was not predestined to practise the hobby that is mine today. I had
neither relatives nor friends who bred birds and I was far from knowing
the extent of the phenomenon which bird breeding has always been in
Two people played an
important role by helping me gain the necessary knowledge which is
required to be successful at breeding birds. First Daniel Roulez who is
a technical committee member (colour canaries) of the Belgian
Ornithological Association and now a World Ornithological Confederation
judge. Daniel taught me about genetics. Serge Hoët is known the world
over as a successful breeder and exhibitor of coloured canaries. These
two people guided me in my early years and so naturally I enjoyed my
involvement with coloured canaries. How could it have been otherwise
with such good teachers?
However my attention was
quickly drawn to the Yorkshire canary as depicted by the Golding model.
I have been totally devoted to this variety since 1991. My show results
with Yorkshires have been excellent and these are detailed as follows:
1990, bronze medal as an individual in the world
championship in Yugoslavia.
1993, gold medal in stam* in the Netherlands.
1995, silver medal in stam* in Italy.
2001, gold medal in stam* in Portugal.
2002, silver medal in stam* in Belgium.
Since 1997, I have taken
part in several shows in England and Ireland every year. Here are my
best results for both countries.
1998, Best cinnamon at Southern Yorkshire Canary Club of Ireland held in
1999, Best cinnamon at SYCC Ireland in Kilkenny.
2001, Best in show at SYCC of England Winter Show held in Bobbing
2002, Best White at SYCC London
2002, Best Opposite Sex at DYCC (Germany) and Best In Show Opposite Sex at
2003, YCC (Bradford - UK):
best unflighted green marked yellow hen.
YCC Belgium: 6th
SYCC London: 5th and best
Sycc Ireland (Kilkenny): best
DYCC ( Heusenstamm- Germany):
SYCC winter show: Best in
show, best champion, best champion green marked, best champion hen, best
2004, YCC Bradford: best
unflighted green marked hen;
SYCC centenary: "nearly man"
and 15 birds in the cards;
EasternYCC: 15 birds in the
DYCC: 4, 5, 6, 7 th;
SYCC winter show: 2nd, 3rd,
7th; best in show opposite sex,
best champion opposite sex, best champion unflighted.
Finally since 1999, I have
been invited to judge specialist Yorkshire exhibitions in England and
Ireland. I was delighted to be asked to adjudicate at: SYCC Winter Show,
SYCC of Ireland, Northern Ireland YCC and Welsh YCC.
I am currently a member of the following Clubs:
Southern YCC of England, Welsh YCC, SYCC of Ireland, Northern Ireland
YCC, DYCC (Germany) and Yorkshire Irki Kanarya Sevenler Ve Yetistivenler