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celebrating 100 years 1910 - 2010

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.

Welcome to the official web-site of the National Modena Club of Great Britain

 

Would  any prospective  members  please  contact  Mr Martin Coyle  

Secretary   for details  

his email

martin  coyle 1959 @ icloud .com

(Important please  join up to  complete correct e mail  address  )

 

 

23rd  September 2020

The  Club  Show due  tto  have  taken  place early November  2020  has  been  postponed until  current  Covid situation improve.

It is hoped that  if  things improve  we could  still have a show in January of  February  2021

 

3rd May 2020

article  by  Chris  Knowles

'Understanding  the problems' of  breeding  Modenas  click ro  read

 

12th January 2020

Reading  Gold  Cup Show

124 entries

47 Gazzi 77 Schietti

Best  Modena Bronze  Mottle  Schietti Young  

Roy Nicholson

Best  Gazzi Red  Chequer  Adult  Cock

Jamie  Vaughan

Best  Adult  Schietti

Dilute  Indigo   Hen  

Roy  Nicholson

Best  Young Gazzi Milky Cream Young  Cock

Martin Coyle

Judges  Gazzi      Graham  Giddings

              Schietti    David  iddon

 

4th January 2020

Swansea  Championship Show

64 Modenas entered

26 Gazzi 38 Schietti

Best  Modena  Russet  Tri Young Hen

Jamie  Vaughan

Best  Gazzi  Bronze  Tri

Adult  Hen

David  iddon

Judge Michael Goodenough

 

30th Nov  /1st December 2019

British  Show  Pigeon  Society  Barnsley  Metrodome 

103  Modenas  entered

Best Modena

Blue  Schietti  Young  Hen

Martin Coyle

Best  Gazzi   Bronze  Tri Young  hen  

Martin  Coyle

Best  Adult  Modena  Red  Chequer Schietti  Cock

John Ross

Best  Adult  Gazzi  Sulphur  Tri   Hen

Roy Nicholson

Judge  Mike  Rowland

 

23rd November 2019

Newcastle  CoumbarianShow

32 entered

Best  Modena  Bronze  Tri Schietti  Adult  Cock

Mr & Mrs  Christer

Best  Gazzi  Black Young  Cock

John Lennox

Judges   Gazzi      J  Walker

                Schietti   P  Graham

 

17th November 2019

Lancashire Championship Show

84  Modenas  entered

Best Modena Silver  Dun Schietti Young  Hen

Peter  Graham

Best  Gazzi   Yellow  Chequer

Jamie  Vaughan  

Judges  Gazzi       P  Davis

              Schietti     P  Cox

 

9th November 2019

Suffex  Show

60  Modenas

16 Gazzi  44 Schietti

Best  Modena  and  Best Young  Bird  in show  all breeds

2019 Red  Self Schietti

Roy Nicholson

Best Gazzi Blue Adult Cock

Martin Coyle

Best  Adult Schietti

Dilute Indigo Cock

Roy Nicholson

Best Young  Gazzi  Black Mottle Hen

Martin Coyle

Judge M Goodnough

 

2nd  November 2019

Airdrie &  Coatbridge  Show

38 Modenas

11 Gazzi 27 Schietti

Best  Modena Bronze Tri Schietti  Adult  Cock

Jim Greaves

Best  Gazzi  Blue Adult Hen

Mr  &  Mrs  Christer

Judge  Mr  A  White

 

26th  October 2019

Modena Club  Show

Joe  Hallam Hall

Newark  Showground

NG24 2NY

250 Modenas  entered

Best Modena

Bronze  Schietti  Young  Hen

Martin Coyle

Best  Gazzi  

Bronze  Tri Young  Hen  

Gary Marsden

Best Junior

Black Schietti  

Nieve Benson

 

26th October 2019

Egremont  Championship Show

48 Modenas entered  

19 Gazzi  27 Schietti

Best Modena

Cream Schietti  Adult  Hen

Jamie  Vaughan  

Best  Gazzi

Silver  Dun Adult  Hen

Jamie  Vaughan

Judge  P  Clements

 

13th October 2019

East Of  England  Show

88 Modenas

28  Gazzi 60 Schietti

Best  Modena Black Mottle  Adult  Cock

Roy  Nicholson

Best  Gazzi   Silver Dun Adult  Hen

Jamie  Vaughan

Best  Young  Modena  Sulphur  Tri Schieitti  Hen  

Martin Coyle

Best  Young  Gazzi   Bronze  Tri

Martin Coyle

Judges   Graham Giddings  Gazzi  

                David  Iddon Schietti

 

11th October  2019

Sad News  of  the  passing of  Tom Crane In a Nursing Home in Preston Lancashire

Tom was  a  respected  Judge and Exhibitor  of  Modenas  and had  often judged  at all the big  shows in U.K. and Europe  including  the European  Modena Show In Strasburg

 

5th October 2019

Nottingham Fanciers  Show

Best  Modena  and Best  in Show  all breeds

Sulphur Tri Schietti 2019 hen

Best  Adult  Modena  Self Black

Jim Greaves

 

 

2nd  June 2019

a complete list of  new  data  protection rules  can be viewed   click here

 

 

 

 

5th  October 2019 Best  Modena and  Best in Show  all  Breeds  Nottingham  Fanciers  Club  Show

Martin Coyle

13th  October 2019    Best  Young  Modena  

East of  England  Show

photo courtesy J  Vaughan

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2019 Modena  Club  Show  

Best  Gazzi  Bronze  Tri Young  Hen

Gary  Marsden

photo  courtesy  P  Feeney

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2019 Modena  Club  Show  

Best  Modena Bronze  Young  Hen

Martin Coyle

photo  courtesy  P  Feeney

IMG_20191102_142121 Best  Gazzi  Airdrie  2019 web IMG_20191102_143323 best  Mod Airdrie  2019 web

Airdrie &  Coatbridge  2nd November 2019

Best  Modena  Bronze  Tri Adult  Schietti     Jim Greeves  

Best  Gazzi   Blue  Adult  Hen                          Mr  Mrs  Christer

photo courtesy  G  Christer

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17th November 2019

Lancashire Championship Show

Best Modena Silver  Dun Schietti Young  Hen

Peter  Graham 

photo  courtesy  P  Graham

IMG-20191123-WA0001 Best  Mod  Newcastle  2019 G  Christer

23rd November 2019

Newcastle  CoumbarianShow

Best  Modena  Bronze  Tri Schietti  Adult  Cock

Mr & Mrs  Christer

photo  courtesy  P Graham

IMG-20191123-WA0005 G  Christer  Best  Mod  Newcastle  2019

23rd November 2019

Newcastle  CoumbarianShow

Best  Modena Trophy

Mr & Mrs  Christer

photo  courtesy  P  Feeny

WP_20191130_13_21_10_Pro Best  Mod  Barnsley  2019

30th Nov  /1st December 2019  British  Show  Pigeon  Society  Barnsley  Metrodome

Best Modena

Blue  Schietti  Young  Hen

Martin Coyle

photo  courtesy  J  Ross

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30th Nov  /1st December 2019  British  Show  Pigeon  Society  Barnsley  Metrodome

Best  Gazzi   Bronze  Tri Young  hen  

Martin  Coyle

photo  courtesy  J  Ross

30th Nov  /1st December 2019  British  Show  Pigeon  Society  Barnsley  Metrodome

Best  Adult  Modena  Red  Chequer Schietti  Cock

John Ross

photo  courtesy J  Ross

mc4 Best  Modena  M Coyle  award  Barnsley  2019

30th Nov  /1st December 2019

British  Show  Pigeon  Society  Barnsley  Metrodome

Best Modena

Blue  Schietti  Young  Cock

Martin Coyle

photo  courtesy  S  Feeney

20191202_180814Best  Adult  Modena  Barnsley  2019

30th Nov  /1st December 2019

British  Show  Pigeon  Society  Barnsley  Metrodome

Best  Adult  Modena  Red  Chequer Schietti  Cock

John Ross

photo  courtesy  S  Feeney

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4th January 2020

Swansea  Championship Show

Best  Modena  Russet  Tri Young   Hen

Jamie  Vaughan

photo  courtesy  D  Iddon

Best  Gazzi  Swansea  2020 web

4th January 2020

Swansea  Championship Show

Best  Gazzi  Bronze  Tri

Adult  Hen

David  iddon

photo  courtesy D  Iddon

Best  Modena  Egremont  2019 web

26th October 2019

Egremont  Championship Show

Best Modena

Cream Schietti  Adult  Hen

Jamie  Vaughan

photo  courtesy  D  Iddon

Best Gazzi   red Chequer Reading  2020 Bronze  Mottle  Schietti  .Best  Modena  Reading 2

12th January 2020

Reading  Gold  Cup Show

Best  Modena Bronze  Mottle  Schietti Young  

Roy Nicholson

photo  courtesy  J  Ross

12th January 2020

          Reading  Gold  Cup Show

Best  Gazzi Red  Chequer  Adult  Cock

Jamie  Vaughan

photo  courtesy  J Ross

best  young  Schiett dilur  Indigo Reading  2020

12th January 2020

Reading  Gold  Cup Show

Best  Adult  Schietti

Dilute  Indigo   Hen  

Roy  Nicholson

photo  courtesy  J,Ross

khaki gazzi  young  cock ,best young  gazzi  Readi

12th January 2020

Reading  Gold  Cup Show

Best  Young Gazzi Milky Cream Young  Cock

Martin Coyle

photo  courtesy  J Ross

Roy Nicholson best  Modena  Reading  2020 20200112_230352

12th January 2020

          Reading  Gold  Cup Show

Best  Gazzi Red  Chequer  Adult  Cock

Jamie  Vaughan

photo  courtesy  J Ross

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4th January 2020

Swansea  Championship Show

Best  Gazzi  Bronze  Tri

Adult  Hen

David  iddon

photo  courtesy  J.Ross

WP_20190716_16_57_06_Pro wb red  cheq  best  adult  Barnsley web