Category: Showing Canaries

Judging

Judging Gloster Canaries is perhaps the most rewarding aspect of the fancy. It enables the competent fancier to give their opinions of other fanciers Glosters while acting in an objective manner The competent judge will find the rewards of their trade satisfying, with other parts of the country visited and many new friends made. Successful exhibitors may be asked to judge at shows both at home and abroad. It is this aspect which broadens the mind and knowledge of the judge. A systematic view of the judging process is required by the judge prior to undertaking an engagement. Key points to take note of prior to judging are:- 1. Ensure there is plenty of light behind you when judging. 2. The height of the judging stand must be at a comfortable position. At major events the judges may be on their feet for a considerable time and the position and height of the judging stand is important. 3. Walk the...

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Glosters on the Show Bench

How often have we seen good Gloster Canaries let down on the show bench by poor presentation, either of themselves or the show they occupy. The exhibition side of the hobby is our shop window. It tells everyone else about us the exhibitor and gives a message to the rest of the fancy. It also sends signals to non-bird fancy individuals or organisation. Clean and well painted show cages are a priority not an after thought, it displays your intentions as an exhibitor. The exhibit must arrive at the show well prepared, second best is not good enough to catch the judges eye. How we arrive at this "best practice" is not a complicated affair but a one of acceptable standards and common sense. THE SHOW CAGE: The frame for the picture is the show cage, it should be clean and well painted with acceptable perches. A good clean seed to cover the floor and a "bit extra" in the...

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