Reasons for “Non-Judging” wounded bird Blind (one or both eyes) bird Bird lacking a toe or a claw Bird with a stiff or deformed toe. In Coloured canaries: lipochrome with stain (on feathers, beak,legs, feet or claws). In Coloured canaries: melanin with white feather In Coloured canaries: Black melanin with white claw. In Coloured canaries: bird with double factor (ex.: opal +pastel) Any other situation not considered above will be studied with a responsible person of the exhibition. Furthermore the wrong size of the ring, a dirty bird or cage, as well as characters on the cage are reasons for an exclusion.


Crest (Crested) or Crestbred (Head/Neck) include Beak/Eyebrows 50 points Plumage/Tail/Wings/ Colour 20 points Shape/Size 15 points Condition   10 points Feet/Legs   5 points Total         100 points
               Standard Description of the Crested-Crestbred Crest (Crested) Size and formation of the crest shall be the first consideration, a crest cannot be too large. It should consist of an abundance of broad, long and veiny feathers evenly radiated from a small centre, well over eyes, beak and poll. A good crest may be flat if well filled in at the back and without splits, but a drooping or weeping crest shall have preference. Head and Neck (Crestbred) The Crest-bred should have a large and round head, broad at every part with a small beak and an abundance of long, broad feathers commencing at entrance of beak continuing over the crown and flowing well down the poll and should be well browed. In a good Crest-bred the feathers of the crown when turned over should reach the end of the beak, and the heavy brows should give the bird a sulk appearance without brushing. Beak Small and neat Eyebrows Heavy and overhanging Plumage/Tail/Wings/Colour Tail short and narrow. Wings not extending beyond root of tail nor crossed at tips but fitting closely to the body. Feathers should be smooth and show no frillings on breast, cock feathers symmetrical on both sides of root of tail. All colours are allowed except red. Shape The body should in shape resemble that of the bullfinch possessing substance in proportion to its length, nicely arched, full and well circled chest, neck full and short. Size ±17 cm . Condition Clean and healthy: well used to the cage. Feet /Legs Short legs with thighs and hocks well set back.
SHOW CAGE: Colour canaries type show cage with 2 round perches 14 mm in diameter, 12 cm apart.
Crestbred Canary
Crested Canary
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NOTE: Standards for bird exhibitions of individual bird clubs, bird associations or national bird standards often differ. For this reason based the descriptions of the standard of the World Ornithological Confederation (C.O.M).
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