Our spring colour breeder should now of been delivered to fully paid up CCBA 2017 members. If you have not received yours and you believe you should have then please contact Gary Lewis.
In the Spring colour breeder there will be promotional code for a Cage & Aviary Birds offer of 4 issues for £1.
Join up today via our web shop to qualify for this and many other great benefits with our membership.
Note: Any member who applies will have their membership checked before the offer is enacted.
The CCBA are delighted that Roberto Scurati has confirmed his attendance at the All Color Show 2017. Roberto will again be offering our members the choice on a wide range of Coloured Canaries of all colours and most mutations.
CAGE BIRD SOCIETIES are to benefit from a new scheme, which aims to increase coloured canary entries at shows while giving trainee judges experience. The CCBA are offering free patronage and 50% of judge’s expenses to any CBS that books a CCBA trainee judge, the judge needs to live within a 60mile radius from the CBS show. The deal includes free 2 rosette patronage for up to a potential 50 birds and 4 rosette patronages for a potential 51-100 birds.Our President Geoff Walker has said “ It’s the CCBA’s job to ensure that all of our judges are well-trained, monitored and constantly educated on Changes to standards, recognising and evaluating new mutations, etc.,”“Most of this work can be done in house, but there is no substitute for the experience of placing awards at live events. Unfortunately, some CBS secretaries look at the numbers of birds benched historically and use this to base their judgement when inviting judges to officiate. Too often, coloured canaries are placed by judges of other varieties. “By providing this scheme, the CCBA will gain from the experience offered to our trainees and we hope, certainly over a few years, that the CBS events will increase their entries by attracting exhibitors.
The computer owned by the association has developed a fault and is currently with a technical repair team. Any member awaiting a response from Gary by email , or indeed those who may have placed orders via the web shop will understand why no response has been received. We hope to have the situation rectified in the very near future.
Monday, April 4, 2016 5:51:19 PM
East meets West – The CCBA’s 2 midlands zones are pleased to announce they are going to be working together staging a joint Young Stock Show. The show will be on Sunday October the 2nd at :
The Village Hall
The Midlands YSS will be in conjunction with the judges convention to offer everyone a unique event. The Midlands YSS also wants to offer its members something different to the norm that is currently on offer so we are going to be putting on 9 major awards:
Best Red Lipochrome + Rosette and Reserve rosette
Best Yellow Lipochrome + Rosette and Reserve rosette
Best White Lipochrome + Rosette and Reserve rosette
Best Mosaic Lipochrome + Rosette and Reserve rosette
Best Red Melanin + Rosette and Reserve rosette
Best Yellow Melanin + Rosette and Reserve rosette
Best White Melanin + Rosette and Reserve rosette
Best Mosaic Melanin + Rosette and Reserve rosette
Best Junior exhibit + Rosette
Full show details including judges and schedule will be available from August the 1st, last show seasons East & West Midlands members will receive a schedule in the post, anybody else that would like one then please contact Paul Bright 07802 489586 , .Thursday, March 17, 2016 11:18:40 AM
A number of members may receive an addressed envelope minus the Colour Breeder magazine. This regrettable state of affairs is the responsibility of the printer whom we employ to carry out this job. They have accepted full responsibility and have offered their sincere apologies Please contact Gary Lewis and he will send you a copy by return should this have happened to you.
Sunday, March 6, 2016 4:33:34 PM
“Libby Harrison from Retford Poultry Partnership Ltd has confirmed that she will be attending the ACS 2016 again on the Sunday only. Libby will be there offering free advice and support on bird healthcare and will also be bringing a small range of products and other services like bird swab testing for our members. We have had lots of positive feedback from our members after Libby’s visit last year and we are pleased to welcome her back.”
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 10:30:42 AM
The CCBA committee are pleased to announce the confirmed attendance of Roberto Scurati at the
Mike Vokes Commemorative All Colour Show 2016. Roberto Scurati is a well-known Italian breeder & exhibitor
and we are delighted he has asked to attend our show this year as his first visit to the UK. Roberto will be attending
with his trade stand to offer our members a wide range of mutations & colours you would only normally see in large quantities when in Europe.
We at the CCBA understand that not all of our members are able to travel abroad and have the opportunity to buy
some of the mutations they may desire. The committee believe that by offering our members the opportunity to view
and have the choice to purchase if they so wish that this will only enhance the coloured canary fancy in the UK.
Friday, February 19, 2016 1:58:55 PM
The Committee are pleased to announce that they have now booked the venue for the “Mike Vokes Commemorative” All Colour Show 2016.
The show will be held on November the 12th & 13th at,
North Warwickshire and Hinckley College
The committee considered and visited 5 different venues, we believe this venue offered us the best facilities and value for money. Birds can only be booked in on the Saturday morning although members who wish to travel to the venue on the Friday night can leave boxed birds in the hall between 17:30Hrs - 19:00Hrs , this may be of relevance when considering accommodation.
In terms of accommodation there is The Chase hotel within walking distance on the boundary of the campus, there are also many more with Coventry and Leicester nearby.
Further information and full show details will be in the schedule posted out in the autumn Colour Breeder.
We hope this will now end some of the uncertainty around the All Colour Show and we can all look forward to a successful breeding & show season ahead.
Thursday 11th February 2016 18.45 hrs
The function of the CCBA committee is to try and offer the best range of products, services and general assistance to allow members to make the most of their hobby. No one member will probably avail themselves of everything, but they must be given choice. This committee is also well aware that we cannot ever please everyone.
More and more members have taken to visiting overseas shows to acquaint themselves with the beauty of the many variations of mutations both in lipochrome and melanin varieties. The 3 big shows that are most visited are the VvNK show, now held at Leuven, The Golden Ring Show at Roselare, and although numbers of visitors are still small much interest is being made in the biggest of them all, the show held at Reggio Emelia in Italy. This show attracts all the top breeders from Europe and regularly presents over 11000 coloured canaries.
The Avon Zone have changed their show date so as not to clash with the VvNK event, thus allowing interested parties to attend both shows. I have been told that Home Counties are considering changing their date so as to not clash with the Golden Ring. For the last few years the Reggio show moved from their regular date to week 47, but are reverting to week 46 this year. This of course then clashes with the date that has been used for the ACS in recent years and means that no one can support both events. An unwelcome off shoot is that as all the top judges in Europe visit the event, the chances of us attracting any to adjudicate at our show diminishes. Large numbers of exhibitors have expressed their delight when we have engaged overseas judges before, and occasionally we would want to continue the trend.
Because the weeks surrounding the ACS were filled by zone shows , there was not an easy way to make changes for people who wanted to attend both events.
Whilst at the World Show last month I was approached by Glemet and Hery who had agreed to judge our show this year and told that they had not realised that Reggio had moved dates. In consequence they would not be attending. Although an irritation this was not a major problem, in that I discussed our dilemma with the President of the Belgian judges, who told me if necessary he could find us replacements.
We had heard a week or so before that the Sussex Zone had followed Yorkshire in disbanding, which is bad news. It did however open up week 45 as a potential date for the ACS to move to.
Before any discussions took place within the committee on week changes we received a letter from the new business manager at the John Willmot school advising us that the verbal reservation made for this year’s show was being cancelled, but we could re apply but with the cost of the reservation increasing three fold.
The ACS has run at a heavy loss for the last few years, and whilst we are discussing what will happen this year .( no firm decisions will be taken before the July committee meeting) any measures we bring in will at best head us nearer to break even and the proposed increase in costs would send us backwards again. A suggestion made on social media was that the CCBA should not be a profit making organisation. I agree, but neither can we continue to run at huge losses or the Association will cease to exist.
As a precaution the Publicity Officer warned zone secretaries that we might need to change both date and venue for this year’s ACS. This was repeated on the website, and social media. The object being to ask zones not to make any moves until we had agreed on best action. The decision was made to make the date change at the committee meeting held last weekend. This will allow those who want to visit both the ACS and Reggio to do so. Inevitably this will not be welcomed in some quarters. Our job however is to attend to the wishes of our members and whilst regrettable, should we cause problems elsewhere then I am afraid that will happen.
There have, I am told been scurrilous suggestions on social media that the changes were being made to accommodate some committee members. I so wish this was true. Any doubts that I personally might have had about the date change would have instantly disappeared. Unlike those who do nothing other than try to make mischief, every one of the committee members contributes tremendously to the Association and give up a huge amount of time every week to try and make a difference for everyone. It is they who rarely get to see and enjoy the ACS because they are constantly working, and if anything can be done to allow them to enjoy the hobby further, then I certainly will do everything in my power to see that it happens. Now if that is not acceptable to some then no doubt we shall see a large number of nominations for the committee so that they can come into the fold and replace the current team.
We are currently looking at a number of venues to hold the show. One has been visited, others will be next week, and if we quickly get other suggestions we will follow them up as well.
When we have something of importance to tell members then we will do so. The ridiculous second guessing , name calling and general rubbish being placed on social media, will neither make the process any quicker nor draw comments from the committee.
Any constructive suggestions are of course most welcome and can be sent to me or any other member of the committee.
Be assured the committee are committed to provide the best service possible and to serve up an excellent ACS, and we will continue with this aim.
G. B. R. Walker
Monday, February 8, 2016 3:07:39 PM
As part of ongoing discussions with John Wilmott School the CCBA have had to review the ACS date and venue, taking into consideration all other events the CCBA committee have decided to move the ACS show weekend to week 45 which will be the 12th & 13th of November 2016.Further details will be released once the venue is confirmed.
As members will have noticed in the accounts published in the colour breeder the ACS has been running at a significant loss in recent years. The CCBA committee have reviewed all aspects of the costs of the exhibition which will be fully explained in Colour Breeder and inconsequence the status of a free show can no longer be sustained.
Monday, February 8, 2016 2:07:36 PM
The CCBA has with immediate effect lowered the price of Carophyll RED to £ 17.50 per 100gr and £ 9.00 for 50 grMonday, January 25, 2016 8:14:37 AMThe CCBA committee are currently in discussions with John Wilmott School in regards to booking the ACS 2016,until all details including date & venue are confirmed by the committee we advise members not to book any accommodation.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 9:42:11 PM
East Midlands Zone news, Mick & Sue Wilton and Dave Cramp are standing down from the East Midlands zone committee after over 20yrs. Everybody connected to the East Midlands zone would like to thank all of them for their hard work and dedication at keeping the zone going. The zone will continue under a new committee as we look to carry on the good work by Mick, Sue & Dave. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 9:07:06 AM
Free Patronage & Judges expenses for CBS shows..!
CAGE BIRD SOCIETIES are to benefit from a new scheme, which aims to increase coloured canary entries at shows while giving trainee judges experience. The CCBA are offering free patronage and 50% of judges expenses to any CBS that books a CCBA trainee judge, the judge needs to live within a 60mile radius from the CBS show. The deal includes free 2 rosette patronage for up to a potential 50 birds and 4 rosette patronage for a potential 51-100 birds.
Our acting chairman Geoff Walker has said “ It’s the CCBA’s job to ensure that all of our judges are well-trained, monitored and constantly educated on Changes to standards, recognising and evaluating new mutations, etc.,”
“Most of this work can be done in house, but there is no substitute for the experience of placing awards atlive events. Unfortunately, some CBS secretaries look at the numbers of birds benched historically and use this to base their judgement when inviting judges toofficiate. Too often, coloured canaries are placed byjudges of other varieties. “By providing this scheme, the CCBA will gain from the experience offered to our trainees and we hope, certainly over a few years, that the CBS events will increase their entries by attracting exhibitors who will not show their birds under a type canary judge.”
Interested CBS secretaries should contact show patronage secretary Dave Cramp 01509 558 873Wednesday, January 6, 2016 9:11:27 AM
The CCBA I would like to inform you that Simon Meredith has agreed to join us in the role of Chair of the Judges Convention, once up to speed he will chair his first convention at the end of March. I am sure everyone will wish him well in his new very important position.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 7:17:25 PM
Congratulations are going to Rob Braddock passing his exam from Foundation to Intermediate Judge.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 7:17:47 PM
Jean-Paul Glemet and Patrice Hery from France have accepted a request for them to judge at the 2016 ACS.
Golden Ring results 2015:
Ralph Tiah Bronze Mosaic Red Agate Hen
Chris Hope Silver Red Black Cobalt
Tony Hutchinson Silver and Bronze Mosaic Red Brown Pastel Cocks
Steve Lines Gold Mosaic Red Agate Opal both cock and hen classes
Gold Mosaic Yellow Brown Opal
Silver Mosaic Yellow Isabel Satinette cock
Bronze Mosaic Yellow Agate Topaz Cock
Chris Driver Gold Intensive Yellow Lipochrome White Wings
Gold, Silver and Bronze Non Intensive Yellow Lipochrome White Wings
George Dial Gold Non Intensive Yellow Isabel Satinette
Colin Patterson Gold Mosaic Yellow Black Cobalt Hen
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 8:38:35 AM
Congratulations also go to Joe Coakley with his 2 x Gold and 1 x Silver with his Intensive / non intensive Red Ivory Black Opals, Geoff Walker with his 1 x Gold for his Recesive White Agate, Steve Lines with his 1 x Bronze for his Mosaic Yellow Isabel Satinette. at the VVNK in Leuven, Belgium.
Monday, November 9, 2015 8:48:22 AM
Congratulations go to Chris Driver who secured 1 x GOLD and 1 x Silver with his Yellow White wings at the VVNK in Leuven, Belgium.Monday 2nd November 2015From CCBA General SecretaryRenewal of membership will only be taken on Saturday 14th November, it would be of great help if members renewing their membership could have the correct monies on the day.I will require your membership number when renewing membership
Sunday, October 4, 2015 8:30:13 PM
It is with regret that Mike Vokes will be stepping down from the role of CCBA treasurer on or before the AGM this year , and therefore we now have this very important vacancy on the committee . We are looking for a member who is willing to become an active member of the committee who has some book keeping knowledge.Please could any applicants or possibly interested members please contact John Cole or Rob Braddock for further discussion Thursday, August 27, 2015 3:21:46 PM
In August Mr John Arthur , a member of the CCBA of Victoria Australia , visited the bird rooms of Geoff Walker . During his visit John presented the CCBA with four diplomas which he has asked to be presented at our ACS , he has asked that they be presented for , Best Lipochrome exhibit , Best Black or Brown , Best Agate or Isabel , Best Melanin. The CCBA have reciprocated the patronage with them sending John back with four rosettes . "
The CCBA would also like to thank Geoff for taking his time with making the arrangements and hosting John Arthur
Sunday, July 19, 2015 10:17:02 AM
If there are any members available to steward at the National Show at Stafford on Sunday 11th October please contactPaul Bright 07802 489586 .
It has been decided that in 2016 there will be a final cut off date for ordering Coded Rings of 30th April, members are encouraged to order sufficient stocks prior to this date. Normal sequential rings are unaffected and will be available throughout the season. Monday, April 6, 2015 8:14:27 PM
" Due to health reasons Mr Neville Gaunt has requested to step down from the committee of the CCBA with immediate effect . Neville has been an active member of the CCBA for many years and it is with sadness that the committee have had to accept his request . Paul Bright will be acting chairman in the interim period until the new chairman is elected ."
Also it was decided by the committee that this years 43rd ACS , will be known as the "Charles Woolley Commemorative Show" Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:21:10 PM
The following was omitted from the last edition of the colour breeder, Peter Finn will be Show Manager for the CCBA all colour show, assistedby Gary LewisTuesday, February 24, 2015 11:03:31 AM
At the committee meeting of 21.02.2015 it has been agreed that the use of tubular drinkers will be an OPTION at the ACS for 2015 and 2016 . The actual type/supplier of tubular drinker will be finalised at the July committee meeting .
Zone shows will continue with D drinkers , with the option of putting on tubes after judging is complete.
Friday, January 23, 2015 12:12:26 PM
Breeding Register for up to 32 pairs now back in stock
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 11:11:07 AM
WEST MIDLANDS ZONE – 2015
PRESIDENT - BRIAN HOMER
CHAIRMAN – ROY WARMER
SECRETARY – PAUL BRIGHT 01746 769178 email@example.com
TREASURER – PAUL BRIGHT
SHOW SECRETARY – BRIAN HOMER
MEETINGS TAKE PLACE AT , QUARRY BANK COMMUNITY CENTRE , SHEFFIELD STREET , QUARRY BANK , DY5 1EA .
2015 MEETING DATES , FEBRUARY 21ST , MARCH 21ST , MAY 16TH , JUNE 20TH , JULY 18TH , AUGUST 15TH , SEPTEMBER 19TH , NOVEMBER 21ST . ALWAYS A 2:30PM START .
SUBSCRIPTIONS , £10 INDIVIDUAL , £15 PARTNERSHIP , JUNIORS FREE .
ZONE SHOW SUNDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2015 .
Monday, November 3, 2014 12:42:49 PM
Just arrived back from VVNK show in Leuven, We would like to congratulate Cris Driver with winning 2 Gold with Lipochrome yellow intensive white wing and lipochrome yellow ivory white wingWednesday, October 22, 2014 1:10:27 PMAt the CPSNE show held at Emines Belgium 4/5th Oct. The following had success:
Ian Rogers Gold Mosaic Red Agate Opal hen
Silver Mosaic Yellow Isabel Satinette Hen
Gold Mosaic Yellow Isabel Satinette Cock-This bird was also awarded a Special Award given by the French Judges Convention
Silver Mosaic Yellow Isabel Satinette Cock
Steve Lines Gold Mosaic Red Agate Opal cock
Bronze Mosaic Yellow Isabel Satinette hen
George Philpot Gold Red Ivory Brown Phaeo
Silver White Brown Phaeo Hen
Chris Hope Bronze Non Intensive Red Isabel
Monday, September 22, 2014 11:50:46 AM
Due to circumstances beyond Yorkshire Zone control we have had to change the date of the Yorkshire Zone Show from 26th October 2014 to SUNDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2014. We hope that this does not inconvenience you and that you will still be able to enter your birds with us.
We are now able to confirm that the judge for this show will be ALAN MASON. Schedules will be sent out very shortly to previous exhibitors and those that request one by phone or e-mail.Monday, August 11, 2014 3:15:39 PM
CCBA car sticker is now available for sale the Price is £ 1.50 this includes P & P (picture to follow soon)Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:06:15 PM
Hi everyone, if you haven't yet done it, you need to apply for Zone patronage
. I will be ordering rosettes shortly so need to have figures for rosettes needed. I just need judges name(s), date of show and total of rosettes required. You can message me on the forum or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:15:50 AM
The committee has decided that the price for Carophyll Red and Ring prices will not be increased for 2015 breeding season despite slight increase by supplier Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:09:01 AM
We have soon available 2015 C.C.B.A Calender.Prices would be:Purchased at CCBA show £ 3.00 ( Stafford or Birmingham )Purchased in web shop £ 6.00 (posted UK), £ 7.00 (posted Europe), £8.50 (rest of World)
Monday, May 5, 2014 9:44:34 PM
Committee meeting13th July 2014, Time 10.30 at the Reading Room, Turnpike Road, Husborne Crawley BedfordshireWednesday, April 30, 2014 12:52:42 PM
Judges Convention28th September 2014, Time 10.30 at the Reading Room, Turnpike Road, Husborne Crawley Bedfordshireit would be greatly appreciated if all judges could attend
Friday, April 11, 2014 7:19:54 PM
SECURITY WARNING Exhibition Bird Warning
During the last 2 years there has been an ever developing series of small bird species thefts where thieves are targeting the breeders of quality exhibition Canaries, Budgerigars and Finches in recent months and weeks the pattern continues with over 40 separate burglaries comprising of hundreds of birds valued at many thousands of pounds.
The perpetrators are targeting Counties and areas in turn, mainly in the midlands and the South. They are getting clean away as there is generally a lack of security or they are bypassing any alarms the come across. They are researching the premises and come equipped to transport the birds away. They are most selective and know the
best stock to steal. The most recent thefts have been in Milton Keynes, Southampton, Woking, Margate
and Tonbridge Well.
Please bring this on-going series of thefts to our members to be particularly vigilant at this time and report any
suspicious incidents to:
John Hayward, National Theft Register, Tel: 01869-325699, Email email@example.com, Feb 2014