I think this year I will be showing my mille fleur d'uccles at the state fair. My biggest concern (besides someone stealing my birds) is that they might catch something contagious and bring it back to my flock. My birds are part of a closed flock and are very healthy, I would hate to bring a bird back from the fair and have some weird disease pop up in my stock. That would be devastating. I also read in some literature that it is advisable to put your bird through quarantine as if it is a new bird once it comes back from the fair, not letting it come in contact with the flock for a good amount of time. For those who have shown, is this necessary, and have you ever had any negative experiences in showing birds? Please advise. Thanks!