Submitted. We invite you to attend the 2013 Western Canadian National Pigeon and Dove Show, and share your experience of this very unique event with the public. Held at the Ag-Rec building on the Abbotsford fairgrounds, this event will be attended by exhibitors from the Oregon, Washington, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Western Canadian National Show is hosted by various clubs and cites across Western Canada every year, the Vancouver Poultry & Fancy Pigeon Association is pleased to be hosting the show again this year.
The approximately 1000 pigeons and doves exhibited at this show are competing against their own type and evaluated by appointed judges selected by the specialty clubs. Pigeons and doves will be awarded champion, best of show and many other awards. Many of the breeds are performing pigeons, such as Rollers, Tumblers and Racing Homers.
Pigeons are considered by many to be one of the oldest domesticated animals. The Egyptians documented their affection for this species more than 5,000 years ago. During the Middle Ages, the pigeons that lived around different towns and cities in Europe were regarded as local status symbols. As a result of selective breeding by man, the colors and feather ornaments of these semi-domestic birds became so “fixed” that their descendants display the same unique features today. Some of the town names applied to today’s pigeon breeds are: Dresden, Modena, Florentine, and Cauchois.
This show will be attended by “junior fanciers” (under age 18), and exhibitors of all age ranges and gender, including long-time “master breeders” that achieved a lifetime of knowledge and mastery of their breed.
Exhibitors will check in Friday, Nov. 8 after 6:00 PM. Judging is conducted Saturday, from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. There will be raffles, “for sale” area for exhibitors wishing to downsize and make available extra birds to new members. There will be a live auction of quality birds for sale on Sunday at 11:00 AM, with the show ending at 12:00 PM. The show is free to the public.
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