Head/Crest 20 points Body 20 points Position 20 points Size 15 points Plumage 10 points Legs   5 points Tail     5 points Condition     5 points Total          100 points
Standard Description of the Rhinelander (Rheinlaender) Canary  Head and Crest The crest must be in the shape of a horse- shoe. The crest extends forward from above the eyes. The crest must be symmetrical from it commencement in the centre of the head. The transition of the crest to the nape/neck must be smooth-feathered (close-fitting) without any trace of a crest. The “plainhead” has a proportionately large head, slightly rounded and showing eyebrows. Grizzled and dark crests are allowed. Body Slim and elegant. The breast and the back are slightly rounded. Position Erect, the back is slightly rounded. Size Not to be in excess of 12 cm. Plumage Smooth and close-fitting to the body. Legs Legs are fine, delicate and slightly flexed. The thighs are just visible. Tail Well folded and slightly forked. Condition In a good health and clean. Uniform colour, yellow, red and white, buff and intensive. No variegation is allowed except in the crest.
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 based the descriptions of the standard of the World Ornithological Confederation (C.O.M).