going to an exceptional Normal Grey Green cock bred by Pat & Gren Norris. Best Opposite Any Age in Show went to Intermediate Breeder Glen Ludlow with a Normal Grey hen. Best Young Bird in Show was taken by Thomas & Wall with a Spangle Green hen, whist Alex & David Woan captured the Best Young Bird Opposite Sex  with a very good Sky Blue cock.

The section winners were as follows:-

Best Champ A/A P & G Norris Best Champ Y/B Thomas & Wall
Best Int A/A G Ludlow Best Int Y/B G Ludlow
Best Nov A/A Ward & Rogers Best Nov Y/B Ward & Rogers
Best Beg A/A Howells & Lloyd Best Beg Y/B D & C White
Best Jnr A/A D Norman Best Jnr Y/B D Norman

Challenge Certificate Winners and Young Bird Winners

 

 

Best Of Colour AA Award Best Young Bird (Colour Award)
Teams Clarke S & R  
Normal Green Cutler L Hickton-Collins P
Dark Factor Green Bagnall M Greenway B
Normal Blue Norman D Woan A & D
Dark Factor Blue Blakeman A Bagnall M
Grey Green Norris G & P Ludlow G
Grey The Holland Stud Ludlow G
Opaline Green Woan A & D Woan A & D
Opaline Blue Norris G & P Hough WM & M
Cinnamon Green Ward & Rogers The Holland Stud
Cinnamon Blue Bagnall M Ward & Rogers
Opaline cinnamon The Holland Stud Woan A & D
Lutino Norris G & P Norris G & P
Albino Norris G & P The Holland Stud
Yellow-wing Doody G F NOT AWARDED
White-wing Doody G F NOT AWARDED
Crest Norman D Norman D
Spangle Green Leedham K Thomas & Wall
Spangle Blue The Holland Stud Woan A & D
Dominant Pied Norris G & P Howells & Lloyd
Recessive Pied Norris G & P NOT AWARDED
Yellow Face Hough WM & M Thomas & Wall
Rare Norris G & P Clarke S & R
Any Other Colour Norris G & P Norris G & P
Best Novice COM Deakin D Ward & Rogers
Best Beginner COM Howells & Lloyd White D & C
Best Junior COM Leedham T Norman D
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Best In Show - G & P Norris

CC for Best Young Grey - G.Ludlow

Young Stock Show 2013

On Sunday the 23rd June the Association held it Young Stock and Second Nest Feather Show at St. Mary’s Church hall in Solihull. The show attracted an entry of 126 bird which is slightly down on the previous year, mainly due to the absents of a few key members who were on holiday. Pete Hickton-Collins judged the Young stock birds with Dave Swan judging the Nest Feather birds. Both judges were presented with some very nice birds and in the young stock section the best Young Stock and Best Champion Young Stock went to a Sky Blue cock showed by the partnership of A&D Woan. In the intermediate section G.Ludlow took top awards with his Light Green. The top novice award went to M.Woodfield with a Light Green and the top Beginner award went to D&C White with a spangleGrey. In the Junior section the award went to O.Williams with a Grey.

In the Nest Feather show again Best Nest Feather and best Champion Nest Feather went to the partnership of A&D Woan with and outstanding Light Green hen. The awrd for Best Intermediate Nest Feather went to G.Ludlow with his Opaline Spangle Light Green. In the Novice section M.Woodfield took the top award with his Grey and the partnership of D&C White took best Beginner nest Feather with a Spangle Sky Blue. The final award for best Junior Nest Feather went to O.Williams with an Opaline Violet.


A&D Woan's Best Nest Feather in show,

A&D Woan's Best Young Stock in show.

The show was well attended by a number of visitors and the committee would like to thank all exhibitors for their support.

Nest Feather Show and AGM 2013

The committee where delighted with the attendances at the Associations Nest feather show and AGM on Sunday 24th March. The day saw some of the worst weather of the year with snow, high winds and sub-zero temperatures but this did not stop 73 nest feather birds being presented before the judge for the day Phil White.

For the fourth year in a row the partnership of D & C White (I am assured no relation to our judge) took Best in Show with a very nice Grey Cock.


D & C White with their Best In Show grey.

In the Champion section a total of 6 exhibitors benched 29 birds with top honours going to the partnership of A & D Woan with a grey Green cock followed by the partnership of W & M Hough with their Grey Hen.

The intermediate section saw 2 exhibitors bench 7 birds with J. Archer taking the top two awards with a Light Green cock and a Grey Cock respectively.

In the Novice section we saw only one exhibitor benching 10 birds and M. Woodfield’s Light Green cock and Opaline grey green cock took the top two honours

In the Beginner section 4 exhibitors benched a total of 25 birds with the Best In show bird of D & C White taking top honours followed by a Grey Green cock exhibited by I.Nagington.

In the Junior section the only exhibitor T. Nagington took the award with an Opaline Grey Hen.


Judge for the day Phil White


The AGM that followed the Show, which proved to be the best attended meeting for many years saw our new President Mr.T. Terhegee  inaugurated and Mr.A. Blakeman was elected as Vice President with Mr.S.Holland moving to President Elect. The existing committee was elected on block with the addition of Mr.M.Woodfield and Mr.T .Terhegee agreed to become editor of the Associations newsletter.

Members where delighted with the very healthy balance sheet presented by our treasurer Mr. A.Woan and the general health of the Association which saw an increase in bird benched at all of our shows.

Our Chairman Mr.W.Hough presented the Silver Bird to Mrs. S. Clarke in recognition for all her hard work as our catering manager.

The committee would like to thank all the members that attended the show and AGM and hope they had a safe journey home.


2012 Area Open Show

The final words from one of the committee as we left the show hall on Saturday 8th September were “well that’s another year over, let’s start planning for next year” and that is just about how our shows have to be every year.

As our Chairman had hoped both the entered and bench number where up on last year with some 478 birds being bench against last year’s total of 393. A very pleasing  increase of 85 birds bench or put another way an increase of 21.6% on last year, so to all who showed a huge thank you from the   committee.


Best In Show

Best Any in show and Best in show went to an outstanding Lutino cock exhibited by the partnership of Gren and Pat Norris. I have to say that this Lutino has restored my faith in our ability to breed quality Lutinos and I would have to say it is the best example of the variety I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. It has all of the modern features you would want in any variety of the modern budgerigar, good width of skull, good shoulders and capping. I spoke to Gren shortly after the judging and he said the Lutino cock had never been beaten in a Lutino class and he had held a wish to see the bird take “Best in Show”. So that’s another ambition fill for one of our shows long term supporters.

The Best young Bird in show went to the same partnership, and this time Pat and Gren had a young Dominant Pied Yellow Face Sky Blue cock taking the honours. This young bird was shown in outstanding condition but was not as powerful through the skull and shoulders as the lutino cock.

Best Opposite Sex Any Age went to the Partnership of Howells and Lloyd with a Cinnamon grey hen. This was a bold hen with good shoulders and width of skull and a good deep mask, shown in excellent condition.


Best Young Bird

Best Opposite Sex Young Bird went to the Partnership of J & J Cox with an Albino hen. This bird was a powerful example of its variety.

In the section awards the Intermediate any age section was dominated by the partnership of Swain and Ford with them taking four of the top seven awards. In the Intermediate Young Bird section honour where spread around between the partnerships of Swain and Ford, J & J Cox and D. Turner.

The Novice section was dominated by G.Ludlow. Out of the 14 awards in the Any Age and Young Bird section Greg only missed out on two of these award and they went to M. Woodfield.

In the Beginner section the awards where spread around a little more than in other section. In the Any age the  partnership of Howells & Lloyd took four of the awards and the remainder going to A.Harris, N.Carman and A.Benton. In the Young Birds the awards were spread around between J.Johnson, A.Harris, D & C White, N.Carman and Mrs.V. Thomas.

The Junior awards were almost a white wash by young Daniel Norman, he was only prevented from the clean sweep by O. Williams who took 2nd best Junior Any Age.

I am sure all those who attended the show will want to join me in    thanking a group of people who, so often, go unmentioned, those who supply us with breakfast when we arrive at the show hall, provide tea, coffee and biscuits during the judging and an excellent midday meal when the judging is over. Not content with that, they stand all day providing refreshments to all our visitor so to Sue Clarke, Ann Lamb,  Alan and June Blakeman a huge thank you on behalf of all of us. Your efforts many not be song but are truly    appreciated by all of the members and those who attended the show. 

We would also like to thank our judges for the day, most travelled a good distance to officiate and we hope you enjoyed your day.

Finally to all those who help set up the show on the Friday evening, stewarded during the day and helped clean up after the show, many thanks. We could not do it without your support.

Best In Show

G & P Norris

Best Young Bird in Show

G & P Norris

Best opposite sex Young Bird

J & J Cox

Best Opposite sex Any Age

Howells & Lloyd

Best Champion Any Age

G & P Norris

2nd best Champion Any Age

K.Leedham

3rd best Champion Any Age

J & S Moore

4th Best Champion Any Age

G & P Norris

Best Champion Young Bird

G & P Norris

2nd best Champion Young Bird

W.M & M.Hough

3rd Best Champion Young Bird

L.Hunt

4th best Champion Young Bird

The Holland Stud

Best intermediate Any Age

Swain & Ford

2nd Best Intermediate Any Age

Swain & Ford

3rd Best Intermediate Any Age

Swain & Ford

4th Best Intermediate Any Age

D.Turner

Best Intermediate Young Bird

J & J Cox

2nd Best Intermediate Young Bird

J & J Cox

3rd Best Intermediate Young Bird

D.Turner

4th Best Intermediate Young Bird

Swain & Ford

Best Novice Any Age

G.Ludlow

2nd Best Novice Any Age

G.Ludlow

3rd Best Novice Any Age

M.Woodfield

4th best Novice Any Age

G.Ludlow

Best Novice Young Bird

G.Ludlow

2nd best Novice Young Bird

G. Ludlow

3rd Best Novice Young Bird

G.Ludlow

4th Best Novice Young Bird

G.Ludlow

Best Beginner Any Age

Howells & Lloyd

2nd Best Beginner Any Age

A.Harris

3rd Best Beginner Any Age

Howells & Lloyd

4th Best Beginner Any Age

Howells & Lloyd

Best Beginner Young Bird

J.Johnson

2nd best Beginner Young Bird

A.Harris

3rd Best Beginner Young Bird

D & C White

4th Best Beginner Young Bird

N. Carman

Best Junior Any Age

D.Norman

2nd Best Junior Any Age

O.Williams

3rd Best junior Any Age

D.Norman

Best Junior Young Bird

D.Norman

2nd Best Junior Young Bird

D.Norman

3rd best Junior Young Bird

D.Norman

Best Team

A.M. Benton

 

Any Age

Colour

Young Bird

L.Cutler

Normal Green

A.R.&T.R. Terheege

M.Bagnall

Dark factor Green

D & C White

The Holland Stud

Normal Blue

L.Hunt

L.Cutler

Dark Factor Blue

W.M & M Hough

K.Leedham

Grey Green

G & P Norris

A.R.&T.R. Terheege

Grey

D.Turner

S & R Clarke

Opaline Green

J & S Moore

D.Roberts

Opaline Blue

G. Johnson

Howells & Lloyd

Cinnamon Green

The Holland Stud

Howells & Lloyd

Cinnamon Blue

The Holland Stud

A.R.&T.R. Terheege

Opaline Cinnamon

A.R.&T.R. Terheege

G & P Norris

Lutino

G & P Norris

G & P Norris

Albino

J & J Cox

B.Taylor

Yellow Wing

M & M Chapman

Thorne & Finnlayson

White Wing

B. Taylor

D.W.Moss

Crest

D. Norman

A.R.&T.R. Terheege

Spangle Green

M & M Chapman

J & S Moore

Spangle Blue

J & J Cox

Blakeman & Payne

Dominant Pied

G & P Norris

G & P Norris

Recessive Pied

G & P Norris

W.M & M Hough

Yellow Face

W.M & M Hough

M.Bagnall

Rare

M. Bagnall

W.M & M Hough

Any Other Colour

A.R.&T.R. Terheege

 

Young Stock and Nest Feather Show 2012

The Midland Budgerigar Association held it Young Stock and Second Nest Feather show on Sunday 24th June at St Mary’s Church Hall Solihull. The show attracted an entry of 140 birds which were presented to judges Geoff Bowley and John Lees.

Awards for the day were as follows:-

Best young stock in show and Best Champion young stock was awarded to the partnership of H & M Hough for their Double Factor Spangle Yellow Hen.


M & W Hough receiving their award for
Best Young Stock in Show from President A. Woan

Best Intermediate Young bird was awarded to the partnership of Swain and Ford for their Cobalt Pied cock.

Best Novice Young Bird was awarded to G.Ludlow for his Grey Green cock.

Best Beginner Young bird was awarded to the partnership of C & D White for their Spangle Sky Blue cock.

Best Nest feather in show and Best Beginner Nest Feather went to Y. Thomas for her Grey Green cock


Y. Thomas receiving her award for
Best Nest Feather in show from Chairman W.Hough

The other major nest Feather awards were as follow:-

Best Champion Nest Feather was awarded to the partnership of H & M Hough for their Grey cock.

Best Intermediate Nest Feather was awarded to the D & D Dunkley partnership for their Cobalt cock.

Best Novice Nest Feather was awarded to S.Seaburgh for her Opaline Grey Green Cock.

MBA Nest feather show April 2012

The Midland Budgerigar Association held its first show of the year on Sunday  25th March 2012 in its new headquarters at St. Mary’s Church Hall Solihull. The Nest feather show attracted some 90 birds, which was slightly down on previous years, and these where judged by Jim Thompson.

Best in show and Best Beginner in Show was awarded to the partnership of C & D White for their Spangle Sky Blue.

Other wards where presented to Blakeman and Payne for  Best Champion Nest Feather, Ford and Swain for Best Intermediate Nest Feather and M. Woodfield for Best Novice Nest Feather.

Spangle Sky Blue BIS -  D & C White being awarded their trophy's for Best in show and Best Novice in show

Opaline Cinnamon Sky Blue - Alan Blakeman of the Blakeman and Payne partnership receives the awards for Best champion in show