I have a show quality young German Nun. I have never entered a bird before, how is the best way to clean a bird up and prep for the show?
I let mine bath themselves. Then I spray them with some bird wash stuff I got to remove poop if they are still dirty. I let them dry themselves. You can use a nylon stocking and wipe them the day of the show to make them shine, always clean their feet. Some young birds don't want to bath so I just wash then in some dawn and water and then let them dry themselves, but only if they are dirty.