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Eye On The Birdie

Coverage from the 59th annual National Cage Bird Show.

Judging at the National Cage Bird Show, sponsored by Higgins Premium Pet Foods, kicked off at 8am today, with each specialty judge lending a discerning eye to birds ranging from finches, canaries, budgies, lovebirds, cockatiels to Indian ringnecks, cockatoos and macaws.

Canaries
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Judge Patrick Varian runs a keen eye over the Gloster competitors this weekend at the National Cage Bird Show, sponsored by Higgins Premium Pet Foods. Varian was born in Ireland and moved to the United States in 1964. He became a sanctioned judge with the National Gloster Club and the North American Border Club in 1982. Courtesy Crystal Apilado

Cockatiels
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Everyone loves the cockatiel, and these show cockatiels are the best of the best. Cockatiel Judge Wendy Lomas has the hard job of picking a perfect cockatiel at this year’s National Cage Bird Show, sponsored by Higgins Premium Pet Foods. Lomas started judging on Friday, November 16th. She attained her judging status in the National Cockatiel Society in 1995. Courtesy Crystal Apilado
Macaws
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Judge Roland Dubuc shares his expertise with the crowd as he judges the Parrot division at the National Cage Bird Show, sponsored by Higgins Premium Pet Foods, held in Denver, Colorado this weekend. Dubuc is a panel judge for lovebirds with the American Lovebird Society and parrots with the North American Parrot Society, but he also won six prestigious Kellog/Higgins trophies. Courtesy Crystal Apilado

Yellow canaries
Canaries waiting to be judged at the 2007 National Cage Bird Show in Denver, Colorado. Photo courtesy of Bird Talk staff.

Best in Show and Best Song Bird
The Scannell Award for Best in Show and the Award for Best Song Bird in Show at the 59th Annual National Cage Bird Show, sponsored by Higgins Premium Pet Foods. Photo courtesy of Bird Talk staff.

Roland Dubuc
Judge Roland Dubuc judging lineolated parakeets. Photo courtesy of Bird Talk staff.


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It sounds like so much fun!
JoJo, Cedar Falls, IA
Posted: 12/9/2008 4:39:39 PM
nice pics
stephanie, no smithfield, RI
Posted: 3/31/2008 9:26:47 AM
Nice, I wish I could have gone.
Mary Lou Pazik, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2/5/2008 2:13:20 PM
I still think those canarries are cute :-)
Thomas, Morris, NY
Posted: 11/20/2007 3:45:17 PM
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