Crest 30 points Colour 20 points Type and Size 15 points Plumage   15 points Position 10 points Condition 10 points Total          100 points
Standard Description of the German Crest Canary Crest Crest to conform with the shape of the head, which must be oval. The central point to be small and distinct. Viewed from the side the crest covers part of the beak and extends onto the nape. The crest must flow smoothly onto the nape and must not present any bald patch. The eyes must remain discernible. Colour The colour must be as for Colour Canaries, being judged in accordance with the Coloured Canaries standard. No variegation is allowed. The crest on a lipochrome bird can be clear, dark or grizzle. Type and Size Type and shape is identical to the Colour Canaries. Wings to be carried close to the body, without crossing. Size to be between 13.5 and 14.5 cm. Plumage Even and close fitting to the body. The tail is narrow and slightly forked; length to be in proportion with that of the bird. Position Alert, yet steady, standing at an angle of 45º Condition Clean and in perfect condition.
SHOW CAGE: Colour canaries type show cage with 2 round perches 12 mm in diameter, 12 cm apart.
For Lipochromes: with the exeption of the crest, no other form of variegation is allowed. Formation of teams: different variegation is allowed on the crests which can be clear, dark or grizzled.
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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).