"Big John"

This Grey Green Full Circular Crested Budgerigar is probably our most successful bird ever.   He was never beaten in his class for over 20 shows, and was only ever beaten once for the Best of Colour award - and that was by another of our crests!!!

There is no doubting that this bird is our (C & D Jones) greatest acheivement in keeping budgies, with a number of judges commenting that this was the best crested budgie ever produced in the World !!!

Grey Green Full Circular Crest

Grey Green Full Circular Crest

Grey Green Full Circular Crest

Grey Green Full Circular Crest

Grey Green Full Circular Crest

Grey Green Full Circular Crest

The name "John" is taken from the person who started our stud of crested budgerigars - John Gardiner.  John was a local fancier based in Market Harborough.  He was a beginner who spent a number of years building up his stud, based primarily on the bloodlines of F & J Punchard, Ted Mellors and our own birds.  It was unfortunate when he had to leave the hobby in 1995, and although at that time we had no interest in crested budgies, we decided to keep them in the hope that we could let him have some back should he wish to take up the hobby again.

JOHN - The offers still open !!!

This bird actually won 3 Best Breeder in Show awards at Championship level and finished 3rd Best Champion Young bird at the BS Club Show in 2005