By David Coster
The Des Moines fairgrounds was once again the location for the SCI’s national club meet this year. Anya Ellis flew in from Connecticut to judge her own creation and see how this Rare Breed is coming along in the hands of other interested Fanciers. In all other venues but Des Moines Seraphim are shown in the Rare Breeds section, as the number of dedicated breeders of this little gem around the United States is limited, making it difficult to meet the requirement for at least two competitors and ten birds for a sanctioned SCI meet.
There were twenty Seraphim at the show, eleven of which managed to make it to the ranking of “Highly Superior”.
Above are the “victors” of The Seraphim Club International’s third-ever national club show, celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Iowa State Pigeon Association’s “Pigeons on the Prairie” annual combined show, with Anya Ellis, Judge and developer of the Seraphim breed, with their various trophies and ribbons, tired after a long day of being poked and prodded and talked about. The ISPA Show had about 4,400 entries this year with lots of designated club shows, so the SCI was in good company!
The Seraphim Club International has since been featured on the front cover of Purebred Pigeon Magazine to represent the Pigeons on the Prairie Show. There is an accompanying article on page 38 for those who are interested. You can order the January/February edition of Purebred Pigeon Magazine on line here: www.purebredpigeon.com.