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The following are the current classifications for the Irish Fancy Canary at the National Show

Flighted

Cock

01

05

09

13

17

21

25

29

33

37

41

45

49

53

57

61

65

69

73

77

81

85

89

93

97

101

105

109

113

 UnFlighted

Cock

02

06

10

14

18

22

26

30

34

38

42

46

50

54

58

62

66

70

74

78

82

86

90

94

98

102

106

110

114

Yellow, Clear

Yellow Ticked or Foul

Buff Clear

Buff Ticked or Foul

White Clear

White Ticked or Foul

Yellow Green, Lightly Variegated

Yellow Green, Medium Variegated

Yellow Green, Heavily Variegated

Buff Green, Lightly Variegated

Buff Green, Medium Variegated

Buff Green, Heavily Variegated

Yellow Cinnamon, Lightly Variegated

Yellow Cinnamon, Medium Variegated

Yellow Cinnamon, Heavily Variegated

Buff Cinnamon, Lightly Variegated

Buff Cinnamon, Medium Variegated

Buff Cinnamon, Heavily Variegated

White, Lightly Variegated

White, Medium Vareigated

White, Heavily Variegated

Fawn, Lightly Variegated

Fawn, Medium Variegated

Fawn, Heavily Variegated

Yellow Green, Self or Foul

Yellow Cinnamon, Self or Foul

Buff Cinnamon, Self or Fould

Blue, Self or Foul

Fawn, Self or Foul

Flighted

Hen

03

07

11

15

19

23

27

31

35

39

43

47

51

55

59

63

67

71

75

79

83

87

91

95

99

103

107

111

115

 UnFlighted

Hen

04

08

12

16

20

24

28

32

36

40

44

48

52

56

60

64

68

72

76

80

84

88

92

96

100

104

108

112

116

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IRISH FANCY CANARY

STANDARD

Terminology

YELLOW - The term used to describe a feather where the pigment goes to the tip of the feather. (Other terms sometimes heard; Hard-feather, Intensive, Non-frost.)

BUFF - The term used to describe a feather where the extreme tip in not pigmented. (Other terms sometimes heard; Soft-feather, Non-Intensive, Frost.)

CLEAR - A bird totally devoid of melanistic pigmentation.

TICKED - A bird with one dark mark that can be covered with a penny.

FOUL - A Self bird with feathers in wing or tail that are devoid of dark pigment.

VARIEGATED - A bird that has one pigmented area larger than a penny, but also has some areas of lipochrome feathering visible.

SELF - A bird that has pigmentation in all of its feathers.

MELANIN - There are two pigments that can appear in the feather of the bird and that can be either Black or Brown.

GROUND COLOR - These are separate from the melanin colors and can be either yellow or white. (Please do not confuse the ground color yellow with the feather hardest of the Yellow term above) It should be noted that the white ground is a mutation of the original yellow ground, which has the effect of reducing the yellow ground to white.

CINNAMON - The brown melanin color (Cinnamon) is one of the first known mutation in canaries. The effect of the mutation dilutes the color of the plumage in variegated areas making it appear as brown. The effect of the mutation also changes the original dark color of the legs, feet and beak to a flesh color. The cinnamon mutation is a recessive sex linked character. When it mutation appears on a yellow ground bird it is know as a Cinnamon.

FAWN - Is used to describe the white ground bird that has the Brown melanin/Cinnamon mutation.

BLUE - Is used to describe the white ground bird that has the Black melanin, which has the effect of giving a slate color to its marking.