As adopted by the Border Fancy Canary Club of Victoria Inc., The Border Fancy Canary Club of Tasmania Inc. and The Border Fancy Canary Club of South Australia Inc., 2014
The grand essentials of a Border Fancy Canary are Type and Quality. Without these it is useless.
The general appearance is that of a clean-cut, lightly made, compact, proportionable, close feathered canary. It will show no tendency to heaviness, roughness, or dullness, giving the impression of fine quality and symmetry throughout. Health and soundness are essential.
SCALE OF POINTS (TOTAL 100)
In an effort to assess the relative values of the desirable features to be looked for in a Border Fancy, the following scale of points shall apply:
|TYPE (50 POINTS)
|BODY: Back well-filled and nicely rounded, running in almost a straight line from the gentle rise over the shoulders to the root of the tail. Chest also nicely rounded, but neither heavy nor prominent, the line gradually tapering to the vent.||20 Points|
|HEAD: Round, in proportion and neat looking with fullness of cheek, beak fine, eyes central to roundness of the head.||10 Points|
|WINGS: Compact, just meeting at the tips, covering the rump and back with downward pressure giving an “all in one piece” appearance.||10 Points|
|LEGS: To be in proportion, showing little thigh, fine and in harmony.||5 Points|
|TAIL: Nicely drawn, packed and narrow.||5 Points|
|POSITION (25 POINTS)|
|Semi-erect at 60 degrees with proud free carriage of the head.||25 Points|
|PLUMAGE AND GROUND COLOUR (25 POINTS)|
|PLUMAGE: Close, firm, fine in quality, presenting a smooth, glossy, silky appearance, free from frill and/or roughness.||15 Points|
|GROUND COLOUR: Rich, soft and pure, as level in tint as possible throughout,
but extreme depth and hardness such as colour feeding gives, are debarred.
The ideal length of a Border Fancy is 152 mm. The ideal width and depth of the bird is 42 mm at the shoulders. Deviations from the ideal length, width and depth are acceptable provided that type and quality are maintained.