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Bulletin June 2017

Executive Committee

Brian Court, Ten Mile House – President

James Butler, Alliston – Vice President

Jeremy Ludyka, Cornwall – Secretary

Stephen Webster, Tarantum – Treasurer

Volume 34 Number 12 June, 2017

SPRING SHOW RESULTS

S T A N D A R D S: BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCK: 1c Rodney Clow; 2c Debbie Keefe. BUFF PLYMOUTH ROCK: 1c Burnley Waybret. SILVER PENCILLED PLYMOUTH ROCK: 1h Chris MacNichol. WHITE PLYMOUTH ROCK: 1-BOB-h Andrew Greene. GOLDEN LACED WYANDOTTE: 1,2c, 1,2,3h Jill Wood. SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE: 1c, 1h Terry Bannister. SILVER PENCILLED WYANDOTTE: 1-BOB-2,3c Merle Watson. S.C. RHODE ISLAND RED: 1-BOB-2,3c, 1,2,4h B. Waybret; 4c, 3h Leanne Meisner. WHITE CHANTECLER: 1-BOB-2c, 1,2,3,4h Azure Adams; 3c B. Waybret. BLACK JERSEY GIANT: 1-BOB-2h Trevor MacDonald. SPECKLED SUSSEX: 1-BOB-h C. MacNichol. BLACK AUSTRALORP: 1-BOB-c, 2h T. Bannister; 2c, 1h B. Waybret. SILVER SPANGLED HAMBURG: 1-BOB-2c M. Watson; 3c, 1h T. MacDonald. WHITE HAMBURG: 1c, 1,2h T. MacDonald. R.C. LIGHT BROWN LEGHORN: 1c B. Waybret. S.C. LIGHT BROWN LEGHORN: 1-BOB-2h Joe & Jody MacIntyre. S.C. WHITE LEGHORN: 1,2,3h J/J MacIntyre BLACK AMERAUCANA: 1c, 1-BOB-2h J. Wood. BLUE AMERAUCANA: 1,2h J. Wood. WHITE AMERAUCANA: 1h J. Wood. BLACK-RED MODERN GAME: 1-BOB-c, 1h T. MacDonald. BLACK SUMATRA: 1-BOB-h Brian Court. B A N T A M S: BIRCHEN MODERN GAME: 1-BOB-h Alan Hamilton. BROWN RED MODERN GAME: 1,2c, 1,2,3h Jim Brimicombe. BLACK BREASTED RED MODERN GAME: 1c, 1h Stephen Oulton. BLACK OLD ENGLISH GAME: 1,4c, 1,4h B. Waybret; 2,3c Vance Foreman; 2h Jack Blaisdell; 3h S. Oulton. BLACK BREATED RED OLD ENGLISH GAME: 1c, 1h S. Oulton. BLUE OLD ENGLISH GAME: 1c S. Oulton. BLUE BREASTED RED OLD ENGLISH GAME: 1c, 1h S. Oulton. BLUE WHEATEN OLD ENGLISH GAME: 1c S. Oulton. BROWN RED OLD ENGLISH GAME: 1h V. Foreman. SILVER DUCKWING OLD ENGLISH GAME: 1c S. Oulton; 2c V. Foreman. WHEATEN OLD ENGLISH GAME: 1,2c, 1,4h M. Watson; 3c, 3h A. Adams; 2h V. Foreman. WHITE OLD ENGLISH GAME: 1-BOB-2,3c, 1,2h J. Brimicombe. BROWN RED JAPANESE: 1,2c, 1,2h T. MacDonald. GREY JAPANESE: 1c, 1-BOB-h T. MacDonald; 2c Leif Taylor. S.C. LIGHT BROWN LEGHORN: 1-BOB-2h Janice Greene. S.C. WHITE LEGHORN: 1c S. Oulton. R.C. WHITE LEGHORN: 1h S. Oulton. WHITE NAKED NECK: 1c, 1-BOB-h James Carson. NEW HAMPSHIRE: 1-BOB-2c M. Watson. BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCK: 1c, 2h Willis & Carol Steeves; 2c, 1h Laura Earle. PARTRIDGE PLYMOUTH ROCK: 1c, 1h James Butler. WHITE PLYMOUTH ROCK: 1,2c J. Brimicombe; 3c, 4h W & C Steeves; 4c, 1-BOB-2,3h A Greene. S.C. RHODE ISLAND RED: 1-BOB-c, 1h Noah Taylor; 2c T, MacDonald; 3c L. Meisner; 4c S. Oulton; 2,3,4h B. Waybret. SERAMA: 1c, 1-BOB-2h S & B Game Birds. SILVER SPANGLED HAMBURG: 1-BOB-4c James Butler; 2c, 3h S. Oulton; 3c, 1,2h Will Trainor; 4h T. MacDonald. BLACK ROSECOMB: 1-BOB-c, 2,3h Lawrence Earle; 2c, 4h S. Oulton; 1h Ella MacIntyre. GOLDEN SEBRIGHT: 1,2h S & B Game Birds. SILVER SEBRIGHT: 1-BOB-h S & B Game Birds; 2,3h Scott Mitchell. BLACK WYANDOTTE: 1-BOB-c, 1,2 h S & B Game Birds; 2,3c, 4h J. Butler;4c T. MacDonald; 3h Randy Angevine. GOLDEN LACED WYANDOTTE: 1c R. Angevine. PARTRIDGE WYANDOTTE: 1c, 1h A. Hamilton; 2c, 3h J. Butler; 3c R. Clow; 2h Steve Webster. SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE: 1c Jordan Vosman; 2,3c, 1,3h J. Butler; 4c, 2h Db, Keefe. WHITE WYANDOTTE: 1c, 4h J. Vosman; 2c, 2,3h E. MacIntyre; 3c J. Butler; 4c Dustin Keefe; 1h M. Watson. DARK CORNISH: 1-BOB-c, 1h J. Brimicombe; 2c, 2h T. Bannister. WHITE LACED RED CORNISH: 1c, 1h W & C Steeves. BLACK MADAGASCAR GAME: 1-BOB-c, 1h J. Brimicombe. BLACK-RED MALAY: 1-BOB-c T. MacDonald. BUFF BRAHMA: 1,2c, 1-BOB-2,3,4h A. Adams; 3c S. Oulton. BLACK COCHIN: 1,2h A. Hamilton; 3,4h S & B Game Birds. BLUE COCHIN: 1-BOB-h A. Hamilton. MOTTLED COCHIN: 1c, 1h S & B Game Birds. SPLASH COCHIN: 1h A. Hamilton. WHITE COCHIN: 1h A. Hamilton. MILLE FLEUR D’UCCLE: 1c, 1-BOB-h E. MacIntyre. SALMON FAVEROLLE: 1-BOB-c, 1,2h S. Webster. BRD. WHITE SILKIE: 1-BOB-2h S & B Game Birds. D U C K S: ROUEN: 1-BOB-m, 2,3f A. Greene; 1f J/J MacIntyre. PEKIN: 1-BOB-m John Blaisdell; 2m Gail Steele; 3m, 1f Dave Chamberlain. CHOCOLATE MUSCOVY: 1m, 1f D. Chamberlain. WHITE MUSCOVY: 1m, 1-BOB-f D. Chamberlain. SAXONY: 1-BOB-m, 1f D. Chamberlain. BLUE SWEDE: 1-BOB-m, 1f S. Mitchell. BUFF: 1m, 1-BOB-f D. Chamberlain; 2m, 2f J. Blaisdell. CAYUGA: 1,3m R. Angevine; 2m, 1-BOB-f D. Chamberlain. KHAKI CAMPBELL: 1-BOB-f S. Mitchell. BLACK INDIAN RUNNER: 1m, 1-BOB-f D. Chamberlain. BLUE INDIAN RUNNER: 1m, 1f D. Chamberlain. CHOCOLATE INDIAN RUNNER: 1m, 1f D. Chamberlain. GREY INDIAN RUNNER: 1m, 1f D. Chamberlain. PENCILLED INDIAN RUNNER: 1m, 1f D. Chamberlain. WHITE INDIAN RUNNER: 1m, 2f D. Chamberlain; 1f A. Greene. GREY CALL: 1,2,4m, 1,2,3,4f N. Taylor; 3m D. Chamberlain. PASTEL CALL: 1m, 1f D. Chamberlain. WHITE CALL: 1m, 3f N. Taylor; 2,3m D. Chamnerlain; 4m, 4f Zachary Wood; 1-BOB-2f L. Taylor. BLACK EAST INDIE: 1,2,3m, 1-BOB-2,3f L. Taylor. G E E S E: EMBDEN: 1-BOB-m S. Mitchell. PILGRIM: 1m, 1-BOB-2f N. Taylor. BROWN CHINESE: 1m, 1-BOB-f L. Taylor; 2m, 2f D. Chamberlain. WHITE CHINESE: 1m, 1f D. Chamberlain. EASTERN CANADA: 1-BOB-m, 1f Blaine Taylor. T U R K E Y S: BELTSVILLE SMALL WHITE: 1-BOB-m, 1f D. Chamberlain. BOURBON RED: 1-BOB-m, 1f D. Chamberlain. G U I N E A F O W L: PEARL: 1-BOB-c B. Taylor. LAVENDER: 1-BOB-2h B. Taylor P I G E O N S: AMERICAN GIANT HOMER: 1-BOB-c, 1h R. Angevine. AMERICAN SHOW RACER: 1-BOB-c, 1h V. Foreman; 2,3c, 2,3h S. Oulton. CHINESE OWL: 1-BOB-c, 1h V. Foreman; 2c, 2h S. Oulton. CLASSIC FRILL: 1-BOB-c, 1h S. Oulton. FANTAIL: 1-BOB-c, 1h T. MacDonald. FLYING ROLLER: 1c, 1-BOB-h T. MacDonald; 2c T. Bannister. ICE PIGEON: 1-BOB-c, 1h T. MacDonald. MODENA: 1-BOB-c, 1h V. Foreman; 2c, 2h S. Oulton. PARLOR ROLLER: 1-BOB-c, 1h Jk. Blaisdell. BLACK PORTUGESE TUMBLER: 1-BOB-c. 1h Cardwell Lofts; 2c W. Trainor; 2h S. Oulton. A.O.C. PORTUGUESE TUMBLER: 1c S. Oulton; 2,3c, 2,3,4h Cardwell Lofts; 4c Dn. Keefe; 1h T. Bannister. BLUE BAR RACING HOMER: 11c, 1-BOB-h T. MacDonald; 2c, 2h S. Oulton. A.O.C. RACING HOMER: 1c, 1h T. MacDonald; 2,4c, 3,4h S. Oulton; 3c, 2h V. Foreman. RUNT: 1c, 2h Jn. Blaisdell; 2c, 1-BOB-h V. Foreman. SHOW KING: 1c, 1-BOB-h T. MacDonald. SHOW ROLLER: 1-BOB-c T. Bannister. SHOW TIPPLER: 1c, 1-BOB-h Jk. Blaisdell. SHOW TYPE HOMER: 1c, 1-BOB-h T. MacDonald. DOVE: 1-BOB-c, 1h De. Keefe. G A M E F O W L: CACKLER CANADA: 1-BOB-m L. Taylor. CHILEO WIDGEON: 1-BOB-m C. MacNichol. BOBWHITE QUAIL: 1c, 1h R. Clow. BUTTON QUAIL: 1-BOB-2c, 1,2h R. Clow. COTURNIX QUAIL: 1,2c, 1,2h Chase Carson; 3c, 3,4h R. Clow. WOOD: 1-BOB-m L. Taylor. YELLOW GOLDEN PHEASANT: 1-BOB-c N. Taylor.

 

CHAMPIONS:

Grand Champion – Silver Pencilled Wyandotte cock – M. Watson

Reserve Grand Champion – White Plymouth Rock hen – A. Greene

Champion Standard – Silver Pencilled Wyandotte cock – M. Watson

Reserve Standard – White Chantecler cock – A. Adams

Champion Bantam – White Plymouth Rock hen – A. Greene

Reserve Bantam – Buff Brahma hen – A. Adams

Champion Duck – White Call duck – L. Taylor

Reserve Duck – Black East Indie duck – L. Tyalor

Champion Goose – Embden gander – S. Mitchell

Reserve Goose – Brown Chinese goose – L. Taylor

Champion Turkey – Bourbon Red tom – D. Chamberlain

Reserve Turkey – Bourbon Red hen – D. Chamberlain

Champion Guinea – Pearl cock – B. Taylor

Reserve Guinea – Lavender hen – B. Taylor

Champion Pigeon – Blue Bar Racing Homer hen – T. MacDonald

Reserve Pigeon – Cream Bar Flying Roller hen – T. MacDonald

Champion Game Fowl – Yellow Golden Pheasant cock – N. Taylor

Reserve Game Fowl – Wood drake – L. Taylor

Champion Junior Bantam – S.C. Rhode Island Red cock – N. Taylor

Champion Junior Waterfowl – Grey Call drake – N. Taylor

Champion Junior Pigeon – Mottled Show Tippler hen – Jk. Blaisdell

Vernie Webster Memorial Trophy (Best P.E.I. Pigeon) – Blue Bar Racing Homer hen – T. MacDonald

Peter Coles Memorial Award (Best Poultry) – Silver Pencilled Wyandotte cock – M. Watson

Reg MacLure Memorial Award (Best P.E.I. Junior Exhibit) – Grey Call drake – N. Taylor

Chester R. Moore Memorial Trophy (Best Waterfowl) – Embden gander – S. Mitchell

J. Malcolm MacKenzie Memorial Trophy (Res. Waterfowl) – White Call drake – L. Taylor

Albert J. Boswall Memorial Award (Best Rouen) – drake – A. Greene

Gerrit Loo Memorial Award (Best Heavy Waterfowl) – Embden gander – S. Mitchell

Gerald Johnstone Memorial Trophy (Best Junior Exhibit) – Grey Call drake – N. Taylor

Clarence Moore Memorial Trophy (Best American) – Silver Pencilled Wyandotte cock – M. Watson

Colbourne Clow Memorial Trophy (Best Duck) – White Call drake – L. Taylor

Doc’s Loft Trophy (Best Racing Homer) – Blue Bar hen – T. MacDonald

Glen Ryan Trophy (Best of Breed in the Largest Class) – Black Wyandotte cock – S & B Game Birds

Glen Ryan Trophy (Best Fantail) – A.O.C. cock – T. MacDonald

C & W Hobby Farm Award (Best Plymouth Rock) – Bantam White hen – A. Greene

Brian Court Award (Best Dove) – Fawn Ringneck cock – De. Keefe

James Carson Award (Best Guinea) – Pearl cock – B. Taylor

Maritime Fanciers Directory Award (Grand Champion) – Silver Pencilled Wyandotte cock – M. Watson

Charley Devine Award (Best Parti Color Std.) – Silver Pencilled Wyandotte cock – M. Watson

Quinlan & Symonds Trophy (Best Bantam Duck) – White Call drake – L. Taylor

Merle Watson Award (Best Coloured Std. Wyandotte) – Silver Pencilled cock – M. Watson

Rick Bell Award (Best True Bantam) – Grey Japanese hen – T. MacDonald

P.E.I. 4-H Council Award (Best 4-H Exhibit) – Mottled Show Tippler hen – Jk. Blaisdell

P.E.I. 4-H Council Award (Res. 4-H Exhibit) – Silver Spangled Hamburg hen – W. Trainor

 

Association Junior Awards:

Champion Bantam – S.C. Rhode Island Red cock – N. Taylor

Reserve Bantam – Black Rosecomb hen – La. Earle

Champion Duck – Grey Call drake – N. Taylor

Reserve Duck – Grey Call duck – N. Taylor

Champion Goose – Pilgrim goose – N. Taylor

Reserve Goose – Pilgrim gander – N. Taylor

Champion Pigeon – Mottled Show Tippler hen – Jk. Blaisdell

Reserve Pigeon – Mottled Show Tippler cock – Jk. Blaisdell

Class Champions

American – Silver Pencilled Wyandotte cock – M. Watson

English – Black Australorp cock – T. Bannister

Continental – Silver Spangled Hamburg cock – M. Watson

Mediterranean – S.C. Light Brown Leghorn hen – J/J MacIntyre

A.O.S.B. – Black Sumatra hen – B. Court

Modern Game – Birchen hen – A. Hamilton

Old English Game – White cock – J. Brimicombe

S.C.C.L. – White Plymouth Rock hen – A. Greene

R.C.C.L. – Black Wyandotte cock – S & B Game Birds

A.O.C.C.L. – Dark Cornish cock – J. Brimicombe

Feather Leg – Buff Brahma hen – A. Adams

Heavy Duck – Pekin drake – J. Blaisdell

Medium Duck – Cayuga duck – D. Chamberlain

Light Duck – Black Indian Runner duck – D. Chamberlain

Bantam Duck – White Call duck – L. Taylor

Heavy Goose – Embden gander – S. Mitchell

Medium Goose – Pilgrim goose – N. Taylor

Light Goose – Brown Chinese goose – L. Taylor

Reserve Class Champions

American – White Chantecler cock – A. Adams

English – Black Australorp hen – B. Waybret

Continental – Silver Spangled Hamburg hen – T. MacDonald

Mediterranean – S.C. White Leghorn hen – J/J MacIntyre

A.O.S.B. – Black Ameraucana hen – J. Wood

Modern Game – Brown Red cock – J. Brimicombe

Old English Game – Wheaten cock – M. Watson

S.C.C.L. – Grey Japanese hen – T. MacDonald

R.C.C.L. – White Wyandotte hen – M. Watson

A.O.C.C.L. – White Laced Red Cornish cock – W/C Steeves

Feather Leg – Blue Cochin hen – A. Hamilton

Heavy Duck – White Muscovy duck – D. Chamberlain

Medium Duck – Buff duck – D. Chamberlain

Light Duck – Grey Indian Runner drake – D. Chamberlain

Bantam Duck – Black East Indie duck – L. Taylor

Heavy Goose –

 

Medium Goose – Pilgrim goose – N. Taylor

Light Goose – Brown Chinese gander – L. Taylor

North American Hamburg Society Provincial Meet Awards:

Best Standard – Silver Spangled cock – M. Watson

Res. Standard – Silver Spangled hen – T. MacDonald

Best Bantam – Silver Spangled cock – J. Butler

Res. Bantam – Silver Spangled hen – W. Trainor

Cochins International Regional Meet Awards:

Best Bantam – Blue hen – A. Hamilton

Res. Bantam – Black hen – A. Hamilton

Japanese Bantam Breeders Association Provincial Meet Awards:

Best – Grey hen – T. MacDonald

Res. – Grey cock – T. MacDonald

Old English Game Bantam Club of America Provincial Meet Awards:

Best – White cock – J. Brimicombe

Res. – Wheaten cock – M. Watson

International Cornish Breeders Association Provincial Meet:

Best Bantam – Dark cock – J. Brimicombe

Res. Bantam – White Laced Red cock – W/C Steeves

American Poultry Association Provincial Meet Awards:

As listed in class champions

Judges – Paul Kroll (Chickens, Waterfowl, Turkeys, Guineas, & Game Fowl) & Steve Webter (Pigeons)

Number of birds shown – 437

NOTES OF INTEREST

-Dates:

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 5 – NEXT MEETING (Atlantic Vet College, 7:30).

September 10 – Eastern Kings Exhibition (Souris)

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

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

November 11 – 89th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Poultry Show (Toronto)

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

 

-For those who have not renewed their 2017-18 membership, this will be your last newsletter. Please send in your dues today. Send dues to Jeremy Ludyka, 194 Cornwall Rd., Cornwall, PE C0A 1H4.

-Thank You to those who donated funds toward club awards for the Spring Show.

-Thank You to all those who helped out with the Spring Show.

-Congratulations to Jeremy Ludyka who graduated from Holland College on May 19 after successfully completing the electrician course.

-A reminder that we are still looking for email addresses to forward to the Department of Agriculture to enable them to send out the newsletter electronically. Only a few people have sent their email in.

-ILT vaccine is available from Jill Wood. A reminder that when you vaccinate that your birds must be quarantined for 30 days. That means they don’t leave your premises for any reason. So time your vaccination well so it does not conflict with any shows you plan to attend.

-WELCOME to the association is extended to Darren Pettitt, Marshfield.

-WELCOME to the association is extended to Pierre Stebbins, Marshfield.

-WELCOME to the association is extended to Joseph Gosselin, Wallace Station, NS

CLOSING COMMENTS

Another Spring Show is behind us. It was a good show once again. It is always good to see a number of exhibitors from off-Island.

Hatching season for many has wrapped up. However, there are still a few with incubators on the go. By all accounts, it has been a mixed year for hatching. Some have had good luck while others have not been as fortunate.

Trevor MacDonald,

Editor

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

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