Ohio National 2020 Virtual Show update

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Poultry Judge, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    You're right. But I did see many who worried over their birds. The women more than the men. They would travel with water from home so the birds' system wasn't shocked by foreign water. That kind of thing.

    And truthfully? I hated being show secretary. Hated it. I don't think I was cut out for any kind of serious bird shows. I had more fun at swaps.
     
  2. Poultry Judge

    Poultry Judge Moderator Staff Member

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    That's why we always tried to teach the kids good exhibiting habits. Being a show secretary is usually a thankless job. Being a judge isn't much better, you are always dealing with a few mental health folks.
     
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  3. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Giggle.
     
  4. Poultry Judge

    Poultry Judge Moderator Staff Member

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    But you took their entry and checked them in. Then they come at me like a Honey Badger!
     
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  5. robin416

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    One of the things I never did was approach the judges. If they were introduced to me, fine. But if they didn't approach me again that was fine too. I felt they were already being crawled all over by exhibitors so just leave them be.
     
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  6. Poultry Judge

    Poultry Judge Moderator Staff Member

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    It's a squeaky wheel driven system, we hardly ever meet the nice entrants.
     
  7. Poultry Judge

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    You can tell exhibitors modus operandi very quickly, whether it's about the birds or not.
     
  8. Poultry Judge

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    As Robin said, regrettably some folks only see the birds as commodities. Those are most often the folks hitting you with either flattery or being straight up menacing.
     
  9. Poultry Judge

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    And regrettably, in the States, there are a few methods, (not many), to game the rules of the system. A careful reading of the APA appeal rules demonstrates a few.
     
  10. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Just put me in the same column, hobby.
     
  11. Poultry Judge

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    Good point! There's really not an organization geared toward education and the hobby. Maybe, that's part of our role.