STANDARD

LANCASHIRE CANARY

Coppy/Plainhead 30 points Size 25 points Position 15 points Neck 10 points Body, Plumage,     10 points Legs Condition   10 points Total          100 points
Standard Description of the Lancashire Coppy The coppy should be of  horse-shoe shape, commencing behind the eye line and lay close to the full skull forming a frontal three quarters of a circle without any break in its shape or formation and should radiate from its centre with a slight droop. There should be no roughness at the back of the skull. Plainhead The properties of the plainhead are the same as the Coppy, with the exception of the head. The head should be broad and rather long, with soft and plentiful feather. Size Long, full of substance 23 cm. (The aim in breeding should be to keep and improve the size and length of the bird). Position Stand erect, easy and graceful. The tail should droop slightly giving the bird the appearance of having a slight curve from the back to the end of the tail. Neck The neck should be full, long and thick. Body, Plumage, Legs The back long and full, and the chest bold and wide. The shoulders broad. It should have plenty of feather, fine and soft. The wings should be long. Condition Perfect. Colours: clear, buff, yellow and white. No variegated except in Crest.
SHOW CAGE: Tunnel type show cage with 2 round perches, 14 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 Birds2u.info based the descriptions of the standard of the World Ornithological Confederation (C.O.M).
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