VERY IMPORTANT NEWS SO PLEASE READ.
We are informing our members who breed the following birds,GOLDFINCH/BULLFINCH that they ring these birds with the correct ring sizes which DEFRA tells them.DEFRA is the UK LAW on ring sizes.GOLDFINCH have to be rung with a C ring,BULLFINCH with a D ring.This year we have been informed that 3 UK breeders have been prosecuted for useing the wrong size rings on Goldfinchs,they have used D rings which is aginst the LAW.In the Magistrates court they all claimed what another ring supplier had told them in the interest of the birds welfare this is why they put over size rings on the birds.All three magistrates said there is no such law and found them all guilty and they all got a £500 fine,birds took off them and a criminal record.DO YOU WANT this,please just do what the LAW states.
Important News for Non Members who order 10 rings. As from the 1st Jan 2022 every Non Member who orders just 10 rings will now have to have them sent to your address by next day Royal Mail service at a cost of £6.50,this will be compulsory no if,s or buts, and the same for any one living in a flat as an address.This is because we are getting 85% of these orders going missing and the non member then demanding their money back as they say they have not got the rings.This is very hard to belive so to protect every one this is the way they will be sent out.We find this way suprise suprise nothing goes astray and it does not cost the IOA extra money.
The IOA are pleased to accept The British Gouldian Finch Club to there affiliation scheme for 2021.
NEW INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS WHO PLACE ORDERS FOR ID CODE RINGS PLEASE NOTE THESE TAKE 3 WEEKS TO GET FROM BELGIUM AND NOW DUE TO BREXIT THEY ARE HELD UP IN UK CUSTOMS FOR A LENGHT OF TIME TO PASS OUR RULES,SO PLEASE WAIT YOUR TURN OR PLACE YOUR ORDER EARLIER AND STOP PUTTING THE BLAME ON THE RING SEC.
WORLD SHOW JAN 2021 PORTUGAL. COM-UK NEWS.
THE COM-UK COMMITTEE HAS DISCUSSED BY EMAIL THE POSSIBILITY OF PARTICIPATION AT THE 2021 WORLD SHOW IN PORTUGAL BUT AGREED UNANIMOUSLY NOT TO PARTICIPATE.THIS WAS BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL AND THE POSSIBILITY OF QUARANTINE ON RETURN FROM PORTGUAL.THE VULNERABLE AGE GROUP OF MOST MEMBERS OF COM-UK MANAGERMENT COMMITTEE WAS ANOTHER FACTOR AND MOST WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO ATTENED THE SHOW.ANOTHER FACTOR AS WELL AS THE FACT THE UK WILL BE OUT OF THE EU BY THE END OF THIS YEAR AND DEFRA HAVE STILL NOT FINALISED ALL THE REGULATIONS ABOUT TAKING BIRDS OUT OF THE COUNTRY AND THEN RETURNING WITH THEM.IN ADDITION OUR CURRENT CONVEYOUR WAS UNABLE TO TAKE 5 WEEKS TIME OFF WORK TO MAKE THE JOURNY AND BE AT THE SHOW.ALL FACTORS PLUS UNCERTAINTIES HAVE MADE THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE DECIDE NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2021 WORLD SHOW BUT WILL LOOK FORWARD TO PARTICIPATING IN SPAIN IN THE 2022 SHOW HOPEFULLY ALL THESE UNCETAINTIES WILL HAVE BEEN RESOLVED.
ALSO,WE WOULD HAVE HAD TO PRESENT THE CASE FOR 3rd APPROVAL FOR THE LONDON FANCY CANARY AND FOR THE SAME REASONS ABOVE WE ASK YOU TO DELAY PRESENTATION TILL 2022 AS HUW EVANS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TRAVEL TO PORTUGAL.
COM -UK WISH THE PORTUGUESE FEDERATION EVERY SUCCESS IN ORGANISING THE WORLD SHOW WITH OUR APOLOGIES FOR NOT PARTICIPATING.
QUITE A NUMBER OF MEMBERS ARE TRYING TO ORDER 2021 ID CODED RINGS WITH OUT PAYING THEIR 2021 MEMBERSHIP,THEY FEEL AS THEY ARE MEMBERS FOR 2020 THIS IS OK,WELL SORRY IT IS NOT POSSIBLE IT IS A DIFFERENT YEAR AND YOU CANNOT DO THIS SO EITHER PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR YOU DO NOT GET THE RINGS.THE REASON WHY WE LET MEMBERS HAVE RINGS EARLY IS TO HELP THEM BREED EARLIER IF THIS CONTINUE,S WE WILL STOP THE SERVICE AND JUST GO WITH THE YEAR.
IMPORTANT NEWS RE FORTH COMING SHOWS.THE 28th GOUDEN RING SHOW TO BE HELD IN BELGIUM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONA 19 OUT BREAK AND THE 69th WORLD SHOW TO BE HELD IN SPAIN JAN 2021 HAS ALSO BEEN CANCELLED.
MEMBERS NEED TO BE AWARE THAT AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR THE OFFICE WILL ONLY BE OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9 AM TO 12 AM. PLEASE DO NOT PHONE AFTER THESE TIMES AS KNOW ONE WILL BE THERE TO ANSWER YOUR CALL.
BALAI REGISTRATION FORM 2020.
Use the link below to open the Balai Registration Form 2020.
Balai Registration Form 2020