I have a few questions about dubbing that I have been thinking of.

Do birds that have not been dubbed ever been disqualified? Is there a reason you HAVE to do it for a show?

I have seen some shows where the dubbed bird lost to the natural bird. I understand that the points go elsewhere on the bird such as feather quality, carriage..stuff like that. However, is the judge allowed to have preferences when judging an "official" show?

Next, I know that many people around here use a razor to dub. Does anybody else know of a more humane way to do it?

I will probably never have to do this to any of my birds ever again, but if I have another frostbite incident with my large-combed roosters I would like to know a more humane and less stressful way. Thanks for any knowledge you have!!!