John Kotsoros received the Scannell Award at the National Cage Bird Show. Courtesy BIRD TALK staff
The 59th Annual National Cage Bird Show (NCBS) was held at the Holiday Inn Denver International Airport hotel in Denver, Colorado.
As the largest U.S. bird show, NCBS has categories for nearly every type of canary and finch, as well parrots and softbills. Judges fly in from around the world, and bird breeders whose birds receive a spot on the top bench receive bragging rights and heightened interest in their stock.
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Yelena Roslaya won the first poster contest. Her design was featured on the official National Cage Bird Show Poster.
Higgins Premium Pet Foods sponsors the event, which included the first youth poster contest. Fifteen-year-old Yelena Roslaya designed the winning image that was displayed on this year’s NCBS poster.
Each division winner receives a Higgins’ trophy and a cash award. Higgins has been involved with NCBS for nearly three decades and its main sponsor since 2002.
The following 2007 NCBS winners took home awards:
SCANNELL Winner: John Kotsoros
Division 1 – Borders: Paul Dee
Division 2 – Glosters: Regina McCarthy
Division 3 – Type Canaries: John Kotsoros
Division 4 – Old Varieties: Mac Saede
Division 5 – Hartz: Robert Wild
Division 6 – Fifes: Nick & John Djakov
Division 7 – Liprochrome Colorbred: Albert & Hazel Silva
Division 8 – Melanin-Classic Colorbred: Fred & Claudio Gatto
Division 9 – Melanin-New Color Colorbred: Albert & Hazel Silva
Division 10 – Finches & Softbills: Lisa Murphy
Division 11 – Parrots: Gary Morgan
Division 12 – Lovebirds (Rare/Eye-rings): David & Mary Bopp
Division 13 – Lovebirds (Peach-faced): Jim Munis
Division 14 – Cockatiels: Kathy Short
Division 15 – American Singer:
(Left to Right) Amanda Leahy, Yelena Roslaya and Austin Johnson received awards in the Youth Division (Div 19). Courtesy BIRD TALK staff
Allan GibsonDivision 16 – Rollers:
Doyle JohnsonDivision 17 – Spanish Timbrado:
Vreg MatevosianDivision 18 – Waterslager:
Division 19 – Youth Division Winners:
1st – Amanda Leahy (gloster canary)
2nd – Austin Johnson (peach-faced lovebird)
3rd – Amanda Leahy (Stafford canary)
4th – Yelena Roslaya (fife canary)
For complete information, visit www.ncbs.org.
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