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  1. Stafford 8th October 2017

    that sounds good ! Let's hope there is not a mix up like last year !
  2. Stafford 8th October 2017

    Well shows 2 weeks on Sunday & it seems I'll be collecting Waxbills & Gouldians . anybody got any news ?
  3. Stafford show March 2018

    Sunday 4th March 2018 see https://www.facebook.com/StaffordSpringBirdShow/
  4. Stafford 8th October 2017

    unfortuneately the topic on FS is no longer available , but you are correct about costs being part of the problem , but it was not the whole problem . As for the FF site I seem to recollect that last year it was on the balcony & difficult to find . I'm not certain what the solution is , but it might be to make a block booking rather than trying to book a section , but that would mean members registering with FF admin for tables before the tables are booked
  5. Stafford 8th October 2017

    Sorry to slightly contradict you as it would seem that to a certain degreee it's a case of 6 of one & half a dozen of the other . Shaun is very flexible over the booking for the FF section but I seem to recollect that in March he was struggling up to the last minutes to fill the area , and the PS start organising table locations 3-4 months ahead of a show , so if we look to book a section 1-2 months before a show it becomes difficult The situation with FSSUK is more to do with the new restricion on what birds can be sold , which has led to a falling out,& FS now only attend the Spring Show. However WFS whose birds are are also affected by the restrictions will be attending as they have come to an agreement with the PS. Basically I think that if FF is to have a section @ the PS shows we need to start planning & negotiating with them before the show tickets go on sale which usually @ the previous show eg tickets for the National are on sale @ the summmer show , so we'd need to start planning for the National @ or just after the Spring Show
  6. Stafford 8th October 2017

    I started this topic a few weeks ago there has been 3 replies including 1 from Shaun ! So it seems the subject is like flogging the proverbial donkey unless folk are going to prove me wrong . I know from comments on here & facebook that there are members going . . I'm going but will not be there untill mid morning & will only be buying
  7. Plastic Perches

    if you have them longer you'll find they bend downwards unlesss you can secure the free ends
  8. I know it's early , or maybe not as last years topic started in July ! Noticing somebody reading the above I've realised there has yet to be any discussion about a FF presence or not as the case might be , although after last years fiasco I suspect not ! Or is somebody going to prove me wrong ? However if not perhaps those with tables could fill up the topic with their table numbers ?
  9. Sexado De aves

    sounds as if they are lost in the mail & you need to start thinking of collecting fresh samples
  10. Stafford floor plan

    Don't recollect seeing one for the summer show but with only 2 halls locating tables should not be too difficult . . In the main Hall tables are usually to the left of the main doors as you enter & under the balcony @ the back , with the rest of the sales tables in the Prestwood Hall The Annexe is not normally used unless there is special event in there but I've not heard of anything planned . And the Balcony is not in use apart from food & drink
  11. Sexado De aves

    there are 2 standard methods used for DNA detection 1) Blood usually obtained by clipping a claw short so that the blod supply is breached . A drop is then put onto an absorbant paper/cards which are the put into a plastic bag 2) Feathers these are normally taken from the breast , although if there is a problem I take some from the rump . Also if there is a question about getting a DNA sample I also check with a hand lens . Feathers quills with no DNA will taper to the tip , but those with DNA material will have a slight swelling just before the tip . The feathers should be handled carefully to avoid contamination & put into a plastic sample bag ( 1 per bird ) Some firms use both methods others 1 . & I'm not sure which Sexado use but you need to contact them for sample kits
  12. Blankets Quiz Nights

    he was the Cockney -------
  13. Blankets Quiz Nights

    yes I had noticed the difference , but I also remembered Tommy Steele's nickname
  14. Blankets Quiz Nights

    Can't take you 2 anywhere without you showing yourseves up , but perhaps Blanket should have used Tommy Steele & not Babs Windsor
  15. Wanted

    probably not as she does not seem to have been online since helast post