Wow...I'm going to hope it's not meant the way it sounded. If you truly believe your bird should have placed ahead of another bird, then pay your $25 and file your complaint with the superintendent. Most people realize that judging differs from day to day. A bird may have just been looking off and another was hot that day. It could easily have changed the next day. It's part of showing live animals instead of pictures, paintings, etc. I clerked at one of my first shows and was amazed at what I learned. That clerking position was one of the things that made me want to get into the hobby.