What is a Novice?
A Novice is any exhibitor that did not place on the top
bench in the last year. When a Novice places in a top bench, their
Novice status will continue with them for the rest of that year.
Beginning the next year, they will no longer be considered a Novice.
Only Novices are eligible to receive the Best Novice Award.
What is Unflighted?
An unflighted bird is a bird under 1 years old and
banded with the current band year. A bird must be shown in the "young"
class in order to win the Best Unflighted Award. A bird under 1 years
old but banded with last year's band is not eligible for the unflighted
award. In this context, unflighted does not mean a bird that has its
flight feathers clipped or one that cannot fly.
What is considered Top Bench?
When you place in the top 10 (or more depending on size
of show), it is considered placing on the top bench.
What is the Best Youth Award?
This is an award given by the National Cage Bird Society. Please
check with them to see the requirements to be eligible for this award.
Who can I talk to about attending my first show?
ALBS welcomes everyone! Please contact us, and we will
direct you to someone in your area who can help you begin exhibiting
love birds. Please also considering joining
ALBS. The Agapornis World journal contains a lot of helpful
information and contacts. Also, we recommend purchasing the ALBS's
Official Membership Handbook.
What type of cage do I need to show my bird?
Birds can be shown in any type of cage as long as it is
1 bird per cage.
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