Crest (Crested)

Size and formation of the crest shall be the first consideration, a crest cannot be too large. It should consist of an abundance of broad, long and veiny feathers evenly radiated from a small centre, well over eyes, beak and poll. A good crest may be flat if well filled in at the back and without splits, but a drooping or weeping crest shall have preference.


Head and Neck (Crestbred)

The Crest-bred should have a large and round head, broad at every part with a small beak and an abundance of long, broad feathers commencing at entrance of beak continuing over the crown and flowing well down the poll and should be well browed. In a good Crest-bred the feathers of the crown when turned over should reach the end of the beak, and the heavy brows should give the bird a sulk appearance without brushing.


Beak

Small and neat


Eyebrows

Heavy and overhanging


Plumage/Tail/Wings/Colour

Tail short and narrow.

Wings not extending beyond root of tail nor crossed at tips but fitting closely to the body. Feathers should be smooth and show no frillings on breast, cock feathers symmetrical on both sides of root of tail. All colours are allowed except red.


Shape

The body should in shape resemble that of the bullfinch possessing substance in proportion to its length, nicely arched, full and well circled chest, neck full and short.


Size

±17 cm


Condition

Clean and healthy: well used to the cage.


Feet /Legs

Short legs with thighs and hocks well set back.


SHOW CAGE

Crest Show Cage



Plumage/Tails/Wings

50 points   

Colour

20 points

Shape/Size

15 points

Condition  

10 points

Feet/Legs

5 points



Total

100 points

Standard Description of the Crested / CrestBred Canary

Crested Canary

Crestbred Canary