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WBO Achievements

At each meeting of the WBO there is a wonderful exchange of ideas whereby best practice, judging methods, how to become a judge, problem areas, ideas that are successful in other countries are discussed for member countries to pick up and implement if they so wish. Some of the major achievements include:

        Formulated a Constitution agreed by all member countries

        Produced a 40-page Colour Standard for all recognised varieties worldwide

        Issued a Scale of Points for Budgerigars adopted by all member countries

        Establishment of an International Judges Panel

        Guidelines for Judges and Exhibitors produced and adopted by all member countries

        Introduction of a WBO judges accreditation for countries that do not have one

        Produced a Standard of Perfection for Budgerigars adopted by all member countries

        Developed a Colour Standard and Pictorial Ideal for the Colour Budgerigar adopted by all member countries

        Using the BS Ideal as a starting point, resulted in the International WBO Pictorial Ideal being produced in 2008 and adopted by all member countries

        Developed an International Show Cage with technical drawings and specifications adopted by all member countries

        Four WBO rosettes awarded every year at National shows to each member country/society

        Established an international Ring Colour Sequence and Specification adopted by all member countries

        Formulated a Colour Guide for Rings and Budgerigars using the Pantone Colour Codes adopted by all member countries

        Obtain and circulate Research articles from International Avian Vets and Scientists to member countries

        Introduced the WBO Gould Award commencing in 2011, awarded annually for Meritorious Services to the World of Budgerigars

        Funded research into feather issues in budgerigars and interim report produced

 

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