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A warm welcome to British Birds in Aviculture,Learn from the experienced bird keepers/exhibitors of British birds inc. Hardbills, Softbills, Mules & Hybrids, Canaries & Related species or share your experiences with other members.
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Public Club · Last activeThe International Ornithological Association was formed in 1955 by the Roller canary fancy to enable them to contest their birds with their European neighbours. They went about this by first setting up an International body for their branch of the fancy, which they named “the Roller Canary Union”, and then formed the Association to use as a vehicle from which they could stage International shows and also compete on the world stage. Under their control, in the first ten years they staged some seven International shows here in the UK. Homepage birdThe Association remained a one bird breed organisation for a few years until it was recognised that there was a need to open it up into a multi bird breeds association so that all birds from Great Britain could compete at an International level, with the handing over to the type bird fancy, Mr Frank Draper was elected its first President and Secretary of the association as it is known today. Under his stewardship many birds were sent to International shows both here and overseas. Since its inception, birds taking part in World and International shows have always had to be close rung – as do birds belonging to a number of leading organizations here in the UK. This in the past had been a stumbling block, to get fanciers to compete with their birds at world shows, as the wearing of two rings is not allowed both here and at world show level. To overcome this problem, the association has now put in place affiliation schemes to allow both the individual fancier and Societies / Associations to participate in World and International shows. 7Recognised by DEFRA as an approved ring supplier to the fancy, the association can supply rings to fanciers covering all species of birds – including British birds. Individual membership can be made through the appropriate office, Societies / Associations can seek affiliation through the office of the General Secretary, The Association is the joint member state belonging to the COM (Confederation Ornithologique Mondiale) and covers the whole of the United Kingdom – fanciers who have residency here in the UK and her dependents states, who wish to take part in World Shows will need to take out membership of our Association to enable them to participate
Public Club · Last activeThe British Softbill Society was formed by Breeders & Exhibitors of our British Softbills and is open to all with a genuine valid interest in the lawful breeding of captive strains of our British Native Softbills The societies goals / objectives are to; Promote the British Softbill in aviculture Help its members to successfully keep, breed & show (if they wish to) all the captive bred species of our British Softbills. Hold an Annual Show where all members can meet & learn from each other Be affiliated to and actively support the British Bird Council in assisting and representing the British Bird keepers in the ongoing discussions with the government bodies to ensure the hobby gets a fair deal!
Public Club · Last activeFounded in 1970. Essentially the Council exists to promote and further the hobby of keeping, breeding and exhibiting British birds in all its aspects, and to represent the Fancy at meetings with governmental agencies such as the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Open Club · 2 members · Last activeA warm welcome to British Birds in Aviculture,Learn from the experienced bird keepers/exhibitors of British birds inc. Hardbills, Softbills, Mules & Hybrids, Canaries & Related species or share your experiences with other members. Start new topics and reply to others. like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, this is free and requires minimal information for you to sign up. Be a part of British Birds in Aviculture by signing in or creating an account today no matter what experience level you are in the hobby. Once you have registered you will be able to view and post on the forums.