Each NFSS sanctioned shows require a list of classifications placed in their show catalog. All “sanctioned” shows must include all finch and softbill classes.

Here’s a link to download formatted classifications for the Show Catalog:
There are also customized excel for the Show Secretary Sheets. Download and print:

Show Classification Sheets: Classifications formatted for show catalogs. Used as hand-outs to exhibitors to complete their show cage tags. There should be a person assigned to help classify birds into the correct classification. If the exhibitor is not sure how to classify a bird, leave that to the NFSS judge who will determine which correct class the bird should be placed in. Judges will do this during their preliminary walk-through. The judge will make hash-marks on his copy the classification sheets which is formatted for the club show catalogs.


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.  Old class will have odd numbers and young even numbers on the classification sheets. These numbers are entered on the cage tag and 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. This is another way to be sure no bird is left behind on the ready table 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 that all cages are on the show bench for that Class, Section or Division.

Show report: The NFSS judge is required to bring a NCR or carbonless form with him/her to the show. This is the Secretary’s responsibility to fill this form out. It requests them to list the top 10 Division winners, Flighted ribbon awards, Junior awards, Novice awards, Best finch awards. Also the Show Secretary needs to capture the birds band numbers, the exhibitors NFSS member’s number and list the name of each specie or classification name. The NFSS judge will hand the show secretary the club’s copy. This should be kept so if any verification needs to be made the form is available.

NFSS prints all sanctioned shows in the Journal the preceding year.

NFSS member show points: All points awarded and are also placed in the Journal. The points table is found here: /show-points/.  If a member’s dues remain unpaid beyond the twelve month membership period, said membership shall cease. Should a member’s membership cease and be renewed at a later date, the membership shall begin at that payment date. To retain the membership number and retain related data, said membership must be renewed within (60) sixty days of expiration. (ARTICLE 4: MEMBERSHIP AND DUES Paragraph 4) Also outlined in the judges handbook.

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