Nat 2017 Best LF AEarly-FI Nat 2017 Best jonque AEarly-FSS Nat 2017 LFs BHowlett-FSS Nat 2017 jonque LF MWalker-FSS Nat 2017 AEarly & BHowlett-FSS

London Fancies at the National Exhibition 2017

The National Exhibition is one of the few events in this country (or anywhere in the World) where you can see new London Fancies on display.  Officially, this section of the show is hosted by the London Fancy Canary Club, but in practice it is down to the hard work and dedication of two fanciers: […]... Read More
Nat 2017 Best Lizard THorton-FI Nat 2017 Best Nov Silver THorton-FSS Nat 2017 Best Champ SBolton-FSS Nat 2017 Best Ch gold KJohnson-FSS Nat 2017- eyelash-FSS

The National Exhibition of Birds 2017

Those of you who remember the ‘old’ National, will quite likely dismiss the ‘new’ National as a pale shadow of the original event.  Gone is the NEC (1), a prestigious international venue with its excellent air, rail and road links, replaced by an agricultural show ground in rural Staffordshire.  Gone is the December rendezvous at […]... Read More
Caps A&B-FSS Caps A&B outline-FSS Caps C&D-FSS Overcapped gold hen-FSS Caps E&F-FSS Caps E&F outline-FSS Long cap short cap-FI Ticked cap gold cock-FSS

The COM Lizard classification, part 3: the devil is in the detail

COM has finally caught up with the rest of the Lizard world and will provide classes for clear caps, broken caps and non caps next show season.  In the final chapter of this short series, I am going to look at some of the finer points of the cap that will now come to the fore.... Read More
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World Show 2017, part 4: the London Fancy

A class of London Fancies was presented at the 2017 World Show in a section officially known as Nouvelles Race en étude (pas de medailles), in other words for appraisal rather competition.  This is part of COM’s process of evaluating a new breed before it can be recognised officially. I’m not going to go into the […]... Read More