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.


Position 15 points Size 10 points Head/Neck 10 points Plumage 10 points Mantle 10 points Jabot 10 points Fins (Flanks) 10 points Legs 10 points Tail     5 points Wings   5 points General Condition   5 points Total         100 points
              Standard Description of the Swiss Frill Canary Position In the shape of an ellipse. Half moon. Size 17 to 18 cm Head Small and oval. Neck Long and slim without any frills. Plumage Smooth-feathered in all areas not assigned to frills. Mantle Long and straight, well extended over two thirds of the back. Jabot Not too voluminous, symmetrical, in the shape of a basket and well separated from the fins. Fins (Flanks)  Symmetrical and well developed. Legs Long and slightly angled, thighs covered with short smooth feathers. Tail Long and narrow, continueing the curved shape of the body. Wings Long and must not cross. General Condition Active, clean and healthy. All colours are allowed except red.
SHOW CAGE: Tunnel type show cage with 2 round perches 12 mm in diameter (1 above and 1 below).
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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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