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The National Exhibition 2021: the London Fancies

These are exciting times for the London Fancy canary.  We were denied a show season in 2020 thanks to lockdown, but the photographic evidence showed that the breed had made significant progress that year.  Several breeders including Antonio Cientanni, Joe Coakley, Andy Early, Richard Knowles, Martin Walker and Andy Williamson had produced excellent specimens that […]... Read More
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National Exhibition 2021: the Lizard canaries

Business as usual?  Not quite.  There were obvious signs that 2021 was a transitional year; the covid lockdown had cast its shadow over the event.  There were plenty of visitors, but not the crush of previous years; there were fewer trade stands in the sales halls and fewer rows of staging in the exhibition hall.  […]... Read More
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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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