New here, and to exhibiting, but not to pigeons.
Can anyone explain to me the concept behind judging pigeons?
I was somewhat shocked at two recent shows to hear them looking around, asking for people to judge. I've never been involved with any type of animal exhibition that did not have a formal judges licensing system. There must be good reasons for why one has not been implimented with pigeons, as it has worked for so long, but I'm at a loss to think what they may be. At first thought, it seems to me to be wrought with problems to just pull someone out of the aisle who has, or thinks he has, some knowledge of a breed and ask him to judge. What advantages are there to the informal system that I am not getting?