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STANDARD

BORDER FANCY STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE

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
  • POSITION: 25 Points
  • PLUMAGE AND COLOUR: 25 Points
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.
10 Points
TOTAL 100 Points

DIMENSIONS
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.