The AKC Young, District and National Show Schedule is starting to shape up with details provided on the Show Schedule page. Plan to attend and/or exhibit at one or more of these shows to showcase your Show Kings and meet other King breeders. More information will be added as it becomes available. In addition, the September 2018 AKC bulletin will have more details, or contact the district director in your area.
The next King National Show will be held in conjuction with the NPA Grand National in January, 2019 at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Kings Featured in Purebred Pigeon Magazine
Long-time AKC member Charles Bacon wrote a feature article on Show Kings in the Purebred Pigeon Magazine January-February 2018 issue. It includes some history of Kings and photos of the National YBS 2017 Champion on the cover. If you don't subscribe, go to Purebred's website for more information.
A group photo of the AKC members and exhibitors at the 2018 Amarillo, Texas National.
Charles Bacon placing a King into a class at Amarillo. Foreground: Billy Cunningham.
AKC National Show at Amarillo Top Two Champions
2018 National Champion - #861 White Yrlg Hen owned by Jim Torrao
Amarillo National Reserve Champion #812 Yrlg. Cock owned by Bill Harrison
Jim Torrao (left) and Chris Schutz, 5th District Judge from Adelaide, Australia
TOP FOUR KINGS - 2018 AMARILLO NATIONAL
CHAMPION #861 White Yearling Hen owned by Jim Torrao, San Pablo, Calif.
RESERVE CHAMPION #812 White Yearling Cock owned by Bill Harrison, Escondido, Calif.
2nd RESERVE CHAMPION #3159 AOC Old Hen owned by Kim Miller, Boiling Springs, Penn.
3rd RESERVE CHAMPION #248 AOC Young Hen owned by Larry Foos, Spring Valley, Calif.
Join the AKC! Membership Benefits:
New 100-Year Anniversary Member Booklet
Access to Pedigreed NPA/AKC bands
Support from Master Breeders
Annual District Shows and National Show
Go to the Join AKC page to enroll using the membership form
Check out Facebook's Show King Group page. Use it to provide short news updates and photos of your Show King hobby.
The Judging area with Jim Murphy at Amarillo National Jan. 18-20, 2018
100th Anniversary Commemorative Flashlight and Patches Available You can still purchase the 6" oval patch with the 100th AKC Anniversary embroidery for $8 each while supplies last. We also have the annodized blue and red commemorative LED flashlights with three lines of engraving available for just $3 each (includes batteries and gift box). See a picture on the JOIN AKC page and use the order form on that page to order both items.
AOC Young Cock #1304
2014 NATIONAL CHAMPION
BRED AND EXHIBITED BY
ONTARIO, CA GRAND NATIONAL JANUARY 2015
2015 NATIONAL CHAMPION BRED AND EXHIBITED BY LARRY FOOS SPRING VALLEY, CALIFORNIA SPRINGFIELD, MASS. GRAND NATIONAL JANUARY 2016
2016 NATIONAL CHAMPION BRED AND EXHIBITED BY LARRY FOOS SPRING VALLEY, CALIF.
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON GRAND NATIONAL JANUARY 2017
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