Re H G Auction
Just like to say thank you to James Smith who was doing the phone bidding for me on Saturday, I fully appreciated his updates between lots I was bidding on and for his advise . This is the first time I have purchase via phone bidding on stock unseen and fully relying on my reseach on blood lines and the honesty from the person on the other end of the phone.
Many will ask why pay 1000 for a 2007 cock , for me it was the case of having a cracking grand daughter to Lot 54 so I beleive it was worth the gamble. As for having only Henry Georges birds in my avairy it was a case of chasing certain birds that matched certain lines which will help continue building quality in my avairy so I have come away from the auction with 4 cocks and 3 hens with prices ranging from 250 and top being 1700 and very happy.
I dont show at this stage, for me its a Hobby. I have 30 of Henrys quality birds and just enjoy trying different pairings to improve the quality of what I have and whether its frustating at times or not its still a relaxing hobby for me and may be down the track I will look at the show scene.
I would also like to thank Bruce Wilson for the frIendly and helpful manner shown by him during our phone conversations and who is looking after my birds until they are placed on a flight this week which will be very exciting for me as everyone who I have spoken to from the auction who have already had the benefit of seeing the birds have praised them so I cant wait to see them for myself.
So to the Dandenong Club congratulations on a very professional team and a very smooth run Auction .