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    Default orchid AOS award system - HCC, AM, FCC - breakdown

    Hi all. I'd like to ask a few quick questions about awarding orchids - for general knowledge only.

    I was just wondering about the break-down of the scoring for the orchid flowers. Can orchids with just 1 or 2 flowers in a spike ever obtain FCC?

    Is colour involved in the award score? Or is the judging purely based on the shape of a single flower? Eg..... perfect geometry, symmetry, proportionality.

    Also --- while sometimes the maximum score is in eyes of beholders and the judges, can an HCC awarded orchid have individual flowers that are equally as impressive/perfect as an FCC awarded orchid?

    Thanks all!
    Last edited by SouthPark; December 27th, 2018 at 07:16 AM.

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