Paramyxovirus Vaccine Available; Critical for Show Preparation
Two things that seem to be going against the pigeon hobby – outbreak of incurable strains of paramyxo disease the past couple of years and laws that make the sale of the vaccine unavailable. Not good news, especially in the wake of the spread of some strain of the disease throughout the U.S. last year during the winter.
While most pigeon suppliers no longer carry the critical vaccine, offering unproven supplement alternatives, one pigeon breeder and owner of a bird supply store based on the East Coast has found a way to make the vaccine available to everyone in the U.S. Read Larry Foos' article on the Article's Pageto learn more. The article also covers Larry's recommendation for ridding of your pigeons' feather lice and mites.
Be sure to prepare your birds to not fall victim of this uncurable PM disease!
National Show and Shipping by Air Cargo News
Check out the Show Schedule page to see the latest details of the King shows this fall, including the National Show in Amarillo, Texas in January. The 2017 National King show will be in conjunction of the NPA Grand National show in Amarillo, Texas on Jan. 18-20, 2018. This show is expected to be much larger and many are already planning to attend! There are individuals organizing trucks and trailers to haul our Kings to the Texas National, and expect one of the better King shows in recent years.
Delta Cargo provides service to ship pigeons to various airports. Formerly Pets First, they no longer offer excessive luggage with passenger service for animals. Go to the Show Schedule page to get updated info for Amarillo, Texas.
PMV vaccine kit from U.S. retailer
Champion Grizzle Yrlg. Hen, National Vancouver 2017. Owned by Dennis Rogers
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
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