STANDARD

ITALIAN GIANT FRILL/

ARRICCIATO GIGANTE ITALIANO (A.G.I)

 
Head/Neck and “Raised collar” 15 points Flanks 15 points Size 10 points Plumage 10 points Mantle/Bouquet 10 points Jabot/Abdomen   10 points Tail     10 points Position   5 points Wings   5 points Legs   5 points General Condition   5 points Total          100 points
Standard Description of the Italian Giant Frill/ Arricciato Gigante Italiano (A.G.I.) Head/Neck and “Raised Collar” The head is rounded and very voluminous, in the shape of a hood that can be full or partial. The head derives its shape from the very important and typical characteristic of the Italian Giant Frill/ Arricciato Gigante Italiano (A.G.I.) known as the “raised collar”. Along the front, the “raised collar” blends neatly with the feathers of the neck and shaped in the form of a gutter. The feathers of the neck project upwards to form from behind, around the area of the nape, the “raised collar”. The beak is conical with a wide base. Flanks Well developed and symmetrical,showing no looseness, with very fine and silky feathers that rise and curve to come alongside the wings. Size Minimum length 21 cm, with proportionate type. Plumage Soft and fine, very voluminous, neat. All colours are allowed. Mantle and Bouquet Composed of very broad and long feathers that part from a point on the center of the back and extend symmetrically towards the head and over the sides, to form a “rose-shaped” mantle. Fine and silky feathers, in the form of a bouquet, fall from the rump and over both sides to complete the mantle. Jabot and Abdomen The feathers on the jabot converge upwards from both sides, in a forward manner, forming a “fan” that extends right up to the edge of the head collar, to show no cavity. From the abdomen, feathers project forwards and upwards to join up with the jabot, showing no cavities. The abdominal area appears very rough feathered. Tail Compact, very long with “square” end, showing an abundance of long cock feathers and dense under-tail coverts. Position Erect with with fearless carriage, standing at an angle of not less than 60º. The tail is carried in line with the body or sligthly drooped. Wings Long and even, carried close to the body. Slight crossing of the tips of the wings is allowed. Legs Sturdy legs and feet, with strong grip on the perch. Corkscrew-like nails.   General Condition Active, clean and healthy.
SHOW CAGE: Parisian Frill type show cage with 2 round perches 14 mm in diameter, 10 wires apart. The feeder to be placed on a slightly higher level than the perches.
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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 Birds2u.info based the descriptions of the standard of the World Ornithological Confederation (C.O.M).