Position 20 points Jabot 15 points Fins (Flanks) 10 points Size 10 points Mantle 10 points Neck    5 points Head     5 points Plumage   5 points Wings   5 points Tail   5 points Legs   5 points General Condition   5 points Total          100 points
Standard Description of the Melado Tenerife Canary Position Erect, in the shape of a figure “1”. Large and voluminous, showing distinctly the areas of frilled and smooth feathering. Jabot Broad, with short frilled feathers that part symmetrically from both sides of the breast towards its centre, in such a manner as to expose the very finely feathered breastbone. Underparts to be smoothfeathered. Fins (Flanks) Frilled feathers that part from both sides of the body to form two large fins, compact and symmetrical, directed away from the wings.. Size Miniumum 18 cm. Mantle Back is broad with high shoulders showing symmetrical and abundant frilled feathers that fall to both sides from a central back parting, forming a voluminous mantle. Neck Long and smooth-feathered. Head Proportionate and smooth-feathered. Plumage Silky and abundant, showing compact smooth feathering and volume in frills. Tail Long and compact, perpendicular to the perch. Wings Long and close fitting to the body, without crossing. Legs Long and stiff, with smooth-feathered thighs. General Condition Clean and healthy, well used to the cage. All colours are allowed.
SHOW CAGE: Tunnel type 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 based the descriptions of the standard of the World Ornithological Confederation (C.O.M).