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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
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Memories of the Knighton partnership

In 1990 Cage & Aviary Birds published a ‘four page pull-out’ featuring the Lizard canary.  It was organised by John Scott on behalf of the LCA.  It contained articles by John, Stan Bolton, a poem in Black Country dialect by Brian Gisby (brilliant), a summary of the Lizard canary show standard, and an article on […]... Read More
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The Scales of the Lizard Part 3: the appeal

“One of the operating principles of authorities is that the possibility of error is simply not taken into account . . . So Sordini couldn’t inquire in other departments, besides those departments wouldn’t have answered, since they would have noticed right away that he was investigating the possibility of an error.”... Read More
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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