Australian Finch Society ( Northern Ireland Branch) Show Report 2018
Members of the Northern Ireland Branch of the Australian Finch Society enjoyed the opportunity of being able to exhibit their bird at three AFS patronage shows during 2018, one of which was Gold Patronage and the remaining two were Local Patronage.
Australian Finch Society (Northern Ireland Branch) Invitation Show 2018
The first patronage show was on 22nd September with the branch holding its inagural invitation show in conjunction with the North Down Invitation Budgerigar Club, with classes put on for Bengalese, Zebra Finches and other Foreign Birds as well as Australian Finches . The show was open to all members of the Australian Finch Society and received AFS Local Patronage. The event attracted 42 entries, which is an encouraging start for its first time.
Judge: Peter Crothers.
The results were as follows:
Comber & District Cage Bird Society Open Show 2018
Comber CBS Open Show 2018 received AFS Local Patronage for its annual show, held on 3rd November 2018. There were 53 entries in the Foreign Bird Classes.
Judge: Adrian Sheils
The results were as follows:
The Best Australian Finch was also the Best Foreign in Show and Best Small Foreign in Show.
The Best Adult Australian Finch was also the Best Any Age Foreign in Show.
Australian Finch Society (Northern Ireland Branch) Club Show 2018
The Northern Ireland Branch held its annual club show in conjunction with Ballymoney Ornithological Association Open Show on 10th November. The show, which was judged by David Lugo and Dave Brown, attracted 158 entries in the foreign classes and received AFS Gold Patronage.
Judges: D Lugo and D Brown
The Results were as follows:
AFS Open Show 7th October 2018
The Australian Finch Society held its open show at the National Exhibition hosted by the Parrot Society on 7th October 2018. A total of 46 birds were benched although the entries were down on the previous year the quality of the birds entered were of a very high standard.
After a very cold start to the day the birds had perked up by the time judging started at 10am. The show was judged by Gerald Nancarrow ably assisted by stewards Lionel Turner, Mike Banks and Peter Hindle,
Best Australian was a superb grey Hecks grass finch exhibited by John Harris, Best waxbill were a pair of red eared waxbills exhibited by Andrew Chaney, For the first time in a long time we had a junior exhibitor Alexandra Williams who exhibited a pair of Timor Zebras.
The best in show was the Hecks by John Harris.
Well done to all who exhibited.
AFS Members Show 2nd September 2018
The Australian Finch Society held its Members Show on 2nd September 2018.
Many thanks to all members who helped to stage this event and to all exhibitors
Special thanks to our Judge Lisa Barnsdale, a well-known and knowledgeable bird breeder and also to our Show Secretary Mel Randall
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