CCSH-Blakston-FSS Postcard of Lizard 1912-FSS Best Lizard 1875 Wallce-FI

Lizard canary basics, part 14: the rise and rise of rowings

Rowing, also known as breastwork, borst tekening, and dessin de la poitrine et flancs (1) has been the rising star in the Lizard’s firmament for as long as I can remember.  Anyone who has studied the Lizard’s ancient history will know that the popularity of rowings has been growing steadily for much longer than that.... Read More
BCGH 2015-020d-FSS-1 CCGH 2015-007d-FSS-1 BCGH 2015-026b-FI

Lizard canary basics, part 13: in fine form

My guest contributor this week is Ernest Gracia, an OMJ judge living in Gibraltar, and presently a co-opted member of the IOA committee, as its representative in Gibraltar.  Ernest is not a Lizard canary breeder, but he takes a special interest in the breed and is regularly invited to judge at the two Spanish Lizard […]... Read More
BCGC 2015-grn HS-FSS CGC 2015-033h-FSS CGC 2015-033h H&S-FSS NCSH 2015-034d HS-FSS BCGH 2015-026c HS-FSS BCSH 2013-012g OYear HS-FSS BCSH 2013-012g OYear-FSS NCSH 2015-034d-FSS2 CCGC 2015-033g HS2-FSS CCGC 2015-033g HS2-FSS BCGC 2015-grn HS2-FSS CGC 2015-033h HS2-FSS BCGH 2015-026c HS2-FSS NCSH 2015-034d HS2-FSS BCSH 2013-012g OY HS2-FSS Clear cap Lizard canary from Blakston-FI BCGC 2015 grn-FSS BCGH 2015-026c-FSS CCGC 2015-033g-FSS

Lizard canary basics, part 12: head and shoulders

“The spangling is clear and distinct, each individual spangle being clear of another.  It extends from the back of the cap in perfectly straight lines to the wing coverts, each succeeding spangle progressively larger than the one nearer the neck.” Extract from the LCA Description of the Ideal Lizard Canary... Read More
NCSH 2015-034y H&S-FI BCGC 2015-028 H&S-FSS BCSC 2015-15d H&S-FSS NCSC 2014-39 H&S-FSS PCGH 2015-36a H&S-FSS BCGH 2015-026b H&S-FSS BCSH 2015-37g H&S-FSS

Lizard canary basics, part 11: the spangled crown

In History part 14 I discussed the slow, but inevitable, recognition of broken capped and non capped Lizard canaries. Caps are defined by the extent of clear feathers, but in this edition of Lizard canary basics I want to focus on the dark feathers, the ones that were once deemed to detract from perfection.... Read More
CCGH 2015-007b head-FI CCSH 2015-(09)h head-fss NCGH 2014-052d head-fss NCSC 2014-029b head-fss NCSH 2015-034h head-fss

Lizard canary basics, Part 10: tiny details, big impact

Let’s start with a riddle: What am I? All canaries possess them, but I have never seen any writer on canaries mention them. You will see them in photographs, but rarely in drawings. They are an insignificant detail in every variety except one: the Lizard canary. Answer: they there are two tufts of feathers either side of […]... Read More