Rare Variety & Colour BS - 2010 Club Show
Compiled by Gh
alib Al-Nasser


It was very pleasing to see an increase in entry over the past two years in both sections despite the fact that both Cy Thorne and myself were judging the show that would have amounted to a further increase in entry. The Rare Variety saw an increase to 73 (57 in 2009 & 58 in 2008) and 65 in the Any Other Colour (59 & 47 respectively).

Rare Variety

I judged this section and awarded the adult CC to the Norwood Stud’s Texas Clearbody Light Green hen of good size and depth of mask. It was a strong bird and good example of the variety. John Dunnell was second with another Texas Clearbody Skyblue cock of quality and good variety content. The Rainbow cock of Grant Findlay & Nick Flavell occupied third place which was a good bird for its variety and showed the variety content well being a Cobalt.

The young CC went to the partnership of Roger Swain & Sue Ford with a Texas Clearbody Grey Green cock, a big bird for its variety that stood well while judging. Daniel Norman from the junior section benched another Texas Clearbody Cobalt cock that was placed second, benched in good condition. Another Texas Clearbody Cinnamon Mauve hen was placed third in the line up for Michael & Margret Chapman staged in good condition and won Best Rare Variety Young Bird by a Member.

Cl. – Clearbody, F. – Fallow, Sl. – Slate, SB – Saddleback, R-Rainbow

Pos Rare C.C. Any Age Rare C.C. Young Bird
1 Norwood Stud (TCl. h) * Swain & Ford (TCl. c) *
2 J. Dunnell (TCl. c) D. Norman (TCl. c) *
3 Findlay & Flavell (R. c) M & M Chapman (TCl. h)
4 J. W. Mitchell (TCl. c) * D. Curry (TCl. c) *
5 T. Salem (TCl. h) * R. J. Allen (Sl. h)
6 D. Mullee (Sl. h) R. Day (R. c)
7 D. Turner (TCl. c) R. J. Allen (F. h)

Any Other Colour 

Mick Widdowson judged this section and only the Greywing, Lacewing and Anthracite come under our umbrella in this section. The Anthracites were exhibited again this year thanks to Rod & Sue who benched an adult cock and hen and to Alison Carr who benched a young hen.

The Any Age Best of Colour winner was a lovely strong Lacewing White cock benched by Tom & Andrew Luke followed by their Lacewing Opaline Yellow hen. Both birds were of good quality and size with good colour and marking. Alec & Dave Woan benched a Grey Yellow cock in third place. David Turner benched a strong Greywing Grey cock in fourth place and took the award for Best Rare Variety in Show by a member.

Again two quality Lacewings for the Luke partnership occupied the first two places in the young bird line up. The best was an Opaline Yellow cock followed by their Lacewing Yellow hen both of good quality and width of head. Don Rowell & Linda Heighton occupied third spot with a quality Cinnamon Grey Yellow cock. Alison Carr was 10th best with her Anthracite hen.

LW – Lacewing                       GW – Greywing                      YW – Yellow or White

Pos AOC C.C. Any Age AOC C.C. Young Bird
1 T & A Luke (LW. c) * T & A Luke (LW. c) *
2 T & A Luke (LW. h) * T & A Luke (LW. h) *
3 A & D Woan (YW. c) * Rowell & Heighton (YW. c) *
4 D. Turner (GW. c) Rowell & Heighton (YW. h) *
5 Carson & Walker (YW. c) * Carson & Walker (YW. h) *
6 Carson & Walker (YW. h) * Quigley & Watson (GW. h)
7 S. J. Roberts (LW. h) Swain & Ford (LW. h) *

indicates non-member of the RV&CBS


David Turner with his Best Rare Variety in Show winner

Variety Best Any Age Best Young Bird
Best Rare

469-1 D.A. Turner *

162-2 M.& M. Chapman


469-1 D.A. Turner *

170-1 Quigley & Watson


472-1 S.J. Roberts *

Not Awarded
German Fallow Not Awarded Not Awarded
English Fallow 59-1 R.J. Allen

160-2 R.J. Allen *

Easley Clearbody Not Awarded Not Awarded
Texas Clearbody

61-2 J. Dunnell *

162-2 M.& M. Chapman


64-1 R.J. Allen *

164-1 R.J. Allen

Saddleback Not Awarded Not Awarded
Rainbow 65-1 Findlay & Flavell *

165-1 R. Day

*  indicates Best of each variety overall

Janice Al-Nasser, Society President, presenting Michael & Margret Chapman with their Best Rare Young Bird Trophy



G. & J. Al-Nasser Trophy for Best Rare in Show

S & R Clarke Trophy for Best Rare Young Bird

Cyril Rogers Cup for Best Greywing

C. Rolls Cup for Best Lacewing

W. Walraven Cup for Best Clearbody

K. Brock Trophy for Best English Fallow

Colin Putt Trophy for Best German Fallow

C. H. Rogers Trophy for Best Slate

Sheila Cook Trophy for Best Saddleback

Ken Gray Trophy for Best Rainbow

469-1         D.A. Turner

162-2         M.& M. Chapman

469-1         D.A. Turner

472-1         S.J. Roberts

61-2           J. Dunnell

160-2         R.J. Allen

Not Awarded

64-1           R.J. Allen

Not Awarded

65-1           Findley & Flavell