Specialist and Rare Variety Silver Jubilee Show
A clash of dates with nearby Silverstone Formula One Racing resulted in a 26% fall in entries due to concerns about volumes of traffic on local roads. However, those who turned up with their birds were unaffected. The show had a total entry of 480 birds of which 333 were benched from 38 exhibitors.
The show committee extends its
sincere thanks and gratitude to all sponsors and to our Guest of Honour Bob Allen, the
ALBINO TOP REDEYE
There were 41 Lutinos for Bev Hutt to judge and as last year Gren and Pat Norris dominated this section winning all the major specials including Best Lutino in Show with their any age Lutino cock with good width and in great condition. They also occupied second place with a good sized hen with strong colour but not in the condition of the winner. Robert Brokenshire benched a nice steady and good coloured cock in third place.
The Norris stud won the young bird and best Redeye young bird award as well with a good sized cock which was down on colour. Bob McCabe followed with a quality hen of good size and colour. Jordan Butcher from the junior section was third with a smart hen. Best Junior Young Bird was Jordan Butcher with a Lutino hen.
The winner of the young bird section was a cock of good style shown in good condition from Terry Sadler. This was followed by a hen of fair size benched by Jerry Donovan.
YELLOW-WING TOPS CLEARWING AWARD
Bruce Greenway judged both varieties with 29 Yellow-wings and 21 Whitewings. Colin Brickell from the novice section won Best Yellow-wing and Clearwing in Show with a Dark Green cock of good size and colour contrast. Margaret and Bill Walker were second with a Dark Green cock which was followed by Malcolm and Pam Freemantles Dark Green hen of good contrast. The Freemantle partnership won the young bird certificate with a Dark Green hen of good size and condition. They were followed in second place by a Dark Green cock with good contrast benched by Ghalib and Janice Al-Nasser. Colin Brickell was third with a well balanced Dark Green cock.
The Best Whitewing in Show came from the Freemantle stud with a Skyblue cock of good head quality and wing clarity. They were second with a good sized Skyblue hen but with heavy wing marking. Mick Anzara was third with a well marked but smaller Cobalt cock.
The Al-Nasser partnership won the challenge certificate with a young Skyblue cock of good wing marking followed by Colin Brickells Skyblue hen with good wing clarity. Mick Anzara was third with a Cobalt cock of good contrast.
CRESTS OF QUALITY
There were 36 exhibits for Bev Hutt to judge. The adult C.C. and eventually the Best Crest in Show went to Robert Brokenshire with a Circular Cobalt cock of good size and condition sporting a good strong crest. Mick Widdowson occupied second place with a Circular Opaline Light Green cock of good size and shape and staged in good condition but not as powerful as the winner. Mick Anzara was third with a Tufted Opaline Grey cock displaying a good strong tuft. Robert Brokenshires Tufted Cobalt hen was best any age opposite sex.
Ghalib and Janice Al-Nasser won the young bird section with a good length and steady Circular Spangle Cobalt cock staged in good condition and were third with a Circular Spangle Opaline Grey hen of good condition. Keith Mitchell was second with a Tufted Cobalt hen staged in good condition.
An entry of 37 Spangles Greens for Bev Hutt to judge and she awarded the adult CC to Jerry Donovans well known Spangle Light Green cock of good length and staged in good condition. Colin Brickell was second with a well marked Grey Green hen which was followed by Jim Mitchells well balanced Double Factor Yellow cock.
A lovely Grey Green hen of quality that stood well captured the young bird certificate for Mick Widdowson and won Best Spangle overall in Show. Roger Hill was second with a steady lovely shaped Light Green cock. This was followed by Colin Potter with a nice Double Factor Yellow hen.
Bill Hough judged the 51 Spangle Blues and awarded the Best Spangle Blue and adult CC to John and Jamie Naylors Double Factor White cock of good size, width and style. Fred, Sheila and Kevin Eatwell were second with a Skyblue cock of good style and depth of face. Michael and Margaret Chapman occupied third place with a Skyblue hen of good marking and condition.
Colin Potter headed the young bird section with a stylish Cinnamon Grey hen of good width of shoulder and blow and his Grey cock, also of good width of shoulder, was third. Arnold Stevens came second with a deep faced Grey cock of good width.
QUALITY IN DOMINANT PIEDS
Bruce Greenway judged the 34 Dominant Pieds and awarded the Best Dominant Pied in Show to Gren and Pat Norris quality Grey cock of good width of head and shoulders and good colour. Tim Foddy was second with a large Grey Green cock of good width. An Opaline Cobalt cock benched by Arnold Stevens was third. Ian and Pat Fielding benched a Light Green cock to win the Clearflight Any Age award and best overall.
Gren and Pat Norris won the young bird award as well with a nice clean marked Yellowface Grey cock. This was followed by Mick Widdowsons Cinnamon Skyblue hen but lacked in head quality. Mike Peel was third with a Grey Green cock. Best Clearflight Young Bird went to the Fielding partnership with a Dark Green cock.
TOP FOR RECESSIVE PIED
The Chapman partnership won the young bird certificate with a Dark Green hen of super quality and fully spotted and were also second with a well marked Cobalt cock. Joe Prothero was third with a Dark Green cock staged in good condition. Best Dark Eyed Clear Young Bird was won by the Fielding partnership with a Yellow cock.
Dave Woan judged the 25 Yellowfaces and awarded the Best Yellowface in Show to Terry Sadlers Goldenface Cobalt cock of good size and condition. Another Goldenface Skyblue hen of substance was in second place for Terry.
Terry Sadler won the young bird challenge certificate with a typey Goldenface Skyblue hen staged in good condition. The partnership of Don Rowell and Linda Heighton were in second place with a good sized Cinnamon Grey cock.
There was 29 Rares for
Terry Sadler headed the young bird section with a quality Opaline Slate hen of good size and colour making her the overall best rare in show. Mick Anzara filled in the next two places with a good coloured Rainbow cock followed by a Slate cock.
Best Anthracite, G and P Norris; Best English Fallow, G and J Al-Nasser; Best German Fallow, Mrs. J. Hill; Best Rainbow, M. Anzara; Best Slate, T. Sadler; Best Saddleback, G and J Al-Nasser.
Judging the 61 OAC entries, Dave Woan awarded the Violet cock of good colour, blow and width from Michael and Margaret Chapmans stud as the overall winner of this section. A smart and long Lacewing White cock from Terry Sadler was second staged in good condition. Gren and Pat Norris were third with a large Easley Clearbody Grey Green cock which was heavy in colour.
Bob McCabe headed the young bird section for the second year running with a quality Suffused Yellow hen of good width and colour. Bob Allen was second with a Lacewing Yellow hen which was staged in condition. This was followed by John and Jamie Naylors Texas Clearbody Cinnamon Cobalt hen of good colour.
Best Olive, J. Farnham; Best Mauve, J. Prothero; Best Violet, M and M Chapman; Best Texas Clearbody, M and M Chapman; Best Easley Clearbody, G and P Norris; Best Lacewing, T. Sadler; Best Greywing, G and J Al-Nasser; Best Yellow, R. McCabe; Best White, M and P Freemantle; Best AOV Clearwing etc, J. Cosby.
There were 3 teams benched and Brian Whitlock won with a team of 4 Lutino cocks followed by a team of 4 Recessive Pied Cinnamon Grey hens from Joe Prothero and 4 Crested Opaline Cinnamon Grey hens from Dave and Linda Rafis.
* Best of Variety Overall