Standard Revision Committtee Report from Rick Barker
The Standard Revision Commi ee has been acve in discussing possible changes to the Standard drawing. Our current drawing is at least 20 years old and there are some that believe a few modificaons are needed. Some sugges ons are placement of leg, slight increase in leg length, rounder underline and having the height increased ¼” to ½”. All of this is sll under discussion and we hope to have a preliminary drawing or drawings for members to review in the next few months. We have reviewed drawings from Ray Coursey, Patrick Laval and Mike Walters.
A proposal was submi ed by Brad Wilcox regarding the color of Magnani. Currently, the color descripon in our Standard is somewhat ambiguous. We now have the wording “Any Pigment, T‐Pa ern, Almond factor” as the descripon. Yet, the classic bronze Almond is recognized as the preferred color. Therefore, the Commi ee suggests the following proposal to be discussed at the Annual meeng and voted on later by the membership.
Magnani Blue Pigment, T‐Pa ern and Bronze Tri, Almond factor
We have included the Bronze Tri since many fanciers use the Tri to get the proper 3 color break. All other colors of Magnani should be shown in the NCC class. For example, this may include Brown Pigment, Tri or T‐Pa ern, Almond Factor.
I polled a number of Magnani breeders about the color, those that had available e‐mail addresses and had shown
Mags in the 2008 show season. Most agreed that the Mags should have 3 color break and those that don’t
should be leat
home. Those Mags other than typical
Bronze or Bronze Tri (Blue family) with break should not
be allowed in the class. They go to the NCC category. Thanks to those that responded, especially Frank Estabrook for his contribuon on descripon.
Certificate Chairman Report
From Denny Meyers President Mitosinka recently inquired as to whether or not it would be possible to publish a list of the top Champion Cerfi cate winners the same way we do with the Challenge Cerfi cate winners. We agreed that this was a good idea and could easily be done. In our club we have always listed the top 40 in Challenge Cerfi cates winners but since the totals for Champion Cerfi cates are so much smaller I have decided to limit the Champion Cerfi cate list to the top 10 winners and you will find them listed below. This list covers the period from 1964 (when this program began) up to the end of the 2008 show season. At the end of this (2009)show season the list will be updated as it will be each subsequent year.
There was a short span of years back in the late 1960’s when more than one Champion Cerfi cate was being issued to a bird when it connued to win. Since that me the policy has been limited to one Champion Cerfi cate per bird. A few of the birds comprising the totals for the list below had won mulple Champion Cerfi cates but I only counted one of those toward that persons grand total. I feel this makes for a more accurate list of who the most acve winners are.
It must be stated here, however, that this list as we have it is not official. I say that because of the fact that the spreadsheet sll shows a list of 30 birds from the past that are qualified for a Champion Cerfi cate but the records show no sign of them ever being issued. Most of these birds were from that span of years (1977‐1986) that we have no Champion Cerfi cate records available.
Respec ully Submi ed by, Dennis Meyer, Cerfi cate Chairman
TOP TEN ALL TIME CHAMPION CERTIFICATE WINNERS
7th District Best Schietti Mealy OH Jim Collins & Dudley Warder C & W Lofts