BCSH ADurrell 1986?-FI NCSH DNewton 2017a-FSS Best Non Cap 1991 National BCGH Best Lizard 1997 National-FSS CCSC Best Lizard 1994 National (JScott)-FSS NCGC 5th Best Lizard 2016 LCA Classic (DNewton)-FSS BCSH Best Lizard 1989 National-FSS BCSC Best O-year 1993 Nat Exhib-FSS NCSH DNewton 2017b-FSS CCGH Best Lizard Classic 2014 NHastead-FSS CCSC NHastead 2014 LCA Classic NH-FSS

Lizard canary basics, part 15: the rise of rowings since 1987

The first part of this short series looked at the rise of rowings (1) in the Lizard canary from a historical perspective.  In the second part, I am going to take up the story from 1987 and look at the progress that rowings have made over the last 30 years. ... Read More
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