PROCEDURES FOR JUDGING BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY PATRONAGE SHOWS

PROCEDURES FOR JUDGING BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY PATRONAGE SHOWS

AREA CHAMPIONSHIP AND GOLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS
COLOUR LABEL CODE
RED 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

JUDGING ORDER
1. All classes will be judged and the winners placed in the appropriate colour line up under condition 2.
2. A judge will judge the best of his colour from first to last and will mark the cage labels accordingly and will note the best of colour (label to be marked B.O.C.) and the best opposite sex to the best of colour in both the Any Age and Young Bird colour classes. The appropriate coloured spots should be affixed to the four cages.
3. When all the best of colour judging has been completed, the five major awards of the B.S. should be selected in the following order:
(a) Best Any Age in Show
(b) Best Any Age Opposite Sex in Show
(c) Best Young Bird in Show
(d) Best Young Bird Opposite Sex in Show
(e) Best Budgerigar in Show.
The first four awards of the above should, in each case, be selected from a line-up of 25 birds (or fewer if some colour classes are void of entries). The selection of best in show should then be made from the winners of Best Any Age and Best Young Bird.
4. After the section specials have been judged. Certificates of merit should be awarded to the Best Novice Any Age and Young Bird, the Best Beginner Any Age and Young Bird and the Best Junior Any Age and Young Bird which have not won a Challenge Certificate at the show.
5. On any occasion where a best opposite sex in show is scheduled, it should be selected from the winners of best Any Age Opposite Sex and Best Young Bird Opposite Sex to the Best in Show.
6. Where B.S. Associated Specialist Society patronage is awarded (i.e. CBBA, VBC, etc) such awards should be taken from the colour rundown which should be judged from first to last.
7. Upon completion of judging it will be necessary to ensure that the proposed certificate winners are wearing an official ring purchased from the Budgerigar Society through the General Secretary. If a proposed certificate winner is not wearing such official ring or belongs to a person who is not a member of or who has not nominated B.S. then the next best eligible exhibit in that colour should be considered for the certificate. Once a bird has been given an award of Best in its Colour or a B.S. Challenge Certificate, it cannot thereafter be beaten by a bird of its colour for any other B.S. award.
8. Positions allocated within a colour line up can not be reversed when judging sections.

CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS – SILVER & BRONZE COLOUR LABEL CODE
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

JUDGING ORDER
1. All classes will be judged and the winners placed in the appropriate colour line up under condition 2.
2. A judge will judge the best of his colour and will note the Best of Colour (label to be marked B.O.C.), the Best Any Age, the Best Any Age Opposite Sex, the Best Young Bird, and the Best Young Bird Opposite Sex. The appropriate coloured spots should be affixed to the four cages. (The red spot being additional to either the orange or blue spots).
3. When all the best of colour judging has been completed, the five major awards of the B.S. should be selected in the following order:
(a) Best in Show
(b) Best Any Age in Show
(c) Best Any Age Opposite Sex in Show
(d) Best Young Bird in Show
(e) Best Young Bird Opposite Sex in Show
All five of the above awards should be selected from a line-up of 25 birds (or fewer if some colour classes are void of entries).
4. After the section specials have been judged. Certificates of Merit (Silver Patronage only) should be awarded to the Best Novice Young Bird, the Best Beginner Young Bird and the Best Junior Young Bird which have not won a Challenge Certificate at the show.
5. On any occasion where a best opposite sex in show is scheduled, it should be selected from the winners of best Any Age Opposite Sex and Best Young Bird Opposite Sex to the Best in Show.
6. Where B.S. Associated Specialist Society patronage is awarded (i.e. CBBA, VBC, etc) such awards should be taken from the colour rundown which should be judged from first to last.
7. Upon completion of judging it will be necessary to ensure that the proposed certificate winners are wearing an official ring purchased from the Budgerigar Society through the General Secretary. If a proposed certificate winner is not wearing such official ring or belongs to a person who is not a member of or who has not nominated B.S. then the next best eligible exhibit in that colour should be considered for the certificate. Once a bird has been given an award of Best in its Colour or a B.S. Challenge Certificate, it cannot thereafter be beaten by a bird of its colour for any other B.S. award.
8. Positions allocated within a colour line up can not be reversed when judging sections.

OTHER PATRONAGE SHOWS
1. At other patronage shows a judge will judge his Best In Section and note the Best Opposite Sex to the Best In Section. The Best In Show will be selected from the Best In Sections (ten birds including Best Junior Any Age and Best Junior Young Bird or fewer is any sections are void). The Best Opposite Sex will be selected from the highest placed bird of Opposite Sex to the Best in Show from each section (ten birds including Best Junior Opposite Sex Any Age and Best Junior Opposite Sex Young bird or fewer if any sections are void). Best Young Bird will be selected from the Best Young Bird sections 5 (five) birds including Best Junior Young Bird (or fewer in any sections are void).
2. Where societies use the colour class system at non championship shows, it is recommended that the procedure for championship shows is adopted.

B.S. ORDER OF PRIORITY
The B.S. Order of Priority is as follows: Crest, Spangle, Dominant Pied, Recessive Pied, Yellow Face, Rare Variety, Clearbody 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 Spangle is exhibited in the Spangle class.



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