Also include instructions for exhibitors how to complete their show tags.
♦ For Novice to place a “N” at the upper right hand corner of the show tag.
A Novice is a exhibitor who has not placed on the show bench and usually will receive a special ribbon provided by the club.
♦ Junior’s (under age 18) place a “J” in the upper right hand corner of the show tag.
Junior exhibitors usually will receive a special ribbon provided by the club.
Show Secretary Sheets: (Excel)
There should be a person(s) assigned to help classify all birds entered. Birds are placed into the correct classification (classifier/steward/exhibitor). While classifying they check for bands on the birds.
♦If the exhibitor and/or classifier are not sure how to classify a bird, leave that to the NFSS judge who will determine and correct class the bird should be placed in. Judges will do this during their preliminary walk-through.
♦Prior to the Judges walk-through the Steward should have a total tally of exhibitors and cages placed on the ready table. The judge will make hash-marks on his copy the show catalog during his walk-through.
Show Secretary Sheets: Each sheet allows multiple cage numbers to be entered from the show tag next to each specie. Each classification lists old or young. Young must have the current year dated on the closed band. If no band or the band is split the bird is automatically classified as old class. Old class will have odd numbers and young even numbers on the classification sheets. The numbers are entered on the cage tag are entered in the secretary sheets. This format is only used by the secretary during the show. The secretary can enter all show cage numbers into the correct classifications prior to the start of the show. This is another way to be sure no bird is left behind during the judging. Steward will bring up cages and either the steward or judge will announce the numbers to the secretary. It is the secretary’s responsibility to double-check the stewards bring all cages to the show bench for that class, section or division.
Show points: The points table is found here: (PDF)