National at Olympia 1954-FI Olympia advert 1952-FSS Olympia today-FSS First LCA AGM-Olympia 1952-FSS Queues at 1957 National-FSS LCA @ National 1956-FSS Best silver 1958 National 2-FSS Snelling & Southwick at 1954 National-FSS Cage Birds stand 1954 National-FSS

Lizards at the National Exhibition during the 1950s

No other show has played such an important part in the affairs of the Lizard Canary Association as the National Exhibition (1).  Sponsored by Cage Birds magazine (as it was then known), it was the ‘National’ that gave the nascent LCA the opportunity to demonstrate to the world its determination to save the oldest breed […]... Read More
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Lizard canary basics, part 17: Bottoms up!

Before you jump to conclusions, this article has nothing to do with drinking toasts (1), yet, when used in connection with the Lizard canary, it involves an action that is very similar.  It means to take a bird in your hand and turn it upside-down so that the belly is uppermost.  Some canary breeders do […]... Read More
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World Show 2020: Lizard canaries

This year’s World Show returned to Matosinhos (1) in Portugal.  My primary purpose was to make the second presentation of the London Fancy, which I will report in a separate post, but I stayed on to visit the show on the opening Friday.  As so often happens, I spent more time talking to people than […]... Read More
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The Greatest Show on Earth?

Regular readers of this blog may remember my effusive account of the Club Amigos del Canario Lizard show which I published one year ago.  That event attracted over 300 Lizard canaries plus the Ocelados (1). It was a memorable event.  Could this year’s show improve on that remarkable gathering?  Yes! I Show Nacional del Canario Lizard, […]... Read More