This is " Belle " ... she's a beautiful cinnamon pied and took best young cockatiel in show! Belle is a very friendly baby girl and just wanted to play with the judge's baton!
" Angel "
<---- Current year whiteface hen... she took first in her class
" Aspen " ----->
This stunning cinnamon whiteface pearl pied hen almost took best tiel in show... the judge had a difficult time choosing between her and a lovely cin. pearl hen.
SHOW STANDINGS FOR YEAR 2000
BFBS Baby Bird Show, June 2000:
Best in Show, 3rd Best in Show, 2nd Best Foreign Bird
Durham Young Bird Show, Aug. 2000:
Best in Show, Second Best in Show
Durham Annual Show, Sept. 2000:
Best Champion, Best Open Champion, 2nd Best Open Champion, 2nd Best Current Year Champion, 3rd Best Champion, 3rd Best Current Year Champion
Canadian Nationals - Windsor, Ontario, Oct. 2000:
Best Normal, Best Pearl, Best Pied, Best Young, 2nd Best in Show, Best Novice
BFBS Annual Show: Oct. 2000:Best Young in Show, 2nd and 3rd Best in Show
CAS Annual Show: Oct. 2000:
Best Whiteface, Best Young Pied, Best Young Pearl, Best Normal, Best Young Cockatiel, Best Young Hookbill in Show
SHOW STANDINGS FOR YEAR 2001
BFBS Baby Bird Show:2nd Best Cockatiel in Show
Montreal Parrot Association, Sept. 2001:
Best Adult Cockatiel, Best Cockatiel in Show, 2nd Best Small Parrot
Durham Avicultural Society Show, Sept. 2001:
Best Current Year Cockatiel, Best Current Year Cockatiel in Show, Best Champion Current Year Mutation Cockatiel, 2nd Best Open Champion Cockatiel, Best Open Small Parrot, Best Open Small Parrot In Show (cobalt lineolated parakeet)
Essex Kent Annual Show in Windsor, Oct. 2001:
Best Young Cockatiel in Show, Best Adult Cockatiel in Show, Best Standard Grey Cockatiel, Best Pied Cockatiel, Best Pearl Cockatiel, Best Small Parrot, Best Small Parrot in Show
BFBS Annual Show, Oct. 2001:
Best Young Cockatiel in Show, 2nd and 3rd Best Cockatiel in Show, 2nd Best Small Parrot in Show
"Sahara" Best Young cockatiel in 3 different shows in 2001
"Gunner" Best Adult Cockatiel in Show at the Windsor annual parrot show
Jane and "Gunner" BFBS Show 2001
SHOW STANDINGS FOR YEAR 2002
Durham Avicultural Society Young Bird Show, Aug. 2002:
Best Parrot In Show, Best Hookbill In Show, Best Cockatiel, 3rd Best Cockatiel
Montreal Cage Bird Show, Sept. 2002:
Best and 2nd Best Cockatiel, Best Small Parrot, Best Adult Parrot, Best Parrot In Show
Ottawa Bird Club Show, Oct. 2002:
Best Flighted Cockatiel, Best Small Parrot, Best Young Medium Parrot, Best Medium Parrot, Best Parrot in Show
Durham Avicultural Society Annual Show, Sept. 2002:
Best Open Small Parrot, 2nd Best Current Year Small Parrot, 2nd Best Current Year Medium Parrot, Best Experienced Hookbill in Show
Essex Kent Annual Show, Oct. 2002:
Best, 3rd Best and 4th Best Cockatiel in Division, Best, 2nd Best and 4th Best Parrot in Division, Best Unflighted Parrot in Division
SHOW STANDINGS FOR YEAR 2003
Budgerigar and Foreign Bird Society Young Bird Show, June 2003: 2nd Best Cockatiel, 2nd Best Other Parrot Type
SHOW STANDINGS FOR YEAR 2004
Hamilton and District Caged Bird Society: Nov. 2004:
Best Whiteface Cockatiel, Best Adult Cockatiel, Best Cockatiel in Show, Best AOV Small Parrot, Best Small Parrot in Show, 2nd Best Parrot in Show
SHOW STANDINGS FOR YEAR 2005
Essex Kent Annual Show, Windsor, Oct. 2005:
Best Cockatiel in Division, Best Lutino, Best Grey, Best Cinnamon, Best Young Whiteface, 2nd Best and 3rd Best Parrot in Division, Best Unflighted Parrot in Division, Best Small Parrot
SHOW STANDINGS FOR YEAR 2006
Durham Avicultural Show, Pickering, Sept. 2006:
Best Adult Cockatiel , Best Young Cockatiel, Best Champion Cockatiel, Best and Second Best Cockatiel in Show, Best Small Parrot, Best Young Small Parrot, Second Best Hookbill in Show
This standard green linnie took
best small parrot and second
best hookbill in show!
Best Champion Cockatiel, Best Cockatiel in Show
Best Young Cockatiel,
2nd Best Cockatiel in Show
Pics taken by my good friend Kalpesh... many thanks for these!
Hamilton and District Annual Show, Nov. 2005:
Best Adult Cockatiel in Division, Best Young Whiteface, Best Parrot in Division, Best Young Parrot in Division, Best Small Parrot in Show
Budgrigar and Foreign Bird Society Show, Richmond Hill, Sept. / Oct. 2006:
Best and 2nd best Adult Cockatiel , Best Young Cockatiel, Best Young Large Parrot, 2nd & 3rd Best Young Small Parrot, 2nd Best Hookbill in Show
This is "Winter", my lovely WF Cin. Pied out of Aspen (pics below) and Logan. He took best whiteface and best adult cockatiel.
The final Hookbill Winners bench
This lovely young lady is doing very well in her first show season... she has taken best young cockatiel in both shows she's been entered in so far. Her name is "Shadow" and she is 9 months old here.
"Lacey" a pretty cinnamon pearl hen
"Shadow" a stunning young grey hen
" Aspen" - This is Winter's mother and from Phil Feret's aviary in Washington state
" Ramses" - This handsome fellow has taken many trophies and is out of top US show birds
" Winter "
This beautiful little girl is one of my first 3 Timneh African Grey babies and she took best young large parrot
Here she is again with her 2 sisters who shared her cage on Sunday
These little cuties are lineolated parakeets. The male on the left is an adult marine (2nd best adult) although the pic does not show his turquoise colouring well and the baby on the right is a standard green who refused to perch for the judge preferring instead to stay on the bottom and dine!
Essex Kent Annual Show, Windsor, Oct. 2007:
Best Normal Adult Cockatiel, Best Normal Young Cockatiel, Best Pied Cockatiel,
2nd Best WF Cockatiel,
Best Young Cockatiel in show, Best Small Parrot in show, Best Young Large Parrot in show.
" Sable "
" Shadow "
" Dusty "
Bred at Homestead's Hatchery
This handsome fellow took best cinnamon and 2nd best cockatiel in show
Best Cockatiel - Cin. Pearl Pied Yellowcheek bred at Homestead's Hatchery
Compete for love and pride and cameradarie... for sport, and to showcase your endeavour to achieve greatness. Do it with humble abandon and only if you can be as gracious a loser as you would be a winner. Rarely do I agree with every judges' picks but am first to congratulate a fellow competitor for without them I would not have had the opportunity to succeed, learn and grow.
SHOW STANDINGS FOR YEAR 2008
THE CANADIAN NATIONALS
Budgerigar and Foreign Bird Society Show, Richmond Hill, Oct. 2008:
Best Adult Cockatiel , 2nd Best Cockatiel, 3rd Best Cockatiel, 5th Best Cockatiel, 6th Best Cockatiel, Best Cockatiel in Show, Best Whiteface Cockatiel, Best Young Large Parrot, 2nd & 3rd Best Small Parrot, 2nd Best Hookbill in Show
2nd best cockatiel "Cherish" 3rd best cockatiel "Chilaca" 10th best advanced cockatiel "Honey"
2008 Canadian Nationals
Best Young Large Parrot
Timneh African Grey
Here's the top Best In Show cockatiel "Opal" - my beautiful sex linked yellow cheek cinnamon pearl pied hen bred here at Homestead's Hatchery. She came second best parrot in the entire show after having to call in a third judge to break the tie between her and a lovely abyssinian lovebird. Beside her is the Hagen award for best cockatiel in the Nationals, donated by Mark Hagen.
SHOW STANDINGS FOR YEAR 2007
Meet "Opal", a pretty Sex Linked Yellowcheek Cinnamon Pearl Pied hen that went second best adult cockatiel.
SHOW STANDINGS FOR YEAR 2009
Durham Avicultural Show, Oshawa, Sept. 2009:
I was the hookbill judge at this show and also judged the pet bird division which was a hoot... one contestant who entered her 2 moluccan cockatoos in the adult entertainment division conducted a wedding ceremony with the 2 birds, costumes and all!
Essex Kent Annual Show, Oct. 2009:The Eastern Canadian Classic
Best, 2nd Best and 3rd Best Cockatiel, Best Small Parrot, Best Unflighted (Young) Large Parrot, BEST HOOKBILL IN SHOW !
Best Cockatiel - Standard Grey Male "Kal"
2nd Best - Whiteface Grey Hen "Chilaca"
3rd Best - Whiteface Pearl Pied Hen "Aspen"
Best Young Large Parrot
Congo African Grey
Pat's checking out the parrots...
U.S. Grand Champion "Chilaca"
180 gr. Pam Thompson Pearl Hen
SHOW STANDINGS FOR YEAR 2010
Montreal - AEOM Exhibition
I was invited to judge the hookbill parrots this year at the AEOM Parrot Show and Exhibition in Montreal, Sept 25th-26th. I was very impressed with the variety, conformation and condition of the parrots entered. There was everything from tiny american and english budgies to some beautiful rosellas, kakarikis, conures, bourkes, quakers, lovebirds, alexandrines... to name but a few. There were even 2 white eyed conures, the owner of which has the first breeding award for this species in Canada! It was a wonderful opportunity to encourage new exhibitors and to pass along some tips while evaluating each parrot. My thanks to Jocelyn who ran tirelessly throughout the show and the many, many hours and days she devoted to getting the show in order. Only those of us who have done this can appreciate what she accomplished. I hope many members will get involved next year as a club is only as good as the members that participate! Thanks also to my good friend Pam who acted as my secretary and Susan who stewarded for me.
Best Parrot in Show
A lovely pale-headed rosella
Best Parrot in Show
White eyed conures -
First breeding in Canada!
Proud owner Susan and her Best in show pale-headed rosella