Position 15 points Head/Neck 15 points Legs 10 points Mantle 10 points Jabot 10 points Fins (Flanks) 10 points Size    10 points Wings   5 points Tail   5 points Plumage   5 points General Condition   5 points Total          100 points
Standard Description of the Gibber Italicus Canary Position In the form of a number “7”, forming an angle of 90º between the body and the head and neck. Head Small, slender,snake-like, smooth- feathered. Neck Long, smooth-feathered, projecting forward horizontally in a slight curve. Leg Long and stiff, perpendicular to the perch showing naked thighs. Mantle Small, symmetrical, close fitting and set well high over the shoulders. Jabot Limited to two small symmetrical frills in the shape of comas that curve inwards to the centre of the breast without meeting, exposing a naked upper breastbone. Fins (Flanks) Small, short and symmetrical, curving outwards to the wings without reaching the back. Size 14-15 cm Wings Long, close fitting to the body. Tail Long, narrow. Plumage Sparse, not too voluminous, well set, smoothfathered on the underparts. General Condition Well used to the cage, clean and healthy. All colours are allowed.
SHOW CAGE: Tunnel type show cage with 2 round perches 12 mm in diameter, (1 above and 1 below).
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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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