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The Company of Medieval Aviculturists is the SCA's first guild dedicated to the arts and sciences of medieval and modern [[aviculture]].
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The Known World Aviculturists Guild (formerly the Company of Medieval Aviculturists) is the SCA's first guild dedicated to the arts and sciences of medieval and modern [[aviculture]].
   
   
The guild officially began on August 14th, 2006 when founder and guildmistress Aisin-gioro Biya in the [[Canton of Brokenbridge]] in the [[Crown Province of Ostgardr]], [[East Kingdom]] opened the yahoo group, [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scaparrots]. At the time, the group was simply known as "SCA Parrots." However, "SCA Parrots" is not an SCA legal guild name (guilds, companies, and households are not allowed to use "SCA" in their names) so, after much discussion and debate on a good sounding name, the Company of Medieval Aviculturists was chosen in early September, 2006.
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The guild officially began on August 14th, 2006 when founder and guildmistress Biya Sama (now Biya Sama Fujin) in the [[Canton of Brokenbridge]] in the [[Crown Province of Ostgardr]], [[East Kingdom]] opened the yahoo group, [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scaparrots]. At the time, the group was simply known as "SCA Parrots." However, "SCA Parrots" is not an SCA legal guild name (guilds, companies, and households are not allowed to use "SCA" in their names) so, after much discussion and debate on a good sounding name, the Company of Medieval Aviculturists was chosen in early September, 2006.
   
 
==Membership==
 
==Membership==
   
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As of the spring of 2008, membership in the aviculture guild has stayed between 36 and 40 gentles SCA wide. This includes somewhere between six and ten non-SCAdians or those who cannot be readily identified as within the SCA and known dignitaries in the bird community, including Alison Evans-Fragle of the Edgewater Parrot Society.
Membership in the Company of Medieval Aviculturists is open to all. While, as of the charter ratification on April 22nd, 2007 at [[Popinjays Play in Brooklyn]], most members reside in the East Kingdom, anyone from any kingdom or area may join. While many members are stewards to companion birds, just as many are not--it is not required to join.
 
   
As of April 22nd, 2007 members reside in:
 
 
*[[East Kingdom]]
 
*[[West Kingdom]]
 
*[[Middle Kingdom]]
 
*[[Calontir]]
 
*[[An Tir]]
 
*[[Atenveldt]]
 
 
Feathered lords and ladies in the Company include:
 
 
*[[Umbrella cockatoo]]s
 
*[[Moluccan cockatoo]]s
 
*[[Goffin cockatoo]]s
 
*[[Cockatiels]]
 
*[[Congo African grey]]s
 
*[[Timeh African grey]]s
 
*[[Blue-front Amazon]]s
 
*[[Blue and gold macaw]]s
 
 
==Why "Company?"==
 
 
In the SCA, private groups of like-minded SCAdians may be in three major forms: [[households]], [[companies]], and [[guilds]]. Of these, [[guilds]] and [[companies]] may both be centered around specific arts and sciences. Whereas guilds traditionally have a hierarchy, companies see their members as equals--which is why the falconry group is called, [["Saint Bavon's Company of Falconry"]] for in this group, all falconers have an equal voice--none is above another.
 
 
With Saint Bavon's Company of Falconry as a model, the Company of Medieval Aviculturists decided to organize along a similar concept: all members are equals.
 
 
Unlike Saint Bavon's, the Company of Medieval Aviculturists counts avians as full members. This is in part a reflection of the Company's values as stated in its [[charter]].
 
 
==Charter for the Company of Medieval Aviculturists==
 
 
The [[charter for the Company of Medieval Avicuturists]] was written by Aisin-gioro Biya and ratified by unanimous vote by both human and feathered members on April 22nd, 2007 at [[Popinjays Play in Brooklyn]].
 
   
 
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Revision as of 11:08, 18 June 2008

The Known World Aviculturists Guild (formerly the Company of Medieval Aviculturists) is the SCA's first guild dedicated to the arts and sciences of medieval and modern aviculture.


The guild officially began on August 14th, 2006 when founder and guildmistress Biya Sama (now Biya Sama Fujin) in the Canton of Brokenbridge in the Crown Province of Ostgardr, East Kingdom opened the yahoo group, [1]. At the time, the group was simply known as "SCA Parrots." However, "SCA Parrots" is not an SCA legal guild name (guilds, companies, and households are not allowed to use "SCA" in their names) so, after much discussion and debate on a good sounding name, the Company of Medieval Aviculturists was chosen in early September, 2006.

Membership

As of the spring of 2008, membership in the aviculture guild has stayed between 36 and 40 gentles SCA wide. This includes somewhere between six and ten non-SCAdians or those who cannot be readily identified as within the SCA and known dignitaries in the bird community, including Alison Evans-Fragle of the Edgewater Parrot Society.