Fellow Club Member Dave Allen reports on The All Variety Canary Show....... The All Variety Canary Show was held on the 6th of January at Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre near Peterborough, their was nearly 2,000 canaries on display. Also there were several trade stands catering for all the fanciers needs from seed, breeding equipment to cages and books, making it an ideal show to get all your supplies for the forthcoming breeding season. Their was also a Clubs row section with a number of bird societies with information about their breeds. I had a club table for the Lizard Canary Association with my own display of information on Lizards. This proved many people had quite a lot of interest in them and I also put a small display on for the Lancashire Canary as well.
At the show was Cage & Aviary Birds including their new editor Kim Forrester. Making this the best bird show since the country lost the National Cage Bird Show, with most of the top exhibitors across the Uk exhibiting. This is great to see for the hobby and prove the shows are here to stay.
A number of High Wycombe members benched birds at the show with very good results. Our chairman Brian Hogg won the Old Variety section with a Dutch Frill, he also benched the best Lancashire in a keenly contest with 76 exhibits.
Our fellow member Saviour Camilleri won second best Norwich, but the member from High Wycombe who achieved a remarkable result was Peter Westbrook who entered 10 Fifes and got all of them in the top 6 cards including one first and two thirds in a section with nearly 400 Fifes...so well done Pete.
Finally congratulations must go to the organizers Malcolm Plumb, Stewart Fox and their hard working and dedicated team.
I myself cant wait for the 2009 AVC show.