Indian Fantail Club of
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The IFCA Awards Program is to fully, appreciatively recognize
individual breeding excellence for those of the IFCA members who
have continually demonstrated superiority in the show arena and
who continually work towards the betterment of the IFCA and our
breed. The program also recognizes individual birds that have
demonstrated outstanding show qualities over other birds during
a two-year period. The available awards within the program are:
- Master Breeder
- Breeder of Merit-Superior Rank
- Breeder of Merit
- Breeder of the Year
- Junior Breeder of the Year
- Outstanding Service Award
- IFCA Master Judge
- Indian Fantail Hall of Fame
Award Description And Rules
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To achieve the covered recognition of Master Breeder an
individual must do more than win championships in shows; he or
she must help improve the breed, win consistently, help
stimulate interest in the breed, club and be an active member.
The Awards Program is retroactive to the 1981 Show Year.
Following are the rules:
- A “declared” individual from a
partnership loft is simply that breeder that is the primary
partner and working towards the Master Breeder Program; an
example might be a husband/wife team and one of the partners
is the primary breeder. The primary breeder must notify the
Awards committee Chairperson and “declare”, officially, in
writing that they are the beneficiary of the points. If both
partners are working towards the Master Breeder, they both
must declare themselves as beneficiaries and earn double
points and both must serve the requests leadership positions.
- Be certified by the Awards Committee
to have earned 1,000 points as an individual, or in the case
of partnership loft, 2,000 points (or 1,000 per each
individual represented…this means a 2,000 point total for a
two partner loft or partnership, or 3,000 for a three partner
Rule: a total of 12 “championship”wins are necessary: 6 of
the wins must be champions of 100 point shows; the 6 other
wins must be at least 1st Reserve Champion or 2nd Reserve
Champion of any other IFCA Sanctioned Meet, for a total of
12 championship wins. All other points (to make up the
1,000 per individual) will come from Class wins or Breeder
(Note: A Jr. Champion win will count as a Class win. If a Jr.
wins Grand Champion or 1st or 2nd Reserve, this will count
towards one of the 12 championship wins).
- In addition to the winning of show
points (per declared breeder), the applicant must serve in any
2 of the many following positions:
- As an IFCA Officer for at least 1
year or longer (following are the options offered):
- Vice President
- Publicity Director
- Been an IFCA District Director for 2
years or longer.
- Served in a special, appointed
position* or as a specific committee member for 2 years or
- Newsletter Editor
- Awards Committee
- Show/Genetic Committee
- Certified Judge Committee
- Nominations/Elections Committee
- Constitution & By-Laws Committee
(* or any others, as may be designated by the IFCA
- Served as an IFCA Certified Judge,
having judged a minimum of four IFCA Sanction Meets.
- Achieved Breeder of the year at
least once and/or received the NPA Outstanding Service Award
- Has been an IFCA member in good
standing * for 5 consecutive years and had bred Indian
Fantails for at least 10 years; (…*”good standing” means to be
of good character/reputation and involved in the IFCA as
deemed by a majority vote of the Board of Directors). The
individual must initiate the application (forms available from
your District Director) to the Awards Committee Chairperson,
the Awards Committee Chairperson (ACC) will poll the IFCA
Board of Directors and the approval must be a majority vote.
- A wall plaque and coat patch will be