Posted by: jsuz2000 | May 5, 2017

Bulletin May 2017

NOTES OF INTERST

-Dates:

May 13 – Set up for Spring Show (Meeting at Sanderson Farm at 9:00 AM to load materials)

May 20 – 32nd Annual P.E.I. Spring Show (Borden-Carleton)

June 4 – Greater Moncton Fur & Feather Club Buy-Sell-Trade Day (Petitcodiac, NB)

June 5 – NEXT MEETING (Atlantic Vet College, 7:30). Use main entrance

July 28 – Northumberland Fisheries Festival Poultry Show (Murray River)

July 29 – Crapaud Exhibition (Crapaud)

August 13-16 – P.E.I. Provincial Exhibition Poultry Show (Charlottetown)

August 25-27 – P.E.I. Plowing Match & Agricultural Fair (Dundas)

September 1-2 – Egmont Bay-Mont Carmel Exhibition (Abram’s Village)

September 110– Eastern Kings Exhibition (Souris)

September 23-24 – New Brunswick Fall Show (Petitcodiac)

October 14-15 – Nova Scotia Fall Classic (Middle Musquodoboit)

November 5 – Waterfowl Show (Nappan, N.S.)

November 12 – 88th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Poultry Show (Toronto)

-CLUB ITEMS FOR SALE: T-shirts – $13.00 and Crests – $4.00. Contact the secretary for items.

-Members are reminded to return all sold Cash Draw tickets to the Spring Show on May 20. The draw will take place that afternoon. Even if you don’t sell any, PLEASE at least buy some for yourself and help support the club. If every member even bought one book, the raffle would turn a profit!

-Your help is greatly appreciated and needed for the Spring Show. Set-up and tear-down require workers. Also, help is needed during the day of the show. See minutes for details.

-A reminder to those who have not yet renewed their memberships that you must renew your membership in order to remain on the active members list. Please send in your membership today.

-There are two new shows in the Maritimes this year.  There will be an all-breed show on the Island in October. More information to come in the weeks and months ahead. The other is an all-waterfowl specialty show in Nova Scotia in early November.

-There are still some Spring Show awards needing sponsors. Please contact the secretary of interested.

 

-WELCOME to the association is extended to Wayne Harris, Harvey, N.B.

PAST REFLECTIONS

Editor’s note: Following are the champions from the 1992 Crapaud Exhibition. Judge was Gerrit Loo.

Best Standard Cock – Black Sumatra – Mitchell Bros.

Best Standard Hen – Silver Pencilled Hamburg – Trevor MacDonald

Best Bantam Cock – White Plymouth Rock – Trevor MacDonald

Best Bantam Hen – Black Rosecomb – Gordon Murphy

Best Pigeon Cock – Magnani Schietti Modena – Trevor MacDonald

Best Pigeon Hen – Blue Bar Racing Homer – Trevor MacDonald

Best Gander – White Chinese – Mitchell Bros.

Best Goose – Brown African – Mitchell Bros.

Best Drake – Pekin – Gordon Murphy

Best Duck – White Call – Mitchell Bros.

CLOSING COMMENTS

I had the opportunity to attend the buy-sell day in Mount Forest, Ontario, recently. This is a huge event. It was a fun trip which gave me the opportunity to visit with several poultry friends. The highlight of the trip, however, did not take place at Mount Forest. I had the pleasure of spending a few hours on the Saturday afternoon visiting with an old friend, Don Richardson. That visit was worth the trip. Don is now 87 and no longer has birds, but still enjoys talking about them. He judged here on the Island a couple of times and showed at the Spring Show a few years; he even won grand champion one year.

Plan to show at the first-ever fall show that Jeremy Ludyka is organizing this October. It has been a long time since there has been a fall show on the Island.

Trevor MacDonald,

Editor

SEE YOU AT THE SHOW IN BORDEN-CARLETON

MAY 20th

Posted by: jsuz2000 | April 9, 2017

Bulletin April 2017

PEIPPFA BULLETIN

Executive Committee

Brian Court, Ten Mile House – President

James Butler, Alliston – Vice President

Jeremy Ludyka, Cornwall – Secretary

Stephen Webster, Tarantum – Treasurer

Volume 34 Number 10 April, 2017

THE BROWN RED MODERN GAME BANTAM

(Modern Game Club of American Newsletter)

By Wallace Leverett

Of the eighteen recognized varieties if Modern Game Bantams listed in the American Bantam Association Standard, the Brown Red is one of the four most popular varieties of the breed and one of the more eye pleasing color combinations.

Over the years, for whatever reason, the Brown Red comes and goes in popularity, more so than the three other popular varieties. During the mid-1980s, the variety gained in popularity throughout the U.S., being the largest variety of the breed at some Southeastern shows.

From the Black Breasted Red evolved the Brown Breasted Red of old, the namesake and forerunner of the present day Brown Reds. In development of this variety as known today required several breeding practices and revisions in the Standard, the latest revision changed top color from lemon to orange. This welcomed change made color breeding to the Standard easier by elimination of the Lemon Blue as a frequent color cross required to produce lemon top color.

History of precisely where mulberry face color came from is lacking, but as far back as Marco Polo’s time, when ships were made of wood and men of steel, poultry from throughout the world was imported to England. Among them, Game Fowl from the East; one a Blue Game Fowl from India. Considering other breeds were not purposely bred into Game Fowl, it’s a logical assumption for the Blue Game to be the origin of mulberry facial Modern Game bantams. The mulberry facial color was also inherited either directly or indirectly from the Brown Red, in that Brown Red crossed with Silver Duckwing = Birchen, Brown Red crossed with Self Blue = Lemon Blue, and Birchen crossed with Self Blue = Silver Blue.

Orange top color is generally consistently produced and maintained in good quality today and secdom requires a color outcross. When an outcross is deemed necessary, it’s not entirely impossible to find a suitable Brown Red today, related or non-related. Related birds should always be the first choice, if obtainable in quality desired.

Crossbreeding the Brown Red with the Golden Duckwing, Black Breasted Red, or Wheaten will improve orange top color, but likely to be at the expense of several unwanted side effects such as red eyes and faces and uneven shade of top color. The zoning of Brown Red top color should be identical to the Birchen, differing in color only in that white is replaced by an even shade of orange in all sections calling for orange. Some male Brown Reds come close to having Black Breasted Red top color, light orange head, neck and saddle with dark orange/red back and wing bows.

Preferences vary between breeders and judges as to the ideal shade of orange in the male and female. Variations in shades of orange can usually be detected in any sizeable class with the best top-colored birds being those with any even shade of brilliant orange.

Too much or too little lacing and shafting are the most common defects seen today in Brown Red plumage. Lacing should be narrow in width and uniformon each feather of the neck front and upper breast only. Lacing should sharply outline each feather and not merge into black, effecting a light, rusty overall look. Some exhibted Brown Reds and Birchens are large and coarse in type with heavy and coarse lacing. The ideal and goal of the dedicated breeder of Modern Game bantams is to breed a family of Moderns that are refined in type and plumage with laced varieties having fine distinct lacing on males and stylish, petite females with delicate lacing, especially in exhibition pullets.

All black feathered birds are susceptible to purple sheen and/or barring with the Brown Red seemingly more affected by this defect than other varieties of Modern Games with black feathers. The condition isn’t totally dependent upon heredity. This condition can be attributed to improper molt or diet among other things.

NOTES OF INTEREST

-Dates:

April 26 – Entries close for Valley Fanciers Spring Show

May 1 – Entries close for P.E.I. Spring Show

May 1 – NEXT MEETING (Atlantic Vet College, 7:30). Use main entrance.

May 6 – Valley Fanciers Spring Show (Windsor, NS)

May 20 – 32nd Annual P.E.I. Spring Show (Borden-Carleton)

June 4 – Greater Moncton Fur & Feather Club Buy-Sell-Trade Day (Petitcodiac, NB)

July 28 – Northumberland Fisheries Festival Poultry Show (Murray River)

July 29 – Crapaud Exhibition (Crapaud)

August 13-16 – P.E.I. Provincial Exhibition Poultry Show (Charlottetown)

August 25-27 – P.E.I. Plowing Match & Agricultural Fair (Dundas)

September 1-2 – Egmont Bay-Mont Carmel Exhibition (Abram’s Village)

September 10 – Eastern Kings Exhibition (Souris)

September 23-24 – New Brunswick Fall Show (Petitcodiac)

October 14-15 – Nova Scotia Fall Classic (Middle Musquodoboit)

November 12 – 88th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Poultry Show (Toronto)

-CLUB ITEMS FOR SALE: T-shirts – $13.00 and Crests – $4.00. Contact the secretary for items.

-There are still some Spring Show awards needing sponsors. They are $20 each. If interested in donating funds for awards, please contact the secretary.

-PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY!

-Remember that the deadline for Spring Show entries is May 1. Please have your entries in on time.

-Sympathies are extended to Gordon & Joanne Murphy and family (Lorina, her sister and brothers) on the recent passing of Joanne’s mother.

-Sympathies are extended to Chloe and Molly Loane on the recent passing of their grandfather.

Sympathies are extended to the family of Hilton Bryanton on his passing on April 9. Hilton served several terms as president of the association. 

-The Department of Agriculture is looking to go to electronic delivery of our club newsletter. Please forward your email to the editor so that this change can be made. Those without email will still be able to receive their newsletter by regular mail. PLEASE FORWARD YOUR EMAIL ASAP. Send it to: tmacthesub@hotmail.com.

-WELCOME BACK to the association is extended to Tiffany Jones, Kingston.

BE SURE TO GET YOUR SPRING SHOW ENTRIES IN ON TIME!

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear PEIPPFA Members,

Many of you don’t know me. My name is Brian Court and I am the newly-elected president of the P.E.I. Purebred Poultry (Fanciers) Association. My main goal during my term as president is to grow our membership and to encourage the participation of current members. The strength of our membership is the backbone of our club. So please find the time to attend some meetings and get involved. I encourage you to bring an interested friend. I hope this spring finds you healty, happy, and hatching.

Thanks,

Brian

CLOSING COMMENTS

We had a great turnout for the annual meeting. It is good to see it so well attended. It was good to see some of the junior members in attendance as well.

The spring shows in Windsor and Borden-Carleton are not too far off now. Certainly a sign of what should be warmer weather.

From what I am hearing, there are good numbers of young birds being hatched. Let’s hope there are some champions among them.

Trevor MacDonald,

Editor

Posted by: jsuz2000 | March 13, 2017

Bulletin March 2016

PEIPPFA BULLETIN

Executive Committee

Leif Taylor, Searletown – President

James Butler, Alliston – Vice President

Jeremy Ludyka, Cornwall – Interim Secretary

Stephen Webster, Tarantum – Treasurer

Volume 34 Number 9 March, 2017

WINTER SHOW RESULTS

S T A N D A R D S: PLYMOUTH ROCK: 1-BOB-2,3h Rodney Clow. RHODE ISLAND RED: 1-BOB-h C S Poultry. JERSEY GIANT: 1-BOB-h Trevor MacDonald. ORPINGTON: 1c, 1-BOB-h Steve Webster. SUSSEX: 1-BOB-3h R. Clow; 2h C S Poultry. HAMBURG: 1,2c, 1-BOB-2h T. MacDonald. MODERN GAME: 1c, 1-BOB-h T. MacDonald. B A N T A M S: MODERN GAME: 1c, 1-BOB-2h Jim Brimicombe. OLD ENGLISH GAME: 1c J. Brimicombe; 1-BOB-2,3,4h Forestbrook Farm. WHITE PLYMOUTH ROCK: 1-BOB-c, 1h J. Brimicombe; 2c, 4h T. MacDonald; 3c, 2h Noah Taylor; 4c, 3h S, Webster. A.O.V. PLYMOUTH ROCK: 1c, 1h J. Brimicombe. S.C. RHODE ISLAND RED: 1c, 4h T. MacDonald; 2,4c, 1-BOB-2,3h R. Clow; 3c Leif Taylor. SILVER SPANGLED HAMBURG: 1c, 1-BOB-h T. MacDonald; 2,3c, 3,4h Will Trainor; 2h Stephen Oulton. SEBRIGHT: 1c, 1-BOB-h Forestbrook Farm. BLACK WYANDOTTE: 1.2c, 1,2h J. Butler. PARTRIDGE WYANDOTTE: 1c, 3h C S Poutry; 2c, 2h J. Butler; 3,4c R. Clow; 1,4h S. Webster. SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE: 1c C S Poultry; 1-BOB-2h J.Butler. A.O.V. WYANDOTTE: 1,3,4c, 1,2,3,4h C S Poultry; 2c J. Butler. CORNISH: 1c, 1-BOB-h J. Brimicombe. MALAY: 1-BOB-c T. MacDonald. MADAGASCAR GAME: 1c, 1-BOB-h J. Brimicombe. SALMON FAVEOLLE: 1,2c, 1-BOB-2h S. Webster. D U C K S: ROUEN: 1-BOB-m C S Poultry. GREY INDIAN RUNNER: 1,2,3,4f N. Taylor. A.O.V. INDIAN RUNNER: 1-BOB-2,3m Forestbrook Farm. GREY CALL: 1,2,3,4m, 1-BOB-2,3f N. Taylor; 4f C S Poultry. WHITE CALL: 1,3m, 1,2,4f L. Taylor; 2m, 3f Owen Pearce. BLACK EAST INDIE: 1-BOB-2,3m, 1,2,3f L. Taylor; 4m, 4f W. Trainor. GREY MALLARD: 1m, 1-BOB-f Blaine Taylor; 2m, 2f N. Taylor. G E E S E: PILGRIM: 1-BOB-2f N. Taylor. CHINESE: 1-BOB-m L. Taylor; 2m B. Taylor. EGYPTIAN: 1m, 1-BOB-f Jeremy Ludyka. EASTERN CANADA: 1-BOB-m, 1f B. Taylor. CACKLING CANADA: 1-BOB-m, 1f B. Taylor. GREYLAG: 1-BOB-m, 1f B. Taylor. P I G E O N S: AMERICAN SHOW RACER: 1-BOB-c, 1h S. Oulton. GERMAN BEAUTY HOMER: 1-BOB-c, 1h S. Oulton. ICE PIGEON: 1-BOB-c T. MacDonald. MODENA: 1-BOB-c, 1h S. Oulton. PORTUGUESE TUMBLER: 1,2c, 1-BOB-2h S. Oulton. RACING HOMER: 1-BOB-3c, 1,3h S. Oulton 2c, 2h T. MacDonald. RUNT: 1-BOB-c Forestbrook Farm. SHOW TYPE HOMER: 1c, 1-BOB-h T. MacDonald. WEST OF ENGLAND TUMBLER: 1-BOB-c, 1h S. Oulton. DOVE: 1-BOB-c, 1h J. Ludyka. G U I N E A F O W L: ANY VARIETY: 1-BOB-c, 1,2h B. Taylor.

CHAMPIONS

Champion Standard – Silver Spangled Hamburg hen – T. MacDonald

Reserve Standard – Black Jersey Giant hen – T. MacDonald

Champion Bantam – Silver Laced Wyandotte hen – J. Butler (GRAND CHAMPION)

Reserve Bantam – White Plymouth Rock cock – J. Brimicombe

Champion Duck – White Indian Runner drake – Forestbrook Farm

 

Reserve Duck – Grey Call duck – N. Taylor

Champion Goose – Brown Chinese gander – L. Taylor

Reserve Goose – Coloured Egyptian goose – J. Ludyka

Champion Pigeon – Red Portuguese Tumbler hen – S. Oulton

Reserve Pigeon – Blue Bar Racing Homer cock – S. Oulton

Champion Junior Exhibit – Grey Call duck – N. Taylor

Judge – Alan Hamilton (Chickens, Waterfowl, & Guineas) & Brian MacInnis (Pigeons)

Number of birds shown – 170

 

BUTTON QUAIL

(Sally Huntington & Alan Blanchard)

HISTORY

Also know as King Quail (in Australia) and/or Chinese Painted Quail.

Name “button” probably because chicks are size of a button.

Can be found in all parts of the world.

Have been kept for hundreds of years, once even used in Asia for “cock fighting”.

BEHAVIOR

Terrestrial birds, ground dwelling, feet can not perch.

Flight limited to quick bursts (striaght up, with wings flapping) when freightened. Runs for cover upon landding. In small cages, they can seriously hurt their head. Best transported in paper bags or padded ceiling in cages.

Lays on side to sunbathe.

Baths is dirt (or seed) not water. Can easily drown in “deep” water dishes. Chicks especially drown easily.

Are generally territorial, but need one companion.

Cocks will emit a low growl sound, 5-7 seconds in length at about 40 decibels, followed by 5-10 crows at about 70 decibels.

Buttons do not like to be alone. Cocks will do non-stop crowing when alone.

Hen makes a soft “peep peep” sound used to call chicks.

DIET

Scavengers: seed, small insects, egg food, grit, cuttle bone, millet.

Fresh water; very shallow dishes (so chicks won’t drown) or water bottles.

HOUSING

Usually one pair per aviary flight.

Introduce both birds into flight at the same time, to reduce fighting.

Dry ground, sand, hay (wire cage bottoms are too hard on their feet and cannot be tolerated).

 

NOTES OF INTEREST

-Dates:

March 15 – Deadline for listings for the Maritime Fanciers Directory

April 3– ANNUAL MEETING (Atlantic Vet College, Charlottetown. 7:00). Use main entrance.

May 6– Valley Fanciers Spring Show (Windsor, NS)

May 20 – 32nd Annual P.E.I. Spring Show (Borden-Carleton)

June 4 – Greater Moncton Fur & Feather Club Buy-Sell-Trade Day (Petitcodiac, NB)

July 28 – Northumberland Fisheries Festival Poultry Show (Murray River)

July 29 – Crapaud Exhibition (Crapaud)

August 13-16 – P.E.I. Provincial Exhibition Poultry Show (Charlottetown)

August 25-27 – P.E.I. Plowing Match & Agricultural Fair (Dundas)

September 1-2 – Egmont Bay-Mont Carmel Exhibition (Abram’s Village)

September 10 – Eastern Kings Exhibiton (Souris)

September 23-24 – New Brunswick Fall Show (Petitcodiac)

October 14-15 – Nova Scotia Fall Classic (Middle Musquodoboit)

November 12 – 89th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Poultry Show (Toronto)

-PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY START TIME FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING NEXT MONTH. THE MEETING WILL START AT 7:00 PM.

-CLUB ITEMS FOR SALE: T-shirts – $13.00 and Crests – $4.00. Contact the secretary for items.

-There are still some Spring Show awards needing sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring an award, contact the secretary. They cost $20 each.

-Note that it is once again that time of the year to renew your membership. Please do so soon.

-There was an error in the last newsletter regarding the date of the Greater Mocton Buy-Sell. It was listed as June 3 which is a Saturday. It should be June 4. The correct date is published this month.

-The Department of Agriculture is looking to go to electronic delivery of out club newsletter. Please forward your email to the editor so that this change can be made. Those without email will still be able to receive their newsletter by regular mail. PLEASE FORWARD YOUR EMAIL ASAP.

-Unfortunately, after just one year of operation, the Atlantic Agricultural Fall Fair in Halifax will not operate in 2017. According to Board Chairman Dave Logie, the attendance numbers did not come up to what was needed. The final day of the fair, Thanksgiving Monday, was a disastrous day with pouring rain and high winds; that certainly did not help.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM

If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting and wish to renew your membership, simply fill out this form and mail it to the secretary with the proper funds enclosed.

Name ____________________________________________________

Address __________________________________________________

Type of membership: _____ Senior ($10.00)

_____ Junior (No charge) Under 18

Make cheques payable to: P.E.I. Purebred Poultry (Fanciers) Association

Mail to: Jeremy Ludyka, 194 Cornwall Rd., Cornwall, P.E.I. C0A 1H4

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