STANDARD

MEHRINGER CANARY

Size 20 points Mantle/Bouquet 15 points Jabot/Abdomen 15points Fins (Flanks) 15 points Head/Collar/ Side-whiskers 10 points Legs     5 points Tail     5 points Position                  5 points Plumage   5 points Condition   5 points Total          100 points
Standard Description of the Mehringer Canary Size 13 cm Mantle Voluminous, falling symmetrically over both sides of  median line. Bouquet The bouquet is a complimentary feathering, set at the base of the mantle between the wings, falling to the left or right. Jabot and Abdomen The feathers from both sides of the breast curl towards the centre of the chest where they touch each other. The abdomen is likewise frilled. Fins (Flanks) The fins are set above the thighs, being voluminous and rising symmetrically all around. Head, Collar and Side-whiskers The head of the mehringer is proportionately large and well frilled, in harmony with the rest of the body. The head is set in the shoulders, surrounded along its base by feathers that curl upwards to form a collar. The cheeks are well filled, with side- whiskers effect. Legs Short, with well feathered thighs. Tail The tail is broad and tight. cock feathers show on both sides of the tail. Position Position is erect. The head, the back and the tail must follow a straight line. Plumage Voluminous and silky. Condition To be shown in the best state of health and cleanliness. 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 Birds2u.info based the descriptions of the standard of the World Ornithological Confederation (C.O.M).