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AFA 2006 National Show Award
presented at National Cage Bird Show in Chicago, IL
to Julia H. Allen for Best Cockatiel in Show
THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF AVICULTURE, INC.  (AFA) proudly presented its 2006 National Show
Award given annually at the National Cage Bird Show, to Mrs. Julia H. Allen, for the “Best Bird in Show
Bred & Banded by an AFA Member.”

AFA National Show Awards Chair Linda S. Rubin presented winner, National Cockatiel Society (NCS)
President Julia Allen, the prestigious award during the Saturday evening banquet at the National Cage
Bird Show in Chicago, IL.

Julia’s magnificent normal grey male cockatiel won both the AFA National Show Award, as well as the
Higgins Trophy for Best Cockatiel in the NCS division; the National Cockatiel Society is an affiliate
organization of AFA.

To qualify for the AFA National Show Award, exhibitors must be current paid members of AFA, and fill out
an AFA registration form during the show; details may be found online at www.afabirds.org and in future
issues of
AFA In Brief and the AFA Watchbird.

American Federation of Aviculture, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3), nonprofit educational organization incorporated
in the state of California (business office located in N. Kansas City, MO), whose mission is to promote the
advancement of aviculture worldwide. AFA supports educational programs that enable better husbandry,
management and living conditions for exotic birds; promotes avian research and conservation of exotic
birds; keep members aware of legislative issues that affect aviculture and keep legislators aware of the
need for fair and equitable regulations. The goal of AFA is to insure long-term, self-sustaining populations
of exotic birds both in captivity and in the wild. AFA publishes the world-class quarterly magazine, the
and holds an annual national convention each year. Visit AFA online at www.afabirds.org.
Judge Lee Horton (left), winner Julia Allen (center), Higgins President Ignacio Perea (right)
Linda S. Rubin (left), winner Julia H. Allen (right)
NCS Panel Judge Lee Horton (left), with
Higgins President Ignacio Perea (right),
presenting Julia Allen with the Higgins
award for Best Cockatiel.
Photo c. 2006 Alyssandra Young
NCS President and winning exhibitor Julia H. Allen (right), presented
with the AFA Show Award by AFA Awards Chair Linda S. Rubin (left)
(Photo couresy of www.BirdChannel.com)
Best Cockatiel (named 240) wins AFA National Show Award
Best Cockatiel in Show and AFA Show Award winner.CPhoto copyright 2006 Alyssandra Young
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