Type 25 points Position/Carriage 20 points Size 20 points Shoulders/Back 15 points Head/Neck 10 points Tail     5 points Condition     5 points Total          100 points
Standard Description of the Japanese Hoso Type Narrow, cylindrical body. Frilled feathering not allowed. Position and Carriage In the shape of a half moon, with thights just visible, legs slightly angled. Jaunty carriage with plenty of action. Size Maximum 11.5cm. Shoulders and Back Shoulders set high, narrow and well rounded, showing no depression between the wing butts. Back and body well rounded, to form an arch. Head Small, oval and snake-like. Neck Long and slim. Tail Narrow and curving inwards as much as possible under the perch. Slightly open at tips. Condition Clean and healthy. All colours are allowed. Close fitting feathering.
SHOW CAGE: Border type show cage with 2 round perches 12 mm in diameter, 5 wires apart.
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Japan Hoso, pied, intensiv
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).