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My name is Gary Marsden and I live in the county of Lancashire in the UK.  My interest in pigeons first came about at the age of 9 when I was given a pair of blue racing pigeons.  At the age of eleven I was fascinated when I spotted a very round, bronze and white pied marked pigeon roosting up high on a ledge at Preston Town Hall.  At dusk I later returned to climb the side of the building and scoop her from the nest she was sitting on.  I mated her to a mealy racing pigeon as I was unable to locate any bird of similar shape or markings.  From this first mating I produced silver mealy cocks which I mated back to her to achieve a similar typed pigeon but I was never able to produce the gazzi markings.  Several years later I discovered the bird I had acquired was a bronze-tri gazzi Modena.

 

Many years later while visiting a local farmer to acquire a pet rabbit for my daughter I was surprised to see an aviary containing two black gazzi Modenas.  I was hooked again.  We came home with a rabbit and the Modenas.   The farmer advised me that locally there were a couple of top Modena breeders called Bob and David Iddon.  After a phone call, very interesting conversation and a visit to Bob Iddon I joined the Modena Club of Great Britain.

 

Currently I am a serving member of the Modena Club Committee and since 1995 I have been a Modena Club appointed judge.  In 2009 I was honored to be asked along with five  other Modena Club judges to judge at the Danish Modena Club Show.

 

 

Best in Judge Gary Marsden Section  

at  the Danish National  Show January 2009

went on to be Best Modena In Show 540 Birds

Photo Courtesy J Ross

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Young Blue Gazzi cock (Four Months Old) 2012

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Lancashire Championship Show November 2012  Best Gazzi And Best Modena Gary Marsden

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Young Bronze Tri Gazzi Hen (Four Weeks Old) 2012

BLUE GAZZI
  • Lancashire Championship Show November 2012                

                     Best Schietti    

                       Gary Marsden

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BELOW BEST ADULT GAZZI COCK AT THE UK MODENA CLUB SHOW 2013

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BEST MODENA AND RESERVE BEST IN SHOW  LANCASHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP 2013  GARY MARSDEN

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WINNER OF BEST YOUNG BLUE GAZZI

UK MODENA CLUB SHOW 2014

WINNER OF THE BEST MODENA

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        2300 MODENAS ENTERED

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Nest pair four weeks old

Below  Cream hen & a mealey  Also pictured at 4 weeks

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Young Grizzle Hen Bred by Edwin Houpst (Denmark)

2015 Bronze Tri Cock..

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young blue hen

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These are the last of the late bred gazzis One cock and three hens.