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Cassino, part 2: a visit to Domenico

I don’t suppose that many Lizard canary breeders would turn down an invitation to visit Domenico Mungiguerra.  I certainly didn’t.  He lives near Cassino, so this was a golden opportunity to see one of the best strains of Lizards in the world.   Most of my readers will know that Domenico is having to rebuild […]... 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
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The 2018 World Show, Part 1

Anyone who followed the preparations for the 2018 World Show at Cesena will be aware that this was going to be a special edition: a record number of show birds, a show hall with good natural lighting, and the likelihood of a strong team of Lizard canaries from the host nation. All this was set […]... Read More
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Bologna 2016: the judge’s report

My guest contributor this week is Joe Coakley who, in his own words, felt ‘very privileged’ to judge the Lizard canary section at the Bologna Show in 2016.  I think it will be obvious from the photographs (which Joe also provided) why he was so enthusiastic about the quality of the birds on display.  Joe […]... Read More