|Posted on December 20, 2017 at 8:25 PM|
to everyone from the 'Boys of the Ole County Down'
|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
|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!
|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
|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
Winning with quality young birds !
BEST in SHOW -BEST BIRD WON!
|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
|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
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 "
|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
|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!
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
|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
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!:)
"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
|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
|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
Results as follows ;
Best Budgerigar in Show - ABS Partnership
Best Budgerigar Breeder in Show -ABS Partnership
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
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
|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!
|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
|Posted on March 25, 2017 at 5:05 PM|
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
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 !
|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
|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.
|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
|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
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
|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.