Baw Baw Budgeri­gar So­ci­ety

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The Baw Baw Budgeri­gar So­ci­ety held its first meet­ing for 2019 on Mon­day, Jan­uary 7.

Although there were only a few mem­bers present, the in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by John Rowe was very in­for­ma­tive.

John spoke about culling birds from the aviary and what fea­tures to look out for to re­tain the bet­ter birds for breed­ing, so as to im­prove show qual­ity birds.

He had sev­eral birds on hand to em­pha­sise some faults breed­ers need to avoid be­fore pair­ing up birds. Faults such as those that lack tails or have wing feath­ers that are too long; birds that are small or have nar­row bod­ies – all of which can be in­her­ited from par­ent birds and which would fail on the show bench.

John also spoke about the fact that some­times a cham­pion bird can breed from an un­likely par­ent bird, but the par­ent bird may have qual­i­ties com­ing through its ge­net­ics that then pro­duces a cham­pion.

Those present also asked many ques­tions re­lat­ing to the culling process along with closer in­spec­tion of the faulty birds on dis­play.

A re­minder to all club mem­bers that an­nual sub­scrip­tions are now due – adults $10 and ju­niors $1. These should be paid at the club’s next meet­ing on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 4 which will also be the an­nual gen­eral meet­ing.

BCV mem­ber­ship can also be paid at this time which is $70 or $25 for be­gin­ners (first year mem­bers). Ju­nior BCV mem­ber­ship is still $1. BCV mem­ber­ship is re­quired if mem­bers wish to pur­chase leg rings.

Thanks was given for the do­na­tion of a three­com­part­ment aviary for the club’s ma­jor raf­fle, which will oc­cur later in the year.

Any­one wish­ing to at­tend club meet­ings is wel­come. They are held on a monthly ba­sis in the chook pavil­ion of the War­ragul Show­ground.

Meet­ings com­mence at 7pm and last about two hours, usu­ally with a guest speaker.

If you would like to know more about breed­ing, show­ing or would just like to join the club, visit the club’s web­site baw­baw­budgeri­gar­so­ci­ety.wee­bly.com or find the Face­book page.

The club’s next monthly meet­ing will be on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 4.

Pres­i­dent Ruth Burleigh noted and re­mem­bered Ivy An­der­son who was a mem­ber of the War­ragul Cam­era Club since 1990, much loved by all, and who will be sadly missed.

Terry O’Dwyer spoke of the im­por­tance for mem­bers to sub­mit en­tries to the club’s monthly com­pe­ti­tions.

The monthly com­pe­ti­tions are an ex­cel­lent way for mem­bers to learn and im­prove their pho­tog­ra­phy tech­niques. Jane Wood­cock, re­minded club mem­bers that the War­ragul Na­tional Com­pe­ti­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion in May, is now open for en­tries and to con­sult the com­pe­ti­tion web­site.

The au­dio vis­ual of the club’s De­cem­ber 2018 pre­sen­ta­tion night and end of year cel­e­bra­tion, cap­tured the colour and fun of a great evening en­joyed by all who at­tended.

Nat Peters, in­vited club mem­bers to come along to a pho­tog­ra­phy and social evening to be held on Jan­uary 14.

Linda Zwier­lein pre­sented her two highly en­ter­tain­ing au­dio vis­ual pre­sen­ta­tions of Deni 2018, The De­niliquin Ute Muster, which re­ceived big rounds of ap­plause and laugh­ter.

Meet­ings are held the first Mon­day each month at the Mawarra Work­shops. Vis­i­tors are wel­come. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, phone 0419 525 124, or visit the Club web­site, where com­pe­ti­tion en­tries may be viewed. www.war­rag­ul­cam­er­a­club.org

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