SHOW BY-LAWS AND RULES
Judge Selection- Any certified National or International Budgerigar Judge can
judge a BAA Show and administer a BAA Judge Trainee test as long as the judge adheres to the
rules of the hiring club.
Allowed Birds- All birds exhibited in BAA must be closed banded by the
exhibitor. Purchased birds cannot be exhibited in standard BAA classes. Local clubs may
establish a separate class for purchased birds, but birds in these classes do not qualify the
exhibitor for any wins or advancement in BAA.
Judging Scheme- The recommended judging scheme is for each division to
select the top 10 birds, Best Opposite Sex, Best Young, and Best Young Opposite Sex; and then
select for the show the top 10 birds, Best Opposite Sex, Best Young, and Best Young Opposite
Page 10 Sex and Challenge Certificates. It is recommended that there will be divisions for Champion,
Intermediate, Novice, Junior, and Rare exhibitors.
Challenge Certificates (CCs)- Challenge Certificates shall be presented to the
bird judged to be best of its variety in the show.
Points- Points shall be awarded to Junior, Novice, Intermediate, Champion, and
Rare exhibitors. Points shall be awarded within a division only. Best awards receive the
following points: Best in Division – 25 points, Best Opposite Sex in Division – 20 points, Best
Young in Division – 15 points, and Best Young Opposite Sex in division – 10 points. In addition,
1st through 10th places shall receive points based on the number of birds in the division and
descending by one through the 10 places.
Local Control- Total control of a show, including the Grand National, shall
belong to the local affiliate sponsoring the show. Clubs may choose the judging scheme and
judging order that meets their needs and desires.
Classifier- The decision to have a classifier at a show is up to the Affiliated
Club. The final decision for the classification of a bird is with the presiding judge unless
specified by the Show Manager. A classifier, who may be the show manager, should be
appointed for each show. The judge can question the classification, but the final decision on
action to be taken is up to the show manager.
Show Reports- Show reports shall be submitted by the show secretary. Copies
of the report should be forwarded to the Journal Editor, the Webmaster, and the Ranking
Secretary within 30 days of the show. Show reports must be received before January 1 of the
next year or the points won’t be counted in the tabulation of the awards.