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B.S. Show 2010

Posted by Phil Hodgkins on Saturday, October 2, 2010, In : Shows 
I've just come back from the B.S. Show in Doncaster, the Best in Show is Les Martin's Grey Green cock (I think its the Best YB in Show from last year). On a more personal note my Pied is the winner of the Dominant Pied YB CC. Wayheyyyy!

I was up stairs watching Brian Sweeting's seminar, part of which included some pics of his Dominant Pieds bred this year. This was the point where I thought my pied had no chance as these birds were in the middle of some that he said he brought to the show. Ne...
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MBA Show

Posted by Phil Hodgkins on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, In : Shows 
Another show with young bird C.C.s, so I was hopeful for another for the Pied. However, he was particularly skittish today spending a fraction of a second on a perch everytime he was persuaded by the judge (Ray Steele) to get up. So he was in second place, but just when it was important he stood for about 30 seconds and Ray got a good look at him, and he was moved to first place. So that was his third C.C.

He feels a bit thin in the hand at the moment, so I won't show him again except at the B...
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Trent Valley Open Show 2010

Posted by Phil Hodgkins on Sunday, August 29, 2010, In : Shows 
I had a good day, I stewarded for L Stanley and one of the colours he did was the Dominant Pieds, it was a Gold show so there were CCs for any age and young birds. I was happy when he put my young Dominant Pied into first place and left it there! Later after judging our colours and waiting for the other judges to finish, he said that he hadn't seen any birds that stood out except for a young Dominant Pied! Our big colour had been the Grey Greens so if my Pied stood out I was very happy, since...
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Showing Record So Far

Posted by Phil Hodgkins on Monday, August 23, 2010, In : Shows 
I've shown at three Open shows so far; Melton Mowbrary B.S., North West Leicestershire B.S. and Leicestershire B.S. In the first two I got Beginner YB 1st, 2nd and 3rd. At Leicestershire, I fared poorly incomparison getting Beginner AA 2nd and YB 3rd, but I did get a 3rd place in the Cinnamon line up.

Entries seem to be way down, the Leicestershire show was almost exactly 200 entries less than last year (368 vs. 565 last year). Is the weather playing havoc with the condition of the birds?



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First CC! Varietal content matters.

Posted by Phil Hodgkins on Sunday, July 4, 2010, In : Shows 
Without any expectation of winning anything, but with a chance of getting the Best Beginner YB Dominant Pied, I entered a few birds into the Specialist & Rare Variety Show. Benched the birds on Saturday morning and went home. On Sunday, I turned up and Ghalib was on the door taking money for entry and catalogue, I saw my name awards sheet and thought I'd got what I'd expected, but it was on the Colour Award sheet for YB Dominant Pied. I'd gotten my first CC. Then Ghalib said I'd actually got ...
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He's a winner!

Posted by Phil Hodgkins on Friday, April 16, 2010, In : Shows 
The Light Green baby is living up to his promise, he won the Northampton BS nest feather last week and the Leicestershire BS this week.

Comment "What's an adult doing in a nest feather class" - Don Hughes

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