How To Prepare A Parrot Bird For Show Championship?


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As a pet bird owner, you may be wondering why you should bother attending a bird show or even trying to win a championship. After all, your bird is already beloved by you and brings joy to your home, so what more could you possibly want?

Here are a few reasons why attending bird shows and striving for championships can be beneficial for both you and your pet bird:

  • It can help your bird stay healthy and active. Just like any other pet, birds need exercise and stimulation to stay healthy. Attending bird shows gives your feathered friend a chance to stretch their wings and show off their acrobatic skills.
  • It can help you bond with your bird. Spending time together at bird shows will help you better understand your pet’s personality and behavior. You’ll also get to know other bird enthusiasts, which can be fun and informative.
  • It can give you a sense of accomplishment. Like any hobby, showing off your bird’s talents can be rewarding. Seeing your hard work pay off as your bird wows the judges is a great feeling that you’ll both enjoy.

What is a Champion/Grand Champion Love Bird?

A Champion Love Bird is any love bird that has received 50 points or more from at least three ALBS panel judges. In addition, the bird must have won first place in a major exhibition. A large event contains 50 or more love birds and at least three exhibitors. For a bird receiving points before 1998, the point threshold for obtaining Champion and Grand Champion rank is simply 20 points. Other criteria remain unchanged.

Every calendar year, on December 31st, a champion or grand champion is crowned. As a result, a love bird presented in either the regular or champion categories will continue to be shown in that category until December 31st of that year. Once a bird has earned Grand Champion status, it must be removed from all ALBS events. Furthermore, points are allocated to the bird rather than the exhibitor. This also implies that a bird that has previously been awarded points by a different exhibitor will keep those points.

To obtain Grand Champion status, a bird must collect 50 points while competing in the champion category and win first place in a major event. The bird’s status will then be converted to Grand Champion on December 31st of that year, and the bird must be retired from all ALBS events.

If an exhibitor is unclear about the status of a bird, he or she should contact the Points Registrar.

Any exhibitor who has produced five champion love birds qualifies as a champion breeder. Only the individual aspiring to be a Champion Breeder may breed and display these birds. Champion Breeder is a tough title to get.

What is a Novice?

Any exhibitor who did not place on the top bench in the previous year is considered a novice. When a Novice makes a top bench, their Novice classification is retained for the remainder of the year. They will no longer be labeled a Novice the following year. The Best Novice Award is only open to newcomers.

What is Unflighted?

An unflighted bird is one that is under one year old and has been banded with the current band year. To receive the Best Unflighted Award, a bird must be presented in the “young” class. A bird less than one-year-old yet banded with the previous year’s band is ineligible for the unflighted prize. Unflighted does not refer to a bird with its flight feathers removed or unable to fly in this situation.

What is considered a Top Bench?

When you rank in the top ten (or more, depending on the size of the show), you are regarded to be on the top bench.

What is the Best Youth Award?

The National Cage Bird Society bestows this honor. Please check with them to determine whether you meet the qualifications for this prize.

What type of cage do I need to show my bird?

Birds may be shown in any style of the cage as long as there is only one bird per cage.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and demonstrate their birds and have a fun time. Show cages are only necessary for National Level shows.

Show Classifications

The Rare and Eye-Ring Species are presented in a different category from the Peachfaced at big National level shows, but at most smaller, local events, all categories are regarded to be inside a single Love Bird division.

These classes help judges and show officials categorize the Love Birds that are entered in a show. The adjudicator compares all of the birds submitted based on their color class. The top birds in each class compete in Sections, and the best birds in Sections compete in their Division.

A Green Peachfaced, for example, would be compared to any other Green Peachfaced in the program. If the bird does well in its color Class, it will advance to compete against the other “Best in Class” birds in its Section. If the bird does well in its Section, it will then compete against the finest birds from the other Sections for the distinction of being called “Best Love Bird in Division,” with the very best bird overall being crowned “Best Love Bird in Division.”

Show Standards:

Section – Fischer’s (A. fischeri)

Classes:

  • Green- Type I (Nominate)
  • Green- Type II (Domestic)
  • Medium Green
  • Dark Green
  • Dilute Green (50% Heavy Suffusion)
  • Dark – Factored Dilute Green – All (50% Heavy Suffusion)
  • Dilute Green (80% + Light Suffusion)
  • Dark-Eyed Clear Yellow (100%)
  • Lutino
  • Spangle Green – All
  • Blue
  • Medium Blue
  • Dark Blue
  • Violet – All
  • Dilute Blue – (50% Heavy Suffusion)
  • Dark-Factored Dilute Blue – All (50% Heavy Suffusion)
  • Dilute Blue (80% Heavy Suffusion)
  • White Dark-eyed Clear (100% Clear)
  • Albino
  • Spangle Blue All
  • Pied – All
  • AOC Fischer’s

Section – Masked (A. personata)

Classes:

  • Green
  • Medium Green
  • Dark Green
  • Dilute Green (50% Heavy Suffusion)
  • Dark – Factored Dilute Green – All (50% Heavy Suffusion)
  • Dilute Green (80% + Light Suffusion)
  • Dark-Eyed Clear Yellow (100% Clear)
  • Lutino
  • Blue
  • Medium Blue
  • Dark Blue
  • Violet – All
  • Dilute Blue (50% Heavy Suffusion)
  • Dark-Factored Dilute Blue – All (50% Heavy Suffusion)
  • Dilute Blue (80% + Light Suffusion)
  • Dark-Eyed Clear White (100% Clear)
  • Albino
  • Fallow – All
  • Pied – All
  • AOC Masked

Section – American Cinnamon Peachfaced (Agapornis roseicollis)

Classes:

  • American Cinnamon Green
  • American Cinnamon Medium Green
  • American Cinnamon Dark Green
  • American Cinnamon Orangefaced Green All
  • American Cinnamon Blue
  • American Cinnamon Medium Blue
  • American Cinnamon Dark Blue
  • American Cinnamon Seagreen – All
  • American Cinnamon Whitefaced
  • American Cinnamon Yellowfaced
  • American Cinnamon Violet – All
  • AOC – American Cinnamon

Section – Australian Cinnamon Peachfaced (Agapornis roseicollis)

Classes:

  • Australian Cinnamon Green
  • Australian Cinnamon Medium Green
  • Australian Cinnamon Dark Green
  • Australian Cinnamon Orangefaced Green All
  • Australian Cinnamon Blue
  • Australian Cinnamon Medium Blue
  • Australian Cinnamon Dark Blue
  • Australian Cinnamon Seagreen – All
  • Australian Cinnamon Whitefaced
  • Australian Cinnamon Yellowfaced
  • Australian Cinnamon Violet – All
  • AOC – Australian Cinnamon

Section – American Cinnamon Peachfaced (Agapornis roseicollis)

Classes:

  • American Cinnamon Green
  • American Cinnamon Medium Green
  • American Cinnamon Dark Green
  • American Cinnamon Orangefaced Green All
  • American Cinnamon Blue
  • American Cinnamon Medium Blue
  • American Cinnamon Dark Blue
  • American Cinnamon Seagreen – All
  • American Cinnamon Whitefaced
  • American Cinnamon Yellowfaced
  • American Cinnamon Violet – All
  • AOC – American Cinnamon

Section – Blue Pied Peachfaced (Agapornis roseicollis)

Classes:

  • Pied Blue (>30% Yellow)
  • Pied Medium Blue (>30% Cream)
  • Pied Dark Blue (>30% Yellow)
  • Pied Whitefaced Blue – All (>30% Cream)
  • Pied Seagreen – All (>30% Cream)
  • Heavy Pied Blue (>70% Cream)
  • Heavy Pied Medium Blue (>70% Cream)
  • Heavy Pied Dark Blue (>70% Cream)
  • Heavy Whitefaced Blue – All (>70% Cream)
  • Heavy Pied Seagreen – All (>70% Cream)
  • Pied Yellowfaced Blue – All
  • Pied Violet – All
  • Pied American Cinnamon Blue – All
  • Pied Australian Cinnamon Blue – All
  • Dark-Eyed Clear Cream – All (>90% Cream)
  • Pied American Dilute Blue – All
  • AOC – Blue Pied

Section – Blue Peacfaced (Agapornis roseicollis)

Classes:

  • Blue
  • Medium Blue
  • Dark Blue
  • Whitefaced Blue
  • Whitefaced Medium Blue
  • Whitefaced Dark Blue
  • Seagreen and Medium Seagreen
  • Dark Seagreen
  • Yellowfaced Blue – All
  • American Dilute Greywing Blue – All (50% Heavy Suffusion)
  • American Dilute Blue – All (80% + Light Suffusion)
  • Whitefaced American Dilute Blue – All
  • Creamino
  • Whitefaced Creamino
  • Seagreen Creamino
  • AOC – Blue

Section – Green Pied Peachfaced (Agapornis roseicollis)

Classes :

  • Pied Green (>30% Yellow)
  • Pied Medium Green (>30% Yellow)
  • Pied Dark Green (>30% Yellow)
  • Pied Orangefaced – All (>30% Yellow)
  • Heavy Pied Green (>70% Yellow)
  • Heavy Pied Medium Green (>70% Yellow)
  • Heavy Pied Dark Green (>70% Yellow)
  • Heavy Pied Orangefaced Green – All (>70% Yellow)
  • Pied Green Violet – All
  • Pied American Cinnamon Green – All
  • Pied Australian Cinnamon Green – All
  • Dark-Eyed Clear Yellow (>90% Yellow)
  • Orangefaced Dark-Eyed Clear Yellow (>90% Yellow)
  • Pied American Dilute Green – All
  • AOC – Pied Green

Section – Green Peacfaced (Agapornis roseicollis)

Classes:

  • Green
  • Medium Green
  • Dark Green
  • Orangefaced Green
  • Orangefaced Medium Green
  • Orangefaced Dark Green
  • Green Violet
  • American Dilute Greywing Green – All (50% Heavy Suffusion)
  • American Dilute Green – All (80% + Light Suffusion)
  • Orangefaced American Dilute Green – All
  • Lutino
  • Orangefaced Lutino
  • AOC – Green

Section – Longfeathered Peachfaced (Agapornis roseicollis)

Classes:

  • Longfeathered Green
  • Longfeathered Medium Green
  • Longfeathered Dark Green
  • Longfeathered Orangefaced Green
  • Longfeathered Pied Green
  • Longfeathered Lutino
  • Longfeathered Blue
  • Longfeathered Medium Blue
  • Longfeathered Dark Blue
  • Longfeathered Whitefaced Blue
  • Longfeathered Seagreen – All
  • Longfeathered Yellowfaced Blue – All
  • Longfeathered Violet
  • Longfeathered Pied Blue – All
  • Longfeathered Creamino
  • Longfeathered American Cinnamon – All
  • Longfeathered Australian Cinnamon – All
  • Longfeathered Opaline
  • AOC Longfeathered

Section – Opaline Peachfaced (Agapornis roseicollis)

Classes:

  • Opaline Green
  • Opaline Medium Green
  • Opaline Dark Green
  • Opaline Orangefaced Green
  • Opaline Pied Green
  • Opaline Lutino
  • Opaline Blue
  • Opaline Medium Blue
  • Opaline Dark Blue
  • Opaline Whitefaced Blue
  • Opaline Seagreen – All
  • Opaline Yellowfaced Blue – All
  • Opaline Violet
  • Opaline Pied Blue – All
  • Opaline Creamino
  • Opaline American Cinnamon – All
  • Opaline Australian Cinnamon – All
  • AOC Opaline

Section – Violet Peachfaced (Agapornis roseicollis)

Classes:

  • Violet
  • Medium Violet
  • Dark Blue Violet
  • Whitefaced Violet
  • Whitefaced Medium Violet
  • Whitefaced Dark Violet
  • Seagreen and Medium Seagreen Violet
  • Dark Seagreen Violet
  • Yellowfaced Violet – All
  • American Dilute Greywing Violet – All (50% Heavy Suffusion)
  • American Dilute Violet – All (80% + Light Suffusion)
  • Whitefaced American Dilute Violet
  • AOC – Violet

Section – Rare Varieties

Classes:

  • Nyasa (Agapornis lilianae)
  • AOC Nyasa
  • Black-cheeked (Agapornis nigrigenis)
  • AOC Black-cheeked
  • Madagascar (Agapornis cana)
  • AOC Madagascar
  • Abyssinian (Agapornis taranta)
  • AOC Abyssinian
  • Redfaced (Agapornis pullaria)
  • AOC Redfaced
  • AOC Rares

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