Reasons for “Non-Judging”
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
Furthermore the wrong size of the ring, a dirty bird or cage, as well as characters on the
cage are reasons for an exclusion.
General Condition 5 points
Standard Description of the Harlequin Portuguese Canary
Body (Shape)/ Chest/ Wings
Long, thin and harmonious body. Slightly and uniformly rounded chest. Straight back, in the
same line of the tail. Long wings, carried closed to the body without crossing, meeting just
at the root of the tail.
Crest (Crested Harlequin)
Three-horn shaped crest (2 angles at the back and 1 virtual at the front) coming from the
top of the head and then falling symmetrically without covering the eyes and the beak.
Head (Plainhead Harlequin)
Long and thin head, straightening the skull towards the beak.
Strong and proportionate.
Bright and well visible
Well moulded, pointing out very clearly the head and body
Variegated, multicoloured with presence of the red factor. Balanced presence of melanin
and lipochrome. Artifical colouring is obligatory.
Compact, smooth, silky, glossy and adherent to the body.
Erect standing (55º angle) and haughty. Elevated body. Alert and jaunty,
Strong, long, slightly bent and preferably variegated. Well visible thighs.
Long, thin, slightly bifurcated at the tips, and preferably variegated.
Clean and healthy. Liveliness and good adaption to the show cage.
NOTE: Standards for bird exhibitions of individual bird clubs, bird associations or
national bird standards often differ.
For this reason Birds2u.info based on the standard descriptions of the
World Ornithological Confederation (C.O.M.).
SHOW CAGE: Colour Canaries type show cage with 2 round perches 12 mm in diameter,
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