The UK Classic Show 2023 - Show Report by Peter Gallimore
The UK Classic Foreign Bird Show was held on September 17h at Little Paxton Village Hall. It was organise by the Foreign Bird League with the Australian Finch Society. The show received entry of 165 exhibits.
Best Foreign exhibit in show was won by a cock Painted Finch owned by GaryWincomb. 2nd Best Foreign exhibit in show was awarded to a cock Black Gouldian Finch owned by Mr & Mrs C. Rowe.3rd Best Foreign exhibit in show went to another Painted Finch owned by Gary Wincomb.
The Seedeater Section. A Silverbill owned L. Fenwick won Best Adult Seedeater. Mr & Mrs C. Rowe 2nd Best Adult Seedeater. Best C.Y.O.B. Seedeater was a pair Cutthroat owned by D & K. Paine. Best A.O.B. Seedeater was a Crimson Winged Pytilia owned by Mr & Mrs C.Rowe. A cock White Java Sparrow owned by P J King Won Best Sparrow.
Australian Finch Section. Best Australian Finch was won by the Painted Finch owned by Gary Wincomb. 2nd Best Australian Finch was won by the Black Headed Gouldian owned by Mr & Mrs C. Rowe. Best C.Y.O.B. Australian Finch & 2nd Best C.Y.O.B. Australian Finch were 2 other Painted Finch owned by Gary Wincomb.
Bengalese Section Best Bengalese in Show was won by L.Fenwick by a pair of Dilutes Bengalese,which also won Best Novice Adult Bengalese. Best Champion Adult Bengalese and Best Champion Breeder Bengalese were won by J.Harris. Best Bengalese Breeder and Best Novice Breeder Bengalese were won by B.Jones.
Zebra Finches Section. Best Zebra Finches was won by a pair Chestnut Flanked White owned by P & D. Smith, who also won Best Champion Adult Zebra Finches and Best Champion Breeder Zebra Finches. J.Harris won Best Zebra Finches Breeder, Best Novice Adult Zebra Finches and Best Novice Breeder Zebra Finches.
Judges were Steve Fisher for Foreign and Australian Finch Sections and Dennis Webster for Zebra Finches and Bengalese Sections.
There was a presentation made to Phyllis Coe,who retired as Show Secretary early in the year but was unable to attended the Show. Also special thanks goes to John Harris for standing as Show Secretary.
THE FOREIGN BIRD LEAGUE
The Foreign Bird League – the UK’s premier foreign birdkeeping society since 1932