The Area Open Show for the South Western Zebra Finch Club incorporating a Foreign Bird section for the very first time certainly made all the extra effort well worth it.
With over 140 Zebra Finch entries and 54 Foreign the show really boosted moral for officials and exhibitors alike considering the last year of no shows.
With a big thank you to Zebra Finch Judges Peter Cannan & Lee Calford and Paul Acock judging the Foreign Bird entries.
Of course there would be no show without the band of helpers before, during and after the event and for the two ladies providing the refreshments etc, So a big thank you to them also.
We prevailed upon Paul Acock who, apart from being a judge, is the Zebra Finch Society Chaiman to present the awards. And they went to:-
For the second consecutive South Western ZFC show Paul Edmundson won the Best in Show award with his Fawn Breeder pair which also took the Best Champion & Champion Breeder awards.
Champion Adult award went to Andrew Cole for his Chestnut Flank White and who also dominated the Champion Breeder line up with 5 out of the 7 placings. With a 3rd in class place being 7th best champion breeder. (Such was the quality of his birds)
Best Novice & Novice Adult award went to Martyn Crowther with his Silver pair who had travelled all the way from Leeds with another exhibitor. Thank you Martyn!
Best Novice Breeder was taken by Penny Lambert with her Lightback pair.
Best Junior Birds, Junior Adult & Junior Breeder was attained by Liam Williams with Fawns. Liam also travelled from the Leeds area with Martyn Crowther and was also accompanied by his Granddad. Thank You Liam and Granddad.
Colour Awards went to:
Normal- A Cole.
Fawn- P Edmundson.
Pied- A Norris.
Silver- M Crowther.
Cream- A Nethercott.
Lightbacks- M Elliot.
CFW- A Cole.
White- P & J Paintain.
Penguins- T Smith (junior)
Blk/Org Breasted- H Davies
BIS, Champion & Champion Breeder: Paul Edmundson
Novice & Novice Adult: Martyn Crowther
Novice Breeder: Penny Lambert