Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas From Fur and Feathers!

Do you suppose it's too late to make the "Nice List?!!"

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winners Florida Canary fanciers Bird Show

George Traveria won Grand Champion German Roller Team and many tour specials! His team not only had beautiful basic tours hollow roll, bass, and hollow bell but also had a fantastic gluck roll!! Congratulation also to Raul Bentacourt who won Champion Young Team with a different team than he won with at the National in Kansas City, this being his second win in the Amateur class, he advances to Champion class! Great Birds Raul!!

Patrick Varian, type judge, explains the placement of the type bird division winners.

Name each of the following birds. (Only winning answers will be posted.)

Winner of the Type Division exhibited by Juan Chavez, Bird Number 1

Second Place in the Type Division exhibited by Will Burdett, Number 2

Exhibited by Brian Byrne and Paul Cruse Number 3

Exhibited by Carl Biers and John Cromwell Number 4

Number 5

Number 6

Exhibited by George Traveria Number 7

Exhibited by Adrianna Gonzales Number 8

Number 9

Number 10

Best Lipochrome Exhibited by Carl Biers and John Cromwell, Lipochrome Judge Luis Talavera Number 11

Number 12

Number 13

Number 14

Number 15

Melanin Colorbred Judge, Robert Trincado Number 16

Number 17

Number 18

Number 19

Number 20

The show also had American Singers judged by Alan Gibson and Spanish Timbroes judged by Sebastian Vallelunga. Exhibitors came from not only Florida and the Carolina's but also a number came from Texas! Congratulation to the General Show Chairmen Humberto Delgado and all the officer's and section chairmen for a very successful Bird Show!

Never a dull moment when hanging around with Wilfred!!

Wonderful warm weather and numerous outdoor tables in the center of the room blocks were popular socializing spots like this one enjoyed by Les Michaczewski.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Look What's Cooking Around The Christmas Tree

My Borders are the taste testers in the aviary. If they like it, its served all around!

Quinoa (keen-wah) cooked in twice the amount of water and dash of olive oil and cooled. Add processed broccoli and bee pollen.

I slipped in the new food as they were busily eating seed.

Checking it out

What's this?

Looks harmless...

Certainly a taste won't hurt. Did she say "Eat It Or Wear It"?

What a surprise, its really good!!


After a few days, I am amazed with how smooth and glossy my birds feet have become!! Also, this year, my birds are wasting lots of seed but they eat every bite of the quinoa, broccoli and bee pollen!

I have learned that preparing the quinoa a day ahead and refrigerating it results in it swelling and being even lighter contributing to encouraging birds to clean up the last bit, if a food packs down in the dish, birds rarely eat it.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

See You In Florida This Weekend

Florida Canary Fanciers 12th Annual Show

Saturday, December 13, 2008

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Days Inn
20390 N. U.S. Highway 27 , Clermont


This is a canary show for color, type and song canaries. We are expecting about 30 teams of rollers with about 350 song birds and 300 color and type canaries. Song judging starts Friday.

Call Sara Palmer at (941) 830-8468 or email

Exhibits and Attractions

Looking forward to judging German Rollers and seeing all the birds and exhibits!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Identify These Beauties Seen At The KC National Cage Bird Show

Number 1 Best Bird In Show

Bird Number 2

Bird Number 3

Bird Number 4

Bird Number 5

Bird Number 6

Bird Number 7

Bird Number 8

Bird Number 10

Bird Number 11

Bird Number 12

Bird Number 13

Bird Number 14

Bird Number 15

Bird Number 16

Bird Number 17

First right answer will be posted. (No wrong answers will be posted.)