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CHARACTERISTICS AND STANDARD

OF THE STAFFORD CANARY 

Characteristics of the Stafford Canary

The Stafford Canary is classified as a Type Canary. The allowed ground colour is red and ivory (rose). Yellow and white ground colour are not allowed. Furthermore, the following appearance are allowed: For the Crest: - clear crested / clear body (lipochrome) - grizzle crested / clear body (lipochrome) - dark crested / clear bodied (lipochrome) For the Body: - clear body (lipochrome) - ticked body - variegated body (pied birds) - ¾ dark body - foul wing - foul tail - self (100% melanin) (About the difference between a self, foul & variegated bird read here...>) A serious difference to other Type Canaries are the allowed feather types: - intensive (non-frosted) - non-intensive (buff, frosted) - mosaic (dimorphic) (More about Mosaic Canaries read here...>)

Standard Description of the Stafford Canary

Judging Point Scale for the Stafford Canary Clear Stafford Canary: Ground Colour (red; ivory/rose) 30 points Head (crest; non-crest) 30 points Frosting Levels (frost; non-frost, mosaic) 15 points Type 15 points Condition & Plumage     5 points Total                100 points Melanin Stafford Canary: Ground Colour (red; ivory/rose) 15 points Melanin 15 points Head (crest; non-crest) 30 points Frosting Levels (frost; non-frost, mosaic) 15 points Type 15 points Condition & Plumage     5 points Total                100 points
Ground Colour: The red grounded Stafford canary must show a bright, fiery red, evenly distributed throughout the plumage. The rose grounded Stafford canary must show a bright, rich pink, evenly distributed throughout the plumage. Melanin: - Bronze The striations should be as black as possible and as wide as possible. - Brown The striations should appear as chocolate brown color and be as wide possible. - Agate The striations should appear as a diluted version of bronze. - Isabel The striations should appear as a diluted version of brown. - Pastel  The striations should appear as a brown suffusion covering the entire bird. - Ino  The striations should be chocolate brown and present in a spangle formation. - Opal The striations should be blue/grey colour with no traces of brown formation of striations as bronze. - Satinette The striations should be clear and distinct, ground colour between brown striations should be clear. .
Crest and Non-Crest: - Crest The feathers should radiate from the center of the top of the head. The crest should be neat and tidy and should finish level with the top of the eye. The center of the crest should be small. Birds that have obviously been plucked of feathers around the crest should be disqualified. At the rear of the head where the crest joins the neck the feathers should not show any obvious break. Major faults are tufts, horns and rough feathering. - Non-Crest  The head should be broad and have a well-rounded appearance from all angles of view. Forehead should be broad and have a good rise above the beak. Head should have a browy appearance. Because of brow the beak should appear smaller in comparison to other breeds. Feather Types: - Frosted At the end of each feather should show a distinct white frosting. Frost should appear even throughout the entire plumage, i.e. 50% frosting and 50% ground color. Major faults are over frosted back and under frosted breast. - Non-Frosted A non-intensiv bird should ideally show no signs or frosting. If frosting present must be kept to a minimum. - Mosaic The feathers should show a good contrast between the snow white body feathers and the four color points, i.e. face, shoulder, rump, chest. Cocks should have a Gold Finch-type facial blaze. Hens should have red eyebrows. Type: The size should be 5" (≈ 12,7cm) from head to tip of tail and stand at a 45 degree angle. Tail should be closely packed. Wings should be compact and set close to body. Body should be of a robust appearance with a well-rounded breast and broad back. Legs should be of medium length and well set back. All nails are to be present and legs are to be free of scales. Conditioning/Plumage (Feathering): Should be shown in perfect conditioning. Eyes, clear and bright. The plumage (feathering) should be tight and silky. All Stafford canaries are to be exhibited in a clean standard show cage as approved by the club or association.
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