Firstly let me tell you about our club; The Southern Lizard Canary club was formed in 1998 to promote and support the Lizard Canary primarily in the Southern region of England. Our annual show in 2004 attracted 205 Lizards. The Lizard is one of the oldest domestic breeds, dating back some three hundred years. It's main feature is the several rows of moon shaped feathers that lay on it's back, these are referred to as spangles. Unlike many other breeds of canary the Lizard has changed little since Victorian times. It is indeed a living antique that gives the fancier a first hand insight into what the birdkeeper of years past kept, bred and showed. Today the Lizard is safe but that wasn't always the case. During the war years 1939-1945 the Lizard was almost lost and was close to extinction but in 1945 a few dedicated fanciers formed the Lizard Canary Association to save this wonderful little bird. Sixty years on (2005) the LCA celebrated it's Diamond Jubilee with some 350 Lizards entered for it's annual show at Nottingham , which our Secretary John Record co-judged with Southern Lizard member Stan Insall.
The Southern Lizard Canary Club only recognises traditionally bred Lizards, that is in either Gold (Yellow) or Silver (buff). Non colour fed Lizards for the first time were at the 2019 Southern show at Wendover in Buckinghamshire.
New membersare always welcome, for details about the club please contact John Record firstname.lastname@example.org
Far Left: Best in show winner Tony Horton receiving his trophies from SLCC Chairman John Martin
Left: Hampshire exhibitor Mike Atkinson being congratuted by John Martin for benching second best in show
Tony Hortons' Best in show Natural Gold hen
Centre: SLCC 25th anniversary Cake baked Grace McCarthy
Below right: Bob Sneddons' Best Novice in show Broken cap Gold hen
Southern Lizard Canary Club
Saturday 30th November 2024
Wendover Memorial Hall
Judge: David Allen