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 Report by Janice Al-Nasser, SBBA Publicity Officer

There was a good total entry of 289 for the SPANGLED BUDGERIGAR BREEDERS' ASSOCIATION club show held in conjunction with the B.S. club show. Although slightly lower than last year the quality was as good if not better. Congratulations are extended to all winners including those who also fared well in their prospective sections with their spangles.

Les Martin – Best Spangle in Show, Best Spangle Blue Series

It was our President Les Martin (L & P Martin) who won Best Spangle in Show with a quality young Spangle Skyblue cock (also 5th best champion young bird). Les prevented Jerry Donovan from making it a “hat trick” at this show as he only won the members’ award for Best Spangle Green with his well-known Spangle Opaline Light Green cock. Jerry did well by winning the young bird challenge certificate for Spangle Green. P. D. White is also to be congratulated for winning the adult Spangle Blue challenge certificate. Les was also awarded the spangle painting donated by Warren Wilson on behalf of BRASEA (Australia).

Jerry Donovan – Best Spangle Green Series

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 2007 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 29th April 2007 (the usual week number 17) at a new venue in Cheshire to be hosted by South Cheshire B.S. The morning session will be allocated to the Spangle Day with Eric Peake as the guest speaker. 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:


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