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    Chard56
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    Off to the Show!

    Post by Chard56 on Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:03 am

    I think I've been putting this off long enough. I'm wanting to send some of my Bettas to the IBC show in San Fransisco June 23rd to see how they do. So far I have these two picked for shortfin male and singletail male in the new breeder class. What do you think? [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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    Re: Off to the Show!

    Post by kel on Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:08 am

    you've a great chance chard! they are both show fish, faults I can see that depends on the standard of the others are... (constructive critisism, but please do let me know what faults and points they do get judged and allocated points on since I'm def not a qualified judge!)

    no.1

    assuming short finned male class rather than specific dark/bi color type classes
    minor faults..
    slightly uneven caudal outline
    lack of consistant banding on dorsal and anal (may just be the pic blur)
    not 100% uniform mettallic on body
    *very very slight duck bill shape to nose/head
    *top of caudal very very slightly rounded

    * I think if it's between him and another on same points they could be the faults that will help judges decide who wins*

    He's got loads of better points than those possible minor faults..
    brilliant proportions between dorsal and anal fin as well as body size
    full 180 caudal spread
    straight ventrals
    pretty consistant distribution of colour in finnage and basic body even if not 100% perfect

    I would like to think he gets placed if not wins depending on the competition numbers.

    no. 2
    minor faults i can see..
    white and cellophane edge not consistant
    white on anal rays not consistant
    rounded anal fin

    great points
    steamlined body shape
    in proportion body to fins
    good dorasl spread close to caudal height and in proportion to anal
    looks 180 spread although not flaring in pic
    ventral color consistant with paired fin color

    They are both show worthy and I do think they would be placed in an average show if not win but it does depend on the competition on the day I guess. I do consider them show standard in the higher levels of betta showing, I have seen better but only imports, you've done brilliant with your fish chard and goodluck! Wink

    please tell me how it goes! an ibc comp here if they existed via the ibc rules and you would win hands down!



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    Re: Off to the Show!

    Post by Milngavie on Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:18 am

    Go for it Chard! I'm no judge. To me they are very nice looking fish.
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    Re: Off to the Show!

    Post by 2tall on Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:05 am

    Very nice Chard. I hope you and the boys do well.
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    Re: Off to the Show!

    Post by Nataliey on Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:35 pm

    WOW they are stunning Chard my favourite is the bottom pic...good luck Very Happy


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    Re: Off to the Show!

    Post by Chard56 on Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:36 am

    I think I classified the first one too soon. The (slightly uneven caudal line) Kel pointed out is getting more "uneven". He's from a CT spawn so his caudal rays are extending now. I may still go with him or a Gold HMPK from a Dragon spawn. The show is in 12 days and these guys could do a lot of growing in that time. I'm going to be on edge about this desision (like I'm not already).
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    Re: Off to the Show!

    Post by kel on Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:47 am

    hey its all an experience no matter which you choose

    from one show to another the standard in a class varies hugely so it's pot luck if you have strong competition or an easy win


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