Budgerigar Society of
South Australia Inc.
The November meeting incorporated the Presidents Cup and an informal talk by Ian Wise on breeding and showing budgies in the UK and the different challenges faced with the different climate. This was followed by The Presidents Cup. 10 Birds were benched with their ring number ending in 7. This was voted on by all the members in attendance. Of the 5 Hens the winner was adjudged to be George England & Sons Normal Grey Hen and the winner of the 5 Cock birds was Ian & Gina Wise's Normal Light Green. Thanks to everyone who attended, benched birds and to the 2 winners.
The October meeting was held on 1st October 2019. The night commenced with a minutes silence for Ian McEwan who sadly passed away recently. The large attendance were treated to a video link with Peter Thurn who spoke about his method to improve the Fallow variety. Peter showed the quality of Fallows and split Fallows needed to move the variety forward. Troy Holmes then gave a presentation on how he selects and pairs, highlighting the need to continually 'double up' features within the birds to become prepotent in that feature. The evening closed with a talk from Ian Marshall on the Lacewing variety and his thoughts on the ideal pairings. A very interesting evening and our thanks go to Peter, Troy and Ian on making it a very interesting and informative night.
For those of you who missed Troy's presentation click here to view his notes.
Some 2019 rings are still available to those who are needing a few extra. Please contact Wayne Bandt on 0409 099582 for details.
The December meeting commences 8pm on 3rd December 2019 at 171 Sturt Street ADELAIDE SA 5000 and this will be a talk on Dominant & Recessive Pieds by Kelwyn Kakoschke. We look forward to seeing you all then.
BSSA/NEBS INTERCLUB CHALLENGE – SATURDAY 26th OCTOBER.
Results and photos are now uploaded