100th Anniversary Celebration in Ontario, Calif. January 29-31
The AKC will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2015 at the National Show in Ontario, Calif. Jan. 29-31! Few clubs can say they've existed for so long. We expect many exhibitors, a big King entry, lots of decorations and memorabilia, and a new member booklet to help celebrate. We have been advertising full page advertisements in the Purebred Pigeon Magazine and show premium book to help launch this. The member booklet is expected to have several new articles on how to raise and exhibit Kings, standard of perfection and other important details, and should be ready for the National show. It is created by a committee of Charles Bacon, Dennis Rogers and Larry Foos.
We are also on the cusp of finalizing our American Show King Standard of Perfection, which hasn't been done since 1989. The beautiful model of the American King has been such a challenge to breed that it took that many years to even consider changing, and the changes are not dramatic! It mostly lies in the tail angle, the position of the beak and the subtle curve of the top of the head. Our lead standard committee chair, Stu Austin, unveiled a drawing of the updated standard at the National meeting in Oklahoma City last January. It will get some adjustments from an artist rendering and prepared for final membership approval by January 2015.
The banner for the 2014 National Show in Ontario Jan. 2015
2015 Member Dues Increase
The U.S. rate for senior members is $25 starting in 2015. This is the first increase in over 20 years! Please note if you order bands, you need to be a member. The new 2015 membership and order form is available on the JOIN AKC page.
Highlights of First District Show held in Penn. Nov. 22
The First District Show was held near Waynesboro, Penn. Nov. 22 with nearly 150 Kings competing for the Champion. Larry Foos of San Diego, Calif. was the judge. George O'Hara, Kim Miller and Scott Groff (First District Director), all of Penn., were show organizers and some of the exhibitors. Gary Gates acted as show secretary. See some of the photos of the First District Show below. The Seventh District Show is the last district show before the National in Ontario, Calif. Compalete results, reports and photos of the district shows and national will be available in the March 2015 issue of the AKC bulletin.
Standing: Scott Groff (left) and Roy Breneman bringing their Kings to the judging area
Larry Foos of San Diego, Calif. Judging, while George O'Hara watches (standing)
Scott Groff (left) holds his champion King and Jim Murphy holding his Reserve Champion, First District Nov. 22
First District Champion - Grizzle Yrlg Cock #3619 (S. Groff - owner)
Reserve Champion - AOC Young Hen (J. Murphy-owner)
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
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Yrlg White Hen #2655 - National Champion Oklahoma City
AOC YOUNG COCK #1774
AOC YOUNG HEN #2606
YOUNG CHECK HEN #1062
2010 NATIONAL CHAMPION
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2011 NATIONAL CHAMPION BRED AND EXHIBITED BY VINCE MAZZARISI DIXON, ILLINOIS
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