The Society for Breeders of African and Asiatic Small Finches
Page last updated: 17 June 2017
A core aim of the Society is to assist members in sharing ideas and engaging with one another at branch meetings.
There are currently five branches based in different areas of the country to allow members a greater opportunity to attend and take part in these activities. Over the coming months, we hope to include more photographs in this section to give a better feel for these events.
|27 August 2017 (Sunday)||West Midlands Branch Sales and Show Day - Doveridge Village Hall, Sandy Lane, Doveridge DE6 5JQ, Nr Uttoxeter (off A50).
Due to the success of our first Sales and Show Day which was held in March, we have decided to hold another. Although, as a society, we are mainly concerned with breeding, please come along and support this event. To encourage you, we have decided you don't need a show cage - any suitable, clean cage will be acceptable. The show is open to non-members too if you want to bring friends.
The day is meant to be for everyone's enjoyment and importantly it gets our birds out to a wider audience and will hopefully encourage more people to keep waxbills. It also shows people we can keep these birds in good condition and actually breed them.
So please, even if you have never shown before, come along and support this event and make it a success for the Society.
In addition to the show, there will be at least three suppliers of dry goods present plus, as usual, birds for sale. It's a great place to buy and sell stock and to meet fellow members.
Free entry for WFSmembers
To bench a bird in the show will be £1 per cage and the judge will be Sam Wildes of SAM1 bird products
Although not set in stone yet there are likely to be 6 main classes:
Midlands branch details below
|03 September 2017 (Sunday)||Northern Branch meeting - Bramley Village Hall, South Yorks S66 2SA (5 minutes from M18 Junction 1).
Guest speakers will be Gerhard and Claudia Hofmann (topic tbc).
Northern branch details below
|Hall open: 11.00am.|
|Branch||Venue||Hall open||2017 dates||WFS branch representative|
Bramley Village Hall
S. Yorks S66 2SA (M18 Jnct1)
|11:00am||Next meeting: Sunday 03 September 2017.
(2017 dates retained for reference: Sunday 26th February meeting with guest speaker was Libby Harrison from Retford Poultry partnership who spoke about avian health.)
07765 490 227
|South West Branch||
Botus Fleming Village Hall
Nr Saltash (off A38), PL12 6NJ
|1:30pm||Next meeting: 2017 dates tbc. Guest speakers welcome.
(2016 dates retained for reference: meetings held on 27th March, 10th July, 25th September)
07858 124 404.
|South East Branch||
Great Hallingbury Village Hall, Church Road, Great Hallingbury CM22 7TY (5 mins from M11 Jnct 8 - Stansted Airport)
|10:30am||Next meeting: tbc.
(2017 dates retained for reference: 05 February meeting with guest speaker Luigi Montini from Italy, 11 June hosting WFS AGM with guest speaker Jos van Himbergen).
07712 257 616
07921 464 499
Doveridge Village Hall, Sandy Lane, Doveridge DE6 5JQ, Nr Uttoxeter (off A50)
|10:30am||Next meeting: Sunday 27 August 2017 (Sales and Show Day).
(2017 dates retained for reference: 19th March - sales and show day.)
|Western Branch||Frenchay Village Hall, Beckspool Road, Frenchay, Bristol BS16 1NG (5 mins from M4 Jnct19)||1:30pm||tba||ORGANISER REQUIRED|