Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Last Saturday I had the pleasure of going to the English Trumpeter Club of America's Squeaker Show that was held in Onamia, MN at the home of Jeff Krause. After having been in the breed for 15 years it was a surprising, yet satisfying day when I came out with the BEST IN SHOW with a blue bar cock that I raised (pictured above). He was one of the first birds I raised this year and he set up nicely in the show cage and never moved! Perfect stance, angle and the whole works, all with no training prior to the show!
His nestmate, a nice dun hen was also in the Color Class Finals and was agreed upon later by everyone there minus one person that she should have indeed been 3rd overall best bird of the show.
Also a sibling of the above two mentioned birds was a nice smokey bar hen who placed second in her class (behind her brother who won the show). My thoughts were that she too could have placed in the top of the show had we done a Reserve Champion at this show.
These three will be a force to reckon with as they continue to molt out and mature into gorgeous birds. Will keep you updated as to how they do. Our next show is the 2nd weekend in October in Albert Lea, MN. Stay tuned!
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