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 reported by Janice Al-Nasser, SBBA Publicity Officer, photos by Marion Wixon

The SPANGLED BUDGERIGAR BREEDERS' ASSOCIATION had a good club show held in conjunction with the B.S. club show with a total entry for spangles of 327 in comparison to last year’s 286. This was felt to be extremely good as the show had a drop in entry while the spangles (greens & blues) had an increase in entry. Congratulations are extended to all winners including those who also fared well in their prospective sections. It was anticipated that the partnership of Sheila Burne and John Crooks should do well with their Spangle Light Green cock if they showed. This is because they have captured 5 Best in Show awards this season with this well-known Spangle. Show they did, and they won Best Spangle in Show with a powerful Spangle Dark Green cock (their well known spangle stayed at home).

Best Spangle in Show & Best Spangle Green Series Any Age

Sheila Burne and John Crooks being presented with their trophies

by SBBA President, Alan Moore.

The next issue of the Spangle Review will be posted to all paid up members during Spring. Members are reminded that subscriptions are now due as from 1st January and should be sent to the Membership Secretary John Cosby at (“Shambles”, 7 Oakwood Lane, Moston, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 3PR. Tel: 01270 526306, e-mail: The 2006 rates are: single 7, partnership (related) 11, partnership (unrelated) sum of total members, juniors, registered disabled & OAP 4. The society also offers a life membership at 20 times the current subscription.

Patronage applications should be sent to the Patronage Secretary Rod Clarke (45 Northampton Road, Broughton, Kettering, Northants NN14 1NR. Tel: 01536 791132, email: There is also a special overseas society affiliation as well as a special overseas membership package. Closing date for application is 28th February.

The next Spangle Day and AGM will be held on Sunday 30th April 2006 (the usual week number 17) at a new venue: Markfield Community & Sports Centre, Mayflower Close, Markfield, Leicestershire. The North West Leicestershire B.S. will host the event. The morning session will be allocated to the Spangle Day with Jeff Attwood, past SBBA President, as the guest speaker who will be giving a lecture on "Further Development in the Spangle Mutation". Birds will be accepted between 10.00 and 10.30 am. All members, fanciers and guests are welcome. The afternoon session will be allocated to the AGM commencing at 2.30 pm.

The Association has its own website, which can be visited on ( For all other information please contact the secretary Clifton Wixon (88 Highworth Crescent, Yate, Bristol BS37 4HL. Tel: 01454 881334, email:

Other Winners at the BS Club Show 2005

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