Head/Neck and “Raised Collar”

The head is rounded and very voluminous, in the shape of a hood that can be full or partial. The head derives its shape from the very important and typical characteristic of the Italian Giant Frill/ Arricciato Gigante Italiano (A.G.I.) known as the “raised collar”. Along the front, the “raised collar” blends neatly with the feathers of the neck and shaped in the form of a gutter. The feathers of the neck project upwards to form from behind, around the area of the nape, the “raised collar”. The beak is conical with a wide base.


Flanks

Well developed and symmetrical,showing no looseness, with very fine and silky feathers that rise and curve to come alongside the wings.


Size

Minimum length 21 cm, with proportionate type.


Plumage

Soft and fine, very voluminous, neat. All colours are allowed.


Mantle and Bouquet

Composed of very broad and long feathers that part from a point on the center of the back and extend symmetrically towards the head and over the sides, to form a “rose-shaped” mantle. Fine and silky feathers, in the form of a bouquet, fall from the rump and over both sides to complete the mantle.


Jabot and Abdomen

The feathers on the jabot converge upwards from both sides, in a forward manner, forming a “fan” that extends right up to the edge of the head collar, to show no cavity. From the abdomen, feathers project forwards and upwards to join up with the jabot, showing no cavities. The abdominal area appears very rough feathered.


Tail

Compact, very long with “square” end, showing an abundance of long cock feathers and dense under-tail coverts.


Position


Erect with with fearless carriage, standing at an angle of not less than 60º. The tail is carried in line with the body or sligthly drooped.


Wings

Long and even, carried close to the body. Slight crossing of the tips of the wings is allowed.


Legs


Sturdy legs and feet, with strong grip on the perch. Corkscrew-like nails. General Condition Active, clean and healthy.


SHOW CAGE

Belgian / Frill Show Cage

“Raised Collar”

15 points   

Flanks

15 points

Size

10 points

Plumage  

10 points

Mantle/Bouquet

10 points

Jabot/Abdomen

10 points

Tail

10 points

Position

5 points

Wings

5 points

Legs

5 points

General Condition

5 points



Total

100 points

Standard Description of the Italian Giant Frill Canary