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Show Classifications - Standard and IGBA - Novice Rule

A guide to assisting Novices in identifying the right classification to enter a Gloster exhibition.

Show Classifications - Standard and IGBA - Novice Rule

A guide to assisting Novices in identifying the right classification to enter a Gloster exhibition.

Standard Classification

Standard Classification

All the variations in colour generally make up 24 classes, one further class is added for BUFF Grizzles totalling a MINIMUM of 25 Classes

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The Standard show classification identified is the minimum set down by the governing body. Some larger specialist clubs have added further classes. These additions are generally in the White or Allied to White classes, splitting the Unflighted and Flighted birds.

IGBA Champion Classification

IGBA Champion Classification

More recently classes for light buff birds (Clear to 25% dark) have been added to the IGBA Champion Classification.
This increases the number of Buff classes in the Champion section from 8 to 16. 

1A – 8A: Clear to 25% Dark, Corona / Consort, Cock / Hen

1B – 8B: 25% Dark to 74% Dark, Corona / Consort, Cock / Hen

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The initiative to add the light classes was to:

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Encourage fanciers to breed a lighter bird as a further challenge

Make the show bench more attractive for visitors.

Encourage newcomers to the Gloster fancy.

Presently the number of light birds shown in the Novice section does not warrant the additional classes.
Should numbers increase, this situation will be reviewed.

The initiative has been highly successful, the number of light birds exhibited at the IGBA show has increased year
on year, proving to be an added attraction to the show.

Presently the number of light birds shown in the Novice section does not warrant the additional classes. Should numbers increase, this situation will be reviewed.

The initiative has been highly successful, the number of light birds exhibited at the IGBA show has increased year on year, proving to be an added attraction to the show.

Novice Rule Clarification

Novice Rule Clarification

Extract from IGBA 1979 – Presidents Report A & G Watkinson.

“I would like to remind the Novice members that a Novice starts his [her] Novice status from the very first year he [she] joins a
Specialist Club i.e. If a Novice joins a Specialist Club in 1976 and does not renew his [her] membership in 1977 and 1978 but decided
to renew his [her] membership in 1979, he [she] will then be a Champion Exhibitor from and including the 1979 show season, the two
years he [she] did not renew his [her] membership will count for his [her] novice status……”

Period revised to 7 years – Current Junior & Novice Rule defined as:

Extract from IGBA 1979 – Presidents Report A & G Watkinson.

“I would like to remind the Novice members that a Novice starts his [her] Novice status from the very first year he [she] joins a Specialist Club i.e. If a Novice joins a Specialist Club in 1976 and does not renew his [her] membership in 1977 and 1978 but decided to renew his [her] membership in 1979, he [she] will then be a Champion Exhibitor from and including the 1979 show season, the two years he [she] did not renew his [her] membership will count for his [her] novice status……”

Period revised to 7 years – Current Junior & Novice Rule defined as:

Colour Identification

Colour Identification

As a Novice exhibitor it can sometimes be difficult to identify the correct class to enter your bird.

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Buff

Clear to 25% Dark

Buff

Clear to 25% Dark

Buff Variegated

25% to 75% Dark

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Buff Variegated

25% to 75% Dark

Buff Variegated

25% to 75% Dark

Buff Variegated

25% to 75% Dark

Borderline Buff Variegated

Judge Decision – Under or Over 75% Dark

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Borderline Buff Variegated

Judge Decision – Under or Over 75% Dark

Three Parts Dark 

75% to Self Green

Three Parts Dark

75% Dark to Self Green 

White Allied

Fawn

White Allied

Blue

White

White

Yellow

Yellow

Grizzle

Cinnamon

Yellow

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon

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Join the IGBA. Already a Member? Apply to Exhibit

Formed in 1966 the world’s largest All-Gloster Society devoted to keeping, breeding exhibiting and the welfare of Gloster Canaries. Exhibit against the best in the UK and the Continent.

Join the International Glosters Breeders Association and become an activate member of our community

Already a member? You can exhibit your birds and meet other IGBA Members at the Premier Gloster Show s

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