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.


Shape - Type 25 points Presentation/Size Feather quality 20 points Nape and Neck 10 points Head 10 points Wings 10 points Colour 10 points Tail   5 points Legs and feet   5 points Condition   5 points Total         100 points
               Standard Description of the Norwich Canary Shape - Type Presentation & Size Short and cobby. Back broad and well filled-in, showing a slight rise transversely. Chest broad and deep, giving an expansive curved front, and sweeping under therefrom in one full curve to the tail. Standing not too erect, nor too crouched, in a steady position. Size: 16 cm to 16.5 cm. Position: at an angle of 45º. Feather quality Close and fine in texture, presenting the smooth, silky plumage necessary to give a clean-cut contour. Nape and Neck Short and thick, continuing the run from the backskull onto the shoulders, and from a full throat into the breast. Head Proportionately bold, and assertive in its carriage. A full forehead rising from a short, neat beak. To be well rounded over and across the skull. Cheeks full and clean featured, eye to be well placed and discernible. Wings Short and well braced, meeting nicely at the tips, to rest lightly yet closely on the rump. Colour Rich, bright and level throughout, with sheen or brilliancy. Yellows a deep orange. Buffs rich in ground colour and well mealed. Tail Short, closely packed and well filled-in at the root. Rigidly carried, giving an all-of-one- piece appearance with the body. Legs and feet Well set back. Feet perfect. Condition In full bloom of perfect health. Bold, bouncing movement.
SHOW CAGE: Colour canaries type show cage with 2 round perches 12 mm in diameter, 12 cm 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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