Jim MarshallBudgerigar Judge
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, where he was involved with various bird
species, Jim gravitated towards the Budgerigar.
In 1957 Jim and his family
uprooted and moved to Canada, after becoming established in his exciting new
country, some 10 years later, he became acquainted with the Hamilton & District
Cage Bird Society, of which he became a member and eventually was president for
a few terms.
Today Jim still attributes his passion to his early years in the
Canadian fancy with guidance from great Budgerigar people like Niel
O'Brien, Len Corner, Rod MacDonald, Harry Chernenko, Don Spittles, Nick Murray,
Bruce Aspden, Lou Lavelette and many more.
But the one who had the greatest
influence on Jim's fascination with the Budgerigar was his dear friend and
mentor the late Thomas Orr Knox.
Jim and his wife Dorothy, children Mark and
Jillian, moved from Ontario to BC in 1975 where they have made their home ever
since. His dearest accomplishment every since moving to British Columbia has
been his involvement with the Western Canada Budgerigar Association of which he
is a founding member. He also feels very fortunate to be in an area where there
is an abundance of quality fanciers in all varieties of birds.
Jim has been
breeding, exhibiting and judging Budgerigars in Canada around 38 years and has
seen some astounding advancements in the Budgerigar in that short time, and he
maintains that in the hands of skilful dedicated fanciers we haven't seen
Jim Marshall, 8878 Copper Ridge Drive, Chilliwack, BC,V2R 5V2
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