First Egyptian National budgerigar Bird Show
CAIRO – 17 September 2017: “Egypt’s First Budgerigar Championship Show” was held on Friday, September 15, in Nasr City Club in Cairo under the organization of Budgerigar Club of Egypt and with the attendance of representatives of breeders from many other Arab countries.
The budgerigar bird which is nicknamed as Budgie is one of the most popular pets in the world, ranking just behind dogs and cats. There are many different types of budgerigar birds, and they come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes.
Egyptian Budgie breeders and lovers came from all governorates of the country to participate in the competition, which is being judged by the Belgian Kris Colson and Alan Moris who are well-known for their own excellent stock of exhibition budgie in addition to Egyptian judgers.
Kris Colson who participated in judging many of the budgerigar shows championships hailed the organization and cleanness of the show saying to Egypt Today that “It is really one of the best shows I have seen.”
“What I see here in Egyptians, they love the colors and that is more important to them than the measure and the muscles. It is lovely to see these colorful birds, I see here birds with colors that I had not seen many years before and that makes me happy,” Colson said.
Egyptian judge Ahmed Mady said that the budgerigars in the show are divided into three different kinds; exhibition birds, the birds which are distinguished by their colors, crested birds which are featured by a crown on their heads and the Japanese Crested Hagoromo birds which have two flowers on their wings.
Hagoromo birds are the most distinguished birds in Egypt as breeders have gone to great lengths in increasing its numbers and it is expected that Egypt will be the market leader in exporting this kind of budgerigar.
The chairman of the official sponsor of the show Waki Pharma Company, Yasser Wakid, told Egypt Today that this is the first international budgerigar show held in Egypt and that the birds are ranked according to known international standards.
A Facebook page has brought those who have the budgerigar hobby closer together, allowing them to form a club, communicate with breeders worldwide and organize this international competition.
By the end of the show, Colson presented a lecture about budgerigar breeding and the species of this bird.
The participants in the competition were very enthusiastic about the future of the hobby in Egypt and focused on building the stock to international quality.
It is expected that the Budgerigar Championship Show will be held again in January 2018.