NOTICE BOARD - MARCH 2011
The organisation held its 17th Annual Meeting in the seaside resort
The WBO Chairman, Gerd Bleicher, thanked Club
The WBO Secretary, Gh
The Secretary further informed the meeting of the result of the postal vote with regard to the proposed Rule Change re-Representation & Voting (Rules 4 & 5) and the outcome was:
25 societies with a total vote of 40 were FOR the new proposed rule (91% of the votes cast)
2 societies with a total vote of 4 were AGAINST the new proposed rule (9% of the votes cast)
8 societies with 16 votes did not cast their vote
As the proposal managed to attract the necessary 65% majority of the votes cast it became effective immediately.
The response from the questionnaire sent to member organisations asking about details of their Judges Training Scheme resulted in a response from 11 societies only.
The meeting approved the recommendation from the WBO Standards Committee who met in June to recognise the new variety, the Anthracite, and the written Colour Standard for that variety as well as minor changes to the wording in some varieties.
The Gould Award
The WBO has created its own prestigious award called The Gould Award to commence from 2011 and to be awarded for Meritorious Services to the World of Budgerigars. The criteria for such an award to be as follows:
Some items of WBO news for fanciers all over the World to know about are:
The next WBO meeting will be held at 14.00 hrs on
The WBO is in a strong position in so far as future meetings till
2015 have already been planned with
Ring Specification, Colour Code and Sequence
The current ring specification for the budgerigar and colour sequence as adopted by both the WBO and the World Organisation, the Confederation Ornithologique Mondiale (COM), is listed below:
|Minimum internal diameter||4.20 mm|
|Maximum internal diameter||4.40 mm|
|Wall thickness||0.60 0.90 mm|
|Ring height||3.85 4.00 mm|
|Colour||Pantone Code||RAL Code||Year||Year|
|Dark Blue||301 U||5019||2011||2017|
|Pastel Green||344 U (closest)||6019||2014||2020|
Member societies are strongly reminded that, when ordering rings from any ring manufacturer, to specify the exact WBO ring colour and the Pantone Code as well as the ring specification to avoid any misunderstanding by ring manufacturers.
The WBO currently is in a healthy position with
Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eire, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Slovensko, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
International Judges Panel
A list of current judges who are on the WBO International Judges Panel is on the website and full addresses of each judge may be obtained from the Secretary. The conditions relating to admittance to the WBO Judges Panel are as follows:
a. to be a current champion breeder and exhibitor of Budgerigars in their own country. Where a country/society has only one Status of Exhibitor, a breeder and exhibitor of long standing will be acceptable subject to b & c below.
be a fully qu
apply in writing to their National
Society (or the society in which they qu
The WBO recommend that member countries should consider inviting judges from overseas who are members of the WBO International Judges Panel, as approved by the WBO, to judge at shows that are under their jurisdiction. A full WBO International Judges List is available from the Secretary on request.
Standardisation of Colours
The WBO has an A5 coloured card with the agreed Budgerigar Colour Guide depicting the 10 primary budgerigar colours using the Pantone Colour Codes. The cards used are of 250 mg/m˛ card print. The colours are only there as a guide with the understanding that the colours for the grey and grey green are those for the light factor.
Should any society wish to purchase these cards in quantity they can do so at a cost of 0.50 (euro) each + postage (minimum order is 10) from Gerd Bleicher at his home address: (Schramberger Str. 41, D-13467 Berlin, Germany. Tel: +49 30 40 44251, email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
At the 2010 meeting the WBO approved its own designed badge depicting the WBO logo of the Ideal Budgerigar superimposed on the world map. The cost to purchase this badge, from the secretary, is 3.00 GB pounds each, plus postage.
Each member country/society receives four WBO rosettes each year, as part of their affiliation, for Best Any Age, Best Any Age Opposite Sex, Best Young Bird & Best Young Bird Opposite Sex in Show to be awarded to four different birds at their national show. Names of winners and photos of the winning birds are then included on each years Rosette Winners file. Please visit the website for current & previous winners.
WBO World Show
The WBO is to investigate in depth the feasibility of staging its own World Show to coincide with one countrys national show.
WBO Executive Committee (E.C.)
An Executive Committee was created in 2004 to run the affairs of the
WBO between Council meetings. The E.C. for 2011 consists of Chairman Gerd Bleicher (
WBO Publicity and the Website
The WBO website is kept updated on a regular basis with many files of interest such as research articles, Pictorial Ideal, Colour Standards, Scale of Points, details of member organisations, ring specification etc. Photos of past WBO rosette winners around the World are also included on the website (click on each photo to enlarge it).
For further comments on any of the above items please do not hesitate to contact the Secretary and please keep visiting the WBO website for regular updates.