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.


Size 20 points Corona or Consort 20 points Body 20 points Plumage 15 points Carriage 10 points Tail   5 points Legs and feet   5 points Condition     5 points Total         100 points

Standard Description of the Gloster Fancy Canary

Size Tendency to the diminutive (max. 11 cm). Corona or Consort Neatness, regular unbroken round shape, eye discernible. With definite centre. Head broad, round at every point with good rise over centre of skull. Eyebrow: heavy showing brow. Body Back: well filled and wings laying close to the body; full neck.. Breast: nicely rounded without prominence. Plumage Close, firm, giving a clear appearance of goog quality and natural colour. Carriage Alert, quick, lively movement. Tail Closely folded, well carried. Legs and feet Medium length, no blemish. Condition Clen and healthy. All colours are allowed, except red.
SHOW CAGE: Gloster Canary show cage (British Type) with 2 square perches (1 cm x 1 x cm), 5 wires apart.
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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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