- Select birds that will be shown.
- Avoid placing stress on birds by handling during heat of the day.
- Eliminate any birds that have defects or don’t meet breed standards.
- Have birds clean and feathers in condition.
- Wash birds with a mild soap and dry bird before show.
- Oil combs, wattle and feet a couple of days in advance, and again before show.
- Check for any defects that would disqualify you from the show.
- Practice handling birds and be knowledgeable on you project and animal.