Fraser Coast Ag Show - Finches

Maryborough Showgrounds & Equestrian Park

23/05/2019
24/05/2019
01/12/2018
Closed

 

SECTION 11: FINCHES

GENERAL REGULATIONS
(For the conduct of competitions at QCAS affiliated Queensland Agricultural Shows)
Subject to the Rules, By-Laws and Regulations of the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Associations Inc. and the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society Inc., the following General Regulations shall apply.
GENERAL REGULATIONS AND ACCEPTANCE OF ENTRIES
1 Judging will be performed by a Judge or panel of Judges appointed by the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society Inc.
2 The attention of Exhibitors is drawn to the fact that entries are accepted subject to the Rules, By-Laws and Regulations of the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies Inc. and the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society Inc. in addition to the Special Regulations which appear in this schedule. Copies of the Rules and By-Laws may be obtained upon application to the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies or the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society Inc.
3 No refunds will be made after close of entry.
4-5 Spare for assignment
NOTICE TO INTENDING EXHIBITORS
6 Entries for the upcoming Fraser Coast Agriculture Show can be made as described for each section in this schedule. Entries submitted other than on the correct form will be returned to the Exhibitor and, unless all requirements are complied with, and the forms returned to the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show office by completion of business on the closing date, as shown in this Schedule, they will not be considered.
7 Notwithstanding the provisions of General Regulation 6, late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Section Chief Steward.
8 Entries are accepted subject to the Rules, By-Laws and Regulations of the Association, in addition to any Special Regulations, which appear in the Associations Schedule. All completed Entry Forms remain the property of the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society Inc. and are to be returned to the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society Inc. office after the Show for further office procedures as required.
9 Exhibitors whose entries have not been accepted shall be advised accordingly and entry fees refunded.
10 The exhibitor irrevocably consents to the Association publishing or reproducing in any manner whatsoever any particulars or information in relation to their exhibits; the publication or reproduction may be in a printed form or visual image through electronic means and/or on the internet.
PRIVACY STATEMENT
11 The information provided by Exhibitors is used by the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Associations Inc. and the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society Inc. to organise, process and conduct competitions at the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show. By entering such competitions you consent to your personal information being used for this purpose including this information being made available to sponsors, breed Associations, the media, the public, promotional purposes, archival purposes, published in publications and could be made available to other third parties for the purpose of promoting the Queensland Agricultural Show Movement, or as otherwise required by law. Exhibitors have a right of access to and alteration of personal information concerning themselves in terms of the Privacy Act. This may be done by contacting the QCAS Chief Executive Officer or by writing to the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies Inc.
12-15 Spare for assignment
WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY
16 All Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies Inc. affiliated Associations Showground’s are designated workplaces within the meaning of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011 and exhibitors / competitors are required to ensure that they and all persons under their direction or control, including their contractors or subcontractors, comply with all requirements of the Act. The Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Associations Inc. holds each exhibitor responsible to discharge its obligations to provide and maintain a safe place and system of work during occupation by the exhibitor/competitor of any area of the affiliated Agricultural Associations Showground’s.
17 Each exhibitor/competitor will assess the risk to themselves, staff, volunteers, family, other exhibitors, Agricultural Society staff, show visitors, children and any person foreseeably affected by the presentation of their exhibit.
18 Risks identified by exhibitors/competitors will be eliminated or controlled by the exhibitor/competitor and particular attention will be paid to ensuring public safety and safety of other exhibitors/competitors.
19 Exhibits will only be held and handled by competent persons whose experience is known to the Exhibitor/Competitor.
20 A “No Smoking Policy” will be strictly adhered to by exhibitors/competitors. Smoking areas are marked in “ORANGE MARKINGS/FLAGS” which are located near the Cane & Cattleman’s Bar & Witches Hat Bar. No food or drink is allowed in the smoking area. The exhibitors/competitors are advised that the use of Primus stoves, any heating or lighting appliances of a like character, or any naked light, is strictly prohibited in pavilions.
21 Any exhibitors/competitors intending to bring electrical equipment to the Showground’s will be required to ensure that such equipment is fitted with residual current protection and that all electrical leads, tools and appliances have been inspected by a licensed electrical contractor and currently tagged. The use of double adaptors is prohibited and all power boards must also be tested and tagged.
22 All exhibitors/competitors will comply with the requirements of the Act and its Regulations and Standards in every other respect. This is essential for the safety of all exhibitors/competitors and the general public. The Act imposes very severe penalties in the event of noncompliance with its provisions. Any exhibitors/competitors who do not comply will not be allowed to exhibit at Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Associations Inc. affiliated Shows.
23-25 Spare for assignment
DISCLAIMER
26 The information contained in the Competitions Schedule is gathered for the purpose of providing information to Exhibitors and show patrons. The information is a compilation of information provided by third parties and the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Associations Inc. and affiliated Agricultural Associations does not warrant its accuracy and advises that any such information may be subject to change or amendment occurring at any time and thereby making the information incorrect. Subject to the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Associations Inc. legal obligations and responsibilities, if you require confirmation of any information please contact the QCAS Office.
27-30 Spare for assignment
PRIZES AND GST
31 The Australian Taxation Office has deemed that GST is payable on prizes if an Exhibitor is registered for GST and enters an Exhibit as part of a business enterprise.
32 The information an Exhibitor provides on the Application for Entry determines whether GST is applicable.
33 Any prize stated in this Schedule does not include GST.
34 GST will not apply:
(a) If an Exhibitor enters an Exhibit as a hobby or private recreational pursuit; or
(b) If an Exhibitor enters an Exhibit as part of a business enterprise, the Exhibitor has an ABN, but the Exhibitor is NOT REGISTERED for GST.
(c) If an Exhibitor enters an Exhibit as part of a business enterprise, the Exhibitor is not entitled to an ABN as the business or enterprise is not operating in Australia.
35 GST will apply if an Exhibitor enters an Exhibit as part of a business enterprise, the Exhibitor has an ABN, and the Exhibitor is REGISTERED for GST.
36 Where GST applies, the Association will pay the prize money quoted in this Schedule plus 10% GST. The Association will issue a recipient created tax invoice.
WARNING:
The Exhibitor must complete the Exhibitor’s Declaration on the Application for Entry.
The Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Associations Inc. recommends that the Exhibitor seeks professional advice before completing the Exhibitor Declaration

QCAS General Poultry and Caged Birds Regulations Version 2 – 12 October 2015
Page 1
SPECIAL POULTRY AND CAGED BIRDS REGULATIONS
(For the conduct of Poultry and Caged Birds competitions at QCAS affiliated Queensland Agricultural Shows)
Subject to the Rules, By-Laws and Regulations of the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Society’s Inc. (QCAS) and the Society/Association relevant to this schedule, the following General Horse Regulations shall apply.
Where there is a conflict between these regulations and the regulations and rules of the local Agricultural Society, the rules of the Affiliated Agricultural Society prevail.
These regulations are to be read in conjunction with the General Regulations contained in this schedule.
1. NOTICE TO INTENDING EXHIBITORS
1.1 Birds can only be removed from showing area with the permission of the Chief Steward.
1.2 Any Bird entered in the incorrect class can, at the discretion of the Chief Steward, be re-entered in the correct class.
1.3 No birds to be removed or handled without the Steward’s permission.
1.4 Any Bird found to have been tampered with may, at the discretion of the Stewards and Committee, be disqualified.
1.5 Eggs remain the property of the affiliated Agricultural Society.
1.6 No trimming, plucking or dyeing of feathers, staining of legs or any fraudulent practice will be allowed.
1.7 Every Exhibitor will be deemed responsible for the condition in which his/her exhibit appears in the pen. It shall be permissible for Exhibitors to dub male game fowl and game bantams.
1.8 Birds must be true to breed, no cross breeds.
1.9 Banded birds are eligible for judging.
1.10 Junior Exhibitors must pen and unpen their own entries.
2 AGE OF EXHIBITS
2.1 Birds 12 months and over will be judged as adults.
3 JUDGING
3.1 Judging standards will be those recognised by the Australian Standard or the British Poultry Standard where applicable.
3.2 Exhibitors are not to talk to Judges during judging.
3.3 Judges are not to judge classes in which they have entered.
3.4 An Exhibitor shall not compete nor show any bird in a section if the bird has been owned or leased by the Judge or a member of the Judge’s immediate family or if the Judge is the Exhibitor’s employer or business partner.
3.5 An Exhibitor shall not compete if the Exhibitor or any bird being shown by the Exhibitor has been given tuition by the Judge or the Judge’s business partner within three (3) months prior to or during the show.
3.6 An Exhibitor is ineligible to compete, if the Exhibitor has employed or has been employed by or has been a business partner of the Judge of the Section within three (3) months prior to or during the holding of the Show.
3.7 A Judge shall not visit the bird-housing complex of the Agricultural Society, nor the owners, nor inspect or discuss any animal entered in the Show prior to or during the judging of the relevant section.
4 BIOSECURITY
4.1 All QCAS affiliated agricultural societies have developed a comprehensive Agricultural Show Biosecurity Plan and all event organisers, competitors and spectators have a joint responsibility to ensure the successful implementation of a biosecurity plan.
4.2 All Birds are to be free of lice and disease. Any affected Birds must be moved to a quarantine area or collected by owner immediately.

 

Thursday & Friday, 23 & 24 May 2019

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

Pet N Produce + Saddlery - Maryborough Ph 412 22000

Chief Steward: Graham Wex 4122 1384

Steward: Karen Sorensen  0447 412 300

Section Conditions:

1.  Entry Forms and payment to be forwarded to   Mr G Wex, 10 Sprake Drive, Bell Hilltop, Maryborough Qld 4650 or Mrs K Sorensen, 4 James Street, Maryborough Qld 4650.  Exhibits to be delivered as per schedule Entries close Sunday 12 May 2019NO late entries accepted
2.  All entries are subject to General Show Rules.

3.  Birds to be benched between 5pm and 7pm Wednesday 22 May 2019.

4.  All birds to be staged in standard cages of the breed. 

5.  Judging will take place from 8am Thursday 23 May 2019. The Judge's decision is final.

6 . Birds will be on display to public Thursday 23 May 2019 9am - 6.30pm and Friday 24 May 2019 9am - 4pm. 

7.  Exhibitors must provide the water drinker for each entry.  Drinkers may be clear or white plastic, and to be placed on the right-hand side of cage.

8.  Exhibitors to provide enough food for each entry to last 48 hours.  (Extra seed may be labelled and handed to Stewards for feeding).

9.  A bird can be exhibited in one class only.

10. Cage Sticker to be stuck on LEFT HAND SIDE OF CAGE, when facing cage, for all sections.

11. No exhibit to be removed from the Show bench before seeing the Chief Steward.

12. Finches and Grass Parrots have suitable seed on cage floors.

13. Entry Form must be completed in detail and lodged with entry fee to the Chief Steward/Steward by the allotted time.

14. All genuine care will be taken with exhibits; however, the Society will not be responsible for any loss or accident of the exhibit.

15. Any exhibit found suffering from any illness, infection, disease or lice can and will be removed by the Chief Steward.  Sick or injured birds may be removed for treatment with the permission of the Chief Steward.

16. The Chief Steward may transfer exhibits entered in the wrong class to the correct class.

17. No bird to be removed unless approved by the Chief Steward.

18. All matters in dispute shall be the decision of the committee appointed for such purpose.

19. The judge will have the power to decline awarding a Champion in any Class in which birds are not considered of sufficient merit.

20. All birds to remain on display until 4pm Friday 24 May 2019 unless approved by the Chief Steward.

21. No persons will be admitted during judging, except the Stewards and the Judge.

NOTE: For help with show cages please contact Karen Sorensen on 0447 412 300.

Entry Fees: 50 cents per entry (inc GST)

Prizes:             1st       2nd      3rd

                        $3        $2       $1

 

Championships:

 

Grand Champion Bird of Show: $10, sash plus

Kingstons Rural Supplies Perpetual Trophy and a $15 voucher

Champion Australian Finch (other than Zebra or Gouldian Finch):

$5 or voucher & sash

Reserve Champion Australian Finch (other than Zebra or Gouldian Finch):

$5 or voucher & sash

Champion Zebra Finch:

$5 or voucher & sash

Reserve Champion Zebra Finch:

$5 or voucher & sash

Champion Gouldian Finch:

$5 or voucher & sash

Reserve Champion Gouldian Finch:

$5 or voucher & sash

Champion Foreign Finch:

$5 or voucher & sash

Reserve Champion Foreign Finch:

$5 or voucher & sash

Champion Grass Parrot:

$5 or voucher & sash

Reserve Champion Grass Parrot:

$5 or voucher & sash

Champion Junior Bird:

$5 or voucher & sash

President's Encouragement Award:

Chosen from all Classes by the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show President or his nominated representative

AUSTRALIAN FINCHES (Other than Zebras)

 

Class 11001 GOULDIAN FINCH NORMAL

Green Back any colour head or breast

Class 11002 GOULDIAN FINCH MUTATION A.C

Class 11003 STAR FINCH A.V/A.C

Class 11004 LONGTAIL A.V/A.C

Class 11005 RED BROW FINCH A.V/A.C

Class 11006 DOUBLE BAR A.V/A.C

Class 11007 DIAMOND FIRETAIL A.C

Class 11008 BLUE FACED PARROT FINCH A.C

Class 11009 ANY OTHER VARIETY AUSTRALIAN FINCH

ZEBRA FINCHES

 

Class 11010 ZEBRA GREY

Class 11011 ZEBRA FAWN

Class 11012 DEBRA GREY SERIES

(Slate; Dilute Blue; Silver)

Class 11013 ZEBRA FAWN SERIES

(Beige; Cream; DK Cream; Cream Backed)

Class 11014 ZEBRA MARKED WHITE SERIES

(Marked White; Chestnut Flanked)

Class 11015 ZEBRA BLACK AFFECTED SERIES

(Black Face; Black Bodied; Charcoal; Black Front)

Class 11016 ZEBRA WHITE AFFECTED SERIES

(White; Grizzle A.C; Pied A.C)

Class 11017 ZEBRA A.O.C/A.O.V

(Qld Isabel; Yellow Bill A.C; Carabel)

Class 11018 ZEBRA NON-STANDARD VARIETIES

(Dilute CFW; Any Red; Alumina)

 

FOREIGN FINCHES

 

Class 11019 JAVA SPARROW A.C

Class 11020 SINGER A.C/A.V

Class 11021 BENGALESE A.C/A.V

Class 11022 CUTTHROAT FINCH A.C

Class 11023 NUN A.C/A.V

Class 11024 CORDON BLUE A.C/A.V

Class 11025 RUDDY WAXBILL A.C/A.V

Class 11026 ORANGE BREASTED WAXBILL A.C

Class 11027 CUBAN A.C

Class 11028 PARROT FINCH A.C/A.V

(Tri Colour; Sea Green; Pied; Red Face etc)

Class 11029 SAINT HELENA A.C

Class 11030 ANY OTHER VARIETY FOREIGN FINCH

GRASS PARROTS

 

Class 11031 ANY VARIETY GRASS PARROT

(e.g. Scarlets; Bourkes; Turquoisine; Elegants; and their mutations)

JUNIOR SECTION (16 years and under)

Class 11032 ANY BIRD OF CHOICE

Bring a printed copy of your entry which has been emailed to you NOT an electronic copy.  You must have this printed copy to put with your exhibit. 

#
Class
Status
Notes
Test
Fee

FINCHES

Grand Champion Bird of Show

Champion Australian Finch (other than Zebra or Gouldian Finch)

Reserve Champion Australian Finch (other than Zebra or Gouldian Finch)

Champion Zebra Finch

Reserve Champion Zebra Finch

Champion Gouldian Finch

Reserve Champion Gouldian Finch

Champion Foreign Finch

Reserve Champion Foreign Finch

Champion Grass Parrot

Reserve Champion Grass Parrot

Champion Junior Bird

Presidents Encouragement Award

AUSTRALIAN FINCHES (OTHER THAN ZEBRAS)

11001
Gouldian Finch Normal (Green Back any colour Head or Breast)
Closed
$0.50
11002
Gouldian Finch Mutation AC
Closed
$0.50
11003
Star Finch AV/AC
Closed
$0.50
11004
Longtail AV/AC
Closed
$0.50
11005
Red Brow Finch AV/AC
Closed
$0.50
11006
Double Bar AV/AC
Closed
$0.50
11007
Diamond Firetail AC
Closed
$0.50
11008
Blue Faced Parrot Finch AC
Closed
$0.50
11009
Any Other Variety Australian Finch
Closed
$0.50

ZEBRA FINCHES

11010
Grey
Closed
$0.50
11011
Fawn
Closed
$0.50
11012
Zebra Grey Series (slate, dilute blue, silver)
Closed
$0.50
11013
Zebra Fawn Series (Beige, Cream, DK Cream, Cream Backed
Closed
$0.50
11014
Zebra Marked White Series (marked white, chestnut flanked)
Closed
$0.50
11015
Zebra Black Affected Series (black face, black bodied, charcoal, black front)
Closed
$0.50
11016
Zebra White Affected Series (white, grizzle AC, pied AC)
Closed
$0.50
11017
Zebra AOC/AOV (Qld isabel, yellow billAC, carabel
Closed
$0.50
11018
Zebra Non Standard Varieties (dilute CFW, any red, alumina)
Closed
$0.50

FOREIGN FINCHES

11019
Java Sparroe AC
Closed
$0.50
11020
Singer AC/AV
Closed
$0.50
11021
Bengalese AC/AV
Closed
$0.50
11022
Cutthroat Finch AC
Closed
$0.50
11023
Nun AC/AV
Closed
$0.50
11024
Cordon Blue AC/AV
Closed
$0.50
11025
Ruddy Waxbill AC/AV
Closed
$0.50
11026
Orange Breasted Waxbill AC
Closed
$0.50
11027
Cuban AC
Closed
$0.50
11028
Parrot Finch AC/AV (tri colour, sea graeen, pied, red face etc.
Closed
$0.50
11029
Saint Helena AC
Closed
$0.50
11030
Any Other variety Foreign Finch
Closed
$0.50

GRASS PARROT

11031
Any VarietyGrass Parrot (eg. scarlets, bourkes, turquoisine, elegants, and their mutations)
Closed
$0.50

JUNIOR

11032
Any Bird of Choice
Closed
$0.50

Event Notes

N/A

Contact Details

0417343493
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