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Seasons Greetings from the County Down Club

Posted on December 20, 2017 at 8:25 PM

                            Seasons Greetings



   to everyone from the 'Boys of the Ole County Down' 

Co Down AGM Coming Soon

Posted on November 20, 2017 at 12:20 PM

      County Down Club 2017 AGM



    Last Tuesday in November 2017



   8pm Mary St Orange Hall N,Ards



       everyone welcome to attend  



New members especially welcomed 

Job Done 598 points must be a record!

Posted on November 20, 2017 at 12:15 PM

ABS Partnership did it again yesterday in Cullybackey


 

   (hope thats how its spelt) ,in the heart of Co.Antrim



Best Breeder in Show with a Top Class Cinnamon Hen



What a hen - no judge could go past her -Outstanding!




With 598 points that just about wraps it up once again!




  What a season -week after week -North and South




Last points show of the season 598 points WOW!!!!!



              ABS Partnership Top Breeders 2017




End of another season - ABS never missed a show!!!




Congratulations to everyone from every club who took



the trouble to show a bird and support local shows.In a



sense that makes us all winners by contributing to



what can be a great hobby for everyone. LETS NOT



introduce or import anything into our society that will



disrupt the peace of 2017 or cause further division.



We should be celebrating that which unites!



Great End to ABS Season 2017

Posted on November 12, 2017 at 9:40 AM

ABS - Partnership marched on yesterday with a super win at Ballymoney.


Its a true saying "One swallow doesn't make a summer" and this was


proven yet again with ABS quality being the order of the day !



Water eventually finds its on level - quality always wins out !



                           Best in Show - Best Breeder in Show   



Another BEST in SHOW with our own home bred 2017 birds.



Another BEST BREEDER in SHOW with a new kid on the block !



A super quality Young Grey who beat all comers to be crowned the



    Best Bird in Show and Best Breeder in Show at Ballymoney 2017




Thanks to the Judge on the day who did what was right in ensuring that



the Best Bird on the day Won Best in Show and Best Breeder in Show




When this happens integrity within showing is restored and strengthened


and the thing that all exhibitors want most - "Fairness is Preserved"




  556 breeder points             556 breeder points          556 breeder points



     This must be heading for a record - at least Silver Wings Award!


 


 556 points and we are still counting 






                                          







ABS - Pull Off the Double

Posted on November 9, 2017 at 3:55 PM

   Two Weekend Shows -Two Wins



    ABS win Best Breeder in Show



        at Comber and Londonderry!



What a glorious double bumper win



     Boys were ecstatic once again



Now and again a questionable



outcome throws up a flash in the




pan ,but this was back to what ABS




does best




  Winning with quality young birds !




BEST in SHOW -BEST BIRD WON!

MEETING 24/10/17

Posted on October 22, 2017 at 10:10 AM

Meeting of County Down 24 /Oct /17




    Everybody wanted,Every Valued




Every body welcome Co.Down 8pm




Mary St Orange Hall, Newtownards




Don't feel shy -if youve an interest in




Budgies or Foriegn Birds this is the




place for you - to meet with friends




    Come and join us for the craic 



 



Craigavon Conquered

Posted on September 2, 2017 at 3:45 PM

Cinnamon Blue Hen -

                     

                            Best Hen in Show!






ABS had another great days success at the Craigavon


Club Open Show winning most of the major breeder


awards and colour awards.




The County Down men ended the day with a Best Opp


Sex in Show award for a beautifully presented 2017


Cinnamon Blue Hen.This hen also won a Best Opp


Sex Breeder in Show award. The ABS also won with


a classy Yellow Face Blue Cock taking Best Any Age


in Show.



What a bird this is - many a fanciers favourite




       A cracking day for ABS Partnership yet again!



      Northern Ireland's top Breeders and Exhibitors 




It is good to see the Craigavon Club holding firm to


sporting principles and ensuring that everyone is


welcome and that every one is free to show.This is the


way it should be - no discrimination ,no inequality and


a welcome for everyone to show their birds !







Big Bengalese Win for Desie Shaw




Desie Shaw pulled off another massive win at the


Craigavon Show to win Best Bengalese in Show



Desie has had a wonderful season already and is the


undesputed King of the Bengalese!



Well Done Desie - from all your colleagues at the best


club in the country the "ole County Down "



ABS - When Irish Eyes are smiling!

Posted on August 28, 2017 at 5:20 AM

ABS - Partneship had an outstanding day of success at



Ireland's Premier Show -The Exhibition Budgerigar



Society of Ireland Open Show in Dublin ROI 2017




The County Down men stormed the breeder classes



with an outstanding team of Quality Young 2017 Birds




What a day it was - the lads won all the Major Awards




for Young Breeder Birds 2017 - what a quality team !





That's  4 shows and 4 Best Breeder in Show Awards




with 4 different birds - ABS now have developed a pre




potent line that produces beautifully shaped breeder




birds in numbers that have the quality to win anywhere




David Boyd said at the show -"We are the only team in



Ireland who can honestly make this claim to fame




        Best Young Bird 2017 - North of the Border



        Best Young Bird 2017 - South of the Border




Great day was had by all - The County Down and I'm



sure the NIB,ZFFBS will be ecstatic celebrating the



tremendous success of their members - the ABS men"




             ABS Partnership 2017



  proud members of the 'Exhibition Budgerigar Society' 



        We wish everyone a successful show season and look forward to meeting you all soon



Hearty congratulations to the Exhibition Budgerigar



Society of Ireland on hosting a 'Great Open Show',



      with a great atmosphere where everyone was



    welcomed and valued as competitors and friends





This is the way it should be done - everyone welcome




,the best birds there to compete and no invitations




required or needed for anyone - everyone welcome!







                  ABS - Partnership - Leading the Way  



breeding top quality show winning birds from a



prepotent line that produces beautifully shaped quality



show birds that are now world renowned !



         Exporting Quality Young Birds - Worldwide




          COMING SOON TO A SHOW NEAR YOU 






Northern Ireland Premier SHow

Posted on August 19, 2017 at 3:15 PM

   Wow ,what a great show today!




NIB,ZFFBS - credit for a great show!





Congratulations to ABS Partnership for a glorious




display of quality birds in the breeder classes !




ABS dominated the breeder classes both numerically



and in sheer terms of quality young birds on display




In an unbelievable display of breeding prowess ABS




stormed the awards yet again to be crowned with




Best Breeder in Show -Best Opp Sex Breeder in Show



   This was 3 shows in a row - winning 3 Best Breeder in Show Awards



 Best Young Bird North of the Border - Best Young Bird South of Border




Three different birds - Three Best Breeder in Show !!





ABS concentrate on showing breeder birds in an



attempt to promote the hobby and make it thrive





We have 3 seperate show teams ready for action and



like Chelsea have equally good players on the bench





Well done Graham Adams ,David Boyd and new 2017



member John Smallwood - done the Co Down proud!



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Congratulation to Desie Shaw on another Great Win



with his team of top quality Bengalese in Show




Congratulations to all our loyal County Down members


      on a wonderful day for the County Down Club




Hearty congratulations to all winners on a great day for



the 'Northern Ireland' and for showing quality birds




Lets build on this success and unity of purpose and



make Northern Ireland a great place to show birds!




      All our shows should now be open to everyone



(Lets show leadership by leading the way and by ensuring  equality and


fairness for all by ensuring that every show is open to everyone and that


the best birds are welcome and on display at every one of our shows )





         Well Done To Everyone 


 


  





County Down Premier Show 2017

Posted on July 27, 2017 at 1:40 PM

 County Down Annual Open Show



 


 Sponsored  by Maze Pets Supplies

   

       


       Moira Rd Lisburn Co.Antrim


     


         

Ph Robert 07760122046 or




               

                    Maze Pets at

             


         [email protected]



   



     Suppliers of premium quality pet



 

 supplies and Garvo Specialist Seed






"We can endorse Robert and Tanya great friends of





our club.Very knowledgeable stockmen and two of the





nicest people you could ever wish to do business with"







Graham Adams Club Chairman - "we are again




indebted to  Robert and Tanya of Maze Pets Supplies




for their kind sponsorship for our 2017 show.We know




by experience that the Garvo Seed they sell is world




class  and second to non.As breeders we have swept




the boards at many shows and put much of our




success down to the fact that we use GARVO SEED"



               


               A Big Thankyou!:) 



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    "County Down Open Show 2017"

                   

         

         (Awarded NIBZFFBS Patronage - held under NIBZFFBS rules) 

   

   

   12th August Mary St Orange Hall


   

     Mary St,Newtownards Co.Down




Birds accepted from 8.30 -10.15 am


 

   Everyone welcome to stay all day


   

    Food ,fun and craic for everyone




No invitation required ,no one turned


  away, we welcome all competition! 





Family fun day for friends and family



Judges Tommy Burke (Dublin )

           

                                                     Terry Knott      (Dublin)



             David Henry    (Lisburn)



   

        Awards Presentation 2.30pm


 A warm welcome is extended to all



Once your birds are entered relax



,stay and enjoy good food/company



    Why not take time to visit one of


Northern Ireland Premier BirdShows







Massive Win Today

Posted on June 17, 2017 at 12:30 PM

    County Down Men Win Dublin!



Our most successful exhibition team



ABS Partnership had a wonderful



win in Dublin today at the largest



Irish Club Show - the BIG ONE !


         

            Exhibition Budgerigar Society of Ireland 



      Wow what a win for the boys




Best in Show - Young Grey Cock



Best Breeder in Show



Best Opposite Sex in Show



Best Opposite Sex Breeder in Show



and much, much more .....180 birds



on show with anyone able to show



no limitation or invitation - sportingly




this show has no fear of competition





   

     Representing the NIBZF&FBS




Top Northern Ireland Breeders 2016




Congratulations to ABS Partnership



             


              SIMPLY THE BEST



We done to the top men in Ireland


Messrs Adams ,Boyd ,Smallwood


   from all the at the County Down

 



COUNTY DOWN CLUB SHOW RESULTS

Posted on June 11, 2017 at 10:15 AM

We quite simply had a brilliant day out yesterday!


Thanks to so many from the Ulster and Craigavon


Club for all their support and help on the day of the


show.



Results as follows ;


Exhibition Budgerigars 


Best Budgerigar in Show - ABS Partnership


Best Budgerigar Breeder in Show -ABS Partnership





Exhibition Bengalese


Best Bengalese in Show - Des Shaw


Best Bengalese Breeder in Show -Des Shaw



Exhibition Zebra Finch


Best in Show - Kris Gilmore


Best Zebra Breeder in Show - Kris Gilmore




Congratulations to Conor Wilkinson on winning the


Best Beginner Budgerigar Breeder in Show .....and


Congratulations to Jake McCormick for winning the


Best Junior Exhibit in Show



                                 New Members


It was great to welcome new members to the club!



We had a brilliant day - great food ,great craic !



Everyone always welcome at the County Down Club






Club Meeting TUES 25th April 2017

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 4:05 PM

  Meeting 8pm Mary St Orange Hall



           Tuesday 25th April 2017



      Newtownards County Down


   

     Contact no PH 07710700804


      No invitation needed, everyone is welcome here!



New Honorary Life Member 2017

Posted on April 11, 2017 at 5:40 PM

   New Honorary Life Member 2017





It was with great pleasure that the members of the County Down


bestowed the honour of 'Life Time Honorary Membership' upon our most


successful member and NI top exhibitor ,Mr David N Boyd Esq.



Without a doubt David Boyd has been Ireland's top breeder and


exhibitor of Exhibition Budgerigars producing the very best of the best!



David has won the 'Northern Ireland Breeder of the Year Award' ,for the


last five consecutive years,winning major colour awards and sections and


was the only Northern Ireland exhibitor to win multiple ,Best in Shows, in


both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in 2014 ,2015 ,2016.




Year after year he has produced stunning quality young birds which have


dominated the young bird classes and enhanced all our shows.




As a mark of respect and a timely token of esteem the members voted to


bestow this honour to a very, very worthy winner.



David has served this club as President and Chairman.He is a man of


integrity and honour whose wisdom and leadership has helped guide the


club into the success is it today!



David is also an NI Panel Judge and a 'very ,very good breeder and


exhibitor' of world class exhibition budgerigars.



As a club we wish him well and continued success for the 2017 season 


 

Annual Club Dinner 28th March

Posted on March 25, 2017 at 5:05 PM

           Seafood Extravaganza

                 

                 at the Co.Down



All members and guests 28th March




Mary St Orange Hall Newtownards



   

     Fresh Dressed Portavogie Crab



   Trio of fresh pan fried Portavogie



Monkfish Medallions ,Brill and Hake


   

      with fresh prawns enrobed in a



delicate lightly creamed curry sauce







                     followed by


Home made Chocolate Pavlova and



Fresh Cream Triple Victoria Sponge




   8pm sharp - please bring a bottle of soft drinks etc



                this event is by Invitation Only !





County Down wishes ABS Partnership continued success

Posted on February 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM

The very successful ABS Partnership ,winners of the NI


Breeder of the Year Award 2016/17 have announced 


a new line up for the 2017 show season!


Dennis Spruce earlier in the year announced his


retirement from the Exhibition Budgerigar hobby



It gives the County Down Club great pleasure to


confirm that John Smallwood has been appointed as


the new ABS partner!


As a club we wish the ABS Partnership continued


success to fly the flag for everyone at the Co.Down



We also take this opportunity to wish every member of


the Northern Ireland every success for the 2017 



Congratulations to ABS Partnership 2017

Posted on February 11, 2017 at 10:10 AM

Congratulations to ABS Partnership on winning the


2016/2017 NI Breeder of the Year award


This is a wonderful achievement for the Co.Down !


For the last 5 years a County Down member has won


the Northern Ireland Breeder of the Year Award. 



We had a GREAT GREAT SHOW !!!

Posted on September 25, 2016 at 3:35 PM

We had a great great turnout and we thank


everyone who supported the County Down at our all inclusive club show.



There were quality birds on show with two great judges who judged fairly


and professionally - we were overwhelmed with the turnout!



Even our President Willie McChesney sent a postal entry!



The Show of 160 Foreign Birds were stunning and one lady who had never


attended a bird show prior to this one was overwhelmed with show of


foriegn birds on display. The Bengalese entry was the highest entry of


Bengalese at any Northern Ireland show in 2016.



Some outstanding  quality budgerigars were on display!



Altogether we had an entry of 249 exhibits and best of all we had a very


enjoyable day - we are sure some people with be disappointed to read this


but the County Down is jubilant -



We had a very successful show !



Thanks must go Newton and Young for a wonderful contribution and to


Graham Adams our Chief Steward for keeping things rolling!




Thanks to Tanya from Maze Pets our generous sponsors who supplied


some top quality Garvo Seed as prizes!


Best Budgerigar in Show - ABS Partnership


Best Foriegn in Show - Newton and Young


Results to follow  

Big Boyd Does It Again

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Yes its true the 'Star of the County Down' went to Dublin for the Exhibition

Budgerigar Society of Ireland, showed as a Champion and cleaned up in

style.


Best in Show, Best Opposite Sex in Show, Best Breeder in Show, Best

Any Age in Show, Best Unmoulted in Show


He even beat on Saturday the bird that went Best in Show on Sunday at

the Eire Budgerigar Club Show. Boyd's big Grey Green Cock was

unbeatable and his quality Pied Hen just blew them away.


In the breeder classes the WBO Judge Gerd Bleicher described the big

baby Cobalt Cock as exceptional.


What a day it was for the Chestnut Hill Stud - two in a row.


- Best in Show 2013 and Best in Show 2014


- Best Breeder in Show 2013 and Best Breeder in Show 2014


Northern Ireland's most successful showman just added another scalp to his belt.


RTE where there to cover the show and did an interview with David on the day. The program will be screened on this website!


Pictured is David Boyd with Judge Gerd Bleicher and Society President Tom McNulty

 

MAJOR HONOUR FOR DAVID BOYD

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM

County Down member and Northern Ireland's top winning showman David Boyd was presented for 

second consecutive year with the prestigious Northern Ireland Exhibitor of the Year Award.This

was a tremendous record of success.David Boyd is a true ,genuine enthusiast who loves the fancy

and this honour was richly deserved in recognition of the contribution David has made to the

showing of budgerigars in Northern Ireland.

David has singlehandedly raised the bar in relation to the quality of birds shown and manner in

which they are presented.

Anyone who knows David ,knows he's a perfectionist in all that he does.His birds are outstanding in

quality and he himself is a man of integrity and honour.

May I as editor of the web site on behalf of the members of the County Down by means of this post

send our congratulations to David and wish him every success in what has already been a

phenomenally successful 2013 show season.  



 


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