I have been keeping and breeding a variety of birds (psittacines, passerines and columbiformes) for over 30 years. My interest in passerines began in 1993 with a pair of cutthroat finches I won on a raffle table at a local bird club meeting. Although I have kept a multitude of species over the years, my current concentration is with exhibition zebra finches, fife canaries and diamond doves.
I have been judging finches and softbills with NFSS since 2003, cockatiels with National Cockatiel Society and parrots with Society of Parrot Breeders and Exhibitors since 2012. I have judged finches and softbills at the National Cage Bird Show, the Canadian National at various shows around the US, Canada and in Puerto Rico.
I encourage NFSS members and the public to seek out a show in your area. NFSS affiliated shows are hosted by local clubs made up of volunteers. A great way to learn something new about your birds is to attend a local show. There you will find a network of resources willing to share information on bird care, conditioning, feeding, breeding and housing tips. At the end of the show, you’ll walk away recharged and ready for the next breeding season.