100th Anniversary Celebration in Ontario January 2015
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.
Top Four Show Kings of 2013 Oklahoma City National, January 16-18, 2014 #1 Champion: #2655 Yrlg White Hen owned by Vince Mazzarisi
#2 Reserve Champion: #529 Young White Hen owned by Bill Harrison
#3 2nd Reserve Champion: #1210 Young White Cock owned by Bill Cunningham
#4 3rd Reserve & Champion Check: #730 Young Red Check Cock owned by Larry Foos
Vince Mazzarisi holding his champion white and is congratulated by Jim Murphy (judge) at Oklahoma City National
Exhibitors and members of the American King Club watch Jim Murphy judge the parade of champions at Oklahoma City National, January 17, 2014
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New Members Packet
Access to pedigreed NPA/AKC bands
Great hospitality and master breeder support
Five district shows annually
New members welcomed!
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Poland's National Pigeon Exhibition Features Show Kings AKC Member and Polish resident Andrzej Rozek is featured in an article with photos of Show Kings he bought from California AKC breeders. Click here
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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
BRED AND EXHIBITED BY
SAN DIEGO GRAND NATIONAL JANUARY 2011
2012 NATIONAL CHAMPION BRED AND EXHIBITED BY VINCE MAZZARISI DIXON, ILLINOIS VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON GRAND NATIONAL JANUARY 2013
2011 NATIONAL CHAMPION BRED AND EXHIBITED BY VINCE MAZZARISI DIXON, ILLINOIS
LAKELAND, FLORIDA GRAND NATIONAL JANUARY 2012
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