LCA Member Danny Higgins from Ashford in Kent had his entire stud of Lizard Canaries stolen last night. Danny had most of them rung with the Ring number LCA 250. If anyone comes across Lizards for sale with the ring number LCA 250 please email email@example.com and I will pass on your information.
- Created on Tuesday, 04 October 2016 09:08
NORFOLK HAS BECOME a base for two new canary clubs: the Breckland London Fancy Canary Club and Breckland Cinnamon Lizard Canary Club.
Instigated by Bernard Howlett – the UK’s leading advocate of the new London fancy – the two clubs will host annual members’ shows, details of which are yet to be confirmed.
In 2015, Mr Howlett helped the New London Fancy Canary Club put on a show in its own right at the National Exhibition (NE). The aim was to stage more London fancies at the show than at any time in the bird’s history. And the record, which stood at 33 (staged in 1897), was broken when 36 birds were benched.
Mr Howlett told Cage & Aviary Birds: “Due to the fact that this variety is doing so well in the UK, and was established in East Anglia, the time is right to have a local club for it, as well as a national one.
“Quite a few local fanciers have indicated their interest in the London fancy. I hope this is a trend and that clubs will eventually be set up elsewhere in these islands. If this happens, the variety will continue to flourish and improve.”
Both clubs are in their infancy, but Mr Howlett is already pushing to stage cinnamon Lizards at the NE for 2017. He explained: “I have wanted to set up such a club for the cinnamon Lizard for some time, after one was bred in my area a few years ago.
“In 2015, another cinnamon Lizard appeared in the stud of an Essex breeder, quite by accident. This individual was shown at the South East Ipswich CBS open show and caused a great deal of interest.
“Later that year, I was able to obtain a bird from the breeder and have bred young from it. I think the cinnamon Lizard will do well as the years tick by. I foresee a lot of interest in it and hope to show some at the NE next year.”
● Interested in either club? Tel: 01359 221 245.