FEDERATION RULES UPDATED APRIL 2019

FEDERATION RULES AND REGULATIONS

1.That this Organization be called the “Fife Fancy Federation”.

2.The object shall be to co-ordinate, advance, encourage the culture, improvement, and honorable exhibition of this special breed.

3.The working year of the Federation to be from April until March the following year.

4. Any bona-fide Fife Fancy club may join the Federation provided its application is approved at the

Fife Fancy Federation A.G.M

A bone fida club should: -

i) Collect annual subscriptions from members,

ii) Elect officers, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary/Treasurer, and a Committee,

iii) Hold an AGM, (copy minutes to FFF secretary)

iv) Have a constitution and rules and regulations, (copy to be forwarded to FFF secretary)

v) Promote the Fife Fancy Canary by whatever means possible, shows, meetings, publicity etc.,

vi) Elect two delegates to represent the club on the Federation

vii) All Member club secretaries in future must advertise their meeting dates and venues on the Federation website

(New Club Application Form Available from the Downloads Section)

5. New member clubs shall pay an annual affiliation fee of £30.00 per annum or a fee set by the Fife

Fancy Federation at its annual AGM. Member clubs to pay the annual affiliation prior to the AGM

6. All member clubs to provide an Email address for the secretary to allow for better communication

7. The affairs of the Federation to be managed by a Chairman, Vice- Chairman, Secretary &

Treasurer, and delegates from the member clubs who shall form the committee.

An AGM will be held in April each year and each member club may appoint two delegates to attend the Federation meetings, but only one vote per member club shall be accepted on any issue.

(2 DELEGATES -1 CLUB -1 VOTE) Proxy votes are not acceptable. In the event of a tie the Chairperson has the casting vote based on his personal view which may not necessarily be that of his club.

8. The Office Bearers shall be elected for a period of three years with the option of remaining in office beyond this time if agreeable

9 Show Committee

A) National Show exhibition show Secretary has the power to elect a show committee and take all decisions as the committee deem necessary to organize a successful show

B) The National Show preparation meeting should be advertised and open for any affiliated club representative to attend
10. All rule changes and Mandates voted, and Passed at the Federation AGM will come into Force immediately after the AGM has concluded and all club Secretary’s receive an updated copy to refer to
11. The Federation shall use its influence to provide proper classes for the Fife Fancy Canary at Shows and to maintain a Federation Full Classification list consisting of classes for both Champion and Novice.

12. JUDGES

A) The Federation’s approved list of Panel Judges shall be reviewed at each AGM and any new applications received through Federation Member Club Secretaries for Panel Judge status will be considered.

B) Member Club Secretaries sponsoring applicants for Panel Judge status should have proof that the applicant has been a member of a Fife Fancy Specialist Club(s) for a minimum total of five years, with a minimum of three years as champion, and is a current breeder who has shown on at least three occasions each year at FFF members club patronage shows.

C) It is a requirement that all panel Judges complete a Panel judge form on a yearly basis and to be returned to the Federation secretary no later than 1st February
 each year with the details of the previous year.
(forms available in the Downloads section of the web site and all Federation Club Secretaries)
*Please note failure to comply with the Rule 12 (B.C) will result in your removal from Panel Judge listing*

D) Guest judges from abroad will be accepted to judge in the UK provided host club secretaries can verify the ability to judge to FFF standards, but in no way will this imply the granting of Panel Judge status to such judges.

E) Judges shall disqualify any birds not of natural color and any complaints should be notified to the Federation for a decision.

F) Judges should not judge and exhibit at the same show.

G) Judges can accept judging engagements at their own discretion.

H) Fife Fancy Federation Secretary to inform all Panel Judges of any rule changes following the AGM.

I) The wrong classing of birds at the Federation shows should be at the discretion of the judges with no interaction from any show official. If a second opinion is required, then it should be from another Judge

13. PATRONAGES
a) Member Clubs shall only grant Patronage’s to clubs using a Fife Fancy classification which includes all classes contained in the Federation’s list and have appointed Fife Judges whose names appear on the current Federation Panel Judge List.

b) No Patronages will be granted to clubs who accept Fife Patronages from clubs who are not members of the Fife Fancy Federation

14. JUNIORS shall retain that status from the age of 8 to 16 years. The former Junior Bird League ruling will be accepted.

15. NOVICES shall remain in the category for a maximum 8 years from the first year of exhibiting, after which period they will lose this status (see also General Note 3).

16. The DEWAR CAGE is the only accepted Fife show cage and changes will not be considered until end the of each three-year rule change period. They must be black and small round drinkers only to be used. Spars of show cages to be placed to leave five empty wires between them, the first spar to be on drinking hole wire. Cover of seed box to have a slot in it and not holes, and box to contain plain or mixed canary seed, Tier wohl Super to be used as floor covering. Cage labels to be directly under spar, away from drinker. Spars to be 1/2” (13mm) diameter with 12-groove spiral.
Rings

17. The Federation shall run its own ring scheme, offering both split and closed IOA/COM approved rings.
i) only one ring per bird, closed or spilt, no personal initials, letters should denote ring size or issuing authority, e.g. size E or IOA.

18. These rules will not be subject to any change, for a period of three years from April 2018, the only exception being those that may become necessary to conform with any future legislation, details of which shall be published in the form of an appendix for insertion in current rule books.

Rule changes proposed by member clubs for the next three-year period must be included in the mandates submitted to the FFF secretary by the 31st of January for distribution to member clubs for the AGM in April. (No Late Proposals will be excepted)

19. The Federation shall run a “Fancier of the Year” Competition for both Champion & Novice sections

20. New pictorial model/guide approved 2012 from drawing by Andy McEwan, front view and plan commissioned in 2014.


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