Thursday, 1 January 2015

A Happy New Year to one and all.

On holiday and playing. Some videos from last year's show cage training.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Having won nothing all year, Elizabeth, who now should be called Queen of Kelso, comes out as Best Scots Fancy for the third year running at Kelso OS Show today. I stil think my wee green hen has been overlooked! That is the last show of 2014. It's been a busy ten weeks; hard work; great fun and very successful. Now for a rest!

And some new blues to add a colour variety to my stock

I'll be back in the Spring!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

These pictures are courtesy of Richard Lumley of the IOA. The buff bird won Best in Show at the Northern Counties Scots Fancy Club show in October and the white was Best Novice Current Year Bird at the Carlisle National. I have enjoyed and excellent show season which ends with the friendly rural venue of Kelso this Saturday.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Now that the birds are home, thanks to Willie McKay and Richard Lumley, I have the catalogue from the Golden Ring, I see I was second out of seven exhibitors. Not bad for a first timer. My birds must be reasonable given they were second out of ten and third out of ten. I am delighted.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Sent from Belgium today - a photo of my second place white bird.

Friday, 5 December 2014

I sent five of my unflighted Scots to the Golden Ring show in Belgium last weekend. I wanted to see how they might fare against European competition not expecting any success. I was amazed to hear last night that two of my birds respectively won a Silver and a Bronze medal. I am amazed and over the moon. There are 6,000 being exhibited at the show this weekend in Belgium. is the web site 

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Catching up on the last two shows - North East Gloster Cub with OVCA North on 9 November - Best Scots - sadly no competition but a great day out nonetheless.

I even made it in to Cage & Aviary Birds newspaper 

Then today, 30 November, Carlisle National, Best Novice Scots, Best Novice Current Year three specials and rosettes and two diplomas - delighted with my progress in a year. 66 Scots on show today