IGBA - International Gloster Breeders Association - USA
The IGBA promotes the breeding and exhibition of
the Gloster Canary. The United States Chapter of the
International Gloster Breeders Association was established over
forty year ago by Harold Sodamann and Mark Whiteaker.
Consort bred and exhibited by Winfield Checkley won the
Higgins Trophy at the 2013 National Cage Bird Show at the Marriott Tulsa Southern
Hills, Tulsa, Okalahoma
The Gloster Division Judge was Austin Middlemiss, UK
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2013 Gloster Division Show Results
2012 Gloster Division Show Results
2011 Gloster Division Show Results
IGBA By-Laws (Click Here)
New! - Guidelines for exhibiting
Glosters at the National Cage Bird Show. (Click
Nick and Annalain Barrett from King's
Lynn, Norfolk, England are the authors of "The Gloster Fancy
The second edition is now available.
The cost of the book is $35 plus postage ($3 for media mail which
takes 10 to 12 days or $6 for priority mail which takes 2 to 3
days). If interested in obtaining a copy contact Regina McCarthy, E-mail
email@example.com or Tel.
The founders of the IGBA - US Chapter wished to
promote the Gloster Canary in the United states. They were very
familiar with the many Gloster Specialty Clubs in England and
especially with the International Gloster Breeders Association in
the United Kingdom, which, in company with other clubs, was
affiliated with the Gloster Convention.
Affiliation with the IGBA
Harold Sodamann and Mark
Whiteaker traveled to England where they requested and
received authorization to found a chapter of the IGBA in the US.
The IGBA - US encouraged the membership to breed
and exhibit birds as near to the adopted standard as possible.
The IGBA also provided patronage to local clubs
and to the National Cage Bird Show.
During the succeeding years the IGBA has exceeded the founder's
expectations in attaining these goals.
Gloster Corona and Consort