Results of the 2016 National King Show in Vancouver, Washington
January 18, 2017 - The American King Club National King Show in Vancouver, Wash. held Jan. 12-14 is now complete and the results are in! Champion of the show went to an AOC young hen #9 owned by Larry Foos of San Diego, Calif., and reserve champion went to a white young cock #823 owned by Bill Harrison of Escondido, Calif. The honorable Kim Miller of Boiling Springs, Penn. judged the Kings on a Thursday and Friday with about 33 first-place Kings in the parade of champion. See the top four Kings and photos further down this page.
Due to the Northwestern location, weather conditions and restricted airlines, we had the smallest national king show with 140 Kings shown by senior members. But it doesn’t take away from the quality of these birds exhibited by long-time California King exhibitors. The show also featured a junior show with four Kings entered by new King breeder and Washington resident Bradey Stouffer, totaling 144. More national show news and meeting discussions will be provided in the March 2017 AKC bulletin. Congratulations to the winners!
The 2017 National King show will be in conjunction of the NPA Grand National show in Amarillo, Texas on Jan. 18-20, 2018. This show is expected to be much larger and many are already planning to attend!
2016 National King Show
Top Four Winners
Vancouver, Wash. Jan. 12-14, 2017
CHAMPION #9 AOC young hen owned by Larry Foos, Spring Valley, Calif.
RESERVE CHAMPION #823 white young cock owned by Bill Harrison, Escondido, Calif.
2nd RESERVE CHAMPION #2244 AOC young cock owned by Ron Zottneck, Upland, Calif.
3rd RESERVE CHAMPION #907 white old hen owned by Jim Torrao, San Pablo, Calif.
2016 National King Show Champion #9 AOC Young Hen owned by Larry Foos, Spring Valley, Calif. in conjunciton with the Vancouver, Wash. Grand National Show Jan. 12-14, 2017
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Kim Miller of Boiling Springs, Penn. judges a large class of white Kings with his steward and several King exhibitors watching during the 2016 Naitonal King Show at Vancouver, Wash. Jan. 12-14, 2017.
2nd/3rd/7th District Show Photos, Highland, Ill. Nov. 12, 2016
2nd Reserve Champion, #1010 Check Young Hen owned by Scott Groff, Conestoga, Penn. The reserve champion was a young white cock owned by Joe Nethorcot, Spring, Texas (not pictured).
2nd/3rd/7th District Show Champion: #637 Yearling White Cock owned by Scott Adams
Scott Adams of Litchfield, Neb. is congratulated by District Show Judge Larry Foos for winning champion of the show.
Michael Warneke of Highland, Ill. acts as show secretary as Joe Nethercot (behind, center) and Jimmy Stewart bring Kings for judging at the 2nd/3rd/7th District Show Nov. 12, 2016.
Pigeon Disease Outbreak Undiagnosed
January 18, 2017 - There are reports about an outbreak of an undiagnosed and deadly disease killing pigeons in breeders' lofts all over the country, with its origins coming from the Eastern states. Most King breeders reporting so far say they have not been impacted and the disease may be dying off, but breeders need to take great caution moving and buying pigeons. Quarantine is absolutely necessary for any birds suspected of illness. This disease could be a form of paratyphoid or paramyxo, and is uncurable once obtained. Veterinarians and the NPA have pooled together a research committee. Updates and current statement with suggestions are found on theNPA website.
New Secretary-Treasurer Takes the Helm
The current AKC 2nd District Director Hal Winter of Pocahuntas, Ill. takes the office of the secretary-treasurer as of Sept. 1, 2016, replacing former and long-time Secretary-Treasurer Ellie Murphy. This is the most visible and arguably the most important position of the American King Club besides the president, especially as it relates to day-to-day operations and interactions with our membership. Hal is a good replacement with many years experience in the types of activities required and having the availability and willlingness to carry out this important position. He's been working with Ellie for the turnover. Correspondence, orders and monies should go to his address as listed in the OFFICERS page.
Ellie will continue to be the AKC bulletin editor. All bulletin articles and advertising should continue to go to her address (see the OFFICERS page). The AKC is in search for a new bulletin editor as well, but for the next year, Ellie will hold the position.
Ellie has held both positions since 2010, and also held both positions for many years prior to the mid-2000's. She has done a tremendous job and absolutely deserves the break! Congratulations and thank you Ellie for all your wonderful work over the years.
New AKC Secretary-Treasurer Hal Winter at the 2nd/3rd District Show in Highland, Ill.
100th Anniversary Commemorative Flashlight and Patches Available You can still purchase the 6" oval patch with the 100th AKC Anniversary embroidery for $8 each while supplies last. We also have the annodized blue and red commemorative LED flashlights with three lines of engraving available for just $3 each (includes batteries and gift box). See a picture on the JOIN AKC page and use the order form on that page to order both items.
AOC Young Cock #1304
Yrlg White Hen #2655
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