It's time to renew membership for 2018 to keep receiving the bulletins, access to bands and keeping informed with the Show King hobby! Find the new membership form on the Join AKC page.
Alaska Airlines Taking Pigeons by Air Cargo
Alaska Airlines will accept pigeons without the health certificate requirement, just like Delta Airlines. The Amarillo, Texas airport includes Alaska Airlines for travel to the NPA National in January. If you can't drive, consider flying your birds to attend this big show! We expect a great turnout for Kings, hoping to reach 300 in number. Learn more about the show on the Show Schedule page.
Keeping Recessive Reds and Yellows in the U.S.
With the passing of our long-time AKC member Roy Breneman in early 2017, recessive red and yellow Show Kings took a big hit in the U.S. Gary Smith also raised them but he had to stop raising Kings. One person is trying to keep the solid red and yellow color alive in the U.S.
Scott Groff, a Pennslyvania resident, decided to keep some of Roy's birds and raise those colors in 2017, and did so successfully. He wanted to keep Roy's heritage and bloodline going strong. The colors, especially red, are very popular overseas now. Thanks to Scott, he has been promoting these quality Kings and allowing others who are serious about them to acquire some to keep it going. If you're interested, contact Scott.
Recessive Red King
Jim Torrao's Champion Yearling Hen, 5th District Nov. 2017
2016 National King Show
Top Four Winners
Vancouver, Wash. Jan. 12-14, 2017
CHAMPION #9 AOC young hen owned by Larry Foos, Spring Valley, Calif.
RESERVE CHAMPION #823 white young cock owned by Bill Harrison, Escondido, Calif.
2nd RESERVE CHAMPION #2244 AOC young cock owned by Ron Zottneck, Upland, Calif.
3rd RESERVE CHAMPION #907 white old hen owned by Jim Torrao, San Pablo, Calif.
2016 National King Show Champion #9 AOC Young Hen owned by Larry Foos, Spring Valley, Calif. in conjunciton with the Vancouver, Wash. Grand National Show Jan. 12-14, 2017
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.
Kim Miller of Boiling Springs, Penn. judges a large class of white Kings with his steward and several King exhibitors watching during the 2016 Naitonal King Show at Vancouver, Wash. Jan. 12-14, 2017.
2nd/3rd/7th District Show Photos, Highland, Ill. Nov. 12, 2016
2nd Reserve Champion, #1010 Check Young Hen owned by Scott Groff, Conestoga, Penn. The reserve champion was a young white cock owned by Joe Nethorcot, Spring, Texas (not pictured).
2nd/3rd/7th District Show Champion: #637 Yearling White Cock owned by Scott Adams
Scott Adams of Litchfield, Neb. is congratulated by District Show Judge Larry Foos for winning champion of the show.
Michael Warneke of Highland, Ill. acts as show secretary as Joe Nethercot (behind, center) and Jimmy Stewart bring Kings for judging at the 2nd/3rd/7th District Show Nov. 12, 2016.
Ron Zottneck (right) next to Juan Gomez and Charlie Hall at the 2015 5th District, Ontario, CA. Ron passed away last February.
Ron Zottneck with his son at the 5th District Show 2015, Ontario, CA.
Roy (center) talking with Andrew Price at the Louisville Young King Show Oct. 29, 2016.
Roy Breneman at a King Show. He passed away January 2017. He raised Kings for more than 50 years.
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
Yrlg White Hen #2655
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
2013 NATIONAL CHAMPION BRED AND EXHIBITED BY VINCE MAZZARISI DIXON, ILLINOIS
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA GRAND NATIONAL JANUARY 2014
Dedicated to the Breeding and Exhibition of the Show King Pigeon since 1915.