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.


Small and neat


Heavy and overhanging


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.


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.


±17 cm


Clean and healthy: well used to the cage.

Feet /Legs

Short legs with thighs and hocks well set back.


Crest Show Cage


50 points   


20 points


15 points


10 points


5 points


100 points

Standard Description of the Crested / CrestBred Canary

Crested Canary

Crestbred Canary