Monday, October 20, 2008

Reserve Champion!

I just got an email from a gentleman who purchaed birds from me last year. He bred some youngsters from the pairs I sent him and he showed them at the National Young Bird Show (NYBS), this past weekend in Louisville, KY. Its around 5,000 pigeons that were born in the 2008 calender year (hence the young bird part). People from all over the world come to this show. Within the show itself there are breed clubs that have contracted with the show to hold their annual or regional shows there. The National German Trumpeter Club (NGTC), which i am a member of, hosted their annual young bird show in conjunction with the NYBS. I was pleasantly surprised to hear back from him that a youngster from the birds I sent him was Reserve Champion of the NGTC show! WOOHOO!! I've yet to ever receive the Champ or Reserve Champ in that club, so a win for him was a win for me, and I'm glad that the breed was finally recognized and given its due.

What a good feeling

5 comments:

Rayna said...

WOW! Awesome! What color?

dreameyce said...

Congrats! It's like me... I've never PERSONALLY had a BIS from a rat I've owned, but have multiple RBIS's, and a BIS from rats I've co-bred, and who were out of my rats directly. I'm still proud of those wins as they reflect on my breeding program.

I don't show my rats much though, which I admit is part of the problem! (There are viral risks at shows, and no vaccines for rats so I keep my best rats at home, unlike some people)

Sherilyn said...

Congratulations!!

penni said...

That's great news! Congratulations.

Garrett808 said...

Hi Rayna, it was either a mealy or cream. Either way very exciting! You need to talk to dreameye about rats and stuff now that you have a whole batch of them!

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