STANDARD

PADOVAN CANARY

Head/Neck/Collar 20 points Plumage 10 points Size 10 points Position 10 points Jabot 10 points Mantle  10 points Fins (Flanks)  10 points Wings   5 points Legs and feet   5 points Tail   5 points General Condition        5 points Total          100 points
Standard Description of the Padovan Canary Head/Neck and Collar Crest: well shaped, symmetrical, with a small central point. Crest feathers partly conceal beak and eyes. Sligthly raised feathers at the nape of the neck are allowed. Plainhead: round and broad with heavy eyebrows. Neck is smooth-feathered, showing a full collar around the base. Plumage Silky and abundant. Size 18 - 19 cm. Position Erect (65º), with poise and majestic appearance. Jabot With an abundance of rising frills, forming a voluminous jabot. The separation between the jabot and the abdomen to show only very light frilling. Mantle Voluminous and symmetrical, falling evenly over the shoulders with a central parting and covering two thirds of the back. Fins (Flanks) Voluminous and symmetrical, rising well round the wings. Wings Long and close fitting to the body Legs and Feet Strong, with well feathered thighs. Nails must not be corkscrew-like Tail Long and wide, with cock feathers. General Condition Well used to the cage, clean and healthy. All colours are allowed variegated included.
SHOW CAGE: Parisian Frill type show cage with 2 round perches 12 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).