Im­pres­sive bud­gies on show

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - SUMMER IN THE GARDEN -

More than 200 budgeri­gars were on show last Sun­day for the Baw Baw Budgeri­gar So­ci­ety’s in­au­gu­ral cham­pi­onship show in the Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall The birds were judged across four di­vi­sions – be­gin­ner, in­ter­me­di­ate, open and cham­pion.

Each sec­tion had 27 classes within the adult, young and UBC (un­bro­ken cap) classes.

More than 30 ex­hibitors from as far afield as Kil­more brought bud­gies for judg­ing.

Tony and Sylvia Ap­ple­ton from the East­ern Dis­tricts Club scooped the pool with best young bird, which went on to be grand cham­pion and cham­pion UBC in the cham­pion class. The Baw Baw Budgeri­gar So­ci­ety con­grat­u­lated them on their achieve­ments with some beau­ti­ful birds.

John Rowe from the Baw Baw club had the best adult bird in the cham­pion class. Other no­table win­ners were Mark Bren­nand in the be­gin­ner class from Mel­bourne and the Rowe broth­ers.

Many mem­bers of the Baw Baw club were also suc­cess­ful with their ex­hibits, with some win­ning for the first time.

The three judges, from Budgeri­gar Clubs of Vic­to­ria, com­mented favourably about the qual­ity of the birds be­ing ex­hib­ited and in par­tic­u­lar the num­ber of be­gin­ners who were will­ing to show their birds, which bodes well, not only for the fu­ture of breed­ing, but the in­crease in the in­volve­ment of new par­tic­i­pants in the hobby.

There were also sev­eral peo­ple lo­cally, in­clud­ing Mem­ber for McMil­lan Rus­sell Broad­bent and his wife Bron­wyn, who came through to view what the show was all about with the club re­ceiv­ing some in­quiries from prospec­tive new mem­bers.

There were many com­ments about the colours and va­ri­eties of birds and ques­tions about the four classes. Mr Broad­bent showed a keen in­ter­est in the birds and asked how the win­ners were se­lected. Budgeri­gar Coun­cil of Vic­to­ria pres­i­dent Colin Flana­gan also at­tended the pre­sen­ta­tions.

Over­all the day was a great suc­cess for the club, which thanked all spon­sors and donors of the show and for goods do­nated for the raf­fle.

John Rowe was keen to show off some of his cham­pion birds but not so keen to show off his Movem­ber mous­tache.

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