Size 25 points Head 10 points Body 10 points Wings 10 points Plumage 10 points Colour 10 points Position, carriage 10 points Legs   5 points Tail   5 points Health &Condition   5 points Total          100 points
Standard Description of the Fife Fancy Canary Size Not to exceed 11 cm. Head Small round and neat - beak fine, eyes central to roundness of head and body. Body Well filled and nicely rounded running in almost a straight line from the gentle rise over the shoulders to the point of the tail, chest also rounded, but neither heavy nor prominent. Wings Compact and carried close to the body, meeting at the tips, just below the root of tail. Plumage Close, firm, fine in quality. Colour Rich, soft and pure, as level in tint as possible throughout but extreme depth and hardness such as colour feeding gives are debarred. Position, carriage Semi-erect, standing at an angle of 60º. Gay, jaunty with full poise of head. Legs Of medium length, showing little thigh. Tail Close packed and narrow, being nicel rounded and filled in at the root. Health and condition Condition and cleanliness shall have due weight.
SHOW CAGE: Border type show cage with 2 round perches 12 mm in diameter, 5 wires apart.
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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.
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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