√Čire Budgerigar Society

Est 1952

EXHIBITOR HELP

SHOWING FOR THE FIRST CAN BE A DAUNTING TASK FOR THE FIRST TIME EXHIBITOR, WHETHER AT CLUB LEVEL OR OPEN SHOWS. MANY QUESTIONS SPRING TO MIND, HOW DO I? WHAT IS? WHERE DO I? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

HOPEFULLY IN THIS SECTION WE CAN ANSWER SOME OF YOUR QUERIES. IF IT'S NOT COVERED HERE, ASK A QUESTION AND WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO ANSWER YOUR QUERY.

WHAT IS A BARHEAD?

THE DEFINITION OF A BARHEAD BUDGERIGAR

1. BIRDS SHOWN IN BARHEAD OR NEST FEATHER CLASSES SHOULD BE IN THE FEATHER THAT THEY LEAVE THE NEST. (DESPOTTING AND BROKEN BARS ARE NOT ALLOWED).

2. FULL SPOTS ARE SYNONYMOUS WITH A MOULTED OUT BIRD.

3. AN IRIS RING (IN VARIETIES WHERE PRESENT) CANNOT BE USED AS AN INDICATOR OF A MOULTED OUT BIRD.

4. JANUARY 31ST SHALL BE DEEMED TO END THE EXHIBITION YEAR,THUS A BIRD HATCHED AT ANY TIME DURING THE CURRENT YEAR CAN COMPETE AS A YOUNG BIRD TO JANUARY 31ST THE FOLLOWING YEAR

5. ALL EXHIBITS COMPETING IN YOUNG BIRD AND BARHEAD CLASSES MUST HAVE BEEN BRED BY THE ACTUAL EXHIBITOR(S).

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANY AGE AND YOUNG BIRD ?

YOUR ANY AGE ENTRY CAN HAVE A RING FROM ANY YEAR INCLUDING THE CURRENT YEARAND DOES NOT NEED TO BE YOUR OWN BIRD.BIRDS WITHOUT A B.S OR AREA SOCIETY RING CAN ALSO BE SHOWN IN THIS CLASS BUT CANNOT WIN A CC

YOUR YOUNG BIRD ENTRY MUST HAVE YOUR OWN CURRENT YEARS RING UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES CAN YOU SHOW A BIRD BEARING ANOTHER FANCIERS RING

WHAT IS A CC ?

A CC IS A CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE THIS IS AWARDED TO THE BEST OF COLOUR BIRD FROM ALL SECTIONS AT SOME SHOWS YOU MAY HAVE A CC FOR BOTH ANY AGE AND YOUNG BIRD

WHAT DO THE COLOUR SPOTS MEAN ?

WHEN YOU EXHIBIT AT THE SHOWS OR EVEN IF JUST VISITING MANY OFTEN ASK, WHAT ARE THE COLOURED CIRCLES FOR? WHAT DO THEY MEAN?

AREA CHAMPIONSHIP &  GOLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS

RED BEST OF COLOUR

YELLOW   BEST OF COLOUR ANY AGE - OPPOSITE SEX

BLUE  BEST OF COLOUR YOUNG BIRD

GREEN   BEST OF COLOUR YOUNG BIRD - OPPOSITE SEX 

CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS

RED BEST OF COLOUR

ORANGE BEST OF COLOUR ANY AGE

YELLOW BEST OF COLOUR ANY AGE - OPPOSITE SEX

BLUE BEST OF COLOUR YOUNG BIRD

GREEN BEST OF COLOUR YOUNG BIRD OPPOSITE SEX

HOW DO YOU DEFINE A FULL CLASS?

DEFINITION OF A FULL CLASS

a) A CLASS THAT CONTAINS 7 BENCHED EXHIBITS AND A MINIMUM OF 3 EXHIBITORS

b) A BEST IN SECTION COUNTS AS A FULL CLASS WIN WHERE THE SECTION CONTAINS 6 OR MORE EXHIBITORS

WHICH CLASS SHOULD I PUT THIS IN?

 AS MOST BREEDERS KNOW, ENTERING BIRDS IN A SHOW CLASS IS NOT ALWAYS EASY, BUT TO A BEGINNER IT CAN BE VERY CONFUSING.ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A BIRD THAT COULD GO IN ONE OF TWO CLASSES.

I.E CRESTED SPANGLE

LISTED BELOW IS THE BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY ORDER OF PRIORITY 

THE B.S. Order of Priority is as follows: CREST, SPANGLE, DOMINANT PIED, RECESSIVE PIED, YELLOWFACE, RARE VARIETIES AND A.O.C.

i.e. A CRESTED SPANGLE IS EXHIBITED IN THE CRESTED CLASS

     A SPANGLE DOMINANT PIED IS EXHIBITED IN THE SPANGLE CLASS

     A YELLOW FACE RECESSIVE PIED IS EXHIBITED IN THE RECESSIVE PIED CLASS.

REMEMBER!  ALWAYS ASK AN EXPERIENCED FANCIER, IF YOU ARE STILL NOT SURE.

A TYPICAL CAGE LABEL LAYOUT AND ITS MEANINGS

CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE   THIS IS THE POSITION YOUR BIRD HAS REACHED IN THE BEST OF COLOUR LINE UP  IE THIS BIRD WAS 2ND PLACE FROM ALL THE FIRST PLACED LIGHT GREEN BIRDS (AT DOUBLE CC SHOWS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN 2ND PLACE FROM ALL THE LIGHT GREEN YOUNG BIRDS). IF YOU HAVE NOT WON 1ST POSITION IN YOUR CLASS THIS SPACE WILL BE LEFT BLANK

SECTION POSITION   THIS IS THE POSITION YOUR BIRD HAS REACHED IN YOUR ENTERED SECTION IE THIS BIRD IS 8TH PLACE FROM ALL THE  BEGINNER  FIRST PLACE WINNERS . IF YOU HAVE NOT WON 1ST POSITION IN YOUR CLASS THIS SPACE WILL BE LEFT BLANK

CLASS  THIS IS WHERE YOU ENTERED YOUR BIRD IE THIS BIRD WOULD BE A LIGHT GREEN HEN ENTERED IN THE BEGINNER YOUNG BIRD SECTION

POSITION  THIS IS WHERE YOUR BIRD FINISHED FROM ALL OTHER BEGINNER YOUNG BIRD LIGHT GREEN HENS

NUMBER  THIS IS ENTRY NUMBER OF YOUR BIRD IN ITS SELECTED CLASS ( ALWAYS MAKE A NOTE OF YOUR CAGE NUMBER TO MAKE IT SIMPLE TO IDENTIFY YOUR BIRD SOMETIMES THE CAN ALL LOOK VERY SIMILAR)