Old Varieties Canary Association, USA
Standard Description of the Spanish Giboso Canary
Position and Type
In the shape of a figure “1”.
In working/show position the head and the neck form an angle of 45º - 60º with the body.Showing distinctly the areas of frilled and smooth feathering.
Very long, slender, smooth feathered and projecting downwards.
Very long and stiff, thighs devoid of feather on the front and angled slightly back.
Proportionate, with frilled feathers that curl inwards from both sides towards the centre, in such a manner as to expose the totally bare breast bone.Underparts to be smooth-feathered.
Wings and Back
Long, close fitting to the body, without crossing and with the tips lying off from the body.Proportionate, with high shoulders showing symmetrical frilled feathers that fall to both sides from a central back parting to form a mantle which is sparse and close fitting to theback.
Minimum 17 cm.
Snake-like and proportionate, smooth feathered. Beak conical and proportionate.
Proportionate, narrow, curving slightly inwards to just touch the perch.
Frilled feathers that part from both sides of the body to form two symmetrical small fins that curve backwards.
Clean and healthy, well used to the cage.
Feather quality: tight and close-fitting over the areas of smooth feathering and sparse overthe areas of frilled feathering.
Colour: All colours are allowed.
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