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SHOW RULES OF THE AFFILIATED SOCIETIES

OF THE SOUTH QUEENSLAND BUDGERIGAR

BREEDERS ASSOCIATION INC.

 

 

1 EXHIBITOR STATUS

 

 

1.1 There shall be the following three classifications of exhibitor:

i) Open

ii) Intermediate

iii) Novice

 

These sections to include Junior where applicable.

 

1.2 Junior classification for exhibitors is from eight (8) years of age until sixteen (16) years of age. From 1st January of the following year the exhibitor will cease to be a Junior exhibitor.

 

1.3 a. Where two (2) or more exhibitors are co-habiting and BREEDING birds at the SAME address, they shall show in the highest section of any of the exhibitors.

b. On the formation of a partnership of exhibitors, the points carried through will be those of the exhibitor with the higher exhibition status. The other exhibitors points being discarded. If two or more exhibitors of the same exhibitor status form a partnership, the points carried through will be those of the exhibitor with the highest number of points. The partnership must exhibit in the section of the partner with the highest exhibitor status.

c. Upon the cessation of a partnership, the ring numbers of the birds being kept by each member of that partnership must be supplied to their parent club/society/association.

 

1.4 A person who has not been showing for five (5) years from the 1st of January of the current calendar year may request to their club management committee to drop to the next lowest Section they last showed in.

 

1.5 Exhibitors showing in either Novice, Intermediate or Open Sections must be approved by an A.N.B.C. Affiliated Society to show in these sections.

 

2 ENTRIES

 

2.1 There shall be the following classes in Open, Intermediate and Novice .

 

AA Any Age (combination of Young & Old Birds excluding Nestfeathers).

A Old Bird (excludes Young & Nestfeather)

B. Young birds (Young birds bred by the exhibitor only)

N/F Nestfeathers (Nestfeathers bred by the exhibitor only)

 

Purchased Birds: Cannot be shown. Please refer Rule 2.5 a.

 

2.2 All entries shall be made by telephone, fax, email or on the entry form issued for the purpose and shall be addressed to the Show Manager / Secretary, unless the Society at any meeting shall otherwise direct.

 

2.3 Entry fees must be paid prior to judging. Cheques or Money Orders shall be made payable to the Association or Society. Fees not paid may automatically disqualify the bird/s from being judged. All birds nominated MUST be paid for, whether such birds are staged or not. Action to recover fees to be at the discretion of the individual Society.

 

2.4 Entry fees for any show shall be paid for at the rate decided by the Organising Management Committee.

 

2.5 a. Individual Clubs may have a special section for Novice Exhibitors to exhibit purchased birds. Purchased birds cannot be eligible for normal show awards / show points.

b. In the Open, Intermediate and Novice sections all birds must be rung with the breeders approved closed ring.

c. Young Birds must be rung with the appropriate years ring.

d. All birds eligible to compete in Any Age/Old, Young and Nestfeather classes must be bred and rung in Australia with a single closed ring only which is registered to the exhibitor.

e. Plastic or split rings are not permitted.

 

The Show Committee will disqualify birds that do not comply with these rules.

(The Show Committee will be as per each individual clubs decision)

 

2.6 All exhibits must be bona-fide property of the exhibitor on the date of entry. No selling for a limited period or borrowing will be allowed. Birds proved not to be owned by the exhibitor will be disqualified together with the exhibitor and all of their other exhibits.

 

2.7 All birds eligible to enter in Nestfeather and Young Bird classes must be rung with appropriate years ring, bred by, and in the continuous possession of the exhibitor, who must be a member of an affiliated Club/Association/Society. All exhibits shall be rung with a closed metal A.N.B.C. approved ring supplied by the Club/Association/Society and registered. (Closed and coded rings are issued after the 1st January of each year).

 

2.8 After the entries have been received a label for each cage will be supplied to the exhibitor, who shall affix it on the bottom rail at the right hand corner of the cage. No other distinguishing marks may appear on the cage, unless an additional label has been approved by the Show Manager / Secretary.

 

2.9 a. No bird may compete in more than one class.

b. Reclassification of birds is at the discretion of individual societies.

c. If not covered by 2.9 B. birds entered in a wrong class will be disqualified see “rule 9 page 41 ANBC standard”

 

2.10 The Committee shall take all reasonable care of the exhibits, but the Association/Society or the Committee will not be responsible for any accidents, losses, mistakes, or damages from whatever cause arising. The birds being shown are at the sole risk of the Exhibitor.

 

2.11 No entry shall be accepted from any person disqualified by this or any other Club/Society/Association during the period of disqualification.

 

2.12 Bird dealers may exhibit but only as individuals or partnerships and not as a bird shop or under a trade name.

 

3 SHOW CAGES

 

3.1 All exhibits must be staged in recognized ANBC standard show cages with no visible identifying features.

 

3.2 Birds shown in poorly maintained cages will be disqualified by the Show Committee.

 

3.3 a. Round white drinkers on A.N.B.C. standard show cages MUST be placed between the 4th and 5th bars on the left hand side of the show cage as viewed from the front.

b. Perches MUST be positioned eight (8) bars in from either side of the show cage, with the groove at the end of the perch to run vertically.

 

3.4 Floor covering for all cages shall be a standard seed mixture suitable for budgerigars. Shell grit or other distinguishing matter will not be accepted. The use of plastic “cage savers” under the seed is optional (as per A.N.B.C. Council meeting May 2004). Contravention of the rule will result in the exhibit being disqualified.

 

4 SHOW DAY

 

4.1 All exhibits must be at the show at the time appointed by the Club/Society/Association. (In unforeseen circumstances, allowances maybe made at the Show Managers/Secretary discretion)

 

4.2 No exhibitor shall be admitted to the staging area before the completion of judging, except to deliver exhibits to the stewards. As soon as the stewards take possession of the exhibits, the person must retire from the staging annex and the judging area.

 

4.3 a. During the show all exhibits will be in the custody of the Show Committee and may not be touched or handled by the owner, or any other person, under any pretence whatsoever without the permission of the Show Manager/Secretary or the Assistant Show Manager / Secretary. Not withstanding anything stated above, the birds will remain at all times the property of the owner.

b. Whilst judging is in progress no person or persons other than Judges, Show Committee and Stewards for that section, will be permitted in the judging area.

 

4.4 Any unauthorized person removing a bird from the show room without permission during the progress of the show shall automatically have their exhibits disqualified and shall forfeit all trophies, sashes or cards that otherwise they may have been entitled.

 

4.5 The Show Committee reserves the right to inspect any bird at any time during the course of the show for any purpose it deems necessary.

 

4.6 The Club/Society/Association Committee reserves the right to refuse any entry or entries at any time and shall not be bound to assign any reason for such refusal.

 

4.7 Ring numbers or code of all breeders’ exhibits must be supplied upon request.

 

4.8 Only members of the Club/Society/Association with birds rung with the Society’s rings will be eligible to compete for Society rung trophies.

 

5 JUDGING

 

5.1 Budgerigars will be judged according to the latest standards adopted by the Australian National Budgerigar Council.

 

5.2 Judges must be selected from the South Queensland Judges Association Inc. panel however in certain circumstances, recognized visiting Guest Judges (e.g. international or interzone) may be appointed at the discretion of the Committee, provided the birds are judged to the ANBC standard. Special permission to invite Guest Judges must first be obtained from the South Queensland Judges Management Committee Inc.

 

5.3 The decision of the Judge or Judges shall be final upon all matters of merit.

 

5.4 No exhibitor shall be allowed to assist the judge in their section should they have entries in that section, unless no other stewards are available.

 

5.5 Judges shall not be allowed in the staging or judging area until judging commences.

 

5.6 Any bird marked 'no award' or ‘NA’ shall not be removed from the show bench

 

5.7 a. Only birds attaining a first placing in their class are eligible for further awards except in a reserve award situation.

b. If any bird at the show does not reach a satisfactory standard, awards will be made at the Judges discretion.

 

Please refer to page 8 Show Rules ANBC “Faults requiring disqualification”

 

6 DISQUALIFICATION

 

6.1 Birds rung with 2 closed rings shall be disqualified along with the exhibitor and all of their other exhibits.

 

6.2 Any faking, trimming of flights and tail feathers, dyeing of feathers or any other show practice considered improper by the Show committee shall not be allowed. Any exhibitor found to have done so shall have all entries disqualified for the Show.

 

6.3 a. The Judge of an exhibit may initiate disqualification if in their opinion it is in breach of Rule 6.2. Notice in writing, signed by the Judge must specify the reason and be given to the Show Manager or other authorized official before completion of judging. The Show Committee or an authorized sub-committee of at least three competent independent persons must examine the exhibit and record its findings.

b. If following this, it is proposed to disqualify the Exhibitor, the Show Committee shall notify the Exhibitor in writing of the intention and reasons. Notice to the Exhibitor shall be given at least thirty minutes before presentation of awards, or if the Exhibitor is absent, within such reasonable time as the Show Committee may direct. The Exhibitor must be presumed innocent unless proven otherwise.

 

6.4 Any Exhibitor may lodge a protest with the Show Manager/Secretary at any time up to thirty (30) minutes upon completion of show judging against any exhibit or Exhibitor on grounds of violation of any Show Rule. This protest must be in writing signed by the protestor, must specify particulars of the charge and must be accompanied by a deposit of $50.00. This deposit shall be forfeited if the Show Committee decides the protest is frivolous, vexatious or unjustified but otherwise may be returned to the protestor.

 

The Show Committee or an authorized sub-committee of at least three competent independent persons must examine the exhibit, if appropriate, and record its findings. If the Show Committee considers it should proceed with the protest, it shall so inform the Exhibitor if he or she is available. Upon acceptance of the protest the Show Committee shall promptly notify the exhibitor against who the protest has been lodged. The exhibitor shall be shown the written protest. The Exhibitor shall be permitted to examine all evidence and answer the charge within such reasonable time as the Show Committee may direct. The Exhibitor must be presumed innocent unless proven otherwise.

 

6.5 The Show Committee shall disqualify any exhibit against which a protest has been duly lodged and upheld for a show rule violation.

 

6.6 Any Exhibitor found by the Show Committee to have made a dishonest entry for any exhibit shall forfeit all awards won by that exhibit at the Show concerned and will be disqualified. The Show Committee shall determine whether such disqualification shall extend to all of that exhibitor’s entries at that Show.

 

6.7 If an exhibit is disqualified, the Show Committee may also disqualify the Exhibitor. Any Exhibitor so disqualified shall forfeit all awards won at the show.

 

6.8 If within thirty (30) minutes of completion of judging, a bird is disqualified, affected classes shall be re-judged as required and awards re-distributed as necessary.

 

6.9 Any one found guilty of attempting to bribe a judge shall be disqualified for a period of not less than five (5) years. The S.Q.B.B.A. Inc and all affiliated Clubs/Societies/Associations will be informed of such suspension.

 

6.10 Any breach of any show rules that necessitates suspension of an exhibitor for any period of time must be reported to S.Q.B.B.A. Inc. and all affiliated Clubs/Societies/Associations.

 

7 GENERAL BEHAVIOUR

 

7.1 a. All persons causing annoyance by comments on decisions of Judges or other unseemly or insulting behaviour, after being cautioned by a member of the Show Committee, will be expelled from the Show or otherwise dealt with by the Committee as they shall think fit.

b. An exhibitor who speaks or comments within the judges hearing or makes an approach to the judge regarding exhibits in the class being judged will be dealt with by the Show Committee as they see fit.

 

8 GENERAL

 

8.1 Exhibitors may bring birds for sale at the discretion of the society. The individual Club/Society/Association shall determine commission and Entry Fee. The Committee will take all reasonable care of the exhibits, but the Society or the Committee will not be responsible for any accidents, mistakes, losses, or damages from whatever cause arising.

 

9 DISEASE AND ILLNESS

 

9.1 Any bird having an apparent disease or complaint shall not be admitted to the show.

 

9.2 a. The Show Manager or Delegated person shall remove from the show bench any bird becoming unwell during the Show.

b. Should a bird require immediate attention, permission should be granted for its removal from the show venue upon application to the Show Manager.

 

10 SHOW POINTS / ELEVATIONS

Only 1 point can be awarded to one exhibit at any show.

(Club table shows do not count towards Show points)

 

10.1 a. In Nestfeather & Young Bird classes in Intermediate and Novice sections, a bird winning in a class of seven (7) or more exhibits benched and not less than four (4) exhibitors = 1 point.

b. In Nestfeather & Young Bird classes in Intermediate and Novice sections a bird winning a colour award of Section between Cocks and Hens and being from seven (7) or more exhibits benched and not less than four (4) exhibitors = 1 point.

c. Any bird winning Best Cock or Hen, or Best bird or Opposite Sex in their section regardless of age and number of exhibitors and entries benched will receive one point.

 

10.2 a. Any Novice exhibitor accumulating eight (8) points at any one society will be elevated to Intermediate Section provided a minimum of two (2) years has expired from date of joining an affiliated Club/Society/Association..

b. Any Intermediate exhibitor accumulating ten (10) points at this Society will be elevated to Open Section provided a minimum of three (3) years has expired.

c. Any exhibitor who is elevated to a new status will be notified in writing and such elevation will take effect from 1st January of the following year.

d. The Secretary or Show Manager/Secretary of the S.Q.B.B.A. Affiliated Society will duly record a tally of all show points gained by each exhibitor gained at each Society show for the show year. Written notification of elevations is required by S.Q.B.B.A Inc by November 30th each year. S.Q.B.B.A. Inc will notify all affiliated societies by December 31st each year of such elevations.

 

10.3 No Breeder / exhibitor may elevate themselves. All elevations must be in accordance with the fore- going clauses except where a partnership is formed.

 

DEFINITIONS FOR SHOW RULES

 

Colour Class: The allocated number according to the relevant show schedule a bird is to be exhibited in. e.g. Class 1 is for Light Green Cocks: Class 2 –Light Green Hens etc.

 

Colour Awards: According to the society awards list. E.g. Best Green Normal would be awarded to the best bird from the Light Green, Dark Green, Olive Green and Greygreen Cocks and Hens exhibited in the section.

 

Variety Award: All birds of the same variety comprising both sexes.

e.g. Normals of both green and blue series for Best Normal Award.

 

Section: Open: Intermediate: Novice: Junior: (Refer exhibitor status)

 

Show Year: January 1st to December 31st in one calendar year.

 

Nestfeather: Current year rung bird. Aged between approx. six to twelve weeks of age that is not displaying any of the following features:

a. solid iris ring

b. broken cap

c. adult colouring on cere

d. multiple pin feathers

e. visible adult feathers in body or wing

 

Young Bird: When birds have their full adult plumage. A bird will remain a young bird until 31st July the following year. E.g.a bird born on the first January 2004, and rung with a 2004 leg ring, may only be shown as a young bird from 1st August 2004 until 31st July 2005. As of the 1st August 2005, it becomes an Old Bird.

 

Old Bird: Any bird rung with a previous years’ ring (read description for Young Bird above).

Young Birds cannot be exhibited in this class.

Nestfeathers cannot be exhibited in this class.

 

Any Age Bird: A combination of Young & Old Birds.

Nestfeathers cannot be exhibited in this class.

 

Page 41 ANBC Standard

 

BUDGERIGAR PENALTY AND DISQUALIFICATION CLAUSES FOR GUIDANCE OF A.N.B.C. JUDGES AND EXHIBITORS.

 

Updated: June 2003

 

 

FAULTS REQUIRING DISQUALIFICATION

 

1. Sickness:

Ruffled, huddled appearance coupled with vomiting, continual shaking or diarrhoea. (not to be confused with nervous vent).

 

2. Mites or Lice:

Visible on bird or indicated by nodules at the side of the beak, scale on the legs, scale on the cere, ragged black markings on feathers particularly on the side of the birds towards the vent area. (Note: not to be confused with misplaced melanin).

 

3. Injury / Deformity:

e.g. Dislocated joints, undershot beak, missing toes or part thereof, apparent signs of feather plucking, three or more toes permanently facing forward, inability to grip perch, obvious French moult, more than two primary tail feathers, substantial bleeding.

 

4. No visible iris ring/s where these are required or vice versa.

 

5. All brown cere on a cock bird.

 

6. Both primary tail feathers missing

 

7. Incorrect varietal characteristics:

Any bird showing characteristics other than those set out in the Standard for the variety they represent

eg Cinnamon characteristics in Clearwings or Greywings, birds with incorrect cere colour.

 

8. Broken nest feather:

i.e. Adult coloured cere, multiple pin feathers, visible adult feathers in body or wing, broken cap,

solid iris ring.

 

9. Birds entered in the wrong class.

Note: Birds disqualified by reason of Numbers One or Two above are to be removed from the bench immediately.

 

CHAMPION STATUS

 

To gain champion status and be recognised as a Champion Breeder an exhibitor must gain fifteen (15) show points whilst exhibiting young birds in the Open section within a two year time frame commencing January 1st 2005

 

For the Champion Breeder to maintain this Champion Status the exhibitor must achieve five (5) show points whilst exhibiting young and any age birds in a single showing year.

 

Show points to be gained as per show points system accumulated from affiliated societies of the S.Q.B.B.A. Inc.

 

It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to maintain the record of points gained. The points to be verified by the respective Club Show Manager/Secretary in a diary which will be submitted to S.Q.B.B.A. Inc Show Manager when the required points have been accumulated.

 

An exhibitor failing to meet the champion criteria will automatically revert to open status.

 

This champion status will not be another show section: it should be worked from points gained by exhibiting in the Open section.

 

If clubs wanted to have awards for a champion section that would be up to the individual club.

Edited by daz

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Guest Thirtyfive Black

wow, do people really dye the birds feathers?

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Anyone know if you can show a bird with a Black Beak? I have a few young ones that have Black Beaks and I want to bench them next show but not sure if I can

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Anyone know if you can show a bird with a Black Beak? I have a few young ones that have Black Beaks and I want to bench them next show but not sure if I can

Black beaks is a melanin thing and only in the very young. It would not be penalised on the black beak alone thing anyway. So, if it still has a black beak you would be showing young nestfeathers or unbroken caps ( however they are called where you are ). Make sure they are old enough to perch and not get stressed. Showing a bird too young is often frowned upon in show breeding circles.

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I have never seen a black beak on the bench. Mine are usually gone before they are old enough for the nestfeather (Barhead) Show.

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I have never seen a black beak on the bench. Mine are usually gone before they are old enough for the nestfeather (Barhead) Show.

Exactly...I would consider a black beaked baby to be too young for showing.

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Yes Kaz you would be pretty close to the mark

there,by the time they will sit on the perch & show

the black beak should of faded.

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We have two that still have a fair amount of black on their beak and both perch fine and are no longer being feed by their parents other then sooky feeds, both eat independent and are old enough by our club regs so will put them in tomorrow night and see how they go :) Thanks guy

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We have two that still have a fair amount of black on their beak and both perch fine and are no longer being feed by their parents other then sooky feeds, both eat independent and are old enough by our club regs so will put them in tomorrow night and see how they go :) Thanks guy

 

 

Black beaks won't get penalized but if the barheads are entered into a normal adult class instead of a UBC or nest feather class they will never compete against an fully feathered adult of any quality (well here anyway, although I would assume the same in any state). Just make sure you look after those babies well after the show, these are the birds that seem to suffer the most from showing and need careful care and attention when they return home. Spark, ensure they are feeding etc.

 

How did they go By The Way?

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