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THE 2002 HOUSE OF CRESTS
STABLE OF STARS!
Lately, the hits on this web site have surpassed the 29,000 mark most every month and the e-mails are in the hundreds every week with questions galore! One of the questions The House gets asked regularly is when it plans on showing fanciers photos of the youngsters that The House uses in its' breeding program. What has surfaced is that the real reason some of these people are asking this is that even though they can and have seen the Champion Glosters that have won for The House during its' long winning streak (with more photos to follow), what they are really asking is "what has The House done lately?" Some have even been spreading rumors that The House doesn't even exist! That there aren't even any Glosters in The House!! Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! But no Glosters!
Designing this page to be the first to be opened upon entering the site allows the viewer to see some of the team The House has used in its' 2002 breeding agenda.
Please read the information provided on all the Gloster photos on every page of this site. All photos are clearly labeled. All Glosters listed as Champions can be identified in two ways. One way is to move your curser onto a photo and the name will appear. Another way to identify a Gloster in more detail in a photo is to merely open any photo that contains a watermarked description of the subject.
If the subject in the photo is NOT labeled as a Champion or a Winner, that means that the subject is less than three or four years old and has never been exhibited. Each Gloster has the age shown on the watermark. This page will mostly have images of some of the young Glosters that were used in the 2002 House Of Crests breeding program and possibly be used again in 2003 and beyond.
This site is where all who do not physically visit The House of Crests can see the consistent quality of the "families" in this well-known line. Why? Because for several years The House rarely if ever exhibits its' Glosters. This is a deliberate decision and by design for several reasons. This is a closed birdroom. With the continued smuggling of birds through Canada without their being quarantined in our government quarantine stations by some unscrupulous so-called breeders in America just so they can exhibit them in order to try to win a trophy, opens the door for many diseases and viruses to enter the country and possibly be spread to innocent exhibitors' entries. The House cannot allow itself to be exposed to such a risk. Equally as important, until the political climate improves in the fancy here, the preference here is to pick when and where any House Glosters will be exhibited and under what qualified judge. (And you thought the political arena in the dog, cat & horse fancy in this country was tough!) It is my hope that perhaps things will improve in time.
Quite frankly, having won everything there is to win from coast to coast here for years, the thrill of victory is not really there like it once used to be. Fact is, the line for the most part has proven itself time and time again in arenas all over America as has its' offspring from Glosters purchased by many fanciers both in this country and abroad. The strategies behind this type of selective campaigning are nothing new and have been practiced for years by many famous animal breeders and exhibitors. This practice is touched upon in the ninth and final step in the NINE STEPS TO SUCCESS article found elsewhere on this site. As such, until the climate improves, The House and this line are best served leaving the Glosters right here in the birdroom and placing images on this site for your viewing pleasure and guidance. When you see other Glosters on the Internet or at an exhibition or when looking to purchase from someone, now you have quality specimens to use as your initial criteria!
While scrolling down this page to open and view each photo, please, focus on the feather quality and richness of color, even in the buffs. Study the feather length on not only the headgear but the body as well. Pay particular attention to substance, style, stance and class of each and every Gloster. Observe the exquisite, clean outline of each from the tip of the beak all the way through the carriage and underbody to the end of the wings and tail feathers. As we know, the Gloster is first a Type Canary and a canary that should be bred for "Type." Yet many have gone to the extreme in the process to add Type into their Glosters. So much so that the colors are washed out and the feather has deteriorated to the point that they must justify the lumps that are showing up in many of the offspring they dispose of. The Gloster is not supposed to be bred like the Old Variety Crested Canary and as such, should not have any looseness of feathers in the chest and especially the area between the legs and tail. Notice the diminutiveness of each Gloster illustrated on this site. They are not at all like the huge, coarse monsters shown here and other parts of the World on the show benches by some today. Study them closely and then look even at what The House was winning with years ago in The Winner's Circle of Stars pages. Standards have indeed been set, my fellow fanciers! Had you been following the success of The House Of Crests throughout the years, one item has always stood out; the consistency throughout, from Gloster to Gloster, from Corona to Corona and Consort to Consort! This is truly by design and is what The House focuses its' annual breeding program on. Many consider the success in their room on how many they can produce each year rather than how many super-quality specimens they can produce! Every one of us should always be focusing on "quantities of quality!" Here, the foundation is built on a solid gene-pool where the majority of faults like dropped wings, dips in the back, lack of substance or even splits in the crest and many more faults, some of which were never there to begin with have been eradicated from the original pool many years ago. You, as "the judge" in the privacy of your home or office, will be amazed as to how the line has not only maintained itself over the years but actually improved!!
And now, without further introduction, The House is pleased to present a small sampling of "The Stable of Stars" that were utilized in the 2002 breeding program of The House Of Crests as it continues on its'
"quest to raise & improve on its' best!"
More photos of blues, cinnamons and yellow-ground as well as the 2003 STABLE OF STARS will be available to view soon!
Please Note: These photos are Copyrighted and All Rights are Reserved and as such, may not be reproduced or used in whole or in part without written permission from Donald Perez and National Bird Designs.
Click on any of the headings below to go on to the next exciting page!
ERNIE COBB - MASTER CAGE-BUILDER
YOUR MASTER PLAN - PART ONE!
YOUR MASTER PLAN - PART TWO!
THE 2005 HOUSE OF CRESTS STABLE OF STARS!
THE 2004 HOUSE OF CRESTS STABLE OF STARS!
THE 2004 STABLE OF STARS - CONSORT STUDY! PART ONE
THE 2004 STABLE OF STARS - CONSORT STUDY! PART TWO
THE 2002 KOREAN TANGO & CANARY BIRD EXHIBITION
THE 2002 HOUSE OF CRESTS STABLE OF STARS!
THE WINNER'S CIRCLE OF STARS! - Episode One
THE WINNER'S CIRCLE OF STARS! - Episode Two
THE WINNER'S CIRCLE OF STARS! - Episode Three
THE GALLERY OF STARS
THE GALLERY OF STARS - Page Two
THE GALLERY OF STARS - Page Three
THE GALLERY OF FLORAL STARS
HOW TO BUILD A BREEDING CAGE - PART ONE
HOW TO BUILD A BREEDING CAGE - PART TWO
THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page One "ENVIRONMENT"
THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page Two "KNOWLEDGE OF THE IDEAL"
THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page Three "DIET PLAN - 2015"
THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page Four "UNDERSTANDING FEATHER"
THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page Five "CINNAMON & FAWN PAIRING"
THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page Six "LAWS OF INHERITANCE - PART ONE"
THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page Seven "LAWS OF INHERITANCE - PART TWO
THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page Eight "HERE COME THE JUDGE!"
THE "NINE STEPS TO SUCCESS" ARTICLE!
THE GALLERY OF BANNERS & AWARDS
THE GALLERY OF LINKS
Top Left & Right Images: AZTEC WARRIOR by Jesus Helguera (1910-1971)
n/d, oil on canvas 52"x44" Collection Galas de Mexico, S.A.
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