The 2017 AKC National Show at Amarillo, Texas on Jan. 18-20, 2018, has finished on a high note for the AKC with one of the better exhibitor turnouts, higher number of Kings entered and a very productive member meeting that sets momentum going into 2018. There were 318 Kings entered, with just under 300 judged due to weather issues for some exhibitors, and Show Judge Jim Murphy of London Milles, Ill., selected a beautiful yearling white hen as the champion, owned by Jim Torrao of San Pablo, Calif. A long-time exhibitor of Kings with many district wins, this is actually Jim's first National win after 50 years raising Kings! That tells you the difficulty of winning such a prestigious show.
The next King National Show will be held in conjuction with the NPA Grand National in January, 2019 at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
TOP FOUR WINNERS - AMARILLO NATIONAL
CHAMPION #861 White Yearling Hen owned by Jim Torrao, San Pablo, Calif.
RESERVE CHAMPION #812 White Yearling Cock owned by Bill Harrison, Escondido, Calif.
2nd RESERVE CHAMPION #3159 AOC Old Hen owned by Kim Miller, Boiling Springs, Penn.
3rd RESERVE CHAMPION #248 AOC Young Hen owned by Larry Foos, Spring Valley, Calif
Alaska Airlines Taking Pigeons by Air Cargo
Alaska Airlines will accept pigeons without the health certificate requirement, just like Delta Airlines. The Amarillo, Texas airport includes Alaska Airlines for travel to the NPA National in January. If you can't drive, consider flying your birds to attend this big show! We expect a great turnout for Kings, hoping to reach 300 in number. Learn more about the show on the Show Schedule page.
2017 National King Show Champion #861 Yrlg White Hen, owned by Jim Torrao
2017 King National Reserve Champ #812 Yrlg White Cock owned by Bill Harrison
Join the AKC! Membership Benefits:
New 100-Year Anniversary Member Booklet
Access to Pedigreed NPA/AKC bands
Support from Master Breeders
Annual District Shows and National Show
Go to the Join AKC page to enroll using the membership form
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The Judging area with Jim Murphy at Amarillo National Jan. 18-20, 2018
5th District AKC Show, Fresno, Calif. Nov. 4-5, 2017
5th District Champion - #861 White Yrlg Hen owned by Jim Torrao
5th District Reserve Champ - #204 YC owned by Larry Foos
Jim Torrao (left) and Chris Schutz, 5th District Judge from Adelaide, Australia
Chris Schutz reviewing a class of whites at the 2017 5th District Show, Fresno, Calif.
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
2014 NATIONAL CHAMPION
BRED AND EXHIBITED BY
ONTARIO, CA GRAND NATIONAL JANUARY 2015
2015 NATIONAL CHAMPION BRED AND EXHIBITED BY LARRY FOOS SPRING VALLEY, CALIFORNIA SPRINGFIELD, MASS. GRAND NATIONAL JANUARY 2016
2016 NATIONAL CHAMPION BRED AND EXHIBITED BY LARRY FOOS SPRING VALLEY, CALIF.
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON GRAND NATIONAL JANUARY 2017
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