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National Pouter and Cropper Club


Are the Spanish Pouter fanciers in the US happy with the NPCC? I have never been a member, so this is a sincere question.

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Re: National Pouter and Cropper Club


Alan -
Regarding the N.P.C.C, I have been a member for almost 15 years and I am satisfied. Frank has always done his best to promote showing the Spanish birds throughout the country. The N.P.C.C. has always put up top notch awards for Spanish pouters at the major shows over the years. I have some very nice prints, paintings, mugs and pins depicting Spanish pouters that I have won from the N.P.C.C. The problem is the Spanish pouter guys don't want to travel. I am sure part of the problem is the cost to fly to a show with your birds ($400.00 ROUND TRIP NOW!) When I was younger there were alot more guys showing Spanish birds than now. Alot of them have died and some have just given up on birds. It is up to us to promote them. Attend your local shows as well as the larger meets and let the people see how much fun the Spanish birds are.
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Re: National Pouter and Cropper Club


Why then do you feel a need for a national Spanish Pouter club?

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Alan -
Regarding the N.P.C.C, I have been a member for almost 15 years and I am satisfied. Frank has always done his best to promote showing the Spanish birds throughout the country. The N.P.C.C. has always put up top notch awards for Spanish pouters at the major shows over the years. I have some very nice prints, paintings, mugs and pins depicting Spanish pouters that I have won from the N.P.C.C. The problem is the Spanish pouter guys don't want to travel. I am sure part of the problem is the cost to fly to a show with your birds ($400.00 ROUND TRIP NOW!) When I was younger there were alot more guys showing Spanish birds than now. Alot of them have died and some have just given up on birds. It is up to us to promote them. Attend your local shows as well as the larger meets and let the people see how much fun the Spanish birds are.
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Re: National Pouter and Cropper Club


Alan -
Just as the Pygmy Pouters, The Brunners and The Voorburgs have there own club. Most are still members of the National Club. The purpose of a specialty club is to showcase your chosen breed. You then have more influence on who judges the birds and the types and quantity of awards that are offered. The Pygmy and Voorburg Clubs always decorate there areas and draw alot of attention to there breeds. The old Spanish Pouter Club I founded had a real nice 4' x 8' silk banner showing many breeds of Spanish Pouters and we always hung it up behind the judging area. One of our members made it for us, maybe I could get hold of it again.
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Another thing a national Spanish Pouter club could do the NPCC does not, is cater to flying, working and sporting Pouters.

Are there many articles written on Spanish Pouters in the NPCC newsletters?

I am a member of the American Pouter club's forum and 99% of their interest is in Continental Pouters. Most could care less about Spanish Pouters.

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I agree, maybe we could even put on table shows for the Deportivo guys. We use to have a flight cage in Louisville where we would fly the Marcheneros as part of the judging. It was a three part process. First they were judged on the blocks in their cages. Second we judged them together in a judging cage. Third we flew them in the flight cage. They were given a grade in each division and the bird with the most points was Best Marchenero. It always drew alot of attention.
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Cool

One thing a national club would also do would be to expose these birds to all types of cultures. As it stands now, the interest lays mainly with Latinos. It would be great to see it spread everywhere.

My dream is to have Sueltas in every city in the US and to have people competing against one another in every city trying to steal each others birds. And have every local show be full of them. I know, I'm dreaming emoticon

I don't know why Sueltas can't catch on here. Look at Rollers... Deportivo performance is just as entertaining as Rollers.
 
The reason I like Spanish Pouters is not because of my Spanish heritage, it's because of their temperament. They are just so charismatic, which makes for very interesting birds whether it be in the show pen, in the air or in the loft.

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To me the Spanish pouter is the ideal breed. What other breed could you have just one of and have unlimited fun?
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