Head 25 points Body 15 points Plumage 15 points Movement 15 points Tail   10 points Legs     5 points General Condition   15 points Total          100 points
Standard Description of the Irish Fancy Canary  Head Small, narrow and neat, showing a slight frontal rise from a small beak. Eyes distinctly visible. Body Width across the shoulders 33 mm. Length 12.7 cm. The body is tapered in proportion. Wings closely folded. Showing neck. Plumage Close-fitting, compact and of good natural colour, displaying a clear outline. Movement Alert with quick and lively movements. Position on perch.65º to 75º. Tail Closely folded and well carried. Legs Of medium length, showing thighs. General Condition Clean and healthy. All colours are allowed, except red (colour-feeding is not permitted).
SHOW CAGE: Colour canaries type show cage with 2 round perches 12 mm in diameter, 12 cm 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).