The first two essentials of a Border Fancy Canary are type and quality. The
general appearance is that of a clean cut, compact, proportional, close feathered
canary, showing no tendency to heaviness, roughness or dullness, but giving
the impression of fine quality and symmetry throughout.

Position &   Gay, jaunty, with full poise of the head standing at an ideal
Carriage:   angle of 60 degrees. 15

Body:   The profile when viewed to the side will have a well filled and
  rounded body showing no heaviness with a curve to the chest
  and back in harmony running in a straight downward curve to
  the root of the tail. Viewed from above the shoulders shall be in
  balance with the depth of body showing a nicely rounded bird
  from all angles. Splits in the chest feathering to be avoided. 15

Colour:  Rich, soft, and pure, as level in tint as possible throughout, but
  extreme depth and hardness such as colour feeding gives are
  debarred. Any exhibit showing the effects of colour feeding will
  be disqualified. 15

Head &Neck:   Head, well rounded and neat when viewed from any angle, beak
  fine, eyes clear and positioned to rest on an imaginary line drawn
  as an extension to the line between the upper and lower mandible
  of the beak, very slightly forward of a central point of the head.
  Neck in keeping with the head, showing a distinguishing break
  between head and shoulder. The size of the head should be in
  balance with the body. Cuts or openings in the feathering
  between the head and the body should be avoided. 10

Wings:   Compact and carried close to the body, covering the back, with a
  full compliment of primary and secondary flight feathers meeting
  at the tips. Outer flight tips to meet at the root of the tail.
  Primaries and secondaries to be pointed. 10

Plumage:  Close, firm and fine in quality, presenting a smooth, silken glossy
  appearance, free from browiness, frill or roughness and cuts or
  splits in the chest and neck feathers. 10

Health:   Condition and cleanliness shall be essential. 10

Legs &Feet:   Must be of sufficient length and showing thigh all in harmony
  with the size of the bird allowing it to adopt a gay jaunty stance.
  Feet in keeping with the legs, both to be clean and without blemish.   5

Size:   The ideal length from the top of the head to the tip of the tail is five
  and three quarter inches (53/4’’ or 14.61cm). Length should be in
  proportion and balance with other features of the bird. 5

Tail:   Close packed and narrow, being nicely rounded and well filled in at 5
  the root.    
  Total 100


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