BPSS 3rd /4th December 2016...Best Modena Blue Gazzi David Iddon...
20th November 2016
Lancashire Championship Show Best Modena Red Chequer Schietti Young Hen Peter Graham photo courtesy D Iddon
19th November 2016
London & Essex Championship Show Best Modena and Best Opposite sex in Show Best Gazzi Club Show 2016 Sulphur Tri Gazzi Hen Roy Nicholson photo courtesy J Ross
London & Essex November 2016
Best Schietti Red Chequer Adult Hen Roy Nicholson photo courtesy J Ross
2016 Modena Club Show Supreme Modena
Peterborough 2016 Best Young Modena Suffex 2016 Best Modena Mealy Schietti Hen Martin Coyle photo courtesy D Iddon
2016 Best Young Gazzi at Modena Club Show Blue Cock
David Iddon photo courtesy D Iddon
Egremont 22nd October 2016
Best Modena Blue Grizzle Schietti Adult Hen Graham Christer photo courtesy G Christer
Peterborough 2016 Best Modena
Black Mottle Schietti Adult Hen Roy Nicholson photo courtesyD Iddon
Peterborough 2016 Best Gazzi Modena
Black Adult Cock Martin Coyle photo courtesy D Iddon
31st July 2016 Best Modena Turriff Agricultural Show
Bronze Schietti Adult Hen G Christer photo courtesy G Christer
Welcome to the official web-site of the National Modena Club of Great Britain
The principal objective of which is the promotion and development of the
Modena pigeon and the interests of Modena fanciers.
The Club was founded in 1910 as the ‘Modena Club’ and held its first Championship Show soon afterwards the first recorded winner being W.F. Holmes.
Later following the absorption of the Northern and Scottish Modena Clubs the name was changed to the present style reflecting as it does the wider representation.
The most important initial task of the founders of the Club was to
establish a Standard of Excellence for the Modena Pigeon because this
enabled the enthusiastic members to concentrate their breeding
programmes on ideal specimens of the Breed and thus eliminate the
imperfections. The Club was greatly assisted in this regard by having
among its members some of the most outstanding breeders of pigeons at
the time such as W.F. Holmes and W. Watmough both of whom contributed publications on pigeon keeping which remain keenly sought after to this day.
The result was the production of high quality stock
illustrating what became known as the ‘bird of curves’ which was much
in demand among the fancy pigeon fraternity.
Although the Modena pigeon originated in Italy and was common in the town of Modena from which it took its name and was exported from there
to Germany England France and later to America and beyond it is the so
called ‘English Modena’ conforming to the Standard of Excellence of
this Club which has been adopted by fanciers worldwide.
The National Modena Club became the ‘Premier’ fancy pigeon club in
Great Britain because it’s members have always been prepared to
release good stock to newcomers to the breed and assist them by
offering advice on colour breeding. The development of the Modena
guided by the Club gathered pace so that in time it became the most
popular of all exhibition pigeons and has remained so. This is because
it has the greatest variety of colours and markings which now number
seventy-five officially approved. There are now two separate types of
Modena – the Gazzi, or pied, and the Schietti, or self coloured.
The National Modena Club of Great Britain continues to promote and
enhance the quality of the Breed
By holding annual shows for all classes of Modena both adult and young
and supporting classes for modenas at most of the pigeon shows
throughout the United Kingdom. The Club also maintains contacts with
other Modena clubs worldwide so that the members can be kept abreast
of developments and benefit from shared experience and there are
particularly close links with European breeders of the English Modena.
The Club through the Management Committee and the various office
holders continues to represent the interests of the Modena in the
vigorous application of the rules ensures that the integrity of the
Modena Pigeon is maintained.
Roy Nicholson displaying his trophies won at the 2016 club show for Best Gazzi . Sulphur Tri Hen
photo courtesy R Nicholson
Championship Show season now on...
Next Show Swansea 6th January 2017 Judge Robin Pratt
3rd /4th December BPSS Best Modena Blue Gazzi David Iddon Best Schietti Red Chequer Don Holdsworth Gazzi Judge Colin Ronald Schietti Judge David Iddon
26th November 2016Newcastle Best Modena Silver Dun Schietti Cock Don Holdsworth Best Gazzi Black John Lennox Judge Phil Cox
26th November 2016 Aberdeen & District Show Pigeon Society Scotland Best Modena Silver Dun Adult Cock Schietti Graham Christer
20th November 2016 Lancashire Championship Show 88 Modenas 27 Gazzi 61 Schietti Best Modena Red Chequer Schietti Young Hen Peter Graham Best Gazzi Yellow Chequer Adult Hen Peter Graham Judge Phil Cox
19th November 2016 London & Essex Championship Show 60 Modenas Best Modena and Best Opposite sex in Show Sulphur Tri Gazzi Hen Roy Nicholson Best Schietti Red Chequer Adult Hen Roy Nicholson Judge John Ross
12th November 2016 Suiffex Championship Show Best Modena Mealy Schietti 2016 Cock Martin Coyle Best Adult Schietti White Cock Martin Coyle Judge Clay Rogers
Modena Club Show at Nottingham 29th October 2016 Supreme Modena Mealy Schietti Young Hen Martin Coyle Best Gazzi Sulphur TriHen Roy Nicholson Best Adult Schietti Yellow Self Hen Roy Nicholson Best Young Gazzi Blue Cock David Iddon
29th October 2016
Airdrie & Coatbridge Scotland
Best Modena Russet Tri Adult Schietti Cock
Best Gazzi Ochre Tri Adult Cock
Judge Mark Rudd
22nd October 2016 Egremont 90 Modenas Best Modena Blue Grizzle Adult Hen Graham Christer Best Gazzi Blue Adult Hen Graham Christer Judge Colin Ronald
9th October 2016 East Of England at Peterborough 56 Modenas Best Modena Black Mottle Schietti Adult Hen Roy Nicholson Best Gazzi Black Adult Cock Martin Coyle Best Young Modena Mealy Schietti Hen Martin Coyle Judge Phil Cox