August 2019. South Western and Southern Counties Zebra Finch Club Summer Show results.
With 76 benched entries for the Summer Open Show of South Western & Southern Counties Zebra Finch Club held on 11th August, judge John Haywood of Torbay certainly had his work cut out to choose his Best In Show and a line up down to 7th best.
For the first time out of the past 4 years, the show was held at the Kenn Centre, Kennford nr Exeter which is the venue for several local clubs who use it and with the club’s own Area Open Show to be held 9th September.
Chairman Paul Paintain thanked members for attending and showing with some traveling from as far as Bristol and South Wales. And to Andy Cole for agreeing that the printed Rosettes could still be used in memory of his father Victor. (Thanks Andy)
A buffet lunch was provided and a thank you went to those who contributed food and a Raffle followed judging with prizes donated by members.
Judge, John Haywood said he was amazed to see such quality on the bench considering how the weather had been playing havoc with most birds and bird rooms filled with shed feathers everywhere. The following is Johns choice as he judged them
Best In Show & Best Chestnut Flanked White (Adults) Gareth Hollings (Novice)
2nd Best In Show & Best Fawns (Breeder) Huw Davies (Champion)
3rd Best In Show & Best Pieds (Adult) P & J Paintain (Champion)
4th Best In Show & Best Normals (Breeder) Huw Davies (Champion)
5th Best In Show & Best Whites (Adult) Peter Cannan (Champion)
6th Best In Show & Best AOSV (Black Breast Adults) Huw Davies. (Champion)
7th Best In Show, Best Junior AOSV & Best Penguin (Adult) Thomas Smith (Junior)
Unplaced but Best Dilutes (Cream) (Breeders) Andy Nethercott (Novice)
Champion and Novice birds were judged together but juniors were separate and went forward for Best of colour and Best In Show.
Congratulations to Gareth Hollings and all the other winners.