Parakeets bred for shows and exhibitions are often referred to as English Budgies or English Parakeets (see Parakeet Varieties, above).In general, the birds are at the large end of the parakeet scale, often with emphasis on feather features such as crests or tufts. As with any animal show, judges are looking for the most perfect versions of the various types of parakeets.
Lutino parakeet ready for the show
Successful show birds are placid and accustomed to noise, travel, lots of activity beyond the confines of the cage, and lots of other parakeets. Any bird excitable, nervous or noisy bird will not thrive in the show environment (and will certainly not be scooping any prizes).
If you want to exhibit parakeets, speak to an experienced breeder, who can ensure that you buy suitable birds.