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About Linda S. Rubin
Linda S. Rubin is an international writer, speaker, industry consultant, and avian
educator with more than 35 years experience breeding, exhibiting, and judging
cockatiels, budgerigars, and parrots.  She is the author of two award winning books,
Ultimate Parrot Guide (TFH Publications), and Multiple Bird Households (TFH Publications),
the widely read peer-reviewed manual,
Cockatiel Genetics Made Easy, several e-books,
and now the editor of the new digital e-publication,
Cockatiel Mutations MagazineTM,
available through www.CockatielsPlusParrots.com.

An avid enthusiast in the study of color mutations, Linda is widely recognized as a
leading authority in the United States on cockatiel mutation genetics, and is the facilitator
of the first Cockatiel Genetics Workshop
TM in the USA. She has presented on cockatiels
and parrots at more than a dozen AFA national conventions, Canadian conferences, the
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and other private meetings
since 1977. One of her most memorable invitations was as keynote speaker at the First
International Cockatiel Symposium hosted by the Australian National Cockatiel Society,
and the Native Cockatiel Society of Australia, in Brisbane and Sydney, and as overseas
speaker at the Avicultural Society of Australia in Melbourne.  While in Queensland, Linda
had the opportunity to travel into the Outback of St. George to follow parrots and
cockatiels and observe their natural behaviors in the wild, which provided insight into
their reactions in captivity - and on the show bench.

Linda writes as a Bird Breeder Expert and columnist on the Cockatiel Information Center
for The Animal Network's BIRDCHANNEL.COM and as an online columnist for COMPANION
BIRDWORLD.COM.  With a national byline since 1986, and an international byline beginning
in 1990, Linda's writing background includes more than 300 published articles including
penning columns for Cage & Aviary Birds (UK), Bird Times, Cage Bird Hobbyist, UK
Birdkeeper, American Cage Bird Magazine and AFA Watchbird.  Her freelance features
have appeared in Bird Talk, Birds USA, Critters USA, Parrots (UK), Talking Birds
(Australia), Australian Aviary Life - and the Maga-book (magazine book) Cockatiels
(BowTie Press) as the sole author on a definitive article on color mutations.  Her work
has appeared in trade magazines and in more than a dozen international avicultural
journals.  Linda employed editing skills as senior editor for Seacoast Publishing’s
magazine, Cockatiel & Parakeet World, and several national nonprofit avicultural journal
publications.

With more than 30 years dedication to national organizations, Linda currently serves as
the Director of Specialty Organizations on the Board of Directors of the American
Federation of Aviculture, Inc. (AFA), and is the AFA AVY Awards Chair, and former long-
time Public Relations Chair - serving on and off the board since 1980.  She is a recipient
of an  AFA  Watchbird  AVY  Award for her writing,  several  service  awards,  and  two
AVY Appreciation Awards for co-founding the National Cockatiel Society, and as founding
president of 10 years for Boston Cockatiel Society, Inc.  Linda is President and Genetics
Consultant of the Cockatiel Foundation, Inc., which she founded in 2007, and created
their site as former Webmaster.

Linda has bred and exhibited champion ABS budgerigars, NCS cockatiels, and SPBE
parrots, and is a Certified Panel Judge for the Cockatiel Foundation and the Society of
Parrot Breeders & Exhibitors - judging cockatiel and parrot shows since 1984 throughout
the USA, Puerto Rico, and in Canada.  She had the honor of judging three National Cage
Bird Shows and the Canadian National Cage Bird Show, and is the author of the original
“NCS Show Standard of Excellence,” and the “CF Show Standard for the Ideal Cockatiel.”  
Linda qualified as an SPBE Panel Judge in 1985, and presided at the SPBE show held at
the 2011 AFA national convention in San Francisco (the first in 25 years), and again at the
2012 AFA national convention in San Antonio.  
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  • The Ethology of Australian Parrot Flocks & Captive Behaviors
  • Line Breeding Practices in Psittacine Management
  • Cockatiel Culture: Living with Cockatiels ~ A through Z!
  • Line Breeding Small Hookbills for Health, Fertility and Longevity
  • Gender Identification and Cockatiel Color Mutations
  • Captivating Cockatiel Mutations - the Popular, the Fancy & the Rare
  • Experiencing the Fun & Art of Exhibiting Parrots
  • Cockatiel Husbandry Management & Hobby Breeding
  • The Cockatiel Genetics WorkshopTM ~ Producing Beautiful Mutations
MAGAZINE-BOOK
COCKATIELS (BowTie Press), Popular Bird Series.  The  sole  contributor  of      
a 10-page feature article on color mutations, “The Colorful Side of Cockatiels:
the Popular, the Fancy, and the Rare.”



MAGAZINE COLUMNS
International byline in the USA and overseas in the following:

CompanionBirdWorld.com feature columnist (2012- present)

BirdChannel.com Bird Breeder Expert (BowTie, Inc.)  (2006-present)
& Cockatiel Information Center online feature columnist (2010-present)

Cage & Aviary Birds  (UK) (IPC Magazines)
(US columnist 1990-1997; feature articles 2006-present)

Bird Times Magazine (Pet Publishing, Inc.)
Cockatiel Columnist (1999-2006) - bimonthly columns

Cage Bird Hobbyist (Pet Publishing, Inc.)
Budgerigar Columnist (1999-2004) - bimonthly columns

Cockatiel & Parakeet World Magazine (Seacoast Publishing)
Senior editor & feature writer (1995-1996)

AFA Watchbird (American Federation of Aviculture, Inc.)
(mid-1990's columns: "The Cockatiel Connection" and "Genetics for
Aviculturists"); Reports & Feature Articles (2006-present)

American Cage Bird Magazine (A. J. Petrando)
Column: "Talk From Tangowood" 1986-1993
*
First national article published as cover feature September 1985.


MAGAZINE FEATURES
Bird Talk (Bowtie, Inc.)
Birds USA (Bowtie, Inc.)
Critters USA (BowTie Inc.)
Birds of Distinction (Canary & Finch Journal, Inc.)
Parrots (Imax Ltm)
UK Birdkeeper (IPC Magazines)
Australia's Talking Birds (Spotpress Pty Ltd.)


EDITING WORK
Cockatiel & Parakeet World magazine - Seacoast Publishing Company
Senior Editor and Feature Writer
Cockatiel Chronicle, E-Chronicle, Webmaster
Executive Editor - Cockatiel Foundation, Inc.
NAPS Journal
Editor, North American Parrot Society, Inc.
NCS Journal
Editor, National Cockatiel Society, Inc.


AVICULTURAL JOURNALS
American Cockatiel Society, Inc.
American Federation of Aviculture, Inc., proceedings
Asiatic Bird Breeders Association
Australian National Cockatiel Society
Avicultural Society of America, Inc.,
Avicultural Society of Australia, Inc.
Bird Clubs of Virginia, proceedings
Canadian Parrot Symposium (East), proceedings
Cockatiel Foundation, Inc., Cockatiel Chronicle
International Parrotlet Society, Inc.
National Cage Bird Show, Inc., NCBS Journal  
National Cockatiel Society, Inc., NCS Journal
Native Cockatiel Society of Australia
North American Parrot Society, NAPS Journal
Society of Parrot Breeders & Exhibitors, Inc., SPBE Journal





American Federation of Aviculture, Inc. PR releases published in:
Association of Avian Veterinarians
American Family Pet Expo
Pet Age
Pet Business
Pet Products News
PIJAC
Numerous consumer bird magazines, including published releases & interview
on BirdChannel.com  
(Samples Brochures, Newsletter & Press Releases found at
PR Writing link)

Contact for further information
SERVICE AWARDS
BOOKS
ULTIMATE
PARROT GUIDE
TFH Publications
Industry Award
Recipient
Making  the  right  
selection  is pivotal to    
keeping a well-adjusted
companion parrot. Covers
advice on the strengths
MULTIPLE BIRD
HOUSEHOLDS
TFH Publications
Industry Award
Recipient
Covers growing a
collection of species
and the challenges of
administering to all their
needs.  From
introductions and flock control to nutrition and
health care - to geriatrics and more.   Expert  
Tips                included.  
and drawbacks of species to consider, from small-to-      
medium-to larger species.         Expert Tips included.   
 
COCKATIELS
BREEDING
SMART!
The first in a series
of new digital
books  discussing
breeding,  color
mutations and
genetic techniques.
Breeding Smart provides an overview of breeding
through optimum husbandry management. What is
truly unique is the second half that discusses
linebreeding, and how  to recognize and establish
new color and pattern mutations.
The Author's original
column of eleven
chapters in
COMPLETE GUIDE TO
COCKATIEL COLOR
MUTATIONS, Volume 1
AMERICAN CAGE  BIRD MAGAZINE (out of
print). Includes extra chapters and appendix.  
COMPLETE GUIDE TO
COCKATIEL COLOR
MUTATIONS, Volume 1
The Author's original
column, "The
Cockatiel Connection"
in the American Federation of Aviculture, Inc.'s
AFA WATCHBIRD magazine.  2nd Edition.
COCKATIEL
GENETICS  MADE
EASY!
Demystify
Cockatiel Matings
A How-to Manual
for Color Breeding
The original
teaching manual
used with great
success recognized by cockatiel breeders
worldwide

  • SPBE Certified Panel Judge
Society of Parrot Breeders & Exhibitors
  • CF Certified Panel Judge
Cockatiel Foundation
  • CAS, Certified Avian Specialist
Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council
  • Former NCS Panel Judge (1984-2006)
  • Former NAPS Panel Judge
COCKATIEL MUTATIONS MAGAZINETM
A digital magazine dedicated to cockatiel       
color mutations and genetics. Features,     
Q&A's, guest interviews and more ..
Avicultural Organizational Management
Color Mutations Industry Consultant
  • Editor of the digital online e-publication,
      COCKATIEL MUTATIONS MAGAZINETM

  • Industry Consultant - assist  in the identification
    of color mutations and rares for commercial
    industry publications

  • CF Genetics Consultant - author genetics  
    column writing matching CoverBird features in
    the Cockatiel Chronicle for the Cockatiel
    Foundation, Inc., 2007-present

  • NCS Genetics Consultant - authored genetics
    column and answered members' questions on
    popular, new and rare color mutations in the
    NCS Journal, and online, for 10 years            
    1989-1993; 2002-2006.

  • Cockatiel Genetics Workshop Facilitator
      1985 -1993
      Presented the first, four-hour genetics
      workshops in the US to organizations   
      and private meetings that were the         
      basis for developing the genetics  
      workbook, Cockatiel Genetics Made Easy!         
  • Specialty Organization Vice President
    American Federation of Aviculture, Inc.  
    2008-present; AFA Delegate: 1980-present;
    AFA Member: 1975-present
  • Founding President, Certified Panel
    Judge                                                 
    Cockatiel Foundation, Inc., 2007-present
  • Certified Panel Judge                          
    Society of Parrot Breeders & Exhibitors,
    1985-present
  • Co-founder, Certified Panel Judge, Board
    Member, Past President                   
    National Cockatiel Society, Inc., 1983-2006
  • Chairman, US Committee for the
    Establishment of Color Standards in
    American Mutation Nomenclature
    (Autonomous committee met at AFA
    Conventions, 1995-1996)
  • Founding President                                  
    Aviculturists of Greater Boston, Inc.,    
    1985-1995
  • Special Advisor/VP                                
    New England Cage Bird Society, Inc.,   
    1983-1984
  • Founding President                                 
    Boston Society for Aviculture, Inc.,      
    1979-1982
  • Charter Member, Vice President           
    American Cockatiel Society, Inc., 1976-1983
  • Vice President                                          
    New Hampshire Avicultural Society, Inc.,
    1978-1979
Society of Parrot Breeders & Exhibitors, Inc.
2012 Founder's Award for PR Work (5th recipient since 1985)

American Federation of Aviculture, Inc.
2010 Starfish Award
1996 & 1995 Service Awards
"For Presenting the Northeast Regional Conferences and
Contributions towards Achievement of AFA's Goals"
1993 AFA WATCHBIRD SILVER AVY Award (Writing Award- two awarded per year)
1993 AVY Bronze Appreciation Award "For Outstanding Service Given to Boston Cockatiel
Society, Inc./Aviculturists of Greater Boston, Inc."
1988 Certificate of Appreciation "For Outstanding Service for AFA convention publicity"
1985 AVY Bronze Appreciation Award "For Outstanding Service Given to National Cockatiel
Society, Inc.
"

National Cockatiel Society President's Awards:
2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 1998, 1990 & 1985 "For Exceptional  Contributions to NCS"

Bird Clubs of Virginia Convention
2004 Award: "For Years of Avicultural Outreach"

Motor City Bird Breeders
1998  "Recognition of  Contributions in the Service of AFA and Aviculture Award"

National Cage Bird Show
1999 & 1991 Presiding Judge: National Cockatiel Society
1996 Presiding Judge: Society of Parrot Breeders & Exhibitors

Aviculturists of Greater Boston, Inc./Boston Cockatiel Society, Inc.
1996 President's Award for "Outstanding Contributions to BOD"

Aviculturists of Greater Boston, Inc. /Boston Cockatiel Society, Inc.
"Honorary Life Membership for Exceptional Contributions as Founding President 1985-1995"

Boston Cockatiel Society, Inc.
1996 "President's Award for Guidance & Support to the Board of Directors"
1990 "BOD Continuing Dedication and Outstanding Contributions"
1989  "BOD Outstanding Leadership Award"
1989 "Top Recruiter Award"
1988 "Board of Director's Award for Inspired Leadership and Service as President"
1986 "Founding President Award from BOD for Establishing BCS"

New Hampshire Avicultural Society
1985 "Honorary Life Membership"

American Cockatiel Society, Inc.
"1982 ACS State Coordinator of the Year Award"

Boston Society for Aviculture, Inc.
"Founding President's Award 1979-1982"

Boston Society for Aviculture, Inc.
1981 & 1982 "Ross Award for Outstanding Contributions to New England Aviculture"
Linda S. Rubin, CAS
PowerPoint Program Presentations & Workshops Color Mutation & Genetic Consults, Avian Consults & Judging Professional Work
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NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS
Avicultural Certifications
CANADA
2008 - Canadian National Cage Bird Show
2000 - Canadian Parrot Symposium - East

AUSTRALIA
Keynote Speaker at First International Cockatiel
Symposium held in 1997 by:
Australian National Cockatiel Society -
Queensland       &                                               
Native Cockatiel Society of Australia -
New South Wales.
Overseas presenter at the May 1997 meeting of the
Avicultural Society of Australia, Victoria

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF AVICULTURE   
NATIONAL CONVENTIONS
2013-Raleigh, NC
2012- San Antonio, TX
2011- San Francisco, CA
2008- St. Louis, MO
2007- Las Angeles, CA ~
Legislative  Roundtable
2004: San Francisco, CA
2002: Tampa, FL
2000: Los Angeles, CA
1999: Denver, CO
1998: Baltimore, MD
1996: Concord, CA
1992: Miami, FL
1987: Seattle, WA
1982: Washington, D.C.
AFA Cockatiel Roundtable Moderator
1984: Orlando, FL
1983: Chicago, IL

Other National Events
2012, 2004 & 1988 Bird Clubs of Virginia Conventions
2011 International Association of Animal
Behavior Consultants
2008  Canadian National Cage Bird Show
2000 Canadian Parrot Symposium
1997 Kaytee Great American Bird Show
1995 & 1994 National Cage Bird Shows (NCBS)
1985 & 1984 Combined NCBS/AFA Regional   
Meetings
Meetings, shows & workshops since 1978.

Judging Shows in US, Puerto Rico & Canada       
 
1984 - present   

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